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Anime NEXT 2006

by Weathermanon June 25, 2006
Having recently covered Anime Boston, Toon Zone decided to send me off to the very heart of suburbia, the Meadowlands, for Anime NEXT. Staged across two hotels and the Meadowlands Exposition Center, Anime NEXT 2006 was the fifth edition of the event. Having grown from just over one thousand to over five thousand this year, […]

Del Rey at Anime NEXT

by Weathermanon June 25, 2006
* Del Rey Publishing has announced the licensing of the one-shot Shoujo version of the Train Man story. The company plans to announce many more properties at Anime Expo and at San Diego Comic-Con. * Del Rey does not have any current plans to engage in the business of downloadable manga due to hesitancy from […]

FUNimation at Anime NEXT

by Weathermanon June 25, 2006
* At Anime NEXT, FUNimation announced the licensing of Origin-Spirits of the Past (a.k.a. Gin-iro no kami no Agito), a theatrical movie from Gonzo. Additional titles will be announced at Anime Expo. * The FullMetal Alchemist movie will debut in theaters on September 12, along with volume 12 of the television series; volume 11 will […]

"Iron Man" Claims First Weekend of May 2008

by on June 25, 2006
Superhero Hype! reports that Paramount Pictures and Marvel Movies will start off the 2008 summer movie season on May 2, 2008, with Iron Man. The film will be directed by Jon Favreau.

The Venture Brothers Make a Glorious Return in Season Two

by on June 24, 2006
When last we left our heroes, Dr. Thaddeus Venture had just survived a murderous attack from his long-lost twin brother; the Monarch was delivering a “Scared Straight” lecture to young punks in prison; the Monarch’s henchman were closing down the last of their boss’ operations; and Brock had lost his mullet in a fiery explosion. […]

New Episodes of "Futurama" Coming to Comedy Central

by Dan Collinson June 23, 2006
E! Online reports that Futurama, the series created by Simpsons creator Matt Groening, will have new episodes that will air exclusively on Comedy Central. The network will air 13 new episodes in 2008, and will air the entire 72 episodes that currently air in reruns on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. Billy West, Katey Sagal, […]

"Someday’s Dreamers Volume 3": Did the Creators Use All Their "Precious Feelings"?

by on June 23, 2006
You’re walking down the street. A house is on fire in the distance. While the majority of the firemen use hoses, one is using a very special ring to produce a tidal wave to put out the fire. No, she’s not Gi, with the power of water from Captain Planet, she’s a mage. In Someday’s […]

Geneon Announces New September & October Titles

by SB20xxon June 23, 2006
It’s a rather small round of updates as Geneon announced the third volumes of Gun Sword, The Law of Ueki, and Strawberry Marshmallow, as well as box sets of Melody of Oblivion and Ultramaniac for the months of September and October. [Source: AnimeOnDVD.com]

"Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 22, 2006
BCI Eclipse and Entertainment Rights are bringing two classic ’70s toons onto one DVD box set–Space Sentinels & The Freedom Force: The Complete Series. The Space Sentinels is the story of three young heroes–Hercules, Mercury, and Astrea–who were transported to a far away world to stop the forces of evil. The cartoon premiered on NBC […]

"Blackstar" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson June 22, 2006
BCI Eclipse and Entertainment Rights are releasing the classic ’80s toon Blackstar as a two-disc set on August 22. Blackstar is the story of astronaut John Blackstar, whose ship was caught in a black hole and crashed into the planet Sagar. He was rescued by the tiny Trobbits who ask him to save the planet […]