Nausicaa.net has posted the English-language cast for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. The cast includes Christian Bale, Billy Crystal, and Blythe Danner. In reporting the news, Nausicaa.net also states that the movie will open in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on June 10 and expand to 60 other cities one week later.
A report in Publishers Weekly states that ADV has laid off as many as 40 employees, with perhaps 25 coming from the manga side of the company. The company confirmed the layoffs without stating specific figures, and claimed market saturation and more discerning customers leading to new challenges in selling their product.
Soldiers of the Gran Knighthood, combine once again! After a period of peace, the Zeravire have returned to invade the planet. But the pilots of the Gran-Divas won’t be the only ones to form a giant robot. The Earth Federation Government has now initiated the G-Soldier Squadron program to find pilots for man-made mechs officially […]
Pioneering manga and anime enthusiast Fred Patten has been hospitalized by a stroke, according to a report in Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog. Patten co-founded the first anime fan club in 1977 and has written articles about anime and manga for more than 20 years.
A wandering samurai, Kenshin Himura, uses his reverse blade sword to defend those wronged, atoning for the sins he committed as “Battousai the Manslayer.” With a wife and child, the desire to make things right is too strong; Kenshin leaves home to ensure a better future for others. As Kenshin and Kaoru’s health begins to […]
Most of the people reading this have seen the television series Rurouni Kenshin on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block sometime in the past two years. The series was about a wandering swordsman, atoning for his past. Once known as the Hitokiri Battousai, Kenshin Himura has vowed not to kill in order to allow himself peace after […]
In an interview with MAHQ, Jerry Chu, Marketing Manager of Bandai Entertainment, announced that Bandai has licensed the Special Edition movie trilogy of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED as well as the new sequel series, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny, which is still airing in Japan. While no tentative release date was said, Mr. Chu did […]
“Let’s go to Tokyo U together, Kei!” Keitaro Urashima is your standard, average, and rather pathetic loser aiming to get into Tokyo University. Having failed the entrance exam multiple times, he’s been forced to prove himself by moving out of his parents’ house. Hoping to live with his grandmother at her hotel, he’s surprised to […]
Geneon Entertainment has acquired the North American home entertainment rights to XEBEC’s Fafner and will release the series to DVD in July, the company said today. Geneon will also release the original soundtrack simultaneously with the first volume of the DVD. [Source: Geneon]
Anime as a medium sometimes seems as though it’s seeking out taboos to break. Onegai Teacher plays with the student-teacher relationship, Gravitation and Fake toy with gay relationships and Onegai Twins and .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Key mess with some inferred incest. Koi Kaze drops the inferred and adds pedophilia: it’s a show about a […]