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Dark Horse Announces Several New Manga and Manhwa for Summer 2007

by Weathermanon March 14, 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

by Weathermanon March 13, 2007
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

by Weathermanon March 12, 2007
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

by Weathermanon March 9, 2007
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

by Weathermanon March 9, 2007
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

by Weathermanon March 7, 2007
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 […]

Possible "G.I. Joe" Live Action Movie

by Weathermanon March 6, 2007
Lorenzo di Bonaventura, currently finishing work on the upcoming Transformers live action movie, has indicated that he plans to begin work on a G.I. Joe live action movie. The movie would be set before the timeline of the cartoon, depicting the rise of C.O.B.R.A. di Bonaventura has tenatively recruited Mark Whalberg, recently nominated for an […]

ADV Hires Former Cartoon Network Exec

by Weathermanon March 6, 2007
ADV Films has announced the hiring of Terry Kalagian, former Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Cartoon Network, as a consultant. No specifics as to what she will be doing at ADV Films have been announced yet. She will continue in her role as executive producer of George of the Jungle and Stormhawks for […]

TokyoPop to Publish "Hannah Montana" and "High School Musical" Cine-Manga

by Weathermanon March 3, 2007
TokyoPop will publish cine-manga of Hannah Montana and High School Musical in September 2007. There will be two volumes of Hannah Montana initially, with a third volume publication date to be announced later, and one volume of High School Musical. All will retail for $7.99. [Source: ICv2.com]

Del Rey Announces Four New Manga Titles

by Weathermanon March 3, 2007
Del Rey Publishing has announced the licensing of four new manga titles for the US market at the New York Comic Con. All four will be released in the fall of 2007. They will all come from multiple genres. The licenses are for Shiki Tsuki by Toru Zenku, with art by Yuna Takangi; Punpkin Scissors […]