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Geneon US To Cease Trading By End Of Week

by Grant Whiteon September 26, 2007
Geneon Entertainment (USA) Inc have announced they are to cease trading as of 5pm this Friday. The annoucement, revealed in a letter to retailers, comes soon after the announcement of a failed distribution deal between the company and ADV. The letter states that only orders for inventory items or new releases up to a release […]

PR: VIZ Announces Impressive DVD Sales of Naruto the Movie

by Ed Liuon September 26, 2007
VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES IMPRESSIVE DVD SALES OF NARUTO THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW Feature Film Based On Popular Anime And Manga Series Debuts At Number 25 On Nielsen VideoScan San Francisco, CA, September 25, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, […]

Studio Bones Co-Founder Hiroshi Ōsaka passes away at 44

by Weathermanon September 25, 2007
Hiroshi Ōsaka, one of the foudners of the Bones anime production studio, has passed away at the age of 44. Mr. Ōsaka was diagnosed with cancer this past spring. Mr. Ōsaka had worked at the venerable Sunrise Studios with the other two founders of the Bones studio and had been involved with many of the […]

"Persepolis" Wins Best Animated Feature at Ottawa International Animation Festival

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced a full list of the prize-winning films screened over the festival weekend. The French movie Persepolis won the Mercury Filmworks Prize for Best Animated Feature, while Franz Kafka’s A Country Doctor from Japan won the Nelvana Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation. For a full list […]

Three New Guests Announced for NY Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
The New York Anime Festival has announced three new guests: online comics artist Chris Hazelton (Misfile and Building 12), web talk-show GeekNights, writer/illustrator Juno Blair B (Star Cross’d Destiny), artist Lindsey Henninger (ElvesAteMyRamen at theOtaku.com), and comedian Uncle Yo. Read the press release here

NY Times on “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” Mash-up YouTube Videos

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
The New York Times covers the growing phenomenon of mash-up videos (free registration required), where individuals take clips from animated TV shows and movies and turn them into music videos. The Times notes a growing number of mash-ups of “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” by the rap artist Soulja Boy, including one that uses Disney’s Winnie […]

Four New Images from "The Batman" Season Premiere Part 2

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
Comic Book Resources has posted four new images from part 2 of The Batman‘s fifth season premiere. The episode will air on Saturday, September 29, at 11:30 AM (Eastern/Pacific).

PR: Webcomic, Artist, and Podcast Guests Announced at New York Anime Festival

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2007
WEBCOMIC, ARTIST, AND PODCAST GUESTS ANNOUNCED AT NYAF THE NEW YORK ANIME FESTIVAL REVEALS TALENTED ONLINE ARTISTS Norwalk, CT , September 24, 2007: The New York Anime Festival (NYAF) today announced prominent online artists and performers Chris Hazelton, GeekNights, Juno Blair B, Lindsey Henninger, and Uncle Yo will be featured at its inaugural event, December […]

ADV announces "Kanon"

by Weathermanon September 22, 2007
AnimeOnDVD.com is reporting that ADv has annouced that they have licensed the Kanon television show for US distribution. No further plans for the property have been announced so far. http://www.animeondvd.com/

Viz Announces New January & February Titles Including "Naruto Set 6"

by SB20xxon September 21, 2007
Naruto gets its sixth box set on 2/12/08, which comes in both regular ($49.98) and special editions ($69.98). It runs 325 min. Pokemon Season 1 Set 3 will be released the same day for $39.98. Prince of Tennis is also getting another box set: Set 4 will be released on 1/15/08 for $39.98 and runs […]