Bandai Visual Possibly Changing Course

by Weathermanon May 16, 2007 is reporting that Bandai Visual Japan has released new specifications for the next generation DVD releases they have planned in Japan in 2007. The listing was first published in Watch Impress magazine. Akira, Wings of Honneamise, Patlabor Movie 1 and Patlabor Movie 2 are all listed as having an English language vocal track for […]

ADV Picks ‘The Wallflower’

by on May 16, 2007
During a special event at the Alamo Draft House in Houston honoring Japanese director Shinichi Watanabe (“Nabeshin”) and his ADV-licensed show Nerima Daikon Brothers, ADV Films CEO John Ledford announced the licensing of Nabeshin’s latest directorial effort The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge), based on the manga by Tomoko Hayakawa, published in the US by […]

"Gunslinger Girl" Box Set: Killing with High Caliber Cuteness

by on May 16, 2007
Anime fans come in many shapes, sizes, and scents. But if they have nothing else in common, they are all very experienced at explaining their hobby to the bewildered general public. Unfortunately, the average person tends to have a hard time comprehending what appeal anime holds for people other than children and perverts, so one […]

NY Times Profiles Tony Millionaire

by Ed Liuon May 16, 2007
The New York Times ran a profile of cartoonist Tony Millionaire on the eve of Sunday’s premiere of The Drinky Crow Show on Adult Swim (registration required). The article covers the origins of the cartoon and Millionaire’s artistic inspirations.

One if by land, two if by sea, three if by anime?

by Weathermanon May 15, 2007
The Mooninites are coming! The Mooninites are coming! Not this time, thankfully. Rather than a few LED boards being mistaken for terrorists, it was a throng of otaku, guests and staffers over 11,000 strong invading the Hynes Memorial Convention Center in the Prudential Center complex, aka The Pru, in downtown Boston from April 20th through […]

Bandai Visual details their US businesses plan

by Weathermanon May 15, 2007
Bandai Visual held a panel at Anime Boston where they went over the details of their release plans and the businesses model they plan to use in the US anime market. For anyone who is confused, Bandai Visual is a separate company from Bandai Entertainment. Bandai Visual is releasing the new Gunbuster series as well […]

"South Park" Season 10 on 8/28/07

by SB20xxon May 15, 2007
South Park‘s tenth season is expected to be released on 8/28/07. It will contain all 14 episodes, most notably “Cartoon Wars”, the two-part episode concerning Family Guy. [Source: ]

"SpongeBob SquarePants" Season 5, Vol. 1 Coming on 9/4/07

by SB20xxon May 15, 2007
Part of SpongeBob SquarePants‘s fifth season will be coming to DVD on 9/4/07. It will contain 23 episodes, nine of which haven’t been released on DVD yet. [Source: ]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Complete Book 2 on 9/11/07

by SB20xxon May 15, 2007
Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender will be getting a full season DVD set of Book 2, much like Book 1 did. It will be a 5-disc set and contain all 20 episodes from Book 2. The fifth disc will be a bonus disc and will detail Aang’s conquest to master the four elements. It is […]

"Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure": Hey, it’s Watchable

by on May 15, 2007
When you write DVD reviews, the mail will sometimes bring you DVDs you didn’t request. It can be exciting when a mystery package arrives at your door: sometimes they hold nice surprises, but sometimes they don’t. I’m sure most adults can imagine the extreme sense of disappointment I had when I opened one such package […]