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A True Super Classic: "The New Adventures of Superman"

by Dan Collinson July 23, 2007
When I first heard that The New Adventures of Superman was finally coming to DVD, I was really excited. And when I watched the two-disc set that Warners has produced, it took me back to being a four-year-old watching The Bozo Show on Tuesdays and Fridays. This new collection brings together all 36 short episodes […]

"NY Times" Lands First Image of "DC: The New Frontier"

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2007
The New York Times has profiled the direct-to-video animated movie The New Frontier (registration required), posting the first public image from the movie. In the accompanying article, writer/artist Darwyn Cooke discusses how his nearly 400-page graphic novel was condensed into a 70-minute movie with the help of collaborators such as Bruce Timm, Stan Berkowitz, Glenn […]

"Kodocha" Volume 13: The End?

by on July 22, 2007
Sana Kurada has had her ups and downs, but the young actress shows fearless determination whatever comes her way. Whether it be tabloids smearing her face all over the news, being blacklisted by sleazy entertainment executives, or meeting her birth mother, Sana always finds that silver lining. Her positive attitude is the life of this […]

Otakon: Bandai Announces "Code Geass," "My Otome Zwei" and More

by on July 21, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, has reported the developments from Bandai’s panel. News from the event included the announcement of five new licences: * Toward the Terra, a 26 episode television series. * Ayakashi Ayashi, a supernatural drama. * My Otome Zwei, an OAV sequel to the My Otome television series. * […]

Otakon: Media Blasters Announces "Kite Liberator" and More (Updated)

by on July 21, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Duke, on-site at Otakon 2007, has reported the developments from Media Blasters’ panel. News from the event included the announcement of two new licences: * Kite Liberator, a 40 minute OAV co-produced with Happinet Pictures. They also mentioned that a live-action Kite movie is in the scripting stage. * Ikki Tousen: Dragon […]

"Black Cat" Gets Wild, But Still Housebroken

by on July 21, 2007
Ever since Black Cat started, Train Heartnet’s biggest mission has been to take revenge on Creed Diskenth. Now, in Volume 5, he finally gets his wish. Train, formerly a killer for Chronos, had spurned Creed’s invitation to join the rebel Apostles of the Stars; in revenge, Creed killed Saya, the young bounty hunter who had […]

Otakon: FUNimation Licenses "Ouran Host Club", "Sasami", and "Baldr Force" (Updated)

by SB20xxon July 20, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports that FUNimation has announced three new anime licenses: * Baldr Force EXE Resolution, a four-episode sci-fi OAV based on the video game. It concerns cyberterrorism and hackers. * Ouran High School Host Club, a 2006 anime series concerning a wealthy school’s club and the female (assumed […]

Otakon: ADV Films Licenses "Venus Versus Virus", "Moonlight Mile"

by SB20xxon July 20, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Weatherman, on-site at Otakon 2007, reports that ADV Films has announced two new anime series, both from Studio Hibari: * Moonlight Mile, a sci-fi mecha-action series from 2007 concerning space travel and a new energy source that could be used for Earth. ADV has the rights to the unedited version. * Venus […]

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex Solid State Society – The Essence of GITS

by on July 20, 2007
I’ve always believed that Ghost in the Shell’s best incarnation—outside of Masamune Shirow’s original manga—was the TV version: Stand Alone Complex. It stayed true to the cyber thriller/police procedural-style manga without falling into the somewhat boring, brooding style of Mamoru Oshii’s popular series of fims. Solid State Society, a made-for-TV movie sequel, continues this trend. […]

Geneon Announces New October & January ’08 Titles Including "Gankutsuou" Collection

by SB20xxon July 19, 2007
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo is getting a complete collection on 10/16/07 for $149.98. On the same day, Hellsing Ultimate vol. 3 will be released in regular ($24.98) and limited editions ($49.98). In addition, on 1/15/08, three titles are expected, all of which run 100 min.: * Karin vol. 5 – $29.98 * Kyo […]