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NYCC: Toon Zone News Interviews Tad Stones & Mike Mignola on "Hellboy: Blood & Iron"

by Ed Liuon February 27, 2007
In 1993, a promotional comic book made for the San Diego Comic Con by Dark Horse Comics introduced a giant spawn of the supernatural fighting to keep the monsters in the world at bay. Created by Mike Mignola, Hellboy soon became a fan-favorite comic book character, becoming one of the pillar characters for Dark Horse […]

Final "Nerima Daikon Brothers" DVD Coming April 24

by Maxie Zeuson February 27, 2007
ADV Films will release Nerima Daikon Brothers: Daikon Field of Dreams, the final volume in the series, to DVD on April 24, the company said yesterday. The release will present the final four episodes in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include ADVid-notes; commentary with Nabeshin and Showtaro Morikubo (Ichiro); commentary […]

PR:ADV Announces April 24 Release of "Nerima Daikon Brothers: Daikon Field of Dreams"

by Maxie Zeuson February 27, 2007
“Fun Songs, Fun Characters, Fun Show.” – Anime News Network HOUSTON, February 26, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the final volume of Nerima Daikon Brothers, a title that has otaku and critics alike marching to the beat of a different daikon. Join the […]

NYCC: VIZ Media Gives Anime Fans "Death Note," "Bleach," and More "Naruto"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Toon Zone News missed the VIZ Media Anime Panel, but we did catch up with Wendy Shimamura, VIZ’s associate product marketing manager for home entertainment at the VIZ booth on Sunday. She recapped the successful launches of Shonen Jump home video, Naruto, and the Toonami Jetstream in 2006, before going into VIZ’s plans for 2007. […]

NYCC: Bandai Brings "Flag," "Ghost in the Shell," and "Haruhi"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Bandai executives Robert Place Napton and Ken Iyadomi hosted the Bandai Banzai panel at the New York Comic Con on Sunday afternoon, giving anime fans a taste of upcoming anime and manga from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai debuted their latest anime, titled Flag and directed by Ryosuke Takahashi (Blue Gender, Samurai 7). Bandai showed the opening […]

NYCC: The 2007 One-Minute Interview Part 1 - Companies

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
To repeat the experiment from last year, Toon Zone News wandered the 2007 New York Comic Con’s show floor and “Artist’s Aerie” for the “One Minute Interview,” where a variety of companies and individuals were asked the same 3 questions about this year’s convention. The company answers follow, alphabetized by each company representative’s first name. […]

NYCC: Central Park Media is "Back, Live, and Kicking"

by Ed Liuon February 26, 2007
Toon Zone News caught up with Central Park Media’s John O’Donnell at the New York Comic Con to see how things were going for the company. O’Donnell stated that they were back to their full production schedule in the comic book line, with Be Beautiful manga putting out a new release once a month. The […]

Marvel Profits Fall in 2006

by Maxie Zeuson February 26, 2007
Marvel Entertainment earned $11.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2006 on revenues of $85.2 million, the company said today. Both figures were down significantly from the fourth quarter of 2006, thanks to lower licensing fees. For the full year, Marvel earned $58.7 million on sales of $351.8 million, compared to profits of $117.1 million […]

"Tactics" Vol. 3: The Plot Begins to Thicken

by Dukeon February 26, 2007
From the beginning, Tactics has concentrated on stand-alone stories rather than a serial storyline. Now that we’re at the series’ midpoint, it’s time for things to change a bit. Back in Volume 2, priest-for-hire Kantaro Ichinomiya and his trusty sidekicks/partners Suzu, Haruka the Demon-Eating Goblin, and Yoko the Fox Demon were hired to investigate a […]

Lasseter, Catmull Sprinkling Disney with Pixar Dust

by Maxie Zeuson February 26, 2007
Ed Catmull and John Lasseter are trying to “Pixar-ize” Walt Disney Feature Animation by turning into a director-driven studio, Variety relates in a lengthy profile of the duo and the changes at the Disney Studios. The article also predicts that The Frog Princess will be the first traditionally animated feature to be released by the […]