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Anime Boston 2006: TokyoPop

by Weathermanon June 14, 2006
TokyoPop’s panel presentation at Anime Boston 2006 did not feature any new property announcements. Company representatives highlighted the full slate of productions for the next several months including manga-based novels, anime-based novels and several upcoming previously announced new mangas, as well as global comic properties including comic adaptations of several of the former Jim Henson […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny" Still Off to a Great Start

by Dukeon June 13, 2006
Usually Gundam series have a slow beginning, riddled with generic action scenes and basic character development, then finish strong with an impressive showing in the final few episodes. SEED Destiny has already bucked that trend by having an awesome first five episodes and the question is now whether it can keep it up. After letting […]

"IGPX" Continues its Championship Run

by Dukeon June 12, 2006
Who knew a racing version of Rock ‘Em-Sock ‘Em Robots could be so much fun? We’re in the home stretch for Season 1, so it’s time for IGPX to change into speed mode and race towards the finish line. After their win against Team Skylark, Team Satomi is sitting pretty good. They’re tied for 2nd […]

Geneon Announces New July & August Titles; "Kannazuki no Miko" Delayed

by Classic Speedyon June 7, 2006
Set to debut in July and August from Geneon are boxsets for Gad Guard, Koi Kaze, Mermaid Forest, and Tokyo Underground. Elemental Gelade also gets a second volume, which will be released on August 15th. In related Geneon news, Kannazuki no Miko‘s second volume has been delayed from June 27th to July 4th. In addition, […]

Bandai Announces New August & September Titles

by Classic Speedyon June 7, 2006
Bandai today revealed some new title solicitations for late summer. August will bring us IGPX: Season 1 Complete Collection, and in September we will see multiple Anime Legends releases: .hackhttps://Legend of the Twilight Complete Collection; Infinite Ryvius Complete Collection; Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Complete Collection; and Wolf’s Rain Complete Collection II. In addition, the first […]

Press Release: Ten Viz Media Manga Titles Sweep The BookScan Top Ten

by Zeddon June 6, 2006
TEN VIZ MEDIA MANGA TITLES SWEEP THE BOOKSCAN TOP TEN NARUTO, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST, RUROUNI KENSHIN And DEATH NOTE Continue To Captivate Readers Nationwide San Francisco, CA, June 5, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that ten of its […]

Press Release: Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10

by Matthew Williamson June 5, 2006
Pee-wee’s Playhouse Makes TV Return on Adult Swim July 10 Emmy-Winning Series Returns to Air Monday-Thursday at 11 p.m. (ET, PT) 20 Years after its Debut Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the winner of an astounding 22 Emmy Awards and a pop culture touchstone nearly 20 years after its debut, returns to TV, joining the Adult Swim lineup […]

FUNimation Acquires ‘Witchblade’ Anime

by Matt Hazudaon June 4, 2006
It was revealed at this weekend’s WizardWorld Philadelphia during a Top Cow panel that FUNimation has picked up the rights to the Witchblade anime currently airing in Japan, Comic Book Resources reports. According to the report, “The series takes place in the future, featuring an illegitimate wearer of the blade fighting evil two hundred years […]

"Pokémon Chronicles" The Legend of Horrible Dubbing

by Dukeon June 4, 2006
You know, out of all the dubs 4Kids has created, Pokémon had by far the best treatment. Some of the original music was retained, the script was (for the most part) well translated, the voice casting was spot-on, and the movies kept all of their original music. Unfortunately, that time has ended, and the bliss […]

"Kuromi 2" Is Better Than the Original

by Dukeon June 2, 2006
A few years ago there was a special OAV, created by Akitaroh Daichi (director of Fruits Basket, Kodocha, and Jubei-chan), that was released on DVD called Animation Runner Kuromi. I loved the first release, but when a sequel was announced, I was both excited and worried. Would Kuromi 2 be as good as the original? […]