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    Anime News of the Week (2/25 - 3/3)

Akira's Otomo Gives Peace A Chance

Katsuhiro Otomo, the man behind Akira and Steamboy, returns with a series of four new short films, compiled into his newest feature Short Peace. Joining him are Koji Morimoto (The Animatrix), Katsuhito Ishii (Redline), and Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion, Summer Wars).

We Have Come To The End Of The Tail

Fairy Tail, one of the most popular shonen anime of all time, will come to an end on March 30th. At 175 episodes it ranks as one of the longest running anime of all time and is considered by many as a worthy alternative to the Big Three, namely Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece. Link

More Winners in the 7th Annual Seiyu Awards

Last week we told you who won the Seiyu Awards for lifetime achievement. This week find out who won the Awards for achievement in 2012.

  • Best Lead Actor: Yuuki Kaji
  • Best Lead Actress: Kana Asumi
  • Most Votes Award: Hiroshi Kamiya
  • Best Supporting Actors: Yuuki Ono, Junichi Sawabe
  • Best Supporting Actresses: Sayaka Ohara, Haruka Tomatsu
  • Best New Actors: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Kazutomi Yamamoto
  • Best New Actresses: Kaori Ishihara, Rumi Ookubo
  • Best Singing: Kana Asumi, Miyu Matsuki, Yuka Otsubo
  • Best Personality: Mitsuo Iwata

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VIZ Media Takes Us Back to the Neighborhood

VIZ Media has announced a re-release of the novelization of Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. The novel, originally released at the time of the film, is written by children's author Tsugiko Kubo and includes watercolor illustrations by Miyazaki himself. Link

Hatsune Miku at the Sapporo Snow Festival, Part 3

The Sapporo Snow Festival has come to an official close in a fantastic fashion. This year marks the first time that the 39's Live Party concert, an annual concert celebrating the Vocaloid franchise, occurred in the winter season. The concert was attended by festival goers and Miku lovers alike. Following the concert, Crypton Media CEO Hiroyuki Itoh was interviewed and made a big announcement regarding future Vocaloid concerts.

Anime Releases:

  • Battle Girls: Time Paradox - Complete Collection Part 1 DVD/Blu-Ray (English)
  • Lupin The 3rd: Mystery of Mamo DVD (English)
  • Mad Bull 34 The Complete Series DVD (English
  • Bleach The Movie - Hell Verse DVD/Blu-Ray (UK Release)
  • Nisemonogatari - Limited Edition Box Set Blu-Ray (Japanese)
  • Suzune Genesis DVD (Japanese)
  • The Qwaser of Stigmata - Collection 2 (Japanese)

Manga Releases

  • Btooom! Volume 1
  • HeroMan Volume 3
  • Nabari No Ou Volume 13
  • Negima! Magister Negi Magi Omnibus Volume 6
  • Pandora Hearts Volume 14
  • The Betrayal Knows My Name Volume 5
  • The Misfortune of Kyon and Koizumi
  • Triage X Volume 2
  • Umineko WHEN THEY CRY Episode 1: Legend of the Golden Witch Volume 2
  • Until Death Do Us Part Volume 3

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