Five New Images from "Legion of Superheroes" Season Premiere

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
Five new images from part 2 of the Legion of Superheroes season 2 premiere have been released by Warner Brothers. The episode will air on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 11:00 AM (Eastern/Pacific).

Tommy Blacha on Metalocalypse and "Dethalbum"

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has interviewed Tommy Blacha about the new season of Metalocalypse and the upcoming Dethklok tour. Blacha discusses the reaction of heavy metal fans to the show, the plans for the new season, and the release of the Dethalbum CD. The same article also includes part 2 of the interview with Chris Ayres […]

Sony and Marvel Announce "Spectacular Spider-Man" Marketing Plans

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
Sony Pictures Television and Marvel Studios have issued a press release to kick off their marketing and promotional campaign for The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series that will premiere in the Spring of 2008. It will involve multiple avenues of promotion, including on-air promotions and sweepstakes, an on-line advertising campaign, and a Milk Media Campaign that […]

"Naruto the Movie" Hits #25 on Nielsen VideoScan DVD Sales Chart

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
VIZ Media is announcing that the Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow DVD has hit #25 on the Nielsen VideoScan Top 100 DVD sales chart for the week of September 9, 2007. Read the full press release here.

"Death Note" debuts on Adult Swim October 20, 2007

by Matt Hazudaon September 26, 2007
Adult Swim has confirmed via its message board that anime series Death Note will begin airing on the block starting Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 12:00AM (ET/PT). The series will also be available online at Adult Swim Video according to the posting. Updated to add press release link. Read the press release here

PR: Viz Media Licenses Shonen Jump Death Note Anime Series to Adult Swim

by Matt Hazudaon September 26, 2007
San Francisco, CA, September 26, 2007 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has licensed the Shonen Jump DEATH NOTE anime series to Adult Swim for domestic broadcast beginning Saturday, October 20 at midnight (EST) on the network’s popular Adult Swim block […]

Geneon US To Cease Trading By End Of Week

by Grant Whiteon September 26, 2007
Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc have announced they are to cease trading as of 5pm this Friday. The annoucement, revealed in a letter to retailers, comes soon after the announcement of a failed distribution deal between the company and ADV. The letter states that only orders for inventory items or new releases up to a release […]

PR: VIZ Announces Impressive DVD Sales of Naruto the Movie

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE DVD SALES OF NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW Feature Film Based On Popular Anime And Manga Series Debuts At Number 25 On Nielsen VideoScan San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

Studio Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka passes away at 44

by Weathermanon September 25, 2007
Hiroshi Ōsaka, one of the foudners of the Bones anime production studio, has passed away at the age of 44. Mr. Ōsaka was diagnosed with cancer this past spring. Mr. Ōsaka had worked at the venerable Sunrise Studios with the other two founders of the Bones studio and had been involved with many of the […]

"Persepolis" Wins Best Animated Feature at Ottawa International Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced a full list of the prize-winning films screened over the festival weekend. The French movie Persepolis won the Mercury Filmworks Prize for Best Animated Feature, while Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor from Japan won the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation. For a full list […]