Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
- The American channel Nicktoons will begin airing the Dragon Ball GT anime series on January 16, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
- Section 23 has announced its slate of releases for March 2012. Grave of the Fireflies is being released on DVD on March 6, 2012, and will have English and Japanese with English subtitles. Kimikiss: Pure Rouge Complete Collection is also being released on DVD on March 6, 2012, and will be in Japanese with English subtitles. Mardock Scramble Director's Cut is being released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on March 13, 2012, and will have English and Japanese with English subtitles. EF ~ A Tale of Melodies Complete Collection is being released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on March 20, 2012, and will have English and Japanese with English subtitles. Dream Eater Merry Complete Collection is being released on DVD and Blu-ray disc on March 27, 2012, and will have English and Japanese with English subtitles.
- London Anime Con will be taking place February 11-12, 2012 in London at The Rocket Complex. The convention includes anime screenings, an artist alley and manga chillout area, an anime bar/cinema, video gaming and trading card gaming, manga and cosplay workshops, musical guests, Cosplay Masquerade, and much more.
- Screenings for the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos anime film have been announced for Canada. The screenings are taking place at participating Cineplex theatres on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 12:55 p.m. and Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. A listing of the Canadian theaters screening the film can be found in this thread in the Anime forum.
- Viz Media has announced tha the company is launching Blue Dragon: Trials of the Seven Shadows, the second season of the Blue Dragon anime series, on Viz's anime website, as well as on HULU. The first five episodes are available now, and two new episodes will debut each Friday.
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This week, I posted two new articles to the Anime site. The first is a review of the Blu-ray pressing of the Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shmaballa anime film. The second is a review for the Pokemon: Catch That Wobbuffet! book. I have started a Fullmetal Alchemist section of the Anime Shop, and the Blu-ray for Conqueror of Shamballa has been added to it. The Pokemon: Catch That Wobbufett! book has been added to the Pokemon section of the Anime Shop. I am also featuring the Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa Blu-ray as an "Editor's Recommendation" on the main page of the Anime site.
Here's the latest articles from the Anime site at BellaOnline.com.
Conqueror of Shamballa Blu-ray
This is a review of the Blu-ray pressing of Fullmetal Alchemist The Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa.
Pokemon Catch That Wobbuffet!
Pokemon: Catch That Wobbuffet! is a book based on the Pokemon episode, "The Wayward Wobbuffet," which is part of the Johto League Champions season.
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