"My Neighbor Totoro" Screening at ToonSeum on Feb 22, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 17, 2009
The ToonSeum in Pittsburgh, PA, will be hosting a special screening of My Neighor Totoro on Sunday, February 22, 2009, as part of their “Reel Fun Workshops.” Children who attend the workshop, which runs from 2:00 – 4:30 PM, will also get to create some animation themselves and meet Kris Boban, an animator on the […]

"Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles": "At The Brink Of Chaos" And Sanity

by Chad Boninon February 16, 2009
Sakura and her allies continue their quest to retrieve her memory fragments, returning to a world they once saved. Following this rewind, the heroes have to engage in a little retail work to buy their future. While they’re out to save Sakura’s memories, will I be saved from boredom? I have to say, I’m over […]

FUNimation Announces New May Titles Including "Heroic Age"

by Classic Speedyon February 16, 2009
Heroic Age, a 2007 mecha/sci-fi anime series from Xebec, makes its U.S. DVD debut in a partial series set on 5/12/09 for $59.98. Murder Princess, a 2007 fantasy OAV by Bee Train, also makes its debut. Its complete DVD set will be released on 5/12/09 for $39.98. In Dragon Ball news, Z‘s ninth season (uncut) […]

"Madagascar 2": Shrek Goes to "Africa"

by Weathermanon February 15, 2009
So, what would happen if your dropped Shrek into Africa? Something similar to Madagascar 2, I’d guess. It’s not quite as pop-culture-riffic as the ogre’s films, but it works at the same vein of extremely self-conscious and pop-culture savvy “comedy”, or what passes for comedy these days. It’s funny, to be sure, but more in […]

FUNimation Licenses "Bamboo Blade", "Druaga", "Dragonaut", "Blassreiter"

by Classic Speedyon February 14, 2009
At Katsucon ’09, FUNimation announced that they have acquired the following anime titles: * Bamboo Blade, a 26-episode comedy/martial arts series from AIC. * Blassreiter, a 24-episode sci-fi series from Gonzo. * Dragonaut, a 24-episode mecha series from Gonzo. * The Tower of Druaga, a 12-episode fantasy series from Gonzo based on the Namco video […]

Marvel Animation Age Talks with Kaare Andrews on "Hulk Vs." Cover Art

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The Marvel Animation Age has spoken with artist Kaare Andrews about his covers for the Hulk Vs. direct-to-video movie, digging into how he got the assignment to do the cover, what he aims for when he is putting a cover together, and his feelings about the movie. The article also includes several pieces of concept […]

World’s Finest Online Catches Up with Matt Wayne on "Brave & Bold" Comic

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The World’s Finest Online has spoken with writer Matt Wayne about his work in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold tie-in comic book. Wayne is the regular writer for the comic book, saying that, “After a dark ‘n gritty Batman for my entire adult life, it’s great to see a superhero back where the […]

NY Times on "Sita Sings the Blues;" Airing on NY PBS Station on March 7, 2009

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The New York Times has taken a look at Nina Paley’s film Sita Sings the Blues (free registration required), her animated movie that adapts the Hindu epic The Ramayana with events in her own life set to the music of 1930’s blues singer Annette Hanshaw. The article follows the painful divorce from her husband that […]

Anime Today Previews "Krazy! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games"

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
The latest episode of Right Stuf’s Anime Today podcast hosts a visit from Joe Earle, the director of the Japan Society of New York’s gallery, to talk about the new exhibit “KRAZY! The Delirious World of Anime + Manga + Video Games” at the Japan Society, which opens on March 13, 2009, and runs through […]

Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment Announces "Maria Watches Over Us" Season 4 Box

by Ed Liuon February 14, 2009
Right Stuf’s Nozomi Entertainment has licensed the fourth season of Maria Watches Over Us, which is still currently airing in Japan. The specific release date has not been announced, although the third season boxed set will be released on March 24, 2009. The DVDs will include a Japanese soundtrack, along with two different English subtitle […]