Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
- The anime production company Future Planet Co. filed for bankruptcy at the Tokyo District Court on August 26, 2010 after laying off all of its employees and shutting down operations on July 31. The bankruptcy procedure was approved on September 29. The company is best known for producing the 2009 joint Japanese-Chinese television adaptation of Romance of Three Kingdoms.
- Aniplex of America has announced that the company will release the Durarara!! DVDs and the R.O.D. - The Complete Blu-Ray box through Bandai Entertainment and Right Stuf's online stores. Durarara!! will ship in three parts: Episodes 1-9 will be released on January 25, 2011, episodes 10-17 (including episode "12.5") will be released on March 29, 2011, and episodes 18-24 (with bonus episode 25) will ship in May of 2011. The R.O.D. box set will be released on January 18, 2011.
- Bandai Entertainment announced at its New York Anime Festival/New York Comic Con panel that the company will release Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the Movie: Awakening of the Trailblazer, as well as the first Mobile Suit Gundam television anime series on DVD. The releases will contain both English subtitles and dubbing. The 42-episode television series will be released in two parts in 2011. The company also announced that Mobile Suit Gundam UC will finally be released on DVD, after only originally releasing it on Blu-Ray. The company will also be releasing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society on Blu-Ray.
- Crunchyroll announced at its New York Anime Festival/New York Comic Con panel that the company has licensed Tantei Opera Milky Holmes, Lucky Star, Cosplay Complex, Demonbane, and The Magician's Academy (Macademi Wasshoi!). Crunchyroll will also bring back the first Mobile Suit Gundam anime series (with the English dub), Mobile Suit Z Gundam, and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 back onto the site.
- The Hawaii International Film Festival in Honolulu will feature screenings of the anime films Redline and Welcome to the SPACE SHOW. In addition, two anime-related live-action films will be screened: BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. The festival is being held October 14 to October 24.
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|This week, I posted three new articles to the Anime site. The first is an overview of the anime series, Wolf's Rain. The second is a review of Wolf's Rain: Leader of the Pack. The third article is a review of the Pokemon film, The Rise of Darkrai. In addition, I have added words from Wolf's Rain the list for the anime word games, and Wolf's Rain: Leader of the Pack is an Editor's Recommendation on the main page for the Anime site.|
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Wolf’s Rain is an anime series created by Keiko Nobumoto, and was produced by Bones Studio.
Wolf's Rain: Leader of the Pack
Wolf’s Rain: Leader of the Pack is the first DVD released for the anime series, Wolf’s Rain, and it contains the first five episodes of the series.
The Rise of Darkrai
Pokemon: The Rise of Darkrai is the tenth film in the Pokemon franchise, and was directed by Kunihiko Yuyama.
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