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"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 2 Continues Being Awesome

It’s amazing that Jubei-chan never made it to television. It features cool swordfights, fun characters, cute girls, entertaining stories, and no blood whatsoever. True, it doesn’t have bright colors, but most of the content is suitable for Toonami, and that block has aired tons of short series in its history. Well, Jubei-chan‘s excellence is not […]

"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 1: The Ninja Girl Returns

The original Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl was damned by its title. Every time I saw it being pushed somewhere I assumed it was one the same old corny, pointless magical girl shows. When I finally did see it, I realized how wrong I was. It’s pointless, but in a truly unhinged, hilarious way. So when […]

"Ultimate Avengers" DTV, Comic Industry News at WizardWorld Boston

At the WizardWorld Boston comic convention held over the weekend, Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle gave new details on the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-video movie scheduled for release in February 2006 and about sequels and future animated DTV projects. Among other topics, the two stated which characters will be in the movie and that Frank Paur […]

"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 […]

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