- Funimation confirmed its worst kept secret. The first thirteen episodes of Dragonball are finally coming to Region 1 DVD later this year. They'll be included in a boxset of the first 31 episodes.
- Funimation also the license to three versions of Evangelion 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone. 1.0 will be receiving a limited theatrical release this summer. 1.01 will be released on DVD in the fall. 1.11 will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray next year. Those folks at Gainax are worse than George Lucas.
- One huge surprise is the debut of a trailer for a new Trigun movie. It's already on YouTube. I never thought we'd see the day where new Trigun animation would actually be happening.
- Bandai had only one new title to announce but it's one that I'm really looking forward to, the Eureka Seven movie.
- Viz confirmed Naruto Shippuden won't be airing on Cartoon Network. They also announced the first Naruto Shippuden TV boxset for January and the first movie in November.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Anime Expo 2009
I just experienced two very long days at Anime Expo. I even spent some time as a volunteer this year for the first time. I also did an awful lot of twittering while I was there. Some of the news that was made at AX this year include: