Anime Studio Manglobe Begins Bankruptcy Proceedings

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Anime studio Manglobe formally began bankruptcy proceedings with the Tokyo District Court on November 4, 2015. 237 parties are claiming 544.5 million yen (about US$4.43 million) in debt from the studio. Manglobe had shut down on September 29, 2015 and filed for bankruptcy that same day. Animators reported not receiving their final paychecks from the studio.

Shinichiro Kobayashi and Takashi Kochiyama founded Manglobe in 2002. The studio produced such series as Samurai Champloo, The World God Only Knows franchise, Hayate the Combat Butler franchise, Michiko & Hatchin, Ergo Proxy, Samurai Flamenco, and Gangsta.. It also produced the animated sequences in the Sengoku Basara game. At the studio’s peak, it had over 1 billion yen (over US$8 million) in annual revenue.

The studio was working on the Genocidal Organ film before filing for bankruptcy. After the film was delayed from October 2015 to November 2015, its…

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Guitar Hero Live’s New Songs Include The White Stripes, Iggy Pop, And Evanescence

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For those addicted to Guitar Hero Live’s TV Mode, the new Premium Sets introduced this week have been announced. Premium Sets, which allow you to play select tracks before they are released to the general public a week later, are unlocked through either micro-transaction or completing select songs with qualifying scores. The following tracks are included in the Premium Sets this week:

“Rock Heroes”:

  • The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
  • Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child (Wild One)”
  • Leon Bridges – “Coming Home”

“Fresh For 2015”

  • Evanescence – “Going Under”
  • Bully – “Trying”
  • Lonely The Brave – “Victory Line”

They should be available to the general public next week. Speaking of which, last weeks Premium Sets (including the follow tracks) are now available in the catalog:

  • Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
  • Blink-182 – “First Date”
  • Paramore – “Monster”
  • American Authors – “Believer”
  • The 1975 – “Chocolate”
  • George…

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ROH On Destination America Preview: 11/11/15

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The Briscoes VS The All-Night Express

ACH VS Cedric Alexander

Roderick Strong VS Will Ferrara

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UFC 193 Embedded: Episode One – It’s all about the ‘Lube’

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On Episode 1 of UFC 193 Embedded, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey makes her way through Melbourne, staying sharp in the gym and embracing her latest wave of media controversy.

In Albuquerque, New Mexico, title challenger Holly Holm goes to dinner with her family, to the chiropractor and to the gym for her last day of tough training.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the double-championship fight night at UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm, Saturday, November 14th.

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UFC 193 Embedded Episode 2: ‘No Pain No Gain’ Bigfoot Silva

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On Episode 2 of UFC 193 Embedded, the card’s stars – including heavyweight Bigfoot Silva, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and her opponent Holly Holm – continue to train hard to compete at the UFC’s biggest-ever event.

Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk makes time for some Melbourne sightseeing, while heavyweight Mark Hunt and strawweight title challenger Valerie Letourneau take in a local Muay Thai show.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the double-championship fight night at UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm, Saturday, November 14th 2015.

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‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Live Action Trailer

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Ahead of its launch next week, EA Games has released a live action trailer for Star Wars Battlefront. The trailer shows people literally being transported into the world of Star Wars Battlefront from wherever they are.

Star Wars Battlefront will be available next Thursday, November 19 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

The launch gameplay trailer for the game was released a couple of weeks ago.


Nathan Manning is an Xbox Editor for AnalogAddiction. He fondly remembers the first Battlefront games on the original Xbox. You can find him on Twitter and AnalogAddiction there as well.

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Could Porn Be The Next Big Sports Sponsor?

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Advertising during sporting events is about to take a fascinating turn, specifically in Italy’s Serie A. According to Corriere dello Sport, Pornhub (yes the adult website) has offered to sponsor a team for a year, all expenses paid. In exchange, Pornhub will (presumably) plaster their logo on the team’s jerseys and paraphernalia. Which, frankly, is a great deal for all parties involved.

This, of course, isn’t Pornhub’s first attempt advertising for a team. In 2014, the Rutherford Raiders were having trouble finding a sponsor. They jokingly slapped the Pornhub logo on the front of the jersey and went to town.

It…

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