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ADV Announces Four Releases for April

ADV Films will release Gantz: Aftershocks; Get Backers: Virtual Apocalypse; Sister Princess: Brotherly Love and Saint Seiya: The Battle for Sanctuary to DVD on April 5, the company said. Details on each release: Gantz: Aftershocks, Volume Three: Contains two complete episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras […]

"Koi Kaze Vol. 1" Unsettling and Brillant

Anime as a medium sometimes seems as though it’s seeking out taboos to break. Onegai Teacher plays with the student-teacher relationship, Gravitation and Fake toy with gay relationships and Onegai Twins and .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Key mess with some inferred incest. Koi Kaze drops the inferred and adds pedophilia: it’s a show about a […]

Preview: "Madlax" Makes Eyes Happy

You know, I just don’t get ADV lately. It seems they’ve been really big into buying shows with initial episodes that just don’t make any sense. Madlax, whose volume one DVD is set for an April 22 release, is no exemption. The first episode focuses on the main character, the beautiful but brutal Madlax. She […]

WHV Announces 'The Batman' and New 'Justice League Unlimited' DVDs (Updated)

Update (3/6): WHV has updated cover art for ‘The Batman’, as well as added a shot of the back cover. The updated cover art shows a portion of the disc, as well as an updated look at the case, changing from a “snapper” to a standard Amaray case. WHV has announced that the first DVD […]

"Pokémon" It Is Your Destiny To Pick Up This Movie

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Anybody who hasn’t heard the name “Pokémon” has been living on Pluto for the past few years. If that describes you, welcome to Earth and allow me to explain. Pokémon is the mega hit franchise from Japan that swept America seven years ago and is still going strong. The current incarnation, Advanced Generation, has revitalized […]

"Cromartie High School" Anime Preview Available On-line

Comicon.com’s the Beat weblog has noted that Amazon.com is offering an exclusive clip of ADV Films’ Cromartie High School. The offbeat anime DVD and manga were just released in the United States.

First Specs on Upcoming Animated 'Fantastic Four' DVD Set

DVDAnswers has put up the the initial pricing ($49.95) and release date (July 5th) specs on the upcoming Fantastic Four 1994-1995 animated DVD set. Cover art and a few other specs have been posted as well.

"Bambi" Sells Nearly 1 Million Units on DVD and Video in First Day

Disney’s Bambi Special Edition DVD has sold nearly one million copies on DVD and Video in its first day on the market, eclipsing all same day DVD/VHS competition, PR Newswire reports.

The Cat Returns: A Magical Tale of Many Kitties

Studio Ghibli is often deemed the Disney of Japan, and it is difficult to find much fault with the comparison. Not only do both dominate their respective domestic (traditional) animation markets, but there are many similarities to be found in the epic adventures and enchanting fairy tales they bring to the screen. There are also […]

"Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi" Needs a Stronger Bond

Ai Yori Aoshi is yet another series that I had been interested in seeing, but wasn’t high enough on my priority list to buy. I’ve seen the trailers on other Geneon DVDs and they gave me the impression that the series is a serious romantic drama. Though I’m not sure about the original series, for […]

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