"GunBuster" Aims for the Top and Nails It

by Kyle Popeon May 19, 2007
Fans of certain classic anime can often be heard wondering, “Where’s the DVD already?!” One show long on that list has finally crossed the Pacific. The names Gainax and Anno Hideaki are popularly associated with the milestone anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. However back when Anno was looking for his first project and Gainax was […]

"Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" Coming to DVD (Updated May 18)

by Dan Collinson May 18, 2007 reports that the long awaited Superfriends: The Legendary Super Powers Show will be coming to DVD on August 7th. The two disc set will contain eight half-hour shows with each show containing 2 episodes, with the exception of “Bride of Darkseid”, and “Darkseid’s Golden Trap.” A total of 14 classic episodes, as well as […]

"Negima!" Gets Real

by Weathermanon May 18, 2007
Ken Akamatsu has confirmed in a May 18th blog post that there will be a live-action version of his popular show and manga Negima! debuting on Japanese television in 2008. This will be an addaption of the original Negima!, not the recent alternate retelling, Negima!? [source:]

The Very Cool "Cool McCool"

by Bird Boyon May 18, 2007
Cool McCool is one of those 60s shows that faded quickly from the public consciousness soon after airing. Even though it was created by Bob Kane, I had amazingly never heard of it until this DVD release, despite my great interest in his work since childhood. Be that as it may, the series is interesting […]

Dragonball Z Season One Remastered Sets Ruling Anime Sales Charts

by Jacob T. Paschalon May 17, 2007
In a press release released today FUNimation announced that the first of the newly remastered Dragonball Z season sets has been ruling the Nielson Video Scan data despite three months on the market. The press release says “Dragonball Z season set sales have also helped FUNimation increase the company’s position as the market share leader […]

Bandai Opens “Freedom” Official Website

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
Bandai Visual has opened the virtual doors for the Freedom website. The site is dedicated to the six-volume Freedom anime series directed by Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo – Hide & Seek). The series is set in the 23rd Century on a Lunar colony, and tells a tale of a repressive society and the threat of revolt. […]

PR: VIZ Media Complements Asian Art Museum’s "Tezuka" Exhibition with Manga Lounge

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA COMPLEMENTS ASIAN ART MUSEUM’S TEZUKA: THE MARVEL OF MANGA EXHIBITION WITH INTERACTIVE MANGA LOUNGE Unique Exhibit Displays Rare Original Works By “The God Of Manga” and Offers Perspective On The Manga Phenomenon San Francisco, CA, May 10, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive […]

PR: VIZ Media Celebrates Second Anniversary of Shojo Beat Magazine

by Ed Liuon May 17, 2007
VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOJO BEAT MAGAZINE WITH SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE SUMMER ISSUE AND GALA PARTY Special Issue to Feature Rare Excerpt from Osamu Tezuka Shojo Classic PRINCESS KNIGHT San Francisco, CA, May 14, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and […]

"Negima" Mahou Sentai NegiRanger, Move Out! Final attack!

by Chad Boninon May 17, 2007
Tragedy strikes Negi’s class at Mahora Academy, as one of their own is killed in their prime. With emotions raging, some look to accept it as a part of life, others hope to change it with a deal with the devil. Some look to science, and, thanks to a time machine, this superpowered class can […]

Press Release: ADV Acquires The Wallflower!

by Nobuyuki samaon May 16, 2007
Announcement Made At Tribute to Series Director HOUSTON, April 16, 2007 – Last night acclaimed anime director Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe (Excel Saga, Nerima Daikon Brothers) and ADV Films President John Ledford announced that ADV Films had acquired rights to Watanabe’s new series The Wallflower. The announcement was made during a tribute to the director, which […]