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Spice and Wolf II, Eden Of The East Movies, And Chobits Licensed By FUNimation

Well, not too long ago today, FUNi announced 3 more acquisitions. Spice and Wolf II, Eden of the East movies, and Chobits (rescue) were all licensed.

Currently, they are all set for release in 2011 on DVD and BluRay.

Damn, evenĀ  a year long wait for a rescued title? FUNi is seriously going to have to start speeding up since Sentai is so fast and is becoming more and more popular.

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Eden of The East the Movie II: Paradise Lost Trailer Posted

The second movies trailer is now up after the movie being delayed to add in an extra 30 minutes of footage.

Here is the link to the trailer for all to watch it.

I know the first movie was a retelling of the series, but I am not sure if the second is a continuation of that or if it is a proper sequel. I guess we will find out soon enough though since the movie starts showing in Japanese theaters on March 13, 2010.

Eden Of The East’s Second Movie Delayed By 2 Months

The second movie has been delayed to March 2010 for production reasons. They are adding 30 minutes to it so the story is expanded allowing for better quality.

The first movie is still on track for this Saturday in Japan.

FUNimation will probably get these movies sometime next year since they announced that they had licensed the original anime back at Otakon this year.

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Susan Boyle + Anime = WTF?

Since I haven’t found a WTF online in a while, here is one for you. Eagle Talon, a comedy anime coming out in Japan this January, will be using the above song by Susan Boyle in it…

Yeah, I can’t describer the serious WTFness going on in Japan right now. Many thingĀ  they have done have confused me, but this is more like, a complete nipple twister done with greasy pizza slices.

People think her voices is great, but I am kinda annoyed by it. It just wasn’t good to me. Reminded me of the lion from the Wizard of Oz.

Oh well, Japan may love to confuse people, but their confusing ideas are what normally entertain me.

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New Eden Of The East Trailer Posted

eden of the eastThe new trailer can be seen right here.

Currently, the first movie is set to release in Japanese theaters on December 19, 2009. The second is January 9, 2010. So, based on that, I say it’s safe to assume the first 2 will be retellings, and the 3rd will be totally new stuff.

FUNimation licensed the TV series earlier this year, and I would like them to hurry up and release it so I can finish. I got 5 episodes in when they licensed it, and since i like to support anime unlike some ass hats, I will be waiting to buy it.

 

Bandai Channel Coming To US And Europe In 2010

logo_bch_02Bandai channel will be coming to the US and Europe at the start of 2010 according to ITpro of Nikkei Pub.

This is all part of a new set up that they will be starting first in Japan and then moving to the rest of the countries.

Bandai channel was originally Windows Media Player (shit) based, but this new move is set to do a complete transition to flash content only to allow more people to use it. Right now, you can see some of the flash content now on the Japanese website, so if you want to get an idea of how good or not so good it work, go here.

I see this as a good move since it will be more free anime that supports the industry too. Not too much longer and fansubs will soon be a thing that anime companies won’t have to worry about too much.

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Eden Of The East Licensed For US Release

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Eden Of The East (Higashi no Eden) was a great anime. I may not have finished it, but that doesn’t matter since it will be coming to the US next year. FUNimation announced at the Otakon panel that they had the rights to the anime and plan on releasing it in 2010. Though, there is a possibility the opening song, Falling Down by Oasis, may not be in it since we tend to have problems getting music from the UK allowed in anime.

I really didn’t understand quite what was going on in Eden of The East, so my story is going to make little to no sense. This guy, who is first seen naked running in the streets with a gun is a secret agent, I think. And he meets this girl who likes him for some reason, I think. He is supposed to save Japan from tearing itself apart form the inside. This is all happening while Japan sometimes gets shot with a missile for seemingly no reason.

That’s what I got from the first couple of episodes. I will probably just wait till FUNi releases them on DVD or hopefully Blu-Ray to finish them.