Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
- Space Battleship Yamato producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki passed away on Sunday, November 7 at the age of 75. The Coast Guard at the Ogasawara Islands reported he fell off a research boat named Yamato and drowned.
- FUNimation has announced that the company has acquired the licenses to three titles that had been licensed to ADV Films: Excel Saga, Noir, and Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040. A listing for Excel Saga: The Complete Series is listed at Amazon.com with a release date of March 29, 2011. The other two titles will be released in North America sometime in 2011.
- Anime News Network has announced that the site will be resuming streaming the Oreimo and Togainu no Chi ~Bloody Curs~ anime series. The first four episodes of Oreimo began streaming on November 8, and will be followed by episodes 5-6 on November 13. Newer episodes will be added every Saturday at 1:58 p.m. EST. The first four episodes of Togainu no Chi will begin streaming on November 10, followed by episodes 5-6 on November 17. Newer episodes will be added every Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. EST.
- Viz Cinema in San Francisco will be screening Patlabor: The Movie and Patlabor 2: The Movie. The two films will be screened twice. On Saturday, November 13, the films will be subtitled (showtimes are 12:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m.). On Sunday, November 14, the English dub versions of the film will be shown (showtimes are 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.)
- The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema, which takes place in Ontario, Canada, will hold screenings for four anime films: Summer Wars, Redline, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, and The Rebirth of Buddha. The festival runs from November 18-21.
- Section 23 has announced the company's releases for February 2011. You're Under Arrest: Fast & Furious will be released in a complete DVD collection on February 1, the fourth DVD collection for Eyeshield 21 will be released on February 8, the first volume Needless anime series will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on February 15, and the fourth DVD collection for Gintama will be released on February 22.
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|This week, I posted two new articles to the Anime site. The first is a review of Naruto Uncut Box Set 16. The second is an episode listing for Naruto. And in the wake of the passing of Space Battleship Yamato producer Yoshinobu Nishizaki over the weekend, I updated his biography to include the information on his passing, and I have re-featured the biography on the main page of the Anime site.|
Here's the latest articles from the Anime site at BellaOnline.com.
Naruto Uncut Box Set 16
Naruto Uncut Box Set 16 is a three DVD disc set that contains episodes two hundred and six through two hundred and twenty of Naruto.
Naruto Episode Listing
This is an episode listing for the first Naruto anime series, and it also includes the OVAs and the movies.
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