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NY Times Talks CN’s Anime

by Ed Liuon January 16, 2006
A slightly condescending article in the New York Times Arts section delves into what it judges as the anime series on Cartoon Network which defy anime stereotypes (registration required). Among the shows judged worthy are Naruto, Samurai Champloo, and Fullmetal Alchemist.

Ken Iyadomi Named President of Bandai Entertainment

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
Ken Iyadomi has been named President and CEO of Bandai Entertainment, Inc., the company has announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

AZN Schedules "Anime Weekend"

by Zeddon January 13, 2006
The AZN Network is having an “Anime Weekend” this weekend and next weekend with marathons of Patlabor and Record of the Lodoss War. The Patlabor marathons will air January 15 and January 21 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT); the Lodoss War marathons will air January 16 and January 22 from 9:00pm to 11:30pm (PT). More […]

"Shadow Star Narutaru Vol.1 & 2" – Because Nobody Thinks of the Children

by on January 11, 2006
“We’ll build a thousand year empire. I’ll be king and you’ll be queen. For starters, let’s begin by killing 500 million people. This world has become too complex. Society should be simpler. No electricity. No plumbing. Return man to the Stone Age. I’m even thinking of a selection system. Doctors, accountants, any people of culture […]

"Zatch Bell": Screwy Editing With Disappointing Extras

by on January 9, 2006
Oh, cute little Zatch Bell, what a surprise you have been. Many people thought you were going to be a dumb filler series, but you’ve turned out to be one of the strongest shows on Toonami, and you’ve certainly been one of the hottest properties Viz has launched on our shores. It’s too bad Naruto […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For April and May

by SB20xxon January 6, 2006
While FUNimation does not have any new series to launch during April and May, it has several further volumes for many of their longer-running series. The company plans to release new installments of Baki the Grappler, Case Closed, Dragon Ball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, Kodocha, and others. Animeondvd.com has details.

Geneon Announces New Titles For May and June

by SB20xxon January 6, 2006
The Law of Ueki, a comedy shounen series dealing with a supernatural competition between junior high students to attain god status, is slated to debut with its first volume on May 17, 2006. The DVD will run for 100 minutes (4 episodes) and will retail for $19.98 MSRP. Other currently running Geneon series set for […]

ADV Films Announces New Titles For March

by SB20xxon January 5, 2006
Roughly 1.5 years after being licensed, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is being released by ADV Films. Originally (and unofficially) entitled UFO Princess Valkyrie, the first volume of the series will be released on March 7, 2006, with a runtime of 100 minutes (4 episodes) and a suggested retail price of $29.99. In addition, further volumes of […]

"The Ping Pong Club": Make Way for Japan’s Jackasses

by on January 4, 2006
At one school in Japan, clubs reign king. Volleyball, swimming… they’re the notable ones. One of the lesser known cliques is the Ping Pong Club. Filled with foul miscreants (including one foul-smelling American), this team must fight for the right to keep their room, get the girls, buy porn, and the other things clubs tend […]

VegasBuzzz.com Launches Anime News Channel

by Zeddon December 29, 2005
Vegas Buzz (www.vegasbuzzz.com) has launched a new channel dedicated to anime news. The full press release announcing the service is available at TheOpenPress.