July 22, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – At Comic Con International, Bandai Entertainment
announced two new acquisitions Tales of the Abyss
and Turn A Gundam
.Tales of the Abyss
is based on the video game of the same name from Namco Bandai Games
. The 26 episode anime from Sunrise
has fantasy elements and tells the story of Luke Fon Fabre, who after seven years of captivity, is suddenly dragged into the center of a massive conflict.Turn A Gundam
, a 50 episode series, was written and directed by Gundam
creator Yoshiyuki Tomino
and features mecha
designs by conceptual designer Syd Mead
(Blade Runner.) The series was made to mark Gundam
's 20th anniversary in Japan in 1999.Bandai Entertainment
also announced the acquisition of a new manga, Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens
, from manga-ka Eri Takenashi
. It is the manga that inspired the anime series already being released by Bandai Entertainment
. The manga tells the story of Nagi, a goddess who is accidentally awakened with a mission to cleanse the world of impurities.
Release dates and further details will be announced soon.
About Bandai Entertainment, INC.Bandai Entertainment, INC.
is a subsidiary of Namco
Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Gundam 00
, Code Geass - Lelouch of the Rebellion
, Lucky Star
, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
, Cowboy Bebop
, Outlaw Star
, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
, and many more.