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SDCC: Viz Announces "Bleach" Dub Cast; Several Manga Titles

by on July 22, 2006
Viz drew out quite a crowd to all of their panels, and they announced plenty of news to match. For starters, the dub cast of Bleach is as follows: Ichigo – Johnny Yong Bosch Rukia – Michelle Ruff Isshin – Patrick Seitz Karin – Kate Higgins Orihime – Stephanie Sheh Tatsuki – Wendee Lee Ishida […]

SDCC: Funimation Announces "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" for DVD And More

by on July 22, 2006
Funimation reconfirmed their announcement of their acquisition of the DVD rights to Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles today at San Diego Comic-Con, and they added that they would actively look into television and theatrical release options as well. Additionally, they screened various trailers including some not seen at AX, namely trailers for Tsukuyomi Moon Phase and […]

SDCC: DC Announces Series of Direct to DVD Animated Movies

by on July 22, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, DC Comics announced a new animated films initiative. A series of direct to DVD animated films will be produced with comic fans in mind. This new initiative will be overseen by Bruce Timm and the initial planned films are as follows: The New Fronter – This will be […]

SDCC: Manga Entertainment Announces A New Co-Pro; Talks "Karas," "Eva" And "GitS"

by on July 22, 2006
Manga Entertainment fielded Keith Burgess, Kaoru Mfaume and Margo Zimmerman to their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and after running their promotional reel they announced some big news and conducted a fairly revealing Q&A as well. Manga and APPP (an anime studio that has worked everything from Street Fighter Alpha: Generations to Honey and […]

New ‘Iron Man’ Cartoon To Debut Next Fall

by on July 22, 2006
According to Superhero Hype!, a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man will premiere next fall. Marvel originally announced that Iron Man would probably return to the small screen after the Iron Man movie is released in the summer of 2008, but they have now changed their plans. Marvel and Lions Gate will […]

"Kannazuki No Miko Vol. 2": Bang Zoom! To the Moon, Alice!

by SB20xxon July 22, 2006
Kannazuki No Miko is one of those shows that doesn’t really get compelling until halfway through the series, which is sure to annoy many casual anime fans demanding immediate satisfaction. Despite a strong opening episode, the next few are hurt by a slow pace, a bunch of forced mecha fights (more on that later), and […]

SDCC: New "Afro Samurai" Details Revealed

by on July 22, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, new details were revealed about the upcoming Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson. The series, slated to run on Spike TV, will be five episodes long, although there may be more episodes if it does well. Each of the five episodes had a budget of over $1 […]

"Codename Kids Next Door" Feature-Length Movie Coming in August

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
Cartoon Network has issued a press release announcing Codename Kids Next Door: OPERATION Z.E.R.O., a 90-minute extravaganza that promises to reveal the origins of the Kids Next Door world-wide organization. The movie will debut on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 7:30 PM. As a lead-in feature, a Top Ten Villian Countdown will begin on Monday, […]

ADV Announces September 5 DVDs: Jinki, Ugly Yet Beautiful, UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
ADV Films has released a list of DVDs scheduled for release on September 5, including Jinki: Extend 01, the first volume of a series that blends “giant robot action and soap opera intrigue”; This Ugly Yet Beautiful World: Eye of the Beholder, the second volume in the acclaimed anime from Studio Gainax; and UFO Ultramaiden […]

Rainmaker Acquires Mainframe

by Ed Liuon July 22, 2006
The Hollywood Reporter is stating that Vancouver-based visual effects house Rainmaker is acquiring Mainframe Entertainment, which specializes in CG animation. The acquisition is expected to close July 31, and will be billed as producing the largest animation and visual effects studio in Canada.