"Gundam 0080": War is Hell, But You Knew That Already

by Dukeon August 22, 2005
Ah, the Universal Century. The original and by far the longest in Gundam‘s timelines, and still the mainstay of the series. Because of the popularity of the original Gundam, three side stories (the other two are 0083 and 08th MS Team) were made to capitalize on its success and offer a new point of view […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Guu is Good (and Coming Soon)

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
This year at Otakon 2005, Anime Nation announced that the long awaited series Hare Guu Volume 1 is tentatively scheduled for a December 28, 2005, release. This series, which is being dubbed by Bang Zoom, is reportedly awaiting disk replication for volume one and is in the midst of the the ADR Process for volume […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: ADV to Small Dish Owners: Let Your Voice Be Heard

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
ADV at Otakon 2005: Good reactions, and a time to make one’s move. This year, ADV displayed some clips from their upcoming series GODANNAR. This is a series which takes the combination of fan service and giant mecha anime to new heights. This series will be released October 4, 2005. Before that release date though, […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Where’s Bandai? Viz?

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
This year at Otakon, anime industry heavyweights VIZ Media and Bandai did not make an appearance. No official reason was given for the Bandai’s absence, but longtime company spokesman Jerry Chu recently left the company. VIZ Media did not attend due to a conflict with previously scheduled events. Needless to say, hundreds of convention-goers that […]

Toon Zone at Otakon: Geneon Showcases Indigo

by zmanjzon August 22, 2005
Geneon had Panels at Otakon 2005. While much of their panel was devoted to showcasing “The Indigo”, one of Otakon’s performing musical guests this year, Geneon did run their promotional video from Anime Expo 2005, which among other upcoming series included the Hellsing Ultimate Promo video. A roller coaster of character cameos, awesome shots of […]

"Midori Days" Vol. 3: A Satisfying Conclusion to a Satisfying Drama

by Dr. Daedaluson August 21, 2005
Before I begin, let me say this: Midori Days, despite what many people on the Internet claim, is not a zany comedy with gut-busting laughs every minute. Oh sure, it has some funny moments in each episode, most of them awkward and/or imaginary. And yes, it begins as more of a comedy: the general weirdness […]

"Hanaukyo Maid Team" Vol. 3 Kind of Messy

by James915on August 21, 2005
The newest maid anime in a long line of maid anime has reached its conclusion. But you wouldn’t know from watching it. In fact, the third and final disc of Hanaukyo Maid Team had me scrambling for information on when the next volume was coming out. Sadly, however, a fourth volume just isn’t in the […]

Japan’s Oldest Anime Uncovered

by Zeddon August 21, 2005
A Japanese anime film believed to have been made shortly after 1900 has been uncovered in Kyoto. The film was discovered in a Kyoto home and later handed to Natsuki Matsumoto, an expert on iconography at the Osaka University of Arts. Both he and animation historian Nobuyuki Tsugata of the same school believe that the […]

"Daphne in the Brilliant Blue": No Real Need to "Getaway" This Time

by Chad Boninon August 19, 2005
Maia Mizuki’s the star of Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, right? If that’s true, she’s had remarkably few breakout scenes in the series, outside of the premiere and two or so spotlight episodes. Either way, I’ve been decidedly more interested in the tanned beauty Gloria, intrigued by the nerdy techie Shizuka, wowed by the martial […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" to Receive Hollywood Film Festival Award

by Ed Liuon August 18, 2005 is reporting that Howl’s Moving Castle will be receiving the Hollywood Animation of the Year Award at the Hollywood Film Festival’s Awards Gala on October 24. The same referring article at also reveals the role that My Neighbor Totoro‘s theme song “Sampo” (Stroll) played in the space shuttle Discovery‘s latest mission.