Bandai Entertainment Announces New July Titles Including "Hayate the Combat Butler"

by Classic Speedyon May 7, 2009
The comedy anime Hayate the Combat Butler makes its region 1 DVD debut in a Part 1 collection on 7/21/09 for $39.98. It will only contain Japanese audio and English subtitles, and runs 175 minutes. True Tears, a drama series which was previously licensed by Bandai Visual USA, finally sees a complete collection (Anime Legends) […]

Adult Swim Orders "Titan" Series from "Robot Chicken" Producers

by Maxie Zeuson May 7, 2009
Adult Swim has ordered nine episodes of Titan, a stop-motion animated series from Robot Chicken producers Tom Root and Matthew Senreich, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series will be set a century in the future, where a team of pilots—whose spaceships can combine to form the giant robot Titan Maximum—must reunite to fight a […]

"Ah! My Goddess Season Two" Makes For A Nice, Relaxing Diversion

by Jon Ton May 7, 2009
Ah! My Goddess, like the male lead Keiichi Morisato himself, can best be described as nice, if not especially distinguished. I’d never sought out this series, and had simply dismissed it as probably being too bland for my tastes. In a way, even after having finally seen the second season of the TV show and […]

"Bob the Builder" DVD Coming in July

by Maxie Zeuson May 6, 2009
Bob the Builder: Built for Fun, a DVD collection of five episodes of the TV series, will be released on July 4, HIT Entertainment said today. The release will come packaged with a bonus collectible toy. Episodes on the disc include “Radio Bob,” “Super Slasher,” “Roley Brings the House,” “Silent Scoop,” and “Scrambler Gets Prepared.” […]

Aflac Goes "Up"

by Maxie Zeuson May 6, 2009
Characters from Disney-Pixar’s Up will appear in an ad for Aflac insurance, starring with the Aflac duck to pitch Aflac policies, the companies announced today. As part of the joint promotion, Up characters will appear on Carl Edwards’ Ford Fusion at the Southern 500 NASCAR Race on May. The new ad will premiere during the […]

Victor Garber on Voicing Sinestro in "Green Lantern: First Flight"

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2009
Warner Home Video has released an interview with Victor Garber, star of such movies as Titanic and Milk, about his new role as Sinestro in the upcoming animated direct-to-video movie Green Lantern: First Flight. The veteran Broadway actor discusses how he was directed by Bruce Timm and Andrea Romano to play the character, how Sinestro […]

ADV Films Announces New June Titles Including "Appleseed" (UPDATED May 6, 2009)

by Classic Speedyon May 6, 2009
Get ready for more DVD re-releases from ADV Films in June: * Appleseed: 6/30/09 – $19.98 * Colorful: 6/23/09 – $19.98 * Divergence Eve Seraphim Collection: 6/30/09 – $49.98 * Elfen Lied Collection: 6/16/09 – $39.98 * Lady Death: 6/9/09 – $14.98 * Mazinkaiser/Shuten Doji Double Pack: 6/2/09 – $26.98 * Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok […]

Nicktoons Renews "Wolverine and the X-Men"; New S1 Eps Resume May 22, 2009

by Ed Liuon May 6, 2009
Nicktoons Network has renewed Wolverine and the X-Men, acquiring the next 26 episodes of the series after it helped garner the network’s highest April ratings in its history. New episodes of the first season of the show will resume on May 22, 2009, at 8:00 PM (Eastern). The second season of the show was greenlit […]

Marvel Profits Fall as Revenues Rise

by Maxie Zeuson May 6, 2009
Marvel Entertainment’s operating income fell to $73.6 million in the first quarter of 2009, from $87.5 million in the same period a year ago, the company said today. But First quarter revenues rose smartly to $197.0 million from $112.6 million. The jump in revenues was due to $90.4 million in revenues related to film production […]

"Claymore" Chapter 4: Still Sharp

by Jacob T. Paschalon May 6, 2009
After separating from Raki in the previous installment, Clare has gone undercover to acquire information as to his whereabouts; however all does not go as planned. Learning of a fellow Claymore captured and tortured by an awakened being, the deserter Clare teams up with Galatea, the organization’s #3, to free a former sister-in-arms. In a […]