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"Solty Rei" Vol. 1: Family Love, Action, Hilarity, and, Most Importantly, Hot Women

by Dukeon February 19, 2007
FUNimation’s deal with Gonzo allows them exclusive licensing rights to most of the latter’s catalog. The latest title in this venture is Solty Rei, which brings together all of the stuff Gonzo is known for: stylish clothing, an odd mix of art styles, some freaky hair designs, great animation, and, of course, beautiful women. Twelve […]

PR: Atari Unveils New York Comic-Con 2007 Line-Up

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
ATARI UNVEILS NEW YORK COMIC CON 2007 LINE-UP Never-Before-Seen Godzilla®: Unleashed, Bullet Witch(TM), and Dragon Ball Z® Shin Budokai(TM): Another Road to Appear Publicly for First Time NEW YORK, NY, February 15, 2007 – Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR), one of the world’s most recognized brands and leading third-party video game publisher, today announced the Company’s […]

PR: Starz Home Entertainment Shines at New York Comic Con

by Ed Liuon February 18, 2007
Starz Home Entertainment Takes The 2nd Annual New York Comic Con By Storm! Guests Of Honor Include Stan Lee, Mike Mignola, Jeffrey Combs and The Masters of Horror! WHAT: Starz Home Entertainment at the 2nd Annual New York Comic Con WHEN: Saturday, February 24th TIME: SEE SCHEDULE BELOW WHERE: Jacob Javits Center, New York City […]

"Shin-chan" Returns to Adult Swim, DVD in August

by Matt Hazudaon February 18, 2007
According to FUNimation’s panel at Megacon today, anime series Shin-chan will be returning to the Adult Swim programming bloc in the late spring or early summer of this year. No further details are available at this time. A Shin-chan “season one” DVD set with episodes in dub production order will be released in August. FUNimation […]

"Moon Phase" Vol. 3: Count Kinkel Makes Things Serious

by Dukeon February 17, 2007
Moon Phase had a serious start, but it soon took a comedic turn by focusing more on, say, Hazuki’s temper tantrums than on Count Kinkel. Sure, there was an underlying story, but it took a back seat to the comedy, especially after mini-priestesses Hikaru and Karou arrived. With the third volume, though, the main plot […]

Talking with Disney's David Bossert About Pooh and Platinum Editions

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
David Bossert is a man who has worn many hats at the Walt Disney Company over his 22-year career with the company. After receiving a B.F.A. from the renowned California Institute of the Arts in 1983, Bossert began his career at Disney as an effects animator, working on films such as The Black Cauldron, Who […]

"Karin" Licensed By Geneon Entertainment

by Classic Speedyon February 16, 2007
Karin, a 24-episode comedy anime from J.C. Staff, has been licensed by Geneon Entertainment. The series concerns a female vampire who doesn’t suffer the usual vampire weaknesses, such as garlic and sunlight. Its first volume will contain four episodes and is due on 5/15/07 for a MSRP of $29.98. [Source: Geneon]

DC Direct Shows "Superman: Doomsday," "Afro Samurai" Action Figures

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2007
At this past week’s New York Toy Fair, DC Direct showed off several new action figure lines, including a collectors set that will tie-in to the announced Superman: Doomsday direct-to-video animated movie and a set of figures based on the manga and anime Afro Samurai. The Superman: Doomsday figures are currently scheduled to go on […]

CN Upfront: "Flapjack," "Chowder," "Re-Animated" Series Among New Shows for '07

by Benon February 16, 2007
Flapjack, Chowder, Santo, The Secret Saturdays and a series spin-off of last year’s Re-Animated movie are among the new series coming to Cartoon Network in 2007. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is about a falsetto-voiced boy raised by a talking whale whose tranquil life is upended when he rescues an old pirate, Captain K’Nuckles, from […]

"The Powerpuff Girls" Season 1 Set Announced

by Dukeon February 16, 2007
Warner Bros. Home Video has announced that the first season, consisting of the series’ first 13 episodes, of Cartoon Network’s hit series The Powerpuff Girls will be released in a DVD Boxset on June 19th. Special features include never before seen footage, commentaries, and the original pilot pitch. This 2-disc set will retail for a […]