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"Orphen," "North Star" Get Thin-Pack Releases

ADV Films will release two thin-pack collections to DVD on August 30, the company said today. Orphen 2: The Revenge Collection and New Fist of the North Star: Complete will collect their complete respective series. Orphen 2: The Revenge Collection will present all 23 episodes in both English 2.0 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles.  […]

"NY Times" on Anime's "Mean Girls"

The New York Times has briefly reviewed three anime DVD releases, using them as examples of anime’s trend towards hypersexualized female killing machine characters (free registration required). The shows reviewed are Saikano, Gunslinger Girl, and Elfen Lied.

Jerry Beck: Animation Maven

Animation historian Jerry Beck has written several books about cartoons, including Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide and Outlaw Animation. He was also part of the production of such compilation shows, such as Toonheads and Totally Tooned In, and DVD releases, including the Looney Tunes Golden Collections. He is also the founder […]

"SpongeBob" Season 3 to DVD in September

Paramount will release SponeBob SquarePants: Season 3 to DVD on September 27, TV Shows on DVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $49.99.

More "Creature Comforts" in September

On September 27, thirteen new short films from Aardman Animation based on Nick Park’s original 1990 short, “Creature Comforts,” will be released on DVD. The films on the one-disc Creature Comforts The Complete First Season set previously aired on Comedy Central in the United States and were nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film […]

The Wonderful Horror of "Invader Zim"

The Internet is full of conspiracy theories. About aliens and the JFK assassination; about 9/11 and the Illuminati and the New World Order; about clones and Nazis and faked moon landings. But far and away the most lunatic conspiracy theory I’ve seen has to be the one about Invader Zim. You see—and don’t roll your […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.1": Much Funnier Than "Will And Grace"

Ah, shonen-ai. “Boy-love,” for those not in the know, and it’s not only a polite way of saying “somewhat gay” in Japanese, it’s also a genre of anime and manga where the focus is (you guessed it) a gay relationship. Now, these titles can range in quality from the seminal Gravitation to the forgettable Only […]

"He-Man" DVD Cover Unveiled

TV Shows on DVD has cover art for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe – Season One, Volume One.

Ratin' Satan: Toon Zone Chooses The Worst Dark Lords

On the occasion of the release of the Constantine DVD (see our vote for who you think is most worthy to reign over the land of blistering flames! and ) Toon Zone takes a look at some of the different takes on the Prince of Darkness animation has produced over the years, and invites you […]

SDCC NEWS: Naruto Release Information

During their presentation today at San Diego Comic-Con, Viz revealed the DVD release information for its upcoming series Naruto. – First DVD in stores 03/2006 – It will be the edited version – 4 episodes per volume – New volumes every other month – Uncut bilingual episodes will be released in box sets – 13 […]

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