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Bandai Entertainment Adds "Hayate the Combat Butler" Anime, TokiKake Manga

by Weathermanon July 5, 2008
Bandai Entertainment has acquired the rights to the 52-episode anime television series Hayate the Combat Butler. The story follows a boy named Hayate who serves as a butler, bodyguard, confidante, and more to a girl named Nagi to pay off a 156,804,000-yen (about US$1.4-million) debt. They also announced that they have acquired rights to publish […]

Right Stuf and Nozomi Announce "Toward the Terra" Movie, "Gakuen Alice"

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2008
At their panel at Anime Expo 2008, Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced the acquisition of the television series Gakuen Alice and the classic movie Toward the Terra (the forerunner to the Toward the Terra TV series, which will be released soon by Bandai Entertainment), as well as a remastered DVD release of The Irresponsible […]

More Details on "G.I. Joe: Resolute;" Transformers Next?

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2008
More information has been revealed about the new G.I. Joe web cartoons announced recently. The series of 10 5-minute episodes with 1 double-length conclusion will be written by comic book writer Warren Ellis, with Dave Johnson providing character designs, Joaquim Dos Santos directing, and Sam Register producing. The series will be aiming for PG-13 territory, […]

PR: Right Stuf & Nozomi Entertainment Announce "Gakuen Alice," "Toward the Terra"

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2008
RIGHT STUF & NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announce GAKUEN ALICE, TOWARD THE TERRA Movie & Upcoming Releases Anime Expo 2008: New license announcements, preview of 21st year GRIMES, IA, July 4, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment started the company’s 21st year with a bang by making several announcements during its […]

Briefly: Shahrukh Khan Voice Acting; Pudong Beefs Up Animation; Nick in Dubai

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2008
* Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s production house, Red Chillies Entertainment, will begin production on an animated film titled Ravan. It is expected that Khan will provide the voice of the lead character. [Bollywood Mantra] * The Pudong New Area government has announced a plan to attract 200 animation and cartoon enterprises at the Zhangjiang High-tech […]

"Death Note" Vol. 4: Misa Starting to Tire of Death Note

by SB20xxon July 5, 2008
Poor Misa. The loli goth-donned pop singer/model, whom we met towards the end of Death Note‘s third volume, is in love with Light Yagami and he doesn’t give a crap about her, only using her affections to attain his quest as a god. He’s sexually dead. Wake up, Light! You’ve got a beautiful gal fawning […]

FUNimation Acquires 31 ADV Titles

by SB20xxon July 4, 2008
FUNimation has distribution and release rights to numerous recent ADV titles, which they expect to start releasing later this year: * 009-1 * Ah My Goddess! Flights of Fancy * Air Gear * Air TV * Blade of the Phantom Master * Comic Party Revolution * Coyote Ragtime Show * Devil May Cry * Guyver: […]

ADV Separates from Sojitz; Retailers Report 4 DVDs Suspended

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2008
At the ADV Sneak Peek panel at Anime Expo, ADV co-founder Matt Greenfield stated that the firm has separated from its former business partner Sojitz, meaning that several recent titles are now “fate undetermined.” Separately, retailers were reporting that shipment of four DVD titles were suspended indefinitely (Shattered Angels Vol. 2, Kanon Vol. 6, Tokyo […]

"Dora the Explorer" Goes High Fashion

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2008
Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products have announced a partnership with French fashion designer Corinne Cobson to produce an original line of Dora the Explorer clothing and accessories for mothers and daughters. Called “Dora par Corinne Cobson,” the line will debut in Winter 2009 and will be sold primarily (but not exclusively) at Cobson’s International boutiques.

"Ben 10 Alien Force: Season One, Vol. One" Coming to DVD in October 2008

by Ed Liuon July 4, 2008
Warner Home Video has announced the first DVD of Ben 10 Alien Force. The first volume of season 1 is scheduled for release on October 21, 2008 and will contain 5 episodes. No special features have been detailed yet. Suggested retail price is $14.98.