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OTAKON 2006: ADV Announces "Shin Angyo Onshi"

by on August 5, 2006
At a panel today at Otakon, ADV announced the acquisition of “Shin Angyo Onshi.” Another announcement will be coming later today. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

Funimation Licenses "School Rumble"

by on August 5, 2006
At their 1 p.m. panel at Otakon, Funimation announced the acquisition of School Rumble, including seasons one and two and the OVAs. [Thanks to zmanjz for on-site reporting.]

"Metalocalypse": It’s The Same Old Song

by on August 5, 2006
For Metalocalypse, I couldn’t help but set my expectations high. The reason? Brendon Small, the driving force behind a fantastic little show called Home Movies, was a co-creator. With Brendon comes Tommy Blacha, whose writing credentials include Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter Controls the Universe. The voice talent sounds fun: Besides Small, […]

"G Gundam" Box Set 2: I’m a Wonderbug!

by on August 5, 2006
G Gundam, the red-headed stepchild of the Gundam universe, finally completes its long journey. The time for the Final Battle of the Gundam Fight is here. Neo Japan. Neo America. Neo France. Neo China. Neo Germany. Neo Russia. Neo Holland. Neo Denmark. Neo Greece. All these countries and more are competing for the right for […]

"G Gundam" Manga: You Too Will Want to Communicate With Your Fists!

by Grant Whiteon August 5, 2006
G Gundam. The name is infamous in anime circles as the black sheep of the long-running Gundam franchise due to its bizarre mecha designs and very un-Gundam story. But the series has its defenders. When it was released in America in 2002 this now decade-old debate took on a new angle. As is standard these […]

G Gundam FIX Figuration: Hi, God. It’s Me, Sailor Moon Gundam.

by Grant Whiteon August 5, 2006
Back when I was 15 (a long five years ago), the Pokemon craze was at its height and networks were desperate to try almost any anime in the hopes of similar success. One such show, creeping onto Cartoon Network’s fledgling Toonami block, was Gundam Wing. I knew little about Gundam at the time, but from […]

DreamWorks Animation Reports $13.7m 2Q Profit

by Ed Liuon August 4, 2006
DreamWorks Animation reported a net profit of .7 million for the 2nd quarter of 2006, largely on the strength of Madagascar on home video and pay television. Revenues from the theatrical release Over the Hedge are not expected to be booked until the fourth quarter home video release.

Ghibli Releases Classic French "Le Roi et L’Oiseau" Cartoon

by Ed Liuon August 3, 2006
Amid Amidi of Cartoon Brew reports that Paul Grimault’s classic cartoon Le Roi et L’Oiseau has just been re-issued on DVD in Japan, thanks to the efforts of Studio Ghibli. The movie, which took nearly 30 years to complete, will also be screened in a limited theatrical run until September 22, and Grimault’s work will […]

"Ultimate Avengers 2": Redundancies Assemble!

by on August 3, 2006
The first Ultimate Avengers DTV film represented a big step in the right direction for Marvel Comics animation. Not only were the smooth animation and thrilling fights perhaps the best the Marvel universe has ever enjoyed, but at a time when rival DC’s superhero cartoons are skewing younger and younger UA endeavored to appeal across […]

"The Replacements" Comes to Disney Channel

by Zeddon August 2, 2006
Next month, Disney Channel will premiere an original animated comedy series entitled The Replacements. The series stars orphaned siblings Riley and Todd, who through the help of a mysterious agency find they can replace any adult in their life. The situations the siblings get themselves into always result in funny, unforeseen consequences with lessons to […]