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"Desert Punk Vol. 2": It's A Hard Knock Life For Punks

When we last left our less than noble hero, Kanta Mizuno (aka The Desert Punk) he’d seemingly ended up with a new companion, but apparently that’s not exactly where we pick up. On the first episode of Desert Punk’s second disc we find Kanta taking on a job to defend a small town from a […]

"He-Man Season 2 Volume 1": Trying to Keep the Skeletal Man Down

Filmation’s He-Man occupies a confounding place in the pantheon of American television animation. Its tremendous success gave birth to a wondrous new era of syndicated cartoon programming while simultaneously ushering in an undertone of crass commercialism. However one may regard He-Man‘s standing today, the premiere season was clearly an unstoppable phenomenon. Season 2 Volume 1 […]

Tsutomu Nihei Coming to Phoenix Anime Convention

Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Wolverine: Snikt, Halo) will be coming to Phoenix, Arizona to meet his fans as a part of Phoenix Anime Fest. The convention will be held December 1-3, 2006. More information is available at www.phoenixanimefest.com. [Source: Phoenix Anime Fest]

Viz Releases "Bleach," "Inuyasha" Movie 4 Details at Anime Expo

At their panel at Anime Expo, Viz Media announced details about DVD releases and the upcoming marketing blitz for Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island. Starting in October, the Naruto edited DVDs will be released monthly. Anthony Jiwa of Viz Media noted that to produce the first uncut Naruto box set, new […]

Right Stuf Acquires "Super Gals 2," Explains "To Heart" Issues

At their panel at Anime Expo this morning, Shawne Kleckner announced that his company had acquired the second season of Super Gals, to be put out in a series box set with an estimated release date of Dec. 1. The release will probably not be placed in retail, and the first 600 people to preorder […]

Jetstream Details Released at Anime Expo

Viz and Cartoon Network released new details about their upcoming Toonami Jetstream online service at a panel today at Anime Expo. The panel also hosted the premiere of the English dub of The Prince of Tennis. Although the service will launch on July 17, Cartoon Network new media executive producer Molly Chase said fans should […]

ADV Licenses "Nerima"

At the ADV “peek and greet” panel today at Anime Expo, ADV announced they had licensed Nerima Daikon Brothers, the new musical anime by Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga). The company also said they would announce another license at their “ultimate fanservice” panel today at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time. [Thanks to Misuzu of VisualNews.net for on-site […]

FUNimation Announces "Solty Rei," "WitchBlade," "Glass Fleet" at Anime Expo

FUNimation held their big industry panel today at Anime Expo and announced three brand new acquisitions: Solty Rei, WitchBlade, and Glass Fleet. The following also came up: FUNimation ran a trailer for The Fullmetal Alchemist Movie, as well as the opening sequences for Beck, Black Cat, and Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid. FUNimation reconfirmed […]

Production I.G. Floats Para Para Anime, Audience Hungers for "Tachiguishi Retsuden"

At their panel today at Anime Expo in Anaheim, Maki Terashima of Production I.G. announced that the company was considering an anime coproduction based on the popular para para dance phenomenon in Japan. After the panel, Atsushi Suzuki of Avex Entertainment offered no comment on the plans. The company screened trailers for Chevalier D’Eon, Seiri […]

"Squirrel Boy" It's Like a Good Cartoon, Only More Boring

I’ll admit it, I don’t watch as much of Cartoon Network as I did in the past. I used to watch the channel every day. Now, outside of Toonami, Adult Swim and the weekday runs of Pokémon Advanced Challenge and Naruto, I don’t watch Cartoon Network at all. The network’s newest show, Squirrel Boy, doesn’t […]

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