Jorge R. Guiterrez & Sandra Equihua on Creating "El Tigre"

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2007
Newsarama’s Animated Shorts column has interviewed Jorge R. Guiterrez and Sandra Equihua, the husband-and-wife team that created El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera for Nickelodeon. The pair discuss their art backgrounds, origins and inspirations for Manny and his supporting cast, and how they’re dealing with the hit ratings for their new show. Other news […]

Director’s Cut of "Afro Samurai" Coming to DVD

by Dan Collinson April 22, 2007 reports that Funimation will release an unedited Director’s Cut edition of the hit Spike TV mini-series Afro Samurai, starring the voice of Oscar nominee Samuel L. Jackson. The Director’s Cut edition will be a 2-disc set containing 15 minutes of never before seen footage, as well as a 40 minute behind the scenes reel […]

"My-Hime Vol. 7": Great Box, Great Finale

by Classic Speedyon April 22, 2007
One the 2006 titles I was most anticipating was My-Hime, a school-based melodrama with fantasy/sci-fi and mecha elements. Though the series started a bit slow, it eventually became very interesting. The large number of characters, each with his/her own unique looks/quirks and intertwined relationships, paved the way for numerous plot lines, and the action started […]

4Kids and FUNimation to Release "TMNT" to DVD on May 22

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
4Kids Entertainment Home Video and FUNimation Entertainment will release the first 12 episodes of the 2003 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles television show to DVD on May 22, 2007. The storylines for the show were based on creator Peter Laird’s early storyline from the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics books. The cover art for the […]

Production IG Interviews Yoko Kanno

by Weathermanon April 21, 2007
Production IG has posted the first part of a translated interview with uber-composer Yoko Kanno to its English language website, In the interview, Kanno talks about composing the music for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. [Source:]

"Iron Man" Armor Pictures Revealed

by La Parkaon April 21, 2007
Superhero Hype! has posted pictures of the “Mark 1” (a.k.a. the very first Iron Man armor suit Tony Stark ever built), from the Iron Man adaptation directed by Jon Favreau and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard. The film will be released on May 2, 2008.

"The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" Coming to DVD (Updated 4/21)

by Dan Collinson April 21, 2007 reports that The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3: The Complete Series will arrive on DVD on June 5. King Koopa has escaped from the banishment zone and attacks the Mushroom Kingdom with his Koopa Kids. Its up to Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad to stop them. The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. […]

"Familiar of Zero" Licensed By Geneon

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2007
At Anime Boston, Geneon Entertainment revealed that they have Familiar of Zero, a 13-episode anime series from J.C. Staff and GENCO. It was previously known in Japan as Zero No Tsukaima. The fantasy series concerns a school for magicians, wherein student Louise has accidentally created a Japanese boy as her servant. Stay tuned to Toon […]

A Belated SakuraCon 2007 Wrap Up

by Karl Olsonon April 21, 2007
A little over a week a go, the northwest’s biggest anime convention, Sakura Con, came and went with a bevy of big guests, including Fruits Basket Director Akitaro Daichi, Hellsing creator Kouta Hirano, Trigun Yasuhiro Nightow and Read Or Die creator Hideyuki Kurata, J-Pop acts Lin Clover and m.o.v.e., tons of great voice actors and […]

"Innocent Venus" Licensed by ADV Films

by Classic Speedyon April 21, 2007
At Anime Boston, ADV Films announced they have Innocent Venus, a twelve-episode post-apocalyptic sci-fi anime from 2006. The series was produced by Bandai Visual. The first volume is scheduled for release on 8/21/07. [Source: Anime News Network ]