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ADV Announces July 25 Releases

by Maxie Zeuson May 24, 2006
ADV Films, the number one producer-distributor of anime in North America, is pleased to announce four hot new titles set to hit the streets on July 25 – the original OVAs for Area 88, volume six of Mythical Detective Loki Ragnarok, volume six of Princess Tutu, and a brand new thin-pack collection for Gravion Zwei. […]

"Gundam Wing" The Endless Waltz Finishes Strong

by Dukeon May 23, 2006
After seemingly finding success with their Alternate Universe attempts in Gundam Wing, Bandai and Sunrise decided to milk the franchise even further by creating a sequel OAV, bringing back all the principal cast for one last brawl. When that was successful, Bandai decided to get even more dough out of its cash cow by making […]

Gundam Wing-Episode Zero: A Literary Hero

by Grant Whiteon May 23, 2006
When the popular Gundam Wing anime ended, it left viewers with more than a few questions including the mysterious pasts of the pilots. Endless Waltz revealed just how the five leads ended up hurtling towards Earth but their lives and motivations prior to Operation Meteor were still unclear. For that, we’d need to go all […]

"Naruto" Goes Daily Starting in June

by Dukeon May 22, 2006
According to Shonen Jump’s Newsblast newsletter, the anime television series Naruto will be stripped to weeknights at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network beginning June 12th. New episodes of Naruto will continue to air Saturdays at 9:00pm on Cartoon Network’s Toonami. Currently, encores of the show also air Saturdays at 8:30pm and Friday nights at Midnight.

"Gundam Wing" Sweet, Beautiful Altron

by Dukeon May 22, 2006
Ah, Gundam Wing. After nostalgia (and premieres five days a week) rendered your beginning good, one wonders if this is yet another old time series that was good and now sucks royally in this day and age. Does the inclusion of newer, cooler Gundams make the series worth watching? Or is it more of the […]

"Gundam Wing – The Last Outpost" The Outpost At Last

by Grant Whiteon May 22, 2006
Side stories are nothing new to Gundam. You just have to look at the Universal Century where it seems there is always some new story set in the time frame of the original series ready to pop up to sell manga, games and plastic models. What makes Gundam: The Last Outpost (Japanese title Gundam Wing […]

Geneon Announces New July & August Titles

by Classic Speedyon May 20, 2006
Get your wallets ready because the late summer will be time for a large amount of complete collections from Geneon. In July, Captain Herlock: Space Pirate, Dokkoida!?, Hanaukyo Maid Team La Verite, and New Getter Robo are getting released, while August will bring us Daphne in the Brilliant Blue, Hellsing (Signature Series), Jubei-Chan 2, and […]

Central Park Media Signs with Consortium Book Sales & Distribution

by Maxie Zeuson May 19, 2006
New York, NY (May 18, 2006) – Leading U.S. independent graphic novel publisher Central Park Media (CPM) is proud to announce that it has contracted with Consortium Book Sales & Distribution (CBSD) for the sales and distribution of its books throughout the U.S. and Canada. CBSD will begin handling distribution of CPM titles as of […]

"Negadon the Monster from Mars": Mars Needs More Monsters

by Ed Liuon May 19, 2006
One of the great joys of growing up in suburban New Jersey in the 1980’s was the 4:30 movie on ABC. Each week brought five new films grouped by a common theme, and there was no theme that would bring joy to an elementary-to-middle-school boy’s heart faster than Giant Monster Movie week (personally, the only […]

ADV Films Announces New August Titles

by Classic Speedyon May 18, 2006
Neon Genesis Evangelion makes yet another appearance on DVD with the 10th Anniversary Set, set for an August 22nd release for $249.98. Other collections in August include thinpaks of Chance Pop Session, Cromartie High School, and Excel Saga. In terms of new shows, the first volume of the 2003 anime comedy Papuwa debuts on August […]