"Desert Punk Vol. 3": 99 Problems And The Girl Is One

by Karl Olsonon October 7, 2006
Last time on Desert Punk, Kanta Mizuno (aka Desert Punk) had just managed to defeat his most supernatural nemesis yet – the evil (and sexy) spirit which haunted the legendary and notorious Inumeiwa (Dog Woman) Rock through the power of his mighty libido (no, really). Things lead off on a bitterer note as who should […]

"Basilisk Volume 1 Scrolls of Blood": If You Want Blood, You Got it

by Chris Woodon October 6, 2006
The samurai genre is so robust in anime that one wonders why there isn’t a similar demand for animated westerns in the U.S. Perhaps it is just one more indicator of the close bond Japan maintains with history and tradition in the face of rapid technological development. After all cell phones and kimonos is a […]

Pokemon USA Launches "Pokemon Learning League"

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Pokemon USA announced the launch of the Pokemon Learning League, a Web-based program that uses Adobe Flash to deliver a series of lessons on language arts, math, science, and life-skills for kids aged 8-12.

Sony Announces "Transformers: The Movie" DVD Details

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Sony BMG Entertainment has announced details for the Transformers: The Movie 20th anniversary special edition DVD. The DVD will feature a remastered 16×9 enhanced transfer of the movie, a full-screen version of the movie, and a raft of special features including full-length commentary tracks, alternate and deleted footage, all-new featurettes, and more. Read the full […]

"Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" Wins Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature Award

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
FUNimation has announced that Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles has won the Best Animated Sci-Fi Feature award from the 2006 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival. The award will be presented at the film’s screening on October 28 in Phoenix, AZ. Read the full press release here.

ADV Acquires Best Student Council Series

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
ADV Films has announced the acquisition of the home video and North American broadcast rights to the Best Student Council anime series by J.C. Staff. The show centers on new transfer student Rando Rino (and her hand puppet) and her experiences attending an all-girls’ school run by a student council bent on locking the outside […]

CPM and Kaneva Host Otaku Invitational Trailer Contest

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
A press release has announced that Kaneva and Central Park Media have teamed up to run the Otaku Invitational, a contest where 20 teams of anime fans will submit trailers for CPM titles for a chance to win the entire CPM catalog. The contest will run from October 2nd to October 23rd, with the trailers […]

Press Release: Ad Council Joins 3 Leading Environmental Groups to Promote Ocean Aware

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
AD COUNCIL JOINS THREE LEADING ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS IN UNPRECEDENTED PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE OCEAN AWARENESS Massive PSA campaign to feature Disney’s The Little Mermaid Characters WASHINGTON, D.C. – October 4, 2006 – The Advertising Council announces today in partnership with the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Environmental Defense and […]

Press Release: Study Shows Little Mermaid Most Popular Redhead

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
Study Shows Little Mermaid Most Popular Redhead “Unique,” “Feisty” Also Highly Perceived Traits – Nerds Need Not Apply BURBANK, Calif., October 3, 2006 – Disney’s Ariel, The Little Mermaid, proved to be the most well-known red head, in a recent study conducted by Omnibus Operations: Ipsos North America. The animated character (who has her own […]


by Ed Liuon October 5, 2006
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT USHERS IN A NEW ERA OF TRANSFORMERS-MANIA WITH TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION DVD TRANSFORMERS Special Edition DVD To Feature Three Versions Of Film; Commentary Tracks and Exclusive Featurettes; Sneak Peek At Next Summer’s Major Motion Picture Event; And Much More Fan Favorite Artist Don Figueroa Crafts Special Collectible […]