Tony Oliver once told me some crock about how the Japanese have to approve every byte that gets burned on r1 anime DVDs. I don't buy into that.
I don't know, it would explain why the easter egg in Madlax is so hard to find, if I didn't find the directions for how to get into it online I'd never have known it existed. And so far as I know it's only in the singles release.
It's probably more profitable right now to do a quick basic subtitled release, if it sells reasonably well the per unit cost is a lot lower than the dub even though I'd imagine it sells fewer than it would with a dub. It doesn't bother me either way - to the point that I've re-watched some series I've seen before and have here on DVD, with the subtitles the second time around to make them a tad different.
The animation studio usually has nothing to with licensing, unless it's someone like Gonzo that also produces the shows. But 07-Ghost would be a nice addition.
At lot of Gonzo's stuff...isn't all that good. Yes, they're like any other company, they have made good things and bad. That, and personal taste comes into it. I hated Baccano, but I love Durarara, but that has nothign to do with them, but the novel writer himself. I do love Peacemaker, but I only picked that up becasue of who the manga artist was.
I just sort of want 07-ghost and Betrayal Knows My Name as 07 can be viewed as a yaoi, and BKmN is one, but with really good story and little romance. It's on the Loveless level, but better. And I think it's something a guy could watch without felling like they're being forced to watch yaoi. There is a bunch of character types in it and fighting.
Sakurai Yuki is a teenager with a mysterious power. He was abandoned at birth near the Asahi orphanage. Because of that event, Yuki strives for independence. He hates being a burden to anyone near him, but at the same time, he is afraid of being left alone. Moreover, ever since he can remember, he has had a strange ability that when he touches others, he can feel their emotion. Unable to control it, he's often made insensitive blunders in the past. He later meets a mysterious yet beautiful stranger who saves his life, but for some reason he feels like he's met before. While death looms and his ability gets stronger and stronger, a man who claims to be his older brother suddenly appears. What will Yuki do when he learns the truth?
It may say it's Shojo, but it isn't like romance like many of others, it is mixture of fantasy and adventure. And from what I got, the manga sells pretty well for Yen Press.
Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, Teito's sheltered by the church and its law of sanctuary. Here, he discovered many mysteries surrounding himself, the church, and the Empire itself. The fact that he might be connected to a dethroned king and the mystical stone of god, "The Eye of Mikhael", made him the target of the empire more than ever. Fortunately the church is under the mythical 7 Ghost protection. But who are the Ghosts really. Will Teito be free from the military's clutch, and what of his said mission to uncover the history. And who is the military's Chief-of-Staff Ayanami exactly. Teito's future seems to have spiraled into an unexpectedly perilous path.
After nearly 5 years, Viz media finally picked up the manga from the defunct Go! Comi.
The story revolves around high school student Akira Nikaido, a typical slacker living a normal life. That is, until he meets the mysterious Shirogane, a man who suddenly appears and tells him to meet him at the school that night. Though he is skeptical, he goes anyway, and subsequently gets attacked by a shadow monster. Shirogane convinces him that the balance between the human world and the shadow world has been distorted, and that Akira must become a "shin", which is a creature of the shadow world, in order to help restore the balance.
Again, another shojo that deals with a lot of action and mixed in with a supernatural effect, and still puts in comedy.
And that ends my wish list for animes that heavily deal with a male cast. I would find it nice change if the females can have a little fanservice, instead of giving men the service attention. I personally find these 3 titles to were both genders can enjoy.
Ruroni Kenshin is currently licensed by Media Blasters (the series) and Aniplex of America (movies and OVAs). Neither of them currently make their programming available to Anime Network, so the addition of either is unlikely.
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