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"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 1": An Interesting... Ooh! Kitty!

Ninja Nonsense, known as 2×2 Shinobuden in Japan, has no real plot to speak of. Shinobu is a teenage ninja in training, but this particular regimen is a bit perverse: Her first test as a ninja is to collect girls’ panties. On this odd mission she accidentally meets the owner of one of the targeted […]

Mako 1933 - 2006

Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

"The Dick Tracy Show" Coming to DVD

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Classic Media is bringing The Dick Tracy Show: The Complete Series to DVD on September 26. The box set will contain every episode from 1961-1964 on four DVDs and will include a limited edition Dick Tracy comic book.

"Battle Arena Toshinden": A Landmark, or a Skidmark, on the Stage of History?

The Toshin tournament is about to be held again. However, all of the contestants from last year’s battle are being murdered by a mysterious organization. Eiji Shirow is out to discover just who this person hunting down combatants is and why he looks like his long lost brother in this rerelease of the first ever […]

Teaser for Kon's "Paprika" Online

A teaser trailer for Satoshi Kon’s Paprika, the feature film due out next year based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui, is now available at the official site. Direct links: Windows Media RealMedia [Via Catsuka and Anime News Network]

SDCC: Funimation Announces "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" for DVD And More

Funimation reconfirmed their announcement of their acquisition of the DVD rights to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles today at San Diego Comic-Con, and they added that they would actively look into television and theatrical release options as well. Additionally, they screened various trailers including some not seen at AX, namely trailers for Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and […]

SDCC: DC Announces Series of Direct to DVD Animated Movies

At the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, DC Comics announced a new animated films initiative. A series of direct to DVD animated films will be produced with comic fans in mind. This new initiative will be overseen by Bruce Timm and the initial planned films are as follows: The New Fronter – This will be […]

SDCC: Manga Entertainment Announces A New Co-Pro; Talks "Karas," "Eva" And "GitS"

Manga Entertainment fielded Keith Burgess, Kaoru Mfaume and Margo Zimmerman to their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and after running their promotional reel they announced some big news and conducted a fairly revealing Q&A as well. Manga and APPP (an anime studio that has worked everything from Street Fighter Alpha: Generations to Honey and […]

New 'Iron Man' Cartoon To Debut Next Fall

According to Superhero Hype!, a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man will premiere next fall. Marvel originally announced that Iron Man would probably return to the small screen after the Iron Man movie is released in the summer of 2008, but they have now changed their plans. Marvel and Lions Gate will […]

"Kannazuki No Miko Vol. 2": Bang Zoom! To the Moon, Alice!

Kannazuki No Miko is one of those shows that doesn’t really get compelling until halfway through the series, which is sure to annoy many casual anime fans demanding immediate satisfaction. Despite a strong opening episode, the next few are hurt by a slow pace, a bunch of forced mecha fights (more on that later), and […]

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