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Disney’s Doraemon Adds Johnny Yong Bosch

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The upcoming premiere of “Doraemon” on Disney XD has added Johnny Yong Bosch [“Power Rangers”] to its voice cast. Bosch will play one of the lead roles, specifically that of Nobita, a grade school boy who resides in Tokyo and gets a visit from time traveling Doraemon the blue robot cat from the future [played […]

Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

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Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]

Vegeta Action Figure Will Appear At Comic Con

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Vegeta as he originally appeared – with brown hair and a green-and-orange Saiyan combat suit – will be available as an action figure from Tamashii Nations at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego. The action figure features four hand parts – including a special scouter crusher hand part – and three face parts. Vegeta […]

CLIP: English Trailer and Voice Cast for "Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods" (Updated)

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FUNimation has released a nearly two-minute trailer for the 14th and newest Dragon Ball Z movie Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, which it first announced on May 30. The English dubbed adaptation of the movie will receive a limited theatrical release on August 5, 6, 7 and 9. Earlier in the week FUNimation announced […]

Review: "Eureka Seven AO" - Needs Less Plot, More Action

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Ao Fukai, the lead character of Eureka Seven: AO, has problems. He’s an orphan for starters, and an outsider in a future Okinawa that has real problems with non-natives in general. And by “outsider,” I don’t mean that he’s from some other country: he’s quite literally an alien, or half-alien anyway. That’s not a spoiler, […]

Viz Releases Subtitled "Sailor Moon Crystal" Trailer

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Viz Media has published an English-subtitled version of the trailer for Sailor Moon Crystal in advance of its looming premiere online and at Anime Expo in Los Angeles on July 5, 2014. The Sailor Moon Crystal animated series is a new retelling of Naoko Takeuchi’s popular manga from Toei Animation, and currently greenlighted for 26 […]

Dragon Ball Z Kai Gets Leo Ieiri’s Innocence

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The upcoming “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will have Japanese pop star Leo Ieiri’s song “Junjo” [“Innocence”] as its second ending theme beginning in July 2014. This version of “Dragon Ball Z Kai” will run for 69 episodes and covers the Majin Buu Saga story arc. Already being aired in Japan, “Dragon Ball Z Kai” is […]

VIZ Celebrates Sailor Moon Day at 2014 Anime Expo

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VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES SAILOR MOON DAY AT 2014 ANIME EXPO Mark The Return Of The Legendary Anime Series With A Special Series Of Events And Activities At North America’s Largest Anime Convention San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North […]

Review: "Outlaw Star - Complete Collection (UK Edition)": Going On The Lam In Nostalgia County

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Maybe it’s just because my most coherent formative years were part of it and that most of the initial Japanese titles I sampled came from it, but I have a soft spot for 90’s anime. There just seems to be an energy in the titles from the decade that I don’t think quite transitioned into […]

GKIDS Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary "The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness"

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GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 12, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for […]

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