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ADV Announces New June Titles

by SB20xxon March 31, 2006
The thinpaks keep on coming with three old series getting re-releases in slimmer form: Divergence Eve, Sister Princess, and Wandaba Style. In addition, a new series debuts on June 13, 2006: Vermilion Pleasure Night, a non-animated Japanese sketch comedy and variety show, where The Fuccons made their debut. Volume 1 contains the first four episodes […]

SakuraCon2006 – ADV Films: Evangelion Stays Strong, But Manga Is Still AWOL

by on March 30, 2006
ADV almost didn’t have a panel, and unfortunately myself (and several other members of the press) only heard they did after it happened. However, the following was brought up at David William’s Q&A and at the ADV booth. We would have gotten an announcement or two, but with John Ledford out at TAF, David Williams […]

SakuraCon2006 – Geneon: Barefoot Gen, DVD Rebates, New Music And Dub Premieres Too

by on March 30, 2006
Geneon didn’t have much in the way of “new” anime announcements per se’, but there were definitely some tidbits that were quite surprising thanks to Geneon’s Stephen Tang. Geneon retrieved another title from the wreckage of Streamline, the anime classic Barefoot Gen. On the live action side, the company announced Last Quarter–a live action title […]

‘Batman Beyond’: The Future’s Bright!

by on March 30, 2006
After a few failed attempts at bringing the show to DVD, Warner Home Video has finally released Batman Beyond: Season One to the joy of Batman fans everywhere. The show features an all-new Batman approximately 40 years in the future, with Bruce Wayne now a bitter, broken old man. The show’s origins trace back to […]

"He-Man" Season 2 Vol. 1 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 29, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Season 2 Vol. 1 of He-Man & the Masters of the Universe will be available on DVD on June 6. The box set will contain 33 episodes from the second season, as well as two new documentaries. Extras will include two new original art cards from Frank Cho (creator of Liberty Meadows) […]

‘Justice League’ Season One – Lame Launch for the League

by on March 27, 2006
With Batman Beyond, the previous DCU show on its way out and a sudden rejuvenation in popularity of the JLA comics thanks to Grant Morrison, the Warner Bros creative team decided that now was as good as a time as any to finally create a Justice League of America cartoon. Fans of the previous shows […]

"A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" Volumes 3 & 4 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson March 26, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volumes 3 & 4 of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo are coming to DVD on July 18.

"Mezzo" Vol. 2: Maybe I Could Get A Robot Girlfriend

by on March 25, 2006
Need a job done? If it requires ballistics and a babe, the Danger Service Agency is at your employ. Covergirl Mikura, along with hardware Harada and kitchen Kurokawa, will do any job for the right money. Add in the incredibly shy and young Asami, and you’ve also got the most disfunctional family this side of […]

Manga Entertainment Announces "Karas" on DVD

by on March 23, 2006
The first half of Karas (The Crow) will be available on DVD from Manga Entertainment on April 25, 2006 and retail for $19.98 SRP. Released in Japan as a six-part original video animation series, Karas will be available in America as two movies. The first movie will be released as Karas: The Prophecy with the […]

"Howl’s Moving Castle": Home is Where You Park it

by on March 23, 2006
Hayao Miyazaki set the bar perilously high for himself with 2002’s Spirited Away, winning an Academy Award and setting a Japanese box office record. The much anticipated Howl’s Moving Castle doesn’t quite measure up, but engineers a rousing fantasy adventure in the classic Miyazaki mold. Howl was written by novelist Diana Wynne Jones, though you’d […]