NYCC: Anime Network Continues Growth; Bringing "Oh My Goddess!" S2 and More in May

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2007
On the first day of the New York Comic Con, the Anime Network’s Stacy Dodson (Director of Operations and Programming), April N. Brem (VOD & Programming Manager) and Emily Olman (Director of Advertising) presented the state of the Anime Network. In one form or another, they said, the network is currently carried in 96% of […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Season Two DVD Set Coming in May

by on February 24, 2007
FUNimation will release the Dragon Ball Z Season Two set to DVD on May 22, the company said yesterday. The set, which includes the Namek and Captain Ginyu Sagas, will retail for $49.98. [Source: FUNimation]

"Robotech: Shadow Chronicles" Sequel In The Works

by on February 23, 2007
The award winning Robotech: Shadow Chronicles, recently released by FUNimation, has been selling well, with a sequel greenlighted. The announcement was made by Tommy Yune at the NYCC. (via Anime News Network)

"Departed" Bumps "Cinderella III" From Top Sales Spot

by on February 23, 2007
The DVD debut of The Departed pushed Cinderella III out of the top slot among DVD sellers for the week ending February 18, Video Business Online says. The title took the second slot as Open Season crept back up to number three. Cars and Barnyard were the sixteenth and eighteenth best-sellers on the list. Open […]

"Le Chevalier," "Paniponi Dash" Get April Release Dates

by on February 23, 2007
ADV Films will release Le Chevalier D’Eon Volume 2 and Paniponi Dash! Volume 3 to DVD on April 17, the company said yesterday. Le Chevalier D’Eon: Agent Provocateur, a fictionalization of the life of Charles D’Eon de Beaumont, will be an anamorphic DVD-only release that presents episodes five through eight in both English 5.1 and […]

Press Release: ADV Announces April 17 Releases

by on February 23, 2007
HOUSTON, March 22, 2007 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to bring you the continuation of two titles, including the second volume of Le Chevalier D’Eon, and the third volume of the crazy comedy Paniponi Dash! Both titles are slated to arrive on stores shelves on April 17. […]

Brian Ward Shouts Up Captain N on DVD

by on February 23, 2007
In 1989, Nintendo and NBC teamed up to bring the world of Nintendo to Saturday mornings with Captain N: The Game Master. In the show, teenager Kevin Keene and his faithful dog Duke get summoned to the alternate universe of Videoland, where Kevin becomes Captain N, leading the N Team against the forces of evil, […]

Jackson Publick Talks "Venture Brothers" on Sound of Young America Podcast

by Ed Liuon February 22, 2007
Jackson Publick, creator of Adult Swim’s Venture Bros, has been interviewed in the latest podcast from the Sound of Young America. Publick discusses his personal life and how he went from a comic book shop clerk to television writer. (via Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat)

Tokyopop To Launch New Rating System This Fall

by Weathermanon February 22, 2007
As part of the celebration of its 10th anniversary, Tokyopop is preparing to launch the most comprehensive rating system ever applied to graphic novels. The new ratings guide will include more than 40 content indicators divided among five age ranges. Starting this fall, a general set of content indicators, in addition to the ratings icon, […]

CORRECTED: "Cinderella III" Tops DVD Sellers

by on February 22, 2007
Cinderella III debuted as the number-one selling DVD during the week ended February 11, Video Business Online reports. In its second week Open Season fell from first to fourth place. Cars and Barnyard, which have been in release for fourteen and nine weeks respectively, filled the thirteenth and sixteenth slots. Cinderella III fared less impressively […]