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"Sailor Moon" Manga Rights Revert to Original Owners

by Ed Liuon June 21, 2005
The Comics Reporter weblog is reporting that Tokyopop has let the North American reprint rights to the Sailor Moon manga revert back to their original Japanese owner. There is currently no further information if any other manga publishing company will attempt to acquire these rights.

Toei Names Joy Tashian Marketing Group to Represent "Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo"

by Zeddon June 21, 2005
Toei Animation Inc. has named Joy Tashjian Marketing Group as licensing representative for their new anime series Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo. The series will debut in the U.S. this October, airing on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block at 10:30pm. [Source: AWN]

BusinessWeek Looks at the Anime Business

by Ed Liuon June 20, 2005
BusinessWeek has published an article looking at the rise of anime as an exportable commodity, noting anime’s influence on both live-action and animated movies and sales that are estimated to top $5 billion globally.

Anime Invades U.S.

by Zeddon June 17, 2005
New House News Service looks at the growing popularity of anime within the U.S.

"Daphne In The Brilliant Blue: Initiation" Not Brilliant, Feeling Blue

by Chad Boninon June 16, 2005
Maia Mizuki’s the top girl at the Ocean Agency’s exams. Things are looking up for her, with a prime chance to be picked as a marine law enforcement member. Little does she know this will be the worst day of her life. Rejection by the Ocean Agency is the first nail in the coffin. In […]

Miyazaki Audio Feature Available from NPR

by Ed Liuon June 15, 2005
National Public Radio has posted a page for their Nausicaa.net, which contains their original radio story (in Real and Windows Media formats), video clips from Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro, and a bonus audio feature from Pixar director Pete Docter about how Miyazaki works. (via Nausicaa.net)

"Gatchaman": A Groovy Kind of Sci-Fi

by Chris Woodon June 15, 2005
Anime fans today can thank their lucky stars for the monumental stateside success of properties like Akira, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, and Ghost in the Shell, for they created a bustling anime marketplace in the U.S. which now offers a previously unimaginable breadth of titles. The downside of this revolution is that it didn’t […]

"Howl's Moving Castle" Box Office Results

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2005
Nausicaa.net is reporting the box office results of Howl’s Moving Castle from two separate news sources, each of which interprets the results differently. BoxOfficeMojo.com interprets a $427,987 take from 36 venues as a disappointment compared to the debut of Spirited Away. However, BoxOfficeGuru.com takes a lower estimated take of $401,000 and spins it as an […]

Hayao Miyazaki Profiled at NY Times

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2005
A.O. Scott, movie critic for The New York Times, has examined the collected film works of director Hayao Miyazaki (free registration required). Calling him “the world’s greatest living animated-filmmaker,” the article delves into many common themes in all of Miyazaki’s films.

FUNimation Acquires "Basilisk"

by Zeddon June 10, 2005
FUNimation has acquired North American rights to Basilisk, a 24-episode anime series produced by Gonzo Digimation, AWN reports, citing ICv2.com. Set in the early 17th Century, the series mixes aspects of the ninja and horror genre with a Romeo & Juliet-like romance between the leaders of two mutant ninja clans.