FUNimation acquires rights to FMA OVA

14 01 2009

Unfortunately, this news isn’t related to the new FMA anime, but an OVA called Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection which (guess who?) FUNimation has now acquired the license rights to. That’s right, FUNimation – just as always. The OVA will contain English dubs by the original English voice actors that was recorded before the end of last year.

Premium Collect OVA.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection OVA.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hayate no Gotoku OVA

10 01 2009

If you can’t wait until the release of Viz Media’s I”s box set on March 24, an OVA for Hayate no Gotoku, or Hayate the Combat Butler, will be released on March 6 in both DVD and Blu-ray formats. The OVA will be released in both a regular version and a more special limited edition one for both formats. A sequel to the 2007 anime is also currently being developed.

Hayate Ayasaki, Nagi Sanzen'in and Maria from Hayate no Gotoku.

Hayate Ayasaki, Nagi Sanzen'in and Maria from Hayate no Gotoku.

Source: AV Watch





New Prince of Tennis OVA: “Another Story”

23 12 2008

Yet another Prince of Tennis anime is going up on Japanese television under the name テニスの王子様 OVA ANOTHER STORY~過去と未来のメッセージ (tenisu no ouji-sama OVA ANOTHER STORY ~kako to mirai no messeeji~; Prince of Tennis OVA Another Story ~A Message on the Past and Future~). I once started watching the original manga, but I stopped after maybe 20 or 30 episodes since I had way better things to do.

Hmm, how come he's still twelve years old?

Hmm, how come he's still twelve years old?

Source: Anime News Network





Anime News Network starts streaming anime

9 12 2008

Online streaming seems to be latest hot thing in the anime world, and now ANNtv starts the streaming business as well. If you don’t know what ANNtv is, it’s a “streaming video platform” launched 2008 with Anime News Network self-produced editorial content, according to the Anime News Network website. Anyway, today their first streamed anime (together with almost 400 trailers and 32 anime episodes), Kite: Liberator, the sequel OVA Kite from 1998, has been released; however, only for North American audience. That’s too bad, the preview image at Anime News Network welcome page show some really nice art and just that can get me very interested. Maybe it’s for the best, in my case, though, since I haven’t watched the original OVA Kite or even heard of it before… To you North American dudes and dudettes (hmm, where did I get that line?), do check out the ANNtv over at Anime News Network, and to you non-North American dude and dudettes (oh yeah, from Mao-chan), check it out in your locale “we import all your otaku needs” store or at Amazon or beNippon, it might be good. If you want to know more first, remember that Wikipedia is your friend.

Don't you think the art is very nice and intriguing?

Don't you find the art is very nice and intriguing?

Source: Anime News Network





Lucky Star OVA

2 11 2008

So I finally got around to watch the Lucky Star OVA and it was not a disappointment. Even though I don’t often like OVAs and movies and non-canon work in general Lucky Star OVA was hilarious from start to finish and the Lucky Channel sequence was as fun as any of the ones shown after the actual anime episodes.

Lucky Star OVA

Lucky Star OVA

JK

"JK"

Victory Pose with Minoru in the back!

Victory Pose! Can you see Minoru in the back?

Hiiragi goes Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku mode!

Hiiragi goes Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku mode!

Keronians have become pets.

Keronians as pets is the latest trend. I want one!