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Toon Zone News Covers the New York Anime Festival 2007 (UPDATED Dec 10, 2007)

Toon Zone News got to attend the first annual New York Anime Festival, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center from December 7 – 9, 2007. Run by Reed Exhibitions, the same organization that manages the New York Comic Con, the New York Anime Festival promises a wealth of information, merchandise, and exclusive first looks […]

NYAF 2007: Central Park Media Panel Report

One of the last panels at the New York Anime Festival was for Central Park Media, anime and manga publishers for over 18 years. The panel was hosted by the affable John O’Donnell, managing director and co-founder of CPM. He began the panel first by handing out red plastic CPM bags, saying he would be […]

NYAF 2007: Bandai Panel Report

The Bandai Entertainment panel at the New York Anime Festival was hosted by Robert Place Napton and Ken Iyadomi, and kicked off quickly with information about the much-anticipated Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion. After a brief preview, Iyadomi stated that it will be coming soon in 2008, and will be broadcast on Adult Swim. […]

NYAF 2007: ADV Films Panel Report

The ADV Films panel at the New York Anime Festival was packed with trailers and news about newly released DVDs and upcoming titles and projects coming in 2008. The panel was hosted by Chris Oarr (sales and marketing) and Mike Bailiff (senior vice-president of sales and marketing), the latter of whom was also revealed as […]

NYAF 2007: FUNimation Panel Report

FUNimation’s Brand Manager Adam Sheehan ran the FUNimation panel at the New York Anime Festival 2007 to fill in fans on the company’s new releases and upcoming events for 2008. We got into the panel a few minutes late, when Sheehan was already discussing the success of FUNimation on iTunes. Sheehan said that iTunes sales […]

NYAF 2007: VIZ Media Panel Report

At the New York Anime Festival, VIZ Media was represented on a panel by Wendy Shimamura, associate product manager for home entertainment at VIZ; Nicole Boyer, senior sales associate with Simon and Schuster for VIZ manga; and Manny Rodriguez, who handled DVD distribution for the East Coast. Shimamura began the panel by commenting on the […]

NYAF 2007: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr Panel Report

The inaugural New York Anime Festival was host to two legendary anime performers: Peter Fernandez and Corinne Orr, better known as the voices of Speed Racer and Trixie on Speed Racer, the show that led the first wave of anime to penetrate American pop culture consciousness. The two appeared on Saturday on the Tokyopop stage […]

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