You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]
Éclair and Lumiere have killed the director of the Galactic Order of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT), Eclipse, and have taken command with an iron fist. An identical pair is serving in an army of Éclair and Lumiere clones under GOTT’s new leadership. Two more Éclair and Lumieres are renegades out to take down the new […]
Wired magazine has analyzed the state of the American anime industry, noting that anime now accounts for nearly 7% of all DVDs sold and appears more and more frequently on TV. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)
Geneon Entertainment has launched a PSP-dedicated version of its anime homepage, the company says. The new site, which can be found at geneonanimation.com, is customized for the PlayStation Portable’s controls. [Source: Geneon Entertainment]
FOX News has a lengthy article on anime and manga within the U.S. (hat tip: Feslmogh)
Home video sales for Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop have totaled more than one million units in North America since its original home video debut, again raising the bar for anime series released on DVD, Bandai Entertainment announced today. In addition, Bandai is also scheduled to release a definitive special edition entitled Cowboy Bebop REMIX on […]
Jake Forbes has written an article for Comicon.com’s PULSE News about how manga and anime fans are the force which really drives the industry, citing the rise of Naruto and Yaoi manga as being largely fan-driven before being picked up by corporate interests.
I didn’t know they made bandanas that big. The Juken Club, the ultimate martial arts combat club, invited two new members to the group on the last volume: Souchiro Nagi and Bob Makihara, two students who by themselves have defeated 99 schools. They went up against the incredible warriors of the Juken Club, and instead […]
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 […]
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.