Archive for November, 2004

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Nintendo Will Produce Animated Works

Saturday, November 27th, 2004 | tagged anime:

Anime News Network is reporting that Nintendo will be entering the anime business in 2006. This follows from September in which Nintendo adviser Hiroshi Yamauchi announced the company was looking into the possibility of forming an animation studio.

Pete Docter to Lead English Production of Ghbili’s Howl

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 | tagged anime: had a nice tidbit today regarding the head of the English production of Howl’s Moving Castle. Pete Docter will lead the production team for this Ghibli film. John Lasseter of Pixar has led previous English productions of Ghibli’s films and was first choice for Howl’s Moving Castle but was unable to take this film […]

Otakon 2005 Announcements

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2004 | tagged anime:

Otakon has announced the date, location and changes for their 2005 venue. Otakon will take place in the Baltimore Convention Center, the same center as previous years. The date has been set for August 19 – 21, about two weeks later than normal. Otakon will also have an attendance cap. Only 22,000 “memberships” will be […]

Slight Stand Alone Complex DVD Sound Issue

Sunday, November 21st, 2004 | tagged anime:

The third disc of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex is to be released on November 23rd, and Anime On DVD is reporting another glitch on a seemingly cursed series of DVDs. This bug is minimal and occurs in the opening sequence of episode 10 when the audio in the DTS 5.1 English track […]

Final Volume of Shaman King Manga on Hold

Monday, November 15th, 2004 | tagged anime:

According to AnimeNation, the final volume of the Shaman King manga is on indefinite hold. Shaman King had ended aburptly in Weekly Shonen Jump and now Shueisha Publishing, the manga’s publisher, is holding on to the last volume. Until Shueisha Publishing sees interest from roughly 50,000 of the manga’s fans, the volume will not be […]

Geneon Entertainment Will Distribute Anime From Toei Animation

Friday, November 12th, 2004 | tagged anime:

November seems to be full of distribution deals, and here is another. In a press release today Geneon Entertainment announced they will be distributing anime from Toei Animation on DVD in the US and Canada. The first titles to be distributed under this agreement are Air Master, Interlude and Slam Dunk.

WEA And CPM Announce US Distribution Deal

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 | tagged anime:

In a press release sent out yesterday, WEA and Central Park Media have announced an exclusive US distibution agreement. WEA will be the exclusive US distibutor for Central Park Media’s anime catalog. This deal is for both anime audio and anime video.

Stand Alone Complex a Hit on Cartoon Network

Thursday, November 11th, 2004 | tagged anime:

Bandia Entertainment sent out a press release yesterday advertising how well Stand Alome Complex did when it premiered on [adult swim]. The press release states that Stand Alone Complex was the #1 show against all ad-supported cable for “persons and males age 12-17, 12-24, 12-34 and 18-24.” Anime News Network added that Cartoon Network saw […]

Ghibli Triple Movie Set Back Again, But No Totoro

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004 | tagged anime: is reporting that the triple Ghibli movie set is being released by Disney on February 22nd. Disney had originally pulled the movies off of their release list without explanation. The original set was to include Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro and Porco Rosso. Totoro has since been removed and […]

Promote Fullmetal Alchemist!

Saturday, November 6th, 2004 | tagged anime:

Fullmetal Alchemist will debut on Cartoon Network tomorrow at midnight. A special encore presentation will take place on Thursday, November 11th at 12:30am. FUNimation has an interested idea set up on their Alchemist website. They want anime fans around the US to help promote the show and make it the highest rated show in Adult […]

D.I.C.E. to be Shown on Cartoon Network in January

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004 | tagged anime:

Bandai Entertainment sent out a press release today stating that Cartoon Network has acquired 26 episodes of D.I.C.E. D.I.C.E. stands for DNA Integrated Cybernetic Enterprises and is a show designed for boy ages 6 to 11. The show is animated by Xebec, a subsidiary of Production I.G., and was created by Bandai. The show will […]

New Karas Trailer Online

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2004 | tagged anime:

AnimeNation is reporting that the official Japanese website for Karas has posted a new, albeit short, trailer. The work looks very interesting and has some nice music.