Monday, July 25, 2011

A fantastic lineup of upcoming localizations

While I've been keeping tabs of what anime has been picked up for localization, it wasn't until I received the latest issue of Otaku USA that I realized just how much great content is on the way.  Some of it is already being simulcast and others are heading for DVD/Blu-ray releases in North America.  All in all, there's a ton of great, new content seeing official release here!

As you can see, this issue's cover dedicates itself to Blue Exorcist, which is no doubt a huge anime airing in Japan right now.  It seems like this series might be the breakout hit of the entire season!  The best news is, while you can watch episodes right now, the series is slated for release in the states as well.  I know I'll be adding this one to my collection as soon as it comes out!

Also getting very detailed, gorgeous previews in this issue are Tiger and Bunny, the film Redline, Madoka Magica and many others.  The three above are really stand-out anime that I've been keeping my eye on for awhile now.  In particular, Madoka Magica seems to be something really special.  There's much, much more to it than the cutesy exterior would have you believe!

There are hundreds of great anime series' out there right now, and the good stuff just keeps coming.  Whether you're in Japan or looking forward to localized releases, it's a very good time to be an anime fan.  While things may have seemed a tad underwhelming for awhile there, it's very clear that localized content is on a definite upswing.


  1. I completely wrote off Tiger and Bunny due to the craptastic CGI but maybe I'll give it a look.

    Madoka I've never been interested in due to the whole loli thing but Redline looks very very cool.

    Dont know anything about Blue Exorcist.

  2. At first, I was skeptical to Tiger & Bunny due to it's name and use to CGI, but it's a very great superhero anime. For Puella Magi Madoka Magica, it's by far the best anime that came out this year. I must warn you though, NEVER look up too much information about the anime because literally every episode is a spoiler.

  3. Glad to see Madoka is coming over, I'll definetly be picking up the DVD when its released.

  4. Tiger and Bunny is awesome! It really feels nostalgic for me cos it's just so old school! It has the perfect elements for an old-school anime~ (ok, maybe I'm being a *little* biased here...) I like the way they do the ad placements in the anime and still not sacrifice the quality of the anime.

  5. Madoka Magica is a great anime that I will check out once it hits BD, but I'll be watching it with subs.

    And I've always wanted to see Redline, so maybe I'll see it with dubs.?

  6. Ao no Exorcist is a good shounen anime, just mindless action. Clearly meant for the younger set though. Animation is a little hit or miss.

    I didn't watch all of Madoka but I hear it's fantastic. SHAFT does good stuff sometimes.

  7. Blue Exorcist is a great anime. It is one of the better ones this year. But there has been a few great animes this year.