It has been quite some time now since Anime Limited announced any new licenses, but with MCM this weekend the team have promised three new announcements, two of which will be TV series while the other is something different.
Considering the string of delays hitting Anime Limited releases as of late you’d be forgiven for not expecting news that the company have moved the release of Kill la Kill part 1, twice, but most definitely in our favour!
Anyone up to date with the Naruto manga will have been expecting this news for quite some time, but nevertheless today it has now been confirmed that Naruto will run for five more chapters and come to an end in the 50th Shonen Jump issue for the year which will be released on the 10th of November.
The series has been published in Jump weekly since 1999 and once it finishes will have gotten to a grand total of 700 chapters. Viz Media publishes the series outside of Japan and includes the series in Weekly Shonen Jump. So far 67 volumes of the series have been published outside of Japan.
Yes, it certainly sounds bad. Anime Limited’s release of Gurren Lagann has been anything but smooth sailing for the publisher and now they’ve hit yet another delay, although it’s not their fault by any means.
Sadly, today Anime Limited have had to announce that their release of Gurren Lagann has been moved from the 29th of September to the 20th of October. It’s a bit of a blow, but again not of their doing. The printers that Anime Limited are using are receiving abnormally high orders which had an impact on how quickly things can be done. Hence the delay for Gurren Lagann.
If you wish to know more about the delay then you can read Anime Limited’s blog post on the delay right here.
Netflix has had quite a few additions in the anime department as of late, mostly thanks to UK publisher Anime Limited. Recently we saw Kill la Kill and Gurren Lagann find their way to Netflix and today we see the arrival of Samurai Flamenco.
All 22 episodes of the series have been added to the service. It’s available to watch subtitled as the series hasn’t been dubbed. Samurai Flamenco tells the story of Masayoshi Hazama who having grown up watching superhero’s on TV inspires to become one and help make the world an overall better and more peaceful place, despite the fact Masayoshi is an normal everyday person with no powers at all. The series is an anime original and was directed by Takahiro Omori at the Manglobe studio.
One of our favourite manga and light novel publishers, Yen Press, has today announced that they will be publishing the original light novels for Log Horizon, The Devil Is a Part-Timer and No Game, No Life in 2015.
All three series have become big names in and outside of Japan. All have received anime adaptations with Log Horizon being given a second season in October.
Good and bad news came from Anime Limited in regards to their Gurren Lagann release. The bad news, which isn’t so bad, is that the release has been moved from the 1st of September to the 29th of September. However, the move has been made due to some rather good news and to allow Anime Limited to polish the release a little bit more.
Crunchyroll have made their first major announcement at their Otakon panel in the form of announcing they’ll be streaming the Cardcaptor Sakura anime series. The series will only be available to stream in the US and Canada.
The site will be streaming both the subbed and dubbed versions of the show and all seventy episodes of the series will go up on Crunchyroll on the 12th of August. The series was recently rereleased by NIS America on Blu-ray and DVD.
MVM Entertainment have announced through their Twitter account that the DVD release for Sunkarea has been delayed once again. The release is now slated for the 5th of January 2015, hopefully it actually comes out on time then.
Sankarea: Undying Love is a romantic comedy based on a long running manga series which is still on-going, although it is due to finish in November. The manga has been licensed by Kodansha Comics USA outside of Japan.