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"Baki the Grappler" Return of the Gore

Over the various volumes, I’ve actually grown to enjoy Baki the Grappler. However, it has now moved to a tournament-style plotline, which has plagued many, many shonen anime over the years. Baki has been training for two years to become stronger than his father and has entered the Underground Fighting Circuit. One year after his […]

NY Artexpo Animation Pavilion at Javits This Weekend

An item in the New York Times Arts section notes the gathering of animation industry luminaries at this weekend’s Artexpo (registration required). Artexpo’s Animation Pavilion will host artists Bill Melendez (Peanuts) and Dick Duerrstein (Looney Tunes). Other events include the unveiling of a Dr. Seuss statue, an auction by the Chuck Jones Center for Creativity […]

FUNimation Announces Details on Anime Theatrical Releases

FUNimation Entertainment has announced details and release dates for their theatrical release program (mentioned in our New York Comic-Con report). FUNimation Films will be teaming with the Bigger Picture to bring Japanese anime to movie houses, beginning on March 17 with screenings of Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler followed by the premiere of […]

Adult Swim February Ratings Highlights

Charting two additional young adult delivery records for basic cable, Adult Swim now adds the largest February total day delivery ever of men 18-34 and men 18-24 among all ad-supported basic cable, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research. Aided by seven telecasts of Family Guy that landed in the top 50 for the […]

"G.I. Joe vs. Transformers" Comic Book Team Speaks

Tim Seely and Erik Ko have been interviewed by Newsarama.com about their upcoming G.I. Joe vs. Transformers limited series. Subjects discussed include how the project came about, what connections it has to prior comics, and what’s happening in the new series. Several unlettered preview pages are included in the article. G.I. Joe vs. Transformers: The […]

Bandai Launches "Eureka 7" Official Site

Bandai launched the official English site for Eureka 7, a 2005-2006 mecha anime. Among the features on the site include story and character info, a trailer, wallpapers, and more. You can visit the site at the following address: http://eurekaseven.bandai-ent.com/. The first DVD volume of Eureka 7 streets on April 25th. (via Animeondvd.com)

"Galaxy Railways Station 3 - The Vastness Within": Sci-Fi for Lifetime?

Have you ever confidently set out on a journey, only to find yourself headed in the wrong direction? No? Look, work with me here. Such has been my experience with Galaxy Railways (GR), which, after the exciting space opera of the , seems to be moving toward being a soap opera. This trend intensifies in […]

NYCC: News Roundup (updated March 3, 2006)

The inaugural New York Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving some incredibly mixed reactions in its wake. Just in case you’ve missed any of our coverage of the New York Comic-Con, Toon Zone news wraps up our coverage here: NYCC: Heard on the Show Floor NYCC: The One-Minute Interview Part 1 – Companies NYCC: The […]

May 17th: Oodles of New Madman Title Solicitations

Madman Entertainment, one of the leading Australian anime distributors, is releasing a wide array of titles on May 17th. Among the many titles coming to shelves include Cowboy Bebop Remix Vol. 4, Gantz Vol. 6, Inu-Yasha Season 1, Jubei-Chan 2 Collection, Planetes Vol. 2, Ranma 1/2 Season 1, and more. The full list can be […]

Boys Be... English Site Launches

Rightstuf launched the official English website for the romantic comedy/drama Boys Be…, to coincide with the first volume of the DVD, released today. The site includes a trailer, clips, wallpapers, avatars, and more: http://boys-be.rightstuf.com/

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