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Bandai Licensing "Hiwou's War," "Zeta" Films and More -- CORRECTED

At their panel at Anime Expo today, Bandai Entertainment announced the acquisition of Hiwou’s War (Hiwou Senki), a 26-episode series that was Studio Bones’ first. Individual volumes will retail for $38.99. Vol. 1 is set for Sept. 12, Vol. 2 is due on Nov. 14, and Vol. 3 on Jan. 2, 2007. They also announced […]

Viz Releases "Bleach," "Inuyasha" Movie 4 Details at Anime Expo

At their panel at Anime Expo, Viz Media announced details about DVD releases and the upcoming marketing blitz for Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island. Starting in October, the Naruto edited DVDs will be released monthly. Anthony Jiwa of Viz Media noted that to produce the first uncut Naruto box set, new […]

ADV Announces New "Guyver" at Third AX Panel

To yet another packed room, ADV’s John Ledford, David Williams and Matt Greenfield announced their company had licensed the new Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor series. The reps noted that the dub would use new ADV voice actors, not the cast from the previous incarnations. More updates as they become available.

Right Stuf Acquires "Super Gals 2," Explains "To Heart" Issues

At their panel at Anime Expo this morning, Shawne Kleckner announced that his company had acquired the second season of Super Gals, to be put out in a series box set with an estimated release date of Dec. 1. The release will probably not be placed in retail, and the first 600 people to preorder […]

Jetstream Details Released at Anime Expo

Viz and Cartoon Network released new details about their upcoming Toonami Jetstream online service at a panel today at Anime Expo. The panel also hosted the premiere of the English dub of The Prince of Tennis. Although the service will launch on July 17, Cartoon Network new media executive producer Molly Chase said fans should […]

ADV Licenses "Nerima"

At the ADV “peek and greet” panel today at Anime Expo, ADV announced they had licensed Nerima Daikon Brothers, the new musical anime by Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga). The company also said they would announce another license at their “ultimate fanservice” panel today at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time. [Thanks to Misuzu of VisualNews.net for on-site […]

Production I.G. Floats Para Para Anime, Audience Hungers for "Tachiguishi Retsuden"

At their panel today at Anime Expo in Anaheim, Maki Terashima of Production I.G. announced that the company was considering an anime coproduction based on the popular para para dance phenomenon in Japan. After the panel, Atsushi Suzuki of Avex Entertainment offered no comment on the plans. The company screened trailers for Chevalier D’Eon, Seiri […]

Of Serpents and Shounen Bat, Delusions and Paranoia

A man and woman lived blissfully, blamelessly in paradise. Then, one day, they learned shame. The man blamed the woman. The woman blamed the serpent. They and their descendents were cursed with the overwhelming power of death. This is the story of the limitations of humanity, of the innocence of childhood giving way to the […]

Toon Zone Podcast Episode 9: DreamWorks Supervising Animators Burgess, Hill & Reisig

David Burgess, John Hill and Jason Reisig, supervising animators at DreamWorks Animation, talk about characterizations, fur troubles, and animation in Over the Hedge, plus the new wave of “cartoony” cg cartoons and new projects such as Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda and Rex Havoc. RSS feed On the next episode, TZ talks with Pixar animator […]

Central Park Sets New Release Dates for "Votoms," "Wrath of the Ninja"

Central Park Media this morning announced August 8 as the release date for the Wrath of the Ninja Collector’s Edition, and for the last volume and series box set of Armored Trooper Votoms, suggesting the company plans to continue releasing discs through its recent financial difficulties. The Votoms series set will include all four volumes […]

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