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"Shin-chan" Returns to Adult Swim, DVD in August

According to FUNimation’s panel at Megacon today, anime series Shin-chan will be returning to the Adult Swim programming bloc in the late spring or early summer of this year. No further details are available at this time. A Shin-chan “season one” DVD set with episodes in dub production order will be released in August. FUNimation […]

"Moon Phase" Vol. 3: Count Kinkel Makes Things Serious

Moon Phase had a serious start, but it soon took a comedic turn by focusing more on, say, Hazuki’s temper tantrums than on Count Kinkel. Sure, there was an underlying story, but it took a back seat to the comedy, especially after mini-priestesses Hikaru and Karou arrived. With the third volume, though, the main plot […]

Talking with Disney's David Bossert About Pooh and Platinum Editions

David Bossert is a man who has worn many hats at the Walt Disney Company over his 22-year career with the company. After receiving a B.F.A. from the renowned California Institute of the Arts in 1983, Bossert began his career at Disney as an effects animator, working on films such as The Black Cauldron, Who […]

"Karin" Licensed By Geneon Entertainment

Karin, a 24-episode comedy anime from J.C. Staff, has been licensed by Geneon Entertainment. The series concerns a female vampire who doesn’t suffer the usual vampire weaknesses, such as garlic and sunlight. Its first volume will contain four episodes and is due on 5/15/07 for a MSRP of $29.98. [Source: Geneon]

DC Direct Shows "Superman: Doomsday," "Afro Samurai" Action Figures

At this past week’s New York Toy Fair, DC Direct showed off several new action figure lines, including a collectors set that will tie-in to the announced Superman: Doomsday direct-to-video animated movie and a set of figures based on the manga and anime Afro Samurai. The Superman: Doomsday figures are currently scheduled to go on […]

CN Upfront: "Flapjack," "Chowder," "Re-Animated" Series Among New Shows for '07

Flapjack, Chowder, Santo, The Secret Saturdays and a series spin-off of last year’s Re-Animated movie are among the new series coming to Cartoon Network in 2007. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is about a falsetto-voiced boy raised by a talking whale whose tranquil life is upended when he rescues an old pirate, Captain K’Nuckles, from […]

"The Powerpuff Girls" Season 1 Set Announced

Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that the first season, consisting of the series’ first 13 episodes, of Cartoon Network’s hit series The Powerpuff Girls will be released in a DVD Boxset on June 19th. Special features include never before seen footage, commentaries, and the original pilot pitch. This 2-disc set will retail for a […]

"Blood+" Debuts on Adult Swim March 10th

The official Adult Swim Message Board is reporting that the anime series Blood+ will debut on the programming bloc on March 10, 2007, at 12:30 AM. The posting summarizes the show as follows: A continuation of the anime movie Blood: The Last Vampire, Blood+ is about a high school girl named Saya with no memory […]

"Witchblade" Website Launches

FUNimation has launched the official website for Witchblade, a 2006 GONZO anime series based on the Top Cow comic book. So far the site has a trailer and one wallpaper. According to the trailer, the first DVD volume will be released in the fall. [Source: FUNimation]

"Azur and Asmar" to be Distributed by Weinstein Company

TwitchFilm is reporting that the Weinstein Company has bought Michel Ocelot’s Azur and Asmar, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last year to rave reviews. There was no further news at press time whether the film would receive a theatrical run or just a DVD release. (via Cartoon Brew)

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