"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 […]

Australian "Deltora Quest" Becomes Japanese Anime

by Nobuyuki samaon December 23, 2006
A Japanese TV anime adaptation of the popular “Deltora Quest” series of Australian young adult fantasy novels has been announced. Broadcast begins on January 6, 2007, and the series will air Saturday mornings from 8:00AM to 8:30AM on TV Aichi and TV Tokyo networks. Written by Emily Rodda, the first “Deltora Quest” novel was released […]

Bandai to Distribute "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"

by Benon December 22, 2006
According to the official North American Web site, Bandai Entertainment will release fan favorite “The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” in the United States. No timeline for release was provided. The announcement was made accompanied by an English/Japanese streaming live-action “episode 00” that must be seen to be believed. CORRECTION: This article’s headline originally stated that […]

"Pokémon" Returns to the Indigo League

by Dukeon December 22, 2006
With Advanced Generation coming to a close (faster than anticipated, too, thanks to Cartoon Network) and Diamond & Pearl coming over the horizon, we should take a moment to remember what made Pokémon the giant it is today: the Indigo League. Young Ash Ketchum’s tenth birthday was a life-changing experience: he would become a Pokémon […]

Celebrity Casting for "TMNT"

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
The newest movie in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise (titled simply TMNT) has picked up some star voice casting. A report on the Patrick Stewart Network website states that Stewart will provide the voice for the insane tech-industrialist Max Winters. Meanwhile, an article in USA Today states that Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire […]

"Avatar" Season 2 Disc 2 Coming April 10, 2007

by Ed Liuon December 21, 2006
TVShowsOnDVD is reporting that the second DVD of the second season of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender will be shipping on April 10, 2007. The article also includes a photo of the disc case artwork. The disc will include episodes 6-10 from season 2 and special features to be announced. (via TZ member Ayaka)

"Kodocha" Vol. 10: Don’t Underestimate the Power of the Trumpet!

by MCSarahon December 21, 2006
It’s Christmas time for Sana and the gang, which means “Middle Birthdays,” trumpet vs. karate battles, Akito-moths and loads of character development. Somehow Kodocha still surprises me after all this time, throwing everything imaginable into this four episode volume. The first two epidodes, “Karate and Trumpet Compete for a Kiss,” and “That Special Christmas Kiss,” […]