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"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. […]

"Macross" Volume 1: Robotech-stasy

by on February 7, 2006
Let’s just get the embarrassing truth out of the way: as big a Robotech fan as I am, I’ve never seen Macross before. Primarily because I’ve been too cheap to shell out for the rather pricey DVD sets, but also for some more dignified reason to be named at a later date. However, new licensee […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle," "Pokemon" Top Japan Box Office in 2005

by Ed Liuon February 2, 2006
An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Holds "Tokyo Festa" in NYC

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]

"South Bank Show" Special to Cover Anime

by Zeddon January 31, 2006
ITV1’s South Bank Show arts series will be dedicated to anime on February 19 and will include interviews with leading lights of anime, such as film producer Matsuhisa Ishikawa. ITV4 will follow up the show with an airing of the 1995 animation film Ghost In The Shell on March 4. [Source: BBC]