"Baki the Grappler" Goes Out With a Thwack-Squish

by on July 25, 2006
Hey, kiddies! It’s time for more blood and gore as sweaty, muscle-bound giants beat the crap out of each other for fun and prize money! Isn’t that exciting? The time for kids’ games is over, with the World Underground Championship reaching its climax. As Baki continues his winning streak, his father, Yujiro, appears out of […]

"Ninja Nonsense Vol. 1": An Interesting… Ooh! Kitty!

by SB20xxon July 24, 2006
Ninja Nonsense, known as 2×2 Shinobuden in Japan, has no real plot to speak of. Shinobu is a teenage ninja in training, but this particular regimen is a bit perverse: Her first test as a ninja is to collect girls’ panties. On this odd mission she accidentally meets the owner of one of the targeted […]

Mako 1933 – 2006

by Ed Liuon July 23, 2006
Veteran Japanese-American actor Mako (Makoto Iwamatsu) passed away on Friday, July 21, 2006, from esophageal cancer at his home in Ventura County, CA. He was 72 years old. In addition to his groundbreaking work as an Asian-American actor in Hollywood, Mako lent his distinctive raspy voice to such characters as Aku on Samurai Jack and […]

"The Dick Tracy Show" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 23, 2006 reports that Classic Media is bringing The Dick Tracy Show: The Complete Series to DVD on September 26. The box set will contain every episode from 1961-1964 on four DVDs and will include a limited edition Dick Tracy comic book.

"Battle Arena Toshinden": A Landmark, or a Skidmark, on the Stage of History?

by on July 23, 2006
The Toshin tournament is about to be held again. However, all of the contestants from last year’s battle are being murdered by a mysterious organization. Eiji Shirow is out to discover just who this person hunting down combatants is and why he looks like his long lost brother in this rerelease of the first ever […]

Teaser for Kon’s "Paprika" Online

by on July 23, 2006
A teaser trailer for Satoshi Kon’s Paprika, the feature film due out next year based on the novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui, is now available at the official site. Direct links: Windows Media RealMedia [Via Catsuka and Anime News Network]

SDCC: The Cartoon Network Panel: A Progress Report

by on July 22, 2006
Fielding Danny Antonucci (creator of Ed, Edd ‘n Eddy), Julie and Tim Cahill (creators of My Gym Partner Is A Monkey), Joe Murray (creator of Camp Lazlo), Mark O’Hare (producer on Camp Lazlo), Everett Peck (creator of Squirrel Boy), Mr. Warburton (creator of Kids Next Door) and Bob Higgins (senior vice president of programming and […]

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 […]