Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
- Crunchyroll began simulcasting the Working!! and Fate/Zero television anime series on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PDT. The simulcasts can be seen in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
- Sentai Filmworks has announced the English dub casts for the Coicent and Five Numbers science fiction anime "mini features." The Coicent cast is: Vic Mignogna as Shinichi, Luci Christian as Himeko/Toto, John Gremillion as Company President Mama-san, George Manley as Blue Brother, Mark X. Laskowki as Yellow Brother, Greg Ayres as Specs, and Matt Greenfield as White Deer. The Five Numbers cast is: John Gremillion as N35 (Mid-Aged Man), Tiffany Grant as R21 (Woman) and Croupier (Le Chat), Hilary Haag as R12 (Girl), Greg Ayres as N17 (Young Man), George Manley as VO (Old Man), Matt Greenfield as Senior Tech, Luci Christian as Female Tech, and Mark X. Lasowski as Male Tech. Matt Greenfield directed both shorts, while Tiffany Grant wrote the ADR script for Coicent.
- Florida Anime Experience 2012 will be taking place May 27-29, 2012 at the International Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The convention will feature panels, events and shows themed around anime, manga and Japanese culture. The Guest of Honor for 2012 will be Terri Hawkes, who provided the voice for the character Sailor Moon in the Englsh dub of the series.
- Pacific Media Expo (PMX) will host anime writer and director Yasuhiro Imagawa at their upcoming event. Imagawa has directed unconventional updates of several classic Japanese robot anime, including Giant Robo, Mobile Fighter G Gundam, and Shin Mazinger Shogeki! Z-Hen. He has also written scripts for Pet Shop of Horrors, Violinist of Hamelin, Berserk, and Hareluya II. Imagawa will hold an autograph session and attend a focus group at the convention, which is taking place November 11-13, 2011 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.
- Crunchyroll began simulcasting the Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi 2 anime on Friday, October 7, 2011 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. Crunchyroll's stream is available in North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Middle East, Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
- Crunchyroll began simulcasting the Majikoi - Oh! Samurai Girls! television anime series on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EDT. The simulcast is available in the United States and Canada.
- FUNimation Entertainment has announced the English dub cast for the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos film. Vic Mignogna is Ed, Maxey Whitehead is Al, Alexia Tipton is Julia, Matthew Mercer is Melvin Voyager, Shelley Calene-Black is Miranda, Patrick Seitz is Colonel Herschel, Travis Willingham is Roy, Christopher Smith is Soyuz, Elias Taylorson is Vatanen, Bruce DuBose is Gonzales, Jonathan Brooks is Pedro, Caitlin Glass is Winry, Colleen Clinkenbeard is Hawkeye, Brian Mathis is Sizzler, Andrew Chandler is Raul, Jim Johnson is Graz, Christopher R. Sabat is Armstrong, Tia Ballard is Karina, Christopher Bevins is Tony, and Jeremy Inman is Breda. In addition, FUNimation has also announced that the company has licensed the four Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood OVAs that were originally released with the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Disc volumes, as well as the "Fullmetal Four-Panel Comic Theater."
- Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has licensed the And Yet the Town Moves anime series. The company will begin digital distribution of the series this winter, and will be releasing all twelve episodes of the series on home video in January 2012 on subtitled DVD.
- Sentai Filmworks has announced that the company has acquired the license to the Towanoquon anime film series. Digital distribution begins on The Anime Network on October 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern; the streams will be in Japanese with English subtitles. The Anime Network will make a new part of this six film series every two weeks, and a subscription is required to view the streams. DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases coming out in 2012.
- New York Comic Con will be hosting the international premiere of Soubi Yamamoto's Kono Danshi, Uchu-jin to Tatakaemasu anime on Saturday, October 15, 2011. This 28-minute anime will screen before New York Comic Con's masquerade at 8:00 p.m. in the IGN Theater.
- Sentai Filmwoks has announced that the company has licensed the six-part Broken Blade anime film series. The Anime Network will stream the series beginning in October 2011, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in 2012.
- MTV's Liquid TV is streaming the English dubbed "Running Man" anime short by Ninja Scroll's Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
- Eleven Arts will be screening the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos film in more than 100 North American theaters this winter. Fans can request that the film be brought to their city on the Eventful website.
- To celebrate the upcoming U.S. theatrical premiere, DVD, and Blu-ray release of Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds, Viz Media is presenting a special Naruto movie marathon on VizAnime.com and on Hulu. Four Naruto feature films will be streaming on both sites from October 7-October 23, 2011: Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow, Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel, Naruto the Movie 3: Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom, and Naruto Shippuden: The Movie. The first three films are being made available to stream with either subtitled or English dubbed dialogue tracks, while the Naruto Shippuden film will be available with the dub.
- Anime NebrasKon has announced that voice actor Sean Schemmel will be a guest at its upcoming convention. Schemmel's credits include Goku and King Kai in Dragon Ball Z, Hiroto in BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, Gaston in Berserk, and Amidamaru in Shaman King. Anime NebrasKon is taking place November 4-6, 2011 at the Ramada Plaza Omaha Hotel & Convention Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
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This week, I posted two new articles to the Anime site. The first is an overview article for the anime series, Gun x Sword. The second is an episode listing for Pokemon episodes that take place in the Sinnoh region. Words from Gun x Sword have been added to the word list for the Anime word games. The Cowboy Bebop Remix Volume 6 DVD is also being featured as an "Editor's Recommendation" on the main page of the Anime site. I have also published another ebook through BellaOnline; this one is Anime Reviews Volume 4, and it compiles the anime reviews I wrote for the BellaOnline site between September 2010 and August 2011. A link to the ebook is included a little later in the newsletter.
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Gun x Sword
Gun x Sword is an anime series produced by AIC A.S.T.A. and was directed by Goro Taniguchi.
Pokemon Sinnoh Region Episode Listing
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Anime Reviews Volume 4
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