ADV Films has acquired and will release to DVD Samurai Gun on August 16, the company says. The thirteen-episode series, which is based on a manga by Kazuhiro Kumagai, will get a four-volume release. Samurai Gun: Cocked and Loaded will feature the first four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. […]
Go! Media Entertainment has announced Go! Comi, the company’s manga imprint scheduled for launch in October. Go! Comi‘s launch titles will include Cantarella by You Higuri, Her Majesty’s Dog by Mick Takeuchi, Crossroad by Mizuki Shioko, and Tenshi Ja Nai! (I’m No Angel!) by Takako Shigematsu.
In contrast to American animated films, a large percentage of anime features are adaptations of popular Japanese comic books, or manga (and they say Hollywood has run out of ideas). Such adaptations make perfect sense, of course, because they supply a powerful brand name, loyal fan base and plenty of material for possible sequels. On […]
A report on Nausicaa.net summarizes comments made by producer Toshio Suzuki on NHK about Studio Ghibli’s next project. Suzuki and director Hayao Miyazaki are currently planning a movie targeted at smaller children.
“In truth there is no better place to be Than falling out of darkness still to see Without a premonition Could you tell you tell me where we stand? I’d hate to lose this light before we land.” -The Delgados, “The Light Before We Land” Girls with guns. For better or worse, it’s probably one […]
Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment’s Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex won the Best Anime DVD award in Canada’s National DVD Award Show, CEN, beating out Sony Pictures’ Tokyo Godfathers and anime competitor ADV Films’ Evangelion: Platinum One and Lady Death: The Motion Picture. Stand Alone Complex Volume Two was also nominated in the […]
Many people imagine the Japanese to be quiet, unassuming, and earnest, hardly words to describe the life of the party. Those assumed traits are accurate often enough, but not in the case of Japan’s rich comic tradition. Largely unknown to the rest of the world, Japanese TV is full of goofball comedians who ham it […]
4Kids Entertainment has signed on several broadcasters for its new anime action adventure series Mew Mew Power including France 3, Cartoon Network Latin America, Nickelodeon Australia, TVNZ, SIC in Portugal, Greece’s Alter Channel, MNET South Africa and the Children’s Channel in Israel, among others. Mew Mew Power began airing on 4Kids TV in the U.S. […]
Ultimate Disney reports that Pom Poko and My Neighbors the Yamadas are due on region 1 DVD from Walt Disney Home Entertainment on August 16. Voice casts are included on the announcement for both movies. (via Nausicaa.net)
FUNimation Productions — the company that has brought Dragonball Z, Fullmetal Alchemist, and other anime properties to America — has launched their latest website, this time for Baki The Grappler. Located at www.bakithegrappler.com, the site features cast lists, voice actor interviews, the opening theme, trailers, and more.