"Sonic the Hedgehog" Comes to DVD [Update: Release Date, Coverart, and Extras]

by Dukeon December 29, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that all 26 episodes of the ABC Saturday morning edition of Sonic The Hedgehog will be released on DVD in 2007 thanks to Shout! Factory. No other information was released. Update: TVShowsOnDVD has the coverart and extras listed. The release date has been revealed to be March 27, 2007.

"Suzumiya" Web Site Includes Voice Actress Poll UPDATED: Yuki Poll Added

by Benon December 29, 2006
A hidden link on the U.S. site for The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya leads to samples of what are presumably prospective voice actresses for the character of Mikuru Asahina, and a public poll. [via Anime News Network] UPDATE: The site now also includes a poll for the character of Yuki Nagato, again with four English-language […]

Bandai Announces March Titles and Delays

by Dukeon December 29, 2006
March brings a new title, as Bandai announces the first volume of .hack//ROOTS. The title will contain 5 episodes and will be released on March 20, 2007. The regular volume will retail for $24.98, while the Starter Set, which includes a T-shirt, artbox, CD Soundtrack, and a demo of .hack//G.U., will retail for $59.98. Bandai […]

Geneon Announces New March-July Titles + Delays

by Dr. Daedaluson December 29, 2006
March brings us Ayakashi Samurai Horror Tales – Castle Tower Story, Ergo Proxy (vol. 3, also w/limited edition), and The Law of Ueki (vol. 6). In April, expect the first volume Black Lagoon on 4/10/07. It will contain four episodes and retail at a MSRP of $29.98. Also available in April will be Elemental Gelade […]

Manga Launches New Anime DVD Magazine In The UK

by Grant Whiteon December 28, 2006
Manga UK, in partnership with Hachette Partworks, will be releasing a new 50 part magazine/DVD series entitled Manga Force. Each fortnightly issue will include a DVD of a Manga licensed title, including Ghost in the Shell, Akira, and the Evangelion films.

Guy Michelmore on Making Marvelous Scores for "Ultimate Avengers" and "Iron Man"

by Ed Liuon December 28, 2006 has posted an interview with composer Guy Michelmore about writing the scores to the Ultimate Avengers and Invincible Iron Man direct-to-video animated movies. The interview also links to 4 free MP3 files of Michelmore’s music, yielding one song each from Ultimate Avengers, Ultimate Avengers 2, The Invincible Iron Man, and Dr. Strange.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas:" The Finest Christmas Cartoon of All Time

by Ed Liuon December 24, 2006
According to producer Lee Mendelson, the two top executives at CBS reacted negatively when they watched A Charlie Brown Christmas for the first time in 1965. “It seems a little flat…a little slow,” said one of them. The other said they would still air it since it was finished and paid for, but wouldn’t order […]

"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki": His "Final Confrontation"? Dad and Weak Extras

by Chad Boninon December 23, 2006
Tenchi’s been through a lot recently. Meeting a would-be wife, overdoing it in the fields, and facing the destruction of the Earth: these will take their toll on the man. Yet, the hardest blow to take is emotional, and when Tenchi finds out the truth about his mother’s death, it may be the last straw. […]

NTV Announces ‘Claymore’ anime

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
Nippon Television networks has announced a TV anime based on the current Monthly Shonen JUMP manga “Claymore” and set to air beginning in April of 2007. The popular fantasy epic “Claymore” first appeared in the pages of Shonen JUMP in July of 2001. The series chronicles the struggle of Claire, who is part of a […]

Sci-Fi Manga ‘Moonlight Mile’ to Receive Anime Adaptation

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
Yasuo Ootagaki’s manga “Moonlight Mile,” published by Shogakukan, is set to become a TV anime series with broadcast beginning in March of 2007 on the Japanese satellite station WOWOW. Set in the near future, “Moonlight Mile” follows the adventures of astronauts and skillfully combines a realistic look at space exploration with an almost childlike sense […]