Aquarion EVOL Acquired by Madman Entertainment

During the Supanova convention, the Australian anime distributor Madman Entertainment has announced a few good news for all the otaku from the continent. Aquarion EVOL, the new Berserk trilogy and also the Legend of the Legendary Heroes. See below for a quote of all the good new stuff Australians will be getting.

There have really been a few unexpected decisions in the acquisitions of the big companies. This is valid for Sakura-con and for the Supanova convention. Madman Entertainment, though, really takes us to another level with some big (pleasant) surprises. It seems like the Australian anime admirers will be having a very good year after all, even with shows they couldn’t see as they were airing!

We are happy to announce today the following acquisition announcements. Lots of exciting new titles to come. Let’s check out the announcements.

Aquarion Evol

 

12,000 years have passed in this world, the story of Apollon and Sylvie have become a children’s story called “Skies Of Aquaria”. The “Abductors” Invaders from Altea come to Earth with only one purpose, they invade to harvest humans. DEAVA the Aquaria Academy exists to train men and women to use Aquaria, but they cannot ever merge because of Guize stones, these block an “unholy union” between genders. The story follows Amata and Mikono in their enrollment into DEAVA, and fight the Abductors.

Legend of Legendary Heroes

 

A war between bordering lands Roland and Estabul has begun. At the King of Roland’s command, Ryner Lute, a bearer of a cursed, extremely lethal power called the Alpha Stigma, and his beautiful comrade Ferris set out on a search for the Heroic Relics – artifacts that contain enormous supernatural powers and can be devastating if placed in the wrong hands. War tactics, bloody magical battles, and political intrigue ensue!

Collection 1 will be available in July on DVD and Blu-Ray

Star Driver

 

Upon enrolling at Southern Cross Island High School, Takuto and his friends become embroiled in a conflict with a clandestine society to control giant machines, called Cybodies, sealed under the island whose powers are bound by special shrine maidens. What secrets will Takuto dig up, and how will he deal with the obstacles that lie ahead of him? This struggle will threaten to tear apart the entire island!

Collection 1 will be available later this year. Subtitled release DVD only.

Oreimo (My sister can’t be this cute)

 

Oreimo is an adaptation of Tsukasa Fushimi’s light novel series Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. The popular comedic novel series-turned hit anime originally aired in 2010 in Japan. The story follows the daily life of an ordinary high school boy named Kyousuke Kousaka. Kyousuke’s younger sister Kirino is a pretty fashion model, but also hides a dark secret of being an otaku of adult games. Kyousuke is the only person to whom Kirino reveals her hidden obsession and other issues.

Complete season 1 with OVA subtitled collection will be available on DVD later this year.

Mayo Chiki

 

Kinjirou Sakamachi has gynophobia (fear of women), due to his violent mother and sister. Subaru Konoe is the butler of his classmate, Kanade Suzutsuki, and has to dress as a male due to butlers having to be men. When Kinjirou discovers Subaru’s secret, Kanade promises to cure Kinjirou of his phobia. Kinjirou and Subaru are forced due to circumstances to spend time together and defend Subaru’s secret while trying to cure Kinjirou’s fear.

Release details to be confirmed.

BERSERK: THE GOLDEN AGE ARC TRILOGY

Finally of course our massive announcement today is that we will be releasing the brand new BERSERK triliogy. We intend to have these films in cinemas and of course followed with a home video and digital release. A full press release will be posted shortly.

Source: Madman Entertainment

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BrutalMurder
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Didn’t even know there’s an anime con in Australia!

DevilMayCry
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Yeah aren’t people there too busy getting sun-burnt, surfing etc?!

Shounen
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Some of the best titles, actually! ;)

BakaOuji
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You realize the picture is not from Aquarion EVOL, right?

InStyleAkuma
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“Densetsu no Yuusha no Densetsu”! I miss this one… Thanks for the update. :)