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VIZ Media Announces Shonen Jump Naruto Road Tour

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing a special Shonen Jump Naruto road tour, meant to promote the Naruto anime and manga series, and the Shonen Jump magazine from which it originated. The tour will begin on November 4 in Atlanta, GA. Read the full press release here, which contains more tour dates and […]

Urban Alchemist Launches to Produce Otaku and Gamer Clothing

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
Two former employees of Central Park Media have joined forces to found Urban Alchemist, dedicated to creating original licensed clothing aimed at the serious anime and video game fanbase. Kevin Sopko and Peter Tatara debuted their line of yaoi-inspired clothing at the Syracuse Heroes Expo on October 22, 2006, and are taking orders now at […]

"Nerima Daikon Brothers" on Anime Channel Nov 30, DVD Dec 19

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2006
The series Nerima Daikon Brothers will be premiering on the Anime Channel on November 30, according to a press release from the Anime Channel. The series focuses on a rock band — composed of two cousins, their friend, and a panda shaped like a daikon radish — that battles crime and evil-doers. The series will […]

Press Release: VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NATIONAL ROAD TOUR FOR SHONEN JUMP NARUTO

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES SPECIAL NATIONAL ROAD TOUR FOR SHONEN JUMP NARUTO Fans Are Invited To Visit Select Mall Locations To Take Part In Exciting and Fun Activities Related To Best Selling Manga And Anime Series San Francisco, CA, October 20, 2006 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and […]

Press Release: OTAKU AND GAMER CLOTHING COMPANY URBAN ALCHEMIST LAUNCHES

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
OTAKU AND GAMER CLOTHING COMPANY URBAN ALCHEMIST LAUNCHES Anime Industry Veterans Announce The Creation Of A New Clothing Company New York, NY (October 23, 2006) — Former employees of Central Park Media and Be Beautiful Manga today announced the formation of Urban Alchemist, an independent clothing company dedicated to creating high-quality, original shirts and accessories […]

Press Release: Nerima Daikon Brothers Premieres Nov 30 on Anime Channel

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
NERIMA DAIKON BROTHERS PREMIERES NOVEMBER 30 ON AMERICA’S #1 ANIME CHANNEL HOUSTON, TX — October 24, 2006 — Catch the next anime hit from Shinichi Watanabe (Excel Saga), when Nerima Daikon Brothers premieres November 30 on Anime Network—America’s #1 Anime Channel! WHAT: U.S. VOD Premiere of Nerima Daikon Brothers Hideki, leader of the Nerima Daikon […]

Animation Guild on Pixar Storytelling Techniques

by Ed Liuon October 24, 2006
Kevin Koch, President of the Animation Guild (Local 839 IATSE), has made two weblog postings summarizing Andrew Stanton’s keynote on Pixar Animation Studio’s storytelling techniques (click for part 1 and part 2). The postings include several behind-the-scenes anecdotes on the story development of both Toy Story films, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, and Monsters, Inc. […]

"Street Fighter II The Animated Movie": Forward, Down, Down-Forward, Punch!

by Chad Boninon October 24, 2006
The world terrorist organization known as Shadowlaw infests the globe with their tyrrany. Led by M. Bison, they’re tracking down various street fighters to recruit to their organization, but they truly have their eyes on one combatant: Ryu, the world warrior who once trained alongside his best friend Ken in the way of the Hadou. […]

"Batman Beyond Season Two": Back To The Future We Go!

by Stuon October 22, 2006
The gamble Kids WB! made with their Batman franchise paid off big time, with Batman Beyond becoming the country’s number one cartoon and delivering huge ratings and critical acclaim for the network in the first season. There were a few fanboy complaints, but lets not kid ourselves, there’s always a few complaining fanboys who whine […]

"Negima Vol. 3": Courage is the Ultimate Proof of Magic!

by Chad Boninon October 22, 2006
The Japanese are supposed to be smart, right? That is the stereotype. For some reason though, Negi Springfield’s having trouble teaching a good portion of his class: one girl is off working on her net idol website, while the Dummy Force threatens the class average and another is already being set up for marriage while […]