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"Loonatics": So Dethpicable?

Animation historian Michael Barrier calls it “terrifying.” Amid Amidi uses the word “desecration.” The mainstream press wonders what is wrong in Burbank. “Have our Looney Tunes taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque?” asks the Boston Herald) “Has Warner Bros. gone daffy?” speculates the New York Post. Even the staid Wall Street Journal (in its print […]

"Naruto," "IGPX," "One Piece" to Toonami in '05

Cartoon Network today announced several major acquisitions for their venerable Toonami action-animation block. Fan-favorite Naruto will join the block in the third quarter of 2005, while One Piece will move to Toonami in May. Toonami original IGPX will expand into a full series from Production IG. The Batman will see a Toonami airing beginning April […]

ADV Announces Two DVDs for March

ADV will release Chrono Crusade: The Devil to Pay, Gospel 4 and Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber History to DVD on March 8, the company announced yesterday. Chrono Crusade will include three complete episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 language versions with English subtitles. Extras include reversible cover, clean opening and closing animation, production […]

"Tenjho Tenge" Gets May Video Release

Tenjho Tenge (Vol. 1): Round One will be released to home video on May 3, according to Animated Bliss.

Bandai to Co-Produce "Eureka Seven"

Bandai Entertainment Inc. has joined forces with several companies in Japan to produce an all-new original television animation series entitled Eureka Seven, set to debut on April 17 and air Sundays at 7:00am on Japan’s MBS/TBS national network. A total of eleven partners are involved in the project. The story of Eureka Seven centers on […]

ShoPro Skewers Naruto License

Anime News Network reports ShoPro has announced the long awaited acquisition of anime series Naruto. Key licensing partners and television broadcast partners are to be determined shortly. The series features a group of young ninjas learning the importance of such vaules as friendship, teamwork and loyalty. This news comes on the heels of ShoPro’s recently […]

"All Grown Up" But I Ain't "Loving It"

Way back when Nickelodeon was actually watchable, I used to love Rugrats. The adventures of Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Angelica, and Susie were all great fun. When Nick started its descent into what its current state, the Rugrats reruns were often the only thing I would watch. Heck, if Nick were to release a boxset […]

"Tenchi Muyo GXP! Volume 5: The Living Ship" Returns Home

Seina Yamada is the unluckiest person in the universe. That may seem like a bold claim, but he biologically is! That makes him one of the most prized pirate hunters in the Galaxy Police–he’s natural bait! But even bait needs to take a break now and then, so he and the gang take a vacation […]

"Martian Successor Nadesico Volume 2" Not Essential, But Enjoyable

The Nadesico, a high-powered space ship piloted by a highly-out-of-place crew, is leading the fight for survival against the Jovians, a lizardian race from Jupiter hell-bent on destroying the Earth after having destroyed the colonies on Mars years ago. But when the crew of the Nadesico meet an unexpected enemy, the fate of the war […]

"Fruits Basket" Vol. 4: A "Clearing Sky" Reveals Dark Clouds

Tohru Honda has lived with the Sohmas for nearly a year and she keeps meeting new family members, all with the same curse: when hugged by a member of the opposite gender, a Sohma turns into one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac (plus a cat). Despite having lived co-ed with Yuki and Kyo, […]

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