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SDCC: Viz Announces "Bleach" Dub Cast; Several Manga Titles

by Karl Olsonon July 22, 2006
Viz drew out quite a crowd to all of their panels, and they announced plenty of news to match. For starters, the dub cast of Bleach is as follows: Ichigo – Johnny Yong Bosch Rukia – Michelle Ruff Isshin – Patrick Seitz Karin – Kate Higgins Orihime – Stephanie Sheh Tatsuki – Wendee Lee Ishida […]

SDCC: Funimation Announces "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" for DVD And More

by Karl Olsonon July 22, 2006
Funimation reconfirmed their announcement of their acquisition of the DVD rights to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles today at San Diego Comic-Con, and they added that they would actively look into television and theatrical release options as well. Additionally, they screened various trailers including some not seen at AX, namely trailers for Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and […]

SDCC: Manga Entertainment Announces A New Co-Pro; Talks "Karas," "Eva" And "GitS"

by Karl Olsonon July 22, 2006
Manga Entertainment fielded Keith Burgess, Kaoru Mfaume and Margo Zimmerman to their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and after running their promotional reel they announced some big news and conducted a fairly revealing Q&A as well. Manga and APPP (an anime studio that has worked everything from Street Fighter Alpha: Generations to Honey and […]

SDCC: BET Animation Announces Shorts Program and First Series

by Karl Olsonon July 21, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, BET brought out some of their biggest names to talk up their new animation project, namely Reginald Hudlin, Denys Cowan and Film Roman’s Sidney Clifton. After running a reel of their new live-action work, they introduced Sidney and ran Film Roman’s reel. They then delineated how BET’s animation […]

SDCC: Broccoli Books Picks Up the E’s Manga

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2006
Broccoli Books did not have a lot of news at San Diego Comic-Con, although they do have a slew of merchandise not only for their own properties, but for properties licensed from Geneon and FUNimation (expect lots of Fullmetal Alchemist, Fruits Basket and Samurai Champloo goods from Broccoli’s merchandise arm). However, they did pick up […]

SDCC: CMX Announces 8 New Titles And Discusses Their Future

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2006
In the wake of their announcement that they currently have no plans for an uncut release of Tenjho Tenge, CMX turned out a fairly big crowd at San Diego Comic-Con and the vitriol was evident in the room. However, they came with a tone of amends, mentioning that even if they wanted to do an […]

SDCC: Bandai Reconfirms Anime Expo Announcements (Updated)

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2006
Bandai’s Ken Iyadomi and Robert Napton spoke to a packed panel room today at the San Diego Comic-Con. Basically, it was pretty much the same info as AX: .hackhttps://roots, the Cutie Honey live action film, and The Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex films including Solid State Society were all reconfirmed while Mai-OTOME and […]

SDCC: DelRey Announces 5 New Manga Titles

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2006
At their panel at San Diego Comic-Con today, DelRey announced 5 new manga titles: Shugo Chara by PEACH-PIT Mamotte Lollipop by Michiyo Kikuta Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara Kitchen Princess by Miyuki Kobayashi Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaki Parasyte is the same manga that TokyoPop had published flipped many years ago; DelRey’s edition will be unflipped and […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol.1": Cute, Cool Comedy For (Almost) Everyone

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow OST": An Electronic Melancholy Beneath the Sweet Surface

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Strawberry Marshmallow is a cute show and the soundtrack for it is no exception. However, it’s interesting to note that in amongst the sugary sweetness there is a surprising array of electronic music influences. There is just a touch of pathos alone with the cuteness, and ultimately, that not only grounds the music in a […]