TZ @ SDCC: Details From Thursday’s Viz Media Panel

by William C. Mauneon July 26, 2007
Toon Zone News’ Matt Hazuda is reporting on-site from San Diego Comic-Con 2007 and brings us the following details from Viz Media’s panel. One of the first things covered was a lot of the companies upcoming release dates. These include: Naruto Vol. 4 – August 6th – $49.98 Bleach Box Set 1 – October 6th […]

Richard Roeper Anime Special on Starz in December

by Classic Speedyon July 26, 2007
Starz will air “Anime: Drawing a Revolution” on 12/17/07, hosted by movie critic Richard Roeper. The documentary is part of Roeper’s monthly “Starz Inside” series which begins in September. “Drawing a Revolution” will feature profiles of Japanese animators and how anime has influenced Japanese culture as well as Hollywood. Source: [ Anime News Network ]

The Secret Origins of "Masters of the Comic Book Universe"

by Ed Liuon July 26, 2007
The stereotypical comic book fan can recite lengthy histories of their favorite Marvel or DC Comics characters from memory, but often has little or no knowledge about the people who were instrumental in creating those characters. Recently, the audience for comics has grown well beyond the audience seeking serial fiction starring their favorite superheroes, and […]

"Fate/Stay Night" Vol. 3: Deja Vu

by Classic Speedyon July 26, 2007
Ah, the joys of starting a series right in the middle. What if the middle episodes are some of the weaker ones? What if they contain clues or plot points that depend upon knowing what happened in the earlier episodes? What if they are the tail end of major bits of character development? So probably […]

H-B Godzilla: Volume 3 Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 25, 2007 reports that Volume 3 of the Hanna-Barbera version of Godzilla will be out on October 2nd from Classic Media.

Sunrise Shapes Up For New "SD Gundam" Boxset

by Grant Whiteon July 25, 2007
Sunrise have announced the releases of a 4-disc DVD set, collecting most if not all of the various SD Gundam animations. The set, currently set for 23rd November, will also come with extras such as interviews with SD Gundam creative staff and a special video looking at the past, present and future direction of the […]

AZN to Air "Moonphase" and "Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek"

by Weathermanon July 25, 2007
The AZN television network has announced that they will be airing the Moonphase television show and the movie Karurenbo: Hide and Seek as a part of their month long Ghost August Fest event. Karurenbo will be airing in both English and in Japanese with English subtitles. The English dub will air at 7pm on August […]

Pierre De Celles on Animating Sonic the Hedgehog and Other Tales

by Chris Woodon July 25, 2007
Pierre De Celles has been working in animation production since the early 1970s. An accomplished jack of all trades, he’s done everything from layouts to storyboarding to animating to voice acting to directing. Among the many well known properties he has worked on are Smurfs, The Care Bears Movie, Spiral Zone, Slimer! and the Real […]

PR: 4Kids Acquires Animated Adventure Series Di-Gata Defenders

by Matt Hazudaon July 24, 2007
4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES ANIMATED ACTION ADVENTURE SERIES DI-GATA DEFENDERS Popular International Series Slated to Kick Off in the U.S. on 4Kids TV™’s New Fall Lineup Beginning July 2007. NEW YORK, N.Y. – July 23, 2007 – 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE),the children’s entertainment powerhouse, has licensed television broadcast and merchandising rights from Nelvana Enterprises for the […]

Funimation shuts down and cuts staff

by Weathermanon July 24, 2007
Funimation has shut down it’s online anime community,, and cut about 10% of it’s staff. The message on the website says that they will be relaunching after studying the information they obtained from the beta test of the website. [source:]