Tag Archives: Classic anime

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is FINALLY Coming to the States

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a lot of things. Its a series of novels by Yoshiki Tanaka. Its an anime series directed by Noburo Ishiguro. Said anime is probably the longest OVA ever made (110 straight to video episodes!). It has also never been released in the US.

Today, at Anime Expo, that all changed. Viz Media announced that they had acquired the rights to Tanaka’s original novels. Shortly after that Sentai Filmworks announced that they would be releasing the epic length anime, much to the joy of classic anime fans.

A US release of LOTGH was, for many classic anime fans, held in the same regard so many held Shenmu 3 in. That is to say it was something they desperately wanted, but never thought would happen. Rightstuf attempted to do a limited print boxset of the entire anime back in 2003, but with a $1000 preorder price tag, there were few takers.

As far as anime space operas go, this is one of the best. I personally can’t wait to own both the books and the anime.

Via Anime News Network

Cyborg 009 vs. Devilman is Gonna Happen

While American fans gear up for Cap fighting Iron-man (and the N&T crew dreads Batman v. Superman), Japan has its own Iconic character throw-down movie in the works!

Initially announced as two separate movies, Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic super-team from Cyborg 009 are going up against Go Nagai’s demonic anti-hero Devilman. Why? Because “AWESOME!” that’s why.

While this is a pretty weird battle, but it sorta makes sense. Young Go Nagai was one of Ishinomori’s assistants on the 009 manga, so I guess the pupil is now the master. Also its being directed by Jun Kagagoe who’s no new-comer to the 00 Cyborgs or Go Nagai’s insanity, so this should be fun. Check out the trailer if you don’t believe me.