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New Japanese Tours Target Anime Fans

An article in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper notes the rise of anime-related tourism in Japan. Many local governments, including that for the Tokyo metropolitan area, are giving anime top billing in their tourism promotion efforts, and a growing number of travel package tours offer overseas visitors behind-the-scenes tours at anime studios and trips to anime […]

Mark Powers on "G.I. Joe" Comic Book Franchise

ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Devil’s Due Publishing editor Mark Powers about the future of the G.I. Joe comic book franchise. Powers discusses the shakeups currently underway in the battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra, the ‘G.I. Joe Arashikage Showdown’ manga-sized graphic novel, and the upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #0 relaunch by Joe Casey and […]

ADV Announces Four Releases for April

ADV Films will release Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07, Wandaba Style: Idol Invasion, Hello Kitty’s Animation Theater: Far Away Lands, and Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber Rebirth to DVD on April 19, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07 will include the original television versions of episodes 24, 25 and 26 along with a […]

"Venture Bros." Gets New Season; New Pilots Premiere on Adult Swim

The Venture Bros. will return to Adult Swim in early 2006 with thirteen new episodes, Cartoon Network said today. The announcement came as part of the network’s upfront presentation. In addition to The Venture Bros., Adult Swim has ordered new episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force to debut in December of 2005. New episodes of […]

Two New Anime Series Come to YTV

YTV has announced plans for two new anime series — .hack//Sign premieres during Bionix, YTV’s Friday night action/anime block, on Friday, April 1, at 10:30pm; Battle B’Daman joins the network’s Saturday morning Vortex block starting Saturday, April 23, at 7:30am and 2:30pm. Additionally, YTV will host the Canadian television premiere of Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across […]

Animated "Rambo" Comes to DVD This Summer

TVShowsOnDVD reports that the animated 80′s Rambo series is coming to DVD on June 14 in two separate volumes, each containing 11 episodes, from Lions Gate.

Croc Bites "The Batman" in Season Two

review has learned that episode #17 of The Batman, the fourth episode of the sophomore season, is entitled “Swamped.” This new episode will bring Killer Croc into The Batman lore. A past shrouded in mystery, a new crime boss comes to Gotham City named Killer Croc. The episode will premiere this Sunday on the Canadian […]

Pixar Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

Pixar Animation Studios today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one split of the company’s common stock and a proportional increase in the number of Pixar common shares authorized from 100 million to 200 million. Shareholders of record at the close of trading on April 4, 2005 will receive one additional share […]

"Stellvia Foundation III" - The Better The Show Gets, The Sparser The Extras Are

Stellvia Volume 2 ended with Shima Katase (a.k.a. Shipon) a bit upbeat but a bit defeated as well. On one hand, she’s led her school to victory on the Astroball court and she’s the only first year student at Stellvia who will participate in The Great Mission to protect the Earth from a wave of […]

Teletoon Announces May Highlights

The new batch of Clone Wars shorts will premiere on Teletoon on Wednesday, May 4, at 10:00pm, the network said today. The debut of the new micro-series was announced as part of a general release about network highlights in May. In addition to Clone Wars, Teletoon will premiere “Evil Promotion Much,” the three-part season finale […]

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