PR: Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2008
Imagi Prepares for Secondary US Listing on OTCQX First Hong Kong- Listed Company to Take Advantage of New Exchange FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE Hong Kong (July 18, 2008) – Imagi International Holdings, Limited (HKSE Stock Code: 585) today announced that it had entered into an agreement with Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. whereby the bank will […]

"Sozin’s Comet" Produces an Epic Season Finale for "Avatar the Last Airbender"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Fans of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender have had a long and frustrating wait for the conclusion to book 3. That wait is finally over as “Sozin’s Comet,” the show’s four-part season finale, finally hits the airwaves on July 19. The wait was worth it. “Sozin’s Comet” truly is the culmination of the preceding 57 […]

Wizard Interviews Josh Elder and Russell Lissau on "Batman Strikes!"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Wizard magazine has interviewed writers Josh Elder and Russell Lissau on their issues of DC’s The Batman Strikes! comic book series. The pair discuss one-upmanship among the stable of writers for the title, the constraints and creative decisions that result from the comics’ all-ages mandate, the books and comics they look to for inspiration, and […]

Mike Kleinhenz 1951 – 2008

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Anime News Network is reporting that Mike Kleinhenz, veteran voice actor, passed away on July 11, 2008, at age 56 of a heart attack. Kleinhenz played Kalinin in all the Full Metal Panic! anime series, the Raven in Princess Tutu, and Friday Monday in Madlax. (via Toon Zone member Funaktron)

Wall Street Journal on Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
The Wall Street Journal has taken a look at the long and trouble-fraught history of Mort Walker’s National Cartoon Museum, which holds more than 200,000 pieces of artwork from comics, cartoons, and animation, but was not able to find a stable location for the museum until recently. Last year, Ohio State University announced that it […]

Warner Brothers Announces "Motion Comics" for "Watchmen," "Batman: Mad Love"

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2008
Warner Brothers has announced a new line of “Motion Comics,” which will take original comic book pages and bring them to life through “the use of subtle movements, voice-overs, sweeping music scores and stunning comic book artwork.” The first title to get the Motion Comics treatment will be Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ Watchmen, which […]

‘Moribito’ to debut on Adult Swim August 24, 2008

by on July 18, 2008
Publishers Weekly is reporting that the anime series Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit (Seirei No Moribito) will be premiering on the Adult Swim programming block on Cartoon Network on August 24, 2008. No time slot has been announced at this time. As we’ve previously reported, the series is being handled by Media Blasters. In addition, […]

Bandai Entertainment Announces New September Titles Including "Galaxy Angel X"

by SB20xxon July 17, 2008
A number of new DVDs have been announced by Bandai Entertainment for September: * Clamp School Detectives: 9/16/08 – $49.98 * Di Gi Charat Nyo! vol. 9: 9/16/08 – $24.98 * Galaxy Angel X vol. 1: 9/2/08 – $49.98 * Gurren Lagann vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 * Lucky Star vol. 3: 9/2/08 – $29.98 […]

Voice Actor Rie Tanaka to Appear at NY Anime Fest 2008

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
The New York Anime Festival has announced that Japanese voice actor Rie Tanaka will be appearing at this year’s convention in September. Tanaka is best known as Lacus Clyne in the anime series Gundam SEED, Chii in Chobits, and Suigintou in Rozen Maiden. For full details, read the press release here.

PR: Rie Tanaka Brings Her Famous Voice to NYAF

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2008
RIE TANAKA BRINGS HER FAMOUS VOICE TO NYAF PROLIFIC JAPANESE VOICE ACTRESS TO ATTEND THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL AS A GUEST OF HONOR Norwalk, CT, July 17, 2008: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced famous Japanese voice actress Rie Tanaka will appear at its 2008 event as a Guest of Honor. Ms. […]