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PR: Viz Media Redesigns Official Online Store

by on April 29, 2008
Web Boutique Offers Extensive Collection Of Products Based On Popular Anime And Manga Properties Including BLEACH, NARUTO And DEATH NOTE San Francisco, CA, April 29, 2008 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has redesigned its official online store at http://store.viz.com. The […]

PR: RIGHT STUF Announces
OTAKU COLLEGIATE T-Shirt & Hoodie for Summer/Fall 2008

by on April 29, 2008
RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces
OTAKU COLLEGIATE T-Shirt & Hoodie for Summer/Fall 2008 GRIMES, IA, April 29, 2008 – Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to reveal the first design in the Nozomi “specials” line of casual wear – the “Otaku Collegiate” T-Shirt and the “Otaku Collegiate” Hoodie – for Summer and Fall 2008. […]

Updated (4/29): Final Seasons of "The Batman" & "Teen Titans" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 29, 2008
The fifth and final seasons of both The Batman and Teen Titans are coming to DVD on July 8, Warner Home Video says. The Batman: The Complete Fifth Season will contain all 13 episodes as he teams up with Superman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Hawkman, Martian Manhunter and The Flash to fight evil. The two-disc […]

"Speed Racer" Promos, Mobile Game Launch

by on April 29, 2008
Glu Mobile has launched Speed Racer, a mobile game based on the upcoming live-action film, on wireless carriers in Europe and North and Latin America, the company said today. The game puts players behind the wheel of the Mach 6 as they navigate racing courses. Separately, Time Warner Cable says it has launched a promotional […]

"Witchblade" Vol. 6: A Perfect Conclusion

by SB20xxon April 29, 2008
Witchblade concludes on a perfect note, and it’s not a contrived, happy, Hollywood ending, either. It provides closure; it also feels inevitable, like the show couldn’t end any other way without feeling wrong—sort of like Cowboy Bebop‘s ending. I wouldn’t change a thing about it. In the final four episodes, Masane’s Witchblade (a piece of […]

ICv2 Lists Top Ten Anime & Manga Properties For Early 2008

by SB20xxon April 28, 2008
According to ICv2, the top ten anime properties for the first couple months of 2008 are: 1) Appleseed Ex Machina 2) Dragon Ball Z 3) Naruto 4) Devil May Cry 5) Death Note 6) Pokemon 7) Witchblade 8) Bleach 9) Fullmetal Alchemist 10) Afro Samurai As for manga… 1) Naruto 2) Death Note 3) Bleach […]

"Censored 11" Playing Hide and Seek on YouTube

by on April 28, 2008
Warner Bros. seems to be discovering just how hard it is to censor its past embarrassments in the age of file sharing and video hosting, The New York Times reports. The paper notes a recent spate of appearances, disappearances, and reappearances of the infamous “Censored 11” Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies shorts on YouTube. These cartoons, which […]

Box Office, DVD Results for Latest Period

by on April 28, 2008
Horton Hears a Who grossed $2.4 million at North American box offices over the weekend, Box Office Mojo reports. That take was good enough to secure ninth place for the film, which has grossed $147.9 million to date from domestic theaters. Separately, TheNumbers.com reports that Alvin and the Chipmunks sold 438,000 DVD units in its […]

"South Park" Season 11 DVD Set Announced

by SB20xxon April 28, 2008
All fourteen episodes from South Park‘s 11th season will be released in a 3-disc DVD set on 8/12/08. No price or special material has been announced yet. The episodes included are: – With Apologies to Jesse Jackson – Cartman Sucks – Lice Capades – The Snuke – Fantastic Easter Special – D-Yikes! – Night of […]

Toon Zone Interviews Indie Animator Bill Plympton on "Idiots & Angels"

by Ed Liuon April 28, 2008
His parents relate a story that when he was a boy, Bill Plympton was given the princely sum of $25 to spend whatever he wanted on a trip to Disneyland. However, rather than spend it on candy or toys, Plympton insisted on spending the money on a book on how to do animation instead. It’s […]