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"Tenjho Tenge Volume 1": School Rumble!

There is a school in Japan that is trying to revive the forgotten martial arts of the past. Two newcomers, Souichiro and Bob, hope to make this school the one hundredth they’ve conquered by beating everyone up. But they’ve run into a problem: the Juken Club. The Natsume sisters are proficient fighters in their own […]

"ADV AniMinis" Quantity Doesn't Equal Quality

Once upon a time, ADV had a brilliant idea: make a bunch of mini-DVDs each containing one anime episode; add a coupon good toward the real series; call the mini-DVDs “collectibles”; and make them slightly less expensive than a four-episode disc. No happy ending for this fairy tale, though. AniMinis quickly faded. The format is […]

Toon Zone Talks to Greg Weisman, Part Two: "The Batman"

Toon Zone would like to welcome readers to the second of a four-part Greg Weisman interview. The first installment, focusing on Gargoyles, can be found here. Future installments will be posted throughout the summer. Weisman had the difficult task of finishing the first season of the hit animated series The Batman, but the finale (“The […]

Fox Mulling "Futurama" Direct-to-DVD Movies

Fox has held preliminary talks with David X. Cohen about producing three direct-to-DVD Futurama movies, Got Futurama reports. (via John McNaughton)

"Pink Panther" Package Art Revealed

TVShowsOnDVD has images of the package art for the upcoming Pink Panther Classic Cartoon Collection.

"Blue Gender" The Second Verse, Bloodier Than The First

Okay, it’s been a long time since I watched Blue Gender. I had previously reviewed volumes one through four, but various other things came up, and Blue Gender, having been seen completely throughout its Adult Swim Action run, got put on the backburner. Sitting down with the latter half of the series, I’m reminded of […]

"Spriggan" Special Edition: Number One With a Bullet

It’s been ten years since the domestic release of cult favorites Akira and Ghost in the Shell, but mature anime films struggle for acceptance in the U.S. Although too violent or sophisticated for a young audience, the prime adult demographic generally dismisses them as juvenile cartoons. An effective cure for this perplexingly persistent disconnect remains […]

Preview: "Gilgamesh": Goth That's Awesome, Only It's Not

One of the more obscure genres of anime is goth. Sure, you’ve got giant robots out the wazoo, enough bouncing breasts to form a trampoline the size of Texas, and angst-filled pretty boys (AFPB), but not too often is this done in a goth setting. Apparently, there’s no love for our leather-wearing, spikey-haired brooders of […]

"Maburaho" Coming to DVD in June

ADV Films will release Maburaho: Magic & Mayhem to home video on June 14, the company said today. The DVD-only release will include episodes five through eight of the series, presented in both English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras include production art gallery, “The Art of Maburaho,” commentary by Blake Shephard (Kazuki) […]

USA Today Profiles "Madagascar" Thespians

USA Today has an article on the big-name actors lending their voices to DreamWorks’ Madagascar.

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