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"Rock and Rule" Set for June 7 Release

Unearthed Films will release Rock and Rule to DVD on June 7, the company says. The animated feature, about a punk rock band member who is kidnapped for an experiment to summon a demon from another dimension, will get both a special edition and collector’s set release. Specs on each: Rock and Rule Special Edition: […]

Marvel Posts Better Results in 2004

Marvel Enterprises had operating income of $41.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, up from $26.6 million in the same period in 2003, the company said today. Revenues rose to $100.5 million from $85.7 million. For the full year, Marvel had operating income of $224.4 million on revenues of $513.5 million. That compares to […]

ADV Announces Four Releases for April

ADV Films will release Gantz: Aftershocks; Get Backers: Virtual Apocalypse; Sister Princess: Brotherly Love and Saint Seiya: The Battle for Sanctuary to DVD on April 5, the company said. Details on each release: Gantz: Aftershocks, Volume Three: Contains two complete episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras […]

"Koi Kaze Vol. 1" Unsettling and Brillant

Anime as a medium sometimes seems as though it’s seeking out taboos to break. Onegai Teacher plays with the student-teacher relationship, Gravitation and Fake toy with gay relationships and Onegai Twins and .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Key mess with some inferred incest. Koi Kaze drops the inferred and adds pedophilia: it’s a show about a […]

Preview: "Madlax" Makes Eyes Happy

You know, I just don’t get ADV lately. It seems they’ve been really big into buying shows with initial episodes that just don’t make any sense. Madlax, whose volume one DVD is set for an April 22 release, is no exemption. The first episode focuses on the main character, the beautiful but brutal Madlax. She […]

WHV Announces 'The Batman' and New 'Justice League Unlimited' DVDs (Updated)

Update (3/6): WHV has updated cover art for ‘The Batman’, as well as added a shot of the back cover. The updated cover art shows a portion of the disc, as well as an updated look at the case, changing from a “snapper” to a standard Amaray case. WHV has announced that the first DVD […]

"Martian Successor Nadesico: Volume 3" Essentially The End

The war with the Jovians is getting more intense, but the crew of the Nadesico have their own problems. An Aestivalis pilot’s true motives are revealed along with some secrets of Boson jumping and the ability to instantly teleport across space… and time? These final eight episodes wrap up the fan-favorite Martian Successor Nadesico… or […]

"Gungrave: The Sweeper": Do Gangsters Amuse You?

One reason American animation fans have taken such a liking to anime is the diverse range of subjects that they explore. Standing in contrast to the limited palette of American studios, anime has touched a wide range of genres: sports, sci-fi, comedy, history, soap opera, fantasy, cooking, and many others. One subject left relatively untouched […]

"Pokémon" It Is Your Destiny To Pick Up This Movie

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Anybody who hasn’t heard the name “Pokémon” has been living on Pluto for the past few years. If that describes you, welcome to Earth and allow me to explain. Pokémon is the mega hit franchise from Japan that swept America seven years ago and is still going strong. The current incarnation, Advanced Generation, has revitalized […]

"Excel Saga: Imperfect Collection": Put It In

Excel Saga is a tale of ambition. ACROSS has their ambition to take over Japan. Pedro has his ambition to save Sexy Wife from That Man. Koshi Rikdo has the ambition to see his manga be adapted into every genre of animé ever. Excel’s ambition is to be with her leader, Hyatt’s is just to […]

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