Anime Programming in the US
Making a Living in Manga in Japan with Felipe Smith
Lost in Translation
Manga Entertainment is releasing the DVD set of the two TV seasons of Black Lagoon on Monday July 9. (The Blu-ray edition of the series - two separate sets containing a season each - will be released on July 30.) The hardboiled crime series was previously available in the U.K. as two DVD sets.
Also on Monday, MVM is releasing the OAV series .hack//Quantum, a three-part story set in The World R:X setting of the .hack//Link game for the Sony PSP. In the story, the player characters Tobias, Mary, and Sakuya form a party in The World R:X for adventure but encounter a mysterious entity named Hermit. The encounter draws them into the all-consuming darkness taking over The World R:X. Masaki Tachibana (Tokyo Magnitude 8.0, Eiyū Densetsu: Sora no Kiseki The Animation) directed the anime at Kinema Citrus, and Tatsuya Hamazaki (.hack//Legend Of The Twilight, .hack//G.U.+, .hack//Roots) wrote the scripts.