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31st May '13 12:59:31 PM MarkLungo
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MediaBlasters is a producer, localizer, and distributor of genre media such as {{anime}}, {{manga}}, Japanese live-action and {{toku}}, and horror films (along with the occasional Western animation). They were founded in 1996 as a store specializing in these genres, but began moving into production as time passed.

As far as the anime/manga market is concerned, despite managing to licence several cash-cow series (''{{Voltron}}''[=/=]''{{Golion}}'', ''RurouniKenshin'', ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', ''Bible Black''), Media Blasters generally focused on more obscure series and never tried to expand as far as its competitors. (Meaning they didn't overextend themselves as much.)

Media Blasters uses several labels for its releases:
* '''Anime Works''' -- anime and manga.
* '''Kitty Media''' -- {{Hentai}}. Has a tendency to use ParallelPornTitles.
* '''Tokyo Shock''' -- Japanese live-action, including {{Toku}}.
* '''Shriek Show''' -- Obscure horror and exploitation.

On January 10th, 2012, it announced it was going freelance and already laid off 60% of its employees, leaving the actual body of the company comprised of [[OddlySmallOrganization five or six people]].

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!! Works released by this company include:

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* Manga/AhMyGoddess (The first season of the TV series)
* Alien From the Darkness
* {{Manga/Bakuman}}
* Manga/{{Berserk}} (TV series)
* BibleBlack
* Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal
* LightNovel/{{Bludgeoning Angel Dokurochan}}
* [[Anime/CaptainHarlock Cosmo Warrior Zero]]
* Manga/CrimsonSpell (first 2 volumes)
* Manga/CromartieHighSchool (The live-action movie)
* Anime/ElfPrincessRane
* Eiken (The OVA and manga)
* Anime/{{EL}} (though the English license was acquired from the original license-holder, [=NuTech=])
* WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh
* Anime/GaoGaiGar
* Manga/{{Genshiken}} (First and second series)
** Anime/KujibikiUnbalance (TV series; {{OVA}}s as extras on the ''Genshiken'' discs.)
* Manga/GiantRobo (DVD release of series, with both a new dub and the existing U.S. Renditions[=/=]MangaEntertainment dub)
* Manga/GoldenBoy (Re-release of the Creator/ADVFilms dub)
* VisualNovel/GreenGreen
* Anime/{{Grenadier}}
* [[Anime/CaptainHarlock Gun Frontier]]
* VideoGame/GunparadeMarch
* WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers
* Manga/IkkiTousen (Licenced the second and third seasons, ''Dragon Destiny'' and ''Great Guardians''; first season is licensed by {{FUNimation}} after rescuing it from Creator/{{Geneon}})
* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim ([=DVDs=] now discontinued)
* [[Manga/FightIppatsuJuudenChan Juden-chan]]
* Anime/JungleDeIkou
* LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}
* [[Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl Kashimashi]] (anime; manga is licensed by SevenSeasEntertainment)
* Anime/KekkoKamen (The live-action movies)
* Anime/{{Kite}}
* Manga/KokoWaGreenwood (Originally released by CentralParkMedia; re-dubbed and released on DVD.)
* Manga/{{Loveless}}
* Manga/MagicKnightRayearth
* Anime/MagicUsersClub
* Maka Maka
* MasterOfMosquiton (DVD release of Creator/ADVFilms' dub and sub)
* MetalFighterMiku
* Anime/MezzoForte (OVA)
* LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze
* Moonlight Lady
* [[Anime/SeireiNoMoribito Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit]]
* Manga/{{Mouse}}
* Anime/OtogiZoshi
* VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru
* Manga/PrincessPrincess
* Anime/QueensBlade
* [[Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume Ramen Fighter Miki]]
* Manga/RurouniKenshin
* Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo
* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei
* Anime/{{Simoun}}
* Anime/SpacePirateMito
* Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman
* Anime/SpyOfDarkness
* [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]
* LightNovel/StrawberryPanic
* Anime/TekkamanBlade (including Teknoman)
* Anime/TweenyWitches [=/=] MahouShoujoTaiArusu
* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms (anime; novels are licensed by {{Tokyopop}})
* {{Viper GTS}} (OVA)
* Anime/{{Voltron}}
** Beast King Anime/{{Golion}} (Uncut sub)
* Anime/WeissKreuz (as ''Knight Hunters'')
[[/index]]
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MediaBlasters is a producer, localizer, and distributor of genre media such as {{anime}}, {{manga}}, Japanese live-action and {{toku}}, and horror films (along with the occasional Western animation). They were founded in 1996 as a store specializing in these genres, but began moving into production as time passed.

As far as the anime/manga market is concerned, despite managing to licence several cash-cow series (''{{Voltron}}''[=/=]''{{Golion}}'', ''RurouniKenshin'', ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'', ''Bible Black''), Media Blasters generally focused on more obscure series and never tried to expand as far as its competitors. (Meaning they didn't overextend themselves as much.)

Media Blasters uses several labels for its releases:
* '''Anime Works''' -- anime and manga.
* '''Kitty Media''' -- {{Hentai}}. Has a tendency to use ParallelPornTitles.
* '''Tokyo Shock''' -- Japanese live-action, including {{Toku}}.
* '''Shriek Show''' -- Obscure horror and exploitation.

On January 10th, 2012, it announced it was going freelance and already laid off 60% of its employees, leaving the actual body of the company comprised of [[OddlySmallOrganization five or six people]].

