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Ghibli Museum Super Special at GhibliWorld.com

by Ed Liuon April 5, 2006
The new website GhibliWorld.com has just posted a special feature about the Ghibli Museum in Japan. The feature takes readers on a virtual tour of the museum and includes numerous photographs. (via Nausicaa.net)

New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore Combine to Produce New Action-Adventure Series

by Grant Whiteon April 5, 2006
Production companies from three different countries (Flux Animation, Yoram Gross-EM.TV and Big Communications) are set to combine their efforts to create a new 3D/2D action adventure comedy, C21Media reports. Based on various elements of Asian mythology, Master Raindrop follows four young friends as they set out to save their kidnapped master.

"Desert Punk v.1" – It’s Outlaw Star Via MadMax and The Man Show

by on April 5, 2006
Anime has a lot of show about bounty hunters and people who do odd jobs for hire. Some of them, such as Cowboy Bebop and Outlaw Star are fairly major parts of the public face of anime as they’ve aired on TV. Of course, there are also more than a few post-apocalyptic works as well, […]

Bandai Announces New July Titles

by SB20xxon April 5, 2006
More complete collections are on the way for July, as Dragon Drive, Galaxy Angel Z, Kaze No Yojimbo, Wolf’s Rain, and the Love Hina movies are getting re-released. In addition, new volumes of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed Destiny, My-Hime, and Yukikaze are also hitting shelves. Thanks to AnimeOnDVD.com for the news.

"The Boondocks" Coming to DVD (Updated 4/4)

by Dan Collinson April 4, 2006
Tvshowsondvd has announced that Season 1 of The Boondocks is coming to DVD on June 13. The box set contains the first 15 episodes uncut and uncensored on 3 DVDs and features 7 episode commentaries and songs by hip-hop superstars like Kanye West. Updated 4/4: Tvshowsondvd.com has posted art of the final cover.

Incredible Ink: The Te Wei 90th Birthday Collector’s Edition DVD

by Ed Liuon April 4, 2006
China may manufacture and export many things in an increasingly globalized world, but animation does not seem to be one of them. Japanese animation is a well-known quantity, and Korea is growing as an animation outsourcing destination and for a growing amount of original content. However, China‚Äôs modern animation industry seems to be rather moribund, […]

SakuraCon2006 Round Up

by on April 4, 2006
Held for the first time in the Washington State Convention Center, SakuraCon was fairly massive this year–at least in terms of attendance–with over eight thousand people. Several companies from the industry turned out as well, namely ADV, Dark Horse, FUNimation and Geneon. Not much came out in the way of announcements, but news like Geneon […]

"Ice Age" Sequel Breaks Box Office Doldrums

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown took the top spot at the box office this past weekend, with an estimated $70.5 million in ticket sales. That total makes Ice Age: The Meltdown the top March opening for a film ever (a record held previously by the $46.3 million opening weekend for the original Ice Age).

"Simpsons" Movie Trailer Debuts

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown moviegoers were treated to a surprise screening of a trailer for The Simpsons movie, currently scheduled for release in July 2007. The trailer also aired during Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. Some small details about the movie appeared when writer/producer Al Jean and creator Matt Groening were interviewed by USA Today, […]

"Karas" Preview: Outstandingly Animated Though A Bit Condensed

by on April 3, 2006
Tatsunoko Productions has been around for a long time. 40 years in fact. In that time they’ve made a number of series that have been very influential not only in Japan, but in America as well. Classics such as Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Mospeada, have all turned up in the US under some banner or […]