"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.

"Gravitation Lyrics of Love": Quack Experimental Shonen-Ai

by Karl Olsonon October 13, 2005
Shinichi Watanabe has made quite a name for himself when it comes to comedic anime. His direction of the self-proclaimed “Quack Experimental Anime,” Excel Saga, and its bitingly satirical yet perverse magical girl spin off, Puni Puni Poemy, has gained applause internationally and in Japan. However, before adapting Excel Saga, Watanabe did another manga adaptation. […]

Discotek Media to Bring "Animal Treasure Island," Lupin Titles to US

by Ed Liuon October 12, 2005
According to Home Media Retailing magazine, Discotek Media is entering the North American anime distribution marketplace with Animal Treasure Island from Toei. The 1971 film features animation and consulting by Hayao Miyazaki. Other titles coming soon from Discotek include Puss n’ Boots (1969), Taro the Dragon Boy (1979), and several Lupin III films.

"Ghost Stories" Vol. 1: It’s Okay If You’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew…

by Chad Boninon October 12, 2005
Satsuki’s the new girl in a new town, one with an inhabited, good school right next to a deserted and haunted one. When she, her potentially retarded brother, the Jew, the stud, and the born-again Christian chick accidentally go into the wrong school, they get wrapped up in a world of ghastly evils. Can Satsuki […]

"Case Closed" 5.3: The Unfortunately-Placed Episodes

by Dukeon October 9, 2005
Poor Detective Conan. Thanks to TMS messing around with the dub and Cartoon Network’s idiotic scheduling, what could have been a huge success in America has turned into one of the bigger bombs in recent anime history. It’s a shame too, as the mysteries here are much cleverer than anything on Scooby Doo or Ghostwriter […]

"Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek" Comes to Adult Swim

by Zeddon October 8, 2005
Central Park Media’s award-winning short film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block this month. The CG sci-fi horror anime will be broadcast on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 30, at 12:00am. [Source: Adult Swim] Click here to read Toon Zone’s review of Kakurenbo. (via William C. Maune)

"Kakurenbo": Freakily Satisfying

by Dukeon October 6, 2005
When Toon Zone covered the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, one of the short films highlighted was a piece by Shuhei Morita entitled Kakurenbo. After winning a bunch of awards, Central Park Media has brought this little piece over to our shores, but was it worth it? There is an old folk tale that […]

Omar Dogan Talks "Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles"

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2005
Artist Omar Dogan has spoken to’s PULSE News about his work on the Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles mini-series. Issue #1 of the bi-weekly mini-series is in comic book stores now, and the series will tie in to the upcoming anime.