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Tegami Bachi Manga Gets TV Anime Green-Lit for Fall

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Hiroyuki Asada‘s fantasy manga already animated for Jump Event Tour special.
The June issue of Shueisha‘s Jump Square magazine will announce on Saturday that an television anime adaptation of Hiroyuki Asada‘s Tegami Bachi (Letter Bee) manga has been green-lit for fall. The original manga follows a boy who runs deliveries as a “Letter Bee” messenger throughout a strange fantasy land. An anime special (pictured at right) was already produced for last fall’s Jump Super Anime Event Tour events, and it was later streamed worldwide. Jump Square magazine editor-in-chief Masahiko Ibaragi told KIDS STATION‘s Anime Paradise news program in November that there might be a Tegami Bachi anime on television in 2009. Viz Media announced at July’s Comic-Con International event that it will be releasing the Tegami Bachi manga in North America.

Source: EARL.BOX & Anime News Network

SasaharaX: If you havn’t checked out the Manga yet, it runs in Shonen Jump every Month. It’s really cool and can’t wait for the 1st volume to come out so i can read straight through.

Afro Samurai Director’s Cut Blu-Ray

001Well i finally got my 1st Anime on Blu-Ray thanks to my Mom and her online survey stuff she does. I have seen it before but i want to see it uncut since i saw it on Spike TV back when it 1st aired. So thanks to my mom for getting it for me for free. Now i wanna get One Piece Movie, Gunbuster and Diebuster Blu-Ray. Can’t wait to see what other Anime’s show up on Blu-Ray.

Monster Hunter Roars Onto Wii In Japan, People Buy It

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Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise does big business on the PSP in Japan. Bring that franchise to the Wii, Japan’s bestselling console, and you’re guaranteed massive success. Right? Well, maybe it’s too early to tell.

While the most recent PSP version, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G was an instant success when it launched in early 2007, selling more than 700,000 copies in its first week, the Wii release was… more moderately successful. Monster Hunter G moved 132,000 copies during week one, according to Japanese sales tracker Media Create. Good, but not PSP good, leading me to believe we’ll see the Japanese word for “evergreen” uttered from someone’s lips in the coming weeks.

Other new chart toppers include the Japanese release of Killzone 2, which debuted in third place, moving 41,000 copies and the Xbox 360 port of loli-goth shooter Death Smiles, which also landed in the top ten.

The bestselling games in Japan for the week of April 20th to 26th are as follows.

01. Monster Hunter G (Wii) – 132,000 / NEW
02. Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Sora no Tankentai (DS) – 54,000 / 196,000
03. Killzone 2 (PS3) – 41,000 / NEW
04. Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 (PSP) – 31,000 / NEW
05. Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G (The Best) (PSP) – 23,000 / 613,000
06. Death Smiles (X360) – 20,000 / NEW
07. Sengoku Basara Battle Heroes (PSP) – 17,000 / 130,000
08. Mario & Luigi RPG3!!! (DS) – 17,000 / 558,000
09. Wii Fit (Wii) – 11,000 / 3,369,000
10. Tom Clancy’s HAWX (X360) – 10,000 / NEW

11. A Ressha de Gyoukou DS (DS)
12. Pro Yakyuu Famista DS 2009 (DS)
13. Deca Sporta 2 (Wii)
14. Taiko No Tatsujin Wii (Wii)
15. Mobile Suit Gundam: Senjou no Kizuna Portable (PSP)
16. Musou Orochi Z (PS3)
17. Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2009 Live (PS2)
18. Rittai Picross (DS)
19. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
20. Valkyria Chronicles (The Best)
21. Rhythm Heaven (DS)
22. Katekyoo Hitman Reborn! DS Fate of Heat II – Unmei no Futari (DS)
23. Pokémon Platinum (DS)
24. Resident Evil 5 (PS3)
25. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Stardust Accelerator: World Championship 2009 (DS)
26. Fantasy Golf Pangya Portable (PSP)
27. Makai Senki Disgaea 2 Portable (PSP)
28. Wagamama Fashion Girls Mode (DS)
29. Little Anchor (PS2)
30. Animal Crossing City Folk (Wii)

Source: Kotaku.com

SasaharaX: Now that is a cool looking Wii box, to bad we never get cool bundles like that here. I’m still waiting for the new M.H. Game to come out on PSP.


Discotek Adds Live-Action Hana Yori Dango Final Film

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Also: return of Crying Freeman anime, live-action Uzumaki in North America

The North American DVD distributor Discotek has announced that it will release Hana Yori Dango Final: The Movie, Yasuharu Ishii‘s live-action theatrical finale to the Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) television drama. The two television drama series are themselves based on Yoko Kamio‘s Boys Over Flowers shōjo romantic comedy manga. The two live-action television series and the film starred Mao Inoue as the strong-willed girl named Tsukushi who perseveres at an elitist academy and in life after high school.

Discotek will ship the film on August 25. The film ran in selected American film festivals as well as on some trans-Pacific airline flights. Viz Media released the manga and anime versions of Hana Yori Dango in North America.

Discotek is also reissuing Higuchinsky‘s live-action film adaptation of Junji Ito‘s Uzumaki horror manga in September and Toei Animation‘s complete Crying Freeman anime series (pictured at left) at a date to be determined. Elite Entertainment had previously released Uzumaki in English in 2004, while ADV Films had released Crying Freeman in 2003. Discotek had already announced that it will release the first animated Fist of the North Star Movie

Discotek‘s other title announcements include the following:

July 28:
Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (Ah! Ikkenya Pro-Wres)

September:
Sex and Zen

October:
Tokyo 10+1

Date to be determined:
Stormriders
Burning Paradise
Taxi Hunter
Female Prisoner Scorpion Jailhouse 41
Kani Goalkeeper (Crab Goalkeeper)

Discotek Media launched in 2005 with an announcement that it will release anime as well as live-action films.

Source: AnimeNation Anime News Blog on May 19.