You know, like a license announcement for Kanokon.
Now, I don't like how Media Blasters does things normally but. . . . Oh hell, they've got me on this one. I've been secretly hoping for this to get licensed for a while. (Animal ears, animal spirits, massive cat girl love yet I still don't like Furry stuff? Odd huh.)
They announced the license for Kanokon back around January 15th. (No Internet access at that time. Out of state trip. Had a near death experience, other than that the trip was okay.) Guess my original belief that by A level titles they meant "mainstream and fanservice" was accurate huh? (Too bad Simoun and Strawberry Panic weren't constantly flashing panties or we'd have dubs for them too. Sigh.)
Not sure about the OVA series. Hopefully yes.
Of course, MB is getting more English dub friendly lately.
Do you want some Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan?
Turns out Sirabella saw the light and now we're getting a re-release of it with an English dub! Damn, just when I thought I could welsh on that fansub debt forever. Now I'm going to have to get it. (Aw, I can't wait to hear what they do with it dub wise. I mean, that should be worth the bucks no matter what right?)
I'll try to talk casting before the releases.
Now, if all of that weren't enough, apparently Loveless did so well, they want to dub it too but it's doing so well as is they aren't sure when they'll do it.
"The issue right now is that it is doing way too well at [the Best Buy retail chain] in the [Slimpack repackaging] so we will wait."
Quoth Sirabella also: Media Blasters will release less boys-love material and more "bigger stuff like [Ikki Tousen] and [Blade of the Immortal]." (Ah, ANN does the reporting, I do the copypasta.)
Wait, haven't MB's reps been saying previously that the boys-love stuff sold well? I seem to remember reading that. Perhaps I am mistaken. Or maybe they're just trying to get away from homosexual-esque material? They rarely seemed to consider such series dub worthy and even with a big seller, they're getting out of the genre? Hmm, makes you think.
Anyway, that's been you're English dub update for anyone who, like me, stumbled across the news without prior knowledge. Remember, I'm not a reporter, just a connection-less blogger doing this mainly for LULz.
Oh, and for you of course. Every new reader makes me stronger. Like a demon devouring souls except I'm not a demon. Really. It was never proven.
*I screwed up the pics a bit. This should be better.