"Samurai 7" Is Gonzo’s Best Series Ever

by on July 12, 2007
If you like excellent anime, go out and buy Samurai 7. Go. Now. Wait, you mean I have to write more? Oh, all right … Samurai 7 is a sci-fi remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic film The Seven Samurai, which some readers might know better from its Western remake, The Magnificent Seven. In this version […]

"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 11, 2007 reports that the last version of the Superfriends will be coming to DVD in The Super Powers Team: Galatic Guardians. The 2 disc set contains 10 episodes and features a new member of the team, Cyborg of Teen Titans fame as they encounter Darkseid, Lex Luthor, The Scarecrow, Bizarro, Mr. Mxyzptlk, and their first […]

"Looney Tunes Golden Collection" Vol. 5 Announced

by SB20xxon July 11, 2007
Warner Bros. announced the fifth volume of the annual Looney Tunes Golden Collection today. The set will be released on 10/30/07. As usual, the discs are broken down by theme: * Disc 1: Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck * Disc 2: Fairy tales * Disc 3: Bob Clampett * Disc 4: Porky Pig & other […]

Viz Media Europe Announces New Staff

by Grant Whiteon July 11, 2007
The Paris based European arm of Viz Media have announced two new hirings. Pascal Bonnet, whose past employment includes US director of licensing for Ubisoft, joins as director of licensing and brand management. Isabelle Aghina, former international sales VP at Marathon Group, joins as director of TV and DVD sales and distribution. [Source:C21Media]

"Black Lagoon" Vol. 1: On the Good Ship Blowitup!

by SB20xxon July 11, 2007
If you want to introduce newbies to anime, Black Lagoon is the perfect kind of series to show them. (Cowboy Bebop is another one.) It bucks the stereotypes that the general public has of anime by offering high quality animation, a mature storyline, action in spades, and a whole lot of fun, all without relying […]

Dan Slott Talks Fantastic Four, She Hulk… And Squirrels

by on July 11, 2007
Dan Slott loves his She Hulk. Imagine his excitement when he was offered the chance to work on an episode of Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes featuring the single female lawyer herself! The Marvel Animation Age and Toon Zone News managed to pull Dan away from the ridiculous amount of work he probably has to […]

Superherohype Interviews Michael Arias, Director of "Tekkonkinkreet"

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2007
Comic Book Resources Comics Reel, director of the new anime movie Tekkonkinkreet, which will be opening in select cities in the United States on July 13. Arias discusses the long period from its original publication in the 1990’s to its animated adaptation, the use of 2-D and 3-D elements in the movie, the status of […]

ADV Films Announces More September Titles Including "Red Garden"

by SB20xxon July 10, 2007
Red Garden, a mystery anime from 2006, sees its first volume release on 9/18/07 for $29.98. It runs 100 minutes. This Ugly Yet Beautiful World will get a full series thinpak release on the same day for $59.98. Finally, further volumes of both Air TV (vol. 2 w/optional artbox) and Utawarerumono (vol. 6) come out […]

"Catblue Dynamite" to premiere at NYAF

by Weathermanon July 10, 2007
New York Anime festival (NYAF) will be hosting the North American premiere of Catblue Dynamite. Catblue Dynamite is a new feature film from Romanov Higa and Wedge Holdings Productions. Set in the USA in the mid-1970’s Catblue Dynamite is the story of a gal named Blue who gets involved with the Mob when a Frank […]

"Avatar: The Last Airbender" Season 3 Vol. 1 on 10/30/07

by SB20xxon July 10, 2007
Even though no official date has yet been set for Avatar: The Last Airbender‘s third season to begin airing on Nick, Paramount has already announced the first volume of season 3 on DVD. It will be released on 10/30/07 and will contain the first five episodes: “The Awakening”, “The Headband”, “The Painted Lady”, “Sokka’s Master”, […]