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NY Times on "The State of the Art of the Anime Dub"

The New York Times examines the art of dubbing anime in an article published in the Sunday Arts & Leisure section (registration required). The article covers the gamut of challenges that face anime dubbers, including language and cultural translation issues, casting, “matching the flaps” of Japanese dialogue in an English translation, and generating chemistry between […]

"Digiview Anime" Part 2: The Pain! Oh, the Pain!

I never expected my last review of what is known as “Digiview anime” to be so popular. Thankfully, kinda, Godfrey Ho (also known as Joseph Lai) has made more than three films in his career, giving Digiview much more ammunition to unleash on the unsuspecting Wal-Marts of the country. But can any of them hope […]

"Tactics Vol. 1": Spirits and Demons and Goblins, Oh My!

Fantasy anime are becoming rarer and rarer over here in the States nowadays. Sure, you’ve got InuYasha and some other Rumiko Takahashi works, but the majority of the anime has a sci-fi twist (like Saiyuki or Steel Angel Kurumi). It’s been far too long since we’ve had a good horror/adventure story set in Japan’s past. […]

"This Ugly Yet Beautiful World" Premieres on Anime Network

The Anime Network has issued a press release announcing the premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World today, July 6, 2006. The show was made to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Studio Gainax, and is produced by the same unit that produced Neon Genesis Evangelion. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World is the first of several […]

Press Release: Premiere of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World on Anime Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PREMIERE OF THIS UGLY YET BEAUTIFUL WORLD ON ANIME NETWORK FIRST NORTH AMERICAN BROADCAST OF FAMED STUDIO GAINAX’ 20TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWPIECE HOUSTON, July 6, 2006-Anime Network, the first cable channel in North America dedicated to anime, announced that it will begin airing today the first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World, […]

"Naruto": Uncut Goodness, Believe It!

Shonen Jump anime has been receiving a bad rap in the dub department. Dragonball Z had all of its music replaced, Yu-Gi-Oh! had all the good stuff taken out, and One Piece was a complete disaster. Plus, the only Shonen Jump anime that has been dubbed well so far, Yu Yu Hakusho, never reached the […]

Another Record-Breaking Anime Expo Draws 41,000 Attendees

The 15th anniversary Anime Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California broke 41,000 attendees last weekend, setting a new record for the largest anime convention in North America, convention officials announced yesterday. In addition, the charity auction on the convention’s last day raised over $12,650, which will go to the Children’s Hospital Orange County. […]

Bandai Licensing "Hiwou's War," "Zeta" Films and More -- CORRECTED

At their panel at Anime Expo today, Bandai Entertainment announced the acquisition of Hiwou’s War (Hiwou Senki), a 26-episode series that was Studio Bones’ first. Individual volumes will retail for $38.99. Vol. 1 is set for Sept. 12, Vol. 2 is due on Nov. 14, and Vol. 3 on Jan. 2, 2007. They also announced […]

Final season of "Danger Mouse" coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that A&E Home video will release Danger Mouse: The Final Seasons on September 26. The box set will contain 21 episodes from seasons 7-10 on three DVDs, as well as the Count Duckula episode “Town Hall Terrors.”

"Desert Punk Vol. 2": It's A Hard Knock Life For Punks

When we last left our less than noble hero, Kanta Mizuno (aka The Desert Punk) he’d seemingly ended up with a new companion, but apparently that’s not exactly where we pick up. On the first episode of Desert Punk’s second disc we find Kanta taking on a job to defend a small town from a […]

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