PR: "Anime Bento" Festival Serves Up Four Nights of Anime on the Big Screen

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2007
“ANIME BENTO” FESTIVAL SERVES UP FOUR NIGHTS OF THE FRESHEST ANIME TITLES ON THE BIG SCREEN NCM Fathom Responds to Anime Movie Demand by Hosting the Hottest Manga and FUNimation Entertainment Anime Titles in more than 250 Movie Theatres Nationwide Centennial, Colo. – August 21, 2007 – NCM FATHOM, the entertainment division of National CineMedia, […]

PR: 4Kids Entertainment Announces Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 1, Pt. 2 DVD

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2007
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES THE DVD RELEASE OF TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES SEASON ONE, PART TWO DVD Features Final 14 Episodes from the First Season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NEW YORK (September 13, 2007) – 4Kids Entertainment Home Video, the home video subsidiary of 4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE) in association with FUNimation Entertainment, will release Season […]

Victor Cook on "Spectacular Spider-Man"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2007
Animation director Victor Cook has been interviewed by Entertainment News International about his work on the upcoming Spectacular Spider-Man TV series. Cook discusses his start in the animation business, the approach he will be taking with the show and the material, how the show’s Peter Parker will deal with contemporary issues facing today’s teenagers, and […]

New Images of "The Batman" and "Legion" Season Premieres and "Superman/Doomsday"

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2007
Several new screenshots of animated DC superhero projects have surfaced on-line. Comic Book Resources has four new images from the fifth season premiere of The Batman, along with a press release touting the episode’s debut on Saturday, September 22, at 11:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific). Comic Book Resources also has a press release to mark the second […]

PR: Bandai Visual USA Announces JIN-ROH in Blu-Ray

by Matt Hazudaon September 17, 2007
Torrance, CA – September 17, 2007 – Bandai Visual USA today announced the release of the theatrical animation film JIN-ROH in Blu-ray Disc. The release date is slated for November 27, 2007. Set in an alternate history Japan in the 1950s, the story unfolds around Kazuki Fuse, a member of the military police force, who […]

First Episode of "Welcome to the NHK" Available for Free from

by Matt Hazudaon September 17, 2007 has made the first episode of Welcome to NHK available for viewing on-line for free. The series from Studio GONZO will be coming to DVD on October 2, 2007; a pre-order promotion will make the first volume available for $19.99.

"Shonen Onmyouji" Vol. 1 & 2: Demonically Dull

by Dr. Daedaluson September 15, 2007
“Ninety percent of anything is crud.” While I don’t entirely buy Sturgeon’s Law, Shonen Onmyouji would fall into that 90%. This is one of the most generic anime series I’ve seen in a while. I was pretty much disinterested in the plot from the moment it began, which is unfortunate because if it had just […]

Wal-Mart Blocks Dealings with Former Employee at DreamWorks for Five Years

by Ed Liuon September 13, 2007
The Los Angeles Times covers the story of David Porter, a former executive for Wal-Mart who recently resigned to take a new position at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc (free registration required). On Wednesday, Wal-Mart declared that they would not allow Porter to deal directly with them for five years to avoid the appearance of favoritism, […]

PR: VIZ Media Teams With Langer Juice for Sweepstakes Campaign

by Matt Hazudaon September 13, 2007
San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced a special cross-promotional partnership with the Langer Juice Company, a producer of a full range of top quality fruit juices, for a NARUTO THE MOVIE: Release Your […]

ICv2 Interviews Liza Coppola of Viz Media

by Weathermanon September 13, 2007
The ICv2 website has posted a three part interview with one of Viz Media’s Senior Vice Presidents, Liza Coppola. The interview covers Viz’s upcoming plans for Naruto, manga in the USA and the increasing market share of Shoujo titles and its implications for the US manga and anime markets as well as Viz’s English-language productions. […]