"Sasami Season 2": True Friendship Means Never Being Different

by Chad Boninon January 1, 2009
As Sasami Magical Girls Club returns for its second season, Sasami and her friends have returned from the world of the witches. They’re still in the same grade, still using their magic powers for good (and a certain amount of mischief), and still have their nurse Washu along to teach them how to use their […]

PR: Mary Poppins 45h Anniversary Edition DVD Coming on January 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon December 31, 2008
MARY POPPINS 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION A Timeless Disney Classic that Spans Generations Celebrates its 45th Anniversary with More Magic and Music Available on 2-Disc Special Edition DVD January 27, 2009 Packed with Hours of “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” Bonus Features, including an all-new, exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway show (click thumbnail to enlarge) Burbank, California, October […]

Funimation New Show a Go Go Day 10 Double Shot-"Samurai Champloo" and "Soul Eater"

by Weathermanon December 31, 2008
FUNimation has wrapped up their 10 day run of new show announcements with another Geneon rescue title, “Samurai Champloo,” and the licensing of one of the most popular show from the recent anime season in Japan, “Soul Eater.” FUNimation has now licensed a very large portion of Geneon’s former catalogue, leaving only a small number […]

"Le Chevalier d’Eon" Complete Boxed Set: Revenge Best Served by a Cross-Dressing Spy

by Ed Liuon December 30, 2008
If you’re looking to wander a bit off the beaten path, you won’t be able to go much further than Le Chevalier d’Eon. In fact, this series is so far off the beaten path, you might need to pack a tent and a sleeping bag. What else can you say about a series that’s a […]

Michael Jelenic Discusses Writing "Wonder Woman;" 3 New Stills Released

by Ed Liuon December 30, 2008
Warner Brothers Animation has released an interview with writer Michael Jelenic about scripting the Wonder Woman direct-to-video animated movie, along with three new still images from the movie. Jelenic discusses his writing process and what he focused on while writing the movie. Discussing the lead character, Jelenic said, “Diana had to represent all the feminine […]

PR: Screenwriter Michael Jelenic Discusses "Wonder Woman"

by Ed Liuon December 30, 2008
SCREENWRITER MICHAEL JELENIC DISCUSSES “WONDER WOMAN,” THE NEXT DC UNIVERSE ANIMATED ORIGINAL MOVIE COMING TO DVD MARCH 3, 2009 (click on any image to enlarge) “Wonder Woman” screenwriter Michael Jelenic takes questions during a panel at Comic-Con 2008. (Photo courtesy of Gary Miereanu) Writer Michael Jelenic makes the leap from animated television to feature-length films […]

Funimation New Show a Go Go Day 9-"Gungrave"

by Weathermanon December 30, 2008
Funimation has announced the licensing of Yasuhiro Nightow’s “Gungrave”. Previously a Geneon title, “Gungrave” will be re-released on DVD in 2009. Nightow is most well known for being the creator of “Trigun”. Source:

Anime Midstream Licenses "Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh"

by Classic Speedyon December 30, 2008
A new anime company called Anime Midstream, based out of St. Louis, has licensed the 1991 mecha anime series Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh. No release date has yet been announced. Anime Midstream describes their goal as “to bring a wide range of titles to the American audience, from more recent works that have just been released […]

ICv2 Lists Top Anime & Manga Properties For Fall 2008

by Classic Speedyon December 30, 2008
The results are in: These are the top anime and manga properties for September through mid November, based on info provided from retailers and distributors, as well as info from Nielsen BookScan. Anime: 1) Dragon Ball Z 2) Naruto 3) Afro Samurai 4) Death Note 5) Batman: Gotham Knight 6) Pokemon 7) Hellsing Ultimate 8) […]

"Horton Hears a … Cellphone?"

by Weathermanon December 30, 2008
Horton Hears a Who takes a classic short story and stretches it to fill a ninety-minute feature running time, and it shows. Though it is by no means a bad movie, and might even make you laugh a bit, its comedy is as unsubtle as the trunk on Horton’s face. In the end, it’s only […]