PR: ICV2 Conference at NY Anime Festival "Inside the Otaku Generation"

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
ICv2 Announces ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga at New York Anime Festival “Inside the Otaku Generation” Pop culture publishing and consulting company ICv2 has announced its first ICv2 Conference on Anime and Manga: “Inside the Otaku Generation” at New York Anime Festival (NYAF), the new event being launched by the organizers of New York […]

"Business Week" on Imagi Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
Business Week magazine has profiled Imagi Animation Studios, the new animation studio that produced the TMNT movie and is currently working on CGI animated adaptations of Gatchaman and Astro Boy. The article briefly covers the history of the company from making artificial Christmas trees to doing CGI feature film animation and continues on to discuss […]

Stephen J. Anderson on "Meet the Robinsons" on DVD Talk Radio

by Ed Liuon October 22, 2007
DVD Talk Radio has posted an audio interview with Stephen J. Anderson about Meet the Robinsons, the most recent feature film from Walt Disney Feature Animation that will be released on DVD tomorrow. Anderson was the director and the voice of the villainous Bowler Hat Guy. The interview can be heard by downloading the DVD […]

"Witchblade" Vol. 1: I Taste It, And It Tastes Good

by SB20xxon October 20, 2007
I’ll admit, despite knowing about Witchblade for some time now, this series is my first plunge into the Witchblade universe. In a way, this is a good thing, as I wasn’t constantly comparing it to the American comic book series. So far I’ve been enjoying the show, though I have some potential issues with it. […]

Media Blasters Announces New January Titles Including "Ramen Fighter Miki"

by SB20xxon October 19, 2007
The final volume of Ramen Fighter Miki will be released on 1/8/08; its MSRP is $19.99 and it contains the last four episodes. In addition, Angel Sanctuary, formerly a Central Park Media title, will be re-released by Media Blasters on 1/22/08 for $19.99. It runs 90 minutes. [Source: ]

Karine Charlebois on Drawing "Gargoyles: Bad Guys"

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2007’s PULSE News has interviewed artist Karine Charlebois about her work drawing the new mini-series Gargoyles: Bad Guys, the first spin-off from the Gargoyles comic book series. Charlebois discusses how she moved from a fan of Disney’s Gargoyles cartoon to a professional comic book artist herself, what it’s like working with writer Greg Weisman, the […]

Aaron McGruder Happier on TV "Boondocks" than Comic Strip

by Ed Liuon October 19, 2007
The News Journal of Delaware has posted a profile article about Aaron McGruder and the second season of The Boondocks, which debuted recently on Adult Swim. The article notes what stressed out McGruder the most in making the first season, why he chose to stop doing the Boondocks newspaper strip, and how he reacts to […]

Anime Weekend Atlanta 2007: "Sober me up, or get me drunk. This limbo thing must go."

by on October 19, 2007
For the past two years, I have covered Anime Weekend Atlanta. A real oddity for me, as I hear legends of Toon Zone members meeting up at cons, or watching friends do Nerdcore music, and so forth. Located in Atlanta, the only Toon Zone members I ever meet are ones I know in real life, […]

"Surf’s Up" Tops DVD Sales and Rental Charts in Debut Week

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2007
Sony Pictures’ CGI animated feature film Surf’s Up landed at the top of the sales and rental charts in its debut week, according to the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart and Home Media Magazine’s video rental chart. (via Internet Movie Database Daily Briefing)

Bryan Konietzko Talks "Avatar"

by Ed Liuon October 18, 2007
Bryan Konietzko, co-creator of Nickelodeon’s Avatar the Last Airbender, has given an interview to Animation World Magazine about the show. The article focuses on Konietzko’s path from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he met the other Avatar co-creator Michael DiMartino, all the way to today, with the show in its third season and […]