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GKIDS to Release Neon Genesis Evangelion on Blu-ray in North America

GKIDS has announced that they have acquired the home video and theatrical rights to Neon Genesis Evangelion. These include rights to the original 26-episode TV anime, Evangelion: Death(True)², and The End of Evangelion. GKIDS will release the series on Blu-ray and digital download-to-own in 2021. An Ultimate Edition Blu-ray release was also confirmed. This release will mark the first time Neon Genesis Evangelion will be available on Blu-ray in North America. Neon Genesis Evangelion aired
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D4DJ First Mix Anime Premieres October 30, Licensed by Sentai

  During the D4DJ Project Strategy Presentation stream, it was announced that D4DJ First Mix would premiere on October 30. In addition to the premiere date, the official English Twitter account for the franchise revealed that the anime would be streamed with subtitles in 15 languages and dubbed in 3 languages. Streaming platforms announced include HIDIVE, YouTube, Crunchyroll, Funimation and much more. You can see a picture of the announced streaming platforms
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Rights to BanG Dream! FILM LIVE

Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have acquired the rights to the Sanzigen-produced animated concert movie, BanG Dream! FILM LIVE. The film will have traditional screenings in select cinemas as well as virtual screenings for fans at home. Sentai describes the film as follows: The bands of BanG Dream!, including Poppin’Party, Roselia and other fan favorites, are back in action and they’re ready to rock the world in this feature length music-driven
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Viz Media Announces Upcoming Releases for June

Viz Media has announced some of their upcoming releases that will be coming in June. There are several anime and manga releases which include series such as Dragon Ball, Sailor Moon, and Komi Can't Communicate . You can take a look at all the releases in the press release below. New Home Media Releases for June: SAILOR MOON SAILOR STARS PART 1 Blu-ray & DVD Sets Limited Edition Blu-ray MSRP:
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Seven Seas Licenses Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out!

It has been announced that Seven Seas has acquired the license for Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! and will begin published it this Fall. The manga will be available both in print and digitally. Here's a brief description of the manga from Seven Seas. "Sakurai Shinichi’s one wish is for a little peace and quiet. But Uzaki Hana–his boisterous, well-endowed underclassman–has other plans. All she wants is to hang out and poke
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Sentai Filmworks Acquires Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School

Sentai Filmworks has announced that they have gained the exclusive rights to the Gakuen Basara: Samurai High School anime for the USA, Canada, and Latin America. The series is a spin-off of Capcom's franchise, Sengoku Basara. Sentai Filmworks describes the series as follows: Anyone who thinks warring samurai and violent power plays in feudal Japan were rough business must have missed Monday mornings in this modern high school! The winds of change have
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Viz Media Licenses Snow White with the Red Hair

Viz media have announced on Twitter, that they have licensed Sorata Akiduki's Snow White with the Red Hair for publication outside of Japan. If you are interested in checking the series out before this manga gets released, the anime adaptation is currently available for streaming on Funimation's website. they describe it as follows: In the kingdom of Tanbarun lives an independent young pharmacist named Shirayuki. Shirayuki is a plain girl, save for
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VIZ Media Licenses New Shojo Beat Manga

VIZ has acquired the license for manga series Shortcake Cake. The series focuses on Ten Serizawa who moves into co-ed boardinghouse for school. Here's a description of the plot from VIZ Media. "Ten Serizawa has a two-hour commute through the mountains to high school every day, so she can’t spend much time hanging out with her friends in the afternoon. She decides to move into the local boardinghouse, where one
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Tokyopop Gets Licenses For Three Manga Series

Tokyopop has announced they have acquired the licenses for three manga series. They are Konohana Kitan, Hanger, and Futaribeya which are all on this year's release schedule. Konohana Kitan will have volumes release on June 19, August 21, October 23, and December 4. Hanger will have two volumes release on July 18 and September 4. Lastly, two volumes of Futaribeya will be out on September 4 and November 6. SOURCE
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Viz Media Announces New Manga Aquisitions

