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"Shadow Star Narutaru Vol.1 & 2" – Because Nobody Thinks of the Children

by Karl Olsonon January 11, 2006
“We’ll build a thousand year empire. I’ll be king and you’ll be queen. For starters, let’s begin by killing 500 million people. This world has become too complex. Society should be simpler. No electricity. No plumbing. Return man to the Stone Age. I’m even thinking of a selection system. Doctors, accountants, any people of culture […]

"Zatch Bell": Screwy Editing With Disappointing Extras

by Dukeon January 9, 2006
Oh, cute little Zatch Bell, what a surprise you have been. Many people thought you were going to be a dumb filler series, but you’ve turned out to be one of the strongest shows on Toonami, and you’ve certainly been one of the hottest properties Viz has launched on our shores. It’s too bad Naruto […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For April and May

by Classic Speedyon January 6, 2006
While FUNimation does not have any new series to launch during April and May, it has several further volumes for many of their longer-running series. The company plans to release new installments of Baki the Grappler, Case Closed, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, and others. Animeondvd.com has details.

Geneon Announces New Titles For May and June

by Classic Speedyon January 6, 2006
The Law of Ueki, a comedy shounen series dealing with a supernatural competition between junior high students to attain god status, is slated to debut with its first volume on May 17, 2006. The DVD will run for 100 minutes (4 episodes) and will retail for $19.98 MSRP. Other currently running Geneon series set for […]

ADV Films Announces New Titles For March

by Classic Speedyon January 5, 2006
Roughly 1.5 years after being licensed, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is being released by ADV Films. Originally (and unofficially) entitled UFO Princess Valkyrie, the first volume of the series will be released on March 7, 2006, with a runtime of 100 minutes (4 episodes) and a suggested retail price of $29.99. In addition, further volumes of […]

"The Ping Pong Club": Make Way for Japan’s Jackasses

by Chad Boninon January 4, 2006
At one school in Japan, clubs reign king. Volleyball, swimming… they’re the notable ones. One of the lesser known cliques is the Ping Pong Club. Filled with foul miscreants (including one foul-smelling American), this team must fight for the right to keep their room, get the girls, buy porn, and the other things clubs tend […]

VegasBuzzz.com Launches Anime News Channel

by Zeddon December 29, 2005
Vegas Buzz (www.vegasbuzzz.com) has launched a new channel dedicated to anime news. The full press release announcing the service is available at TheOpenPress.

Central Park Media and The New England Anime Society Ring in the New Year in Boston

by Zeddon December 24, 2005
As part of Boston’s First Night celebration, the city’s New England Anime Society is teaming up with Central Park Media to help ring in 2006. Held in the Hynes Convention Center from 1:00pm to 11:00pm on December 31, the NEAS will be showcasing a variety of titles including Central Park Media’s Animation Runner Kuromi and […]

CPM’s Peter Tatara Doesn’t Strike Out on Anime

by Zeddon December 23, 2005
Central Park Media’s Peter Tatara has written a blog entry talking about what it was like walking five miles into work to make anime during the recent New York Metro Transit Authority strike. [Source: Central Park Media]

Behind the Scenes of "Black Jack" Anime

by Ed Liuon December 22, 2005
An article in the Daily Yomiuri Online goes behind the scenes of the Black Jack anime TV series currently airing in Japan. The series, about a brilliant but unlicensed surgeon, debuted in October 2004 and is now in its second season, while a live-action movie was released last week. The movie was directed by Macoto […]