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Tomino To Speak At US Premiere Of "Zeta Gundam" Trilogy

by Grant Whiteon May 10, 2006
Gundam creator and famed anime director Yoshiyuki Tomino will speak at a special US premiere of his recent Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation movie trilogy, Gunota Headlines reports via Gundam fan HEDGESMFG. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7, at the Chicago International Film Festival.

Cartoon Network Ratings for Week 1 of May

by Zeddon May 10, 2006
Fueled by original series and key acquisition series hitting their stride in the prime time Monday-Thursday strip, Cartoon Network earned powerful across-the-board delivery and ratings growth vs. the same time period last year among its target kid and tween demos, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Kids 6-11 and tweens 9-14 delivery and […]

Toonzone Podcast Episode 8

by Eileen Cruzon May 10, 2006
Toonami gurus Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco bring the noise and perhaps a bit of the funk to TZ’s editor in chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, reviews editor William C. Maune and reviewer Chad Bonin (Knux Five). The Absolution captains discuss: The revolution’s new frontier: Toonami Jetstream “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” in IGPX Season […]

"Galaxy High School" Coming to DVD (Updated 5/10)

by Dan Collinson May 10, 2006
The series Galaxy High School is going to be made as a DVD, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The series was created by Chris Columbus (Director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films) and featured the voices of Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley), […]

"The Trinity Blood Movie" – Anime Vampire Hunters on the Big Screen

by Karl Olsonon May 4, 2006
Funimation Films will roll out the first 4 episodes of Trinity Blood as a “movie” in theaters this Friday, embarking on a bold experiment that could add a new and interesting route for people to check out anime before they plunk down $29.95 for the first DVD (or even more than that if you, like […]

ADV Films Announces New July Titles

by Classic Speedyon May 2, 2006
First up: Complete collections. Cyberteam in Akihabara, Gravion Zwei, and Petite Princess Yucie are getting re-released in the slim thinpak form, while Gantz‘s complete second season gets a regular box. In terms of new shows, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World will be released on July 4th in both regular and artbox form. Area 88‘s OVA […]

Hayao Miyazaki to Announce Next Film on May 5

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
A news report on Nausicaa.net states that famed director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli will announce his next film project on May 5, 2006, as part of an interview commemorating Children’s Day in Japan.

"Hikaro No Go" to Debut on ImaginAsian TV on May 2

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
A press release has announced that VIZ Media’s Hikaru No Go will be premiering tonight, May 2, 2006, on ImaginAsian TV at 8:00 PM ET/PT. iaTV will broadcast both dubbed and subtitled versions of the TV series.

Bandai Announces New Titles For August

by Classic Speedyon April 28, 2006
Several more complete collections from Bandai are set for release in August, as .hack//SIGN, Angel Tales, and Argentosoma all debut on August 22nd for $49.98 each. In addition, the third volumes of Eureka 7 and Fantastic Children, as well as volume four of IGPX, are also scheduled for release. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"Nausicaa" Voice Actor to Appear at Anime Boston

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)