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ICv2 interviews VIZ’s Gonzalo Ferreyra and David Rewalt

by Weathermanon June 6, 2007
ICv2 Has posted a transcript of an interview they conducted with Gonzalo Ferreyra, Vice President of Sales, and David Rewalt, Director of Retail Marketing. They discuss Viz’s upcoming plans to bring out Naruto on a speed up release schedule and how that might affect the rest of the manga market. [source:]

Geneon, Funimation to offer anime on XBox Live

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Geneon Entertainment and Funimation Entertainment have reached deals to offer content on Microsoft’s XBox Live service. The service, which will begin on June 12, 2007, will feature the US premier of Akira in high definition as well as Last Exile, Gunslinger Girls, GUNxSWORD, Basilisk, Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo, Samurai 7, Lupin III and […]

Kentarō Haneda, composer for "Macross", "Orgus" and more, dies at age 58

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Kentarō Haneda, the celebrated composer of the music for Super Dimensional Space Fortress Macross, Super Dimensional Centruy Orguss, Barefoot Gen and many other shows in addition to the music for the Genso Suikoden video game series and many live action films and television shows, has died of liver cancer at the age of 58. In […]

Diamond Comic Distributors releases 2006 sales data

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Diamond Comic Distributors, which includes Alliance and Diamond UK, has released its sales data for the 2006 operating year. This is the first time that Diamond has issued its sales data. The company recorded sales of over 350 million dollars to the 3,500 specialty and comic shops that it supplies and estimates that the shops […]

Bandai Ent. to release "Clamp School Detectives" on DVD

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Bandai Entertainment has announced that they will be releasing Clamp School Detectives on DVD later this year.  The show was originally released to VHS in 1998 and has not been seen in the US since the tapes went out of print.  No date or price point has bene released yet.  This is apparently a new […]

Alan Fine takes on new role at Marvel

by Weathermanon June 4, 2007
Alan Fine, currently the CEO for Marvel’s publishing and toy divisions, has taken on another role in the company as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for Marvel Characters, Inc. Marvel Characters, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marvel dedicated to supporting and strengthening the Marvel brand name. Mr. Fine will be continuing on in his previous […]

Teen Titans to save the day at a theatre near you

by Weathermanon June 1, 2007
Warner Brothers Pictures has begun the process of bringing their Teen Titans property to the big screen in a live action adaptation. Mark Verheiden, writer/producer of the current Battlestar Galactica television series, has been tapped to be the screenwriter. Akiva Goldman and Kerry Foster are also onboard as executive producers. [source:]

Sin City Delayed

by Weathermanon June 1, 2007
Due to Frank Miller’s upcoming involvement with adapting Will Eisner’s The Spirit for the big screen as well as Robert Rodriguez’s already announced commitment to the Barbarella theatrical update, any work on Sin City 2 has been delayed. As reported by, Frank Miller has been quoted as saying that “Sin City 2 is still […]

Nickelodeon and Marriott team up for a new series of resorts

by Weathermanon June 1, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 31, 2007
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 […]