25 Minutes with "Negadon" Beats Two Hours With a Green Ogre

by on July 2, 2007
The tone for Negadon: The Monster From Mars is set early, when the words “Showa 100” (indicating the year 2025) flash across the screen. The Japanese number their years according to the current emperor’s reign. We’re now in the Heisei era, but the reign of Emperor Hirohito, which encompassed the years 1926 to 1989, was […]

"Kurau: Phantom Memory" May Be "Between Two Worlds", But It’s Behind Five Other Shows

by on July 2, 2007
One decade ago, an accident at an energy power plant changed the life of a young girl irre> I’d never heard of Kurau before it came up for review, but having watched it, I feel like I’ve seen it way too many times already. Daphne In The Brilliant Blue, Solty Rei, Outlaw Star, Dirty Pair […]

"Ratatouille" Opens at #1

by on July 1, 2007
Pixar’s new film Ratatouille opened at #1 for the weekend with an estimated gross of $47.2 million. This topped the weekend’s other major release, Live Free or Die Hard (known as Die Hard 4.0 outside the U.S.) by about $14 million. The debut was Pixar’s eighth opening at #1. The film also had the highest […]

AX: Bandai Entertainment Announces "Aika R-16", "Silent Mobius", "SEED Destiny" Film

by SB20xxon July 1, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, Bandai Enterainment announced it has Aika R-16, a 2007 OAV sequel to Agent Aika, a fanservice-heavy action series of OAVs from Studio Fantasia. Bandai also announced they have the rights to the original Agent Aika, having previously belonged to Central Park Media. Bandai also announced they have the two Silent Mobius […]

"Josie & the Pussycats" Coming to DVD (Updated July 1st)

by Dan Collinson July 1, 2007 reports that the classic Archie Comics charcaters Josie & the Pussycats are coming to DVD on September 18th. The two disc set contains 16 episodes. The show follows an an girl rock band, there’s Josie, the lead singer of the group. Valerie, the brains of the group and the first main black character in […]

AX: FUNimation Announces "Negima!?", "xxxholic", "Jyo-Oh Sei", "Darker Than Black"

by SB20xxon July 1, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, FUNimation announced it has licensed the following anime series: * Darker Than Black, a sci-fi/mystery series from BONES. It is currently running in Japan and will be 25 episodes when it finishes. It is expected for a 2008 release. * Negima!?, an alternate retelling of Xebec’s Negima!, which is currently being […]

"Solty Rei 4": Purity Surrounded by Darkness

by on July 1, 2007
If you’ve been paying any attention to Solty Rei at all, you know that FUNimation’s tag-line for the series is “Salvation Lies in the Heart of the Broken.” Well, all the main characters are broken right now (in one case, quite literally), so does this mean salvation is around the corner? Previously, Roy Revant, a […]

AX: RightStuf Announces "Victorian Romance Emma" and "Lost Universe"

by SB20xxon June 30, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, RightStuf announced they have the 2005 series Victorian Romance Emma and its 2007 sequel, totaling 24 episodes. They will be released in two box sets, priced at $49.95 each. In addition, RightStuf has picked up Lost Universe, previously an ADV Films title whose license has expired. It will be released in […]

AX: Viz Announces "Bleach Box Set" and "Prince of Tennis Set 3"

by SB20xxon June 30, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, Viz Media gave no new license announcements but provided new title solicitations and additional info: * Bleach Box Set will be released in October for $99.98 and should contain the first 20 episodes of the series (448 min. total). * Death Note on DVD should begin in November, and will be […]

AX: Bandai Visual Announces "Super Robot Wars" and "MS IGLOO"

by SB20xxon June 30, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, Bandai Visual announced they have licensed the following anime series: * MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079, a 2006 Gundam OAV which is fully CG. * Super Robot Wars: Original Generation, a 3-episode OAV based on the video game series. BV also announced they have the 2006 TV series from Genco and Oriental […]