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"Fafner," "Gankutsuou" Gear Coming to Hot Topic

by Maxie Zeuson August 24, 2005
Geneon Entertainment will provide licensed merchandise to Hot Topic during an exclusive ninety-day window, the companies said today. Beginning September 1, t-shirts, stickers and buttons sporting iconography drawn from Gankutsuou: The Count Of Monte Cristo, Fafner, Jubei Chan 2 and R.O.D. The TV will be placed on special anime islands or boutiques within the chain’s […]

New "Thundercats" Series in the Works

by La Parkaon August 24, 2005
Animation HQ reports that a remake of the 80’s animated classic Thundercats is in the works at Warner Brothers. The show’s new look will be similar to The Batman — edgy and anime-inspired. Pre-production is reportedly ongoing. The show should be ready for broadcast sometime in late 2006.

Kunicon Atlanta 2005: Is One Day Enough?

by Chad Boninon August 23, 2005
Rewind back to May 27. Kunicon Atlanta 2005 started that Friday and would continue into Saturday and Sunday. Due to various reasons involving work (yes, I apparently have a real job), birthdays (yes, the 28th was my birthday), rides, and other such inconsequential things, I was only able to go on Friday. I had been […]

"Gundam 08th MS Team" Gundam At Its Very Best.

by Dukeon August 22, 2005
The other two Gundam side stories, 0080 and 0083, were created to shed light on the One Year War and act as a bridge between the original Gundam and Zeta Gundam. But with the Universal Century now over and the alternate universes of G Gundam and Gundam Wing king, something had to be done to […]

"Gundam 0083" Fantastic Action Surrounded By Torturous Characters

by Dukeon August 22, 2005
Ah, the Gundam side stories. Because of their short length and cheap price, most people who like Gundam choose these to view the One Year War and the Universal Century. Unfortunately, just because it’s part of the Universal Century doesn’t automatically make it good. While 0080 was decent and 08th MS Team was excellent, 0083 […]

"Gundam 0080": War is Hell, But You Knew That Already

by Dukeon August 22, 2005
Ah, the Universal Century. The original and by far the longest in Gundam‘s timelines, and still the mainstay of the series. Because of the popularity of the original Gundam, three side stories (the other two are 0083 and 08th MS Team) were made to capitalize on its success and offer a new point of view […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Guu is Good (and Coming Soon)

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
This year at Otakon 2005, Anime Nation announced that the long awaited series Hare Guu Volume 1 is tentatively scheduled for a December 28, 2005, release. This series, which is being dubbed by Bang Zoom, is reportedly awaiting disk replication for volume one and is in the midst of the the ADR Process for volume […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: ADV to Small Dish Owners: Let Your Voice Be Heard

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
ADV at Otakon 2005: Good reactions, and a time to make one’s move. This year, ADV displayed some clips from their upcoming series GODANNAR. This is a series which takes the combination of fan service and giant mecha anime to new heights. This series will be released October 4, 2005. Before that release date though, […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Where's Bandai? Viz?

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
This year at Otakon, anime industry heavyweights VIZ Media and Bandai did not make an appearance. No official reason was given for the Bandai’s absence, but longtime company spokesman Jerry Chu recently left the company. VIZ Media did not attend due to a conflict with previously scheduled events. Needless to say, hundreds of convention-goers that […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Geneon Showcases Indigo

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
Geneon had Panels at Otakon 2005. While much of their panel was devoted to showcasing “The Indigo”, one of Otakon’s performing musical guests this year, Geneon did run their promotional video from Anime Expo 2005, which among other upcoming series included the Hellsing Ultimate Promo video. A roller coaster of character cameos, awesome shots of […]