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"Avatar" Book 3 Vol. 2 DVD to Contain Half of "Day of Black Sun"

by Ed Liuon December 17, 2007
TVShowsOnDVD.com notes that the second DVD release of Avatar‘s third season will only contain the first half of the “Day of Black Sun” episode. There is currently no news on when the third volume will be released. (via AvatarSpirit.net, which also includes a report from the New York Anime Festival of the Avatar panel)

"Anime: Drawing a Revolution" is Garbage

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2007
Not too long ago, lots of mainstream news outlets were running articles that had headlines like, “Biff! Bam! Pow! Comic Books Aren’t Just for Kids Any More!” These articles were often poorly researched, superficial fluff pieces that expressed great surprise that modern comic books had four-letter words, graphic violence, and provocative themes. The idea that […]

"Simpsons Movie" DVD and Blu-Ray on Dec 18

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2007
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has announced details of the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray disc of The Simpsons Movie. The single-disc DVD will be available in both full-screen and widescreen editions, with a variety of special features including two separate commentary tracks, deleted scenes, an alternate ending, and assorted promotional materials such as Homer’s monologue […]

PR: "The Simpsons Movie" Arrives Worldwide on DVD and Blu-Ray Disc on Dec 18

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “Two Thumbs Up” “Hurray For Homer. Long May He Rave” — EBERT & ROEPER — WALL STREET JOURNAL.COM Mmmm . . . Movie! Hold On To Your Donuts . . . America’s Favorite Family’s Big Screen Debut Arrives Worldwide On DVD and Blu-Ray Disc This December From Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment […]

Rossum, Tamura, and Park join live action ‘Dragon Ball Z’

by on December 15, 2007
The James Wong directed live action adaptation of the popular Japanese comic by Akira Toriyama has found itself three new actors. Eriko Tamura (Heroes) will play Mai while Joon Park (Speed Racer) will play Yamcha. Emmy Rossum (The Phantom of the Opera) also joins the cast. [Source: Super Hero Hype]

"Rumbling Hearts" Complete Collection: Depressing But Excellent

by SB20xxon December 15, 2007
Rumbling Hearts is one of those shows that I admire and dislike at the same time. I admire its very real depictions of what can happen in a love triangle and how the characters react to situations beyond their control, which makes for some of the strongest and gripping human drama I’ve seen in an […]

New York Anime Festival Draws 15,000 Attendees

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2007
Officials for the New York Anime Festival (NYAF) estimated that 15,000 attendees visited the new con last weekend. John McGeary, director of the NYAF, said the attendance exceeded expectations, which were projected to be between 10,000 and 15,000 attendees. Next year’s con may move to September, which might raise attendance but would also put it […]

"DC: The New Frontier" Comic Special Coming in March 2008

by Ed Liuon December 14, 2007
Newsarama is reporting that DC Comics will release a one-shot based on DC: The New Frontier in March 2008 in time for the release of the direct-to-video animated adaptation of the original graphic novel. Newsarama spoke to writer/artist Darwyn Cooke about the contents and the creative teams for the 48-page special. The major story will […]

Funimation To Do Another Set of Theatrical Movie Exhibtions, Adds New COO

by Weathermanon December 14, 2007
Funimation Entertainment has announced another round of theatrical exhibitions for several of their properties. Vexille, a new movie from the team behind the recent Appleseed movies, the 8th One Piece movie, The Desert Princess and the Pirates Adventures in Alabasta, and a movie based on the life of Genghis Khan entitled Genghis Khan — To […]

"Desert Punk": Hilariously Horny Hijinx

by on December 14, 2007
There have been a lot of anime where the main character, a rather nerdy/wussy-looking male, comes into constant contact with well-endowed female characters and ends up in compromising positions. Heck, browse your local Best Buy or Suncoast and you’ll probably find thirty series just on the first rack. But most of those series not only […]