The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have awarded it’s 2007 Nebula Award for Best Script to Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle and the Best Novelette award to Peter S. Beagle’s Two Hearts. Howl’s Moving Castle was released in June, 2005, and is based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones. Two Hearts is […]
DVD Talk has interviewed Eric Calderon, associate producer of Studio Gonzo’s Afro Samurai. Among other topics, Calderon discusses how the project went from a toy on a shelf to a mini-series on Spike TV and a DVD coming out this month.
Animeondvd.com is reporting that Bandai Visual Japan has released new specifications for the next generation DVD releases they have planned in Japan in 2007. The listing was first published in Watch Impress magazine. Akira, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor Movie 1 and Patlabor Movie 2 are all listed as having an English language vocal track for […]
During a special event at the Alamo Draft House in Houston honoring Japanese director Shinichi Watanabe (“Nabeshin”) and his ADV-licensed show Nerima Daikon Brothers, ADV Films CEO John Ledford announced the licensing of Nabeshin’s latest directorial effort The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge), based on the manga by Tomoko Hayakawa, published in the US by […]
Anime fans come in many shapes, sizes, and scents. But if they have nothing else in common, they are all very experienced at explaining their hobby to the bewildered general public. Unfortunately, the average person tends to have a hard time comprehending what appeal anime holds for people other than children and perverts, so one […]
The New York Times ran a profile of cartoonist Tony Millionaire on the eve of Sunday’s premiere of The Drinky Crow Show on Adult Swim (registration required). The article covers the origins of the cartoon and Millionaire’s artistic inspirations.
The Mooninites are coming! The Mooninites are coming! Not this time, thankfully. Rather than a few LED boards being mistaken for terrorists, it was a throng of otaku, guests and staffers over 11,000 strong invading the Hynes Memorial Convention Center in the Prudential Center complex, aka The Pru, in downtown Boston from April 20th through […]
Bandai Visual held a panel at Anime Boston where they went over the details of their release plans and the businesses model they plan to use in the US anime market. For anyone who is confused, Bandai Visual is a separate company from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai Visual is releasing the new Gunbuster series as well […]
South Park‘s tenth season is expected to be released on 8/28/07. It will contain all 14 episodes, most notably “Cartoon Wars”, the two-part episode concerning Family Guy. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]
Part of SpongeBob SquarePants‘s fifth season will be coming to DVD on 9/4/07. It will contain 23 episodes, nine of which haven’t been released on DVD yet. [Source: TVShowsOnDVD.com ]