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Vertical to Publish Tezuka's "Apollo's Song" in June 2007; "To Terra..." in Feb 2007

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2006
Independent publisher Vertical, Inc. has announced that they will be publishing a translation of Osamu Tezuka’s Apollo’s Song (Apollo no Uta) in June of 2007. The 500-page graphic novel tells the tale of a young man named Shogo, who is condemned to an eternity of heartbreak by the Goddess of Love because of his own […]

BCI to Bring Filmation "Ghostbusters" to DVD

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2006
BCI Eclipse has announced a 6-DVD set of Ghostbusters, to be released in February 2007. The series is also known as Original Ghostbusters or Filmation’s Ghostbusters, to distinguish it from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon spun off from the hit 1984 live-action movie. This first set will include the first 32 episodes of the show, along […]

Twilight Musuko Wins Otaku Invitational

by Ed Liuon December 10, 2006
The Twilight Musuko team won the Otaku Invitational, a competition for the best fan-produced anime trailer jointly held by Kaneva and Central Park Media. Twilight Musuko won for their trailer for Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie. Details are available in the full press release.

"The Batman" Should be Retitled "The Joker"

by Dukeon December 10, 2006
After a mediocre at best first season, The Batman needed to do a lot in order to convert the fanbase and convince them to stick around. Luckily, the second season manages to do that pretty well. Crime is again king in Gotham City, and the city’s greatest weapon is The Batman. Eligible millionaire bachelor Bruce […]

Press Release: FILMATION "GHOSTBUSTERS" ANIMATED CARTOON SERIES TO DEBUT ON DVD

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
CLASSIC ANIMATED CARTOON SERIES TO DEBUT ON DVD FROM NAVARRE CORPORATION’S BCI “GHOSTBUSTERS” Volume One 6 DVD Set Available February 27th For $39.98 Los Angeles, CA – BCI Eclipse, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) are proud to announce the release of Filmation’s animated […]

Press Release: Announcing the Otaku Invitational's Winning Team

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
Announcing the Otaku Invitational’s Winning Team New York, NY ─ December 8, 2006 ─ The trailers have been submitted, the voting has ended and the anime community has spoken. The winning team of Kaneva and Central Park Media’s Otaku Invitational is Twilight Musuko with their trailer for Revolutionary Girl Utena, The Movie. Held on Kaneva’s […]

Press Release: STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2006
STAY WARM THIS JANUARY WITH CORUS KIDS TELEVISION (December 7, 2006 – Toronto , Canada ) Curl up and keep cozy this January with Corus Kids Television as it brings viewers an eclectic mix of specials, movies and new series like Thumb Wrestling Federation: TWF, Fantastic Four, Strawberry Shortcake, and an all new Endurance: High […]

AvatarSpirit.net Interviews Johanna Brady, "Princess Yue" (UPDATED with part 2)

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
AvatarSpirit.net has interviewed actress Johanna Brady, the voice actress who portrayed Princess Yue in the final 3 episodes of season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender. The interview goes into how she got the role and how she differs from her character. Season 1 spoilers are in the interview. UPDATED December 8, 2006: AvatarSpirit.net has […]

Kevin Conroy to Appear at Florida Supercon June 22-24, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 8, 2006
A press release from Florida Supercon is announcing that Kevin Conroy will be a guest for their show being held from June 22-24, 2007. Conroy was the voice actor for Batman starting with Batman the Animated Series and on through Justice League Unlimited. He also provided the voice for John Grayson, Dick Grayson’s father, on […]

"Ode to Kirihito": 2.3 Pounds of Comic Book Masterpiece

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2006
Before he began the work that would establish him as the God of Manga and the father of the anime industry, Osamu Tezuka was trained as a medical doctor. No doubt his experiences in that prior life informed Ode to Kirihito, a grand-scale work from 1970 that has just been released in English by Vertical, […]