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"Dragonball Z" Huzzah! The End of the Filler!

by on February 25, 2006
After training for five straight discs, we’ve finally come to the end of the line. The heroes finish off their training (or for some, just start), the bad guys of the arc finally arrive and things are ready to kick things into high gear. When we last left our heroes, Piccolo had just started training […]

"Dragon Booster" Tons of Unlived Potential

by on February 24, 2006
When Disney created Jetix for its ABC Family and Toon Disney channels, the star players on the block were Digimon and Power Rangers. Unfortunately, only one of those had new episodes being made (at the time), and one show does not an action block make. Dragon Booster is one of Disney’s first efforts in airing […]

NY Times on "Ultimate Avengers" DVD

by Ed Liuon February 20, 2006
The New York Times takes a look at the Ultimate Avengers DVD and the deal between Lions Gate Home Entertainment and Marvel that birthed it (registration required). Marvel Studios chairman Avi Arad and Lions Gate president Steve Beeks are briefly quoted discussing the economics of the decision and their sales expectations.

"Angel Wars": Pacifist Christian Heroes That Actually Aren’t All That Bad

by on February 19, 2006
Does this describe you? Per day, your kids spend more time at Sunday school than in real school. You’ve been praying for deliverance from the evils of Pokemon and Gundam. Your kids are finally too old for Veggie Tales. If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, your salvation is here. Ladies […]

"Initial D": Drifts into Mediocrity

by on February 18, 2006
While recent release Memoirs of a Geisha has generated considerable controversy by casting primarily Hong Kong (HK) and Chinese actors in Japanese roles, another 2005 release employing the same strategy has managed to slip beneath the PC police’s radar. Based on the popular racing Japanese anime of the same name, the live action Initial D […]

Viz Expands Home Video Offering; "Full Moon" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon February 18, 2006
VIZ Media has announced the further expansion of its Shojo Beat imprint with the launch of Shojo Beat Home Video, aimed at delivering a variety of anime series targeted at female fans in North America. The first release under Shojo Beat Home Video will be Full Moon, a bittersweet tale of puppy love, tragedy and […]

"Armored Trooper Votoms Stage 1": It’s Gundamn Great!

by on February 17, 2006
I like to think that I have seen most of the truly great anime sci-fi epics. The latest such epic is Armored Trooper Votoms (1983), a riveting, mature tale of love and war in the distant future. Well, really robots and war, but I didn’t want to lose the female readership this early. Stage 1 […]

"Lady and the Tramp: 50th Anniversary Edition" Comes to DVD

by Zeddon February 17, 2006
Walt Disney’s Lady and the Tramp will be released from the Disney Vault in a 2-disc Special Edition on February 28, 2006. The 50th Anniversary Edition will include never-before-seen deleted scenes; a newly discovered alternate, original storyboard version of the film, “Finding Lady: The Art of Storyboards”; “Lady’s Pedigree: The Making of ‘Lady and The […]

"Inspector Gadget" Press Release

by Zeddon February 17, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD has the full press release regarding the April 25th release of the first 22 episodes of Inspector Gadget: The Original Series on DVD. The 4-disc set will retail for $34.98 SRP.

Bandai Announces New Titles For May

by SB20xxon February 17, 2006
Bandai’s Anime Legends series, which sells complete series of older titles in their catalog at lower prices, is in full swing during the month of May. Among the titles getting re-released are Banner of the Stars, Betterman, Geneshaft, Mobile Fighter G-Gundam, and Saber Marionette J to X. In addition, new volumes of such series as […]