July 28, 2007

Good News

If you're a retool of a spin-off of Tenchi fan, that is. Funimation has licensed the Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club series for a 2008 release. A couple fansub outfits only managed to get the first episode released (even after all this time). Now we get to see how this new (and likely inferior) Misao turns out.

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July 16, 2007

Do they listen to Rush in Japan?

Courtesy of Ouran High School Host Club.

 

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July 09, 2007

Wait... They licensed what now?

I can't begin to guess what ADV is thinking by licensing Xenosaga: The Animation. There was a recent bit of discussion about how ADV can still make B titles profitable, but I didn't think they were going this deep in the barrel.

ADV must have got a smoking deal on this license.

The animation is a sub-par adaptation of a niche sci-fi RPG. Anyone who's even remotely interested in the anime will have likely already grabbed the fansubs from 2005. I don't see ADV being able to add anything to the title that will draw back fans who have moved on after the game series was prematurely terminated. I don't find the character designs particularly enjoyable, and there are plot holes you could swing a galaxy through. That's because the plot of the anime doesn't include any material from the third episode of the game series. If they're hoping for impulse buys, I don't think this is going to be it.

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