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

by Chad Boninon 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 Benon 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 Karl Olsonon 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 Karl Olsonon 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 Karl Olsonon 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 William C. Mauneon 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 […]

SDCC: Manga Entertainment Announces A New Co-Pro; Talks "Karas," "Eva" And "GitS"

by Karl Olsonon July 22, 2006
Manga Entertainment fielded Keith Burgess, Kaoru Mfaume and Margo Zimmerman to their panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, and after running their promotional reel they announced some big news and conducted a fairly revealing Q&A as well. Manga and APPP (an anime studio that has worked everything from Street Fighter Alpha: Generations to Honey and […]

New ‘Iron Man’ Cartoon To Debut Next Fall

by Stuon July 22, 2006
According to Superhero Hype!, a new animated series based on Marvel Comics’ Iron Man will premiere next fall. Marvel originally announced that Iron Man would probably return to the small screen after the Iron Man movie is released in the summer of 2008, but they have now changed their plans. Marvel and Lions Gate will […]

"Kannazuki No Miko Vol. 2": Bang Zoom! To the Moon, Alice!

by Classic Speedyon July 22, 2006
Kannazuki No Miko is one of those shows that doesn’t really get compelling until halfway through the series, which is sure to annoy many casual anime fans demanding immediate satisfaction. Despite a strong opening episode, the next few are hurt by a slow pace, a bunch of forced mecha fights (more on that later), and […]

SDCC: New "Afro Samurai" Details Revealed

by William C. Mauneon July 22, 2006
At the San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, new details were revealed about the upcoming Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson. The series, slated to run on Spike TV, will be five episodes long, although there may be more episodes if it does well. Each of the five episodes had a budget of over $1 […]