Central Park Media to Provide Anime for iPod

by Zeddon October 22, 2005
Central Park Media is now the first anime company in the world to provide content for Apple’s new video-capable iPod, the company announced yesterday. Visitors can now download the first episode of Central Park Media’s upcoming Armored Trooper VOTOMS at They can also view the trailer for Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek — scheduled to […]

WFAC Announces Slate for 2005 Animation Festival

by Zeddon October 21, 2005
The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) has announced the programing slate for the fifth edition of their film festival (November 17 – 20) at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Active Anime has details.

"IGPX": Prepare for the November Revolution

by Dukeon October 18, 2005
It’s amazing how far Toonami has come. Way back in 1997, it looked like just another generic action block, starring Moltar from the then-popular Space Ghost Coast to Coast to drum up some ratings. It had old-school 80’s cartoons, old-school 70’s cartoons, and the first “reinvention” of a classic series, and some people didn’t expect […]

"The Boondocks": Brash, Honest And Excellent

by Karl Olsonon October 18, 2005
Aaron McGruder has managed tick off a lot off people with his newspaper comic, The Boondocks. In a sense, that’s quite a feat because the format is probably one of the most constricted creative mediums. The strip has provoked angry letters, conservative media diatribues and have even been pulled from various papers (most notably from […]

Hayao Miyazaki and Nick Park to Talk at Tokyo Film Festival

by Ed Liuon October 17, 2005
Anime News Service is reporting that Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki and Aardman Animation’s Nick Park will be giving a joint talk at the Tokyo Film Festival at 2:30 PM on October 23rd. The talk came about due to “recent friendly work relations” between the two studios. (via

"Samurai 7" Vol. 2: Sci-Fi Swordsmen Sophisticated As Ever

by Karl Olsonon October 17, 2005
Last time on Samurai 7, three peasants by the names of Kirara, Komochi and Rikichi traveled to the city to find some samurai willing to defend their village from the horrible Nobuseri – a band of giant mecha raiders who extort grain from the peasants’ village in exchange for not obliterating the lot of them. […]

"Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Vol. 1: If Conan Was a God

by Dr. Daedaluson October 17, 2005
Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok is a charming fantasy series about Norse mythology. Of course, most of the charm comes from the large charms on the female protagonist, Mayura. But it also comes through the varied and colorful palette, the relatively light-hearted tone (which also becomes serious when needed), and a lack of any real violent […]

"Dragon Ball Z Bio-Broly" In Which Toei Fires Their Human Writers in Favor of Monkeys

by Dukeon October 15, 2005
You know, with all the filler Toei has created over the years you figure they’d be good at it by now. Sure, sometimes the writers get lucky, but more often than not, they fail miserably. The 11th Dragonball Z movie, Bio-Broly, could’ve used a four-leaf clover or twelve. It’s been a while since Broly was […]

"Naruto" and "Hikaru No Go" Come to Home Video

by Zeddon October 14, 2005
VIZ Media has announced the further expansion of its Shonen Jump brand with the launch of the Shonen Jump Home Video Line. This new line will offer several highly anticipated anime titles on home video and DVD based on popular series that originally appeared in the Shonen Jump monthly manga anthology. The first two titles […]

English Dub of "My Neighbor Totoro" to Debut October 23

by Ed Liuon October 13, 2005
A press release notes that the new English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro will premiere on October 23, 2005, as the closing film of the 2005 Hollywood Film Festival. The screening is by invitation only.