Noated Sets Up Auction Site for Anime

by Maxie Zeuson May 2, 2005 has set up a new auction site, where collectors of anime and manga can buy, sell and trade items.

Otakon 2005 Opens Pre-registration

by zmanjzon April 30, 2005
Otakon 2005, scheduled to take place August 19-21, 2005, has opened pre-registration. Possibly the largest Anime and Asian culture convention in the US, Otakon takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year’s attendance was over 20,800 visitors, and this year they have capped attendance at 22,000. At the moment that this […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing New

by Benon April 29, 2005
Howl’s Moving Castle is an anomaly. It’s a film that is at once beautiful, artistic, and stunning and yet also pandering, silly and naïve. Parts of it are as inspired and surreal as Spirited Away, others are jarringly dull. Sometimes the plot flows forward as engagingly as Mononoke, at other times it grows stilted, simplistic, […]

"Peacemaker" Coming to DVD May 24

by Maxie Zeuson April 26, 2005
ADV will release Peacemaker: The Spider’s Web to home video on May 24, the company says. The DVD-only release will include episodes 16-18 of the anime series in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include two new Character Collections plus production sketches, clean opening and closing animation, and previews. It will […]

"Zoids CC" Vol. 3 & 4:Things Get Heavy

by Dukeon April 25, 2005
One of the biggest cult favorites from the “Dark Ages” of Toonami, Zoids: Chaotic Century, is finally getting a well-deserved DVD release. And while the DVDs themselves aren’t much to look at on the technical side, if you’re looking for a budget title this is the longest and cheapest there is. Episodes on Vol. 3 […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" English Website Opens

by Ed Liuon April 25, 2005
The English website for Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle has been opened. The movie will debut in the United States on June 10, 2005. (via

Preview: "Elfen Lied" Offers Bloodspray, Breasts, Cliché

by Karl Olsonon April 23, 2005
Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]

"Gad Guard" Vol. 2: More Gad, Less Gab, Please

by MCSarahon April 22, 2005
Last time on Gad Guard: Hajiki Sanada and his techode Lightening were caught in the middle as tensions between the techode owners began to grow. Aiko wants everyone to just get along, Takumi wants to “do the things that must be done,” Katana wants revenge, and Hajiki just wants to keep surviving. Now, in volume […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle" U.S. Trailer Online

by Benon April 21, 2005
Ain’t It Cool News has posted links to the new domestic trailer for the upcoming American release of Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. Quicktime: Small (240 x 142 37Kbs) Medium (320 x 176 80Kbs) Large (640 x 336 192Kbs) Very Large (640 x 336 360Kbs) Real Player: Small (176 x 100 42Kbs) Medium (240 x […]

"Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040" Vol. 3: Robopocalypse Now!

by Chad Boninon April 21, 2005
Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 Essential Animé Collection Volume 3 Episodes included in this set Disc One: Episode 19: Are You Experienced? Episode 20: One of These Nights Episode 21: Close to the Edge Episode 22: Physical Graffiti Disc Two: Episode 23: Hydra Episode 24: Lighty My Fire Episode 25: Walking on the Moon Episode 26: […]