Manga Entertainment Lineup Available on iTunes

by Ed Liuon March 26, 2008
Starz Media announced that content from Starz and subsidiary Manga Entertainment will be available on Apple’s iTunes Store starting today. Titles available now include Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Noein, Tokko, and Tactics. Manga Entertainment joins FUNimation, Central Park Media. and Anime Works in providing anime content on iTunes. Single episodes are $1.99 […]

"Peach Girl" Vol. 6: Deathbed Confessions

by on March 26, 2008
Momo is forced to pick her true love of the week: the dull-as-drying-paint Toji, or the funny-and-heartfelt Kairi. At the same time, Sae just may be pregnant with the child of Kairi’s brother. Sounds like the people in my old high school. In the final volume of Peach Girl, the truth shall set you free! […] Opens for Business

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2008 has launched on the Internet, providing streaming video of the entire run of Comedy Central’s South Park available on-line for free. Adobe Flash is required to view all the video clips.

World’s Finest Interviews Kevin Manthei on Scoring "New Frontier"

by Ed Liuon March 25, 2008
The World’s Finest Online has published an interview with Kevin Manthei, composer for the direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier. Manthei discusses his approach to scoring the movie, the difficulties that the project presented, and his upcoming work in Batman: Gotham Knight and the Kung Fu Panda video game.

PR: IDW Publishing Ushers in a New Speed Racer Comic Era

by on March 25, 2008
San Diego, CA (March 25, 2008)-Fans of Speed Racer are about to get a legend for the ages. In April, IDW Publishing ( will debut the Speed Racer: Chronicles of the Racer trade paperback, which expands the decades-old mythos of the iconic Speed Racer into an exciting new direction as it tells the stories of […]

FUNimation Confirms North American Status of Several GONZO Titles

by on March 25, 2008
North American Anime licensing and distributing company FUNimation Entertainment confirmed recently with Anime News Network that they have the North American rights to Studio GONZO titles Mahou Sensei Negima! Haru and Mahou Sensei Negima! Natsu. FUNimation also confirmed the yet unlicensed status of Romeo x Juliet. As previously reported, FUNimation also acts a North American […]

"Glass Fleet" Vol. 5: Gone with the Wind

by on March 25, 2008
Let us now have a few words of sympathy for the poor FUNimation writer-producers tasked with translating/adapting Glass Fleet for the English-speaking market. Bad enough they had to meet and master the great, gushing torrents of bland, meaningless, personality-free verbiage that inundate this series. More challenging, I suspect, was a maintenance of fortitude in the […]

Retrospective: "Baki the Grappler" Season Two

by on March 25, 2008
The Baki the Grappler: Season 2 Box Set, collecting volumes 7 through 12 of the series, hits DVD shelves today. To mark this release, here are the opening paragraphs of and links to Toon Zone News’s reviews of each volume in the set, as published at the time they were released to DVD in the […]

Viz Licenses "Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody"

by SB20xxon March 24, 2008
Viz announced that they have Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody, a 2006 feature film based on the Bleach anime TV series. It will briefly be released in select U.S. theaters in summer 2008, with a DVD release date in the winter. For more info, see the press release .

PR: Viz Licenses "Bleach The Movie: Memories of Nobody"

by SB20xxon March 24, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES LICENSE FOR BLEACH THE MOVIE: MEMORIES OF NOBODY New Feature Film Based On Popular Action Manga And Animated Series to Have a Limited Domestic Theatrical Release San Francisco, CA, March 24, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation […]