VIZ Announces "Naruto Uncut" on Joost and Hulu

by Ed Liuon April 15, 2009
VIZ Media has announced that Naruto Uncut (English dubbed version) is now available via the Internet streaming video services Joost and Hulu. The first five episodes will debut on April 15, 2009, with a new episode streaming every week afterwards. Each video will be on each site for about 5 days. The full press release […]

Aqua Teen’s MC Chris Interviewed

by Craig Crumptonon April 15, 2009
MC Chris (aka Chris Ward), writer and voice actor on Adult Swim’s Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Sealab 2021 talks with The Boston Herald about his passion for creating and performing rap music: “A major theme in my life is Popeye’s mantra, I am what I am,” Ward said, sitting in his Brooklyn, NY, home […]

"Dragonball Evolution": Survival of the Fittest?

by Chad Boninon April 15, 2009
By the upcoming blood moon, the Earth will be destroyed at the hands of the evil Namek Piccolo and his servant Oozaru. Before this, Goku celebrates his 18th birthday and is given the Four-Star Dragonball and a mission: gather all seven of the Dragonballs, and a wish can be made to the eternal dragon Shen […]

"Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage" – Stories Like This Don’t Have Happy Endings

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
“I’m sorry, but stories like this don’t have happy endings, Rock.” — Benny If Cowboy Bebop is the anime equivalent of a sly, sexy come-on from the coolest human being you have ever seen, then Black Lagoon is the equivalent of a punch in the face from a brash, abrasive biker. Cowboy Bebop, with its […]

Eric Powell on Why "The Goon" Needed to be Animated

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
MTV’s Splash Page weblog spoke to comic book artist Eric Powell recently about the upcoming CGI animated adaptation of his series The Goon, published by Dark Horse Comics. Powell stated, “I always felt that the material would work better animated, just because of the bizarre nature of the characters and the atmosphere of the stories,” […]

MTV Hosts Clip from "Wolverine and the X-Men" DVD

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
MTV’s Splash Page weblog has posted a video clip from the upcoming Wolverine and the X-Men: Heroes Return DVD, which will be released on April 21, 2009. The DVD will contain the first three episodes of the new TV series, and will also include a commentary track by Craig Kyle and Greg Johnson, a second […]

Shout! Factory to Distribute "G.I. Joe," "Transformers," "My Little Pony"

by Ed Liuon April 13, 2009
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Shout! Factory has signed a deal with Hasbro which will bring DVD sets of the 1980’s cartoons G.I. Joe, The Transformers, and the direct-to-video movie My Little Pony: Twinkle Wish Adventure. The Transformers: The Complete First Season – 25th Anniversary Edition will be released on DVD on June 16, […]

"Black Lagoon: Season 1": Excitement, Explosions, and Expletives

by Jon Ton April 13, 2009
This is not a series for the faint-hearted. You have been warned. Black Lagoon starts out appropriately with a bang, with the three-strong Lagoon Company team of mercenaries having already kidnapped a hapless young Japanese salary man named Rokuro “Rock” Okajima. While actually after an important CD he is carrying, one of the team, Revy, […]

Canadian Animation: Looking for a Place to Happen

by Eileen Cruzon April 12, 2009
Front Cover Back Cover From cover to cover, Looking for a Place to Happen is a fantastic read. I enjoy jumping into a thought-provoking book on a subject in which I am not well versed, and which both expands my knowledge of that subject and encourages further exploration of the topic. Canadian Animation: Looking for […]

Right Stuf Announces "Captain Tylor" Trade-In Details

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the details of The Irresponsible Captain Tylor trade-in program. Owners of the previous “Ultra Edition” release may send in a form, available at, along with the four discs pictured on it, and will receive five remastered discs from the newer release for a flat fee of $20. Ultra […]