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    Media Blasters Confirms It Licensed Bakuman. Season 2

    Koby
    By Koby,

    The North American anime distributor Media Blasters confirmed that its Bakuman. license includes the second season of the anime. Media Blasters announced on Tuesday that it had acquired Bakuman. Media Blasters' AnimeWorks label will start releasing the anime on DVD this November with the first seven episodes and an English dub.

    The second season is scheduled to begin airing in Japan this fall. The new season was first announced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine last December.

    The original manga that inspired the anime was written by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata — the co-creators of Death Note. The story centers around Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student who is persuaded to work towards becoming a manga creator with the encouragement of two classmates.


    Viz Media finally goes Blu-ray - Adds Bleach: Fade to Black

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    By Koby,

    The North American anime and manga distributor Viz Media announced at its Anime Expo panel on Friday that it will release the Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva film and the Bleach: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na o Yobu film this fall. The release details of the Professor Layton film will be announced later, while the Bleach movie will ship on DVD and Blu-ray on November 15.


    Night Raid 1931's English Cast Announced

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    By Koby,

    The North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks announced its English cast for the Night Raid 1931 series:

    Christopher Ayres serves as the ADR director and the ADR script co-writer with Javier Lopez.


    FUNimation's Higurashi, Familiar of Zero Licenses Expire

    Koby
    By Koby,

    A member of Funimation's acquisitions team, posted on Funimation's forums on Thursday that poor sales of When They Cry - Higurashi (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni) and The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima) led to the company's decision to not renew the licenses or acquire the sequel projects.

    The post noted that Funimation never acquired the rights to the When They Cry sequel series, such as Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai or the related Umineko no Naku Koro ni nor would it seek out series "that bears even a minor resemblance."

    07th Expansion's original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software revolved around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television anime series, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.

    The game publisher MangaGamer licensed the rights to translate the original visual novel software for personal computers, and it has released them in English. North America's Yen Press acquired the Higurashi manga for its Yen Plus anthology magazine and later for compiled book volumes.

    The Familiar of Zero anime adapted Nobaru Yamaguchi's light novel series, and three television series were produced.

    Both When They Cry and The Familiar of Zero were previously licensed by Geneon Entertainment. When Geneon ceased in-house production of its licenses in 2007, Funimation began distributing some of the former titles.

    Funimation also cited low sales for the decision to not license more of the Big Windup! (Ookiku Furikabutte) baseball anime after the first season.


    Gundam AGE Promotional Video Streamed Outside Japan

    Koby
    By Koby,

    On Monday, the English version of the Gundam.info portal site officially began streaming the promotional video for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, the new anime series which will premiere in October. The same promotional video, which premiered during Monday's announcement for the anime, is also on the official Gundam AGE website, but that website's video is restricted to Japanese IP (Interenet Protocol) addresses.

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