Otakon: Media Blasters Announces "Kite Liberator" and More (Updated)

by William C. Mauneon July 21, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Duke, on-site at Otakon 2007, has reported the developments from Media Blasters’ panel. News from the event included the announcement of two new licences: * Kite Liberator, a 40 minute OAV co-produced with Happinet Pictures. They also mentioned that a live-action Kite movie is in the scripting stage. * Ikki Tousen: Dragon […]

"Black Cat" Gets Wild, But Still Housebroken

by Dukeon July 21, 2007
Ever since Black Cat started, Train Heartnet’s biggest mission has been to take revenge on Creed Diskenth. Now, in Volume 5, he finally gets his wish. Train, formerly a killer for Chronos, had spurned Creed’s invitation to join the rebel Apostles of the Stars; in revenge, Creed killed Saya, the young bounty hunter who had […]

Otakon: FUNimation Licenses "Ouran Host Club", "Sasami", and "Baldr Force" (Updated)

by Dr. Daedaluson July 20, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports that FUNimation has announced three new anime licenses: * Baldr Force EXE Resolution, a four-episode sci-fi OAV based on the video game. It concerns cyberterrorism and hackers. * Ouran High School Host Club, a 2006 anime series concerning a wealthy school’s club and the female (assumed […]

Otakon: ADV Films Licenses "Venus Versus Virus", "Moonlight Mile"

by Dr. Daedaluson July 20, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports that ADV Films has announced two new anime series, both from Studio Hibari: * Moonlight Mile, a sci-fi mecha-action series from 2007 concerning space travel and a new energy source that could be used for Earth. ADV has the rights to the unedited version. * Venus […]

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society - The Essence of GITS

by Lord Dalekon July 20, 2007
I’ve always believed that Ghost in the Shell’s best incarnation—outside of Masamune Shirow’s original manga—was the TV version: Stand Alone Complex. It stayed true to the cyber thriller/police procedural-style manga without falling into the somewhat boring, brooding style of Mamoru Oshii’s popular series of fims. Solid State Society, a made-for-TV movie sequel, continues this trend. […]

Geneon Announces New October & January '08 Titles Including "Gankutsuou" Collection

by Dr. Daedaluson July 19, 2007
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is getting a complete collection on 10/16/07 for $149.98. On the same day, Hellsing Ultimate vol. 3 will be released in regular ($24.98) and limited editions ($49.98). In addition, on 1/15/08, three titles are expected, all of which run 100 min.: * Karin vol. 5 – $29.98 * Kyo […]

Viz Announces New November & December Titles Including "Death Note"

by Dr. Daedaluson July 19, 2007
Death Note, the supernatural anime series based on a manga in Shonen Jump, is coming to DVD in November. Its first volume will be released on 11/20/07 and will contain the first four episodes. The second volume will follow on 12/18/07 with four more episodes. Both are priced at $24.98 for a regular edition, $39.98 […]

Animated Programming Emmy Nominations Revealed

by Matt Hazudaon July 19, 2007
The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Avatar: The Last Airbender • City Of Walls And Secrets • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation Studio Robot Chicken • Lust For Puppets • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine Films […]

"Peach Girl" Vol. 2: The Train Just Keeps Derailing

by Chad Boninon July 19, 2007
Momo, the star of our show, has had more relationship developments by her sixteenth birthday—hell, on her sixteenth birthday—than I’ve had by my twenty-second. She’s relatively content in a relationship with Toji, and hasn’t seen much of her one-time-ally Kairi. Yet, she sees way too much of her nemesis, Sae, who has nothing better to […]

"Peach Girl": Tan, Blonde, and Asian! Just Like I Like 'Em...

by Chad Boninon July 19, 2007
Think back to high school, and remember how you ragged on “that girl”. You know the one. She had that look—too tan for your area, bleached blonde hair, a great athletic body… She had to be a slut, right? All the girls hated her, because they feared what she’d do to their boyfriends. All the […]