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FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It's Not Hoodwinked

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]

Boyd Kirkland Talks X-Men: Evolution Season Three

A veteran of animation for over two decades, Boyd Kirkland in various roles throughout his extensive career and gained critical acclaim for his outstanding work on Batman: The Animated Series, directing episodes such as “Harley And Ivy”, “I Am The Knight” and “Second Chance.” To celebrate the release of X-Men: Evolution Season Three on DVD, […]

"Oban," "W.I.T.C.H." Lead Off Jetix Summer Events

The Jetix Big Blockbuster Summer will kick off on Monday, June 5, with the hour-long premiere of Oban Star Racers and the second season of W.I.T.C.H., Toon Disney has announced. Original episodes of Power Rangers Mystic Force will follow on June 12. Based on an original short, Oban Star Racers mixes 2D and 3D animation […]

"Oban Star Racers" Premieres with Hour-Long Special

The highly-anticipated intergalactic animated adventure “Oban Star Racers” is set to premiere during Jetix, the popular action/adventure block on Toon Disney, MONDAY, JUNE 5. Beginning with an hour-long special, “Oban Star Racers,” a unique 2D/3D animation combination and fusion of Japanese Anime with Western sci-fi styling, will be showcased in all-new half hour episodes through […]

"Animated Shorts" on Fox TV's "Animation Domination"

Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column on Newsarama.com covers Fox TV’s Sunday night “Animation Domination” block of programming, which will run animated programming from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM on Sunday nights, including The Simpsons, King of the Hill, and Family Guy. Other news covered in the column includes more information on the Futurama direct-to-DVD […]

Larry Hama on His Return to "G.I. Joe"

Newsarama.com has spoken to writer Larry Hama about his upcoming three issue mini-series for G.I. Joe Declassified. The mini-series will chronicle the earliest days of the comic book counter-terrorist team.

"Dragon Ball Z" Manga to End in Summer 2006

The original Dragon Ball Z manga will be coming to an end this summer. The manga by Akira Toriyama is one of the most popular comics in history and was the basis for a wildly successful anime. The July 2006 issue of VIZ Media’s Shonen Jump magazine will have a special Dragon Ball Z commemorative […]

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