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Space Dandy to be Broadcast Simultaneoulsy in Japan and the U.S.!

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Adult Swim will begin airing the English dub version of space Dandy in January, 2014. Nothing new about that, right? Well, except for the fact that it will air at the same time as it airs in Japan – and a number of other Asian countries. The North American rights to Space Dandy have been acquired by FUNimation, who will do the series’ English production.

Space Dandy is exactly what it says on the tin – the interstellar adventures of a dandy in space, his mission to locate aliens no one has seen before. He gets paid for every new alien race discovered but competition is intense. Check out the press release, after the jump, for more details and links to the the trailer and the series’ Facebook page.

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FUNimation’s Blood-C Wins 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation!

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FUNimation’s Blood-C: The Complete Series has won the 2013 Reaper Award for Best Animation. The Reaper Awards, presented by Home Media Magazine and DreadCentral.com, honor the best horror and thriller titles released between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013.

Winners were selected from studio submissions by a panel of judges in conjunction with a consumer vote. Check out the press release, after the jump, for the press release – including a series synopsis.

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It’s Your Birthday! Neon Alley Celebrates First Anniversary October 18!

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Neon Alley – the VIZ Media anime service that provides top flight anime dubbed in English 24 hours a day – is celebrating its one year anniversary on October 18th. As part of the celebration, Neon Alley is now available online – great for those of us who don’t have a games system. Current subscribers who sign up for the service at NeonAlley.com will also get a free two-week extension of their subscription.

The channel will be bringing in a host of new series for its second year, including Ranma ½, Magi (pictured), Revolutionary Girl Utena, the live-action Lucha Libre-style wrestling fun of Chikara and more. For details, check out the press release following the jump.

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Prize-Winning Anime Wolf Children Premieres Friday!

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Wolf Children – winner of the 2013 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Film – is premiering at the Laemmle Town Center 5 in Los Angeles on September 27th via Tugg, Inc. The film follows Hana, a woman who falls in love with a Wolf Man and has two children with him. After his untimely death, she seeks to find a life for herself and her two half-Wolf children in a new town.

For details, including where to buy tickets, check out the press release following the jump.

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VIZ Releases My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel!

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As someone whose favorite Hayao Miyazaki movie is, in fact, My Neighbor Totoro, I am pleased to note that in celebration the 25th Anniversary of the release of Miyazaki’s anime masterpiece, VIZ Media is announcing the release of My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel – with illustrations by Miyazaki – as well as a brand new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book. Both titles will be in stores on October 1st.

Check out the press release, after the jump, for details.

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Ranma ½ Anime Premiere Today; 2-in-1 Manga Editions in Spring 2014!

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VIZ Media has announced the return of one of the most celebrated manga and anime properties – RANMA ½.

Today VIZ Media launches the Ranma ½ (subtitled, rated TV-14) anime series on its VIZAnime.com streaming service as well as on Hulu. The series will debut on its Neon Alley anime channel this fall (dubbed), and will be available on DVD and, for the first time ever, Blu-ray box set editions next year.

Ranma ½ is a renowned martial arts action-adventure manga (graphic novel) series created by Rumiko Takahashi. The manga series was a staple of the VIZ Media catalog for over 14 years and remains one of the company’s longest-running titles and one of the longest-running manga series in North America. VIZ Media plans to begin publishing the Ranma ½ manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) in new 2-in-1 omnibus editions featuring the original right-to-left reading format for the first time ever in early 2014. Check out the press release after the jump.

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VIZ Media Takes Digital Manga, Weekly Shonen Jump and The Neon Alley Anime Channel To Comic-Con2013

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VIZ Media – the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America – will be showcasing digital media, including the Weekly Shonen Jump digital manga magazine, and the Neon Alley Anime Channel at Comic-Con 2013. The company will host a wide array of special events, unique giveaways, panel discussions and more.

For details, follow the jump to the official press release.

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Neon Alley: Sneak Peek: Tiger & Bunny

From the press release:

ABOUT TIGER & BUNNY – The city of Stern Bild is protected by corporate superheroes known as NEXT, who fight crime while promoting their sponsors on the popular show ‘HERO TV.’ Veteran hero Wild Tiger relies on his years of experience and instincts to fight crime, but his tendency to destroy public property for the sake of protecting the lives of the innocent has earned him the nickname ‘Crusher for Justice.’ Now, under orders from his new employer, Wild Tiger finds himself forced to team up with Barnaby Brooks Jr., a rookie with an attitude. Two polar opposites work to fight evil in this thrilling buddy-hero action series!

For more information about Neon Alley, visit their website: http://www.neonalley.com/

Neon Alley Gets One Piece!

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VIZ Media’s new 24-hour anime channel, Neon Alley – which premieres this fall on PS3 and Playstation Network and will feature programming from an array from anime producers and distributors – will feature the highly successful pirate/adventure series One Piece. The series is the story of how Monkey D. Luffy refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates – by claiming the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!

The press release follows the jump.

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Brace Yourselves Anime Lovers–Neon Alley Is Coming!

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Viz Media has announced plans to launch a 24-hour anime channel in October. Neon Alley will be available in the US and Canada and will be available by subscription to play on TV via your game console. The plan is to run all genres of anime on a channel subsidized through limited advertising to keep the subscription rate a constant $6.99.

Follow the jump for details on titles (if you love Tiger and Bunny, for example, this will be the place to see it), getting more information and accessing special sneak peeks.

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