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Studio Ghibli Short Film DVD Scheduled for Region 2

Nausicaa.net is reporting that a region 2 DVD containing several short films by Studio Ghibli has been scheduled for release this fall in Japan. The disc will include the films “On Your Mark,” “Sorairo no Tane,” “Portable Airport,” and “Space Station No. 5.”

Clark County Library Hosts Stan Lee, Garrison Keillor

The Clark County Public Library in Ohio has announced its lineup for its Speaker Series for 2005-6, which includes Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee and Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor. Sadly, the two will not be appearing together.

'Batman Begins' Announced on DVD

Update (8/26): Single Disc Cover Art updated; Single Disc Back Cover Art added. WHV has officially announced three different versions of Batman Begins, all set to hit on October 18th. A fullscreen, widescreen and a 2-disc Deluxe edition will see release. Full specs and images are below. Synopsis: Batman Begins explores the origins of the […]

"Cowboy Bebop" Sales Soar, New DVD Coming

Home video sales for Shinichiro Watanabe’s Cowboy Bebop have totaled more than one million units in North America since its original home video debut, again raising the bar for anime series released on DVD, Bandai Entertainment announced today. In addition, Bandai is also scheduled to release a definitive special edition entitled Cowboy Bebop REMIX on […]

On-Line Comics Preview Pages

Buzzscope.com has posted a set of on-line comics previews for comics to be released on August 31, 2005. Included are Death Jr. #3 by Gary Whitta and Ted Naifeh (Image), Robin #141 by Bill Willingham and Scott McDaniel (DC), Astro City: The Dark Age #3 by Kurt Busiek and Brent Anderson (DC/Wildstorm), Astonishing X-Men #12 […]

How Manga and Anime Fans Guide the Industry

Jake Forbes has written an article for Comicon.com’s PULSE News about how manga and anime fans are the force which really drives the industry, citing the rise of Naruto and Yaoi manga as being largely fan-driven before being picked up by corporate interests.

"Hammerboy" Doesn't Quite Hit the Nail on the Head

How can a small boy from a peaceful island rise up to stop a cunning politician with mystical powers who plans to prolong a war through deceit and intimidation? By learning to speak loudly and carry a big hammer. This boy is Mangchi, the scrappy lead of Hammerboy, the 2003 Korean film that provoked international […]

Disney on Ice Launches "Incredibles"

Disney On Ice is launching a brand new ice show with Disney presents Pixar’s The Incredibles in a Magic Kingdom Adventure. The show premieres Friday, September 9, 2005, in Orlando, Florida, with stops in more than 65 North American cities, before heading overseas. PR Newswire has a schedule of the show’s U.S. schedule.

"Transformers: Infiltration" #0 Preview Available On-line

Newsarama.com has posted a 5-page preview of IDW’s Transformers: Infiltration #0, which will return the Robots in Disguise to comic book shop stands in October.

"Tenjho Tenge" Vol. 2: Too Little of a Good Thing

I didn’t know they made bandanas that big. The Juken Club, the ultimate martial arts combat club, invited two new members to the group on the last volume: Souchiro Nagi and Bob Makihara, two students who by themselves have defeated 99 schools. They went up against the incredible warriors of the Juken Club, and instead […]

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