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Final Chapter of "Shadow Star Narutaru" Coming in November

by Maxie Zeuson September 5, 2005
Central Park Media will release the concluding chapter of Shadow Star Narutaru to DVD on November 8, the company says. The release will include episodes 11-13 in English and Japanese with English subtitles. DVD features include storyboards; director’s commentary; interview with the Japanese voice actors; art gallery; character art; U.S. Shadow Star Narutaru trailers; and […]

Newsweek Reports from "Superman Returns" Set

by James Harveyon September 5, 2005
Newsweek’s September 12th issue contains an exclusive report from the set of Superman Returns and a new photo of Brandon Routh as Superman. Click the links above to read the article.

"Rumiko Takahashi Anthology" Vol. 3: Adding "Extra" to "Ordinary"

by Chris Woodon September 5, 2005
There are several well-known godfathers of manga and anime who have produced a wide body of work and introduced many memorable characters. These include Akira‘s Katsuhiro Otomo, Gundam‘s Yoshiyuki Tomino, and of course Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. However, even though Japan remains largely a man’s world, the industry also has a godmother. She is Rumiko […]

"Yumeria" Vol. 1: Not a Dream Come True

by Dr. Daedaluson September 5, 2005
I went into Yumeria knowing only that it is a magical girl show based on a PS2 video game by Namco. And so my opinion, unspoiled by “hype,” if there was any: Yumeria is exceedingly average. Anime cliche strike one: Tomokazu is a sixteen-year-old boy having trouble in school. Strike two: His parents are dead […]

Miller Shares His Thoughts on "Batman Begins"

by James Harveyon September 4, 2005
Comic writer Frank Miller recently spoke to Now Playing Magazine about his thoughts on Batman Begins, the summer blockbuster partially based off his definitive Batman origin tale Batman: Year One. Batman Begins is the third movie this year to be based off his comic work, others being the hit Sin City and the box-office bomb […]

WHV Officially Announces 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology 1989-1997'

by Bird Boyon September 4, 2005
Update (09/03): Minor Extras Update Update (09/01): Added shots of the Amaray Case, including a peek at the disc art. (Linked as the case type in each discs description). Update (08/29): Added Front and Back Cover Art for each movie. Update (08/26): Back Cover Art added. WHV has officially announced the ‘Batman: The Motion Picture […]

"Gilgamesh" Vol. 1: Anime or Insomnia Cure?

by Karl Olsonon September 4, 2005
You know, post-Eva and post-Lain, it seems like everyone and their grandma in the anime industry has this idea that dramatic anime needs to move at a snail’s pace. Now, in the hands of the right directors, storyboarders and writers, that ambient, pastoral pacing can make some really classic series. However, in all too many […]

"Kiddy Grade" Vol. 7: Things Get Cleared Up In The "Lurking Shadows"

by Chad Boninon September 3, 2005
Éclair and Lumiere have killed the director of the Galactic Order of Trade and Tariffs (GOTT), Eclipse, and have taken command with an iron fist. An identical pair is serving in an army of Éclair and Lumiere clones under GOTT’s new leadership. Two more Éclair and Lumieres are renegades out to take down the new […]

"Kyo Kara Maoh!" Vol. 2: It's Here, It's Hilarious, Get Used To It.

by Karl Olsonon September 3, 2005
Wolfram: “Don’t be so shy, I’m your fiancee!” Yuri: “I don’t care! That doesn’t mean you have to try and do the naked pretzel!” –Kyo Kara Maoh! Vol.2. When we last left Kyo Kara Maoh, Yuri Shibuya, teenage amateur baseball player and newly minted demon king of another dimension, was on a quest to find […]

More on the Voices of the Upcoming 'Spawn'

by Bird Boyon September 2, 2005
Spawn Animation Updates has put up another installment of its Spawn Animation Updates, this time focusing on the process of the voice recording and what was chosen and how.