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Production I.G. Floats Para Para Anime, Audience Hungers for "Tachiguishi Retsuden"

by Benon July 2, 2006
At their panel today at Anime Expo in Anaheim, Maki Terashima of Production I.G. announced that the company was considering an anime coproduction based on the popular para para dance phenomenon in Japan. After the panel, Atsushi Suzuki of Avex Entertainment offered no comment on the plans. The company screened trailers for Chevalier D’Eon, Seiri […]

"Squirrel Boy" It's Like a Good Cartoon, Only More Boring

by Dukeon July 1, 2006
I’ll admit it, I don’t watch as much of Cartoon Network as I did in the past. I used to watch the channel every day. Now, outside of Toonami, Adult Swim and the weekday runs of Pokémon Advanced Challenge and Naruto, I don’t watch Cartoon Network at all. The network’s newest show, Squirrel Boy, doesn’t […]

Anime Expo: Seven Seas Entertainment Announces New Manga Series

by William C. Mauneon July 1, 2006
This afternoon at Anime Expo, Seven Seas Entertainment announced the acquisition of manga series Kasimasi and Shinigami No Ballad. [On-Site Reporting by Karl Olson]

STAS 10th: Neil Vokes on "Superman Adventures"

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2006
To commemorate the impending 10th anniversary of Superman the Animated Series, Toon Zone News and the World’s Finest Online have teamed up for an interview series with an assortment of people associated with the show or the tie-in Superman Adventures comic book series. Comic book artist Neil Vokes is a seasoned veteran of the business, […]

Mike McAvennie on Writing JLU's Royal Flush Gang

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2006
Former Superman Adventures editor Mike McAvennie has been interviewed by Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his issue of Justice League Unlimited #23, released this past Wednesday and starring the Royal Flush Gang. Several pages of black-and-white artwork are included with the article, and a 4-page preview of the issue is available at Mile High Comics.

LA Times on Anime Expo

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2006
The Los Angeles Times has advance coverage of Anime Expo, beginning this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center. The article covers the history of the expo and the top names on the guest list, while also making the claim that gains in attendance will be due to manga rather than anime. Anime Expo will be […]

Joe Casey on "G.I. Joe: America's Elite"

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2006
Writer Joe Casey has spoken to Comic Book Resources about a recent plot twist in G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #12, involving a Joe villain turning up in a surprising place. The article contains spoilers for the current G.I. Joe storyline.

ADV Films Announces New September Titles

by Classic Speedyon June 29, 2006
Some new series making their debut in September include Comic Party Revolution, Elicia, and Jinki: Extend. The UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie OVA will also be released. Finally, new and concluding volumes of currently running series are scheduled: Kaleido Star: New Wings Vol. 5, Macross Vol. 5, Michel Vol. 3, Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok Vol. 7, Nanaka […]

Jakks Acquires "Pokémon" Toy License, 8th Movie to Come This Fall

by Dukeon June 29, 2006
Jakks Pacific announced that it has acquired the master toy license for the Pokémon franchise, which previously belonged to Hasbro. While the article doesn’t say what toys will hit store shelves, the first wave is expected in the spring of 2007. The article also states that the 8th Movie, Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, […]

Press Release: JAKKS Pacific Signs Master Toy Deal for Pokémon Brand

by Dukeon June 29, 2006
JAKKS Pacific and Pokemon USA Sign Master Toy Deal for Hugely Popular Pokemon Brand; Companies Jointly Announce the Expansive New License at Press Conference Before the Opening of Licensing 2006 International MALIBU, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 20, 2006–JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq:JAKK) and Pokemon USA, Inc. announced today that the two companies have signed a Master Toy licensing […]