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Monday, September 13, 2010

Upcoming Releases

[Source:] Manga girl series Pretty Cure has begun being offfered on the UK's Sky Digital Channels PopGirl and PopGirl +1. The anime is currently streaming on a number of North American outlets, including Crunchyroll


The first season of She-Ra: Princess of Power series will be released on DVD, She-Ra: Volume 1, Season 1 (20 episodes; $19.93 SRP) and through digital downloads on iTunes ( and Hulu. In addition, for the first time, the entire series is coming to DVD, She-Ra: The Complete Series 25th Anniversary Edition (93 episodes; $99.93 SRP). The box set will include collectible stickers, an iron-on and an episode guide. “As the most powerful woman in the universe, She-Ra continues to add her strength to our collector portfolio,” said Scott Neitlich, Manager, Action Play Marketing, Mattel, Inc. “Being able to give fans new collectibles and keeping our heroine relevant after 25 years through new adaptations is a true testament to the iconic stature of She-Ra.”

To commerate the series' 25th anniversary, Mattel will also release a series of collectibles on throughout the year, including a She-Ra action figure.

TVShowsOnDVD is also reporting that more classic cartoons are being prepared, with Thundarr the Barbarian and Josie and the Pussycats in Outer Space being the most commonly mentioned possibilities.

Anime Midstream
Anime Midstream Inc.
announced today that Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh will now be known as Matchless Raijin-Oh due to copyright updates with Sunrise. Matchless Raijin-Oh DVD Volume 2 will be available for release on September 13th. The second volume includes episodes 6 through 10 of the 51 episode series in both English Language and Japanese Language with English Subtitles along with DVD extras. The DVD will be available at Anime Midstream's website and other online stores.

FUNimation Entertainment today announced that it has acquired home entertainment, broadcast and digital rights for the fantasy adventure series “Disgaea” from d-rights.

The 12-episode series is directed by Kiyotaka Isako (“Love Hina” and “Utawarerumono”) and based on the popular Disgaea role-playing games developed by Nippon Ichi Software.

About Disgaea
The Netherworld is in chaos since the death of its Overlord. His demon son sets out to claim the throne, accompanied in his adventures by an angel-assassin trainee, and his demon underling who controls an army of minions. Along the way they’ll meet a variety of friends and foes including curvy scientists, healers, samurai and more. When three major powers –demons, angels, and humans—vie for control, obtaining and maintaining the title of Overlord won’t be easy. 

FUNimation will release the complete series on DVD in early 2011.

In the meantime, watch the first episode featuring the English voice track now live on

the dub case for FUNimation's release of the Madhouse adaptation of Rideback will be 

Rin Ogata: Tia Ballard
Haruki Hishida: Micah Solusod
Megumi Yoda: Alexis Tipton
Tenshiro Okakura: Bryan Massey
Shouko Uemura: Kristi Bingham
Tamayo Kataoka: Stephanie Young

Media Blasters
Releases rescheduled for November include
Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend Movie - DVD and Blu-ray
Voltron: Fleet of Doom - Blu-ray

NIS America
Toradora! Vol. 2
The high school romantic comedy continues as Ryuji and Taiga slowly begin to understand their feelings not just towards their crushes, but what they mean to one another. Christmas pageants, complete with a beautiful song, come and go. During a school trip to a ski resort, Ryuji will learn the truth about Taiga's heart. What will he do with this knowledge? The tiger and dragon stand together, but are they strong enough to face the obstacles life will throw at them?

The peaceful days at Ayanagi city came to an end for the Kanzato brothers when the eldest brother, Ryo, disappeared one night. His childhood sweetheart was found dead and he was the prime suspect. Shin and Jun deal with the loss of their only remaining family while taking up their brother's will to use their Personas to fight against the dark presence growing in the city. It is up to Shin and his Persona to stop the distortion and bring an end to the Marebito and their twisted goals of exploiting Personas. 

PandoraHearts Vol.1
Oz Vessalius, who just turned fifteen, leads a rich and privileged life as the heir to the Vessalius name and estate. Everything changes when, during his Coming of Age Ceremony, he is drawn into an eternal prison known as "Abyss." There he meets and is saved by Alice, the Bloody Black Rabbit, or B-Rabbit for short. Join Oz on this fantasy adventure as he unravels the mysteries behind Alice, Abyss, and the "Pandora" organization.

Our Home’s Fox Deity Vol.1
The Takagami brothers are protected by a supernatural, yet mischievous, fox by the name of “Kugen." Together with an absent-minded shrine maiden, "Ko," their adventures full of action and comedy revolve around the many characters in this mysterious story. Fantasy settings such as with the Onmyoudo are utilized fully in the many battle scenes! Don't miss any of it! Extraordinary things happen in their ordinary lives, coupled with so many characters with so much personality.

Our Home’s Fox Deity
© Jin Shibamura / ASCII
Oinarisama Partners

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