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FUNimation Licenses "KenIchi" for January 2009

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2008
FUNimation has announced the acquisition of the license for KenIchi, an anime series about a bullied schoolboy who meets a girl named Miu and, through her friendship, becomes the disciple of six powerful masters of the martial arts. The series will be released in January 2009.

New "Star Wars: Clone Wars" Comics Launch in August 2008

by Ed Liuon May 13, 2008
The latest solicitations from Dark Horse Comics reveals that a new Star Wars: Clone Wars graphic novella series will start in August 2008 with the 96-page Star Wars: The Clone Wars — Shipyards of Doom. The comic will be written by Henry Gilroy, the head writer of the upcoming TV show, and illustrated by the […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces July Solicitations

by Grant Whiteon May 13, 2008
Bandai Entertainment have announced their forthcoming titles for July 2008. The second volume of Lucky Star will be released on 1st July, available in both standard and limited editions ($29.99/49.99). Also available on 15th July will be a Complete Collection of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya ($59.98). Gurren Lagann SE 01 with OP CD – […]

"Galaxy Rangers: Collection 1": Excellence from the Eighties

by Jon Ton May 13, 2008
My experience with Galaxy Rangers is quite limited. Since there were so many 65-episode, action-adventure series all launched within a few years of each other back in the eighties, only the very most popular ones made an impact in the UK. Galaxy Rangers was one of the few that made it over here, but its […]

FUNimation Licenses "Save Me! Lollipop"

by on May 12, 2008
FUNimation has licensed DVD, broadcast, and mobile rights to Save Me! Lollipop, the company said today. The series, adapted from the Michiyo Kikuta manga Mamotte! Lollipop, is about a two sorcerers who fall from the sky and into the life of a girl who accidentally ate a coveted crystal. Noriyoshi Nakamura directs. FUNimation will release […]

PR: FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Save Me! Lollipop from Kodansha

by on May 12, 2008
Flower Mound, TX – May 12, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment today officially announces that it has acquired DVD, broadcast and mobile rights to the 13-episode comedy-romance anime series Save Me! Lollipop from Kodansha. The Save Me! Lollipop storyline was adapted from the manga “Mamotte! Lollipop” by Michiyo Kikuta originally serialized in the monthly NAKAYOSI magazine […]

"New York" Magazine Interviews Ralph Bakshi

by Ed Liuon May 12, 2008
New York magazine has posted a brief interview with Ralph Bakshi, where he deals with his role in the rise of artist Thomas Kinkade, the use of a Bob Seger song at the end of American Pop, what he would have used for the soundtrack to Lord of the Rings, and what inspired his filmmaking […]

Brian Azzarello Talks About "Batman: Gotham Knight"

by on May 12, 2008
Writer Brian Azzarello talks about working on “Working Through Pain,” the fifth segment in Batman: Gotham Knight in a new studio-supplied interview. Among the questions asked and answered: What was your overall impression of “Batman Gotham Knight,” and were you pleased with your segment? When you’re writing for comics – and now for animation – […]

PR: Brian Azzarello on Writing for Batman: Gotham Knight

by on May 12, 2008
One of the most sought-after writers in comics today, Brian Azzarello is one of the six acclaimed scribes to pen a segment within “Batman Gotham Knight,” the third in the ongoing series of DC Universe animated original PG-13 movies. Unlike many of his past works, Azzarello’s segment – entitled “Working Though Pain” – takes a […]

"The Animation Show" Vol. 3 Coming to DVD June 3

by on May 12, 2008
MTV Home Entertainment will release The Animation Show Vol. 3 to DVD on June 3, the company said today. The 103-minute collection of animated shorts from the series’ 2007 program will include work by Mike Judge, Don Hertzfeldt, Bill Plympton, Joanna Quinn and PES, among others. Extras will include interviews with Gaelle Denis, Max Hattler, […]