Star Wars: Clone Wars Volume 2 will be released to DVD on December 6, StarWars.com reports. The DVD will contain five twelve-minute chapters; bonuses include galleries of animation concept art, storyboards, sketches, trailers for two upcoming LucasArts video games, and an Xbox playable demo of Battlefront II.
Jellybean Recordings will release AnimeToonz Volume 3: Kristine Sa to CD on October 4. Two separate editions of the release will feature remixes of theme songs from such series as Cowboy Bebop, Gundam Seed, Inuyasha, Ranma 1/2 and Urusei Yatsura. All lyrics remain in their original Japanese language. The CD will feature Kristine Sa. Downloadable […]
The Hollywood Reporter says that Marvel, now called Marvel Entertainment, will today announce its name change and will divulge that superheroes Captain America, the Avengers, Nick Fury, Black Panther, Ant-Man, Cloak & Dagger, Dr. Strange, Hawkeye, Power Pack, and Shang-Chi will be made into movies. Click the link for more information.
Animation HQ reports that the video game King of Fighters, made by SNK, is getting the anime series treatment from Production I.G. The animation will be produced at 9th Studio, the studio responsible for Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex. No details have really been released including the actual title or release date. However, […]
Paramount Home Entertainment will release Alvin & the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas to DVD on November 1, 2005. The set will include A Chipmunk Christmas from 1981 (before the animated series started in 1983) and two other Christmas specials from 1988 and 1989 entitled Merry Christmas Mr. Carroll (AKA Alvin’s Christmas Carol) and Dave’s Wonderful […]
ADV Films will release four anime titles to DVD on October 11, including Gantz: Deathwatch; Maburaho, Ghost of A Chance; Wild Arms: Complete Collection and All Purpose Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash: Complete Collection, the company says. Gantz: Deathwatch will feature episodes 18-20 in anamorphic video and both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English […]
Central Park Media will release the concluding chapter of Shadow Star Narutaru to DVD on November 8, the company says. The release will include episodes 11-13 in English and Japanese with English subtitles. DVD features include storyboards; director’s commentary; interview with the Japanese voice actors; art gallery; character art; U.S. Shadow Star Narutaru trailers; and […]
There are several well-known godfathers of manga and anime who have produced a wide body of work and introduced many memorable characters. These include Akira‘s Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam‘s Yoshiyuki Tomino, and of course Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. However, even though Japan remains largely a man’s world, the industry also has a godmother. She is Rumiko […]
I went into Yumeria knowing only that it is a magical girl show based on a PS2 video game by Namco. And so my opinion, unspoiled by “hype,” if there was any: Yumeria is exceedingly average. Anime cliche strike one: Tomokazu is a sixteen-year-old boy having trouble in school. Strike two: His parents are dead […]
Comic writer Frank Miller recently spoke to Now Playing Magazine about his thoughts on Batman Begins, the summer blockbuster partially based off his definitive Batman origin tale Batman: Year One. Batman Begins is the third movie this year to be based off his comic work, others being the hit Sin City and the box-office bomb […]