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"Naruto" on Cartoon Network Increases Manga Sales

The recent exposure of Viz Media’s Naruto on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block has resulted in a major boom in sales of the manga version of Naruto, also distributed in the US by Viz Media. You can read more at ICV2.com.

Tommy Bond 1926 - 2005

Actor Tommy Bond passed away on Saturday at the age of 79. Bond is probably best known for his roles as Butch the bully in The Little Rascals and as Jimmy Olsen in two Superman movie serials. Writer Mark Evanier points out that Bond also did animation voice work, most notably as the owl in […]

Eisner's Low-Key Departure from Disney

The New York Times is reporting that Michael Eisner is planning a low-key exit from Disney when his last day at work arrives this Friday (registration required). He has declined comment on his career and only agreed to a one-page retrospective in the Disney company newsletter.

"Chicken Little" Boosts 3-D and Digital Projection

An article in The New York Times notes that Disney’s Chicken Little has the potential for a major breakthrough in 3-D movies and has already spurred several theatres to upgrade to digital projection systems (registration required). The article notes that the new 3-D process will be more advanced than even recent movies like Spy Kids […]

IDW Announces "Transformers: Beast Wars" Comic

IDW Publishing has announced a Beast Wars mini-series to join its new Transformers comic books. Beast Wars: The Gathering will be a 4-issue mini-series launching in February 2006 by Simeon Furman, with art by Don Figueroa and Josh Burcham, following the relaunch of Transformers in January.

"Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki" Vol. 1: Here Comes The Bride, All Dressed in Exposition

Tenchi Masaki is the luckiest teenager in Japan. After a run-in with a space pirate years ago, he became the Prince of the Juraian Empire. What’s more, he’s surrounded by various space babes who want him. Life has been quiet since he wielded the three Light Hawk Wings in a climactic battle, but things are […]

"Fullmetal Alchemist" Vol. 5: A Perfect Prelude

The plot advances nicely and the tone darkens a little bit in Fullmetal Alchemist Volume 5. So let’s skip over any lame puns or intros and dive right in! After meeting Tim Marcoh, Ed and Al may be close to finally discovering the Philosopher’s Stone, the key to restoring both of their bodies to normal. […]

"Dragon Ball GT" Vol. 1 to 4: The Unfantastic Four

At the end of Dragon Ball Z, the world was again at peace. Goku was training Ubuu, the reincarnation of the evil Buu, into a young warrior on the side of good. Pan, the daughter of Gohan and Videl, was showing her strength at the World Martial Arts Tournament. All was well and right, until […]

"Dragon Ball Z" Gohan's Trials: Huzzah! More Filler!

Dragon Ball Z is one of those shows which don’t really need to be explained. Everybody (well, everybody reading this) knows about this show, and all about its characters. So why review it when everyone basically knows what’s in the DVD? Because it’s cool, that’s why! After losing his robot friend in the caves, Gohan […]

WHV Officially Announces New 'Superman' and 'Batman' Volume DVD Sets

WHV has officially announced Superman: The Animated Series Volume 2 and Batman: The Animated Series Volume 4. The two sets will hit alongside each other on December 6th. Update (9/25): STAS Vol. 2 Box Art Back revealed. Superman: The Animated Series Volume 2 Synopsis: Lex Luthor. Bizarro. Metallo. Karkull. The universe is filled with villains. […]

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