Sunday, November 25, 2012

After Hours Weekly News

Naruto Returns to Toonami

During this week, Jason Demarco (VP of Strategic Marketing &Promotions for Cartoon Network) announced that the first Naruto series will be airing on December 1 at 12:20 am. He also said that there were no plans to air Naruto Shippuden since Disney has the rights to that series. As of right now, Toonami has ten anime shows that it’s airing that are as follows:
  • Bleach
  • Naruto
  • Tenchi Muyo GXP
  • Thundercats
  • Samurai 7
  • Symbionic Titan
  • Eureka 7
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Cowboy Bebop
  • Inuyasha

Stage Adaption of Princess Mononoke on Kickstarter

With the co-operation of Studio Ghibli, Whole Hog Theatre is trying to fund and extend the life of its production of the famous anime Princess Mononoke. According to the kickstarter website information, the donations are being used to create more performance dates and pay for production costs. As of today, they have reached their goal of 5,000 pounds (about 8,000 USD). If you would like to contribute to this project, head on over to

New Steins;Gate Anime Movie Trailer

This weekend, 5pb. Is holding and event where they released a bunch of announcements regarding the Steins;Gate series. First, they announced that their game Steins;Gate: Linear Bounded Phenogram is going to be released next spring (2013). Also, 5pb announced that a new Blu-ray/DVD set of the original series will come with new Huke artwork; this will be released next year on March 27th. Last but not least, 5pb streamed a short teaser trailer of the new anime movie that is scheduled to be released next year.

 * Video Translation: Changing the past will affect the future. It’s a crueler thing than death. The proof of that life has all but vanished. Yet I cannot control my memories. “But that’s insane! If you don’t go, this can’t work!” But I’m a scientist; I have to act on theory and basis. I can’t act on my emotions alone. But I can’t forget all of that I've felt. I can’t forget that I've known you for so long, longer than I really have known you in this world. This is reality. This is the world. Okabe… it hurts.

New Evangelion Movie Breaks Box Office Record of 2012

This past weekend, the third installment of Gainaxs Neon Genesis Evangelion anime series, Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, earned about 14 million USD last weekend. The record was previously held by a live-action film called Brave Hearts. It’s exciting to see one of my favorite anime series doing so well in Japan.

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