It’s been revealed to me that Bandai Visual USA (the same group that licensed Witch Hunter Robin, Gundam Seed Destiny, Wolf’s Rain, and Stratos 4) has picked up the licenses of the brand new True Tears and Shigofumi. They’re pretty ambitious too! Estimated first release is in May 2008, shockingly fast. The only anime that compares to such speed is Death Note.
I guess the US anime industry is picking up its feet due to the increasing problem of illegal uploads (torrents + streams). Not exactly sure if it’s a good thing but… I’m seriously considering the purchase of Shigofumi but depending on the packaging and dubbing (yes, I actually pay attention to the dubs), it could make or break my decision.