In this week's Creative Spotlight, Brandon looks at Mamoru Hatakeyama, the director behind Shōwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjū. While he's not the most recognizable name in the industry, Hatakeyama is one of the most brilliant storyboard talents currently working on anime. If you're interested to learn more about this director, hit the jump to read more!
Back in 2013, after reviewing materials and finding that they had the broadcast rather than the Japanese home video version, FUNimation decided to issue a recall on the their Sankarea release. The replacement release is now ready, set to be released in an "Uncut" edition on DVD/Blu-ray on March 31st. Get a look at the promo after the jump.
Following Kodansha Comics spring launch of the manga version of zombie relationship comedy Sankarea, FUNimation has scheduled an October 1 date for the Blu-ray DVD combo pack. Get a preview oft he English dub and see who's who after the jump.
Last week, Kodansha Comics published the first volume of zombie rom-com manga Sankarea. The think about the Japanese covers is that their bishoujo art focuses on latter part of that formula and not the former. So, the publisher has worked with author Mitsuru Hattori to colorize re-purposed interior pages and play up the manga's horror elements. Get a preview of their design for volume three after the jump.
This week, Kodansha Comics released the first volume of Mitsuru Hattori's Sankarea: Undying Love zombie rom-com manga. Meanwhile, volume eight hit Japan and a bonus for the limited edition is a set of double side bathroom posters, meaning you can hang the pics of the scantily clad girls in your WC without water damaging the decorations. Get a look after the jump.
On October 30th, Hiroshima Prefectural Police arrested a 45-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of using Share file-sharing software to upload the episodes of the TV anime series Sankarea and Eureka Seven:AO to the internet without the permission from the copyright holders. Hit the jump for more details.
FUNimation's Otakon 2012 panel just ended, and the company had plenty to announce as far as licenses and upcoming releases are concerned. License announcements kicked off with Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, and then quickly snowballed from there. One Piece, Fairy Tail, Akira, and much more past the jump!
FUNimation Entertainment announced today at Sakuracon it has acquired the broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, and streaming rights to 2 anime series: Sankarea, and Shangri-La. In addition, FUNimation has acquired the simulcasts rights for Sankarea. A brief synopsis for each show is listed after the jump.
FUNimation had a pair of new series to announce at Sakura-Con, with the broadcast, home entertainment, mobile, streaming, and simulcast rights to Sankarea, as well as the rights to the 2009 anime Shangri-La. Read on for more.