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FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

by Classic Speedyon May 27, 2006
Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Oban," "W.I.T.C.H." Lead Off Jetix Summer Events

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2006
The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]

"Oban Star Racers" Premieres with Hour-Long Special

by Maxie Zeuson May 25, 2006
The highly-anticipated intergalactic animated adventure “Oban Star Racers” is set to premiere during Jetix, the popular action/adventure block on Toon Disney, MONDAY, JUNE 5. Beginning with an hour-long special, “Oban Star Racers,” a unique 2D/3D animation combination and fusion of Japanese Anime with Western sci-fi styling, will be showcased in all-new half hour episodes through […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Manga to End in Summer 2006

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2006
The original Dragon Ball Z manga will be coming to an end this summer. The manga by Akira Toriyama is one of the most popular comics in history and was the basis for a wildly successful anime. The July 2006 issue of VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine will have a special Dragon Ball Z commemorative […]

"Kodocha Vol. 5" Always With a Smile

by James915on May 25, 2006
Poor, poor Sana. Her life is a living hell, and she just keeps getting more and more depressed… I’m kidding. Despite all of the drama that has occurred in her life over the past four volumes, this charming young girl has always managed to bounce back with a smile. All is not well though, as […]

ADV Announces July 25 Releases

by Maxie Zeuson May 24, 2006
ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce four hot new titles set to hit the streets on July 25 – the original OVAs for Area 88, volume six of Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, volume six of Princess Tutu, and a brand new thin-pack collection for Gravion Zwei. […]

"Gundam Wing" The Endless Waltz Finishes Strong

by Dukeon May 23, 2006
After seemingly finding success with their Alternate Universe attempts in Gundam Wing, Bandai and Sunrise decided to milk the franchise even further by creating a sequel OAV, bringing back all the principal cast for one last brawl. When that was successful, Bandai decided to get even more dough out of its cash cow by making […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Naruto" Goes Daily Starting in June

by Dukeon May 22, 2006
According to Shonen Jump’s Newsblast newsletter, the anime television series Naruto will be stripped to weeknights at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network beginning June 12th. New episodes of Naruto will continue to air Saturdays at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. Currently, encores of the show also air Saturdays at 8:30pm and Friday nights at Midnight.

"Gundam Wing" Sweet, Beautiful Altron

by Dukeon May 22, 2006
Ah, Gundam Wing. After nostalgia (and premieres five days a week) rendered your beginning good, one wonders if this is yet another old time series that was good and now sucks royally in this day and age. Does the inclusion of newer, cooler Gundams make the series worth watching? Or is it more of the […]