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‘Adventure Time: Stakes!’ Heads to DVD

The post-holiday release lull continues in the home entertainment sphere, but this week we’re starting to see some animated gems creep back onto shelves. In addition to a nice ... Continue Reading →
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Sentai Filmworks Plans ‘Norn9’ and ‘Phantasy Star’ Series

Sentai Filmworks has announced the acquisition of rights to produce anime adaptations of graphic novel Norn9 and popular MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2. Both series will be launching ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Bleach’ Double Feature, ‘Majestic Prince’

Bleach Movies: Double Feature VIZ: $14.98, 2 discs, DVD Although he’s the one of the most popular anime heroes in the world, Bleach‘s Ichigo Kurosaki has little in common ... Continue Reading →
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‘Short Peace’ Celebrates Diversity of Japanese Directors

Topping the week’s animation home ent. releases is the highly anticipated U.S. release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace on DVD (Sentai Filmworks, $24.98) and Blu-ray ($29.98). ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Ranma½,’ ‘Princess Nine,’ ‘Casshan,’ ‘Cobra’

Ranma½: Set 1 Viz: $54.97, Blu-ray, 3 discs plus booklet; Rated TV 14. Since its debut as a manga in 1988 and in animation a year later, Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending romantic ... Continue Reading →
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Sentai to Distribute Ghibli’s ‘Grave of the Fireflies’

Isao Takahata’s celebrated anime 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies will be re-released by North American anime licensing company Sentai Filmworks on DVD in 2012. Digital distribution ... Continue Reading →
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