4Kids and FUNimation to Release "TMNT" to DVD on May 22

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
4Kids Entertainment Home Video and FUNimation Entertainment will release the first 12 episodes of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show to DVD on May 22, 2007. The storylines for the show were based on creator Peter Laird’s early storyline from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics books. The cover art for the […]

Production IG Interviews Yoko Kanno

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
Production IG has posted the first part of a translated interview with uber-composer Yoko Kanno to its English language website, In the interview, Kanno talks about composing the music for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. [Source:]

"The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" Coming to DVD (Updated 4/21)

by Dan Collinson April 21, 2007 reports that The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series will arrive on DVD on June 5. King Koopa has escaped from the banishment zone and attacks the Mushroom Kingdom with his Koopa Kids. Its up to Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad to stop them. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. […]

"Familiar of Zero" Licensed By Geneon

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2007
At Anime Boston, Geneon Entertainment revealed that they have Familiar of Zero, a 13-episode anime series from J.C. Staff and GENCO. It was previously known in Japan as Zero No Tsukaima. The fantasy series concerns a school for magicians, wherein student Louise has accidentally created a Japanese boy as her servant. Stay tuned to Toon […]

A Belated SakuraCon 2007 Wrap Up

by Karl Olsonon April 21, 2007
A little over a week a go, the northwest’s biggest anime convention, Sakura Con, came and went with a bevy of big guests, including Fruits Basket Director Akitaro Daichi, Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano, Trigun Yasuhiro Nightow and Read Or Die creator Hideyuki Kurata, J-Pop acts Lin Clover and m.o.v.e., tons of great voice actors and […]

"Innocent Venus" Licensed by ADV Films

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2007
At Anime Boston, ADV Films announced they have Innocent Venus, a twelve-episode post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime from 2006. The series was produced by Bandai Visual. The first volume is scheduled for release on 8/21/07. [Source: Anime News Network ]

2007 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2007
The full list of the 2007 Eisner Award nominees has been released by the Eisner Awards Committee. Nominations with tie-ins to animation include: Best Short Story “Willie: Portrait of a Groundskeeper,” by Eric Powell, in Bart Simpsons’s Treehouse of Horror #12 (Bongo) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Batman/The Spirit #1: “Crime Convention,” by Jeph Loeb […]

"Happy Feet" Has Legs in DVD Sales

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2007
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Happy Feet is showing continued strength on the DVD sales charts, taking the #1 spot for the third consecutive week according to Nielsen VideoScan sales data. Total unit sales for the movie so far were not included in their report. (via Internet Movie Database)

"The Third" Vol. 1 Announced By Kadokawa Pictures/Right Stuf

by Classic Speedyon April 19, 2007
The first volume of The Third- The Girl With the Blue Eye, a 2006 sci-fi anime, has been announced by Kadokawa Pictures and Right Stuf. It will be released on July 31, 2007 for $24.99 and will contain four episodes. [Source: RightStuf ]

Viz acquires Zoids Genesis

by Matt Hazudaon April 18, 2007
At the MIPTV conference in Paris, France this week, Viz Media has announced that they have licensed 50 episodes of Zoids Genesis. Viz’s press release provides the following information on the series’ storyline ZOIDS focuses on Planet Zi, which was once decimated by global disaster and is reborn with new mega-life forms called BioZoids. This […]