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Space Battleship Yamato Blu-ray/DVD Combo Ready For Launch

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The Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for “Space Battleship Yamato” – of “Star Blazers” fame for American audiences – is set for launch. “Space Battleship Yamato” is the 2010 film version of the original series from the early anime classic from the 1970s. The plot is set in the year 2199. Five years after the Gamilons began […]

PR: Explore the East at MCM London Comic Con; JapanEx expands and rebrands as PopAsia

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Explore the East at MCM London Comic Con; JapanEx expands and rebrands as PopAsia MCM London Comic Con’s popular ‘JapanEx’ area will be rebranding as ‘PopAsia’ from next month’s show, focusing not only on Japan but expanding to include the whole of Asia. While the […]

Inugami-san To Nekoyama-san Gets DVD Release…In Japan

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It was recently announced that the short-form anime show “Inugami-san to Nekoyama-san” will be coming to Blu-ray and DVD this summer. The single-disc release covers all 12 episodes [just under five minutes each] and will include an unaired bonus episode, a clean ending sequence and promo videos. The catch? It will only be released in […]

PR: Pokémon TV App Out Now for Kindle Fire

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Now Kindle Fire owners can check out what more than 2.5 million Pokémon fans have already experienced on iOS and Android, Pokémon episodes on their device through the Pokémon TV App. The Pokémon Company recently announced that the app is now available, and features regularly updated episodes pulled from a library of more than 700 […]

Review: "Ikki Tousen" Great Guardians & Xtreme Xecutor - Rip-Off Artists

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I’m about to review Ikki Tousen, and to paraphrase Roger Ebert, this may astound you, but I’m giving it a positive review (Siskel: “It DOES astound me. Are you okay?”). Why did I like this series but loathe similarly-fanservice heavy titles like Highschool dxd? If you’ll indulge me for a moment, let me take you […]

PR: Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

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STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]

Review: "Dragon Ball Z: Rock The Dragon" Is the Home for Infinite Losers (plus, Season 1 and 2 Blu-rays)

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Did you ever rock the dragon? Nearly two decades ago, Dragon Ball Z made its first splash on American shores in syndication, soon followed by its legendary Toonami run. Dragon Ball Z‘s first 53 episodes might have been a bit rocky in comparison to modern anime dubbing practices. The soundtrack was replaced, character names were […]

"Beware the Batman", "Attack on Titan" to Air on Toonami in May

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In a pair of recent announcements, two action cartoons were confirmed for Adult Swim’s weekly Toonami block on Saturday nights: the anime series Attack on Titan and Beware the Batman. Attack on Titan, based on Hajime Isayama’s best-selling manga, is an apocalyptic dark fantasy chronicling humanity’s desperate struggle for survival against a horde of man-eating […]

Kite Flies Into Live Action Adaptation

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The controversial anime “Kite” by Yasuomi Umetsu is on its way to its live-action adaptation debut after its North American film rights were purchased by Anchor Bay. The 1998 “Kite” anime was about a schoolgirl assassin named Sawa who hunts down those she believes responsible for her parents’ death and included scenes of rape [hence […]

PR: Take part in MCM Comic Con's 48-Hour Film Race!

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 23-25 MAY Take part in MCM Comic Con’s 48-Hour Film Race! On your marks, get set, go! MCM Expo Group and A1 Pictures are proud to present the first ever MCM Comic Con 48-Hour Film Race this May, with a second contest set for October. Open to […]

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