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Kadokawa USA Announces Six New Anime

by atlantiza
Jul 5, 2008 8:25 PM | 46 Comments
Representatives from Kadokawa USA announced that their company holds the North American licenses to Junjou Romantica, Spice and Wolf, Rental Magica, Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun, H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~, and Coo ~ Our Guardian. No specific distributor has been named for any of these series.

Source: ANN

Update 8/9/08: In addition, the following manga have been slated for anime adaptation release in Japan for this fall:

Garei - ZERO- ("Kagami reads this in one of the Lucky Star episodes! Try to find out which one!")
Makademi Washoi

Source: Kadokawa Premiere Panel, Otakon

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I heard spice and wolf was a good anime.

Aug 12, 2008 2:54 AM by iloveboobs

Still waiting on my Bokurano and Blue Drop licenses...

Aug 9, 2008 9:14 PM by llxwarbirdxll

sweet. I've been interesed in most of those in a while

Aug 9, 2008 6:23 PM by DarkRoseOtaku

During their pannel at otakon I asked if "Do you have any information on a possible second season of Spice and Wolf and Haruhi Suzumia?". The person replied that depending on how sales go in Japan and the US they might make a second season. She also didn't give any new information on S2 of Haruhi.

Aug 9, 2008 4:33 PM by Hellmonkey

oh durr...mad repeats.

oh well, at least they revealed the 2 new anime this time. i'll go throw the update into the original post

Aug 9, 2008 3:45 PM by kei-clone

Topics merged.

Aug 9, 2008 3:41 PM by cyruz

kei, merge this with the other one, failure

Aug 9, 2008 2:45 PM by windy

atlantiza said:
This feels a bit like déjà vu. o_O


Indeed it does ^^;

I thought this was going to be an announcement on who their distributor(s) will be.

Aug 9, 2008 1:26 PM by tainteddonut

Shit, sure picked some good titles.
note: sarcasm

Aug 9, 2008 1:16 PM by Neverender

This feels a bit like déjà vu. o_O

Aug 9, 2008 12:31 PM by atlantiza

A Kadokawa representative, Chiyako Tasai, manager of marketing and advertising, presented the following anime soon to be licensed. At present, negotiations are currently occuring for each of these, waiting for a proper distributor to pick each of these titles up:

H2O ~Footprints in the Sand~
Good Luck! Ninomiya-kun
Rental Magica
Coo ~our guardian~
Romantica ~Pure Love~
Spice and Wolf


In addition, the following manga have been slated for anime adaptation release in Japan for this fall:

Garei - ZERO- ("Kagami reads this in one of the Lucky Star episodes! Try to find out which one!")
Makademi Washoi

Source: Kadokawa Premiere Panel, Otakon

Aug 9, 2008 11:59 AM by kei-clone

Wasted_Life said:
Faust721 said:
only Spice & Wolf for me in this group of licenses. seriously, they need to choose better, though I can understand if they got these cheap or at a group discount.


HAHA like buy 4 licenses get one FREE??


That explains it. Ninomiya-kun was probably the freebie. :p

Jul 15, 2008 4:36 PM by CCZilla

Faust721 said:
only Spice & Wolf for me in this group of licenses. seriously, they need to choose better, though I can understand if they got these cheap or at a group discount.


HAHA like buy 4 licenses get one FREE??

Jul 12, 2008 5:28 PM by Ranivus

only Spice & Wolf for me in this group of licenses. seriously, they need to choose better, though I can understand if they got these cheap or at a group discount.

Jul 12, 2008 5:25 PM by Faust721

HAHAH h20 ... and they (funimation, bandai, etc) wonder why their sales are down 20% in the US, is because they license crap like that >_<

Definitely going to get Spice and Wolf ^_^

And ppl complaining about dubs ...just stop. you're a small percent of the buying force since you all download it off the internet (as do I). Localization is required to make money for the japanese and the localizers. so quit bitching about it and just buy the DVD. Your "love" for an anime isn't going to keep their animation studios running. Don't worry im no better than most of you with my 1.6TB of anime :) but at least I end up buying the ones i like.

As long as theres money in dubbing there will always be dubs.

Jul 12, 2008 5:09 PM by Ranivus

wakka9ca said:
I hope dubs are things of the past...North American releases should only focus on the subtitles first and release them faster, then do voice overs later for TV....


And I hope they're not.

Jul 9, 2008 10:57 PM by Gunbladewarrior

Junjou Romantica with JYB as every character: do want.

Jul 9, 2008 9:36 PM by windy

Only thing worth getting on DVD I see is Spice and Wolf ;o

Jul 9, 2008 7:50 PM by Keikun

a very interesting move by Kadokawa. Cutting out the middle-men perhaps...

Jul 7, 2008 2:01 PM by Hound_of_Ulster

I'll probably buy a few of these series, I wonder who the dub casts will be for some of these.

Jul 7, 2008 7:44 AM by Toya