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"Shrek the Third" joins the green movement

Box office green that is. Taking the crown for biggest opening ever for an animated movie, Shrek the Third took in 122 million dollars in its first weekend of theatrical screenings. The champion for the previous two weeks, Spiderman 3, slid two a distant second place finish with 28.5 million for a total overall US […]

"Negima!" Gets Real

Ken Akamatsu has confirmed in a May 18th blog post that there will be a live-action version of his popular show and manga Negima! debuting on Japanese television in 2008. This will be an addaption of the original Negima!, not the recent alternate retelling, Negima!? [source:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com]

Bandai Visual Possibly Changing Course

Animeondvd.com is reporting that Bandai Visual Japan has released new specifications for the next generation DVD releases they have planned in Japan in 2007. The listing was first published in Watch Impress magazine. Akira, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor Movie 1 and Patlabor Movie 2 are all listed as having an English language vocal track for […]

One if by land, two if by sea, three if by anime?

The Mooninites are coming! The Mooninites are coming! Not this time, thankfully. Rather than a few LED boards being mistaken for terrorists, it was a throng of otaku, guests and staffers over 11,000 strong invading the Hynes Memorial Convention Center in the Prudential Center complex, aka The Pru, in downtown Boston from April 20th through […]

Bandai Visual details their US businesses plan

Bandai Visual held a panel at Anime Boston where they went over the details of their release plans and the businesses model they plan to use in the US anime market. For anyone who is confused, Bandai Visual is a separate company from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai Visual is releasing the new Gunbuster series as well […]

Cartoon Network to Air New "Transformers" Series in Fall 2007

Cartoon Network will be airing a new 26 episode Transformers animated show called Transformers: Animated, starting in the fall of 2007. The series will be written by Marty Isenberg, one of the top writers on the Beast Machines series. It will be the first North American designed and written Transformers series since Beast Machines ended. […]

Spidey Keeps Moviegoers in His Web

Spiderman 3, despite a 60% drop from it’s opening weekend maintained the #1 position in the US and world wide box office with approximately $60,000,000 in sales. Spiderman 3 far outpaced the weekend’s new films, 28 Weeks Later, Georgia Rule, Delta Farce and The Ex, bringing in over twice what those 4 brought in put […]

Viz announces new novels for 2007

Viz has announced the publication of multiple new fiction and non-fiction titles for 2007. Leading off in June will be Picture Letters from the Commander-in-Chief, the real life basis for the recent Clint Eastwood movie Letters from Iwo Jima, by Tadamichi Kuribayashi. In July the will publish Brave Story by Miyuki Miyabe. Brave Story will […]

Media Blasters announces street date for "Ramen Fighter Miki"

Media Blasters has announced a street date for Ramen Fighter Miki. Ramen Fighter Miki is a shounen anime set in a noodle shop. The star character, Miki, is the shop’s poster girl who’s violent temper get her and the rest of the store’s employees into comedic trouble fairly often. The first DVD will street on […]

Spiderman to continue on the big screen

Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Pictures, has told the BBC that the company expects to continue making Spider-Man feature films in the future. “Everybody has every intention of making a fourth, a fifth, and a sixth and on and on,” he states. “When everybody comes up for air, we can think about how to make […]

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