Otakuite+ | Posted 11/15/13 | Reply
Whooo! Kiki!!! You can count on a Japanese live action movie for an anime. AND FINALLY! Naruto II should have been uncut on Adult Swim a looooong time ago but the new Toonami works out great to!!
Grand Otaku | Posted 11/13/13 | Reply
Urgh, I hope Miura isn't losing interest in Berserk. I've started reading the manga only recently, though a friend of mine has reported that the story's lost direction somewhat in the latest chapters. Miura's new series sounds interesting, either way.
I can't help but be reminded of the ASoIaF fanbase yelling at George R. R. Martin to stop dallying and write more books.
Detective Mask (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/12/13 | Reply
The good thing there is that the reason why it died down is because there's a convenient yet legal option, which isn't the case in my area.
"Students, be ambitious!"
LDS Fangirl! (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/12/13 | Reply
How can AS air Naruto Shippuden when it not done with the firsts eason of Naruto. (Is it still the first season; I don't know, sometimes I'll nap through Naruto.) Or is AS going to do a time-skip like they did with One Piece?
Yeah, I had a Blockbuster membership in college; good times.
Flame Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/12/13 | Reply
If anything, video rental stores are all but dead in The United States. In all my years living in two Pennsylvanian suburban towns (the area where video stores flourish with aplomb), they simply failed to catch up with the times. Now, video rental has led to the era of Redbox, a figurative vending machine for DVD, Blu-Ray, and video games. Every time my family needs a movie to watch, we just go Redbox and rent using a credit card and return it like a library book. Fast, efficient, and inexpensive. The Blockbuster across the street, which I had been in prior and actually rented my first anime DVD from (it was the first four episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! and there was no shame), could not keep up. Their sparse Miyazaki collection and three or four so other anime titles was never updated, the amount of unnecessary or just plain awful selections was staggering, and I couldn't begin to recount the ancient titles no one wanted anymore (see obscure early 90s cartoons or poor quality children's titles spent from overuse). Stores like fye have dominated the market thanks to good deals and intense selection of current and classic titles. They even update to match current output of FUNimation. I'd even go so far as to say mom and pop stores (you heard that right) could trounce Blockbuster because of their nostalgia factor and incredible markdowns (I found the original Jin-Roh Bandai DVD with sleeve and advertisement of other titles, which is currently out of print, for $10). Do not underestimate their power.
In short, Blockbuster died because it could never catch up, because it was set to fail from the start. How do you update physicality without going digital? Okay, I'm done now.
Otakuite++ | Posted 11/12/13 | Reply
Yay Miyazaki!! Thank you for the news!
Wow. So even in the US, video rental stores are closing. Times really have changed.
State Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/12/13 | Reply
I'm so glad Miyazaki's not retiring completely. Thank you for the news!
Otaku Eternal | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
thank you very much :D
Flame Alchemist (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
Aniplex USA in North America, Madmen in Australia, and MVM Films in UK are the main English distributors. As for where to find the set, online purchasing or video stores are, as always, your best bet.
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
Arcana Famiglia was one of the most underwhelming and disappointing anime that was released during its original TV run, so I'm puzzled why it not only was licensed but also dubbed (yet, Sentai Filmworks released the superior Waiting in the Summer in subtitled format only). Nevertheless, I'm sure at least one person will buy it.
where exactly was Fate/Zero released at and where can i find it?
Don't Forget 3 Oct (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
Blockbuster? You mean they still exist? Well, I guess not for long.
I would drive by a different video rental store now and again, and marvel at how it was still in business. Not to long ago, I noticed that it had closed. I didn't know exactly when it closed, but to me, it was very sudden.
Call it karma. Call it luck. Me, I just don't give a... BOUNCE!
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
*goes back and reads more carefully this time* Ohhhhh, a manga. I shouldn't have missed that the first time; my bad! ^///^
His official statement was that he retired from Studio Ghibli, the anime industry, and the media in general, and at this point wants to do more independent work, such as the new samurai manga.
I thought Miyazaki was retiring...? Oh well. With some jobs, you quit when you're dead. I'd consider art to be one of those jobs, especially if you love doing it :)
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 11/11/13 | Reply
I'll reserve judgment but live action Kiki kind of looks like a made for TV film!!