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Toon Zone Podcast Episode 6: John O’Donnell & Co. of Central Park Media

by on January 24, 2006
Editor-in-chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, staff reviewer Chad Bonin, graphics editor Matthew Williams and, for the first time, reviews editor William C. Maune gather ’round the digital campfire to tell these tall tales: The decay of Boomerang begins? Astroboy on DVD Train Man and the otaku mentality Boondocks gets serious Plus, a trio of […]

Japanese Anime "Kite" Turns Live-Action

by Zeddon January 22, 2006
Mexican commercial directors Jorge and Javier Aguilera will helm a live-action adaptation of the Japanese anime Kite, AWN reports, citing Variety.

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests

by Zeddon January 19, 2006
Central Park Media will be attending the February 24 – 26 New York Comic-Con on the East Coast. In addition to hosting numerous panels, offering show specials, screenings and premieres, CPM is bringing four guests to the convention whose works are representative of the diverse catalog of anime, graphic novel and live action releases that […]

New English Dubs of "Totoro" and "Whisper" Tonight on TCM

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2006
Nausicaa.net is noting the debut of the two new English dubs for Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro and Whisper of the Heart tonight, January 19, 2006, on Turner Classic Movies. They note that this is the first time Disney has aired a movie on commercial TV before the home video release. Both movies are due […]

Bandai Announces "Eureka SeveN" DVD Release Date, Manga

by Ed Liuon January 18, 2006
Bandai Entertainment has announced a release date of April 25 for volume 1 of the Eureka SeveN anime series on DVD. The same announcement also announces plans to release two tie-in manga series and a tie-in soundtrack, as well as possible broadcast on a “premier TV network.”

NY Times Talks CN’s Anime

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Ken Iyadomi Named President of Bandai Entertainment

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

AZN Schedules "Anime Weekend"

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
The AZN Network is having an “Anime Weekend” this weekend and next weekend with marathons of Patlabor and Record of the Lodoss War. The Patlabor marathons will air January 15 and January 21 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT); the Lodoss War marathons will air January 16 and January 22 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT). More […]

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

by on 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 on 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 […]