"3×3 Eyes" Vol. 2: Worthy Sequel to Great Original

by Jon Ton October 2, 2007
Set four years after the conclusion of the first series, the second volume of 3 x 3 Eyes finds Yakumo wandering Tibet, and ultimately Tokyo, in search of Pai, who he knows must be alive somewhere. After a dynamically animated opening sequence with Yakumo showing off his new skills, it’s back to Japan where we […]

"3×3 Eyes" Is a Classic Reissued

by Jon Ton October 2, 2007
Finally making their way to DVD from Geneon are the classic 3×3 Eyes OVAs from the early 90s. In this first DVD, containing the first OVA series, we are introduced to the world of Pai, the last remaining sanjiyan (a tribe of three-eyed immortals), her victim-of-circumstance sidekick/protector Yakumo, and a plethora of other supporting characters. […]

"Karin" Vol. 3: A Cute Vampire Show? Who Knew!

by Dr. Daedaluson October 1, 2007
Karin has succeeded in making vampires cute. That’s no easy task; practically all vampire-related media portrays the fang-sporting creatures as an evil that must be vanquished with a stake through the heart. By contrast, Karin is all about vampires’ daily lives as they secretly live among normal humans. Specifically, Karin focuses on Karin, a sort […]

"Karin" Vol. 2: Love Bites

by Dr. Daedaluson October 1, 2007
According to Karin, vampires are nothing to fear. They’re just a little … unorthodox. Karin is especially unorthodox, as she’s essentially a “reverse vampire”: she can easily stand onions and light, and instead of sucking blood during a bite, she gives blood, due to a build-up of blood over time. Heck, as Karin’s own parents […]

Dentsu to post $44 Million loss

by Lord Dalekon September 30, 2007
Japanese advertising firm Dentsu Inc is expected to post a 4.7 billion yen (equivalent to $44,000,000 US dollars) loss this week over the dismantling of the US arm of their anime production label Geneon. This adds to an additional $63,000,000 loss following the breakup of a planned film and television distribution between the troubled company […]

Jamie Marchi and Chris Bevins on Adapting "Witchblade" Anime

by Ed Liuon September 30, 2007
Voice actress Jamie Marchi and ADR directory Chris Bevins have been interviewed by Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column about the English adapation of Studio Gonzo’s Witchblade Anime. Marchi discusses how she got the role and the difficulties she’s had in acting the part, while Bevins discusses the differences between the American and Japanese versions of Witchblade, […]

"Voltron: Volume 5" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson September 29, 2007 reports that the fifth and final volume of Voltron: Defender of the Universe will be out in Voltron: Defender of the Universe – Collection 5: Black Lion will be out on DVD on December 11th. The 3 disc set contains the last episodes of the Lion Force episodes as well as a lost episode […]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 2: All Aboard the Blooooood Boat!

by Dr. Daedaluson September 29, 2007
I knew little about Black Lagoon, an action title from Madhouse, when it was first licensed. Its high quality completely took me by surprise when I watched volume 1, and volume 2 is even better. Black Lagoon is the story of a trio of pirate mercenaries—Revy, Dutch, and Benny—who on one of their missions kidnap […]

Warner Brothers and The Weinstein Company Team Up With Imagi Animation

by Weathermanon September 28, 2007
Imagi Entertianment has entered into a distribution deal with Warner Brothers Pictures and The Weistein Company to distribute their next two CGI movies based on the Gatchaman and Astro Boy properties. Both movies are set to debut in theaters in 2009. Each film has a production budget of aproximately 40 million US dollars. Imagi is […]

"The Tick vs. Season 2:" Laughs Still Can’t Beat the Lawyers

by Ed Liuon September 27, 2007
Last year, The Tick Season 1 was released on a two-disc DVD set with no small number of deficiencies. One episode was missing—tied up in legal limbo. It had no special features to speak of, and it lacked chapter stops within episodes. In August, The Tick vs. Season 2 was released. Buena Vista Home Entertainment […]