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"Zatch Bell" Ending in Japan, Replaced by "Digimon Savers"

by on February 16, 2006
According to Moonphase, Konjiki no Gash Bell, known in the United States as Zatch Bell, will be airing its final episode in Japan on March 26, 2006. The series, which will end with 150 episodes total, will be replaced with Digimon Savers, the fifth season in the franchise. Oddly enough, Gash Bell originally took the […]

"Diamond Daydreams:" Nothing New, Yet Still Enjoyable

by on February 16, 2006
When I heard of Diamond Daydreams‘ premise, I could have sworn I’d heard it somewhere before: a series comprised of relatively short vignettes about women searching for true love in the face of adversity, or at least that’s a good byline for it. Then I remembered where I’d heard it – Sunrise Studios’ Sentimental Journey, […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Comes to YTV

by Zeddon February 16, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist has been picked up by YTV for broadcast in Canada. The anime series will premiere on YTV on March 3. It will air on YTV Fridays at 10:00pm, with repeat performances at 1:00am. General information about the series is available at www.fullmetalalchemist.com. [Source: FUNimation]

"Dragon Ball Z" Returns to Cartoon Network

by Zeddon February 15, 2006
Dragon Ball Z has returned to weeknight programming on Cartoon Network. The anime series has arrived in its new programming slot and will air Monday – Thursday at 10:30pm (ET). [Source: FUNimation]

"Hyper Force" Is a Barrel of Bananas!

by on February 13, 2006
Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper Force Go! (yes, that’s quite the mouthful!) is the brainchild of Teen Titans director Ciro Neili. The show airs on the action/adventure Jetix block on Toon Disney. Monday, February 13th and 20th will show the airings of the two-part “Wormhole” and “Belly of the Beast.” Fans already know what to […]

Denver Rocked by Anime Civil War

by on February 12, 2006
A feud has developed between two Denver anime retailers over the legality of bootleg anime imports. Citing a corresponding loss of sales, Gimme Anime’s Roger Morse reported bootleg seller Animeniacs’ Joseph Henderson to the FBI for intellectual property theft. Local anime convention Nan Desu Kan, enforcing a strict ban on bootlegged products, has blacklisted Henderson […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Vegeta Saga Vol. 6: Huzzah! Semi-Good Filler!

by on February 9, 2006
Well, we’ve gone through three volumes of filler waiting for Nappa and Vegeta to arrive on Earth, and if things don’t change soon, this filler is going to drive people away before the big fight happens! What do we do? Make good filler! Last time, our heroes were training for the arrival of Vegeta and […]

ADV Films Announces "Prefectural Earth Defense Force"

by SB20xxon February 8, 2006
Set for release on April 18, 2006, Prefectural Earth Defense Force is a 50-minute OAV based on the manga. It concerns a trio of high school basketball players who are called upon to battle the Phone Pole Team and other evil villains. The suggested retail price is $12.98. Anime on DVD has more.

"Kappa Mikey" Premieres on Nicktoons Network on February 25, Nick International Later

by Zeddon February 8, 2006
Kappa Mikey — the only anime television series created and produced in the U.S. — will debut on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. with two half-hour, back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (ET). Kappa Mikey will premiere during the “Three-Headed Monster,” Nicktoons Network’s prime-time programming block from 7:00pm to midnight, and […]

"Samurai 7" Vol. 3: The Storm Before The Hurricane

by on February 8, 2006
The last disc of Samurai 7 left off on a cliffhanger. Our band of heroes were facing trouble on all sides. It seemed the nobuseri bandits had allied with the merchants to crush any hopes of peasant rebellion, while the enigmatic cave dwellers the Guardians, or Shikimoribito, could turn on the peasants at any time. […]