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"Excel Saga" Soundtrack 1: Get Wacky!

The comedy anime series Excel Saga is one of my all-time favorites. It has an uncontrolled comic energy that I hadn’t previously seen in anime and has more in common with an American cartoon like Animaniacs, Looney Tunes, or The Simpsons than, say, something like Evangelion, Sailor Moon, or heck, even other anime comedies. It […]

"La Portrait de Petit Cossette": Gothic Lolita Romantic Horror Doesn't Bore

You know, what with Gothic Lolita tea parties at various anime cons, Gwen Stefani openly chilling with Harajuku-district Gothic Lolitas in her music videos and manga like Godchild, Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase, and Doll all getting picked up for distribution in the States, it seems like it’s a safe bet that what started as a little […]

Karen Driscoll and Lauren Elchoness Promoted at Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon has named marketing executive Karen Driscoll as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Planning; and Lauren Elchoness to Vice President, On-Air and Off-Channel Promotions Marketing. As Senior Vice President, Driscoll will direct the brand management of Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. brands and properties such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, its recent spin-off Go […]

Adult Swim Block premieres on CN Latin America on October 7th

Latin America is going to get its own version of the popular Adult Swim block beginning October 7th. Among the confirmed shows that will air in the block are Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Brak Show, Sealab 2021 and Home Movies. Source: [Cartoon Network/Terra.com.mx]

"Zixx: Level Two" Episode 3: His Name is Earl, and We Miss Him

SUPER HAMMER! Zixx and Flanngo, two alien operatives, are attempting to save the Earth from the other extraterrestrials. But the question we (and protagonist Riley) have to ask ourselves is are these two offworlders really the good guys? Riley might have trouble falling backward into their arms, as seen in Zixx Level Two episode three, […]

"Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris" is Cause for Ennui

There are some animated works that take place in a universe that is so intriguing that a viewer finds himself completely engrossed in the story, even if he doesn’t fully understand every point of the plot or recognize all of the characters. Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris is not one of these works. Ecole de […]

"Tokyo Underground" Vol. 3: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Unfortunately, the title “Tokyo Underground” is indicative of this show’s fate: underground popularity. It won’t be breaking any sales records or be remembered for its intellectual depth or storytelling innovation. It will probably fade into obscurity. And that’s a shame, actually. Sure, it’s not Fullmetal Alchemist, Mobile Suit Gundam, or Evangelion, but at the end […]

"Hand Maid May" Collection: The Series That Said "I'll Never Give Up!"

Who wouldn’t want to have a maid? Maybe the socially inept and those paranoid that the hired help would steal from them. But I’m sure stealing would be against the Laws of Robotics, and Kazuya is very socially apt. A tech genius attending college, Kazuya is accidentally sent a 1/6th scale robotic maid, May, at […]

David Mirkin on Simpsons' 17th Season, DVD sets, and Movie Progress

Simpsons producer-writer David Mirkin has been interviewed by the Houston Chronicle about all things Simpson, from the behind-the-scenes of the show’s 17th season, the sixth season DVD set, and the slow progress of the Simpsons feature film. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Marvel Announces 2006 Comics Plans

Marvel Comics announced details for several of its projects coming in 2006 over the weekend at the Diamond Retailer Summit. Highlights include a project by Neil Gaiman involving Jack Kirby’s Eternals, the Supreme Power: Squadron Supreme relaunch in March, the return of Joss Whedon and John Cassaday to Astonishing X-Men in February, and the Omega […]

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