Well, we’ve gone through three volumes of filler waiting for Nappa and Vegeta to arrive on Earth, and if things don’t change soon, this filler is going to drive people away before the big fight happens! What do we do? Make good filler! Last time, our heroes were training for the arrival of Vegeta and […]
Set for release on April 18, 2006, Prefectural Earth Defense Force is a 50-minute OAV based on the manga. It concerns a trio of high school basketball players who are called upon to battle the Phone Pole Team and other evil villains. The suggested retail price is $12.98. Anime on DVD has more.
Kappa Mikey — the only anime television series created and produced in the U.S. — will debut on Nicktoons Network in the U.S. with two half-hour, back-to-back episodes on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (ET). Kappa Mikey will premiere during the “Three-Headed Monster,” Nicktoons Network’s prime-time programming block from 7:00pm to midnight, and […]
The last disc of Samurai 7 left off on a cliffhanger. Our band of heroes were facing trouble on all sides. It seemed the nobuseri bandits had allied with the merchants to crush any hopes of peasant rebellion, while the enigmatic cave dwellers the Guardians, or Shikimoribito, could turn on the peasants at any time. […]
Let’s just get the embarrassing truth out of the way: as big a Robotech fan as I am, I’ve never seen Macross before. Primarily because I’ve been too cheap to shell out for the rather pricey DVD sets, but also for some more dignified reason to be named at a later date. However, new licensee […]
An article about the 2005 box office results in Japan reveals that Studio Ghibli’s Howl’s Moving Castle was the top-grossing film with 19.6 billion yen (approx. US$165.4 million). The article also states that Pocket Monster Advanced Generation is taking the number 2 spot with 4.3 billion yen (approx. US$36.3 million). The statement by the Motion […]
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is holding “Tokyo Festa” — a day of free events throughout New York City — on February 7, 2006. The program is aimed at increasing awareness of Japan’s customs, culture, and cartoons. Highlights include: The En-Nichi Market A recreation of an old Edo marketplace, featuring traditional fun and games for both […]
ITV1’s South Bank Show arts series will be dedicated to anime on February 19 and will include interviews with leading lights of anime, such as film producer Matsuhisa Ishikawa. ITV4 will follow up the show with an airing of the 1995 animation film Ghost In The Shell on March 4. [Source: BBC]
Nick Park and Steve Box’s claymation romp Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will face off against Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle for Best Animated Feature in the 78th Annual Academy Awards. Park is a three-time winner of the Best Animated Short Film Oscar, twice for shorts starring […]
A press release has details for anime and manga programming for the upcoming New York Comic-Con. Companies attending the con include Viz, Tokyopop, ADV Films, Central Park Media, and Del Rey. The New York Comic-Con will be held at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center in New York City from February 24 – 26.