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)
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 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.
Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea series of novels, has posted an English translation of the plot synopsis for Studio Ghibli’s Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea). The movie will be directed by Goro Miyazaki and is scheduled for release in Japan in July 2006. (via Nausicaa.net)
A survey by Nikkei BP Consulting has named Studio Ghibli as the top-ranked business-to-consumer brand in Japan, ahead of Toyota. The studio also ranked 4th or higher in all the sections organized by demographic.
It’s hard to imagine why the Digimon franchise never got to be as big as Pokémon did. It came out first, there’s a larger number of monsters, and it has all the things Pokémon haters wanted (a serial storyline, the monsters to speak English, etc.). Maybe it’s because it languished on Fox Kids instead of […]
Fullmetal Alchemist is like fine wine. It just gets better and better with age. Well, no, scratch that. Fullmetal Alchemist is like….uh…Fullmetal Alchemist is….like nothing thats ever come before. Trying to compare it to anything will result in a disservice to the series itself. Mixing comedy, action, horror, fantasy, and some sci-fi elements, and even […]
4Kids has announced that they will be forming a secondary branch called “4Sight,” which will focus on marketing and licensing products to tweens, teens, and adults. As of now, the brand will focus on existing brands such as the Royal Air Force and the American Kennel Club. 4Kids’ anime properties, such as One Piece and […]
Anyone who has been on the net as an anime fan long enough or has attended an anime con knows what yaoi is. It’s gay anime and manga, and not just gay in the shonen-ai subtle foreplay way, but with serious sexual content, from TV-MA at the least to far beyond what this site covers […]
Enjoying their peace from the fighting that always comes to the Z Warriors (Earth’s Special Forces), Goku, family and friends have decided to take a relaxing trip to the mall. Buy some clothes, check out the babes; the only fighting is Chi Chi over the deals. When an android menace starts to ravage the town, […]