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American RadioWorks Looks at "Japan's Pop Power"

American RadioWorks has just aired a segment titled “Japan’s Pop Power,” examining the impact of Japanese exports on pop culture, including anime and manga. The segment speaks to American manga fans, Japanese cultural experts, convention organizers, and the impact of anime and manga internationally. A transcript of the segment is available, as is an MP3 […]

Anime Network Signs Subscription Video-on-Demand Deals with Insight, RCN, Cogeco

The Anime Network has just signed three new cable TV networks to offer their subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service. Insight Communications and RCN will begin offering the service in the United States in September and October, respectively, while Cogeco’s Ontario cable TV systems will begin in November.

Press Release: Naruto Manga Wins 2006 Quill Award

*VIZ MEDIA’S MANGA SHONEN JUMPâ„¢ NARUTOâ„¢ NAMED WINNER OF 2006 QUILL AWARD* Volume 7 Of Hit Manga Series Declared A Winner Of “Consumer’s Choice” Literary Award To Honor Excellence In Writing And Publishing* San Francisco, CA, October 11, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

"Darkwing Duck Vol. 1": Let's Get Nostalgic!

Let’s face it, much like many other cartoons from the late ’80s and early ’90s released on DVD, for many folks the main reason to watch them is nostalgia. If you really examine many of those shows with a critical eye, the faults become easily evident. While Darkwing Duck does hold up better than most […]

Tad Stones on "Hellboy Animated" with Exclusive Preview

Comic Foundry’s Tim Leong has published a 2-part video interview with Hellboy Animated director Tad Stones (click here for part 1 and here for part 2). The interviews are in QuickTime format and also include some exclusive preview images and a trailer for Hellboy: Sword of Stones, which is scheduled for Spring 2007.

Teshkeel Media Gets Funding for Animated Islamic Superheroes

The Teshkeel Media Group has received $25 million in funding from a Bahrain investment bank to help finance the company. Some of the funding will be used to start development of an animated television series based on The 99, Teshkeel’s comic book series about 99 international superheroes who embody the 99 attributes of God in […]

"The Little Mermaid" Platinum Edition: Grand Release of an Almost Magical Film

Confession time: I have never been a huge fan of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, and was never really able to articulate why. It could be that I’m just not in the target demographic for the film, or because I missed it in theatres and first saw it on pan-and-scan VHS on a tiny screen surrounded […]

ADV Announces "Saiyuki Complete Collection," "Paniponi Dash," "Papuwa" DVDs

ADV Films has announced details about three upcoming DVD sets. The Saiyuki Complete Collection will package all 50 episodes of the anime saga based on the famous Chinese novel Xi You Ji. The special thin-pack DVD-only release will be available on October 31, 2006, with a suggested retail price of $99.98. More details are available […]

Press Release: ADV Announces December 5 Releases

ADV ANNOUNCES DECEMBER 5 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the release of the wacky and exciting new series Paniponi Dash!, along with the third volume of the insane Papuwa. These hilarious titles are set to hit the streets on December […]

Press Release: ADV Announces October 31 Releases

ADV ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 31 RELEASES HOUSTON, October 5, 2006-ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the thin-pack release of the Saiyuki Complete Collection set to hit the streets on October 31! SAIYUKI COMPLETE COLLECTION “If you like fantasy or just want to have a good time, make […]

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