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Viz Media Europe Acquires "Sailor Moon"

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Toei Animation Europe announced on its official website this week that a deal for DVD distribution rights to the classic magical girl series Sailor Moon has been signed with Viz Media Europe. Per this agreement, plans are in place for Sailor Moon to be released in Germany and “all the French-speaking European countries”. The French […]

FUNimation Solicits June & July Titles Including "Appleseed XIII", "One Piece" Season 5

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FUNimation Entertainment recently scheduled a number of anime releases for the months of June and July, featuring a mix of new titles and repackages for established properties. Dates and details follow below. June 2013 Appleseed XIII, a CG-animated series based on Shirow Masamune’s Sci-fi manga, is due on 6/4/13. The series is being released as […]

New Blu-Ray & DVD Release Details Confirmed For "The Legend of Korra" Book One

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A report on IGN has revealed cover art and release details for Nickelodeon’s action adventure series The Legend of Korra. All twelve episodes of Book One: Air are now planned for release on July 16th, 2013 on both Blu-ray and DVD.  Both releases will include “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story”, a humorous […]

Review: "Wizards" Proves Itself Experimental to a Fault

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Perhaps the most impressive thing about Ralph Bakshi’s Wizards is that it was ever created in the first place. The director once described it as “my homage to Tolkien in the American idiom” and a “fantasy for American kids,” yet ultimately Bakshi’s 1978 take on The Lord of the Rings would represent his best attempt […]

Review: "The Croods" Isn't as Evolved as It Could Be

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If titles were always entirely accurate, The Croods would be called Grug and Eep. At heart it’s not truly about the adventures and welfare of the titular stone age family, but rather the tale of a strained relationship between a father and his teenage daughter who yearns to break free of her family’s constraining lifestyle. […]

Gainax Revives Its "Blue Uru" Film Project

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The Japanese animation studio Gainax has announced that it is restarting work on its Blue Uru film project. Blue Uru is intended to be a sequel to Gainax’s first theatrical film, the 1987 sci-fi drama Royal Space Force – The Wings of Honnêamise. Work on the film first began in 1992, but it was suspended the following […]

New Official Trailer For DreamWorks' "Turbo"

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A new theatrical trailer has been created for DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming comedy Turbo, which will be released in U.S. theaters on July 19th, 2013. Conceived and directed by David Soren, Turbo tells the story of a garden snail that adores IndyCar racing and gets a chance to fulfill his dreams of becoming a great racer […]

Review: "Rise of the Guardians" Delivers for Kids

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Taking inspiration from William Joyce’s Guardians of Childhood book series, Rise of the Guardians delivers an unusual reinterpretation of the fantastical icons of childhood legend for an imperfect but enjoyable adventure. The conceit of Guardians is that not only do these figures of myth all exist, they know each other and some of them are […]

Review: "Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Apocalypse Saga": Deserved Endings

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The so-called “Apocalypse Saga” of Revolutionary Girl Utena proves itself a welcome progression on the “Black Rose Saga” from Nozomi Entertainment’s second DVD set and a return the essence of the first story arc. Here the narrative reorients its focus on Utena’s relationship with Anthy, and most episodes methodically carry the plot forward in increasingly […]

Four-part "Ghost in the Shell: Arise" Anime Project Unveiled

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During an hour-long presentation in Tokyo on Tuesday, the first footage and details were revealed for Production I.G.’s new anime project for the cyberpunk classic Ghost in the Shell. The event, which was simulcasted globally online through Youtube and translated by English interpreters, included Production I.G. co-founder Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, director Kazuchika Kise and scriptwriter Tow […]

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