Funimation Announces "Case Closed" Movies

by Weathermanon July 18, 2009
Funimation has announced the acquisition of 4 of the “Case Closed movies, “The Last Wizard of the Century” “Captured in Her Eyes” “Countdown to Heaven” and “The Phantom of Baker Street”. The movies will be released beginning in winter 2009. Full press release follows . FUNIMATION ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES FOUR DETECTIVE CONAN MOVIES FROM TMS ENTERTAINMENT […]

SpongeBob SquarePants 10th Anniversary Coverage Around the News

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009
Several different media outlets are covering the 10th anniversary SpongeBob SquarePants festivities, which begin tonight, July 17, 2009: The Mercury News follows many news outlets and provides an extended recap of the Square Roots documentary, chronicling SpongeBob’s rise to fame. The Boston Globe speaks with SpongeBob creator Steve Hillenburg about how he went from a […] Adds "Cromartie High School," 350+ New Titles

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009 has announced that Cromartie High School is now available as a streaming video feed on the Internet, joining over 350 new episodes currently airing on the Anime Network’s online player. Other programs available include Elfen Lied, Full Metal Panic, Gilgamesh, New Fist of the North Star, Revolutionary Girl Utena, and This Ugly Yet Beautiful […]

SDCC09: Marvel and Madhouse to Preview "Iron Man" and "Wolverine" Anime

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009
Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse have announced a sneak peek at the new anime adaptations of classic Marvel superheroes Iron Man and Wolverine, to be screened at the Marvel Animation Panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International on Friday, July 24, 2009, at 4:30 PM. The series are expected to debut on the Animax channel in […]

"Astro Boy: The Beginning" DVD Announced for October 6, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009
To capitalize on the upcoming feature film from Summit Entertainment and Imagi Animation Studios, Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment will be releasing Astro Boy: The Beginning on DVD on October 6, 2009, a single-disc DVD that will contain the first five episodes of the original 1963 Astro Boy TV series as it was broadcast in the […]

Right Stuf Announces "Boogiepop Phantom" Set for October 27, 2009

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has announced the Boogiepop Phantom/Boogiepop and Others DVD Collection, scheduled for release on October 27, 2009. The 5-disc set will include the full 12-episode Boogiepop Phantom TV series and the live-action prequel movie Boogiepop and Others. Suggested retail price is $39.99. The full press release follows: RIGHT STUF’S NOZOMI ENTERTAINMENT Announces […]

TELETOON Announces August 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon July 17, 2009
TELETOON has released highlights from their August 2009 programming on the TELETOON, TELETOON Retro, and TELETOON Detour. The highlight of TELETOON Retro’s August will be a 24-hour marathon of G.I. Joe, starting at 9:00 AM on August 1, 2009, in advance of the G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra live-action movie. The main TELETOON network […]

"Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple" Anime’s Mightiest Hero… Or Not

by Chad Boninon July 16, 2009
Kenichi is back to his studies at the Ryozanpaku dojo, training under his various masters and trying not to die in the process. He’s still chasing after Miu, the “milk cow” girl that everyone at school is envious of. She continues to help Kenichi with his training, all while dealing with the Ragnarok gang trying […]

Bandai Entertainment Licenses "Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens"

by Weathermanon July 16, 2009
Kicking off Otakon a little early, Bandai Entertainment has announced the acquisition and immediate release of “Kannagi: Crazy Shrine Maidens”. The show will be released subtitled only starting within a day to both streaming media and DVD. The first episode is currently available for streaming from the official Kannagi website,, and two episodes a […]

Crazy but True! Bandai Streams and Releases Kannagi!!!

by Weathermanon July 16, 2009
Today Bandai Entertainment Inc. announced, streamed and began selling on DVD the anime series Kannagi (Crazy Shrine Maidens) which is subtitled in English and was licensed from Aniplex Inc. Kannagi (Crazy Shrine Maidens) is based on the manga by Eri Takenashi and the anime is directed by Yutaka Yamamoto whose previous credits include directing the […]