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"Baki the Grappler" Vol. 2: In a World Without Steroid Tests...

There aren’t too many super-muscled beat-’em-up anime nowadays. Fans had Fist of the North Star and that was about it, almost everything else that came over to the States wasn’t worth the time. Well, FUNimation’s aiming to take down Fist using the most muscular 13-year-old ever seen. After going through some grueling training the past […]

FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.

On-line Comics Preview Roundup: September 30, 2005

The following comics previews have been released to the Internet over the past week: – Mile High Comics have Marvel and DC advance 4-page previews of comics to be released on October 5, 2005, including Outsiders #29 by Judd Winick, Matthew Clark, and Art Thibert; and Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur by Eric Powell, Tom Sniegoski, […]

"The Simpsons" Season 6: Hours of Heady Goodness

Here it is: The sixth season of The Simpsons, all in a brand new case (more on that later). Seasons five and six (1994-1995) were what most people generally consider to be the finest hours of The Simpsons, and the stellar episodes on this new set prove it. So now, without further Apu, let’s break […]

"Godannar" Vol. 1 - Engage and Destroy: Old School Robot Action Go!

Postmodernism has become very popular in the entertainment industry over the last decade or so. The anime series Daiguard successfully brought this approach to the giant robot genre, re-imagining the pilots as ordinary corporate drones and increasing realism. Godannar does the exact opposite, unapologetically embracing old school giant robot action in all its cheesy glory. […]

"The Batman Versus Dracula" Haunts Cartoon Network

According to Cartoon Network, the home video animated feature The Batman Versus Dracula will premiere on the network October 22, 2005, at 5:00pm (ET). The movie will hit home video beforehand on October 18, 2005.

"Zixx Level Two": "Now You See Him." Just Not in the States

Zixx Phunkee Zee, Flanngo, and a host of humans from suburbia have, if you’ve been watching the show up in moose country or reading the reviews here on Toon Zone, been defending the planet from an alien threat. Their battleground is not just their streets, but The Keep, a digital world accessible by portals. But […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Vol. 3: When Everything Works

Prefacing this review would be like trying to cover the aurora borealis with a dark lens: it just wouldn’t help. So I’ll get right to it: Gunslinger Girl Vol. 3 is fantastic. This is what series that try to have a more ambient, less keyed-up pace should strive for. It’s what voice actors should dream […]

Nickelodeon Blackout Coming October 1

Nickelodeon has announced the schedule for their previously announced, second annual “Let’s Just Play Worldwide Day of Play,” which includes a three-hour blackout on Nickelodeon on October 3, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. PR Newswire has full schedule information, as well as additional info on the event.

Nickelodeon Unveils Second of On-Air PSA Series Focusing on Importance of Breakfast

Nickelodeon is unveiling the second of its PSA on-air series which focuses on the importance of breakfast. The spot, entitled “It’s Breakfast Time” and animated by Klasky Csupo (Rugrats), is based on research findings that Nickelodeon released this summer and features animated utensils rhyming and singing about breakfast foods as needed sources of energy for […]

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