FUNimation Productions — the company that has brought Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other anime properties to America — has launched their latest website, this time for Baki The Grappler. Located at www.bakithegrappler.com, the site features cast lists, voice actor interviews, the opening theme, trailers, and more.
Samuel L. Jackson will produce and lend his voice to Afro Samurai, a new animated series from Gonzo and Fuji Television that will premiere on Spike TV in 2006, Active Anime reports. The series, set in a futuristic-feudal Japan, will focus on a black samurai on a mission to avenge the death of his father. […]
Bandai Co. has agreed to buy “Pac-Man” designer Namco Ltd. for about 175.3 billion yen ($1.7 billion) in cash and stock to create Japan’s second-largest maker of toys and video-game software. Bandai purchased 6.3 percent of Namco for 10.5 billion yen in cash, according to a joint statement released today. Namco shareholders will receive one […]
Otakon 2005, scheduled to take place August 19-21, 2005, has opened pre-registration. Possibly the largest Anime and Asian culture convention in the US, Otakon takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year’s attendance was over 20,800 visitors, and this year they have capped attendance at 22,000. At the moment that this […]
Howl’s Moving Castle is an anomaly. It’s a film that is at once beautiful, artistic, and stunning and yet also pandering, silly and na√Įve. Parts of it are as inspired and surreal as Spirited Away, others are jarringly dull. Sometimes the plot flows forward as engagingly as Mononoke, at other times it grows stilted, simplistic, […]
ADV will release Peacemaker: The Spider’s Web to home video on May 24, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes 16-18 of the anime series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include two new Character Collections plus production sketches, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will […]