Anime can do a lot—everything from poignant, realistic dramas to surreal, hyper-stylized fantasy worlds to madcap comedies. But like any medium, it’s got its share of clichés and crutches: generic evil secret organizations; nudity and violence in lieu of story and character; angst-ridden male leads; formulaic harem relationships. There are various and sundry other story […]
Last time on Gad Guard: Hajiki Sanada and his techode Lightening were caught in the middle as tensions between the techode owners began to grow. Aiko wants everyone to just get along, Takumi wants to “do the things that must be done,” Katana wants revenge, and Hajiki just wants to keep surviving. Now, in volume […]
Pola Changnon has been named vice president of on-air and executive producer of program production at Cartoon Network, the company announced Thursday. Changnon will be responsible for managing and directing all on-air production that comprises the signature environments of both Cartoon Network and Boomerang. Her duties also will include continuing to serve as production lead […]
Buena Vista Games Inc. will both acquire acclaimed Salt Lake City-based videogame developer, Avalanche Software Lc. and establish a startup development studio in Vancouver, Canada, led by former Electronic Arts Canada senior development and business staff, AWN reports. The announcements come as part of the company’s plan to strengthen its internal game development capabilities and […]
Nickelodeon Latin America and Mattel Latin America are renewing a multi-platform contract to further strengthen relations with Latin American customers, PlayThings reports. The alliance covers traditional advertising, original programming, online components, and programming rights for Nickelodeon, including Mattel’s My Scene property.