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Nickelodeon and Marriott team up for a new series of resorts

Nickelodeon and Marriott Resorts have signed a partnership agreement, along with Miller Global Properties LLC, to bring the Nickelodeon name to a new series of hotel resorts worldwide. The new resorts will open starting in early 2010 in San Diego California and will be spreading out to major family vacation destinations worldwide. The centerpiece of […]

UDON Entertainment launches new manhwa line in North America

UDON Entertainment has entered into a deal with Haksan, a Korean publisher, to publish and distribute manhwa, Korean comics, in the North American market. Publication of the line will begin in October 2007 with Star Project Chiro, telling the story of a young girl who rises to pop music fame after an encounter with another […]

Seven Seas puts a hold on "Nymphet"

Seven Seas Entertainment has canceled their planned printing of Nymphet for the US market. Citing content issues, the company has put all plans for the property on hold pending a further review. The content in question deals with a young female student’s romantic attraction to her male teacher in Japan. While not a wholly unusual […]

ReelTime.com Licenses Anime for Online Distribution (Updated)

www.Reeltime.com has announced that they have licensed the Enoki films library for online distribution. Enoki owns such titles as Kare Kano, El Hazard: The Wanderers and Revolutionary Girl Utena, among others. ReelTime’s deal currently only covers the United States of America and is only useable on the latest Windows platform through Internet Explorer or Firefox. […]

Anime News Network hosts an interview with Shinichi "Nabeshin" Wantanabe

Anime News Network has posted a video interview with director Shinichi “Nabeshin” Wantanabe taken at his recent event in Austin, Texas. Most noted for his work on Excel Saga, the director was in Austin at the original Alamo Cinema and Drafthouse location to promote his newest productions, Nerima Daikon Brothers and The Wallflower, in conjunction […]

Right Stuf to be the distributor for ImaginAsian

Right Stuf Incorporated has entered into a licensing deal to be the distributor for the Region 1 DVDs of several shows recently licensed by ImaginAsian for television broadcast. The shows, all from TMS a company most known in the USA for working on some of the mid-1990′s Warner Brother’s Television Animation projects such as Batman: […]

Rintaro, Madhouse and Denis Friedman Productions announce "Yonna Yonna Penguin"

Famed anime director Rintaro (Metropolis, X: The Movie, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) and Japanese production house Madhouse(X/1999, X: The Movie, Metropolis, Trigun) along with paris-based Denis Friedman Productions have annouced a new CGI-animated movie to be called Yonna Yonna Peguin. As reported by Screen Daily, the movie will the story of “a little girl who […]

"300" to seize glory and DVD players in July

Warner Borther’s Home Video has announced a July 31st street date for the DVDs of 300. based on the Frank Miller grafic novel about the Spartans against the Persians at the Battle of Thermoplye, 300 earned over 200 million in theaters in the US an over 400 million worldwide. Warner Home Video is releasing three […]

Comingsoon.net interview Satoshi Kon

Comingsoon.net has posted an interview with renowned anime creator Satshi Kon. Noted for such films and television shows as Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent, Kon is interviewed about his upcoming movie, Paprika. Paprika will be debuting in theatres in New York on May 25th and Los Angles on June 1st. [source: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=20417 via […]

Japan creates new "Nobel Prize" for foreign manga

Japan’s Foreign Minister Taro Aso has announced the creation of a new official Japanese government prize for the best foreign manga. Nominations will come from members of the general public worldwide as well as the companies that publish the productions. The winner of the award will be judged by a panel consisting of Michiko Satonaka […]

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