Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Rise and Fall of Music Delivery Formats 1980-2010

This chart covers all the ways I have personally bought music, from 8-Tracks to Digital Downloads.

Those of us who rely on mostly Anime DVD, BD and Manga sales for our living but can't raise the huge amount of capital required to fund our own streaming or digital download offering know the future is growing shorter. Houston has a problem, but for the content owners it will be a matter of transition. If you are in Winchester, Tampa, Grimes, New York, or San Diego, you have to be getting a sense that, while still a few years off, the end is nigh.

My dad loved what he did, and he did the exact same job for 42 years before he retired. But we don't live in that world anymore. I really love this, but the graph doesn't lie - change is inevitable. Whatever time I've had to work in this industry has been a gift. Eventually having to transition to something else is going to be hard*. But that's life, what can I tell you.

*I think the winter tends to make me a little melancholy. Can you tell? I haven't been on my motorcycle for 3 months...

Saturday, February 23, 2013

MedicAlert Bracelet

Lets face it, most of us Anime fans should probably be wearing one of these...

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Funimation Delays Release of Last Exile ~ Fam The Silver Wing ~

Funi sent us a quick note this morning to let us know that they have pushed back the release of Last Exile ~ Fam The Silver Wing ~ from Apr 30th all the way back to Sep 10th:

Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- Part 1 DVD/BD (Limited Edition) - Apr 30 to Sep 10
Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- Part 1 DVD/BD (Standard Edition) - Apr 30 to Sep 10
Last Exile -Fam, The Silver Wing- Part 2 DVD/BD - Apr 30 to Sep 10

They did not give a reason for the delay. If you currently have a pre-order in for Fam The Silver Wing and want to make a change, just let us know.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Nature of Ambition

I'm not sure about recognition, but I know all about the backlash part.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Another Thought-Provoking Post...

This is why the comments moderation function has a primary and secondary power source and a bank of backup generators in case they fail...

Friday, February 08, 2013

NIS Announces The Princess and the Pilot Movie BD Premium Edition for May!

NIS has sent over the paperwork for their The Princess and the Pilot Movie premium release, and we now have it up on the store site for pre-order:

The Princess and the Pilot Movie BLURAY (Premium Edition)

Each collection includes a hardcover art book, “The Princess and the Pilot Flight Log” (full color, 32 pages) which provides a deeper viewing experience with detailed character info, rough sketches, artist interviews and setting illustrations.

Release date is set for May 14th.

Synopsis: The war between the Levamme Empire and the Amatsukami Imperium has been raging for years. In the midst of this struggle, the prince of the Levamme Empire declares his love for Juana del Moral and vows to end the war in one year, as part of his marriage proposal. When the Amatsukami catch wind of this, they assault the del Moral residence, targeting Juana's life. As a last-ditch effort to bring the prince his bride, the San Maltilia Airforce employs a mercenary of mixed blood—a bestado—to fly Juana to the prince in secret. The pilot, Charles, accepts the mission... but traversing an ocean alone, and into enemy territory, proves a much more dangerous ordeal than anyone could have anticipated.