Garo Is Now Available on Hulu

The Fandom Post is reporting that Garo: The Animation is now available for streaming on Hulu. However, there’s a one-week delay for the episodes due to FUNimation having the episodes as an exclusive for one week on their site.

Hulu Plus subscribers can watch this series on their TV and mobile devices.

VIZ Media Announces the Release of Pokemon Season 1: Indigo League – The Complete Collection DVD Set

VIZ Media announces the release, for the first time ever, of the entire Pokemon Indigo League animation in one comprehensive DVD set.

Pokemon Season 1: Indigo League – The Complete Collection contains all 78 episodes (more than 27 hours) of this legendary Pokemon season on 9 DVDs and will be released on October 28, 2014. Pokemon Season 1: Indigo League – The Complete Collection will carry an MSRP of $54.98 U.S. / $63.99 CAN.

Take a trip back to the very beginning, when the adventures were just getting started! In Pokemon Indigo League, Ash Ketchum celebrates his tenth birthday and he’s ready to do what many 10-year-olds in the Kanto region set out to do – become a Pokémon Trainer! Things don’t go exactly the way he planned when he ends up with a Pikachu instead of a different partner Pokémon, and winning Gym Badges turns out to be much tougher than he thought. Luckily, he’s got Gym Leaders Brock and Misty at his side, along with a bevy of new Pokémon friends, including Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander.

Pokémon is one of the largest entertainment franchises in the world, selling more than 260 million video games, shipping more than 21.5 billion Pokémon TCG cards, and featuring a library of more than 700 animation episodes and 16 full-length animated films.

Ristorante Paradisio is Now on YouTube

The Fandom Post is reporting that the Ristorante Paradisio anime is now available for legal streaming on YouTube.

According to the report, all 11 episodes of the series are now available in its original Japanese language with English subtitles.

English Dub Cast for Log Horizon

Sentai Filmworks has announced the English dub cast for the Log Horizon television anime series:

  • Mike Yager is Shiroe
  • Andrew Love is Naotsugu
  • Jad Saxton is Akatsuki
  • Maggie Flecknoe is Marielle
  • Shelley Calene-Black is Henrietta
  • Jovan Jackson is Nyanta
  • Hilary Haag is Serara
  • Houston Hayes is Shoryu
  • Ty Mahany is Smash
  • Greg Ayres is Tohya
  • Luci Christian is Minori
  • Ned Gayle is Valles
  • Sarah Salimi ai Rikopin
  • Mark X. Laskowski is Gatsuomaru and Pippin
  • Christopher Patton is Aizel and William
  • Blake Shepard is Hien
  • Rob Mungle is Demiquas
  • Matt Hune is Sojiro
  • Jay Hickman is Crusty
  • Emily Neves is Lenessia and Mischa
  • Elise Moore is Elissa
  • Krystal LaPorte is Misa and Ivan
  • Jennifer Norton is Kanami
  • Kyle Colby Jones is Londark
  • Christopher Ayres is Woodstock
  • Ty Mahany is Nerima Star
  • Santry Rush is Schreider
  • John Swasey is Fedor
  • Meg McDonald is Isuzu
  • James Belcher is Ichimon
  • John Gremillion is Karashin
  • Jack Ivy is Michitaka
  • David Matranga is Roderic
  • George Manley is Isaac
  • Tyler Galindo is Rundelhaus
  • David Wald is Regan

Kyle Colby Jones is directing the dub.

Promo for the Forthcoming Second Season of Kamisama Kiss

A new promo video is now available for streaming to hype the forthcoming second season of the Kamisama Kiss television anime series.

I am embedding the video below, and I apologize in advance to any of my readers who are unable to view the video due to region blocking.

VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library Imprint Releases Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke: The First Story

VIZ Media delivers a treat to readers and fans of famed director and pioneering creative visionary, Hayao Miyazaki, with the release today of Princess Mononoke: The First Story.

The oversized (11¾ x 11¾ inch) hardcover release is published under the Studio Ghibli Library imprint and carries an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN. The beautifully illustrated storybook features Hayao Miyazaki’s original watercolor artwork, which complements his thoughtfully written fable about man’s need to maintain ecological balance with nature that became the origin for the 1997 feature film. An afterward written by Miyazaki lends further context and insights to the Mononoke story and its deep and lasting impact upon the director.

This is the original Princess Mononoke story, created by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980 while he was first conceptualizing the landmark animated film that would be released to universal acclaim seventeen years later. As an initial version of the tale, it offers a new and significantly different perspective from the final version presented in the film. After a long, exhausting war, a samurai lost in a forest encounters a giant wildcat – a mononoke. The beast saves his life, but at the price of his daughter’s hand in marriage…

“Princess Mononoke was a historic release for Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli and propelled the animation auteur to an entirely new level of international fame,” says Masumi Washington, Senior Editorial Director. “But few know of THE FIRST STORY, the imaginative fable that was the genesis for his groundbreaking film. This premium storybook fittingly presents it for the very first time in English and prominently displays his expressive watercolor characters and landscapes. We look forward to readers discovering Princess Mononoke in a whole new way in this unique release!”

VIZ Media also invites fans to also explore the imaginatively conceived world of Princess Mononoke in The Art of Princess Mononoke (MSRP: $34.99 U.S. / $39.99 CAN). The substantial hardcover edition from the Studio Ghibli Library imprint features an all new translation and contains a trove of insightful interviews, original concept sketches, character art and finished animation cels, and a look at the computer graphics technology used in the film’s production.

“MONONOKE HIME” (1980 nen Shoki Settei Ban) By Hayao Miyazaki ©1993 Nibariki