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Voice Actress Group Sphere Star in Natsuiro Kiseki Anime

posted on 2011-09-17 08:54 EDT
Sunrise to animate 2012 TV project; Sphere to sing Squid Girl sequel’s opening

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[size=16]Interview: Henry Goto, President, Aniplex of America[/size]
by Zac Bertschy, Nov 8th 2012


I wondered if that ANN interview would spill over to the TAN Board.

AoA’s pricing on Madoka, at $29.95 for their standard edition DVD’s, is just above my max per episode price point for a dubbed series.

Having seen short clips and promo videos online I’m fairly sure that Madoka is a series that I would enjoy having. However at approx $90 for it’s entire season on 3 DVD singles, Madoka is nearly $20 more than what I paid for K-ON! Season 1 on 4 DVD singles as they came out.

So far AoA hasn’t licensed anything other than Madoka and Oreimo ( Which I did buy the LE. ) that I’m interested in, but their pricing missteps will likely keep my checkbook closed.

I firmly believe that any sign of flexibility on AoA’s part, just allowing RightStuf to put Madoka on sale for a few dollars off in one of their email flyers, would clear up this pricing issue almost instantly.

Mark Gosdin


I’m okay with the pricing that there doing with Bakemongatari, Durarara!!, and Garden of Sinners DVD But the Fate/Zero box sets prices are like a noose tied around my neck. Though I have enough money for one box set, I want to wait and see what happens with the holiday sales even though I highly assume nothing will happen.

The biggest dissapointment I find from Aniplex is that they decided to make a DVD collection of The Garden of Sinners movies. I know the region format for Blu-Ray is the same as japan. But when AOA products are sold at certain internet retail, they can’t ship out to japan. So that can solve the problem, but why did they not release a standard edition Blu-Ray? I can beleive if Aniplex of Japan told them no release of blu ray, but the original blu ray release is SOLD OUT. That means the only way to get it is from second or third hand retail where money is earned to the seller selling the product, not the company who made it and shipped out. So aniplex cannot get any more money off of it so its time to listen to fans and release another Blu-Ray release.

Hell, I know I said there Blu-Ray box is by god expensive now. But with my Aspergers kicking in, I might just spend 700 on it. WWWWHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYY!!!


Tell me about it, I dread what they are going to charge for the Sword Art Online Release on Blu-Ray. I really like the series and would like to add it to my collection, but not at the Price they charged for Fate / Zero (Over $20 per Episode, and no I didn’t buy Fate / Zero either)


Press Release: is the New Channel for Fans to Access their Favorite Aniplex Shows in one place.

April 25, 2013

ANNCast: Only Human

by Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, Mar 13th 2015
Justin returns for a laid-back twitter show! We take questions on Aniplex simuldubs, getting a job in the anime industry, dating nerds, and much more!

Aniplex Adds GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack

posted on 2013-06-02 13:05 EDT
Subbed anime DVD of Junji Ito’s horror manga on July 9


###‘Giovanni’s Island’ to compete for top honor at Annecy film festival
May 19, 2014

Second half of F/SN Unlimited Blade Works, NISEKOI: Plastic Memories and Gunslinger Stratos round out lineup
March 20, 2015 7:30pm CDT


###PR: Aniplex of America Announces their Streaming Line-up for this Spring Season
Mar 24th 2015


###Aniplex of America Reveals Expelled from Paradise BD Release Plans
posted on 2015-04-03 15:35 EDT
Expelled from Paradise gets English dub with Wendee Lee, Steve Blum, Johnny Yong Bosch

###PR: Aniplex of America Announces Expelled From Paradise on Blu-ray This June
Apr 7th 2015
Director of Fullmetal Alchemist along with Writer of Madoka Magica and Fate/Zero bring a Totally Original 3DCG Theatrical Masterpiece!


###Tomonori Ochikoshi Becomes New President at A-1 Pictures
posted on 2015-04-05 03:00 EDT
Masuo Ueda retires as CEO of animation studio after nearly 5 years


###ANNCast: Aniplex Machina
by Zac Bertschy, Apr 24th 2015

Marketing specialist for Aniplex of America EJ Rivera drops by the show to chat all things Aniplex, including some sales numbers, upcoming releases, and those pesky prices people love to fight about.


###Expelled From Paradise, Hiromasa Yonebayashi Win Japan Movie Critics Awards
posted on 2015-05-11 00:30 EDT
Kouichi Yamadera, Giovanni’s Island, more also honored at 24th annual event

###ANN Review: Expelled from Paradise
Jun 2nd 2015


###Press Release: To Announce Summer Line-up of Free Simulcast Streaming
Jul 6th 2015


###Press Release: Aniplex of America Release Free Calendar Mobile App for iOS and Android
Jul 7, 2015

###Aniplex Survey: Favorite Summer 2015 Anime
July 29, 2015


Hey anime fans! We love getting your input :smile: Have you attended any anime conventions between 2014-2015? Which con? What’d you enjoy there? We’d love to hear about it! We’d really appreciate it if you can take a moment to fill out this survey for us. Thank you guys!!:


Aniplex of America makes four announcements from Otakon Vegas 2016


###Aniplex License Statuses

Recently many Aniplex titles have been expiring for whatever reason (Aniplex charging too much, not allowing anyone to license/rescue titles, series didn’t sell well enough to justify a renewal, etc.), so I decided to list the status of every title that is handled by Aniplex internationally, whether it be in-print, OOP, or simply never licensed. Feel free to point out anything missing or any errors. (???) means I’m not sure if it was handled internationally by Aniplex. Ex: Zakuro is OOP, but Crunchyroll got streaming rights from ADK, not Aniplex, though NISA may have had to go to Aniplex to get home video rights. I’ve also provided a streaming list at the very bottom, as well as alternative English-friendly options (Note: some options require getting a region-free/different region Blu-ray player. Note: Japan shares the same region as NA, A, and JP anime BD’s rarely have region-coding on them) for OOP titles in the OOP list. Lastly, each of the links for a title takes you to the ANN encyclopedia entry where you can see all the various releases for a title, like so.

March 16, 2016 9:23am CDT
The AnimeJapan tradeshow is coming up next weekend, and again, Aniplex is bringing a host of anime notables dressed for the event


Rather appropriate to use Sakura from Fate / Stay Night since her movie is coming up.