September 17, 2008 . Geneon Distribution Rights permalink ]

Last year, Geneon announced that they will no longer distribute their anime to North America.  That meant that I could no longer get official dubs of two new anime shows I like, Hellsing Ultimate and Black Lagoon.  But I just found out that Geneon has found a new North American distributor for their works (it was actually announced a few months ago – I guess I haven’t looked in a while).  Funimation, a well-known North American distributor, will pick up the licenses for Geneon distribution.

Hellsing Ultimate follows the vampire Alucard, who is in service to a secret British military order, the Hellsing Organization.  The Hellsing Organization’s mission is to destroy monsters, such as vampires and ghouls.  The series (it’s actually an OVA, or direct-to-DVD series) follows the original manga pretty closely, which is why I’m a fan of this anime.  The original Hellsing TV series did not follow the manga after a few episodes, at which point the writing quickly went downhill.

Black Lagoon has been compared a lot to Cowboy Bebop, except the main characters are mercenaries and they are not in space.  I’m not saying it’s as good as Bebop, but it’s a good show and has some cool scenes.

Posted at 3:21 pm [ 2 comments ] [ Categories: Uncategorized ]
On September 19th, 2008, at 3:53 pm, Pi Visuals said ... [ permalink ]

Sweet! I can’t wait to watch Hellsing…so which disc were we on? What was happening in the story? It’s Gungrave all over again – except this time, it’s good.

On March 19th, 2009, at 4:38 am, Isis Check said ... [ permalink ]

Hi nice post, i have come across your site once before when searching for something so i was just wondering something. I love your theme, would it happen to be a free one i can download, or is it a custom one you had made? In a few weeks i will be launching my own site, i’m not great with designs but i really like the style of your site so it would be cool if i could find (or pay for) something with a similar look as my last designer cannot finish my site. 🙂 Thanks!

Recent Posts
Recent Gallery Updates