Those Licensing Dudes Are On The Ball

So, like, Anime Expo happened. I didn’t go because it’s a few too many thousand miles away, but I hear this stuff happened:

  • Darker than Black, licensed by Funimation
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann, licensed by ADV (including TV broadcast rights)
  • Emma, a Victorian Romance (all of it!), licensed by Right Stuf

The aimlessness of some of DTB’s arcs is getting to me, but the writing really is surprisingly smart. Gurren-Lagann is great, of course, so it’s too bad that “TV broadcast” probably just means THE ANIME NETWORK, NOT FOR KIDS, TOTALLY UNEXPECTED.

I’m sure all sorts of people are going to complain that the production companies actually making a profit is depriving them of free cartoons by now, but I just want to point out the great arrangement for Emma: $37 a season, one box set per, no dub.

That makes it about $3 an episode! And you get your name in a meaningless special thanks list on the DVD if you preorder! Make this your daily recommended maid allowance.

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