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"Pokémon: Battle Frontier" Coming to Cartoon Network This Fall

by on June 15, 2006
Cartoon Network has announced that season 9 of the Pokémon series will be premiering this fall under the guise of Pokémon: Battle Frontier. The former Kids’ WB! show follows the journeys of Ash and May as they traverse the lands of Kanto, where Ash competes against the six remaining Frontier Brains in the Battle Frontier […]

"Burst Angel Volume 6 Guardian Angel": Duel with a Deadly Dull Doppelganger

by on June 15, 2006
I’ve long been skeptical of people who offer qualified praise for specific story arcs within a TV series, as if they were somehow cut from a completely different cloth than the rest of the show. Surely if something was entertaining in one episode the writers would not fail to apply it to others. However, this […]

Warner Home Video: "JLU" Season 1 DVD in 16×9, More

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
TheDigitalBits.com has posted the transcript of an online chat held on June 6 with executives from Warner Home Video. The highlight of the chat is the announcement that the first season boxed set of Justice League Unlimited will be presented in 16×9 widescreen, rather than the “matted” 4×3 full-screen format of earlier Justice League DVD […]

Glico Markets "Grave of the Fireflies" Candy

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
Heidi MacDonald’s The Beat weblog notes that Asian food company Glico is marketing “Shuwa Puccho Can drops retro Candy,” a 130g tin of candy based on Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. In the film, a similar tin of candy serves as one of the lead characters’ few sources of nourishment, with the tin getting […]

Greg Weisman Interviewed About "Gargoyles" Comics

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
BrokenFrontier.com has interviewed writer Greg Weisman about Gargoyles, both in its original TV incarnation and in the new Gargoyles comic book title, published by Slave Labor Graphics and hitting comic book store shelves today, June 14. Part 1 of the interview was published at the end of May, and part 2 was published yesterday. The […]

Cartoon Network Inks Licensing Deal with Mattel

by Ed Liuon June 14, 2006
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Cartoon Network has signed a worldwide licensing deal with Mattel for action figures and other toys based on the network’s shows (free registration required). The first wave of toys to be released under the pact will hit shelves in 2007.

Anime Boston 2006

by Weathermanon June 14, 2006
Anime Boston, now based out of the Hines Convention center in the Prudential Center (a.k.a. The Pru) in the Back Bay area of Boston, is what all great conventions should aspire to be in most ways. It was decidedly different being a member of the press, rather than a regular attendee who would have been […]

Anime Boston 2006: ADV Films

by Weathermanon June 14, 2006
ADV announced at Anime Boston 2006 the licensing of a new property, Jinki: Extend. The show, based on a manga by Sirou Tunasima, tells the story of a young, somewhat flighty middle-school aged girl named Aoba who lives in near future Japan with her grandmother and has a knack of model kits and other things […]

Anime Boston 2006: Media Blasters

by Weathermanon June 14, 2006
Media Blasters gave a brief panel on their current plans for 2006 and beyond. This year is the 10th anniversary of Media Blasters. The company plans to have some major property announcements at AX. Highlights of the panel are as follows: * Media Blasters confirmed a new OVA in the Kite universe not staring Sawa, […]

Anime Boston 2006: TokyoPop

by Weathermanon June 14, 2006
TokyoPop’s panel presentation at Anime Boston 2006 did not feature any new property announcements. Company representatives highlighted the full slate of productions for the next several months including manga-based novels, anime-based novels and several upcoming previously announced new mangas, as well as global comic properties including comic adaptations of several of the former Jim Henson […]