Announced last month, Broccoli emailed their fans last week in regards to their closing. There was much speculation on the survivability of anime in the United States with its decline partially due to fansubs and scanlators, and within the last few months many companies and corporations were hit even harder with the economic down turn and Broccoli turned out to be one of them.
Broccoli has just finished running several giveaways as well as selling off a large portion of their remaining items from their office and warehouse.They are currently still trying to keep some titles licensed in the US by discussing it with other publishers.
The people at Broccoli USA are wonderful people and we've enjoyed working with them in the past. This is saddening news and we wish them the best of luck in their future endevowers.
I was surprised to find a giant stuffed Domo-kun dangling from the ceiling entrance of my local Target store.
Apparently Target is using Domo-kun as their character theme for its Halloween promotion carrying such products such as candied Domo-kun, toys, chocolates, and more.
Domo-kun is the mascot for the television station NHK in Japan.
Pictures and promo video inside.
Newtype has released an image of the new Eva unit 02 design. Most notable are the horn like features on top of its head.
From the scan, the second movie will be titled Evangelon: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance.
Full scan inside.
That's right, see what new anime will be airing in Japan this Fall 2008. each title now includes small description of the series.
Which titles are you guys excited about this season?
Make sure to click on the image for the full size after the jump.
Update: A few more series added, and reordered by air date.