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"Peacemaker" Coming to DVD May 24

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 […]

"Zoids CC" Vol. 3 & 4:Things Get Heavy

One of the biggest cult favorites from the “Dark Ages” of Toonami, Zoids: Chaotic Century, is finally getting a well-deserved DVD release. And while the DVDs themselves aren’t much to look at on the technical side, if you’re looking for a budget title this is the longest and cheapest there is. Episodes on Vol. 3 […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" English Website Opens

The English website for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle has been opened. The movie will debut in the United States on June 10, 2005. (via Nausicaa.net)

Preview: "Elfen Lied" Offers Bloodspray, Breasts, Cliché

Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 2: More Gad, Less Gab, Please

Last time on Gad Guard: Hajiki Sanada and his techode Lightening were caught in the middle as tensions between the techode owners began to grow. Aiko wants everyone to just get along, Takumi wants to “do the things that must be done,” Katana wants revenge, and Hajiki just wants to keep surviving. Now, in volume […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" U.S. Trailer Online

Ain’t It Cool News has posted links to the new domestic trailer for the upcoming American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Quicktime: Small (240 x 142 37Kbs) Medium (320 x 176 80Kbs) Large (640 x 336 192Kbs) Very Large (640 x 336 360Kbs) Real Player: Small (176 x 100 42Kbs) Medium (240 x […]

"Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040" Vol. 3: Robopocalypse Now!

Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Essential Animé Collection Volume 3 Episodes included in this set Disc One: Episode 19: Are You Experienced? Episode 20: One of These Nights Episode 21: Close to the Edge Episode 22: Physical Graffiti Disc Two: Episode 23: Hydra Episode 24: Lighty My Fire Episode 25: Walking on the Moon Episode 26: […]

A SakuraCon Chat with Travis Willingham

At SakuraCon, a set of press-only panels was held with the special guests in attendance at the convention. They were fairly loosely moderated and organized, and very off the cuff. One of these panels was held with Travis Willingham, the dub VA for Roy Mustang from FullMetal Alchemist. Reporter 1: As I am sure you […]

"Lupin Dead or Alive" Something Old, Something New, Something Stolen and Good Fun Too

I will presume that the exploits of Lupin the Third, world’s greatest thief, no longer need much introduction. Lupin is probably one of the most famous and longest-running anime franchises in Japan, and thanks to the TV show’s recent run on Cartoon Network it is now known stateside as well. Of the many Lupin films, […]

Getting Some "Magical Play"

Every so often, there’s a worthwhile low-key anime release that just doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Perhaps it’s because there aren’t any bodacious babe mascots or blood and gore, or maybe it simply didn’t have good luck. Whatever the reason, these releases are hidden gems, just waiting for you to pick them up cheap […]

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