Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is coming to the US as a 4K remaster
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Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is coming to the US as a 4K remaster

GKIDS has acquired the North American rights to Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water and is bringing the anime to the US. The anime series Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water is getting a North American release this year along with a 4K restoration. The specific home entertainment platforms were not announced. Nadia: The Secret…

On-Gaku: Our Sound release date confirmed for digital, Blu-ray, and DVD
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On-Gaku: Our Sound release date confirmed for digital, Blu-ray, and DVD

GKIDS announced today that On-Gaku: Our Sound is coming out on digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on March 9, 2021. Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, On-Gaku: Our Sound brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. The anime features a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend…

Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch digital, Blu-ray, DVD release date announced
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Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch digital, Blu-ray, DVD release date announced

Studio Ghibli’s Earwig and the Witch now has a release date for purchase on digital platforms and physical formats. The film is based on the children’s novel “Earwig and the Witch” by Diana Wynne Jones. It marks Studio Ghibli’s first entirely 3DCG animated feature. GKIDS and Shout Factory announced that digital platforms will get the…

14 years ago at CES, Microsoft backed HD-DVD with an Xbox 360 add-on

14 years ago at CES, Microsoft backed HD-DVD with an Xbox 360 add-on

CES is about to get underway this week. If you roll back the clock fourteen years ago today, Microsoft announced that it would support HD-DVD in the next-gen format wars between Toshiba’s HD-DVD and Sony’s Blu-ray with an add-on for the Xbox 360. Here’s our original story from January 5, 2006: Just as Sony was…

Microsoft backs HD-DVD with Xbox 360 external drive
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Microsoft backs HD-DVD with Xbox 360 external drive

Just as Sony was busy supporting itself in the next-gen format wars, Microsoft announced at CES that an external HD-DVD drive would be available for the Xbox 360 by the end of the year, a rival format to Sony’s next-gen Blu-ray technology that will be used in PlayStation 3 systems. No price or release information…