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2017


Anime Roundup: August 4, 2017 
Sony buys Funimation; Netflix unveils its gargantuan 2018 anime slate; and the creator of 'Peepo Choo' wants you to help bring his next project to (un)life.
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Anime Roundup: June 16, 2017 
'In This Corner Of The World' gets its first U.S trailer; Discotek blesses us with the likes of 'Kaiba' and 'HELLS'; and start saving up for the new 'Gurren Lagann' box set
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Anime Roundup: June 11, 2017 
Project Itoh's 'Genocidal Organ' hits theaters next month; peek at the new 'Gintama' live-action trailer; and 'Kino's Journey' wanders back into print
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Anime Roundup: April 14, 2016 
'Perfect Blue''s source material is seeing an English release for the first time; 'Ghost' bombs at the b.o.; and 'your name.' makes a modest splash in the U.S.
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Anime Roundup: April 7, 2017 
'Mind Game' coming back to home video thanks to Kickstarter; 'AKIRA' might get the 'Get Out' director; Ghibli classics coming to theaters near you
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Anime Roundup: March 24, 2017 
'Ghost In The Shell''s opening scene; the first U.S. 'Death Note' trailer; 'Outlaw Star' and 'Big O' are headed back onto shelves
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Anime Roundup: January 21, 2017 
Tezuka's 'Metropolis' comes to BD, but beware; Amazon's anime ambitions; 'your name.' shatters records; Hiroaki Samura's next story; and 'In This Corner Of The World' wins top movie honors
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2016


Anime Roundup: November 18, 2016 
Miyazaki's STILL not retired; the live-action 'Ghost In The Shell' will be scored by Clint Mansell; and our first peek at the live-action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' flick.
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Anime Roundup: September 26, 2016 
Crunchymation? Funiroll? Their partnering was only one of a whole flood of interesting things over the past couple of weeks.
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Anime Roundup: August 26, 2016 
The engineer of 'Cowboy Bebop''s tunes heads to the big jam session in the sky; more 'Read Or Die' possibly on the way; a sneak peek at the live-action 'Ghost in the Shell' cast in action.
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Anime Roundup: August 22, 2016 
'Bleach'? 'Haruchika'? 'Pokémon'? 'Gin Tama'? We'll do it live!
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Anime Roundup: August 16, 2016 (Post-Otakon Edition) 
'Turn A Gundam' on Blu-ray, 'Tiger & Bunny' feature film gets a writer, Funimation rounds out its back (and front) catalog.
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Anime Roundup: August 5, 2016 
Korean 'King of Pigs'/'The Fake' coming Stateside; 'Code Geass' comes back to the U.S. courtesy Funimation; a new 'Gantz' CGI trailer looks mighty spiffy.
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Anime Roundup: July 29, 2016 
Massive reissues of 'Ghost in the Shell' and 'AKIRA' manga for 2017, 'Bleach' finally set to conclude; 'Macross' shows up on Amazon Prime.
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Anime Roundup: July 23, 2016 
'Ergo Proxy' on Blu! Live-action 'Blame'! More 'Voltron'! 'Cutey Honey' live-action once again!
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Anime Roundup: July 8, 2016 
'Miss Hokusai' comes Stateside courtesy of GKIDS; 'Little Witch Academia' gets bumped up to a full TV series; and 'Attack on Titan' has a second season date at last.
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Anime Roundup: July 1, 2016 
Go 'Berserk' at last; 'AKIRA' might get fast 'n furious with Justin Lin; and live-action 'Kenshin' comes Stateside at last.
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Anime Roundup: April 11, 2016 
Netflix gives us 'Kuromukuro' (yay) and the live-action 'Death Note' nobody wanted (boo). Also, more 'Edge of Tomorrow'.
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Anime Roundup: March 25, 2016 
FLCL++: Apparently, this is not a prank: Toonami will be co-producing "12 new episodes to be split into two seasons" of the now-classic surrealist coming-of-age story FLCL. Brilliant idea or boneheaded attempt to re-bottle lightning? You choose. (Maybe it is...
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Anime Roundup: March 16, 2016 
Tokyopop gets 'Egg' on its face; 'Ghost in the Shell' finds a new Beat; 'Dynasty Warriors' goes live (action).
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Anime Roundup: February 26, 2016 
"Dennō Coil" finally comes out Stateside! "The Girl Who Leapt Through Time" leaps back into print! And more!
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Anime Roundup: February 5, 2016 
That new 'Berserk' is a TV series; 'Fullmetal' out-of-print-be-missed, and 'Moribito''s live action version is looking mighty good.
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Anime Roundup: January 20, 2016 
Almost typed "2015" there. Again. When Marnie was nominated: When Marnie Was There, the swan song for the "classic" Ghibli (who knows what they'll become after this?), has been nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar. It'll almost certainly lose...
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Anime Roundup: January 7, 2016 
Going "Berserk" all over again; Makoto Shinkai is back (twice!); and "Voltron" reincarnates on Netflix
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2015


