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 […]

Viz Announces New November & December Titles Including "Death Note"

by SB20xxon July 19, 2007
Death Note, the supernatural anime series based on a manga in Shonen Jump, is coming to DVD in November. Its first volume will be released on 11/20/07 and will contain the first four episodes. The second volume will follow on 12/18/07 with four more episodes. Both are priced at $24.98 for a regular edition, $39.98 […]

Animated Programming Emmy Nominations Revealed

by on July 19, 2007
The 59th annual Emmy Award nominations were revealed today, and the following animated programs are up for awards: Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) Avatar: The Last Airbender • City Of Walls And Secrets • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation Studio Robot Chicken • Lust For Puppets • Cartoon Network • ShadowMachine Films […]

"Peach Girl" Vol. 2: The Train Just Keeps Derailing

by on July 19, 2007
Momo, the star of our show, has had more relationship developments by her sixteenth birthday—hell, on her sixteenth birthday—than I’ve had by my twenty-second. She’s relatively content in a relationship with Toji, and hasn’t seen much of her one-time-ally Kairi. Yet, she sees way too much of her nemesis, Sae, who has nothing better to […]

"Peach Girl": Tan, Blonde, and Asian! Just Like I Like ‘Em…

by on July 19, 2007
Think back to high school, and remember how you ragged on “that girl”. You know the one. She had that look—too tan for your area, bleached blonde hair, a great athletic body… She had to be a slut, right? All the girls hated her, because they feared what she’d do to their boyfriends. All the […]

"Aquaman" Coming to DVD (Updated July 17)

by Dan Collinson July 17, 2007
“Great Neptune!” reports that Warner will release The Adventures of Aquaman on DVD. The 2 disc set contains all 36 episodes featuring the King of the Seven Seas along with his teenage ally Aqualad, and their pet walrus Tusky fighting evil over the ocean floor. Aquaman was produced by Filmation Productions, and aired on […]

"Hellsing Ultimate" Vol. 1: This DVD Runneth Over… With Blood

by on July 17, 2007
It seems odd that while the best-known Japanese films stateside have recently been horror tales like Ringu and Ju-On, horror titles remain confined to a fairly small part of the anime market. Perhaps it’s a question of reaching the right audience. I suppose the average Saw fan doesn’t have much anime in his/her diet. Or […]

"Family Guy" Freakin’ Party Pack in October

by SB20xxon July 16, 2007
The previous five volumes of Family Guy plus Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story will be released together as “Family Guy – Freakin’ Party Pack”. The 17-disc set will be released on 10/30/07 for $149.98. Special features include a deck of playing cards, 100 poker chips, a Ping Pong net, four Ping Pong balls, and a […]