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Otakon 2012: Viz Media Panel Report

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Viz Media’s industry panel was hosted by Eric Eberhardt, Marketing Manager for Weekly Shonen Jmp Alpha and ShonenJump.com writer Urian Brown. The pair began by promoting Viz’s upcoming 24-hour, subscription-based channel Neon Alley, which will include weekly premieres of dubbed and uncut anime. In mid-July, the channel’s platform was confirmed to be the Playstation 3 […]

"Beware the Batman" Reported to Be Under Review After Aurora, CO Shootings

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Variety reports that the upcoming new animated series Beware the Batman is undergoing a review in the wake of the recent shootings in Aurora, CO, at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises. The article cites multiple anonymous sources, and notes that alterations have been made to designs and situations to minimize the amount […]

Norman Alden, RIP

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Character actor Norman Alden, who voiced Aquaman on the iconic 1970s SuperFriends series, has died, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was 87. Alden, whose IMDb page lists 237 titles to his credit, performed mostly in a series of one-time appearances in live-action TV shows. He made his debut in 1957 and worked steadily for […]

"Dark Knight Rises" Continues to Top Box Office Charts

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Ice Age: Continental Drift grossed $13.3 million over the weekend, giving the animated title the second spot on the box office charts and cumulative gross of $114.8 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Dark Knight Rises took the top spot with a gross of $64.1 million. Brave sank to seventh place, being bumped by freshman […]

Otakon 2012: Sentai Filmworks Announces "Grave of the Fireflies" Blu-ray and More

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At its industry panel on Sunday morning, Sentai Filmworks’ David Williams announced that the company had acquired the rights to release the Studio Ghibli’s 1988 film Grave of the Fireflies on Blu-ray. Directed by Isao Takahata, the film is an adaptation of a semi-autobiographical novel by Akiyuki Nosaka that depicts the struggle of two Japanese […]

Otakon 2012: NIS America Announces "Umineko: When They Cry", Talks English Localization

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NIS America’s industry panel on Saturday morning was hosted by PR and Marketing Coordinator Ryan Philips, anime producer Mitsu Hiraoka, and localization director Eugene Chen. The company had one brand new title to announce, the 2009 mystery series Umineko: When They Cry. It is based on a visual novel done by 07th Expansion, the creators […]

SFX 'Ultimate Guide to Anime' Magazine Available From 20th July

SFX PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ANIME SFX – the world’s number one sci-fi and fantasy magazine – provides the ultimate guide to anime with a new special edition magazine which hits the shelves on Friday. SFX Special Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Anime reveals all readers need to know about the anime scene, including […]

SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 6 of 6

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Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]

SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 5 of 6

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Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]

SDCC2012: ASIFA - Hollywood's State of the Industry - Part 4 of 6

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Ramin Zahed, Editor, Animation Magazine moderated the ASIFA: Hollywood’s State of the Industry Panel. He asked the panelists to tell the audience what they do, how they got into the business and where they see the business going in 2012. The panelists from left to right were Josh Scherr (Uncharted III: Drakes Deception, Jax & […]

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