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15:40:18 <bay|AX|Sentai> Q: Doing Lithographs? A: A lot of things I want to do, we just started doing merchandise for HSotD
15:40:39 <bay|AX|Sentai> there is other merchandise coming for hsotd


Curious to see what other merchandise they have coming. Plus I want one of those shirts.


Guessing since it’s stopped the panel is over.


So with Section 23 done I am going to look back at AX now.

The con opened awesome for me, NIS America grabbed the two biggest licenses to me, Kimi ni Todoke and Enma-kun Mera Mera

Aniplex USA announced a sub only release for a mainstream series and Madoka is coming “sometime dubbed or subbed in some sort of release” so while great, way too vague.

Funimation licensed a show where a girl wants to bang 100 guys and a show with cat girls, plus decided Otakon wasn’t worth announcing stuff at. Yep, a bit mad at them, better make it up at Otakon.

Bandai announced a show we knew they had earlier this week.

Section 23 announced an interesting movie, and Greg Ayeres finally gets to go back to his orginal role, and stuff that I don’t really know about.

NIS America this is for me, your first con win tying you with Discotek last year at Otakon.

One thing I forgot, Funi grabbed B Gata, Section 23 grabbed Ro-Kyu-Bo, both these shows are considered great sellers, we are entering a dark period of anime licensing.



I’d say Rightstuf was my winner because of the rescues they got. The Nadesico Home Media version and the never before released here Gekiganger III would have been fine ,but they also are putting the rest of Dirty Pair back on the market.

NISA and Funimation is tide for Number 2. NISA for Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera and Funimation for Deadman Wonderland.

Sentai is at Number 3 they would have been higher ,but Ro-Kyu-Bu really lost them some points with me. If not for Clannad Blu-ray Loups-Garous, ef: a tale of memories , ef: a tale of melodies , and more Golgo 13 they’d be even lower.

Aniplex USA is Number 4 because honestly one title I don’t really have interest and the other there is no real info other then they have it.

Viz comes in 5 because of the Layton movie.

Bandai is probably last because they really did not do much other then show up and say what they’ve said before and give a little more info on the New Gundam I really don’t think I’m going to care for.


So, now that it’s all said and done…

They only thing of ineterst to me was the license confirmation of Madoka


Overall, I’m fairly disappointed with AX overall. Sentai picked up some titles I’ve been waiting for, but everyone else fired blanks for me. I’m somewhat interested it Deadman’s Wonderland, but a Funi dub knocks it pretty far down my list, especially with my limited budget. I really have very little interest in the titles that Aniplex, NISA, and Bandai acquired. Other than ef and Saiyuki, there wasn’t anything that surprised me this year.

Regardless, I’m still psyched for ef and more Saiyuki (without Bang Zoom’s butchered dub.) I wonder if Sentai might pick up the seasons that ADV and Geneon each had.


Another little interesting tid-bit from the ANN Sentai coverage…


Another little interesting tid-bit from the ANN Sentai coverage…

“Williams then gave away a number of DVDs, and Blu-rays to trivia winners. During this time he revealed that when Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment licensed Dirty Pair recently, he offered to dub the series but was declined.”[/quote]

That is shocking. I’m sure they would have done the dub for cheap.


All in all a lackluster year as far as I am concerned. As should be obvious by my previous post, Nozomi is the winner this year because I REALLY want Project Eden and the Gekiganger OVA. Second place is a tie between Bandai (if only because there’s finally a date for releasing the original Mobile Suit Gundam sets) and Funimation (for the new Last Exile). Everything else was not very exciting.


[size=20]Anime Expo 2015[/size]
Thursday, July 2

  • FUNimation’s Guide to Anime Expo | 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • Crunchyroll presents Summer Preview 1 | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
  • TOKYOPOP <3 AX 2015! | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
  • VIZ Media Panel | 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Sentai Filmworks Industry Panel | 1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • 2015 Open Auditions Kick-off Panel presented by Bang Zoom! Entertainment and Aniplex of America | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Good Smile Company: How Your Favorites Become Figures | 2:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Bushiroad Industry Panel | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Quest Complete! BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment RPG Panel | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • TRIGGER Panel | 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Aniplex of America Industry Panel | 4:15pm - 5:15pm
  • Vertical Manga | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • DIGITAL MANGA INC. Industry Panel | 8:45pm - 9:45pm
  • The JAST USA & J-List Visual Novel Panel (18+) | 10:00pm - 11:00pm
  • FAKKU Q&A (18+) | 11:15pm - 12:15am

