"Tachigui": Oshii Scams the Audience

by on May 28, 2007
Tachigui, Mamoru Oshii’s latest film, is a “mockumentary” of such deadpan humor I had to lean over when it was done and ask my theater companion—who’s lived in Japan—how much of it was true. “Not a word of it!” he shouted, and began waving his arms furiously. That, in a nutshell, may be the reaction […]

PR: Advance Tickets for "Naruto the Movie" On Sale Now at Select Cineplex Theatres

by Ed Liuon May 27, 2007
ADVANCE TICKETS FOR NARUTOâ„¢ THE MOVIE: NINJA CLASH IN THE LAND OF SNOW ON SALE TODAY AT SELECT CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT THEATRES Advance tickets on sale now at participating box offices or Toronto, ON (CGX.UN) and San Francisco, CA, May 25, 2007 — Cineplex Entertainment and VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative […]

"Gunbuster vs. Diebuster" Licensed By Bandai Visual

by SB20xxon May 27, 2007
At FanimeCon 2007, Bandai Visual announced they have Gunbuster vs. Diebuster: Aim For the Top Gattai, a 2006 film from Gainax which combines elements of both Gunbuster (1988) and Diebuster (a.k.a. Gunbuster 2) (2004). [Source: Anime News Network ]

"Paprika": One Spicy Anime

by on May 26, 2007
In some of his early reviews, Roger Ebert spoke of motion pictures that gave him what he called “the out-of-body experience.” By that, he meant movies that seemed to close the gap between the viewer and the projected celluloid and create an experience that engulfed the viewer. Recently I had that kind of experience. The […]

We Can’t All Get-Along: "Get-Along Gang" DVD Cancelled

by Dan Collinson May 26, 2007
In a follow up to a previous article. reports that plans for an upcoming box set of The Get-Along Gang is cancelled. According to S’more Entertainment, the greeting card company American Greetings has the rights to The Get-Along Gang characters, and did not give them approval to make the DVDs.

"The Best of Bravestarr" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson May 25, 2007
BCI is releasing the last animated series produced by Filmation in The Best of BraveStarr on July 3rd. The 2 disc set will contain the full length animated feature, BraveStarr: The Legend which chronicles a space age Native American who battles the evil Tex Hex in the untamed planet New Texas. In addition to the […]

Press Release: The Best of BraveStarr

by Dan Collinson May 25, 2007
NAVARRE CORPORATION’S BCI WELCOMES AN OUT OF THIS WORLD SHOWDOWN WITH BRAVESTARR! “The Best of Bravestarr” On DVD July 3rd for the First Time Ever on Planet Earth! Los Angeles, CA – BCI, a Navarre Corporation Company, and leading UK media company and underlying rights owner, Entertainment Rights Plc (“ER”) will release “Bravestarr,” the popular […]

Anime News Network hosts an interview with Shinichi "Nabeshin" Wantanabe

by Weathermanon May 25, 2007
Anime News Network has posted a video interview with director Shinichi “Nabeshin” Wantanabe taken at his recent event in Austin, Texas. Most noted for his work on Excel Saga, the director was in Austin at the original Alamo Cinema and Drafthouse location to promote his newest productions, Nerima Daikon Brothers and The Wallflower, in conjunction […]

Right Stuf to be the distributor for ImaginAsian

by Weathermanon May 25, 2007
Right Stuf Incorporated has entered into a licensing deal to be the distributor for the Region 1 DVDs of several shows recently licensed by ImaginAsian for television broadcast. The shows, all from TMS a company most known in the USA for working on some of the mid-1990’s Warner Brother’s Television Animation projects such as Batman: […]

Rintaro, Madhouse and Denis Friedman Productions announce "Yonna Yonna Penguin"

by Weathermanon May 25, 2007
Famed anime director Rintaro (Metropolis, X: The Movie, Space Pirate Captain Harlock) and Japanese production house Madhouse(X/1999, X: The Movie, Metropolis, Trigun) along with paris-based Denis Friedman Productions have annouced a new CGI-animated movie to be called Yonna Yonna Peguin. As reported by Screen Daily, the movie will the story of “a little girl who […]