If you're a bizarre anime-type, you'll be delighted to hear that San Francisco-based manga op Viz Media has acquired the rights to bring the Blue Dragon anime to North America and Europe.
The license includes television, home video and non-videogame rights to the series that's just begun airing in The Land of The Rising Sun, and follows the story of young Shu who protects his land with the aid of his big navy mate.
The game, in case you've been living outside of the GamesRadar, umm... radar, is headed by Final Fantasy
man Hironobu Sakaguchi, scribed by Dragon Ball Z
artist Akira Toriyama with music by Final Fantasy
composer Nobuo Uematsu. Basically it's an RPG fan's wet dream.
At this early stage there's no word on when the anime series will reach our shores, but if you're curious you can check out our review of the game (which is out in September) here
, and our recent interview with Sakaguchi via this here link
April 17, 2007