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 […]

Sander Schwartz Leaves WB Animation Studios

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
Variety is reporting that Sander Schwartz is leaving his position as President of Warner Brothers’ Animation to develop animated projects for Warner Brotehrs for Internet and new media outlets. In his six-year tenure with WB Animation, Schwartz developed a number of shows, especially for the KidsWB! programming block, such as The Batman, Legion of Superheroes, […]

New "Naruto" DVDs for "Lost Story" and "Uncut Boxed Set" Vol. 3

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
VIZ Media has issued a press release announcing two new Naruto DVDs. Naruto the Lost Story – Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village! was released to stores on May 22, 2007; it contains a self-contained story that has never been released on home video in America until now. The Naruto Uncut Boxed Set Vol. 3 will […]

PR: VIZ Expands Naruto Momentum with New DVD Releases

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
VIZ MEDIA EXPANDS NARUTOâ„¢ MOMENTUM WITH NEW DVD RELEASES OF NARUTO THE LOST STORY AND LATEST NARUTO UNCUT BOX SET Latest Releases Continue To Drive Tremendous Momentum Behind The Hottest Anime And Manga Property In North America San Francisco, CA, May 24, 2007 — VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most […]

PR: Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes Debuts June 9, 2007

by Ed Liuon May 25, 2007
SOMETHING FANTASTIC IS COMING TO THE CARTOON NETWORK WITH FANTASTIC FOUR: WORLD’S GREATEST HEROES Based on Marvel’s Legendary Super Hero Team, Series Debuts Worldwide on June 9, 2007 During Popular Toonami Block NEW YORK – Marvel’s fantastic first family of Super Heroes storms to television this summer as the eagerly anticipated action-packed animated series Fantastic […]

"Tactics" Vol. 4: Evil Spirits, Little English Girls, and Hair Demons, Oh My!

by on May 25, 2007
With Karas, Noein, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG taking up the lion’s share of Manga Entertainment’s promotion lately, some series get lost in the mix. Which is a damn shame, as Tactics is quite the little gem. Previously, Kantaro Ichinomiya, resident folklorist and exorcist, and his companions Haruka (the Demon-Eater […]

ADV Films Announces New August Titles Including "Air TV" and "Innocent Venus"

by SB20xxon May 24, 2007
Air TV makes its R1 DVD debut on 8/14/07. Its first volume is priced at $29.98 and runs 100 min. Innocent Venus will debut a week later on 8/21/07. It will also be $29.98 and run 100 min. In addition, watch for the following further volumes of ADV titles in August: * 009-1 vol. 2 […]

Marv Wolfman Interviewed on "The Condor" and "Teen Titans: The Judas Contract"

by Ed Liuon May 24, 2007 has interviewed comics and animation writer Marv Wolfman about his script for Stan Lee’s The Condor and the progress of the new animated direct-to-video movie Teen Titans: The Judas Contract, based on the comic book story arc written by Wolfman with artwork by George Perez.