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Japanese GitS Re-Release has Subs + Jump Anime Streamed + Other Shorts

+ posted by c_k in Anime News on Nov 5, 2008 04:41
Ghost in the Shell 2.0 DVD includes English Subs
Japanese Ghost in the Shell 2.0 DVD, the 2008 re-release of the 1995 film, will be sold with English subs states the official listings for both the Japanese DVD and Blu-ray releases, which will be released on December 19.

Summary from Anidb:
In the year 2029, the world is made borderless by the net; augmented humans live in virtual environments, watched over by law enforcement that is able to download themselves into super-powered, crime busting mecha. The ultimate secret agent of the future is not human, has no physical body and can freely travel the information highways of the world, hacking and manipulating whatever and whenever required.

This may mean that you could just import the DVD instead of waiting for them to release a subtitled version for North America.

Source(s): Twitch | AnimeNation

ADV Translates and Distributes Princess Resurrection
ADV will translate and distribute the 26-episode anime Princess Resurrection (Kaibutsu Oujo) anime series, which includes 2 side stories where one which was only available on the Japanese DVD, for licensor Sentai Filmworks and will release the first of six DVD volumes starting on March 17, 2009. Episodes will also be available on its cable video-on-demand service as well as streaming for a few English-subtitled episodes prior to sale.

Princess Resurrection, based off of Yasunori Mitsunaga's manga, is about a boy named Hiro who goes to meet his sister at an old mansion and ends up getting killed and resurrected by the owner of said mansion who is also the princess of all monsters. The manga is currently ongoing at seven volumes and being distributed by Del Rey with four volumes currently out.

Sources: ANN | ICv2

Three Jump Animes Streamed
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine has announced that three anime specials being shown at the Jump Super Anime Tour, Dragon Ball, Tegami Bachi, and One Piece: Romance Dawn will be streamed for free on the Jumpland website beginning November 24. It is unknown whether or not non-Japanese IP addresses will be blocked. However, you need to "Download the Jumpland Original Browser" in order to view the anime specials.

Downloading a browser is a small price to pay to watch the anime specials, even if you don't understand it at all. Let's just hope they don't block us non-Japanese residents.

Sources: ANN | Jumpland

Streamed Test Episode for Keroro Gunso
FUNimation posted a dubbed "test episode" for the anime Sgt. Frog (Keroro Gunso) anime on YouTube stating:

"Sgt. Frog Needs You! We are beginning work on Sgt. Frog, and we need your input. Watch the test episode and add your comments. Let us know what you think!"

However, I wonder if they really do care about your comment/opinion since I put my opinion on the episode, but later on I was reading the comments and I found out that my comment was removed/hidden. I have never seen an episode of Keroro before so I wasn't influenced by seeing the fan subbed version and I've never read the manga and I thought I gave an objective opinion/critique. Why are some comments hidden? Check out the youtube page and you'll notice that it jumps from comments 2 hours ago to 10 hours ago (as of 8:00pm PST/GMT - 8).

Source: ANN

FUNimation Offers Four Free Anime Downloads
FUNimation is giving away the first episode of Afro Samurai, Burst Angel (Bakuretsu Tenshi), Basilisk, and Moon Phase (Tsukuyomi), via iTunes (link requires iTunes). The offer expires on February 28, 2009.

Who'd turn away free anime downloads? Although it's too bad it's only available for iTunes.

Source: Japanator

Street Fighter IV Anime Shipped with Game
Capcom announced at the Capcom Dai-Kakuto-Sai ~Ore Yori Tsuyoi Yatsu ni Ai ni Iku 2008~ publicity event in Tokyo that the Studio 4°C produced Street Fighter ~Aratanaru Kizuna~ (Street Fighter: Renewed Bonds) anime will be included with first edition copies of the Street Fighter IV game for the PS3 and Xbox 360 in February. The anime will be 50-60 minutes long and images that were shown at the event can be found here.

Source: ANN | Dengeki Online

Kagami wins Saimoe 2008 Tournament
After running for 5 months with the Saimoe Finals pitting the Hiiragi sisters against each other, Kagami emerges victorious against her sister, with the results as follows:
* 1 1037 Kagami Hiiragi - Lucky☆Star
* 2 976  Tsukasa Hiiragi - Lucky☆Star

Kagami is the winner of the Saimoe 2008. Guess we can't live without cute tsunderes.

Source: Moetron

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#1. by One Eyed Sharingan ()
Posted on Nov 6, 2008
... GITS re-releaaaaaaaaaasssssssseeeeeeeeeddddd????
dang!1!!, gotta get a blue ray player.... (that, or i'll just get the dvd version)... yaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy
#2. by niphredil ()
Posted on Nov 6, 2008
Getting to see the Tegami Bachi special = pretty much the best thing ever <3

I suppose it's probably too much to hope there'll be a sub like how they translated the Bakuman preview chapter when it was up on the Jumpland global sites... obviously I'm happy either way, but still.
#3. by ibra87 ()
Posted on Nov 9, 2008
Meh, don't know how Jump exactly works, but even on the English site they've put the three specials saying they'll come starting 24/11 (which means probably some time later than that, since Japan has priority).

But who cares anyway, they'll get out on torrent in no time, especially the DBZ special :3 I just hope it's a continuation of DBZ and not GT (forgetting that was fillers, the balls did disappear and Goku went away...)
EDIT: NVM, it's a contination of DBZ, my bad :-)

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