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"Foster’s" Swings a Big Shtick

by Arsenalon July 17, 2006
Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends brims with shtick. The wackiness is always turned up to an extreme notch; but it’s fitting that a show about imaginary friends should have so much, well, imagination. Unfortunately, such an unpredictable series can make for unpredictable results. Plots are often subjected to the whims of the various characters’ shticks. […]

ADV Films Announces August DVDs: "Chance Pop Session," "Gatchaman," "Shadow Skill"

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
ADV Films has announced several new DVD titles up for sale throughout August. On August 8, ADV will release Papuwa: Wild Things, a surrealistic comedy of fun, sun, and hermaphroditic snails set on a strange tropical paradise. Also scheduled for August 8 is the Chance Pop Session Complete Collection, collecting all 13 episodes of the […]

Press Release: ADV Announces New Shadow Skill

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES NEW SHADOW SKILL FOR AUGUST 22 HOUSTON, July 14, 2006—ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce the sixth and final volume of Shadow Skill, Emergence of the Beast, will be available on August 22. The warrior kingdom of Kuruda is home to […]

Press Release: ADV Announces August 15 Releases

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 15 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 13, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime outside of Japan, is pleased to announce several great new titles set to hit the streets on August 15 – including the second volume of Vermilion Pleasure Night and the eighth awesome Gatchaman collection! VERMILION […]

Press Release: ADV Announces August 8 Releases

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADV ANNOUNCES AUGUST 8 RELEASES HOUSTON, July 12, 2006 —ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce three exciting new titles set to hit the streets on August 8, including the first volume in the new series Papuwa, a new Farscape Starburst Edition, and a […]

Art Asylum to Make New "Speed Racer" Cartoons

by Ed Liuon July 16, 2006
Art Asylum has announced a major initiative revolving around Speed Racer, one of the earliest Japanese anime shows imported to America. The centerpiece will be a new set of Speed Racer toys, each of which will contain a DVD of Speed’s new animated adventures. Art Asylum promises “a new take on Speed Racer – he […]

"Mobile Suit Gundam 0083-The Afterglow of Zeon": Turn Out That Light!!

by Grant Whiteon July 16, 2006
When you create a smash hit, it’s natural to want to spread the hype as far as you can. As Pokemon became a world wide phenomenon, Bandai/Sunrise hoped for similar success with the Gundam franchise…..so far, Haro plushies aren’t quite outselling Pikachus. Whilst the focus of this campaign has been America, other parts of the […]

"Gundam: Lost War Chronicles" Is Completely Pointless

by Dukeon July 16, 2006
One of the most pervasive trends in Gundam history is the sidestory. Nowhere is this used more than in the Universal Century. Ask any Gundam nut and they can rattle off almost a dozen sidestories based on the One Year War (covered in the original series, Mobile Suit Gundam) alone, not even counting all the […]

Heads Up! "The Amazing Screw-On Head" Pilot Rocks!

by screw on headon July 15, 2006
Having been a big fan of the original comic book since it’s release in May 2002, I have to say I’m relieved. Not only does The Amazing Screw-On Head pilot hold up to the comic, but it stands on its own as the start of what could be a potentially awesome animated series, offering both […]

"The Amazing Screw-On Head": Faithful Adaptation, Accessible to All

by Bird Boyon July 15, 2006
Ever since seeing Hellboy in theaters, I’ve been a fan of Mike Mignola. While I admittedly have seen or read very few of his works, I was rather excited when I heard about The Amazing Screw-On Head being put into production. I didn’t follow the actual progression of the show or even read the comics, […]