Anime Roundup: December 17, 2015 
'Little Witch Academia' sequel hits Netflix, Shoji Kawamori hits back at his ripoffs, and a whole bunch of trailers hit us in the face.
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Anime Roundup: December 10, 2015 
'Gundam Zeta' comes to the U.S.; Osamu Tezuka comes to Comixology; and 'Only Yesterday' comes to theaters. And farewell to Akiyuki Nosaka and Takamasa Sakurai.
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Anime Rondup: December 3, 2015 
Farewell, Shigeru Mizuki.
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Anime Roundup: November 26, 2015 
'Millennium Actress' inspiration passes away; 'Snow White with the Red Hair' gets a 2nd season; and Sam Riley is a Laughing Man.
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Anime Roundup: November 19, 2015 
Tribulations of the TPP, 'Wandering Son' needs your wallet's help, and the U.S. 'Death Note' is not dead yet.
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Anime Roundup: November 12, 2015 
'Five Star Stories' back on the rails; a 'Lucy' castmate is Batou in the live-action 'Shell' project; 'Dragon Half' is a-streaming.
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Anime Roundup: October 28, 2015 
Miike's "Blade", Herman's "Ghost", Rodriguez's Gally.
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Anime Roundup: October 1, 2015 
Delta of Macross: Ladies and gentlement, there's a new Macross in town, and its name is Macross Delta. Don't know a blessed thing about it 'cept the title, and that it's likely to have a) variable fighters, b) a love...
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Anime Roundup: September 23, 2015 
A live-action 'Lychee Light Club', an animated 'Phoenix Wright', and a sad goodbye to a fellow fan.
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Extra-Length Anime Roundup, September 17, 2015 
Due to travel and work, I wasn't able to get a news post out, but this installment will be extra-long for your perusing pleasure. Still no justice: The mother of Darrien Hunt, the cosplayer who was shot dead by Utah...
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Anime Roundup: August 27, 2015 
'Yesterday', coming to a tomorrow near you; live 'Ghosts'; and 'Eden' in limbo.
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Anime Roundup: August 20, 2015 
'Mind Game' will stream to the world! 'Galactic Railroad' will come to Blu! And 'Sailor Moon' will come to Australia ... and in a different transfer than us Yanks had!
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Anime Roundup: August 13, 2015 
An interview with the creator of the 'D'; TPP treaty's chilling effects on doujinshi examined; and Back Jack is Back, sorta.
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Anime Roundup: August 6, 2015 
A glimpse at 'In This Corner Of The World', a new dub for an old Ghibli, and 'Red Ash' makes the Kickstarter cut.
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Anime Roundup: July 31, 2015 
Post-Otakon announcement wrap, 'Galaxy Express 999' pulls into the Hulu station ... and how you can sell millions of copies to fans and still go unnoticed by fandom.
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Anime Roundup: July 23, 2015 
In this issue: Karuta, Kickstarters and Viewster.
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Patreon Milestone 1 2 Reached For Ganriki.org! Pick A Series! 
We've reached our first Patreon monthly funding goal! Time for you to pick a series: Steins;Gate, Kill La Kill, or Black Lagoon?
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Anime Roundup: July 16, 2015 
'Attack' on audiences; a peek at a new 'Gundam' and a new Oshii; and Udon's got a brand-new 'Rose'.
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Anime Roundup: July 10, 2015 
Riches from Anime Expo, "Berserk" and "Devil Blues" back on the rails, and tons-a-Gundam.
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Anime Roundup: July 1, 2015 
FUNimation's got a live 'Titan'; Tokyopop's got a brand-new (and terrible) contract; and there's a good reason companies can't tell you if they have licensed a given title.
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Anime Roundup: June 18, 2015 
'Belladonna', an ex-Ghibli producer starts his own thing, and both 'Devilman' and 'Evangelion' are Blu.
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Anime Roundup: June 11, 2015 
China's anime blacklist; Yoshitaka Amano's exhibition; and a 'Ghost in the Shell' Sony TV demo.
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Anime Roundup: June 5, 2015 
'Sidonia S2' trailer; 'Evangelion' still sells; crowdsourcing makes good.
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Anime Roundup: May 28, 2015 
Anno's gloom and doom; Yonebayashi talks 'Marnie'; Aramaki in Forbes; and a little news about some little witches.
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Anime Roundup: May 21, 2015 
Tow Ubukata talks, anime fans rally against racism, and Miyazaki gets grouchy again.
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Anime Roundup: April 30, 2015 
'Robotech' seeks a Wan director; 'Under the Dog''s new crew speaks up; 'Alita' gets a 25th-anniversary gift.
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