Dragonball Z Season One Remastered Sets Ruling Anime Sales Charts

by Jacob T. Paschalon May 17, 2007
In a press release released today FUNimation announced that the first of the newly remastered Dragonball Z season sets has been ruling the Nielson Video Scan data despite three months on the market. The press release says “Dragonball Z season set sales have also helped FUNimation increase the company’s position as the market share leader […]

Bandai Opens "Freedom" Official Website

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
Bandai Visual has opened the virtual doors for the Freedom website. The site is dedicated to the six-volume Freedom anime series directed by Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo – Hide & Seek). The series is set in the 23rd Century on a Lunar colony, and tells a tale of a repressive society and the threat of revolt. […]

PR: VIZ Media Complements Asian Art Museum's "Tezuka" Exhibition with Manga Lounge

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA COMPLEMENTS ASIAN ART MUSEUM’S TEZUKA: THE MARVEL OF MANGA EXHIBITION WITH INTERACTIVE MANGA LOUNGE Unique Exhibit Displays Rare Original Works By “The God Of Manga” and Offers Perspective On The Manga Phenomenon San Francisco, CA, May 10, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive […]

PR: VIZ Media Celebrates Second Anniversary of Shojo Beat Magazine

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOJO BEAT MAGAZINE WITH SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE SUMMER ISSUE AND GALA PARTY Special Issue to Feature Rare Excerpt from Osamu Tezuka Shojo Classic PRINCESS KNIGHT San Francisco, CA, May 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

"Negima" Mahou Sentai NegiRanger, Move Out! Final attack!

by Chad Boninon May 17, 2007
Tragedy strikes Negi’s class at Mahora Academy, as one of their own is killed in their prime. With emotions raging, some look to accept it as a part of life, others hope to change it with a deal with the devil. Some look to science, and, thanks to a time machine, this superpowered class can […]

Press Release: ADV Acquires The Wallflower!

by Nobuyuki samaon May 16, 2007
Announcement Made At Tribute to Series Director HOUSTON, April 16, 2007 – Last night acclaimed anime director Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe (Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers) and ADV Films President John Ledford announced that ADV Films had acquired rights to Watanabe’s new series The Wallflower. The announcement was made during a tribute to the director, which […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy: Blood and Iron" DVD Bonuses

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
Tad Stones has detailed some of the retailer incentives that will be offered with the upcoming Hellboy: Blood and Iron direct-to-video DVD movie, including comic book bundles from Wal-Mart, a Hellboy Animated action figure from Best Buy, and a Lobster Johnson magnet from several other retailers.

Nebula Awards for "Howl's Moving Castle," Peter Beagle's "Two Hearts"

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America have awarded it’s 2007 Nebula Award for Best Script to Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle and the Best Novelette award to Peter S. Beagle’s Two Hearts. Howl’s Moving Castle was released in June, 2005, and is based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones. Two Hearts is […]

Eric Calderon Talks "Afro Samurai"

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
DVD Talk has interviewed Eric Calderon, associate producer of Studio Gonzo’s Afro Samurai. Among other topics, Calderon discusses how the project went from a toy on a shelf to a mini-series on Spike TV and a DVD coming out this month.

Bandai Visual Possibly Changing Course

by Weathermanon May 16, 2007 is reporting that Bandai Visual Japan has released new specifications for the next generation DVD releases they have planned in Japan in 2007. The listing was first published in Watch Impress magazine. Akira, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor Movie 1 and Patlabor Movie 2 are all listed as having an English language vocal track for […]