Takashi Miike and Sho Sakurai Premiere "Yatterman" at NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
The 2009 New York Comic Con will be hosting director Takashi Miike and actor/pop star Sho Sakurai in conjunction with Miike’s movie Yatterman, based on the classic anime series by Tatsuo Yoshida. Miike will be a Guest of Honor at the con and Sakurai will be a Special Guest, with both hosting a panel on […]

CBR Talks with Wil Wheaton on Being "Batman: Brave & the Bold" Blue Beetle

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
Comic Book Resources has interviewed actor Wil Wheaton about his role as the Silver Age Blue Beetle on the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Fall of the Blue Beetle!” Wheaton discusses how the 1980’s-era Justice League comics inspired his performance as the Blue Beetle and comments on how much he loves the […]

PR: Takashi Miike & Sho Sakurai to Premiere "Yatterman" at NY Comic Con

by Ed Liuon January 21, 2009
TAKASHI MIIKE AND SHO SAKURAI TO PREMIERE YATTERMAN IN PERSON AT NY COMIC CON NEW YORK COMIC CON, SUBWAY CINEMA, AND NIKKATSU PRESENT WORLD PREMIERE OF NEW JAPANESE FEATURE FILM Norwalk, CT, January 20, 2009: New York Comic Con (NYCC) today revealed that maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike will appear at its 2009 event as […]

Media Blasters Announces "Night Head Genesis" Vol. 4

by Classic Speedyon January 21, 2009
Only one new Media Blasters title is on tap for April, and it’s Night Head Genesis‘s fourth volume. It is slated for a 4/7/09 street date, and is priced at $21.99. 1/23/09 Update: In related news, Ah! My Buddha vol. 2 has been rescheduled for 4/21/09, while Voltron‘s eighth boxset is rescheduled for 4/28/09. [Source: […]

The Day is Saved, Thanks to “The Powerpuff Girls 10th Anniversary Collection”

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
The city of Townsville … once a staple of the programming on Cartoon Network, but now mostly relegated to fond recollections of the kids and adults who enjoyed hanging out there during The Powerpuff Girls‘ six-season run from 1998 to 2004. It’s a little hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since the diminutive […]

Anime Expert Helen McCarthy in Right Stuf’s Anime Today Podcast

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
Right Stuf’s Anime Today podcast has interviewed anime expert Helen McCarthy about her new book 500 Essential Anime Movies: The Ultimate Guide, discussing how she narrowed down her picks to just 500 movies and how the world of anime has changed over the years. For more details, read the press release here (and check out […]

TELETOON Releases February 2009 Programming Highlights

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
Canada’s TELETOON Network has announced their programming highlights for February 2009 across all 3 of their networks. The main TELETOON network will be debuting new episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Chowder, Chaotic: M’arillian Invasion, Wolverine and the X-Men, and Spectacular Spider-Man, along with numerous Valentine’s Day-themed specials for February 14. TELETOON Retro […]

New Video, Stills, & Interview from "Brave & Bold" Ep "Fall of the Blue Beetle!"

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
The World’s Finest Online has posted several new stills and a video clip from the upcoming Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Fall of the Blue Beetle!” The episode will star Wil Wheaton as the Silver Age Blue Beetle (Ted Kord). Wheaton was also interviewed by the World’s Finest, discussing his role as the […]

Briefly: Miyazaki "Can’t Stand Modern Movies"; Lasseter Profile; SpongeBob Apparel

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
* While promoting his latest movie Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki commented in a newspaper interview that he “can’t stand modern movies,” saying that their “images are too weird and eccentric for me.” [The Straits Times] * John Lasseter is profiled by the UK’s Guardian website. * Humanity […]

Craig McCracken on "Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!" and Cartoonstitute

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2009
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts has spoken with Craig McCracken about The Powerpuff Girls — specifically, the new “The Powerpuff Girls Rule!!!” special episode and the 10th anniversary DVD set. Among other things, McCracken discusses how the show was greenlit, where the inspiration for Mojo Jojo came from, and getting the band back together for the special […]