Ahead of the channel’s August 24th broadcast in the US, Nicktoons has begun streaming the first episode of the Little Battlers eXperience anime on their website. This English dub, which is different from the one that aired in Asia, was directed by Karl Willems and produced by the Ocean Group for Dentsu Entertainment USA in association with Rollman Entertainment. Voice actors were recorded at Ocean Entertainment in Vancouver and Blue Water Studios in Calgary, Canada. Here’s the entire cast list from the first episode, entitled “Starting Small”:
Dentsu Entertainment have announced the launch date for the Little Battlers eXperience anime on Nicktoons in the US. The show premieres on August 24th at 10AM ET. According to the press release, the 26-episode adaptation was produced by Dentsu in partnership with Rollman Entertainment. The brand’s western debut will be at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.
In promotion of the impending launch, Nicktoons have launched the show’s webpage. It contains two videos (which are embedded above) alongside a description of the show and its characters:
Van Yamano wanted an LBX robot more than anything else in the world, but his mother always refused. And then one day fate brought him his very own LBX named Achilles. A naturally gifted LBX player, Van soon finds himself battling to free his missing father from the clutches of an evil organization. But what Van doesn’t know is that his LBX Achilles holds the key to the fate of the entire world. He will soon find himself caught in the midst of a vast conspiracy for global domination with the highest ranks of power. It’s up to Van to defend the world from tyranny depending solely on his own unique abilities and his LBX robots.
The first DVD volume of the LBX W anime has a set release date in Japan! Little Battlers eXperience W Volume 1 is set to hit Japanese retailers June 27 and retail for 5,040 yen. This release will contain episodes 1-4 plus a special bonus compilation feature. Like the previous LBX anime DVD releases Media Factory will be handling distribution, and the DVDs themselves will contain only Japanese audio, and be restricted to Region 2.
The final DVD release for the original LBX anime was just released this past week in Japan.
Level-5’s LBX Explosive Boost website has updated to reveal new information on the upcoming 3DS conversion. The title will hit July 5 in Japan at a somewhat budget price of ¥4,400. The new 3DS conversion features touch controls, new weapons, LBX from the LBX W anime, and an expanded multiplayer component. Level-5’s redesigned same came alongside a variety of new screenshots: Read the rest of this entry
Little Battlers eXperience Episode 13 airs Wednesday at 7:27PM JST on TV Tokyo. Will you be watching?
Battlers Box has learned that the English dub of Little Battlers eXperience currently airing on Animax in South East Asia will not be the English version released internationally by Dentsu Entertainment USA. The LBX English dub currently airing on Animax is one produced in Hong Kong specifically for the South East Asia market. As mentioned in our first posting, it is not uncommon for Animax to produce dubs exclusive to its channel, and this one seems to be another. We’ll just have to wait even longer for Blue Water’s Canadian adaptation of LBX, but in the mean time, does it excite you that there’s two English dubs for LBX in production? I wonder which one will be better! Read the rest of this entry
TV Tokyo began streaming the preview to the next LBX W episode. It seems the drama from last week’s episode continues. How will our heroes get themselves out of this sticky situation? Due a pre-emption, LBX W will not be airing this week, you can check this episode April 4 at 7:27PM.
Will you be watching?
Episode 10 of the LBX anime premieres this Wednesday on TV Tokyo, but we’ve got the preview now:
It seems things are getting really serious! Will you be watching?
Alongside the LBX W screenshots, Level-5 has released a the first batch of screenshots for LBX Explosive Boost. Explosive Boost is the 3DS port of last year’s LBX Boost, which itself was an expanded re-release of LBX. This version of the game features touch customization, dual screen usage, and 3D special effects. Its official Japanese site can be found here. Read the rest of this entry
Level-5 has released a batch of screenshots and character art promoting LBX W for PSP. The new title features both Ban, and series newcomer Hiro Oozora, a nerd who one day wants to be a super hero. Ban will be using an updated Achilles, with Hiro using Perseus. The concept behind the game is the double main characters, with “W” also being a Japanese symbol for meaning double. It will tie-in to the LBX W anime, and manga series. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino will serve as the game’s producer, and scenario writer. The rest of the staff, from the director, and animation studio (OLM) will remain the same. W’s official Japanese site can be found here. Read the rest of this entry