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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 […]

PR: Eyeshield 21 Animated Series to Debut on Toonami Jetstream

by on December 13, 2007
Acclaimed Series About Football Is The Latest Addition To Popular Joint Cartoon Network/VIZ Media Broadband Streaming Site San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2007—VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the launch of the EYESHIELD 21 animated series on Toonami Jetstream, the […]

"TV Funhouse" DVD Cancelled

by Dan Collinson December 13, 2007
In a follow up to a previous article. TVshowsondvd reports that Comedy Central’s TV Funhouse has been pulled from the release schedule. No reason was made about the cancellation, or when it’ll return to the schedule.

Adult Swim Ends 2007 With Its Highest Ratings Ever for Young Adults

by Weathermanon December 13, 2007
Adult Swim has finished the 2007 ratings season with its highest ratings ever for young adults aged 18-34. ADULT SWIM (Monday-Saturday, 11 p.m.-6 a.m.; Sunday, 10 p.m.-6 a.m.) Year-End 2007 vs. 2006: Adults 18-34 delivery (433,000—new cable record) increased by 8%, and ratings (0.8) by 4% Adults 18-24 delivery (259,000—new Adult Swim record) improved by […]

"Kappa Mikey" Added to iTunes, TV Movie Premieres on Feb 16, 2008

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2007
Nickelodeon has just added Kappa Mikey to the list of shows available for purchase on Apple’s iTunes Store. As with all TV shows, individual episodes are $1.99 each and can be viewed on a Mac, PC, or video-enabled iPod. The same announcement also mentioned “The Karaoke Episode,” the first Kappa Mikey TV movie which will […]