"Ghost Stories" Vol. 1: It’s Okay If You’re a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew…

by Chad Boninon October 12, 2005
Satsuki’s the new girl in a new town, one with an inhabited, good school right next to a deserted and haunted one. When she, her potentially retarded brother, the Jew, the stud, and the born-again Christian chick accidentally go into the wrong school, they get wrapped up in a world of ghastly evils. Can Satsuki […]

"Case Closed" 5.3: The Unfortunately-Placed Episodes

by Dukeon October 9, 2005
Poor Detective Conan. Thanks to TMS messing around with the dub and Cartoon Network’s idiotic scheduling, what could have been a huge success in America has turned into one of the bigger bombs in recent anime history. It’s a shame too, as the mysteries here are much cleverer than anything on Scooby Doo or Ghostwriter […]

"Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek" Comes to Adult Swim

by Zeddon October 8, 2005
Central Park Media’s award-winning short film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block this month. The CG sci-fi horror anime will be broadcast on Saturday night/Sunday morning, October 30, at 12:00am. [Source: Adult Swim] Click here to read Toon Zone’s review of Kakurenbo. (via William C. Maune)

"Kakurenbo": Freakily Satisfying

by Dukeon October 6, 2005
When Toon Zone covered the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival, one of the short films highlighted was a piece by Shuhei Morita entitled Kakurenbo. After winning a bunch of awards, Central Park Media has brought this little piece over to our shores, but was it worth it? There is an old folk tale that […]

Omar Dogan Talks "Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles"

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2005
Artist Omar Dogan has spoken to’s PULSE News about his work on the Robotech: Preview to the Shadow Chronicles mini-series. Issue #1 of the bi-weekly mini-series is in comic book stores now, and the series will tie in to the upcoming anime.

Zixx Level Two: This "Pet Project" Recalls Unpleasant Ewoks

by Chad Boninon October 5, 2005
Lately on Zixx: Level Two, Zixx, Riley, Meghan, and Dwayne, along with the permanentally digital Flanngo, have been defending The Keep from aliens, most recently Mark O. Things get a little creepy in this week’s episode, “Pet Project,” as the world turns all Children Of The Corn with a freakish little girl. Can the heroes […]

"Melody of Oblivion" Vol. 2: Still Slow, Still Confusing, Still Intriguing

by Karl Olsonon October 5, 2005
Last time on Melody of Oblivion, our hero Bocca was in the middle of getting to the bottom of some mysteries related to the evil Monster Union and their relationship to a seaside village kept in a spooky eternal night by a constant mist which keeps the tourism business booming. He’d worked out that the […]

"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 2 Continues Being Awesome

by Dukeon October 3, 2005
It’s amazing that Jubei-chan never made it to television. It features cool swordfights, fun characters, cute girls, entertaining stories, and no blood whatsoever. True, it doesn’t have bright colors, but most of the content is suitable for Toonami, and that block has aired tons of short series in its history. Well, Jubei-chan‘s excellence is not […]

"Baki the Grappler" Vol. 2: In a World Without Steroid Tests…

by Dukeon October 2, 2005
There aren’t too many super-muscled beat-’em-up anime nowadays. Fans had Fist of the North Star and that was about it, almost everything else that came over to the States wasn’t worth the time. Well, FUNimation’s aiming to take down Fist using the most muscular 13-year-old ever seen. After going through some grueling training the past […]

FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2005
A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.