Digital Media

"New Getter Robo" Vol. 1 Exceeds Flying Internal Organ Quota

by Dukeon June 1, 2005
While not nearly as prolific a franchise as its giant robot cousin Mobile Suit Gundam, the Getter Robo franchise is still pretty strong, around in some form or another since 1975. Today’s digital paint generation makes it very difficult to release an older series, much less a thirty year-old series, so somebody over in Japan […]

"ThunderCats" DVD Set Confirmed – Updated

by Dukeon May 31, 2005
Update (May 31st): Back Cover Added Below Update (May 13th): Full specs and cover art added below. Update (April 20th): New Details. DVDToons is reporting that one of the trailers in the upcoming Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 boxset is for ThunderCats: Season One, Part One. The only other info known at this time […]

"Tenjho Tenge Volume 1": School Rumble!

by Chad Boninon May 31, 2005
There is a school in Japan that is trying to revive the forgotten martial arts of the past. Two newcomers, Souichiro and Bob, hope to make this school the one hundredth they’ve conquered by beating everyone up. But they’ve run into a problem: the Juken Club. The Natsume sisters are proficient fighters in their own […]

"ADV AniMinis" Quantity Doesn’t Equal Quality

by Chad Boninon May 31, 2005
Once upon a time, ADV had a brilliant idea: make a bunch of mini-DVDs each containing one anime episode; add a coupon good toward the real series; call the mini-DVDs “collectibles”; and make them slightly less expensive than a four-episode disc. No happy ending for this fairy tale, though. AniMinis quickly faded. The format is […]

Fox Mulling "Futurama" Direct-to-DVD Movies

by Maxie Zeuson May 30, 2005
Fox has held preliminary talks with David X. Cohen about producing three direct-to-DVD Futurama movies, Got Futurama reports. (via John McNaughton)

"Pink Panther" Package Art Revealed

by Maxie Zeuson May 30, 2005
TVShowsOnDVD has images of the package art for the upcoming Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection.

Preview: "Gilgamesh": Goth That’s Awesome, Only It’s Not

by Dukeon May 29, 2005
One of the more obscure genres of anime is goth. Sure, you’ve got giant robots out the wazoo, enough bouncing breasts to form a trampoline the size of Texas, and angst-filled pretty boys (AFPB), but not too often is this done in a goth setting. Apparently, there’s no love for our leather-wearing, spikey-haired brooders of […]

"Maburaho" Coming to DVD in June

by Maxie Zeuson May 27, 2005
ADV Films will release Maburaho: Magic & Mayhem to home video on June 14, the company said today. The DVD-only release will include episodes five through eight of the series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production art gallery, “The Art of Maburaho,” commentary by Blake Shephard (Kazuki) […]

"Avenging Apes" Heading to DVD in Euro-African Deals

by Maxie Zeuson May 27, 2005
The Avenging Apes of Africa will head to home video in various European and African territories under a series of deals struck by MarVista Entertainment, World Screen reports. The one-hour animated special is about six great apes orphaned by a poacher.

ADV Announces Six DVD Titles for June

by Maxie Zeuson May 26, 2005
ADV will release six titles, including Gantz: Process of Elimination, DNAngel: Darkside of Love, Madlax: The Red Book, Saiyuki: Double Barrel Collection Volume 3, E’S Otherwise: Headspin and Petite Princess Yucie: Echoes From the Past, to DVD on June 7, the company said yesterday. Gantz: Process of Elimination will include episodes 9 and 10 of […]