London MCM Expo coverage

Revelation: No annoucements made.

ADV: Confirmed they will be present at the next expo, no other annoucements.

MVM: Announced taht they will keep their focus on anime, but now they will expand to asian cinema with Osamu Tezuka’s inspired live action Dororo and Go Nagai’s Cutie honey.

Anime-wise, MVM confirmed titles we already knew about, such as Disgaea, Samurai Deeper Kyo, Gunparade March, Slayers Try, X TV and Aquarion. They also mentioned the releases of Black Lagoon first and second barrage, Berserk and Witchblade box sets .

Beez: Confirmed Code Geass, Gundam 00 and Sword of a stranger. Also mentioned that a partnership is being formed between Beez and Manga for digital streaming, the initial title being Gurren Lagann. Another possible title for streaming would be Gundam Unicorn. The deal would also give Manga distribution rights on iTunes and Xbox live.

Manga: Shigurui: Death Frenzy, Guyver (rescue confirmed with 5 disc box set), Devil May Cry, both Death Note compilation movies, Mamoru Oshii’s Sky Crawlers, Tamagochi – the movie and Fullmetal Alchemist – Brotherhood online streaming on Manga’s website and You Tube.
Streaming for a Fullmetal Alchemist – Brotherhood and Gurren Lagann will begin soon, but no date has been disclosed yet.

Death Note and Naruto’s 3rd movie (Guardians of the Crescent Moon Kingdom) confirmed for a Christmas release.

Manga also mentioned that Ouran High School Host Club is now the best selling shoujo anime in the UK ever, with 1500 sold over 3 weeks from HMV, play and amazon. And Naruto Shippuden won’t be coming out this year, as they yet have to complete the original Naruto series.
Manga is also diversifying with live action. First titles announced are Blood and Ichi

Last updated at 24/05/09 at 22:40