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!! Works released by this company include:

[[index]]
* Manga/AhMyGoddess (The first season of the TV series)
* Alien From the Darkness
* {{Manga/Bakuman}}
* Manga/{{Berserk}} (TV series)
* BibleBlack
* Manga/BladeOfTheImmortal
* LightNovel/{{Bludgeoning Angel Dokurochan}}
* [[Anime/CaptainHarlock Cosmo Warrior Zero]]
* Manga/CrimsonSpell (first 2 volumes)
* Manga/CromartieHighSchool (The live-action movie)
* Anime/ElfPrincessRane
* Eiken (The OVA and manga)
* Anime/{{EL}} (though the English license was acquired from the original license-holder, [=NuTech=])
* WesternAnimation/GalaxyHigh
* Anime/GaoGaiGar
* Manga/{{Genshiken}} (First and second series)
** Anime/KujibikiUnbalance (TV series; {{OVA}}s as extras on the ''Genshiken'' discs.)
* Manga/GiantRobo (DVD release of series, with both a new dub and the existing U.S. Renditions[=/=]MangaEntertainment dub)
* Manga/GoldenBoy (Re-release of the Creator/ADVFilms dub)
* VisualNovel/GreenGreen
* Anime/{{Grenadier}}
* [[Anime/CaptainHarlock Gun Frontier]]
* VideoGame/GunparadeMarch
* WesternAnimation/HuntikSecretsAndSeekers
* Manga/IkkiTousen (Licenced the second and third seasons, ''Dragon Destiny'' and ''Great Guardians''; first season is licensed by {{FUNimation}} after rescuing it from Creator/{{Geneon}})
* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim ([=DVDs=] now discontinued)
* [[Manga/FightIppatsuJuudenChan Juden-chan]]
* Anime/JungleDeIkou
* LightNovel/{{Kanokon}}
* [[Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl Kashimashi]] (anime; manga is licensed by SevenSeasEntertainment)
* Anime/KekkoKamen (The live-action movies)
* Anime/{{Kite}}
* Manga/KokoWaGreenwood (Originally released by CentralParkMedia; re-dubbed and released on DVD.)
* Manga/{{Loveless}}
* Manga/MagicKnightRayearth
* Anime/MagicUsersClub
* Maka Maka
* MasterOfMosquiton (DVD release of Creator/ADVFilms' dub and sub)
* MetalFighterMiku
* Anime/MezzoForte (OVA)
* LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze
* Moonlight Lady
* [[Anime/SeireiNoMoribito Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit]]
* Manga/{{Mouse}}
* Anime/OtogiZoshi
* VisualNovel/OtomeWaBokuNiKoishiteru
* Manga/PrincessPrincess
* Anime/QueensBlade
* [[Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume Ramen Fighter Miki]]
* Manga/RurouniKenshin
* Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo
* Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei
* Anime/{{Simoun}}
* Anime/SpacePirateMito
* Manga/SpecialDutyCombatUnitShinesman
* Anime/SpyOfDarkness
* [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]
* LightNovel/StrawberryPanic
* Anime/TekkamanBlade (including Teknoman)
* Anime/TweenyWitches [=/=] MahouShoujoTaiArusu
* LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms (anime; novels are licensed by {{Tokyopop}})
* {{Viper GTS}} (OVA)
* Anime/{{Voltron}}
** Beast King Anime/{{Golion}} (Uncut sub)
* Anime/WeissKreuz (as ''Knight Hunters'')
[[/index]]
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14th May '13 12:46:43 AM Deadbeatloser22
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* '''AnimeWorks''' -- anime and manga.
* '''KittyMedia''' -- {{Hentai}}. Has a tendency to use ParallelPornTitles.

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* '''AnimeWorks''' '''Anime Works''' -- anime and manga.
* '''KittyMedia''' '''Kitty Media''' -- {{Hentai}}. Has a tendency to use ParallelPornTitles.
10th Feb '13 12:26:43 PM MarkLungo
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* Anime/OtogiZoshi
30th Jan '13 1:18:36 PM speedyboris
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* Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume


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* [[Manga/ShinryakuIkaMusume Squid Girl]]
30th Jan '13 1:17:51 PM speedyboris
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* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim ([=DVDs=] now discontinued)

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* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim ([=DVDs=] now discontinued) discontinued)
* [[Manga/FightIppatsuJuudenChan Juden-chan]]
17th Jan '13 11:58:45 AM justanid
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* Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms (anime; novels are licensed by {{Tokyopop}})

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* Anime/TheTwelveKingdoms LightNovel/TheTwelveKingdoms (anime; novels are licensed by {{Tokyopop}})
2nd Dec '12 12:31:31 PM nombretomado
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* Manga/GoldenBoy (Re-release of the ADVFilms dub)

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* Manga/GoldenBoy (Re-release of the ADVFilms Creator/ADVFilms dub)



* MasterOfMosquiton (DVD release of ADVFilms' dub and sub)

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* MasterOfMosquiton (DVD release of ADVFilms' Creator/ADVFilms' dub and sub)



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20th Jul '12 12:09:32 PM KuroBaraHime
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* Manga/MakaMaka

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* Manga/MakaMakaMaka Maka
19th Jul '12 1:35:46 AM sgamer82
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* [[Manga/SakigakeCromartieKoukou Cromartie High School]] (The live-action movie)

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* [[Manga/SakigakeCromartieKoukou Cromartie High School]] Manga/CromartieHighSchool (The live-action movie)
12th Jul '12 3:51:30 PM KuroBaraHime
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* Anime/GreenGreen

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* Anime/GreenGreenVisualNovel/GreenGreen
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