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Comingsoon.net interview Satoshi Kon

by Weathermanon May 22, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 22, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 21, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 18, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 16, 2007
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?

by Weathermanon May 15, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 15, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 14, 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

by Weathermanon May 14, 2007
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

by Weathermanon May 11, 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 […]