HOUSTON, Nov 9, 2011— Sentai Filmworks announces the acquisition of A-CHANNEL, a cutting edge, slice of life comedy series based on the popular four panel comic by bb Kuroda. Helming the task of adapting the four panel strip into linear story are director Manabu Ono (Transformers: Cybertron, Dragonaut, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere,) and lead writer Tatsuhiko Urahata (Strawberry Panic, Murder Princess, Monster.) Animation director and character designer Masakatsu Sasaki (Saki, Erotic Torture Chamber) adapts Kuroda’s designs for the animation medium while music is in the hands of Satoru Kousaki (Lucky Star, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.)
HOUSTON, TX — Nov. 8, 2011 — Broadcast and digital distributor Anime Network announced the acquisition of the all new detective/mystery anime UN-GO, for their streaming service, Anime Network Online.
The second film follows right up where the first movie left off with Akira leaving for Japan to face the music and many enemies. Saki joins him and soon they are neck deep in a national conspiracy.
The second and final film is outstanding both in story delivery and solid animation. The Eden group is being framed as the terrorists behind Careless Monday and they are trying to find a way to stop it and help Akira. It is a difficult thing to do when they are suddenly fugitives on the run. Meanwhile Akira is busy trying to find out if he is truly the Prime Minister’s son and at the same time try to keep a step ahead of the diabolical Mononobe. The other Selecao are still around and the game for king is still on. However it seems to come down to Mononobe and Akira. The countdown is on, everyone is getting ready to make their final moves and another missile strike may be ready to launch.
The first episode has a serious revealing of Yuki’s life, the one she thought she had forgotten – until now. Before, the viewer was treated to flashbacks of a life she thought she knew, but these were just broken fragments of a truth she thought she would never know about, and Kaname, who she admired a great deal wanted to keep this truth hidden, and for good reason. Now the facade of her past has been broken away revealing instead, a different Yuki. Her new life was unleashed by Kaname at the end of the last episode of Vampire Knight – Guilty Vol: 2. He would like the rest of the Moon Dorm to think he has no regrets of what he has done to Yuki, but he does regret releasing her ‘inner vampire,’ even if it was the only thing he could do to protect her from a certain someone who wants to take over the Moon Dorm.
The author and artist of Ristorante Paradiso and House of Five Leaves offers a bittersweet anthology of 14 short stories that charm, make us think and generally tend to touch the heart.
As always, Natsume Ono appeals with a unique, open and engaging art style while offering thought provoking and emotionally evocative stories. Out of the many, all looking at life and the trials of the human heart, personal favorites included the tale of a man hoping to reunite with his wife and daughter, father and son able to connect over missing a wife and mother, and a tale about an orphan with amnesia and how she creates a world for herself to obtain a fragile bit of hope to take a big leap forward. In all, that story about the orphan girl is by far my most favorite of them all.
Romantic intentions get blown to smithereens thanks to the abundance of ghost and ghouls in the latest volume of Rinne.
First during the summer festival Rinne refuses to join Sakura and the others for the festivities. Tsubasa sees this as his chance to go on a semi-date with Sakura. However Sakura sees green when she spies Rinne at the festival on a date with a girl! Add in a possessed teddy bear prize and it will be a night to remember!
HOUSTON, Nov 8, 2011—Sentai Filmworks is proud to announce the acquisition of UN-GO (pronounced An Go,) the eagerly awaited new series from Fuji TV’s prestigious noitaminA animation block and mega animation studio BONES. Loosely inspired by a collection of detective stories by Japanese literary giant Ango Sakaguchi, the all star production transposes the action to a gritty near future, post war Tokyo, and is helmed by director Seiji Mizushima (Full Metal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Daiguard) with a storyline by his Full Metal Alchemist collaborator Shou Aikawa (Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma, Martian Sucessor Nadesico, Ghost Slayers Ayashi.) In yet another unique twist, character design duties will be split between illustrator pako (Rental Magika) and Loveless and Earthian manga creator Yun Kouga (Mobile Suit Gundam 00.)
Screening tonigh at the West Oaks – Alamo Drafthouse at 7:30 PM is Spice and Wolf: Season Two – Episodes 5 – 8. Episode synopsis after the jump.
HOUSTON, November 8th, 2011 – Section23 Films is pleased to announce one of anime’s most beloved series comes to HD. CLANNAD COMPLETE COLLECTION BLU-RAY EDITION is on sale today!
November Digital Manga Update Also Sees Debut of Natsume Ono’s RISTORANTE PARADISO And GENTE, As Well As Updates to 17 Popular Series
Los Angeles, CA – November 7, 2011 – Live Viewing Japan, a distribution company focused on bringing Japanese entertainment media to an international audience, has announced a spectacular one-night-only music event for L’Arc~en~Ciel taking place simultaneously in nine major U.S. cities on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011 at 7:00pm (local time).
The first movie based on the popular Nintendo DS games is fairly true to the vein of the games it is adapted from. Although the first minute starts of a bit confusing as it begins more like a promo than a film, it quickly falls into a formulaic story. A girl and longtime friend of Layton and his sidekick Luke has arrived in town. An opera diva, she needs their help. Mysterious circumstances are occurring at the opera theatre she performs at and Layton has a nasty hunch that the recent missing girls may be connected to it.
After the horrific murder of his parents, young Tetsu embarks on a quest for vengeance that threatens to consume his soul. His journey leads him to the inner sanctum of the Shinsengumi, a prestigious order of swordsmen at war with the very villains who cut down his mother and father.
The original English language manga is a story written by award winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card (Ender’s Game) and his daughter Emily Janice Card. Together they have created a science fiction adventure that ignites the imagination.
Janis and Edwin are drinking together for the last time as free men in a world where slavery was rife. Now that he is nothing more than an ordinary man, and a handsome one at that, he has to be careful not to cause any trouble for anyone, not even those he was once a slave to. He can never allow anyone to know he was once a powerful avatar who could dampen the extreme powers of the demigod Malachi. Janis jokes about his time there with Edwin and how a revolution would be a great thing to happen, but Edwin calms his spirits, telling him he does not know who is listening to him. There could be spies everywhere, and he wouldn’t know it.