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CN and Viz Media Announce "Toonami Jetstream"

by Dukeon April 25, 2006
Cartoon Network and VIZ Media have announced a joint venture called Toonami Jetstream, a new broadband service that will provide on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of several hit anime and action series. In addition, users will also be able to watch full-length episodes of series that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable […]

Sony/SkyLife Set to Launch Animation Channel in Korea

by Grant Whiteon April 25, 2006
Sony Pictures Television International and SkyLife are set to launch a new animation channel in Korea this coming Saturday, April 29, C21Media reports. The new Animax Korea will air a range of animation including Japanese anime and home grown Korean entertainment.

"Gedo Senki" ("Tales from Earthsea") Synopsis Posted

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2006
Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea series of novels, has posted an English translation of the plot synopsis for Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). The movie will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is scheduled for release in Japan in July 2006. (via Nausicaa.net)

Studio Ghibli Ranked Number 1 Consumer Brand in Japan

by Ed Liuon April 24, 2006
A survey by Nikkei BP Consulting has named Studio Ghibli as the top-ranked business-to-consumer brand in Japan, ahead of Toyota. The studio also ranked 4th or higher in all the sections organized by demographic.

"Digimon" Such Humble Beginnings

by Dukeon April 23, 2006
It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist: Vol. 8" Like a Fine Wine

by James915on April 21, 2006
Fullmetal Alchemist is like fine wine. It just gets better and better with age. Well, no, scratch that. Fullmetal Alchemist is like….uh…Fullmetal Alchemist is….like nothing thats ever come before. Trying to compare it to anything will result in a disservice to the series itself. Mixing comedy, action, horror, fantasy, and some sci-fi elements, and even […]

4Kids Forms Teen/Adult Branch Called "4Sight"

by Dukeon April 19, 2006
4Kids has announced that they will be forming a secondary branch called “4Sight,” which will focus on marketing and licensing products to tweens, teens, and adults. As of now, the brand will focus on existing brands such as the Royal Air Force and the American Kennel Club. 4Kids’ anime properties, such as One Piece and […]

"Kizuna": Yaoi With A Good Story, But Still Too Sexual For Some Audiences

by Karl Olsonon April 16, 2006
Anyone who has been on the net as an anime fan long enough or has attended an anime con knows what yaoi is. It’s gay anime and manga, and not just gay in the shonen-ai subtle foreplay way, but with serious sexual content, from TV-MA at the least to far beyond what this site covers […]

"Dragonball Z: Super Android 13!" Doesn’t Quite "Git ‘R Done"!

by Chad Boninon April 15, 2006
Enjoying their peace from the fighting that always comes to the Z Warriors (Earth’s Special Forces), Goku, family and friends have decided to take a relaxing trip to the mall. Buy some clothes, check out the babes; the only fighting is Chi Chi over the deals. When an android menace starts to ravage the town, […]

Anime Festival Orlando 7 to Host Fan Film Contest and AFOscars

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2006
The Anime Festival Orlando (AFO) has announced that it will host its first Fan Film Contest at the Anime Festival Orlando 7. The best of the fan films will be recognized at the AFOscars, an awards ceremony modeled after the Academy Awards. AFO7 will be held at the Wyndam Orlando Resort from July 28-30. More […]