ADV Films will release Wandaba Style: Rocket to Stardom on January 18, the company says. The DVD-only release includes four complete episodes in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include clean opening and closing animation; production sketches; factoids; ADR outtakes; audio commentary; and previews. It will retail for $29.98. [Source: ADV Films]
Team Warrior is Neo-Tokyo’s first line of covert anti-terrorism defense. The team’s main agent is the busty, ditzy, blonde Rio, capable of turning heads with her looks and slapping cuffs on the criminals. Under the guidance of their boss, Maki, the team also includes computer whiz-kid Lilica, mad mech designer Nambel (or Nanvel, it’s never […]
ADV Films will release Saiyuki: Requiem, The Motion Picture to DVD on January 18 and Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection, Volume One to DVD on February 1, the company said yesterday. Both are DVD-only releases priced at $29.98. Details: Saiyuki: Requiem, The Motion Picture Running Time: 95 minutes Audio: English 5.1 and Japanese 5.1 with English […]
Sports anime. Perhaps the only anime genre more neglected than shoujo in the U.S. I’ve always wondered why that was, and I think Fighting Spirit may have answered the question: though it may be beautifully done sometimes, it’s fairly targetted material. You’ve got to be into the sport in question for it to really hit […]
Navarre Corporation will buy FUNimation Productions in a $100 million cash and stock deal announced by the companies today. Navarre Corporation is a home entertainment distributor specializing in PC software, video games, CD audio and DVD video. FUNimation is a licensee, licensor and home video/DVD distributor and brand manager of Japanese animation and children’s entertainment […]
Star Wars: Clone Wars – Volume 1 will hit shelves on March 22 with a suggested retail price of $19.98, TVShowsOnDVD reports. The site also has a complete list of extras on the DVD release. Separately, NowPlaying (via TheForce.net) has a two-part interview with Clone Wars producer-director Genndy Tartakovsky.