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"Dragonball Z: Super Android 13!" Doesn’t Quite "Git ‘R Done"!

by on April 15, 2006
Enjoying their peace from the fighting that always comes to the Z Warriors (Earth’s Special Forces), Goku, family and friends have decided to take a relaxing trip to the mall. Buy some clothes, check out the babes; the only fighting is Chi Chi over the deals. When an android menace starts to ravage the town, […]

Warner Launches "Thundercats" DVD Site

by Dan Collinson April 15, 2006
Warner Bros. has launched a site for the upcoming Thundercats Season 2 Vol. 1. The DVD box set will be available in stores on Tuesday, April 18.

"Mr. Stain On Junk Alley" – Melancholy, Mischievious and Marvellous.

by on April 15, 2006
For a number of months now, Funimation has been including a particularly unique bonus on pretty much all of their releases: an episode of the show known as Mr. Stain On Junk Alley, a series about a homeless man living in the back alley of an intentionally nondescript metropolis. It’s a really unique just for […]

"Mr. Stain On Junk Alley" – Quirky Shorts Break the Mold

by on April 14, 2006
In a world gone mad, one man stands alone. In this shattered world, a hero’s destiny… has nothing to do with Mr. Stain on Junk Alley. This collection of quirky shorts from director Ryuji Masuda breaks the mold for usual CGI fare. Even after repeated viewings, remains completely unclassifiable as stories are told through a […]

"Robot Chicken Season One" Who Poop Last!?

by on April 13, 2006
What happens when the chicken crosses the road? He’s run over, turned into a cyborg by the local mad scientist and forced to channel flip through television for the rest of his life. But it’s not our TV he’s watching. We don’t have shows such as “The Real World: Metropolis,” “Who Poop Last?” and episodes […]

"Samurai 7" Light on Action, Heavy on Plot

by on April 12, 2006
At first, the idea of fusing sci-fi with ancient samurai tales doesn’t look all that promising. After all, there are a million ways you could screw something like that up. Then I watched the first volume of Samurai 7, where Kanbe goes out without a protective suit and, with a normal, everyday sword, slices a […]

"Samurai 7 Vol. 5" – Even With The Clip Show It’s Still Awesome.

by on April 12, 2006
Yeah, you heard me right, a clip show. This volume of Samurai 7, coming hot off the blistering action from the 4th volume (which likely burned out the animation staff for a week,) leads off with a clip show. However, even that episode is pretty darn good. In general, this volume backs off the action, […]

Mattel to Distribute "Barbie" and "Polly Pocket" DVDs Through Universal

by Ed Liuon April 12, 2006
Mattel has signed a multi-year deal with Universal Studios to market and distribute DVDs based on their Barbie and Polly Pocket toy lines. Universal was handling international distribution of the DVDs in the past, with Lionsgate handling domestic marketing and distribution.

DTemplar’s 25 Toons That Should Be On DVD, And Soon Part I

by Dan Collinson April 11, 2006
At long last, She-Ra, Animaniacs, Pinky & the Brain and Voltron are coming out to DVD in a few months. But there are still some toons that have been gathering dust in the vaults and deserve to be released. The question is: Which ones? Here’s my personal opinion. 25. The Brady Kids: Three years after […]

NY Times on Return of "Astro Boy" to DVD

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2006
The New York Times talks about the new Astro Boy Collector’s Edition DVD boxed set (registration required), which collects 52 episodes of the seminal anime series by Osamu Tezuka. The article chronicles the historical background behind the series and its impact on the anime industry since its debut in comics in 1952 and on TV […]