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Getting Some "Magical Play"

Every so often, there’s a worthwhile low-key anime release that just doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Perhaps it’s because there aren’t any bodacious babe mascots or blood and gore, or maybe it simply didn’t have good luck. Whatever the reason, these releases are hidden gems, just waiting for you to pick them up cheap […]

Kid TV Brings Big Bucks in DVD Market

Kids TV shows account for 17 percent of the $16 billion home video market, and will account for 28 percent of the market in two years, IMDb reports, citing a study conducted by Home Media Research.

"All Grown Up" Gallops to DVD in July

Paramount will release All Grown Up: Dude, Where’s My Horse? to DVD on July 26 with a retail tag of $16.99. DVDToons has more details.

"Hello Kitty's Once Upon a Time": Kitty Does Aesop (Proud)

Today Pikachu seems to be the spokesanimal for anime cuteness, but for decades cuddly feline Hello Kitty ruled the roost (litterbox?). She still presides over a vast merchandising empire, and her likeness is ubiquitous the world over. Why, even I can remember owning a pair of Kitty-chan’s scissors way back when. No, I’d prefer you […]

"Elektra": The Lady in Red is Boring

And they just keep on coming. Determined to leave no potentially profit-concealing stone in their universe unturned, Marvel Comics has begun to crank out films about characters that even casual comic readers would stick in one of Hollywood Squares‘s dustier corners. Apparently falling victim to the Titanic fallacy (audiences love Titanic, audiences must also love […]

"A.D. Police": They Do The Job, But That's All

The A.D. Police are Genom City’s specialized division to handle insane androids. Yes, the future’s so messed up there’s a branch of the police devoted exclusively to dealing with mutated psycho bots. Buddy-cop drama meets the post-apocalyptic in this classic anime, but how does A.D. Police hold up nowadays? Episodes included in this set Episode […]

ADV Acquires "Yugo the Negotiator"

ADV Films has acquired the rights to Yugo the Negotiator, the company says, and will release it to DVD in four volumes beginning in July 2005. It will also broadcast the series over its Anime Network. The series is based on a manga by Shinji Makari and Shuu Akana about a globe-trotting negotiator whose mastery […]

4Kids Announces Full-Length "Kirby" Movie

4Kids Entertainment Home Video, Inc., in association with FUNimation Productions LTD, will release Kirby: Fright to the Finish — The Movie at retailers across the country on June 14, 2005. In his first full-length movie, Kirby embarks on a journey into deep space and confronts his ultimate nightmare — the diabolical eNeMeE — when a […]

"Ren & Stimpy" Season 3 Coming in June

Paramount will release the three-disc Ren and Stimpy: Season 3 and a Half-ish to DVD on June 28, DVD Toons reports. It will retail for $39.98.

"Gad Guard" Volume 1: Egad! It's Good!

gad n.: A strange stone that transforms into a techode (giant robot) when a person makes a bond with it. Gad Guard opens with a jazzy theme, entitled “Boomerang Boogie,” performed by Pe’z, and a shot of the gads. The first thing that comes to mind is Cowboy Bebop, but that impression is fleeting. The […]

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