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posted on 2006-07-24 12:31 EDT
27 manga licenses

Manga Licenses

Argentum - CMX
Brave Story novel - Viz
Canon - CMX
Chinese Hero ~Tales of the Blood Sword~ - DrMaster
Count Cain - Viz
Dorothea - CMX
Dragon Drive - Viz
E'S - Broccoli
Go Go Heaven!! - CMX
Gintama - Viz/Shonen Jump
Hibiki's Magic - Tokyopop
Houshin Engi - Viz
Key to the Kingdom - CMX
Kamiyadori - Tokyopop
Kitchen Princess - Del Rey
Lovely Complex - Viz/Shojo Beat
Mamotte! Lollipop - Del Rey
Megami DX magazine - Digital Manga
Millennium Snow - Viz
Moon and Sandals - Digital Manga
Mushishi - Del Rey
Orfina - CMX
Parasyte - Del Rey (formerly Tokyopop)
Purgatory Kabuki - DrMaster
RURE - Tokyopop
Shakugan no Shana - Viz
Shakugan no Shana novel - Viz
Shugo Chara! - Del Rey
The Time Guardian - CMX
Variante - CMX

Anime Licenses

Evangelion movies, Renewal edition - Manga (negotiating)
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles - Funimation, details here.

Anime Releases

An untitled Manga and APPP co-production is scheduled for late 2007.
The next Pokémon movie will premiere in the US next year.

Broadcast Plans

Basilisk - IFC
Bleach - cast announced
Crayon Shin-chan - Adult Swim in August
Escaflowne - Fox lapsed, Bandai may look for new partner
Gunslinger Girl - IFC

Theatrical Plans

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles will have a theatrical release.
Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society will not.

Live Action News

Samuel L. Jackson will star in a live-action edition of Afro Samurai. Christoper Nolan will be "involved."
Peter Cullen will play Optimus Prime in July 2007's Transformers. Filmwad has new photos.
Quentin Tarantino wants to make two anime Kill Bill prequels.

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