Studio Ghibli has posted an article written by Masako Shimizu about her connections to Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea movie. Shimizu is the Japanese translator of the original Earthsea novels written by Ursula K. LeGuin. (via Nausicaa.net)
Viz Media has issued a press release announcing their licensing of the Bleach anime series. Anime News Network has details.
For years Toonami has led the anime revolution and has brought titles such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Sailor Moon into the American conciousness. It’s time Toonami had its own original anime series, but was it worth the wait? In the year 2049, the greatest sport in the world is the Immortal Grand Prix. […]
We have seen an extremely limited amount of old school anime here in the ‘States. Sure, we have the popular series such as Astro Boy, Speed Racer, Mobile Suit Gundam, Lupin III, Gigantor, and the like, but the vast majority stays in Japan. Whether it’s because the tapes are in bad condition or that most […]
Hideo Ozu, a slacker video editor for a seedy video company (think SoftCel) that releases live-action videos of an adult nature (think La Blue Girl), hasn’t been able to rise up and become a movie director. On the other hand, his childhood friend Mai Kurosawa seems to have achieved her goal, and is on the […]
Joseph Lai. To those in the animation biz, especially those in Japan, the man is the personification of copyright infringement. Using stolen character designs, ripped-off plotlines, and in general making “movies” with no shred of original thought whatsoever. But since he’s in Korea, he can’t be sued. And since it’s cheap Korean anime, that means […]
Two new FUNimation titles are making their debut in August: Moon Phase (alternatively titled Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) and Basilisk. The first volume of Basilisk heads to DVD on August 8, while Moon Phase appears later that month on August 29. Other FUNimation titles releasing during the month of August include further volumes of Desert Punk, […]
Viz Media recently announced three months worth of new DVD titles, running the gamut from July to late September. To start, volumes 44 and 45 of Inu-Yasha are getting released, as well as the fourth movie and the Season 3 boxset. Other titles on the horizon include more volumes of Flame of Recca, Naruto(edited version), […]
Hot off the heels of Bandai’s recent title solicitations, ADV Films has announced new DVDs for the month of May. The third volume of Divergence Eve: Misaki Chronicles wraps up the series, along with further volumes of Godannar, Kaleido Star: New Wings, Macross, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, and Princess Tutu, among others. In addition, the […]
The latest Animated Shorts column at Newsarama.com has interviewed Terry Kalagian, Cartoon Network VP of Acquisitions and Co-Productions. Among the topics discussed are the ratings for CN’s various anime properties, new acquisitions (or the inability of Kalagian to say anything about them), and details behind the airing of Marvel’s new animated movies.