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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

AX 2010: Aniplex USA Panel Report

By Chris Beveridge [Source: Mania.com] July 02, 2010

Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music, held their Anime Expo panel today with a bit of anticipation as they indicated earlier in the year that they have some other shows to bring out after their initial foray with the two Gurren Lagann movies. The company talked about their various web presence and the growth of their YouTube channel in which they’re planning to show ROD theTV, Ghost Slayers Ayashi and Towards the Terra. They also covered the events they’re a part of or sponsoring at Anime Expo while also acknowledging their various partners over the years that have helped to bring over many of their shows.

In the midst of the panel, the Aniplex USA site went live where we saw the information on their acquisition of Durarara. The series is intended to be released on DVD in 3 parts starting in January 2011.

http://www.durararausa.com/

The show will have 8-9 episodes spread across two DVDs for each set (similar to Bandai Entertainment's release style) and the show will have it's English dub cast announced at Otakon at the end of July. No cast has been finalized yet, that will happen after Anime Expo.

During the Q&A phase, the reps indicated there are no plans to dub the Gurren Lagann movies that they're currently releasing in the future.

Q: Kara no Kyoukai movies?
A: We are now thinking about it... hopefully we can bring you the title quite soon. Please stayed tuned to our announcement.

Q: With the Gurren Lagann movies, blu-ray?
A: When Japan releases a blu-ray, prettty sure we will in the USA, but we don't know yet

Q: Working to the US?
A: We're working on it. You will hear the annoucnement quite soon but I can't say any further at this point.
 
Durarara!! has been available on Crunchyroll (and continues to be so according to the Aniplex page) and we've reviewed the entire series week by week, which you can find here:

Digital Distribution
Durarara!! Episode #01 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #02 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #03 by Crunchyroll

Durarara!! Episode #04 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #05 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #06 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #07 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #08 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #09 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #10 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #11 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #12 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #13 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #14 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #15 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #16 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #17 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #18 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #19 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #20 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #21 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #22 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #23 by Crunchyroll
Durarara!! Episode #24 by Crunchyroll

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