Viz Media recently revealed some new items they've licensed. They were announced at New York Comic Con, and at the moment are all set for a release next year. Here's the press release. San Francisco, CA, October 9, 2017 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announced a variety of notable new publishing acquisitions during its official panel event held
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Udon Entertainment Licenses Dragon’s Crown Manga

The first of two volumes of the Dragon's Crown manga will be coming soon. Licensed by Udon Entertainment, it is set for a price of $12.99. The manga like the game, follows the Amazon, Dwarf, Elf, Fighter, Sorceress, and Wizard as they search for riches. The second volume will be coming at a later date. Dragon's Crown Volume 1 will be released sometime in October. The second volume will be
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LOVE and LIES Licensed by Sentai Filmworks

Sentai Filmworks has announced that they has licensed the upcoming anime, LOVE and LIES. The series will stream in the US on Amazon's Anime Strike service. The show which will broadcast for the Summer season is directed by Seiki Takuno, who directed the anime adaption of Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches. Here's a description of the show from Sentai Filmworks. "In order to increase birth rates, Japan implements a capability calculation
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J-Novel Club Licenses Clockwork Planet Light Novel

J-Novel Club has announced that they have licensed the light novel of Clockwork Planet. Currently, there are three parts of the first volume available on the site. An anime adaption of Clockwork Planet is currently still airing and can be watched on Crunchyroll along with an English dub in the works on Funimation. The first three parts of the first volume of Clockwork Planet is currently available on J-Novel Club,
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Yen Press Announces Some New Licenses

Yesterday, Yen Press announced some of the new titles that they have acquired. They include the manga of Gabriel Dropout which had an anime adaption air this season. The manga Re:Zero Chapter 3: Truth of Zero and the series Hybrid x Heart were also revealed. Lastly, the manga adaption of the Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Sword Oratoria was announced. The anime adaption
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Seven Seas Licenses More Hatsune Miku Manga

Seven Seas Entertainment has recently licensed two Hatsune Miku series. They are Hatsune Miku: Bad∞End∞Night and Hatsune Miku Presents: Hachune Miku’s Everyday Vocaloid Paradise. Here is the description for Bad∞End∞Night: "Hatsune Miku is a young woman seeking to become an actress, but just as it seems her chance has come, everything is thrown upside down when she finds herself hurled into the “world of stage” within a strange mansion. There she meets seven
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Yen Press Licenses Sound! Euphonium and Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Yen Press took to Twitter and announced two new acquisitions to their extensive list of titles. The first of these titles are the Sound! Euphonium novels. A synopsis of the anime adaptation of the series is provided by its official US website: Spring of 1st year in high school. Kumiko Oumae, who used to be in wind ensemble during junior high, decides to check out the wind ensemble together with her classmates Hazuki
Your Name spin-off gained by Yen Press
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Three New Titles Acquired by Yen Press

  Yen Press has announced they have licensed three new manga series. The three titles are part of Yen Press' Spring 2017 list. There is No Game No Life, Desu! which focuses on the life of Izuna Hatsuse. Another series that's been acquired is Your Name. Yen Press will publish the manga adaption along with the spin-off  Your Name Another Side: Earthbound. The other is the first volume of Delicious
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Sentai Filmworks Gains License For Haikyu!! 3rd Season

The third season of Haikyu!! has been acquired by Sentai Filmworks. If you haven't been following along with the series, here's a description of the newest season: "Picking up where the second season ended, the boys prepare to finally face off for the right to represent the prefecture in the volleyball national championship. Despite being known as “The Fallen Champions,” Karasuno is determined to take down the powerhouse that is
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Squid Girl Acquired by Sentai Filmworks

Both seasons and the OVAs for Squid Girl have now been licensed by Sentai Filmworks. No time was given to see when the series would be released under Sentai Filmworks' label. If you are unfamiliar with the anime which is based off of the manga by Masahiro Anbe, here's a description from Sentai Filmworks. "The cutest little tentacle-haired invader from the sea, Squid Girl, has come to subdue humanity! Unfortunately,