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Otakon2011: The "Tiger & Bunny" Panel

On Sunday morning, an impressive crowd filled up a great part of Otakon’s immense panel 3 room to attend the panel for Tiger & Bunny, an original superhero action series from studio Sunrise that has been aired and simulcasted outside Japan since its premiere in April. In the show a group of metahumans battle crime […]

Otakon2011: Makoto Shinkai Introduction and Q&A Session

After the presentation of “Children Who Chase Lost Voices From Deep Below”, Makoto Shinkai came forward to address the crowd and take questions from the fans in attendance. Shinkai directed the film and was also responsible for the screenplay and storyboarding. What follows here is a mostly-complete transcription of this event, reproduced to the best […]

Otakon2011: Industry Panel Reports

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The Sea Of Stars: Arcadia Of My Youth

Space! Oh, frozen Sea of Stars! My spirit will continue to defy you! The colder and stricter you become, the hotter my blood will likely continue to burn. The increasing scars I have in exchange for freedom, and burning pain, are signs that I live. ~Lyrics from “Arcadia Of My Youth” by Yamakawa Keisuke If […]

"ThunderCats" Gets Off To An Inspired Start

Get excited, folks. Cartoon Network’s new ThunderCats series sets an admirably high standard by which past, present and future revivals ought to be judged. Much more than a modern update of old ideas, this project is an ambitious reimagining that stands to the original 1980s show as Justice League did to Superfriends. For young viewers, […]

G4 Changes Premiere Date for "Iron Man" and "Wolverine" Anime to July 23rd, 8-9 PM

The online schedule for the G4 network has listed its first broadcast for the Marvel’s Iron Man and Wolverine for Saturday, July 23rd. Iron Man will air at 8 PM while Wolverine will follow at 8:30 PM. G4 had previously announced their premieres for July 29th. These shows are two of four “Marvel Anime” animated […]

A+E Networks Home Entertainment To Rerelease "Robotech" In October

A+E Networks Home Entertainment has reached an agreement with Harmony Gold USA to distribute its sci-fi mecha series Robotech on DVD. Originally televisied in syndication in 1985 and later broadcast on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block in 1998, Robotech told a three-generational tale where humanity struggles to preserve itself and the Earth against the threat of […]

"Winnie the Pooh" Delivers Simple Joy

Cynics and sentimentalists can debate whether Winnie the Pooh represents a renewed dedication to 2D animation by Disney, or another stab at sustaining a profitable merchandising brand. Whichever is the case, what isn’t debatable is that the new movie undoubtedly works as both a beautiful and innocent introduction to A. A. Milne’s characters and as […]

"Lupin the 3rd" Original Series Licensed by Discotek Media

Discotek Media has announced on its Facebook page that it will distribute the “first season” of the anime series Lupin the 3rd on DVD. Based on the manga by Kazuhiko Kato (a.k.a. Monkey Punch), the show follows the exploits of Arsène Lupin III and his small band of thieves as they attempt ambitious heists all […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

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