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Toonzone Podcast Episode 8

by Eileen Cruzon May 10, 2006
Toonami gurus Sean Akins and Jason DeMarco bring the noise and perhaps a bit of the funk to TZ’s editor in chief Ben Applegate, producer Karl Olson, reviews editor William C. Maune and reviewer Chad Bonin (Knux Five). The Absolution captains discuss: The revolution’s new frontier: Toonami Jetstream “Mo’ money, mo’ problems” in IGPX Season […]

"Galaxy High School" Coming to DVD (Updated 5/10)

by Dan Collinson May 10, 2006
The series Galaxy High School is going to be made as a DVD, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The series was created by Chris Columbus (Director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, and the first two Harry Potter films) and featured the voices of Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons), David L. Lander (Squiggy from Laverne & Shirley), […]

"The Trinity Blood Movie" – Anime Vampire Hunters on the Big Screen

by Karl Olsonon May 4, 2006
Funimation Films will roll out the first 4 episodes of Trinity Blood as a “movie” in theaters this Friday, embarking on a bold experiment that could add a new and interesting route for people to check out anime before they plunk down $29.95 for the first DVD (or even more than that if you, like […]

ADV Films Announces New July Titles

by Classic Speedyon May 2, 2006
First up: Complete collections. Cyberteam in Akihabara, Gravion Zwei, and Petite Princess Yucie are getting re-released in the slim thinpak form, while Gantz‘s complete second season gets a regular box. In terms of new shows, This Ugly Yet Beautiful World will be released on July 4th in both regular and artbox form. Area 88‘s OVA […]

Hayao Miyazaki to Announce Next Film on May 5

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
A news report on Nausicaa.net states that famed director Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli will announce his next film project on May 5, 2006, as part of an interview commemorating Children’s Day in Japan.

"Hikaro No Go" to Debut on ImaginAsian TV on May 2

by Ed Liuon May 2, 2006
A press release has announced that VIZ Media’s Hikaru No Go will be premiering tonight, May 2, 2006, on ImaginAsian TV at 8:00 PM ET/PT. iaTV will broadcast both dubbed and subtitled versions of the TV series.

Bandai Announces New Titles For August

by Classic Speedyon April 28, 2006
Several more complete collections from Bandai are set for release in August, as .hackhttps://SIGN, Angel Tales, and Argentosoma all debut on August 22nd for $49.98 each. In addition, the third volumes of Eureka 7 and Fantastic Children, as well as volume four of IGPX, are also scheduled for release. [Source: AnimeOnDVD]

"Nausicaa" Voice Actor to Appear at Anime Boston

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2006
Sumi Shimamoto will be appearing at the Anime Boston convention, which runs from May 26-28. Shimamoto is the voice actress for the title character of Studio Ghibli’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds, and has also provided voices for Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro, My Neighbor Totoro, and Princess Mononoke. (via Nausicaa.net)

CN and Viz Media Announce "Toonami Jetstream"

by Dukeon April 25, 2006
Cartoon Network and VIZ Media have announced a joint venture called Toonami Jetstream, a new broadband service that will provide on-demand, full-length streaming episodes of several hit anime and action series. In addition, users will also be able to watch full-length episodes of series that are not currently offered on U.S. broadcast or basic cable […]

Sony/SkyLife Set to Launch Animation Channel in Korea

by Grant Whiteon April 25, 2006
Sony Pictures Television International and SkyLife are set to launch a new animation channel in Korea this coming Saturday, April 29, C21Media reports. The new Animax Korea will air a range of animation including Japanese anime and home grown Korean entertainment.