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"Innocent Venus" Licensed by ADV Films

by SB20xxon April 21, 2007
At Anime Boston, ADV Films announced they have Innocent Venus, a twelve-episode post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime from 2006. The series was produced by Bandai Visual. The first volume is scheduled for release on 8/21/07. [Source: Anime News Network ]

2007 Eisner Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2007
The full list of the 2007 Eisner Award nominees has been released by the Eisner Awards Committee. Nominations with tie-ins to animation include: Best Short Story “Willie: Portrait of a Groundskeeper,” by Eric Powell, in Bart Simpsons’s Treehouse of Horror #12 (Bongo) Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) Batman/The Spirit #1: “Crime Convention,” by Jeph Loeb […]

"Happy Feet" Has Legs in DVD Sales

by Ed Liuon April 19, 2007
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Happy Feet is showing continued strength on the DVD sales charts, taking the #1 spot for the third consecutive week according to Nielsen VideoScan sales data. Total unit sales for the movie so far were not included in their report. (via Internet Movie Database)

"The Third" Vol. 1 Announced By Kadokawa Pictures/Right Stuf

by SB20xxon April 19, 2007
The first volume of The Third- The Girl With the Blue Eye, a 2006 sci-fi anime, has been announced by Kadokawa Pictures and Right Stuf. It will be released on July 31, 2007 for $24.99 and will contain four episodes. [Source: RightStuf ]

Viz acquires Zoids Genesis

by on April 18, 2007
At the MIPTV conference in Paris, France this week, Viz Media has announced that they have licensed 50 episodes of Zoids Genesis. Viz’s press release provides the following information on the series’ storyline ZOIDS focuses on Planet Zi, which was once decimated by global disaster and is reborn with new mega-life forms called BioZoids. This […]

Viz acquires Mega Man Star Force

by on April 18, 2007
At the MIPTV conference in Paris, France this week, Viz Media has announced that they have licensed 13 episodes of Mega Man Star Force. Viz’s press release provides the following information on the series’ storyline In the year 220X, a new technology has been developed to enable contact with extraterrestrial life forms. A mysterious accident […]

Viz acquires Honey and Clover

by on April 18, 2007
At the MIPTV conference in Paris, France this week, Viz Media has announced that they have licensed 26 episodes of Honey and Clover. Viz’s press release provides the following information on the series’ storyline HONEY AND CLOVER, is a funny and sad story where unrequited love finds its beginning in two love triangles… College life […]

Shoujo Beat to cary excerpt of "Princess Knight" by Osamu Tezuka

by Weathermanon April 18, 2007
Publishers Weekly has posted an interview with editor-in-chief of Shoujo Beat Marc Weidenbaum. In it Marc reveals that the July 2007 issue of Shoujo Beat will contain a 25 page excerpt of Princess Knight by Osamu Tezuka. Princess Knight is considered by many to be the first shoujo manga title ever. This will mark the […]

"Appleseed" sequel to premiere in theatres in Japan in Fall 2007

by Weathermanon April 18, 2007
The official SEGA website for the Appleseed EX game for the Playstation 2 has posted news that the sequel to Appleseed, Appleseed EX will be released to theatres in japan in the fall of 2007. The film will be produced by John Woo and directed by Shinji Aramaki. [source www.animenewsnetwork.com]

Final Volume of "A Pup Named Scooby-Doo" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 18, 2007
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that the 7th and final volume of A Pup Named Scooby-Doo will be out on DVD August 14th. Episodes include “The Mayhem of the Moving Mollusk”, “The Were-Doo of Doo Manor”, and a trilogy of short episodes; “Catcher in the Sly”, “The Ghost of Mrs. Shushman”, and “The Wrath of Wait-Ro”.