Welcome to the September 22nd edition of the BellaOnline Anime newsletter!
Here are the headlines to come out of the anime industry since the last newsletter:
*4Kids Entertainment has announced that the company has acquired the license for the Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time film. The company plans to release the film in 3D theaters in "select markets" in early 2011. This will be followed by a television premiere and a DVD release.
*4Kids Entertainment has launched a new online streaming anime service called Toonzaki, which will make 72 series available for viewing. The series that will be made available include: Ah! My Goddess: Flights of Fancy, Aquarion, Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts, Bamboo Blade, Big Windup!, Black Butler, Captain Harlock, D.Gray-man, Digimon Adventure 02, Dinosaur King, Dragonaut - The Resonance, Fist of the North Star, Fruits Basket, Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Gad Guard, Galaxy Express 999, Galaxy Railways, Ghost Hunt, Gunslinger Girl, Heroic Age, House of Five Leaves, Initial D, Jyu-Oh-Sei, Kaze no Stigma, Last Exile, Magical Dó Ré Mi, Moeyo Ken, MoonPhase, Moyashimon: Tales of Agriculture, Murder Princess, My Bride is a Mermaid, Nabari no Ou, Negima, Okamisan, One Piece, Ouran High School Host Club, Pretty Cure, Ragnarok The Animation, Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, Romeo X Juliet, Rumbling Hearts, Sands of Destruction, Save Me! Lollipop, School Rumble, Sengoku Basara, Sgt. Frog, Shiki, Slam Dunk, Slayers Evolution-R, Slayers Revolution, Sonic X, Soul Eater, Speed Racer, Spice and Wolf, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Suzuka, The Legend of the Legendary Heroes, The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk, The Tower of Druaga: the Sword of Uruk, Trigun, Vandread, Voltron: Defender of the Universe, X, xxxHOLiC, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
*Crunchyroll has announced the site will simulcast the Sora no Otoshimono: Forte, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, and Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku anime series. Sora no Otoshimono: Forte and Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt will begin simulcasting on October 1, while Fortune Arterial: Akai Yakusoku will begin simulcasting on October 8. The simulcasts will be available in North America, South America, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Iceland, the Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines; the simulcasts will stream on the same day that the episodes air in Japan. In addition to these titles, Crunchyroll will also add thirteen back catalog titles from Kadokawa Pictures. The site has also announced they will be providing simulcasts for the Squid Girl, The World God Only Knows, and Tegami Bachi Reverse anime series, and that the site will continue the simulcasts for Naruto Shippuden, Bleach, Fairy Tail, Kassan - Mom's Life, and Lilpri. In addition to this, Crunchyroll will begin simulcasting Robot Wars OG: The Inspector on Sunday, October 3; this simulcast will be available in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.
*Right Stuf is listing Blu-Ray releases for three animated titles within the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex franchise that will be released on December 7, 2010. The releases are for the television movie Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society and the compilation videos Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - Individual Eleven and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - The Laughing Man.
*Right Stuf is reporting that FUNimation will be releasing the second season of Kaledio Star on DVD on December 28. It is also being said that in addition to the second season episodes, this set will also include the Kaleido Star: Legend of Phoenix - Layla Hamilton Story OVA.
*Steven Tyler, lead singer for Aerosmith, is singing the theme song for the live-action Space Battleship Yamato film that is being released in Japan. Tyler wrote the song "Love Lives," which will be released as a single in Japan on November 24.
*Section23 Films has announced the company's releases for December 2010. Kimikiss: Purge Rouge Collection 2 will be released on December 7, Nyan Koi! Complete Collection will be released on December 14, Eyeshield 21 Collection 3 will be released on December 21, and Gintama Collection 3 will be released on December 28.
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On September 20, I published my seventh ebook through BellaOnline. This ebook is Anime Reviews Volume 3, and it features the anime reviews I've written for BellaOnline between September 2009 and August 2010. A link to an article with more information on the ebook is included later in the newsletter.
This week, I posted two new articles to the Anime site. The first is a an overview article for King of Bandit Jing. The second article is a review of the Blu-Ray release of Claymore: The Complete Series. This item has been added to the Anime Shop, and it is also an Editor's Recommendation on the main page of the Anime site. I also added words from King of Bandit Jing to the list for the word games at the Anime site.
I also made one other change to the site this week. Now that I have posted my first Blu-Ray review, I have renamed the "Anime DVD Reviews" area of the site to "Anime DVD and Blu-Ray Reviews."
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King of Bandit Jing
King of Bandit Jing (which is known as Jing: King of Bandits in Japan) is an anime series based on a manga series by Yuichi Kumakura.
Claymore: The Complete Series
Claymore: The Complete Series was released on both DVD and Blu-Ray; this review covers the Blu-Ray edition.
Anime Reviews Volume 3
Anime Reviews Volume 3 features anime reviews written by Lesley Aeschliman, BellaOnline's Anime editor.
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