Archive for July, 2006

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New Jin-Roh Animation Online

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006 | tagged anime:

A new _Jin-Roh_ digital anime short titled “_Images of the Last Battalion_” is now “online”:mms:// The short was created by Production IG animator Koushi Kishida and was won the “Digital Frontier Grand Prix Best VFX Award”: There are rumors that Mamoru Oshii, creator of the original _Jin-Roh_, wants to film a live-action _Jin-Roh_ for a […]

Nana Kitade Tour Dates

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 | tagged anime:

*Wednesday, August 2* Virgin Megastore, San Francisco *Friday & Saturday, August 4-5* Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore (this is part of Otakon) *Monday, August 7* -To Be Determined, New York City- CANCELLED (updated 8/1/2006) *Tuesday, August 8* Virgin Megastore, Boston Source: “Anime News Network”:

Comic Con News 3: Return of the News

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 | tagged anime:

*Manga Entertainment* [source: “Toonzone”:] * Co-producing new anime with APPP about a space pirate named Kuranosuke who tries to steal Japan’s gold during the Edo Period. * Second volume of Karas delayed to June 2007 * In the process of obtaining Renewal version of Evangelion movies. Hope to release next year if all goes well. […]

Comic Con Announcements 2: The Return

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006 | tagged anime:

*Viz Manga* [source: “Anime News Network”:] * Shakugan no Shana * Dragon Drive * Lovely Complex (LoveCom) for its Shojo Beat line *FUNimation* [source: “Toon Zone”:] * Crayon Shin-chan will recieve a test run on Adult Swim this August * FUNimation will create its own dub * IFC Channel will air Basilisk and Gunslinger Girl […]

Maiking Break-Trhough Gurren-Lagann Website

Friday, July 21st, 2006 | tagged anime:

The website for Konami’s _Maiking Break-Through Gurren-Lagann_ is “now up”: This “AV Watch article”: has some photos of the new Gainax anime. Source: “Anime News Network”:

Comic Con Announcements

Friday, July 21st, 2006 | tagged anime:

*Del Rey* * Shugo Chara by PEACH-PIT * Mamotte Lollipop by Michiyo Kikuta * Mushishi by Yuki Urushibara * Kitchen Princess by Miyuki Kobayashi * Parasyte by Hitoshi Iwaki (formerly published flipped by Tokyopop) *Bandai* Reconfirmation of Anime Expo announcements. * .hack//roots * Cutie Honey live action film * Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone […]

Anime At Comic Con

Thursday, July 20th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Just a couple quick things from “Anime News Network”: * Art Asylum is showing off a new _Speed Racer_ promo amongs other things. The promo is by Jeff Nodelman producer of Venture Bros. * A trailer for _Afro Samurai_ will be hosted by Gonzo on Friday. That’s it for now.

New Hayao Miyazaki Film?

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006 | tagged anime:

“”: has a great bit of info on a new Miyazaki film. A new Hayao Miyazaki film. An interviewer asked: _*Q*: Is Hayao-san thinking about his next film? *Suzuki*: He is full of fight (about Goro). He believes that he cannot be defeated by his son. We have already begun preparations for the film, we […]

Ikki Tousen Author at Comic Con

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006 | tagged anime:

The author of _Ikki Tousen_, *Yuji Shiozaki*, will be attending Comic Con for an autograph session. He will also be unveiling a new figure collection. Comic Con starts this Thursday, July 20 and goes until Sunday in San Diego. Source: “Anime News Netowrk”:

New Review: Gantz DVD 1

Saturday, July 15th, 2006 | tagged anime:

This has been done for about six months, but I forgot to change it to “live” status. Read all about “Gantz DVD 1”:!

New Anime From Gainax

Thursday, July 13th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Gainax has announced _Maiking Break-Through Gurren-Lagann_, a new sci-fi/mecha anime. The 26 episode series will be produced in cooperation with Aniplex and Konami and will premier next spring. The screenwriter is Nakajima Kazuki. Source: “AnimeNation”:

Illumitoon Announces First Anime

Thursday, July 13th, 2006 | tagged anime:

“Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd.”:, announced its acquisition of translation rights to _Beet the Vandel Buster_, a 78 episode anime television series. Illumitoon is a Fort Worth, Texas based anime licesing company started by three former FUNimation employees. Barry Watson, President and CEO of Illumitoon, announced that “Illumitoon has acquired some serious titles, and is looking forward […]

Director Responds to Tenjho Tenge Edits

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Asako Suzuki, Director of Manga for CMX, has responded to complaints regarding the edits of the _Tenjho Tenge_ manga. _Hello, this is Asako Suzuki, Director of Manga at CMX. First of all, thank you very much for your great interest in our titles. The CMX version of Tenjho Tenge has been a hot topic for […]

The Art of Dubbing

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006 | tagged anime:

According to “Anime On DVD”:, the New York Times has an “article”:,ydVQ22 up regarding the art of anime dubbing and where the industry stands. The “New York Times”: requires free registration.

Hellsing OVA 2 Trailer

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

There is a new trailer up on the “official homepage”: for the _Hellsing OVA_. The new trailer is a “1:15 Windows Media trailer”: for the second episode of the OVA, due in Japan on August 25th. Source: “AnimeNation”:

ADV DVDs Today

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Out today from ADV Films is _This Ugly Yet Beautiful World_ and _Gantz Season 2 Collection_.

Ghibli Channel Updates

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

“”: has more updates regarding _Tales from Earthsea_ and the Ghibli Channel. * Channel 1 has a four minute clip of the event announcing the completion of _Tales from Earthsea_ * Channel 4 has a five minute clip of an interview with John Lasseter “”: also has “instructions on how to register”: for the Ghibli […]

Manga Becomes Official

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

The word “Manga” has been officially added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. The entry will appear in the next edition this fall.

Miyazaki Invited to Join AMPAS

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Hayao Miyazaki is one of “120 people invited”: to join AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). The AMPAS are most known for picking Oscar winners. Source: “”:

Tales of Earthsea Complete

Friday, July 7th, 2006 | tagged anime:

According to “”:, a press conference was held yesterday announcing the completion of _Gedo Senki_, or, _Tales from Earthsea_. An announcement from Toshio Suzuki states plans to release the film in about 50 countries, but with no details. South Korea’s opening was announced as August 10.