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"Metalocalypse": Head Banging is More Entertaining

by on July 5, 2006
Metalocalypse follows in the footsteps of recent Adult Swim originals: a goofy idea that sounds humorous, but the final execution contains very little of what you had hoped would make it a hit. Following the exploits of death-metal band Dethklok in a “Spinal Tap” and “Metallica: Some Kind of Monster” documentary style, the first episode […]

Bandai Licensing "Hiwou’s War," "Zeta" Films and More — CORRECTED

by on July 5, 2006
At their panel at Anime Expo today, Bandai Entertainment announced the acquisition of Hiwou’s War (Hiwou Senki), a 26-episode series that was Studio Bones’ first. Individual volumes will retail for $38.99. Vol. 1 is set for Sept. 12, Vol. 2 is due on Nov. 14, and Vol. 3 on Jan. 2, 2007. They also announced […]

"Animated Shorts" Posts Part 2 of Lou Scheimer Interview

by Ed Liuon July 5, 2006
Steve Fritz’s latest “Animated Shorts” column for Newsarama posts part 2 of his interview with Lou Scheimer, talking about the heyday of the Filmation Studio as they landed several DC Comics licenses along with The Archies and Star Trek animated projects and Bill Cosby’s Fat Albert cartoon. Other content in the column includes reviews of […]

Final season of "Danger Mouse" coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson July 4, 2006
Tvshowsondvd.com reports that A&E Home video will release Danger Mouse: The Final Seasons on September 26. The box set will contain 21 episodes from seasons 7-10 on three DVDs, as well as the Count Duckula episode “Town Hall Terrors.”

"Desert Punk Vol. 2": It’s A Hard Knock Life For Punks

by on July 4, 2006
When we last left our less than noble hero, Kanta Mizuno (aka The Desert Punk) he’d seemingly ended up with a new companion, but apparently that’s not exactly where we pick up. On the first episode of Desert Punk’s second disc we find Kanta taking on a job to defend a small town from a […]

"He-Man Season 2 Volume 1": Trying to Keep the Skeletal Man Down

by on July 4, 2006
Filmation’s He-Man occupies a confounding place in the pantheon of American television animation. Its tremendous success gave birth to a wondrous new era of syndicated cartoon programming while simultaneously ushering in an undertone of crass commercialism. However one may regard He-Man‘s standing today, the premiere season was clearly an unstoppable phenomenon. Season 2 Volume 1 […]

Tsutomu Nihei Coming to Phoenix Anime Convention

by Zeddon July 4, 2006
Tsutomu Nihei (Blame!, Wolverine: Snikt, Halo) will be coming to Phoenix, Arizona to meet his fans as a part of Phoenix Anime Fest. The convention will be held December 1-3, 2006. More information is available at www.phoenixanimefest.com. [Source: Phoenix Anime Fest]

Viz Releases "Bleach," "Inuyasha" Movie 4 Details at Anime Expo

by on July 3, 2006
At their panel at Anime Expo, Viz Media announced details about DVD releases and the upcoming marketing blitz for Inuyasha the Movie 4: Fire on the Mystic Island. Starting in October, the Naruto edited DVDs will be released monthly. Anthony Jiwa of Viz Media noted that to produce the first uncut Naruto box set, new […]

ADV Announces New "Guyver" at Third AX Panel

by on July 3, 2006
To yet another packed room, ADV’s John Ledford, David Williams and Matt Greenfield announced their company had licensed the new Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor series. The reps noted that the dub would use new ADV voice actors, not the cast from the previous incarnations. More updates as they become available.

Right Stuf Acquires "Super Gals 2," Explains "To Heart" Issues

by on July 3, 2006
At their panel at Anime Expo this morning, Shawne Kleckner announced that his company had acquired the second season of Super Gals, to be put out in a series box set with an estimated release date of Dec. 1. The release will probably not be placed in retail, and the first 600 people to preorder […]