So, w/ Anime Expo ending a few days ago, there wasn't a whole lot of licenses that had me excited save for one, and that is of course Bandai Visual's annoucement of Gunbuster for R1. I'm filled w/ tears of joy just like Noriko ;_;.
Their announcement of Wings of Rean is good too as the show looks great.
the rest of the AX's licenses weren't anything suprising (except for Super Gals S2 but i don't care about that) and most knew who was gonna get it. Therefore, the 2nd anime I'm looking forward to is Bandai Entertainment America's announcement of Ghost in the Shell SAC: Solid State Society. I was hyped ever since the announcement of this and the trailer show ant TAF didn't help. W/ Manga and Bandai releasing the 1st two seasons, it was already a shoe-in that they would get SSS. So it's not surprising but nice to have the confirmation. As for the Compilation Movies/OVAs, for the 1st 2 seasons...meh. I'm only looking forward to the Laughing Man one since I heard that it's got some added footage along w/ some reanimation. Also, i dug the LM plot more than the Individual 11 due to the fact that I've been a Salinger fan since HS. As for the Individual 11 movie, i could care less as I've already seen it. Lemme tell you that it's really not worth it as there is HARDLY any new footage, there's like one scene that comes off the top of my head that they changed.
And apparently Bandai is in negotiations w/ My-Otome. Tell you the truth, i could really care less since I'm collecting the R2s. I don't plan on double dipping this series like I'm doing w/ My-HiME cuz A)I liked My-HiME MUCH MORE than My-Otome overall B)I don't have the cash for it after i'm done w/ the R2s and OVAs and whatnot and finally C)my waning interest of anime in general.
None of Funi's announcement excited me as them getting more Gonzo animes were expected, thus Solty Rei = *big YAWN*. I'm awaiting their solicit for Witchblade though.
ADV hasn't gotten anything either that interests me, i find them definitely going downhill. Though they'll always have Evangelion re-releases to help 'em out and make fans angry.
So lastly, I come to Geneon as they have finally confirmed my 3rd anime that i'm looking forward to....and that's obviously Black Lagoon. While this was no surprise as one found out last year that they co-produced it, but a early confirmation indicates a earlier release...hopefully, and thus no need to get the R2s IMO. Being a fan of the Black Lagoon & Rei Hiroe WAAY before the anime aired, i definitely can't wait. Speaking of Black Lagoon, my vol.5 HK version arrived earlier this week along w/ some other HK mangas. My 'final' fig, Alter Sei arrived on Monday. If i'm not busy during the weekend, i'll have pics up, otherwise, Monday it is.
And since this is the only anime that i'm watching really, I present the awesome yurirific Simoun vol.1 cover - yesh Nevril yesh...you're so amazingly hawt ^^.
So I'll end off w/ Yuri Sakazaki and go try out Last Bronx for PS2 now ;).