CLAMP Makes First U.S. Appearance at Anime Expo 2006

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2006
CLAMP, the Japanese artist’s studio of Satsuki Igarashi, Ageha Ohkawa, Tsubaki Nekoi and Mokona, will be making their first U.S. appearance at this year’s Anime Expo 2006, to be held in Anaheim, CA, from July 1-4, 2006. CLAMP debuted as manga artists in 1989, and have been behind some of the most popular manga and […]

"Dragonball Z" Huzzah! The Main Feature Finally Starts!

by on April 10, 2006
It’s been a long struggle through crappy Toei writers killing any and all potential good filler stories, but finally, we’re at the main fight: Earth’s Special Forces (a.k.a. the Z-Fighters) vs. the Saiyans Vegeta and Nappa. Oh how I’ve waited for this. Vegeta and Nappa have arrived on Earth, and soon after exiting their space […]

Someday’s Dreamers Volume 2: It’s The "Power Of Love"!

by on April 9, 2006
Yume’s the newest apprentice mage in town. Mind you, this is a Japan where mages, those born with magic powers available to them, work side by side with the Government. Licensed mages work alongside firefighters, police, and even have their own Bureau that can be called upon to perform miracles. Yume is being trained alongside […]


by on April 8, 2006
The Danger Service Agency will take on any task, for a price. Throughout their odd jobs, they seem to have made a certain enemy, one voted in by the public of Japan. To find out what a haircutting hellion, a stone cold slaughterer, and a pop-idol have against the DSA, read on. Plus, mummies, a […]

McFarlane Toys Unveils First Wave of Hanna-Barbera Toys

by on April 8, 2006
The official McFarlane Toys website has unveiled the first wave of toys based on the classic Hanna-Barbera characters. Included in the first wave are two Flinstones, two Tom & Jerry, Hong Kong Phooey and Quick Draw McGraw.

"Burst Angel Vol. 5 Line in the Sand" – Babes: Missing in Action

by on April 7, 2006
Future Tokyo’s finest, and I do mean finest, female gunslingers return for another round of crime-fighting and spandex stretching in Burst Angel Volume 5: Line in the Sand. Following the sensational 3rd and 4th volumes, Line is a slight letdown, but entertaining all the same. The girls themselves are given surprisingly little screen time, with […]

"Justice League Unlimited" Series Finales Air May 6th and 13th

by on April 7, 2006
Cartoon Network will air the two-part Justice League Unlimited series finale on May 6th and 13th at 10:30pm on their Toonami cartoon block. [Source: Cartoon Network]

"Devil Hunter Yohko: The Complete Collection Vol. 2" Ah, the logic of Twin Cousins

by on April 6, 2006
Yohko Mano is Japan’s equivalent of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; a young girl begrudgingly given the task of defending the earth (more specifically, their home town… you never really saw Buffy go too far from Sunnydale) from demons and derelicts. Yohko’s a real girl, one who swears, has hormones, and would rather track down the […]

Legendary Animator Alex Toth in Hospital

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
Comic Book Galaxy is reporting that Alex Toth has been in the hospital for the past several weeks and “can use some words of encouragement, humor and appreciation.” Toth is one of the seminal comic book and animation artists of the 1960’s and 1970’s, and is credited with designing Space Ghost, Birdman, and The Herculoids. […]

Nick Renews "Backyardigans" and "Kappa Mikey"

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2006
The latest “Animated Shorts” column by Steve Fritz reports that Nickelodeon has renewed The Backyardigans and Kappa Mikey, with orders for 20 and 26 additional episodes, respectively. Other news in the column includes coverage of the Adult Swim upfront (which mentions Dexter’s Laboratory/Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky’s involvement in Korgoth of Barbaria), a screening of […]