"Karin" Vol. 1: Blood: The Last Nosebleed

by SB20xxon July 6, 2007
Remember Lisa Simpson’s throw-away theory of “reverse vampires”? A whole anime has now been based on that premise; I’m only surprised it hasn’t been attempted before. There are plenty of vampire animes, but not many use this refreshing scenario, and even fewer use vampires in a comedy. Karin Maaka is the reverse vampire, a high […]

Sing Ho! For the Friendship Edition DVD of a Pooh Bear

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2007
If you had asked a well-read British person before the 1920s what A.A. Milne would be remembered for, odds are good that the reply would involve his plays and writing for Punch magazine. You would probably be met with laughter if you’d said Milne’s enduring gift to Western Civilization would be a Silly Old Bear […]

ADV Films Announces "Kaleido Star: New Wings" Thinpak & More "Ultramaiden Valkyrie"

by SB20xxon July 3, 2007
In a press release today, ADV Films announced that the second half of Kaleido Star, titled “New Wings” in the U.S., will be released in thinpak form just like the first half of the series. Kaleido Star: New Wings True Star Collection will be released on 9/4/07 and priced at $59.98. Its running time is […]

Season 1 of "Billy & Mandy" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 3, 2007 reports that Season 1 of The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy will be out on September 18th. The 2 disc set contains all 13 episodes from season 1 as well as these special features: “Behind the Fiends” Featurette with creator Maxwell Atoms Mandyisms Burp-O-Rama Skar-O-Vision “BRAINS” Music Video Mr. Snuggles: Virtual Pet Evil […]

AX: Media Blasters Announces "Dragon Destiny", "Strawberry Panic", "Otoboku"

by SB20xxon July 2, 2007
At Anime Expo 2007, Media Blasters announced the following new anime acquisitions: * Genshiken OAV, a 2006 three-episode sequel to the 2004 comedy series concerning otaku. It will be getting a dub. * Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny, a 2007 sequel to the 2003 martial arts series from J.C. Staff. The 12-episode series was animated by […]

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 irrevocably. She still looks the same, but now has the mind of an alien life form and powers to go along with it. Using these abilities for profit, she’s become an Agent, a master mercenary out for hire. […]

"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 […]