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Bandai Announces New Titles For May

Bandai’s Anime Legends series, which sells complete series of older titles in their catalog at lower prices, is in full swing during the month of May. Among the titles getting re-released are Banner of the Stars, Betterman, Geneshaft, Mobile Fighter G-Gundam, and Saber Marionette J to X. In addition, new volumes of such series as […]

"Zatch Bell" Ending in Japan, Replaced by "Digimon Savers"

According to Moonphase, Konjiki no Gash Bell, known in the United States as Zatch Bell, will be airing its final episode in Japan on March 26, 2006. The series, which will end with 150 episodes total, will be replaced with Digimon Savers, the fifth season in the franchise. Oddly enough, Gash Bell originally took the […]

"Diamond Daydreams:" Nothing New, Yet Still Enjoyable

When I heard of Diamond Daydreams‘ premise, I could have sworn I’d heard it somewhere before: a series comprised of relatively short vignettes about women searching for true love in the face of adversity, or at least that’s a good byline for it. Then I remembered where I’d heard it – Sunrise Studios’ Sentimental Journey, […]

Johnson, Gordon Talk "Ultimate Avengers"

With The Ultimate Avengers set to be released this coming Tuesday on DVD and UMD, The Marvel Animation Age managed to catch up with writer Greg Johnson and co-director/character designer Steve Gordon to talk about their work on the direct-to-DVD feature. To read the interviews, click on the above link.

Chuck Austen Talks Comics, Internet Hatred, and "Tripping the Rift"

A two-part interview with writer Chuck Austen has been posted at Comic Book Resources (part 1 and part 2). Austen was a frequent target of Internet rampage while he was writing comic books for DC and Marvel, but he achieved some success with the animated Tripping the Rift on the Sci Fi Channel, which he […]

Joe Roth on Pixar/Disney Deal

Joe Roth has been interviewed by About.com about his work with Revolution Studios and the Disney/Pixar merger. Roth is a board member at Pixar Animation Studios and a former chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Among other things, Roth states his belief that, “Pixar will totally infuse Disney with its own stuff.” (via Internet Movie Database […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Voice Casting Announcement

Nausicaa.net has posted voice casting information for the studio’s upcoming Tales from Earthsea film, with Bunta Sugawara (Kamaji in Spirited Away) cast as Ged and Junichi Okada as Prince Arren.

"Zoom Suit" #1 Preview On-Line

An 8-page preview for Zoom Suit #1 is available at Newsarama.com. The comic by John Taddeo and Billy Dallas Patton is based on Taddeo’s award-winning short film of the same title. The comic is being published by Superverse Comics and is available for pre-order now for an April release date.

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Comes to YTV

Fullmetal Alchemist has been picked up by YTV for broadcast in Canada. The anime series will premiere on YTV on March 3. It will air on YTV Fridays at 10:00pm, with repeat performances at 1:00am. General information about the series is available at www.fullmetalalchemist.com. [Source: FUNimation]

Dora Wins T.O.T.Y. Award

Dora the Explorer won her second Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) Award as “Most Popular Property” of the Year by the Toy Industry Association. As the star of Nickelodeon’s preschool series Dora the Explorer, Dora also received the prestigious “Best Girl Toy” award at the TIA gala which every year celebrates the most innovative toys. […]

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