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Naruto hits the road

Starting on May 26 in Secaucus, NJ, Viz will be taking Naruto on a road trip. The company has plans to run a rolling showcase of Naruto products at several Walmarts across the country. In addition to Secaucus, they plan to go to Baltimore, Maryland; Belleville, Indiana; Bentonville, Arkansas; and Pleasanton, California. The show will […]

Viz to launch 4 new shonen titles in fall of 2007

Viz has announced that they will be putting 4 new shonen titles into book form for publication in the Fall of 2007. The titles are Yu!-Gi!-Oh! GX, Tekkonkinkreet, Kurohime and Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation. Yu!-Gi!-Oh! GX will be hitting stores in November of 2007 for a price of $7.99. The manga is […]

More casting for "Hellboy 2" announced

Luke Goss has been anounced as the lead bad guy, Prince Nuada, in the upcoming Hellboy 2 movie. Goss joins the returning cast memebers from the first movie for a shoot in Budapest, Hungary starting in August 2007. The director of the movie, Guilermo del Toro,has previously worked with Goss in Blade II. [Source: the […]

Viz releases five new shoujo titles

Viz has announced the licensing of five new shoujo titles for publication in late 2007 and early 2008. These are in addition to the titles the company announced earlier this year that are coming out in the same time frame. The first title, coming out in September 2007 is Yume Kira Dream Shop, a one […]

Warner Brothers options "Ronin"

Warner Brothers has officially picked up the option to produce a feature film based on Frank Miller’s Ronin graphic novel series. Sylvian White had been previously announced as the director for the project, which will be shot using the same techniques as 300. [Source: Variety magazine via http://www.icv2.com/articles/home/10509.html]

David Goyer to direct "Magneto"

David Goyer has been signed by 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios to direct the upcoming Magneto movie. Goyer had previously been the writer of all three of the Blade movies and the director of the third movie. The story of Magneto will focus on the characters time in Auschwitz and the immediate aftermath of […]

ADV acquires "Air"

ADV Films has announced the licensing of Air. Based on a visual-novel series produced by Key, Air includes both the television series and the theatrical movie. The 13 episode show will begin distribution on August 14, 2007. The movie will come out late in the fall of 2007. [source: www.animenewsnetwork.com]

4Kids and FUNimation to Release "TMNT" to DVD on May 22

4Kids Entertainment Home Video and FUNimation Entertainment will release the first 12 episodes of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show to DVD on May 22, 2007. The storylines for the show were based on creator Peter Laird’s early storyline from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics books. The cover art for the […]

Production IG Interviews Yoko Kanno

Production IG has posted the first part of a translated interview with uber-composer Yoko Kanno to its English language website, www.productionig.com. In the interview, Kanno talks about composing the music for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. [Source: AnimeNewsNetwork.com]

Shoujo Beat to cary excerpt of "Princess Knight" by Osamu Tezuka

Publishers Weekly has posted an interview with editor-in-chief of Shoujo Beat Marc Weidenbaum. In it Marc reveals that the July 2007 issue of Shoujo Beat will contain a 25 page excerpt of Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka. Princess Knight is considered by many to be the first shoujo manga title ever. This will mark the […]

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