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Press Release: The Very Best of "Sabrina: The Animated Series"

by Dan Collinson July 13, 2006
SHOUT! FACTORY & DIC ENTERTAINMENT FALL UNDER SABRINA’S SPELL THE VERY BEST OF SABRINA – THE ANIMATED SERIES Two-DVD Set Is Packed With 14 Episodes IN STORES OCTOBER 17TH Los Angeles, CA — Shout! Factory and DIC Entertainment announce the DVD release of The Very Best Of Sabrina – The Animated Series. In stores October […]

"Guardians of Luna" Preview: Good Moon Rising

by Eileen Cruzon July 13, 2006
Sometimes you come across something that’s not on television yet, but should be. Avi Melman, CEO of Cybergraphix Animation sent Toon Zone a screener copy of their new series, Guardians of Luna. Nothing of the current animated offerings available on television has captured my attention for an entire episode, so this was definitely an unexpected […]

New "Batman Beyond" and "Justice League Unlimited" Season Sets in October

by Bird Boyon July 12, 2006
Final details on the upcoming season sets of Batman Beyond and Justice League Unlimited are still not finalized, but so far we have initial cover art as well as a few early specs. Please keep in mind that while Justice League Unlimited is stated as the complete “first” season, it may contain both the first […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol.1": Cute, Cool Comedy For (Almost) Everyone

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Cute shows get a bad rap these days. No, really, it seems you can’t make a cute show without some skeptic or pervert screaming “OMG LOLICON” at the top of his or her lungs (or in the largest font size available on the skeptic’s message board). You know what? That might even be justified in […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Vol. 1": Put it in the Fire

by Classic Speedyon July 12, 2006
I really restrained myself. I was going to title this review: “Strawberry Marshmallow: A Cure For Insomnia.” It’s been done to death, but it’s another way (albeit very clichéd) to describe something that is just plain boring. Strawberry Marshmallow is about four middle school girls: Miu, the crazy one, Matsuri, the shy glasses wearer, Chika, […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow OST": An Electronic Melancholy Beneath the Sweet Surface

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Strawberry Marshmallow is a cute show and the soundtrack for it is no exception. However, it’s interesting to note that in amongst the sugary sweetness there is a surprising array of electronic music influences. There is just a touch of pathos alone with the cuteness, and ultimately, that not only grounds the music in a […]

"Strawberry Marshmallow Art Book": Certainly Cute, But It Could Have Been Cooler

by Karl Olsonon July 12, 2006
Even the most niche anime shows can often release an art book or two. However, because a lot of shows didn’t have much in the way of promotional art, or they didn’t really do a lot in the character design process, sometimes they can end up a little thin. The Strawberry Marshmallow art book (or […]

ICv2.com Names 10 Most Powerful People in Anime Industry

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2006
ICv2.com has posted their list of the 10 most powerful people in the anime industry, as taken from their recently published ICv2.com Retailer’s Guide to Anime and Manga #15. Number 1 on the list is Gen Fukunaga, President & CEO of FUNimation Entertainment, followed by John Ledford, CEO of ADV Films; Kim Manning, Programmer Adult […]

Comedy Central Airs Controversial "South Park" Episode Again

by Dan Collinson July 12, 2006
E! Online reports that Comedy Central is airing the controversial South Park episode “Trapped in the Closet.” The Emmy-nominated episode, which makes fun of the Church of Scientology, was pulled from the schedule in March. It will return to Comedy Central on July 19.