Archive for November, 2011

Winter Anime Season 2011


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Not much this season it seems. Gundam seed remastered will be a joy to rewatch. Not the best gundam but after this seasons gundam, I’ll need something old to cleanse my brain of that disasterpiece. Zero no Tsukaima will be getting it’s last season. It will probably bite like season 3 but it’s nice to see the animes closure finally. Lastly the black rock shooter anime. I have no idea how it will be so I’m avoiding any kind of fucktard hype on it so it doesn’t leave me disappointed. Everything else, well, unimportant.

As for movies, berserker, awe yea. Everything else is once again, unimportant. Also they need to go ahead and not release that Higurashi kira OVA. That shit really kills my liking for the excellent series that it originally was.

Tales of studio at its end


Namco Bandai has announced on their official corporate website that they will be dissolving its Namco Tales Studio subsidiary in the upcoming months following a transaction which will take effect on January 1 following a board approval on November 29.

As many already know, Namco Tales Studio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Namco Bandai that’s responsible for the Tales of series of games and was founded on March 20, 2003. As of this April the company has 109 employees.

Namco Bandai didn’t state any reasons for the move, but with Tales of Xillia’s recent success and the prospect of a possible Tales of Xillia animation this move is likely aimed at bringing the subsidiary under the full wing of Namco Bandai and the company will still develop Tales games and will simply cease to exist as a public company.

Source:  Tales Union

Possible Tales of Xillia Anime Adaption? – UPDATED NOV 28


Seven Net Shopping, the online retail site of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Japan, listed the January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing‘s Viva Tales of Magazine, and the listing has “Tales of Xillia the Animation” written in the issue’s contents. The issue will ship on November 28.

Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce an anime adaptation of this role-playing game for the PlayStation 3 console. About 740,000 copies of Tales of Xilia shipped in Japan in the first half of the 2012 fiscal year since September 8. About 526,000 copies were sold in the game’s first week, making it one of the top five best-selling games in Japan this year so far.

A few of the earlier games in the “Tales of” franchiseTales of Eternia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperiaalready inspired anime adaptations.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

Update:

ANN obtained the January 2012 issue of Kadokawa Group Publishing‘s Viva Tales of Magazine and confirmed that it is not announcing an anime based on Namco Bandai Games’ Tales of Xillia game on Monday. While the issue does discuss the recently released role-playing game for the PlayStation 3 console (as well as new animation footage that Production I.G is creating for January’s Tales of Innocence Rgame), it does not mention an anime.

Seven Net Shopping, the online retail site of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Japan, listed “Tales of Xillia the Animation” in the contents of this issue. However, it later removed the “Tales of Xillia the Animation” text from its listing. Namco Bandai Games has yet to announce an anime adaptation of this game.

A few of the earlier games in the “Tales of” franchiseTales of Eternia, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Phantasia, Tales of the Abyss, and Tales of Vesperiaalready inspired anime adaptations.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork