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"Negima!?" Spring and Summer OAVs: Fun in the Sun

by SB20xxon October 22, 2008
Ah, beach and hot springs episodes. Just about every anime series has them. Besides the fanservice, there’s a reason why they’re so common: The locales are gorgeous, the weather’s warm, there’s no work, just relaxation and games; and overall, they make you wish you were there. And with fall underway and the harsh winter soon […]

"Emma" Season 2 DVD Set Gets New Release Date of Nov 11, 2008

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2008
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced that the release of the Emma: A Victorian Romance Season 2 DVD boxed set has been pushed back to November 11, 2008, due to shipping delays. The boxed set will contain the next 12 episodes of the series, plus an “Episode 0” recap/preview and a “Victorian Gazette” containing artwork […]

PR: "Emma: A Victorian Romance" Season 2 DVD Gets New Street Date of Nov 11, 2008

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces New Street Date of November 11, 2008 for EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD Collection GRIMES, IA, October 21, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment have rescheduled the release date of the EMMA: A VICTORIAN ROMANCE – Season 2 DVD Collection to […]

Thundercats: The Complete Season 2 (Part Two)

by on October 21, 2008
Edward D. Wood Jr. is often cited as the worst filmmaker ever to commit his vision to celluloid, and pictures like Plan 9 from Outer Space and Glen or Glenda are so insanely bad that it is difficult not to watch them with a morbid fascination. These and other films are so stunningly awful they […]

"Jyu-Oh-Sei" is Pret-Ty Good

by Ed Liuon October 21, 2008
You can compare FUNimation’s newly released boxed set Jyu-Oh-Sei to Fox’s 24, in that both are blood-soaked, highly addictive television series, even if characterization is thin and they grow more preposterous they go on. Jyu-Oh-Sei also turns out to have more recycled content than it would seem at first, although by the time this becomes […]

"Toot & Puddle" Premieres on NOGGIN in Prime-Time November 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2008
Nickelodeon has announced their newest pre-school series Toot & Puddle, which will debut on NOGGIN on Sunday, November 16, 2008, at 7:00 PM (Eastern/Pacific). The series is based on the award-winning book series by author and illustrator Holly Hobbie, and centers on a pair of pigs who “travel the world and find adventure wherever they […]

FUNimation Acquires "Shikabane Hime: AKA"

by Weathermanon October 20, 2008
FUNimation has confirmed that they have licensed the new GAINAX production Shikabane Hime: AKA. The first English dubbed episode will be available on all of FUNimation Internet streaming partners on October 24, 2008 and will also be available for download for $1.99 at FUNimation.com. Adapted from the manga of the same name the show tells […]

"Batman: The Brave and the Bold" First Episode Titles Revealed

by Ed Liuon October 20, 2008
Cartoon Network has released the titles, plot synopses, and air dates for the first three episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. The show will debut on November 14, 2008, at 7:30 PM (Eastern/Pacific) (Check out Toon Zone News’ earlier coverage of Batman: The Brave and the Bold and our San Diego Comic-Con 2008 […]

ADV Films Announes Partnership With Sentai Filmworks

by SB20xxon October 20, 2008
ADV will localize and distribute anime for its newest business partner, Sentai Filmworks. Among the newest properties is Clannad, a 24-episode Kyoto Animation series based on the PC game, and Indian Summer, a robot maid comedy previously announced at Otakon ’08. Clannad‘s first volume, consisting of four episodes, will be released on 4/21/09, while Indian […]

"The Cult of Cartman": Preach It, Brother!

by on October 20, 2008
After reading Scott Summers’ review of The Cult of Cartman: Revelations, which contains some of the best episodes from the past few years, I felt compelled to write a riposte in defense of South Park. But first a quick qualification: I know the review is concerned with the Cult of Cartman set but this should […]