Weekend Wrapup - Week in Anime [30/7 - 6/8]

posted on 2006-08-06 11:13 EDT
This week has been absolutely massive, starting with the release of Gedo Senki topping the Japanese box office, proving that that even when Ghibli drops the ball, they're still better than everything else. Capping off this week is Otakon (in Baltimore, Maryland) which is the second largest convention in the United States. The majority of news for this week comes from the recent convention. Unfortunately not much has occurred in Australia, with only the reports from Doujicon sounding suitably dodgy and Manifest announcing competitions. Anyway, here's the top tidbits you may not have seen.

  • Anitmere Robinson, the head of the art department for funimation reveals some of the challenges presented with creating Funimation box sets. Interesting in comparison to what is done with Madman titles; at least what we have here is easier on the wallets...
  • Funimation has licensed both seasons of School Rumble, due for release in the USA next year.
  • While the The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya does not currently have a distributor, Kadokawa Shoten claims to have had several offers for the series and expects the series to be released in the United States next year.
  • Katekyo Hitman Reborn has been announced to be the latest Shonen Jump title to be animated and broadcast on TV Tokyo
  • And finally, brilliant news, Rumiko Takahashi has decided to return to One-Pound Gospel and finish the series in five chapters. This is to be published in Japan's Young Sunday from November 22.

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