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Giant Licensing Roundup, Anime Expo Edition

Posted on: July 6, 2010

Boy, 2006 seems like a long time ago.

Sweet mercy, I go and take a break to staff AX and the anime companies unleash half of their big announcements! I’m glad I’ll actually have time during Otakon to post the news as it happens, because falling behind on AX feels like a mountain already.

So, here we go with the alphabetical company-by-company roundup:

Aniplex

Durarara!! (DVD)

Bandai

K-On! (DVD)

Crunchyroll

Occult Academy (simulcast)
Tono to Issho
(simulcast)

FUNimation

Kuroshitsuji II (simulcast)
Legend of the Legendary Heroes (simulcast)
Sekirei ~Pure Engagement~ (simulcast)
Sengoku Basara 2 (simulcast)
Shiki (simulcast)
Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail (DVD)
Darker Than Black ~Ryusei no Gemini~ (DVD)
Hellsing OVAs 5-7 (DVD)
Shakugan no Shana II (DVD)
Shakugan no Shana movie and OVA series (DVD)
Toaru Kagaku no Railgun (DVD)
Toaru Majutsu no Index (DVD)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble (DVD)

Ai Yori Aoshi (Geneon rescue)
Armitage III (Geneon rescue)
Haibane Renmei (Geneon rescue)
Hellsing (TV series) (Geneon rescue)
Serial Experiments Lain (Geneon rescue)
Tenchi Muyo (TV series 1 and 2, all three OVA series, and the movies) (Geneon rescue)
Texhnolyze (Geneon rescue)

Nozomi

Sora no Woto (DVD)
Revolutionary Girl Utena
(TV and movie)

Sentai

Highschool of the Dead (simulcast)

Viz

Nurarihyon no Mago (simulcast)
Strawberry 100% (streaming)

Phew! What a list. Out of these, I’m most interested in the To Aru series, the Trigun movie, and the amusingly self-aware Legend of the Legendary Heroes. What are you guys looking forward to owning or watching?

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6 Responses to "Giant Licensing Roundup, Anime Expo Edition"

I kind of wish there was an anime titled The Kitchen Sink just so Funi could add it to the list.

Toaru/Durarara being licensed and Utena being rescued makes me happy.

I hope Durarara comes in a nice box set like Baccano.

me too. Is Highschool on the sentai site then?

It’ll be on the Anime Network site, which is affiliated with Sentai still.

I hope it’s released in Europe, unlike Baccano!. 😦

On the other hand, holy crap, Funi are going to be getting a lot of my money. Haibane Renmei? Lain? Trigun?!

The only thing that I’ll be cheering about harder is MediaBlaster’s release of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.

I’m mainly looking forward to watching Highschool of the Dead for pure action/fan service brain candy, Legend of the Legendary heroes simply due to the title, Durara, mainly because I’ve heard a lot of good things about it and have decided to check it out. A question, if i may. Who/ when is anyone going to be streaming/making available for viewing Digimon XRos Wars? i am twitching with anticipation at the return of Digimon, and will probably watch even if the show does not meet my already high expectations.

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