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"Maburaho Vol. 7:" The End of Everything, Thankfully

After a long, annoying, and at times, torturous ride, Maburaho is down to its last volume. The series has shown flashes of being good, but can it recapture that essence in time for the series finale? Rin is the only one left with ashes to give to Kazuki, but Shino’s words tear at her core. […]

John Lasseter Talks "Cars"; Confirms New 2-D at Disney

An article in the New York Times covers the pressure on Pixar Animation Studios on the upcoming film Cars (registration required), noting that it is poised to extend Pixar’s critical and box-office winning streak past that of Walt Disney himself. Several comments by film director and Disney Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter delve into the […]

"Super Mario Bros." Volume 2 Comes to DVD October 31

Tvshowsondvd.com reports that Volume 2 of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show will be available on DVD on October 31.

Central Park Setbacks Caused by Musicland Bankruptcy, Managing Director Says

Late last week, reports of extensive layoffs at anime licensor Central Park Media led to speculation that the company was preparing for bankruptcy. Though the company has not yet confirmed or denied the filing rumors, CPM founder and managing director John O’Donnell issued a statement to Toon Zone News with more information about the recent […]

Tenchi Muyo! "Pretty Sammy" and "Mihoshi Special": Are They Magically Mischevious?

Unbeknownst to her friends, Mihoshi of the Galaxy Police is not as ditzy as she would seem. She saved the universe from a great evil, when she was partnered with her long-lost ally Kiyone. Likewise, in a different universe, Sasami Kawai is not the little girl that she seems. She has been chosen to fight […]

ADV Announces Acquisition of "Jinki: Extend"

ADV has announced at Anime Boston the acquisition of anime series Jinki: Extend. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

FUNimation Acquires "Beck"

This evening at Anime Boston FUNimation announced the acquisition of Indie rock-centric anime series Beck. [On-Site Reporting by Weatherman]

"Maburaho Vol. 6": Improving Just a Little Bit

After the extreme disappointment this whole “Kazuki is a ghost” arc has been, you would figure the Maburaho writers would try and make the series a bit better. Maybe, just maybe, they would try to make this series rise above the mediocrity it’s been in for almost the whole series. After all, the series’ high […]

FUNimation Acquires "Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid"

Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid has been licensed by FUNimation, courtesy of Kadokawa Pictures USA. The first volume is expected for release on October 3, and should include both regular editions and starter sets. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Doogal": At Least It's Not Hoodwinked

It’s becoming increasingly difficult for casual moviegoers to discern which company actually made the animated film they’re watching, and in which country. The marketing campaigns for Valiant and The Wild were both emblazoned with “Walt Disney, ” though the former is from a small British studio and the latter a Canadian one. The Weinstein Company […]

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