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"NY Times" on Anime's "Mean Girls"

The New York Times has briefly reviewed three anime DVD releases, using them as examples of anime’s trend towards hypersexualized female killing machine characters (free registration required). The shows reviewed are Saikano, Gunslinger Girl, and Elfen Lied.

"The Boondocks" Comes to CN October 2

Adult Swim will premiere The Boondocks at 11:00pm (ET/PT) on October 2, Cartoon Network said today. The series is based on Aaron McGruder’s comic strip of the same name, in which two kids move from the south side of Chicago to live with their grandfather in suburban Woodcrest. McGruder serves as creator and executive producer […]

Jerry Beck: Animation Maven

Animation historian Jerry Beck has written several books about cartoons, including Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies: A Complete Illustrated Guide and Outlaw Animation. He was also part of the production of such compilation shows, such as Toonheads and Totally Tooned In, and DVD releases, including the Looney Tunes Golden Collections. He is also the founder […]

CG "Ninja Turtles" Coming to Big Screen

The Weinstein Co. and Warner Bros. will bring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen in an all-CG animated version, the companies said today. Animation veteran Kevin Munroe will write and direct in consultation with Turtles‘ co-creator Peter Laird, and animation work will be done at the Hong Kong facilities of Imagi Animation Studios. […]

"SpongeBob" Season 3 to DVD in September

Paramount will release SponeBob SquarePants: Season 3 to DVD on September 27, TV Shows on DVD reports. The three-disc set will retail for $49.99.

More "Creature Comforts" in September

On September 27, thirteen new short films from Aardman Animation based on Nick Park’s original 1990 short, “Creature Comforts,” will be released on DVD. The films on the one-disc Creature Comforts The Complete First Season set previously aired on Comedy Central in the United States and were nominated for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film […]

"Cromartie" Legal Woes End UPDATED: Civil Suit Against Franchise Presses Forward

The legal problems that might have halted screenings of the live action adaptation of the manga Sakigake! Cromartie High School have ended for now. Warren Cromartie, a baseball player famous in Japan, previously said he was unhappy that his name had been used in a series about delinquents and punks and last month filed for […]

The Wonderful Horror of "Invader Zim"

The Internet is full of conspiracy theories. About aliens and the JFK assassination; about 9/11 and the Illuminati and the New World Order; about clones and Nazis and faked moon landings. But far and away the most lunatic conspiracy theory I’ve seen has to be the one about Invader Zim. You see—and don’t roll your […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.1": Much Funnier Than "Will And Grace"

Ah, shonen-ai. “Boy-love,” for those not in the know, and it’s not only a polite way of saying “somewhat gay” in Japanese, it’s also a genre of anime and manga where the focus is (you guessed it) a gay relationship. Now, these titles can range in quality from the seminal Gravitation to the forgettable Only […]

"Hanaukyo Maid Team Vol. 2": Maid Action Made to Order

Another Maid show? *Groan* That’s what a lot of people must have thought when they first heard about Hanaukyo Maid Team, and really, it’s true. The fanservice genre has been worn into the ground. Hand Maid May was the pinnacle of what a fanservicey-yet-sentimental show about maids could be. Popping this disc in, I was […]

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