Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by Matt Hazudaon March 19, 2008
Bandai Visual USA announced today that the recently announced titles Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola have been postponed with no new dates announced for them. BV USA president Tatsunori Konno said, “Many aspects of the anime market are in a transitional phase. We need time to reinvent ourselves so that we […]

PR: Bandai Visual USA Postpones Three Titles

by Matt Hazudaon March 19, 2008
Torrance, Calif. March 19, 2008 – Bandai Visual USA announces its decision to postpone the release of three recently announced titles: Shigofumi: Letters from the Departed, true tears, and sola. Having reviewed the current market conditions and expectations, Bandai Visual Co. Ltd. and Bandai Visual USA Inc. are now reconsidering the overall release strategy of […]

"Tenchi Muyo!": Love Doesn’t Stink … the First Time Around

by Dukeon March 18, 2008
Tenchi Muyo! generated a lot of buzz when it first appeared. After all, it was a compelling series of OAVs that jump-started the harem genre and didn’t suck. It was so popular it even got a television series or two. Those series went on to such popularity that the franchise expanded into movie theaters not […]

Same Old Tenchi: The World’s Roundest and Happiest Time

by Gary L Thompsonon March 18, 2008
Probably the most apt line in this three-disc set comes in the final line of the dub, when Katshuito says, “The more things change…” When the viewer automatically completes it (“…the more things stay the same”), he’ll have pretty much summed up Tenchi Muyo! Ryo Ohki the Complete Series. And in the case of Tenchi […]

"101 Dalmatians" Debut at Number One in DVD Sales

by Maxie Zeuson March 18, 2008
101 Dalmatians sold more than 1.3 million units in its first week on DVD shelves, according to data complied by That was enough to put the animated feature on top of the DVD sales charts in its debut week. Warner Home Video’s release of Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who, timed to closely coincide […]

First Episode of ‘HARUKA’ Now Streaming Free Online

by Matt Hazudaon March 18, 2008
In a follow-up to our previous story, Bandai Visual USA announced that the first episode of HARUKA: Beyond the Stream of Time – A Tale of the Eight Guardians is available for online streaming to viewers in the US and Canada starting today. Fans can view the episode by going to Read the full […]

PR: HARUKA Episode 1 Streaming on

by Matt Hazudaon March 18, 2008
Torrance, Calif. March 18, 2008 –, the ecommerce site operated by Bandai Visual USA, announced today the details of their new streaming video service, which will offer fans a legal option to view a full episode of Bandai Visual USA titles. Starting on March 18, 2008, fans will be able to screen the first […]

PR: Nicktoons Network and Marvel Entertainment Bring Animated Iron Man, X-Men to TV

by Matt Hazudaon March 18, 2008
NEW YORK, March 18, 2008 – Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation channel, has joined forces with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: MVL), to bring iconic heroes Wolverine and Iron Man from the page and big screen to television in two brand-new animated series, “Iron Man: The Animated Series” (a co-production with French based Method Films) and […]

Iron Man: The Animated Series, Wolverine and the X-Men to Premiere on Nicktoons in US

by Matt Hazudaon March 18, 2008
USA Today announced that upcoming Marvel animated series Iron Man: The Animated Series and Wolverine and the X-Men will both be debuting in the US on Nicktoons Network in early 2009. Both shows have been ordered for 26 half-hour episodes. Update: Nick has issued a press release for upcoming series, which can now be viewed […]

Aniboom and Adult Swim Launch Radiohead Animated Video Competition

by Matt Hazudaon March 18, 2008
Aniboom and TBD Records launched a contest yesterday iniviting all animators and Radiohead fans alike to create an animated music video for any of the songs on Radiohead’s In Rainbows album. The winner of the contest will $10,000 prize to produce a full-length animated music video. Adult Swim launched the on-air debut of the contest […]