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"300" seizes its glory for a second weekend

For the second weekend running 300, the live-action adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel of the same name directed by Zack Snyder, has taken the box office crown, taking in $31 million for the three day period. While that represents a 56% fall off from the pervious weekend, the film has now grossed over $127 […]

Cartoon Network renews Prince of Tennis and MAR

Viz Media has announced that Cartoon Network has renewed Prince of Tennis and MAR for an additional season each. Both titles are currently broadcast as part of the Toonami block on Saturday nights. [Source: Anime News Network]

"300" breaks IMAX records

In its first weekend of release 300, based on the Frank Miller graphic novel of the same name from Dark Horse Publishing, broke several IMAX records. The film set a record for highest opening weekend box office, a total of $3.6 million on 62 screens, or over $58,000 per screen. The film also set an […]

Desperado Publishing to Leave Image Comics

Desperado Publishing has announced that they will be leaving Image Comics and begin self-publication in July, 2007. Desperado President Joe Pruett had this to say about the decision: “I want to publicly thank Image Comics for their faith in our company and the enthusiasm that they’ve shown for our line over the last few years. […]

Dark Horse Announces Several New Manga and Manhwa for Summer 2007

Dark Horse has announced several new titles for publication in summer, 2007. Launching in June will be MPD-Psycho, an 11 volume manga by Sho-u Tajima and Eiji Otsuka. The title was originally licensed by another US company who declined to publish it due to content issues. The title will be rated 18+ and will not […]

New manga licenses for Viz

Viz has anounced two new manga liceses in the April 2007 edition of Shoujo Beat. Appearing in October will be Fall In Love like a Comic, a one volume story by Chitose Yagami. Appearing later on in the year will be Sand Chronicles, a ten volume work by Hinako Ashharal. Sand Chronicles is also the […]

"300" Sets March Box-Office Record

The adaption of Frank Miller’s fictionalization of the Battle of Thermopylae, 300, has set an all-time box office for a film that opened in March by recording over $70,000,000 in ticket sales on its opening weekend. The film averaged over $22,000 per theatrical screen and over $55,000 on 62 IMAX screens. The film was directed […]

Animeonline.com posts Blood+ Interview

Animeonline.com has posted an interview with the Japanese director of the Blood+ television show, Junichi Fujisaku. Blood+ debuts on March 11th at 12:30 am on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. http://www.animeonline.com/index.php…&ent_id=100750

Strong Consumer Reaction to the Death of Captain America

After the news of Captain America’s death broke and was picked up by over 150 national news outlets, retailers quickly sold out of all available copies of Captain America #25. A second printing is being shipped out by Diamond Memphis right now to satisfy demand for the title. Many retailers have also recorded an up […]

Lucas Productions Creating 100 Animated "Star Wars" Episodes

George Lucas, at the Musem of Radio & TV, announced that Lucas Productions is working on 100 episodes of a 3-D animated Star Wars television show set between episodes 2 and 3. The show will be pitched to television networks when production is completed. It will be in a similar style to the shorts produced […]

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