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VIZ Announces Hardcover Art Books for Holiday Season 2006

VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing several new hardcover art books based on some of their most popular anime and manga titles. The coffee table books will showcase artwork from Neon Genesis Evangelion, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fushigi Yûgi and Hana Kimi, and will also include VIZ’s first instructional art book, Shojo Beat Manga Artist […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA TO PUBLISH HARDCOVER ART BOOKS BASED ON MANGA & ANIME SERIES

VIZ MEDIA TO PUBLISH SEVERAL VIVIDLY ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER ART BOOKS BASED ON POPULAR MANGA AND ANIME SERIES New Editions Are Must-Haves for 2006 Holiday Season and Will Delight Manga and Anime Fans San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation […]

Imagi Animation Studios to Make "Astro Boy" Movie

Superhero Hype! is reporting that Imagi Animation Studios has optioned the rights to Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy, with an eye towards making a new CGI-animated feature film tentatively targeted for release in 2009. Imagi is currently at work on TMNT and Gatchaman feature films. (via Comic Book Resources’ Comics Reel)

Four Theatrical "Evangelion" Anime in 2007-2008

Variety is reporting that Gainax will be producing four theatrical Evangelion movies for release in Japan. The movies are scheduled to be released in June 2007, January 2008, and a double-bill in June 2008. According to the report, the first two movies will “borrow” images from the original Evangelion TV show, but the third and […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist Vol. 9": Death + Drama = Dynamite!

The last volume of Fullmetal Alchemist left us with one hell of a cliffhanger: Ed and Al at the mercy of Greed and his band of half-human, half-chimeras, and the rogue State Alchemist Zolf Kimbley in their midst… Whew. Now let’s see what fate has in store for our heroes in volume 9. Greed and […]

Retailers Selling "Voltron" Early

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that retailers like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and FYE are selling Voltron: Defender of the Universe-Collection 1: Blue Lion in stores now instead of waiting until the actual release date of September 26th.

VIZ, Amtrak, and Pokemon Team for NY Trip Giveaway

VIZ Media is teaming up with Amtrak and Pokémon USA for a contest to give away a five-day/four-night trip to New York City to celebrate the release of Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew. Details will be available in a special prize pack distributed on Pokémon-branded Amtrak train running from Boston, MA to Washington, […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO "CATCH 'EM ALL" WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK

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VIZ MEDIA WANTS POKÉMON FANS TO “CATCH ‘EM ALL” WITH A RIDE ON AMTRAK San Francisco, CA, September 8, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, Amtrak and Pokémon USA, present the “Gotta Catch a Ride to New York!” Sweepstakes! The […]

"The Batman Season Two": The Batman Strikes Back?

With its opening season rarely rising above mediocrity, The Batman needed a hell of a lot of work if it was to become worthy of 22 minutes of your time. Despite awesome character models, stunning animation and amazing chorography, The Batman was tiresome to watch in its initial season – the characters were two-dimensional bores, […]

Apple Unveils Movie Download Service; "Cars" Coming Soon

Apple Computer revealed a long-awaited downloadable digital video service that will sell movies through its iTunes Music Store. Current content will include movies from Walt Disney Company studios, including Disney, Pixar, Touchstone and Miramax, with Pixar’s Cars to be available soon. Resolution of the video files will be 640×480, in “Dolby Surround” sound according to […]

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