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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 […]

"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 […]

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