ADV Films Announces New January ’07 Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson November 1, 2006
A few new series are making their debut in January 2007: Best Student Council (1/9/07), Coyote Ragtime Show (1/16/07), Moeyo Ken TV (1/30/07), and Utawarerumono (1/16/07). All have a MSRP of $29.98, and aside from Coyote Ragtime Show, all run 125 minutes. Complete collections include Area 88 TV (thinpak), Get Backers Season 2 (thinpak), Hello […]

Viz Announces New January and February Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson November 1, 2006
During January, expect Bleach (vol. 2), Flame of Recca (vol. 10), Hikaru No Go (vol. 6), Naruto (vol. 8), and Pokemon Advanced Battle (vol. 5 & 6). All volumes listed above are $24.98, except for Pokemon, which will be $14.98. February should bring us Inu-Yasha (vol. 50 & 51), Naruto (vol. 9), One Piece (vol. […]

Geneon Announces New 2007 Titles

by Dr. Daedaluson November 1, 2006
Geneon recently provided five months of new releases. In January, Ergo Proxy (vol. 2), Heat Guy J (complete box set), and Tales of Phantasia (vol. 1) will be released. During February, we can expect Elemental Gelade (vol. 5), Fate/Stay Night (vol. 2), Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (vol. 6), and Viewtiful Joe (vol. 7). March brings us […]

"Wrath of the Ninja": New History – Now With Monsters!

by Chris Woodon October 31, 2006
In the 1990s, as anime began to demonstrate its popularity on home video American distributors started releasing whatever they could lay their hands on. Thanks to the early success of exploitation titles like Fist of the North Star, their only criteria seemed to be that there was plentiful bloodshed. With a few notable exceptions like […]

‘The Invincible Iron Man’ DTV Specs, Synopsis And Cover Announced

by Stuon October 31, 2006
Toon Zone News has learned that Lions Gate/Marvel will release The Invincible Iron Man directly to DVD on January 23rd, 2007. The Invincible Iron Man is the third of eight planned Direct To DVD features from the Marvel/Lions Gate partnership. Lions Gate has also provided Toon Zone News with the film’s synopsis and DVD specs. […]

J. Torres Talks "Ninja Scroll" Comics

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006’s PULSE News has interviewed writer J. Torres about his adaptation of the Ninja Scroll anime into a comic for DC/Wildstorm. The interview covers how he landed the job to write Ninja Scroll, where it fits in between the movie and the TV series, and how he approaches writing his many different licensed property comics […]

NY Times on "Hellboy: Sword of Storms"

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
The New York Times has published a brief article about Hellboy: Sword of Storms, the direct-to-video animated movie based on the comic book by Mike Mignola (registration required). The article contains comments by actor Ron Perlman on what it’s like to be Hellboy and from creator Mike Mignola on the success of the property and […]

Darwyn Cooke’s "The Spirit" #1 Preview

by Ed Liuon October 30, 2006
DC Comics has released a three-page preview of The Spirit #1 by Darwyn Cooke (Batman Beyond, Catwoman) and J. Bone, currently scheduled for release on December 20, 2006. The comic is based on Will Eisner’s iconic Spirit comic strip and character about a police detective who operates incognito after his own supposed murder. DC also […]

Season One of "Loonatics" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson October 29, 2006 reports that Season 1 of Loonatics: Unleashed will be on DVD on March 13, 2007. The toon is about the descendants of Looney Tunes characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Tasmanian Devil. But a meteor crashed to Earth in the 27th Century and gave them superpowers. Season 1 is a 2 disc […]

Press Release: VIZ Media Signs Latin America Rep for Zatch Bell! and Naruto

by Ed Liuon October 28, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE VIZ MEDIA SIGNS NEW REPRESENTATIVE IN LATIN AMERICA FOR ZATCH BELL! AND NARUTO San Francisco, CA, October 26, 2006 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies has selected Licensing & Promotions Latin America as its new representative for ZATCH […]