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"The Slayers" Go to NEXT, Bandit Killer!

by Dukeon March 22, 2008
After the rather clumsy tryout that was the first season of Slayers, Slayers Next shows why it’s on the very short list of “Must See Fantasy Anime.” Previously, wandering sorceress Lina Inverse and her dim-witted guardian, Gourry Gabriev, teamed up with the chimera man and magical swordsman Zelgadis Graywords and the self-proclaimed “Hammer of Justice” […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Season 2 Part 2: To Nobody Go the Spoilers

by Classic Speedyon March 21, 2008
Fullmetal Alchemist wraps up in these final eleven episodes. The tension between Colonel Mustang and the Führer explodes; someone from Ed and Al’s past finally returns (much to their mixed feelings), alternate realities are explored with Ed briefly in World War I-era London; Ed and Al face off against Homunculi for the coveted Philosopher’s Stone; […]

Hollywood Ramping Up Production of Toon Features

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Disney/Pixar and DreamWorks Animation are facing more competition from other movie studios as Fox, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. ramp up animated production, Variety reports. Hollywood is increasing its investment in the form even after the failure of such high profile pictures as The Ant Bully and Surf’s Up because the industry regards such films […]

Briefly: New Shows at MIPTV; "Rarg" on DVD

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
* Foothill Entertainment will release RARG, a 1988 BAFTA-nominated short, to DVD under a licensing deal with producer Collingwood O’Hare Entertainment. [AWN] * Buyers at MIPTV will be able to preview the first five episodes of 9 Story Entertainment’s animated comedy Best Ed. [World Screen] * DECODE Enterprises will screen seven new series for buyers […]

"Dead Space" Getting Animated Prequel

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Electronic Arts and Starz Media will develop and produce an animated direct-to-DVD feature based on EA’s sci-fi survival horror game Dead Space, the companies announced today. The story, a prequel, will bridge the original comic book series and the start of the game. It will detail the struggle by the crew of the mining spaceship […]

Updated: "Emma: A Victorian Romance" Coming to DVD June 24

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Right Stuf will release Emma: A Victorian Romance: Season One to DVD on June 24, the company said today. The collection, which will contain the 12-episode first season, will be presented in anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital Stereo in Japanese, English Subtitles, and English On-Screen Translations. Extras include a 96-page “Victorian Gazette,” featuring background information […]

"Piano: Melody of a Young Girl’s Heart" Gets Low-Price Re-Release

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Right Stuf will re-release Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl’s Heart Vols. 1-3 to DVD on June 24, the company announced today. The re-released DVDs will retail for $9.99 apiece. The series is about a talented but introverted teenage pianist who develops a crush on an upperclassman. DVD features include 2.0 English, 2.0 Japanese, […]

PR: Nozomi Announces "Emma: A Victorian Romance" Season 1 DVD Collection

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Unveils preliminary box art & more extras; set available June 24, 2008 GRIMES, IA, March 20, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to reveal preliminary box art and announce additional extras for the EMMA: A Victorian Romance – Season 1 DVD Collection, which is scheduled for release […]

PR: Nozomi Announces "Piano: The Melody of a Young Girl’s Heart," Vols. 1, 2 & 3

by Maxie Zeuson March 21, 2008
Each volume available for a new $9.99 SRP on June 24, 2008 GRIMES, IA, March 20, 2008 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to announce all three volumes of PIANO: THE MELODY OF A YOUNG GIRL’S HEART will be re-released at a new, lower price of $9.99 per […]

"Naruto" Vol. 6: Creepily Crazy and Crazily Creepy

by Dukeon March 21, 2008
With the Village Hidden in the Leaves focusing all eyes on the Chunin Exam, it’s time to shake things up, and that’s exactly what happens in Naruto Volume 6. Previously, the final rounds of the Chunin Exam were just getting started. Naruto Uzumaki, the eternal underdog, faced off against super-genius and egomaniac Neji Hyuuga with […]