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Anime Boston 2006

Anime Boston, now based out of the Hines Convention center in the Prudential Center (a.k.a. The Pru) in the Back Bay area of Boston, is what all great conventions should aspire to be in most ways. It was decidedly different being a member of the press, rather than a regular attendee who would have been […]

Anime Boston 2006: ADV Films

ADV announced at Anime Boston 2006 the licensing of a new property, Jinki: Extend. The show, based on a manga by Sirou Tunasima, tells the story of a young, somewhat flighty middle-school aged girl named Aoba who lives in near future Japan with her grandmother and has a knack of model kits and other things […]

Anime Boston 2006: Media Blasters

Media Blasters gave a brief panel on their current plans for 2006 and beyond. This year is the 10th anniversary of Media Blasters. The company plans to have some major property announcements at AX. Highlights of the panel are as follows: * Media Blasters confirmed a new OVA in the Kite universe not staring Sawa, […]

Anime Boston 2006: TokyoPop

TokyoPop’s panel presentation at Anime Boston 2006 did not feature any new property announcements. Company representatives highlighted the full slate of productions for the next several months including manga-based novels, anime-based novels and several upcoming previously announced new mangas, as well as global comic properties including comic adaptations of several of the former Jim Henson […]

"X-Men Evolution Season 3": Girls Gone X-Treme!

Professor Charles Xavier runs a school for gifted youngsters. At least that is the public facade that washed away at the beginning of this third season of X-Men Evolution, WB’s attempt at an X-Men series (conveniently timed around the release of the X-Men movie franchise, which recently broke box office records). With Magneto, Mystique and […]

"Gundam SEED Destiny" Still Off to a Great Start

Usually Gundam series have a slow beginning, riddled with generic action scenes and basic character development, then finish strong with an impressive showing in the final few episodes. SEED Destiny has already bucked that trend by having an awesome first five episodes and the question is now whether it can keep it up. After letting […]

"LA Times" Profiles Pixar's Ed Catmull

The Los Angeles Times has published a lengthy profile of Dr. Ed Catmull, Pixar’s co-president and current president of Disney Features Animation (free registration required). The article covers Catmull’s management approach, centered around building a “talent-ocracy” where management is shaped around the talent rather than vice-versa, and the warm reception he has received at Disney.

"Cars" Leads Box Office, Disappoints Wall Street

Disney/Pixar’s Cars led the weekend box office with an estimated take of .8 million. However, the number seems to have disappointed Wall Street, with Disney’s stock price taking a minor hit in the morning before a partial recovery as of press time. In comparison, The Incredibles and Finding Nemo had opening weekend box office numbers […]

"IGPX" Continues its Championship Run

Who knew a racing version of Rock ‘Em-Sock ‘Em Robots could be so much fun? We’re in the home stretch for Season 1, so it’s time for IGPX to change into speed mode and race towards the finish line. After their win against Team Skylark, Team Satomi is sitting pretty good. They’re tied for 2nd […]

"Cars": Two-Thirds of a Great Movie

Upon waking up this morning and browsing through the Philadelphia Inquirer, I came across Steven Rea’s review of Cars. To my amazement I found not the lavish praise usually heaped on Pixar films, but two measly stars and a short statement that sums it all up: “Pixar finally rolled out a clunker.” This gave new […]

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