Media Blasters Announces New June Titles Including "Otoboku"

by SB20xxon March 20, 2008
Otoboku, a romantic comedy series about a guy who cross-dresses as a girl to get into an all-girls academy, will see its first volume released on 6/24/08 for $21.99. It runs 125 minutes. In box set news, GaoGaiGar King of Braves will be getting a Premium Box Collection on 6/10/08 for $34.99. It runs 625 […]

Briefly: Oscar-Winning Short Going to PBS; Akom Wins Award

by on March 20, 2008
* PBS’S Great Performances will air “Peter & the Wolf,” the winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Animated Short, on March 26. [AWN] * Akom Productions was named Pulcinella Studio of the Year award at the Cartoons on the Bay festival. [Hollywood Reporter] * Dargaud-Lombard has acquired DVD rights to One Piece in France, […]

"Batman: Gotham Knight" Voice Cast Announced

by on March 20, 2008
Kevin Conroy will return as the voice of Batman in Batman: Gotham Knight, Warner Home Video officially announced today. “Anytime we initiate an animated Batman project, ‘Will Kevin Conroy voice Batman?’ is the first question we hear from fans,” said Bruce Timm, executive producer. “To meet Kevin is to know that he’s not anything like […]

PR: "Batman: Gotham Knight" Voice Cast Announced

by on March 20, 2008
Fan Favorite Kevin Conroy returns to benchmark title role for July 8, 2008 Release; Primetime stars join cast of third DC Universe Animated Original PG-13 Movie; Two-Disk Special Edition & Blu-ray Disc filled with Special Features; Price Point enchanced for Single Disc release BURBANK, CA, (March 19, 2008) – Kevin Conroy, the benchmark by which […]

PR: Venture Bros. Creators At New York Comic Con

by on March 20, 2008
Norwalk, CT, March 20, 2008: The New York Comic Con (NYCC) today announced that Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, creators of The Venture Bros., will appear at its 2008 event — April 18-20 at the Jacob Javits Center. Jackson Publick and Doc Hammerwill attend NYCC 2008 as Featured Guests sponsored by World Leaders Entertainment, producers […]

"Death Note" Vol. 1-3: A Light in the Darkness

by SB20xxon March 19, 2008
Death Note has an intriguing premise I’m sure any of us can relate to: If you came upon a magic notebook you could use to kill any person just by writing their name in it, would you use it? Say there’s a bully in your class who torments you every day; would you write down […]

Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by on March 19, 2008
Bandai Visual USA announced today that the recently announced titles Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola have been postponed with no new dates announced for them. BV USA president Tatsunori Konno said, “Many aspects of the anime market are in a transitional phase. We need time to reinvent ourselves so that we […]

PR: Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by on March 19, 2008
Torrance, Calif. March 19, 2008 – Bandai Visual USA announces its decision to postpone the release of three recently announced titles: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola. Having reviewed the current market conditions and expectations, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. and Bandai Visual USA Inc. are now reconsidering the overall release strategy of […]

"Tenchi Muyo!": Love Doesn’t Stink … the First Time Around

by on March 18, 2008
Tenchi Muyo! generated a lot of buzz when it first appeared. After all, it was a compelling series of OAVs that jump-started the harem genre and didn’t suck. It was so popular it even got a television series or two. Those series went on to such popularity that the franchise expanded into movie theaters not […]

Same Old Tenchi: The World’s Roundest and Happiest Time

by on March 18, 2008
Probably the most apt line in this three-disc set comes in the final line of the dub, when Katshuito says, “The more things change…” When the viewer automatically completes it (“…the more things stay the same”), he’ll have pretty much summed up Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki the Complete Series. And in the case of Tenchi […]