Madman Supanova Sydney 2014 Recap

If you weren't lucky enough to visit Supanova on the weekend or just didn't quite make it to the Madman panel, here's a run down on what you missed including general acquisition announcements, a new simulcast series and more!

BEN-TO

Every day, an epic struggle rages in grocery stores across Japan - the battle for half-priced bento boxes! Once the discount stickers go on, ravenous brawlers start throwing punches in a knockdown, drag-out war over who gets to take home the cheap eats.
When a young, broke high school student named Sato joins the ‘Half-Priced Food Lovers Club’, he proves to be a rising talent in the world of insane food fights. But does he have what it takes to become the king of clearance cuisine?
From the director of BLACK CAT comes a very different type of hunger games. Welcome to the world of Ben-To, where chopsticks are lethal weapons, the supermarket is a battleground, and there’s nothing more delicious than a deep-fried win.

BEN-TO comes to DVD, Blu-ray and Digital platforms in September

HETALIA Beautiful World (Season 5)

The Allied guys and Axis boys are back in HETALIA: THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD! It’s Season 5. As in high-five! And when we high-five, a tiny kitten appears with a wee banjo! And he’s playing a song about a cupcake and it’s freaking adorable! But then Prussia shows up and yells at the kitten. But the kitten doesn’t get sad, because, dude… Claaaassic Prussia.

HETALIA: THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD will be coming to DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms from September

BLACK BUTLER (live-action movie)

A butler named Sebastian. Possessing a wealth of knowledge, unbelievable skills, perfect looks and grace, he is a butler without flaws. If one were to pinpoint any negative thing about him, it would be his troubling personality.

The live action adaptation of the BLACK BUTLER franchise will be coming soon to home video and digital platforms.

TOKYO GHOUL SIMULCAST

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of ‘Ghouls’, mysterious creatures that look exactly like humans, yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever ‘Ghoul’/human half-breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

Based on the manga series by Sui Ishida and produced by Studio Pierrot (BLEACH, YU YU HAKUSHO) TOKYO GHOUL is directed by Shuhei Morita, who received an Oscar-nomination at the 86th Academy Awards for his short film, Possessions.

TOKYO GHOUL episodes will simulcast in July, direct from Japan, on AnimeLab.com.
A home video release will follow at a date to be confirmed.

SWORD ART ONLINE EXHIBITION: ROUND 2

Madman Entertainment and Aniplex of America are proud to present the second installment of the SWORD ART ONLINE Exhibition Tour in Australia and, for the first time, New Zealand.

Featuring original artwork pieces from the show, including character designs, storyboards, key animation frames and more, the SWORD ART ONLINE Exhibition will to give fans a unique behind the scenes look at the creative process and how the hit anime series was created.

The exhibition will also feature a photo area where fans will be able to take photos with Kirito and Asuna, the heroes of SWORD ART ONLINE.

Additionally, we will be offering patrons the opportunity to purchase official SWORD ART ONLINE merchandise at the Madman booth.

The tour will be hitting the following events and cities:

Adelaide – AVCON 2014
Date: July 21-22
Venue: Adelaide Convention and Exhibition Centre
Tickets / Info: avcon.org.au

Sydney – SMASH! 2014
Date:
August 10-11
Venue: Rosehill Gardens Race Course
Tickets / Info: smash.org.au

Auckland, NZ – Armageddon Expo 2014
Date:
October 24-27
Venue: ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane
Tickets / Info: armageddonexpo.com/nz

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