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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 […]

"Appleseed" sequel to premiere in theatres in Japan in Fall 2007

The official SEGA website for the Appleseed EX game for the Playstation 2 has posted news that the sequel to Appleseed, Appleseed EX will be released to theatres in japan in the fall of 2007. The film will be produced by John Woo and directed by Shinji Aramaki. [source www.animenewsnetwork.com]

Marvel, Sony, Hasbro and Take-Two sued over "Ghost Rider" movie

The Reuters news agency has reported that Gary Freidrich, one of the creators of the character Ghost Rider, has filed suit against Marvel, Sony, Hasbro and Take-Two Interactive over the production of the recent Ghost Rider live-action movie and subsequent merchandising. Friedrich is claiming that the movie was unauthorized by him and that he has […]

Gatchaman, Yatterman make their way to the big screen

Index Holdings, through their subsidiary Nikkatsu Corporation, has announced the green lighting of live action movies based on the Gatchaman and Yatterman properties for a spring 2009 release. Yatterman will be helmed by renowed director Miike “Beat” Takashi and will feature mechanical designs by Katsuya Terada. No production details were released about the Gatchaman feature. […]

"Ghost Rider" chain whips his way to a DVD player near you

The recent live-action adaptation of the Ghost Rider comics will be peeling silicon on DVD on June 12th, 2007. The film will be released in a standard one disc format for $28.95 and in an extended cut two disc version for $34.95. Both versions will include a “making of” featurette and 2 commentary tracks. The […]

Warner Brothers buys a new Arrow for their quiver

Green Arrow that is. Wizzard magazine is reporting that Warner Brothers has purchased a script from David Goyer(Batman Begins, Blade II) for a movie based on the Green Arrow franchise. The film features the title character locked up for life in a Super Max prison for super villians and super heroes who go bad after […]

"Metal Men" coming to a movie screen near you

DC Comics and Warner Brothers are working to bring Metal Men to the big screen. Warner Brothers has tapped Lauren Schuler Donner as producer, Geoff Johns and Executive Producer and Eric Champnella as writer. Mr. Champnella has previous writing Mr. 3000 and Say Uncle. Donner has previously worked on X-Men and Constantine. No release date […]

Vertical Announces New Manga Titles

Vertical has annoucned that they will be publishing several new titles on the fall of 2007 from Osamu Tezuka, Keiko Takemiya and Kaoru Kurimoto. October 2007 will see the release of MW(pronounced Mu) by Osamu Tezuka. Retailing for $24.95, MW presents the story of an unlikely union and forbidden love between an amoral banker and […]

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