NYCC: Kadokawa Pictures USA, Right Stuf to release ‘The Third’

by Nobuyuki samaon February 27, 2007
During a short last-minute panel held Sunday morning at New York Comic Con, President/CEO Shawne Kleckner of The Right Stuf International announced his company had been selected by Kadokawa Pictures USA to handle North American production and distribution for the 2006 anime series The Third: The Girl With The Blue Eye (The Third – Aoi […]

Help Control the Stupid Kid Population: Don’t Let Them Watch "Ghostbusters"

by Dukeon February 27, 2007
If you’re reading this review, chances are you’ve seen the excellent Ghostbusters movie. If you haven’t, stop right now and go buy the Ghostbusters I & II Boxset. Not only will you get an awesome film and its decent sequel, you’ll also get a couple of episodes of The Real Ghostbusters, an animated spinoff series […]

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 […]