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TZ at SakuraCon: Bandai Hypes 2005 Releases

Bandai outlined its big 2005 releases, including DICE, Please Twins, Hoop Days, Scrapped Princess, Avenger, PLANETES, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Eureka 7, at SakuraCon last week. Bandai representatives said that the company plans to make Eureka 7 a general, show-centric franchise similar to .hack. The series is scheduled for a fifty-episode […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Gunslinger Girls from FUNimation

The entire FUNimation representative crew turned out in cosplay to screen the first three episodes of Gunslinger Girl at SakuraCon last week, with the brand manager dressing as Henrietta, complete with violin case. The dub of that series, by the way, is outstanding–nay, breathtaking. A limited Gunslinger Girl starter set will include a 24″ x […]

TZ at SakuraCon: Geneon Announces DVD, CD Titles

Geneon outlined its plans for a number of upcoming DVD and CD releases at SakuraCon last week. Notable upcoming DVD releases include Koi Kaze; Daphne in the Brillant Blue Vol. 2; Appleseed; Tenjho Tenge Vol. 1; Champloo Vol. 3, Gungrave Vol.6; Cybuster; and Takahashi Anthology Vol. 3. Geneon reps reaffirmed that the company holds the […]

Alfred Turns to Villainy in Season Two of "The Batman"?

The Canadian channel Teletoon will air episode #20 of The Batman, the seventh episode of the sophomore season, this weekend. The episode, entitled “The Butler Did it,” introduces a new villain into the series. Included is the official description of the episode: Spellbinder, a three-eyed mystic, with the ability to induce both hypnosis and visions, […]

Empire of the Rats: Disney, Eisner, and the Rot in Hollywood

Michael Eisner is either the biggest liar in Hollywood, or he has been the object of more scurrilous lies than anyone else in Tinseltown. is peddling trivia, not data. In 2003, only 18% of Hollywood’s total revenues came from the US box office. The rest came from foreign sales, TV sales and DVDs. In all […]

Sony Releases "Spider-Man: TNAS" to UMD

Sony will release Spider-Man: The New Animated Series to its new UMD system on June 14, TVShowsOnDVD reports. It will retail for $19.95.

"Case Closed: Dubious Intent" Or, "Rerective Ronan"

Jimmy Kudo (or Shinichi Kudo, depending on your version preference) was your standard high school genius detective. They’re all over Japan. But when shady criminals drug him, his body is turned into that of an elementary school kid. To protect his loved ones, he keeps this a secret from everyone except one close friend. His […]

"Kekko Kamen" Bare-Skinned Hero, Bare-Bones Disc, Brain-Dead Fun

WARNING: The following review is of a “TV MA-VSL” DVD featuring massive amounts of flesh. This disc is absolutely not appropriate for children. So if you’re not old enough to watch South Park or buy Halo, stop reading now. Kamen Rider: The masked-motorcyclist-bug-dude who defends the world. Tuxedo Kamen: The masked man in a suit […]

Christopher Jones Talks Art, Styles and 'Strikes'

The World’s Finest have put up their newest interview, this time with The Batman Strikes! artist, Christopher Jones. Head on over to read the interview and stop by their “Backstage” section of their The Batman sub-site to check out art from previous and upcoming issues of The Batman Strikes!, provided by Christopher Jones. Those hankering […]

"'Teen Titans: Switched' Vol. 2, Season 1" DVD Reviewed

The World’s Finest has put up the first review of the second Teen Titans DVD volume, Teen Titans: Switched, Vol. 2, Season 1, on their Teen Titans sub-site. Full disc details, package art and the review are up. Hit the Teen Titans link above or here for a direct link to the review.

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