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"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 2 Continues Being Awesome

It’s amazing that Jubei-chan never made it to television. It features cool swordfights, fun characters, cute girls, entertaining stories, and no blood whatsoever. True, it doesn’t have bright colors, but most of the content is suitable for Toonami, and that block has aired tons of short series in its history. Well, Jubei-chan‘s excellence is not […]

"Jubei-chan 2" Vol. 1: The Ninja Girl Returns

The original Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl was damned by its title. Every time I saw it being pushed somewhere I assumed it was one the same old corny, pointless magical girl shows. When I finally did see it, I realized how wrong I was. It’s pointless, but in a truly unhinged, hilarious way. So when […]

"Ultimate Avengers" DTV, Comic Industry News at WizardWorld Boston

At the WizardWorld Boston comic convention held over the weekend, Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle gave new details on the Ultimate Avengers direct-to-video movie scheduled for release in February 2006 and about sequels and future animated DTV projects. Among other topics, the two stated which characters will be in the movie and that Frank Paur […]

Wall Street Research Firm Predicts Lower US Box Office for "Wallace & Gromit"

Financial research firm Banc of America Securities predicted that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit will have higher gross revenue from the international box office than in the U.S. The statement was made as reinforcement for their “buy” rating and $29 per share target price for DreamWorks Animation.

NY Times on "Gerald McBoing Boing"

The New York Times briefly discusses the revival of Dr. Seuss’ Gerald McBoing Boing as a character in Cartoon Network’s new Tickle U programming block (registration required).

"Baki the Grappler" Vol. 2: In a World Without Steroid Tests...

There aren’t too many super-muscled beat-’em-up anime nowadays. Fans had Fist of the North Star and that was about it, almost everything else that came over to the States wasn’t worth the time. Well, FUNimation’s aiming to take down Fist using the most muscular 13-year-old ever seen. After going through some grueling training the past […]

Ty Templeton Takes on "Planet of the Apes"

Ty Templeton has spoken to Comicon.com’s PULSE News about his new Planet of the Apes comic book series, slated to be published by Mr. Comics starting in December. Several preview pages are included in the article.

FUNimation Announces FUNimation Channel

A press release states that Navarre’s FUNimation Entertainment is launching the FUNimation channel, another 24-hour digital cable channel dedicated to anime. The channel will be distributed via OlympuSAT and should be available now to video service providers nationwide.

On-line Comics Preview Roundup: September 30, 2005

The following comics previews have been released to the Internet over the past week: – Mile High Comics have Marvel and DC advance 4-page previews of comics to be released on October 5, 2005, including Outsiders #29 by Judd Winick, Matthew Clark, and Art Thibert; and Marvel Monsters: Devil Dinosaur by Eric Powell, Tom Sniegoski, […]

"The Simpsons" Season 6: Hours of Heady Goodness

Here it is: The sixth season of The Simpsons, all in a brand new case (more on that later). Seasons five and six (1994-1995) were what most people generally consider to be the finest hours of The Simpsons, and the stellar episodes on this new set prove it. So now, without further Apu, let’s break […]

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