Friday, July 3

  • Daisuki Industry Panel | 9:45am - 10:45am
  • Official Sailor Moon Panel | 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • PONYCAN USA Industry Panel | 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • FUNimation Favorites | 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • KILL la KILL: Meet and Play with the English Cast
  • Shonen Jump: Past, Present & Future | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • 30 Years of Robotech | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Aksys Games Panel | 1:00pm - 2:00pm]
  • Miss Monochrome Panel | 1:45pm - 2:45pm
  • Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Industry Panel | 2:30pm - 3:30pm
  • FUNimation Industry Panel | 3:15pm - 5:15pm
  • NISA Games: What’s in Store for Next Year | 6:15pm - 7:15pm
  • FUNimation Peep Show (18+) | 8:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Dub Premiere & Panel | 1:45pm - 3:15pm
  • Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade Premiere | 5:45pm - 7:15pm
  • Dub Premiere: Sailor Moon Crystal (1-2) | 6:00pm - 7:15pm
  • ALDNOAH.ZERO English Dub Premiere Presented by Aniplex of America | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, July 4

  • Production IG Panel | 10:00am - 11:00am
  • Shojo Beat Panel | 10:15am - 11:15am
  • SUNRISE & BANDAI NAMCO Pictures Official Panel | 10:15am - 11:15am
  • Crunchyroll Industry Panel | 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Yuki Yuna is a Hero Panel | 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Little Witch Academia Panel | 12:45pm - 1:45pm
  • Crunchyroll: Summer Anime Previews 2 | 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Kodansha Comics Panel | 2:45pm - 3:45pm
  • Bushiroad: Industry Guest Takaaki Kidani | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
  • Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ Panel | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
  • ViZ Animation Panel featuring Neon Alley | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
  • NISA Anime: What’s in Store for Next Year | 4:30pm - 5:30pm
  • A-1 Pictures Panel: Featuring Tomonori Ochikoshi, Masanori Miyake and Yuichi Fukushima | 5:15pm - 6:15pm
  • Crunchyroll: Working in the Anime Industry | 7:30pm - 8:30pm
  • The Now & Future of Visual Novels (18+) | 9:00pm - 10:00pm
  • FAKKU Presents: Bosshi and Toshio Maeda Q&A (18+) | 10:15pm - 11:15pm
  • FAKKU Presents: Hentai Manga & Doujinshi (18+) | 11:30pm - 12:45am
  • Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie: Neon Messiah US Premiere | 9:45am - 11:15am
  • English dub premiere of Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Nozomi Special Screening | 3:00pm - 4:15pm
  • Special Screening Event | 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Sunday, July 5

  • Yen Press Industry Panel | 11:15am - 12:15pm
  • Aniplex Gameshow | 12:15pm - 1:15pm
  • Crunchyroll Manga Panel | 12:30pm - 1:30pm


[size=20]Sentai Filmworks x Anime Expo 2015: OTP[/size]
6/3/2015 5:45:52 PM

We are very happy to announce that we’ll be making our way to LA next month for the biggest anime convention in the country, Anime Expo 2015!

What will we have in store for you all? Amazing announcements for one. We’ve saved some heavy hitters for this year’s panel, so make sure you attend! Besides that we’ll be unveiling our full schedule of events as the day draws nearer, so keep an eye out on the site as well as our social media channels!

More news about our shenanigans will be revealed as it becomes available, so stay tuned and stay hyped!



Anime Expo 2015 presents Love Live! Concert Film Screening: μ‘s →NEXT LoveLive! 2014~ENDLESS PARADE~

Aniplex of America and Bang Zoom will be having Open Auditions to be part of the voice cast of the Second Season of Aldnoah.Zero at Anime Expo. The Kick Off Panel will be on Thursday July, 2nd at Anime Expo. Also at the kickoff panel we’re announcing an additional title to be dubbed and to be auditioned for. Check the AX Schedule for time and location.

Crunchyroll Presents Yamada-kun Author, Miki Yoshikawa, & more at Anime Expo!

Director of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure coming to AX 2015 for English Dub World Premiere

Pony Canyon Producers, Shinichi Nakamura and Yoshifumi Yarimizu, coming to AX 2015~!

Announcing SEVEN additions to Guest Line Up & Fate/stay night [UBW] Special Event featuring Aimer and Mashiro Ayano


MangaGamer - Anime Expo 2015

Viz Media Celebrates Sailor Moon Day At 2015 Anime Expo

Crunchyroll Brings Yamada-kun Creator Miki Yoshikawa to Anime Expo

June 19, 2015 at 04:30 PM


Presenting Evangelion 20th Anniversary Celebration featuring Yoko Takahashi

Anime Expo to Host Singer Yoko Takahashi, A-1 Pictures President Tomonori Ochikoshi

Events planned for San Diego Comic Con and Anime Expo
June 20, 2015 1:25am CDT


Momoiro Clover Z Streams Intro Video Before U.S. Debut at Anime Expo


June 23, 2015 3:50pm CDT


[size=16]“East Meets West” July 1-3 In Los Angeles, KISS to Play with Momoiro Clover Z at Anime Expo 2015[/size]
Jun 24th 2015

Sentai Filmworks
AX UPDATE! Our friend @OJessicaNigri will be joining us at our booth once again this year. Who will she cosplay? You’ll find out soon! :wink: