BANDAI News from NYAF
October 12, 2010 (Cypress, CA) – Bandai Entertainment announced today that Lucky Star Manga Vol. 6 will be in book stores today and comic shops tomorrow. The title was rescheduled due to a production delay. Lucky Star Vol. 7 is on schedule for a November release.
Over the weekend at New York Comic Con/Anime Festival, Bandai Entertainment made the following announcements:
Mobile Suit Gundam, the original anime classic, will be released as a 2-part Anime Legend DVD and for the first time on DVD it will feature both the English language audio and the Japanese audio track with English subtitles. This will be the 42 episode release (one episode has long been withheld at the request of creator Tomino). This will feature the original English dub.
Gundam Unicorn 2 on blu-ray will be available at the Bandai Store on November 12th. Gundam Unicorn has been licensed for standard DVD release by Bandai Entertainment. The DVD version, unlike the Blu-Ray, will feature two episodes on each over a 3-part release, for a total of six episodes.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is coming to Blu-ray. Specs and dates TBD As previously announced by Manga Entertainment, Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society is coming to blu-ray.
K-ON! Season 1 will be released over 4 parts on standard DVD and blu-ray and each volume will have a regular edition and a special edition featuring a CD with tracks to be determined. The English dub will not feature English versions of the songs. Two new cast members were announced: “Ritsu” will be played by Cassandra Lee and “Mugi” will be played by Shelby Lindley.
Gundam 00 movie: A wakening of the Trailblazer has been licensed for North American release. Specs and release dates TBD.
About Bandai Entertainment Inc.
Bandai Entertainment Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc. and the premier distributor of Japanese animation on DVD and programming for television broadcast in North America. Titles include Gundam 00, K-ON!, Code Geass: Lelouch of Rebellion, Lucky Star, Gurren Lagann, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Cowboy Bebop, Outlaw Star, Escaflowne, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, My Otome, and many more.