"Huntik: Secrets and Seekers" Coming to DVD

by Classic Speedyon June 12, 2009
The Italian animated series Huntik: Secrets and Seekers, which currently airs on TheCW4kids block, is coming to DVD courtesy of AnimeWorks/Media Blasters. Its first volume is slated for a 9/22/09 release and runs 184 minutes on two discs. It’s priced at $16.99. [Source: ]

Release Date For "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto"

by Classic Speedyon June 12, 2009
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, an adult animated feature based on the comic book by Rob Zombie about a luchador superhero, may finally see a release. According to RightStuf, it is slated to debut on DVD and Blu-ray on 9/22/09. It’s priced at $19.98 for the DVD and $34.98 for the Blu-ray. [Sources: RightStuf […]

Teacher’s Pet: "School Rumble Second Semester" Is Top of the Class!

by Jameson June 12, 2009
I’m never really equated Japanese animation with comedy. Action? yes. Originality? Certainly. Surprise? Part and parcel. But comedy? No, not really. Sure, the genre is filled with the occasionally beat of silly expressions and exaggerated reaction shots, but I have never really seen Japanese animation as something that would make me laugh out loud. Until […]

VIZ Launches Bleach, Naruto, and Death Note on PlayStation Network

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2009
VIZ Media has announced the launch of the VIZ Media channel on the Sony PlayStation Network’s video delivery service in the new Anime category. Bleach, Death Note, and Naruto Uncut are available now for $1.99 per episode, all English dubbed and in standard-definition. All 37 episodes of Death Note will be available, with 20 episodes […]

"Red Garden" Collections 1 & 2: Looking for Life in all the Right Places

by Radical Ravenon June 11, 2009
Red Garden‘s background plot is a well-worn one. Two groups, the Animus and the Delorae, waged a war against each other several centuries ago. They ended up cursing each other; the Delorae are in constant danger of losing their minds and turning into monsters, while the Animus are given the “gift” of immortality, with an […]

Media Blasters Licenses "Blade of the Immortal"

by Classic Speedyon June 10, 2009
The Bee Train anime series Blade of the Immortal, which concerns a samurai who cannot die, has been licensed by Media Blasters. Its first volume is set for a 9/29/09 release date for $29.99. It runs 125 minutes. [Source: ]

Nick Announces "Planet Sheen," "TUFF Puppy," 3 Pilots; Promotes Rawlings

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Nickelodeon has ordered seasons for two new animated series: Planet Sheen, a spin-off from Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius from Steve Oedekerk; and T.U.F.F. Puppy, the newest series from Butch Hartman. Planet Sheen has received an order for 26 half-hour episodes, while T.U.F.F. Puppy has an order for 13. Planet Sheen will follow the misadventures of […]

Andrea Romano Discusses Voice Casting "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Casting and voice director Andrea Romano is the latest subject of a press-release interview from Warner Home Video to promote Green Lantern: First Flight, the upcoming direct-to-video animated movie scheduled for release on July 28, 2009. In the interview, Romano discusses what it was like to have two voice acting neophytes (Christopher Meloni and Victor […]

Scholastic Media Renews "WordGirl" for 26 More Episodes

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2009
Scholastic Media has annnounced that production has begun on new episodes of WordGirl, the hit educational animated series on PBS Kids Go! The 26 episode order will continue to depict the adventures of the fifth-grade superhero WordGirl, who defeats her opponents through a combination of her super strength and awesome vocabulary. Returning cast members include […]

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by Dan Collinson June 10, 2009
Taking a play off Family Guy’s playbook, The Hollywood Reporter reports that Comedy Central is ordering 26 episodes of Futurama to be aired in mid-2010. The new episodes will pick up after the 4th DTV movie, Into the Wild Green Yonder left off. As with Family Guy, 20th Century Fox Television has the right to […]