Animex Solicits Entries for 2005 Awards

by Maxie Zeuson September 9, 2005
Student animators and game developers are being encouraged to submit entries to the Animex Student Animation Awards, Computer Graphics World reports. Deadline for entry is October 1, 2005. For more information, visit the Animex International Festival of Animation & Computer Games website.

"Koi Kaze Vol.3:" Salvation in Destruction

by Karl Olsonon September 9, 2005
“I have a feeling that you’re riding for some kind of a terrible, terrible fall. But I don’t honestly know what kind….” – Mr. Antolini, Chapter 24, Catcher in the Rye. If you already hate Koi Kaze, don’t even bother reading this. No, really, I’m dead serious. Nothing in this volume is going to redeem […]

Preview: "Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok" Makes Norse Gods Cute

by James915on September 9, 2005
Wow! That title is a bit more than a mouthful. Based on the manga of the same name (also released by ADV), Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok puts an interesting spin on Norse mythology. Loki has been banished from Asgard by Odin and forced to live among mortals trapped in the body of a small boy. […]

Website for Fred Patten Launches

by Ed Liuon September 8, 2005
A website dedicated to sci-fi and anime maven Fred Patten has been launched to keep his friends and fans up to date on his health. Patten has written about anime and manga for more than 25 years, but suffered a stroke in March 2005. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog)

"Tenchi Muyo! GXP" Vol. 6: Return of the Pink-Haired Badass

by Chad Boninon September 8, 2005
Seina Yamada’s known throughout the galaxy as a bad luck magnet. He’s even been hired as a Galaxy Police transporter/bait, luring out space pirates so they can be picked off more easily. For a man with such bad luck, being the captain of a ship staffed by hot babes doesn’t seem too bad. But there’s […]

"Kodocha Vol. 1": Yes Folks, It’s That Good!

by James915on September 8, 2005
All right, before we begin: Yes, I’m an almost-twenty-one-year-old male. And no, this review will not fully convey just how much I, in all my twenty-one-year-old male glory, love this show. It’s directed by the man who did Fruits Basket (another shoujo series I loved) and you can definitely see the similarities. Kodocha is the […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Volume 2: Girls Just Want to Shoot Guns

by Chris Woodon September 6, 2005
One of anime’s unique and recently popular genres, seen in series like Noir, Najica Blitz Tactics, and Madlax, is girls with guns. In the 2003 show Gunslinger Girl (GG), they are mere children. The second volume of this exciting series, “Vita, Passionee…Pistole: Life, Happiness, and the Gun,” contains episodes 6 through 9. GG is a […]

"AnimeToonz" Vol. 3 Coming October 4

by Maxie Zeuson September 6, 2005
Jellybean Recordings will release AnimeToonz Volume 3: Kristine Sa to CD on October 4.  Two separate editions of the release will feature remixes of theme songs from such series as Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura.  All lyrics remain in their original Japanese language. The CD will feature Kristine Sa. Downloadable […]

"King of Fighters" Animated Series Planned

by La Parkaon September 6, 2005
Animation HQ reports that the video game King of Fighters, made by SNK, is getting the anime series treatment from Production I.G. The animation will be produced at 9th Studio, the studio responsible for Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. No details have really been released including the actual title or release date. However, […]

ADV Announces "Gantz," Other DVD Titles for October

by Maxie Zeuson September 5, 2005
ADV Films will release four anime titles to DVD on October 11, including Gantz: Deathwatch; Maburaho, Ghost of A Chance; Wild Arms: Complete Collection and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash: Complete Collection, the company says. Gantz: Deathwatch will feature episodes 18-20 in anamorphic video and both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English […]