High-brow releases by Media Blasters

May 6th, 2013 by Author

Steven names Grenadier a high point of Media Blasters’ catalog history, but I know that he knows about their strategy to license a critically acclaimed anime once a year or so. IMHO their biggest scoop on that front was Figure 17. I also have a soft spot for Midori no Hibi. Steven himself was a fan of Magic Users Club way back. Their other titles included high-profile mainstream anime Moribito, 12K, Ruroni Kenshin, Simoun. They also licensed B-list conventional series like Muteki Kanban Musume, Asagiri no Miko, and Kurogane Communication. So yeah, they are famous as bottom-feeders, but not exclusively.

UPDATE: Steven reminds about Ah, My Goddess!, which I tried to sweep into the anonymous “others” bin. It didn’t earn a warm welcome here. Simoun is probably a great example how it’s better to suspect a show in abstract, rather than watch it and make sure.