Category: Anime

Blogs Right Stuff’s Nozomi Entertainment announces the release of Piano in early 2010

Normally it’s the CW that conspires to persuade us that our high school years are indeed the most important time of our life. But don’t leave anime out! First loves and heartbreaks are just as common.

Blogs Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Revenge of King Piccolo and Tekken 6

The holiday season means one thing: family. Fortunately Namco Bandai has provided a great coping mechanism. No, not eggnog. With the release of Dragon Ball Revenge of Piccolo and Tekken 6, we've got fighting, fighting, and more fighting!

Headline News Inuyasha Manga Looms Larger-Than-Life In New Vizbig Edition

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 6:40am

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, continues the momentum behind its hit INUYASHA brand with the announcement of the release of Rumiko Takahashi’s original manga series in new VIZBIG omnibus editions.

Headline News VIZ Media Releases Beast Master Manga Series

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 8:07am

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, expands its popular SHOJO BEAT imprint with the release of Kyousuke Motomi’s BEAST MASTER manga on November 3rd.

Blogs Honey and Clover: Box Set 1

Nostalgic. Yes. Melodramatic. A little. Yet, admittedly, Honey and Clover reached down my throat and strummed my nostalgic, nay chick-flick, vein. Yes, I too have been overrun by the forces of Honey and Clover. I too want to know what ultimately happens to Takemoto, Mayama Morita, Hagu, and Ayumi.

Blogs Astro Boy: The Movie & Video Game

Regardless of possible complaints, this film will introduce Astro Boy to a new generation of fans. That is a good thing! And if they ultimately seek out and connect with Tezuka’s original creation, i.e. the original manga and anime, even better.

Headline News Mobile Sites Launched for Astro Boy and Boogiepop Phantom

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 12, 2009 at 10:09am

Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and Nozomi Entertainment are pleased to launch mobile sites for two fan-favorite series, ASTRO BOY ( http://astroboy.rightstuf.com/m/) and BOOGIEPOP PHANTOM (http://boogiepop.rightstuf.com/m/).

Blogs Another Day with Girls, Guns, Beasts, and Introverts: 4 Box Sets from Funimation

Although I have reviewed these anime titles in the past, the release of their box sets compels me to toss around a few words. Surely, as the heading suggests – and, again, the title of my new book –, whose day isn’t inundated with girls, guns, beasts, and even a few lacking the social skills?

Headline News VIZ Media Announces The Captivating Epilogue to Boys Over Flowers

By Matt Kapko | Thursday, October 8, 2009 at 2:32pm

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, delights fans of shojo manga (graphic novels for girls) with the announcement of the upcoming release of BOYS OVER FLOWERS: JEWELRY BOX on October 13th.

Headline News VIZ Media to Publish What A Wonderful World!

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 2:57pm

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, expands its notable VIZ Signature manga imprint with the publication of Inio Asano’s WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD! on October 20th.

Headline News FlickerLab Heads to MIPCOM to Introduce The Wild Life

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:03am

FlickerLab, LLC, the international content and technology company, will introduce the entertainment content market at MIPCOM to their newest animated series, a marquee property called The Wild Life.

Headline News Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of Glenn Martin, DDS

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 10:01am

Nickelodeon has ordered a second season of 20 episodes of stop-motion animated series Glenn Martin, DDS, the first television series from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Animation, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, Executive Vice President, Development and Original Programming of Nickelodeon.

Headline News The Jim Henson Company Signs Deal With Discovery Kids Latin America

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 9:39am

On the eve of MIPCOM, The Jim Henson Company has finalized a new broadcast agreement with Discovery Kids Latin America to air the all-new CGI-animated series, Dinosaur Train, across the region.

Blogs Nabari: The Complete Series Part 1

The ninja is by no means new to the anime scene. All powerful, world saving high school students, for that matter, are also pervasive; though such plot-consuming, pubescent power is now so ubiquitous that it’s about as sexy as a white dress at a wedding. Be that as it may, the combination of the two in Nabari strikes a surprisingly good tune.

Headline News Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter of "The Tonight Show" Do Anime - "Part Deux"

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 5, 2009 at 10:15am

Press Release from Starz Digital Media

Starz Digital Media and Manga Entertainment recently partnered with the producers of the "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien" for a second time and produced another hilarious segment.  The new skit features the "Tonight Show's" Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, as well as our very own anime expert, Steve Sargent, Manager of Digital Content Programming for Starz Digital Media.

Headline News VIZ Media Snags License for Vampire Knight

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 9:14am

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry's most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced that it has acquired the domestic TV, Home Entertainment, Streaming, DTO, and Merchandising rights to the hit VAMPIRE KNIGHT animated series.

Blogs Ergo Proxy: Complete Box Set

Okay, all that verbiage should indicate one thing: this series is smart, or at least tries to be. Overall, I like it. I like it a lot. The darkness of Ergo Proxy’s canvass, the moodiness of its city, and the detached citizens invokes Blade Runner-esque trappings that are a true anime/sci-fi delight.

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