FUNimation Announces "Ragnarok: The Animation"

by Dr. Daedaluson January 22, 2007
Ragnarok: The Animation, a 2004 anime based on the MMORPG, has been licensed by FUNimation. The series contains 26 episodes, and the first DVD volume is expected to hit shelves by the fall of this year. FUNimation will be announcing news every day this week at noon (CST). Stay tuned to Toon Zone News for […]

"Blackstar The Complete Series" Review: He’s No Man, He’s a Star

by Chris Woodon January 22, 2007
Dungeons and Dragons, Conan the Barbarian, and He-Man are arguably the only sword and sorcery properties to have notably endured beyond the genre’s brief boom in the early 1980s. Most of the many also-ran properties have been all but forgotten, regrettably including the two animated series that blazed the trail for He-Man. Ruby Spears’ excellent […]

"Tales from Earthsea" Takes Worst Director, Worst Film at Japanese Razzies

by Benon January 22, 2007
Tales from Earthsea, the latest feature film from Studio Ghibli, directed by Goro Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki’s son, took home the dubious Worst Director and Worst Film honors at the Japanese Bunshun Raspberry Awards. The “awards” are voted on by 32 Japanese movie critics, a group that had no particular affection for the younger Miyazaki’s work […]

"Paprika" Opens Stateside May 25, Screens at Rotterdam February

by Benon January 22, 2007
Paprika, the new film from director Satoshi Kon (Millennium Actress, Perfect Blue) will open in select U.S. theaters May 25. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, the film will play at the International Film Festival Rotterdam from Feb. 1-3. [via Anime News Network]

Fanboy Planet Interviews Marc Worden on Voicing "Iron Man"

by Ed Liuon January 22, 2007
The Fanboy Planet website has posted an interview with Marc Worden, the voice actor for Tony Stark/Iron Man in the upcoming direct-to-video movie The Invincible Iron Man. Topics discussed include Worden’s history with the new Mickey Mouse Club, the creative decisions made with the Iron Man DVD, the difference between working for Disney and for […]

Marvel Produces "Teen Avengers"

by Dan Collinson January 21, 2007
AWN reports that Marvel will produce a direct-to-video film entitled Teen Avengers. According to Craig Kyle, Vice President of creative development for animation at Marvel Studios, the video will be targeted toward younger audiences. Kyle also stated that the film is not based on the Young Avengers series.

"The Invincible Iron Man": Hero of Iron, Movie of Tin

by Chris Woodon January 20, 2007
My favorite superheroes have always relied on advanced technology or physical skills rather than magic superpowers; maybe it’s just because I love elaborate weaponry. And no one does that like Iron Man. Recent comic developments notwithstanding, old shellhead has often been stuck in supporting roles over his long career, so I was thrilled that Marvel […]

Geneon Announces New March-July Titles + Changes/Delays

by Dr. Daedaluson January 19, 2007
Numerous series are getting complete box set treatment from Geneon. On March 13th, Human Crossing will be released for $39.98, and Stellvia will be released for $99.98. March 27th brings us Ai Yori Aoshi/Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi, which will be released for $59.98, as well as Gatekeepers/Gatekeepers 21 for $79.98. In terms of single volumes, […]

"She-Ra" Season 1, Volume 2 Coming in April 2007 from BCI

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
BCI Eclipse has issued a press release with details about the She-Ra Season 1 Volume 2 DVD set, currently scheduled for release on April 3, 2007. The six-disc set will include 33 digitally remastered episodes of the show along with a documentary, commentary tracks, storyboard-to-episode comparisons, and more. Suggested retail price is $49.98. Read the […]

VIZ Announces First Quarter 2007 DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon January 19, 2007
VIZ Media has issued a press release detailing their new DVD releases for the first quarter of 2007, including two volumes of Bleach, a season 1 boxed set for Ranma 1/2, two new Inu Yasha DVDs, a Flame of Recca release, and the next volume of Zatch Bell! Read the full press release for details, […]