Otakon 2013: Press Conference and Public Q&A With Director Shinichiro Watanabe

by Todd DuBoison August 21, 2013
Few figures in the anime industry today can boast of a career as rich as that of Shinichiro Watanabe. A successful screenwriter, music producer and director, Watanabe got his first big directing break co-directing the admired OVA series Macross Plus with Shoji Kawamori before going on to direct the eclectic landmark titles Cowboy Bebop and […]

Review: “Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (UK Edition)” – That Difficult Second Act

by Grant Whiteon August 21, 2013
The first Mardock Scramble movie went to very dark places, ending with resurrected teenage prostitute Rune Balot at the mercy of enemy agent Boiled after having abused the trust of her living weapon partner Oeufcoque. The second film continues directly on from this point as the terrified Balot attempts to escape. Admittedly her means of […]


English-Subtitled Episode of “Burka Avenger” Posted

by Todd DuBoison August 20, 2013
The first episode of pop star Aaron Haroon Rashid’s superhero cartoon Burka Avenger, the first animated series produced in Pakistan, has been officially posted online with English subtitles on Youtube for the show’s official website. A production of Unicorn Black, the 13-episode series uses 3D animation for the characters and 2D painted artwork for the […]

Star Wars Boots Phineas And Ferb

by Alex Beanon August 19, 2013
Disney had originally slated to have its “Phineas and Ferb”-based feature film debut last month. But that was before they purchased the Star Wars empire from George Lucas for four billion American dollars. Then Michael Arndt – who won an Academy Award for writing “Little Miss Sunshine” and was nominated for an Oscar for “Toy […]


Ready, Set, Balus!

by Alex Beanon August 19, 2013
When it’s not New Year’s Eve and Beyonce isn’t having a baby, the Twitter record books belongs to Japanese fans of the anime movie “Castle in the Sky”. That became apparent – again – this month when Japanese anime groupies conspired to simultaneously tweet the word “balus” during a television filming of the 1986 anime […]

Review: “Dragon Ball Z Kai Season Four” – Speed Bumps at the Climax

by Jacob T. Paschalon August 19, 2013
Thanks to Vegeta’s pride and Kuririn’s lust, the female cyborg No. 18 is absorbed by Cell. Cell obtains unmatched power with an unmatched desire to test it. Luckily, Son Gokuu and Son Gohan have completed their latest training. Whereas the story last season knew no end to its momentum, Dragon Ball Kai’s climax finds itself […]


ComicsAlliance Interviews Paul Dini and Cort Lane on “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2013
ComicsAlliance has interviewed Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.‘s Paul Dini and Cort Lane, writer/Creative Consultant and Supervising Producer, respectively. Among other topics, the pair discuss the reasons behind some of the creative decisions made for the show (like the absence of alter egos for the show’s Hulks or the alteration of backstories of characters […]

“The Legend of Korra” Season 2 Premieres on September 13, 2013

by Ed Liuon August 16, 2013
Nickelodeon has announced that The Legend of Korra season 2 will begin on September 13, 2013. The following new trailer has also been released: Legend of Korra: September 13 @ 7/6c!


Review: Whimsical Wizardy and Fun Reign in “The Sword in the Stone”

by Todd DuBoison August 16, 2013
Although overshadowed by the fine company it keeps among other Disney classics, The Sword in the Stone ranks among the most whimsically fun movies produced by the Walt Disney Company nearly fifty years after its 1963 debut. The film is a light-hearted take the classic Arthurian novel by the illustrious T.H. White, chronicling the education […]

New DC Nation Clips for “Beware the Batman,” “Super Pets,” “Teen Titans Go!”

by Ed Liuon August 15, 2013
Warner Bros. Animation has released the following new clips and stills from DC Nation animated programs, with the “Super Pets – World’s Greatest Bark” short and new episode of Beware the Batman premiering on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at 10:00 AM (ET/PT), and Teen Titans Go! “Terra-ized” premiering on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at 7:30 […]