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    Anime News of the Week (8/5 - 8/11)

A Classic, Revisted

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind was the first film Hayao Miyazaki made as head of Studio Ghibli. While he is not open to the idea of directing a sequel to any Ghibli film, another director has begged to take the chair: known collaborator Hideaki Anno of Studio GAINAX. Even more interestingly, Miyazaki has given his blessing. Link

Legal Team Speaks On Behalf on Manga

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) is known for their defense of culture in every sense. Recently, they had the opportunity to visit Tokyo to give a speech on the censorship, legalities, and persecution of manga, citing the arrest of Ryan Matheson, charged with possessing child pornography in 2010. The materials in question were drawn images on his computer.

Pokémon Gets In The Ring

First there was Mega Evolutions. Then there was Pokémon: The Origin. Now it seems Pokémon has another ace up its sleeve in the form of…a possible fighting game. A recent trademark by company Gamefreak included Pokkén Fighters and Pokkén Tournament. This refers to the Japanese word 'ken,' which means 'fist.' Link

Return To The Station

Declared by the media as the belle of E3 2013, the Sony PlayStation 4 has an official release date of November 15. Along with previously confirmed titles, Sony unveiled a port of Minecraft for launch. So far, 33 titles are confirmed. Link

Hardest Working Man In Manga Adds New Title

Tohru Fujisawa, best known as the creator of Great Teacher Onizuka, has announced his newest work. The title is tentatively named Red Planet Girl and, as of now, no details have been released. Along with the new title, Fujisawa is currently working on six different manga. Link

The Wind Arrives in America

The 51st New York Film Festival (September 27-October 13) has announced the screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as part of the main lineup. This will be the U.S. premiere, as well as the only animated to screen at the NYFF. Also from Japan is Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Like Father, Like Son, winner of the 2013 Cannes Festival Jury Prize. Link

Anime Premieres

  • Midnight Animals

Anime Releases

  • Mobile Suit Gundam UC Parts 1/2 DVD (English)
  • New Dominion Tank Police DVD (English)
  • Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan - Set 2 DVD/Blu-Ray (English)
  • Princes Knight - Part 1 DVD (English)
  • Starzinger - The Movie Collection DVD (English)
  • tsuritama - Complete Collection DVD/Blu-Ray (English)
  • Outlaw Star - Complete Collection DVD (Australia)
  • Ghost in the Shell Arise [Import Edition] Blu-Ray (Japanese)

Manga Releases

  • Btooom! Volume 3
  • Bunny Drop Volume 9
  • Cage of Eden Volume 11
  • Helter Skelter Volume 1
  • Ikigami: The Ultimate Limit Volume 9
  • Judge Volume 1
  • Lone Wolf and Cub [Omnibus] Volume 2
  • Pandora Hearts Volume 17
  • Puella Magi Kazumi Magica - The Innocent Malice Volume 2

Video Games Releases

  • The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (PS3/PC) (USA)
  • Saints Row 4 (PC) (USA/EU/AUS/JPN)
  • Tom Clancey's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (360/PS3) (USA)
  • Tom Clancey's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PC) (USA/EU/AUS)

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