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CPM Re-Prices, Re-Releases Multiple Titles

Central Park Media will re-price and re-release an assortment of its anime titles, the company said today. Series being released include Geobreeders, Agent Aika, The Ping-Pong Club, and Photon: The Idiot Adventures. Details follow: Geobreeders Contents: Episodes 1-3 Release Date: September 27 Price: $9.95 Languages: English; Japanese with English subtitles Extras: Previews, DVD-ROM features. Geobreeders: […]

"Melody of Oblivion": Oblivion Sounds About Right

Gainax. A studio known for classic anime such as Evangelion, FLCL and Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. JC Staff is known for anime such as Excel Saga, Tsukihime and Azumanga Daioh. Both studios have great directors, writers, animators and great people in general. So, one would think that the result of them working on the […]

"Bratz" Coming to 4Kids This Fall

4Kids Entertainment and MGA Entertainment will produce an all-new Bratz CGI animated television series, the companies announced today. The series, which follows the adventures of Yasmin, Cloe, Sasha, and Jade as they scoop stories for their teen magazine, will debut on 4Kids TV this fall. Bratz will also join anime import Magical Doremi and new […]

"NY Times" on Anime's "Mean Girls"

The New York Times has briefly reviewed three anime DVD releases, using them as examples of anime’s trend towards hypersexualized female killing machine characters (free registration required). The shows reviewed are Saikano, Gunslinger Girl, and Elfen Lied.

"Cromartie" Legal Woes End UPDATED: Civil Suit Against Franchise Presses Forward

The legal problems that might have halted screenings of the live action adaptation of the manga Sakigake! Cromartie High School have ended for now. Warren Cromartie, a baseball player famous in Japan, previously said he was unhappy that his name had been used in a series about delinquents and punks and last month filed for […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.1": Much Funnier Than "Will And Grace"

Ah, shonen-ai. “Boy-love,” for those not in the know, and it’s not only a polite way of saying “somewhat gay” in Japanese, it’s also a genre of anime and manga where the focus is (you guessed it) a gay relationship. Now, these titles can range in quality from the seminal Gravitation to the forgettable Only […]

"Hanaukyo Maid Team Vol. 2": Maid Action Made to Order

Another Maid show? *Groan* That’s what a lot of people must have thought when they first heard about Hanaukyo Maid Team, and really, it’s true. The fanservice genre has been worn into the ground. Hand Maid May was the pinnacle of what a fanservicey-yet-sentimental show about maids could be. Popping this disc in, I was […]

Cartoon Network Announces "IGPX" Voice Cast

Haley Joel Osment will voice Takeshi Jinno, the lead character in IGPX, Toonami’s upcoming original series, Cartoon Network said today. Osment will be joined by Michelle Rodriguez, Mark Hamill and Lance Henriksen. The series is set in the year 2048, when “Immortal Grand Prix,” in which two teams of three mechs race at speeds greater […]

"Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days" Manga Announced

Newtype USA has announced that they will be publishing a new manga series based on the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime. Titled Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days, the manga will be based on a PC/PlayStation 2 game and promises a lighter, more humorous take on the giant robot warriors and their pilots. The story will be […]

"Dragonball Z" Escapes the "Dead Zone"

This is a review of the 1997 Pioneer Video DVD release, which is now out of print but available used, for purposes of comparison with the FUNimation new release. Ah, Dragonball Z movies. Many people are amazed when a franchise goes beyond four films, but the DBZ franchise produced over a dozen before the series […]

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