Volume 2 of "The Secret Saturdays" Coming to DVD on Oct 27, 2009

by Dan Collinson July 1, 2009 reports that Warner will release Volume 2 of the Cartoon Network show, The Secret Saturdays on DVD October 27, 2009. It will contain these 5 episodes: The King of Kumari Kandam Van Rook’s Apprentice Twelve Hundred Degrees Fahrenheit The Swarm at the Edge of Space The Owlman Feeds at Midnight

"Venus Versus Virus" Boxset: A Virus That’s Okay To Catch

by Karl Olsonon June 30, 2009
Venus Versus Virus is undoubtedly a product of its recently concluded era. From the dichromatic eyes to the immortal loli-character, from the cold tsundere action heroine to the butler/jack-of-all-trades character, it’s stacked with clichés from this last decade of anime. Even the stories feature clichés: There’s the possessed-best-friend episode, the “I don’t want this power […]

Right Stuf Announces Programming Schedule for Anime Expo 2009

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2009
Right Stuf has announced their programming schedule for Anime Expo 2009, which will be held from July 2-5, 2009, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Highlights include the Right Stuf panel on July 2, a keynote speech by Right Stuf President and CEO Shawne Kleckner, and the convention debut of Gakuen Alice. The full press […]

NY Anime Festival Announces Voice Actress Yui Makino as Guest of Honor

by Ed Liuon June 30, 2009
The New York Anime Festival has announced that voice actress Yui Makino will be a Guest of Honor at the 2009 convention, which will be held between September 25-27, 2009, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Makino is best known as Princess Sakura in Tsubasa: Resevoir Chronicle, and has also […]

Bandai Entertainment Titles to Return to Best Buy?

by Classic Speedyon June 30, 2009
Millenium Media Services, a joint manufacturing/distribution venture between First Look Studios and Sony DADC, looks to help streamline DVD and Blu-ray products from various companies to Best Buy. In doing this, small companies can form a direct sales relationship with Best Buy that they couldn’t do otherwise. It also reduces the amount of work on […]

Media Blasters Announces New September Titles Including "Blade of the Immortal"

by Classic Speedyon June 29, 2009
September animation DVDs from Media Blasters include: * Ah! My Goddess Season 1 Complete Collection (Litebox): 9/1/09 – $44.99 * Blade of the Immortal vol. 1: 9/29/09 – $24.99 * Green Green Complete Collection: 9/29/09 – $19.99 * Huntik: Seekers and Secrets vol. 1: 9/29/09 – $16.99 * Knight Hunters Series 1 & 2 Complete […]

"Superman/Batman: Public Enemies" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 29, 2009

by Ed Liuon June 29, 2009
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, the next DC Universe animated movie, will be released on September 29, 2009, on single- and double-disc DVD and Blu-ray disc. The movie will adapt Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness’ inaugural story arc of the Superman/Batman comic book, and will re-unite Kevin Conroy, Tim Daly, and Clancy Brown as Batman, Superman, and […]

"Ikki Tousen Complete Series": Teenage Kicks

by Grant Whiteon June 28, 2009
Throughout human history, there have been many great legends: the gods of Olympus, Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the titan Paul Bunyan. Many of these stories are twists on historical fact, as is the case with the Chinese Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The latter work covers a famous period in feudal Chinese history […]

Cool Stuff: Oktapodi

by Eileen Cruzon June 28, 2009
Originally released in 2007, here’s an adorable short involving two octopuses attempting to escape from a restaurant cook. Oktapodi was created as the graduation film of Julien BOCABEILLE, François-Xavier CHANIOUX, Olivier DELABARRE, Thierry MARCHAND, Quentin MARMIER, Emud MOKHBERI, former students of Gobelins.  (via RositaCortez on twitter)

Cool Stuff: Fenrir

by Eileen Cruzon June 28, 2009
Here’s a slick little bit of animation done by some second year students of Gobelins for Annecy 2009.    (via TJMcKimmey on Twitter)