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On-line Video of Alex Ross on "Gatchaman"

In conjunction with the upcoming DVD release of the seminal Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime series, ADV Films has posted a 3-part interview with artist Alex Ross (Kingdom Come) about the influence the show has had on him. Ross provided painted artwork for the Gatchaman collector’s box and the 18 individual DVDs.

"New Getter Robo" Vol. 1 Exceeds Flying Internal Organ Quota

While not nearly as prolific a franchise as its giant robot cousin Mobile Suit Gundam, the Getter Robo franchise is still pretty strong, around in some form or another since 1975. Today’s digital paint generation makes it very difficult to release an older series, much less a thirty year-old series, so somebody over in Japan […]

"ThunderCats" DVD Set Confirmed - Updated

Update (May 31st): Back Cover Added Below Update (May 13th): Full specs and cover art added below. Update (April 20th): New Details. DVDToons is reporting that one of the trailers in the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 boxset is for ThunderCats: Season One, Part One. The only other info known at this time […]

"Tenjho Tenge Volume 1": School Rumble!

There is a school in Japan that is trying to revive the forgotten martial arts of the past. Two newcomers, Souichiro and Bob, hope to make this school the one hundredth they’ve conquered by beating everyone up. But they’ve run into a problem: the Juken Club. The Natsume sisters are proficient fighters in their own […]

"ADV AniMinis" Quantity Doesn't Equal Quality

Once upon a time, ADV had a brilliant idea: make a bunch of mini-DVDs each containing one anime episode; add a coupon good toward the real series; call the mini-DVDs “collectibles”; and make them slightly less expensive than a four-episode disc. No happy ending for this fairy tale, though. AniMinis quickly faded. The format is […]

Fox Mulling "Futurama" Direct-to-DVD Movies

Fox has held preliminary talks with David X. Cohen about producing three direct-to-DVD Futurama movies, Got Futurama reports. (via John McNaughton)

"Pink Panther" Package Art Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has images of the package art for the upcoming Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection.

Preview: "Gilgamesh": Goth That's Awesome, Only It's Not

One of the more obscure genres of anime is goth. Sure, you’ve got giant robots out the wazoo, enough bouncing breasts to form a trampoline the size of Texas, and angst-filled pretty boys (AFPB), but not too often is this done in a goth setting. Apparently, there’s no love for our leather-wearing, spikey-haired brooders of […]

"Maburaho" Coming to DVD in June

ADV Films will release Maburaho: Magic & Mayhem to home video on June 14, the company said today. The DVD-only release will include episodes five through eight of the series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production art gallery, “The Art of Maburaho,” commentary by Blake Shephard (Kazuki) […]

"Avenging Apes" Heading to DVD in Euro-African Deals

The Avenging Apes of Africa will head to home video in various European and African territories under a series of deals struck by MarVista Entertainment, World Screen reports. The one-hour animated special is about six great apes orphaned by a poacher.

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