Cartoon Network scored some of its highest Adult Swim delivery and ratings increases yet among its target audience of adults 18-34 and adults 18-24, according to Nielsen Media Research. Among its programming standouts, original series Aqua Teen Hunger Force proved a rating winner, with each of its nightly airings ranking among basic cable’s top 50 […]
An article in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper notes the rise of anime-related tourism in Japan. Many local governments, including that for the Tokyo metropolitan area, are giving anime top billing in their tourism promotion efforts, and a growing number of travel package tours offer overseas visitors behind-the-scenes tours at anime studios and trips to anime […]
ComicBookResources.com has spoken to Devil’s Due Publishing editor Mark Powers about the future of the G.I. Joe comic book franchise. Powers discusses the shakeups currently underway in the battle between G.I. Joe and Cobra, the ‘G.I. Joe Arashikage Showdown’ manga-sized graphic novel, and the upcoming G.I. Joe: America’s Elite #0 relaunch by Joe Casey and […]
ADV Films will release Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07, Wandaba Style: Idol Invasion, Hello Kitty’s Animation Theater: Far Away Lands, and Cyberteam in Akihabara: Cyber Rebirth to DVD on April 19, the company said yesterday. The DVD-only Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum:07 will include the original television versions of episodes 24, 25 and 26 along with a […]
The Venture Bros. will return to Adult Swim in early 2006 with thirteen new episodes, Cartoon Network said today. The announcement came as part of the network’s upfront presentation. In addition to The Venture Bros., Adult Swim has ordered new episodes of Aqua Teen Hunger Force to debut in December of 2005. New episodes of […]
YTV has announced plans for two new anime series — .hack//Sign premieres during Bionix, YTV’s Friday night action/anime block, on Friday, April 1, at 10:30pm; Battle B’Daman joins the network’s Saturday morning Vortex block starting Saturday, April 23, at 7:30am and 2:30pm. Additionally, YTV will host the Canadian television premiere of Inuyasha: Affections Touching Across […]
An article in the Los Angeles Times states that Time Warner plans to announce a new TV cartoon and series of books based on Princess Natasha, an original animated feature available to America Online subscribers (free registration required). The 5-minute show about a princess who is also a spy will get a 20-episode run on […]
A report by Merrill Lynch analyst Jessica Reif Cohen states that Michael Eisner has effectively handed control of the Disney Corporation to Robert Iger, according to the Los Angeles Times (free registration required). Eisner is scheduled to step down as Disney’s CEO on October 1, but described himself as the “junior partner” at this point.