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December 26 2012 Anime Newsletter

Welcome to the December 26th edition of the BellaOnline Anime newsletter!

Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter. For more information or to comment on these headlines, click on the links to see the post at BellaOnline's Anime forum. You need to have a BellaOnline forum account in order to post in the forum, but signing up for an account is free.

In Memoriam: 2012

For our final newsletter of 2012, we will be taking a look back and bid a final farewell to those in the anime field who passed away over the course of the year.

  • Hisao Maki, co-creator of the Tomorrow's Joe video anime series Joe vs. Joe, passed away on January 2, 2012 at the age of 71.
  • Akira Adachi, anime scriptwriter, passed away from pneumonia on January 6, 2012 at the age of 75.
  • Sayrui, voice actress, passed away from cancer on March 6, 2012 at the age of 55.
  • Noboru Ishiguro, anime director, passed away on March 20, 2012 at the age of 73.
  • Takeshi Aono, voice actor, passed away from a multiple cerebral infarction after an aortic aneurysm on April 9, 2012 at the age of 76.
  • Akira Daikubara, animator, passed away from pneumonia and old age on June 17, 2012 at the age of 94.
  • Susumu Ishikawa, voice actor and singer, passed away from stomach cancer and emphysema on October 30, 2012 at the age of 79.
  • Taro Arakawa, voice actor, passed away from multiple organ failure on November 15, 2012 at the age of 56.

Here are this week's new anime DVD and Blu-ray releases in the United States. These titles are available from online retailers that sell anime products.

Hakuoki: Record of the Jade Blood DVD
IDOLM@STER Xenoglossia Collection 2 DVD
Mass Effect: Paragon Lost Blu-ray/DVD Combo

This week, I posted two new articles:

  • an overview article for The Rose of Versailles
  • a review of the Naruto Shippuden Box Set 7 DVD box set

This week, I'm also featuring the Pokemon X: 10 Years of Pokemon soundtrack CD and the DVD release of the Appleseed film as "Editor's Recommendations" on the main page of the Anime site.

Here's the latest articles from the Anime site at BellaOnline.com.

The Rose of Versailles
The Rose of Versailles (which is known as Berusaiyu no Bara in Japan) is a 1970s shojo anime series based on a manga series by Riyoko Ikeda.

Naruto Shippuden Box Set 7
Naruto Shippuden Box Set 7 is a three DVD set that contains episodes 78 through 88 of Naruto Shippuden.

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