PR: Anime Classics from Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment coming to XBOX 360

by on September 19, 2007
Los Angeles and New York – September 19, 2007 – Anime-style animation continues to demonstrate its multi-media appeal with today’s launch of audience-favorite titles from Starz Media’s large video library on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace video store. The agreement between the two companies was announced jointly by Marc DeBevoise, Starz Media’s senior vice president, business […]

"Ape Escape" animated shorts coming soon to Nicktoons Network

by on September 19, 2007
Frederator Productions is teaming with Project 51, Hawaii Film Partners and Showcase Entertainment to bring a series of 38, 2-minute shorts based on the Sony Playstation game series Ape Escape to the Nicktoons Network in early 2008. Frederator has a production blog up for the series with more production art on their Flickr page.

"Superman: Doomsday": A Great Start For A New Line

by on September 19, 2007
If there had been more news in November of 1993, maybe it wouldn’t have been the huge headlining event that everybody seemingly heard about. The death of Superman was a story that practically ran away from the control of DC Comics as they were doing it, since the intention all along had been to bring […]

Viz Pictures Licenses Live-Action "Death Note" Movies

by on September 19, 2007
Viz Media has announced that their live-action affiliate Viz Pictures has licensed two movies based on the manga and anime series Death Note. The movies are Death Note and its sequel, Death Note: The Last Name. Both movies will be screening at Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2007 September 20 – 27 with an additional screening of […]

PR: VIZ Pictures Licenses Theatrical and DVD Rights to Live Action "Death Note" Films

by on September 18, 2007
San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2007 VIZ Pictures, an affiliate of VIZ Media LLC that focuses on Japanese live-action film distribution, has announced that it has licensed from Nippon Television (NTV) the North American theatrical and DVD distribution rights to the live-action feature film DEATH NOTE and its sequel, DEATH NOTE: THE LAST NAME, based […]

ICv2 Interviews Marvel Comics Publisher Dan Buckley

by Weathermanon September 18, 2007
ICv2 has posted the first two parts of a four part interview with Dan Buckley, publisher for Marvel Comics. In it he discusses Marvel’s performace over the past two years and what the future may hold for the company as it moves forward from the Civil War storyline into Secret Invasion and beyond as well […]

First Episode of "Witchblade" Anime Available for Free from

by on September 18, 2007 has made the first episode of Witchblade available for viewing on-line for free. The series from Studio GONZO will be coming to DVD on September 25, 2007 courtesy of Funimation Entertainment.

"Avatar the Last Airbender" Complete Book 2 Collection: This Box Rocks

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2007
“Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago, the Four Nations lived together in harmony. Then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them, but when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed, and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar: an […]

Joe Clokey Finds Gumby Essential

by on September 18, 2007
Anyone born before 1990 is almost surely familiar with the fantastic claymation adventures of Gumby and his equine pal Pokey. In recent years however the malleable green guy has had a somewhat lower profile. Last year he bounced back into the spotlight with a new comic series, and just recently the Gumby Essentials collection was […]

Anime Bento Brings Robotech, Full Metal Alchemist, Lupin III, and Karas to Theaters

by Ed Liuon September 17, 2007
NCM Fathom has announced a special four-day anime festival called “Anime Bento,” which will screen four movies, one per night, starting on September 19, 2007. The full list of participating theaters is available at the Fathom Events website. The four movies to be screened are: Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles – Wednesday, Sept. 19 Full Metal […]