"His And Her Circumstances": When Shows End Too Soon

by Chad Boninon July 28, 2005
From the people who brought you the existential giant robot show Neon Genesis Evangelion (coming to an Adult Swim near you!) comes a story about love, honor, sacrifice, revenge, and a whole lot of destruction. Qualify the level of destruction to “confined within a Japanese high school,” and that’s a pretty accurate description of His […]

"Fafner": Feel the Angst While Drinking Your Bebop Cola!

by Dukeon July 27, 2005
What happens when you take the plot of Neon Genesis Evangelion, add some really messed-up giant robots, get a character designer coming off his peak, a popular new JPop artist, and enough angst to fill up the entire United States? Well, you get Fafner: Dead Aggressor, that’s what. Life was good on Tatsumiya Island. Kids […]

"Maburaho": Magical Time Bomb

by Conekilleron July 26, 2005
Welcome to a world where magic is commonplace. Everyone has a set number of spells they can cast in their life. Most have a couple of thousand and can use them liberally. But not Kazuki Shikimori—at the moment he has only eight spells to his name. That wouldn’t be such a problem if it didn’t […]

Anime Festival Announces Guest Line Up

by Maxie Zeuson July 26, 2005
Tony Oliver, Steve Yun and Tom Bateman will be attending Anime Festival Orlando 6, festival organizers said today. Other guests slated to appear at the convention include Chris Sabat, Bob Bergen, Michael Richard Dobson, Lex Lang, Sandy Fox, Steve Bennett, Doug Smith and Jan Scott-Frazier. The festival will be held from August 5-7 at the […]

"Steamboy": Fantastic Journey to Yesterday’s Tomorrow

by Chris Woodon July 25, 2005
These days we take it for granted that major anime features will get a nationwide theatrical run in the U.S. This was not the case in 1989, when renowned manga artist/writer Otomo Katsuhiro’s cyberpunk classic Akira took the art house circuit by storm. Nearly twenty years later, he has finally returned to the director’s chair […]

Animex Festival Solicits Entries

by Maxie Zeuson July 21, 2005
The Animex International Festival of Animation is soliciting entries for the 2006 Animex Awards, to be held in Middlesbrough, England, in January, Computer Graphics World reports. Details can be found at Deadline for entry is October 1.

"Stellvia Foundation IV": The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi Anime Still Delights

by Karl Olsonon July 20, 2005
The previous volume of Stellvia of the Universe concluded with our heroine, Shima Katase (known by her fellow spaceship pilots as Shipon), and her friend Kouta Otoyama fending off a possible apocalypse via the secret, super-powered mecha Infi stashed at Space Station/Academy Stellvia. Anyway, with that little event out of the way, and with it […]

Anime Network Signs Five Carriage Deals

by Maxie Zeuson July 20, 2005
Anime Network has signed deals with BendBroadband, Click! Network, Massillon Cable TV, PrairieWave Communications and Sunflower Broadband to carry its subscription video-on-demand service, the company says. Cablevision and Cox already carry the service. [Source: Anime Network]

CPM Re-Prices, Re-Releases Multiple Titles

by Maxie Zeuson July 19, 2005
Central Park Media will re-price and re-release an assortment of its anime titles, the company said today. Series being released include Geobreeders, Agent Aika, The Ping-Pong Club, and Photon: The Idiot Adventures. Details follow: Geobreeders Contents: Episodes 1-3 Release Date: September 27 Price: $9.95 Languages: English; Japanese with English subtitles Extras: Previews, DVD-ROM features. Geobreeders: […]

"Melody of Oblivion": Oblivion Sounds About Right

by Karl Olsonon July 19, 2005
Gainax. A studio known for classic anime such as Evangelion, FLCL and Nadia: Secret of Blue Water. JC Staff is known for anime such as Excel Saga, Tsukihime and Azumanga Daioh. Both studios have great directors, writers, animators and great people in general. So, one would think that the result of them working on the […]