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Otakon 2012: Toonzone Interviews Voice Director and Actor Michael Sinterniklaas

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A veteran of the voice acting business, Michael Sinterniklaas has distinguished himself as an actor, ADR director and script writer. In the year 2000 he founded the recording studio NYAV Post, which has produced English dubs for a wide variety of animation such as The Venture Bros, Robotomy, Speed Racer: The Next Generation, Huntik: Secrets […]

Otakon 2012: Viz Media Panel Report

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Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and ShonenJump.com writer Urian Brown. The pair began by promoting Viz’s upcoming 24-hour, subscription-based channel Neon Alley, which will include weekly premieres of dubbed and uncut anime. In mid-July, the channel’s platform was confirmed to be the Playstation 3 […]

Otakon 2012: Sentai Filmworks Announces "Grave of the Fireflies" Blu-ray and More

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At its industry panel on Sunday morning, Sentai Filmworks’ David Williams announced that the company had acquired the rights to release the Studio Ghibli’s 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray. Directed by Isao Takahata, the film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka that depicts the struggle of two Japanese […]

Otakon 2012: NIS America Announces "Umineko: When They Cry", Talks English Localization

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NIS America’s industry panel on Saturday morning was hosted by PR and Marketing Coordinator Ryan Philips, anime producer Mitsu Hiraoka, and localization director Eugene Chen. The company had one brand new title to announce, the 2009 mystery series Umineko: When They Cry. It is based on a visual novel done by 07th Expansion, the creators […]

New "Sailor Moon" Anime Announced At Paris' Japan Expo

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During a 20th anniversary celebration event for the animation of Sailor Moon at the 2012 Japan Expo, a special announcement was made that a new anime will be produced. The event was broadcast live on the Japanese Nico Nico video website. The event featured appearances by Kotono Mitsuishi and Toru Furuya, who played Usagi Tsukino […]

Adult Swim Website Announces Return of "Toonami" Programming Block (updated)

Via twitter and a newly-launched web page, Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block has announced the return of the Toonami programming block on May 26th, 2012. This news comes in advance of Adult Swim’s upfront this Wednesday evening and weeks after “Toonami on Adult Swim” aired on April 1st as a joke. Afterward Adult Swim posted […]

"The Legend of the Legendary Heroes" Only Has Legendary Mediocrity

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is the most unsatisfying fantasy anime that I have ever encountered. It strives to tell a sweeping tale yet never feels epic. Its plot meanders. It alternates between a comedic and deadly serious tone to the point that it portrays Takaya Kagami’s successful light novel series as a work […]

Fate/Zero - "The Bloody Battle of Mion River" Episode 14 Recap

Season one of Fate/Zero ended on a dire cliffhanger, with Fuyuki City in grave danger from the massive, grotesque monster that the homidical Caster has made himself into. As his master Ryuonsuke delightfully observes the ensuing carnage, Lancer, Saber and Rider temporarily join forces to finally bring down Caster for good. For all their efforts […]

Disney Releases New Theatrical Trailer for Pixar's "Brave"

Disney • Pixar has released a new theatrical trailer for Pixar’s “Brave”, which will open in U.S. theaters on June 22nd, 2012. A fairy tale adventure story set in 10th century Scotland. “Brave” tells the story of Princess Merida, a skilled archer and an independent young woman that comes into conflict with her traditional mother. […]

Disney Confirms Many Animated Movies For High-Definition Release In 2012

Lori MacPherson, Executive Vice President of Product Management at The Walt Disney Studios, recently declared the company’s plans to release a variety of titles in its catalog on Blu-Ray throughout the rest of 2012, including many animated films. Two already solicited are Treasure Planet and Home on the Range, due for release on 7/3/12 for […]

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