Geneon Snags "Viewtiful Joe" for North America

Geneon Entertainment has picked up the North American merchandising, television and home entertainment rights to Viewtiful Joe, the company announced today. The company says it is also negotiating to bring the series to America networks, and it will release the series on DVD. [Source: Geneon Entertainment]

Fake "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Trading Cards Seized

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents on Wednesday executed a search warrant at a Los Angeles area warehouse and seized what industry representatives say is the largest cache of counterfeit Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards ever recovered. Officials at the Carlsbad regional office of Upper Deck say the cards seized during the operation would retail for […]

Dan Slott Talks Spider-Man/Human Torch

Dan Slott is one of the funniest men in comics. After recieveing rave reviews in his SHE HULK comic, Slott once again teamed up with long time collaberator Ty Templeton, of Batman Adventures fame, to pen Spider-Man/Human Torch. With both #1 and #2 of the 5 issue mini series now availble, Toon Zone News decided […]

"Rock and Rule" Set for June 7 Release

Unearthed Films will release Rock and Rule to DVD on June 7, the company says. The animated feature, about a punk rock band member who is kidnapped for an experiment to summon a demon from another dimension, will get both a special edition and collector’s set release. Specs on each: Rock and Rule Special Edition: […]

Nicktoons Goes to "Shuriken School"

Nicktoons will partner with Paris-based Xilam Animation for Shuriken School, a comedy about a boy’s adventures at Ninja school, the companies announced today. Nicktoons will broadcast 26 half-hour episodes of the series beginning in 2006. [Source: Nickelodeon]

Marvel Posts Better Results in 2004

Marvel Enterprises had operating income of $41.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, up from $26.6 million in the same period in 2003, the company said today. Revenues rose to $100.5 million from $85.7 million. For the full year, Marvel had operating income of $224.4 million on revenues of $513.5 million. That compares to […]

New "Duel Masters" Set Announced

Wizards of the Coast will release Stomp-a-trons of Invincible Wrath, a new starter set in its Duel Masters line, on April 8, the company said today. The set will include 120 cards and introduce new Tapping Creatures and Very Rare Invincible Spells. Booster packs will retail for $3.49; starter sets and theme decks will retail […]

ADV Announces Four Releases for April

ADV Films will release Gantz: Aftershocks; Get Backers: Virtual Apocalypse; Sister Princess: Brotherly Love and Saint Seiya: The Battle for Sanctuary to DVD on April 5, the company said. Details on each release: Gantz: Aftershocks, Volume Three: Contains two complete episodes presented in anamorphic widescreen in English 5.1 and Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles. Extras […]

Sorrent Releases "Robots" Mobile Entertainment

Sorrent has released a suite of mobile entertainment based on the CGI-animated feature Robots, the company said today. The package includes a mobile game, wallpapers, screensavers and ringtones. [Source: Business Wire]

"Koi Kaze Vol. 1" Unsettling and Brillant

Anime as a medium sometimes seems as though it’s seeking out taboos to break. Onegai Teacher plays with the student-teacher relationship, Gravitation and Fake toy with gay relationships and Onegai Twins and .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Key mess with some inferred incest. Koi Kaze drops the inferred and adds pedophilia: it’s a show about a […]

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