Archive for August, 2006

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9.5 Million Streams for Jetstream

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 | tagged anime:

The partnership between VIZ Media and Cartoon Network has proven successful. In the first month alone “Toonami’s Jetstream”:http://www.toonamijetstream.com/ service, which features streaming full episodes of Hikaru no Go, Mar and The Prince of Tennis, has logged more than 9.5 million video streams from 725,000 visitors per week.

Castle in the Sky Still Going Strong

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Laputa: Castle in the Sky has reached 200 weeks on Japan’s DVD Top 300. The top six DVDs are as follows: * _My Neighbour Totoro_, 242 weeks, 09-28-2001 * _Laputa: Castle in the Sky_, 200 weeks, 10-04-2002 * _Kiki’s Delivery Service_, 190 weeks, 06-08-2001 * _Spirited Away_, 184 weeks, 19-07-2002 * _Nausicaa of the Valley […]

Otakon Visitor Count

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Otakon reached 22,302 visitors this year. Last year Otakon had a visitor cap in place at 22,000. Source: “Anime News Network”:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

Voice Actor Boot Camp

Sunday, August 20th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Bang Zoom! Entertainment has announced “Voice Actor Boot Camp”:http://www.bangzoomentertainment.com/voice_acting_school/. Each session is one day from 10am to 6pm. Signups are for one of the follow Saturdays: September 16, October 14 and November 4. A one day session will run $299 and will be held at Bang Zoom! Studios in Burbank, CA. Source: “Anime On DVD”:http://www.animeondvd.com/

Hideyuki Kurata at Anime Vegas

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Hideyuki Kurata, creator of _Read Or Die_, will be attending Anime Vegas, September 2-4. Source: “Anime News Network”:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

Basilisk Website Up

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

The “website”:http://www.basilisk.tv/ for FUNimation’s _Basilisk_ is now up. Source: “Anime On DVD”:http://www.animeondvd.com/

AnimeNEXT 2007 Dates

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

AnimeNEXT 2007 will be held on July 8 – 6, 2007 at the Meadowlands Expo Center and Holidy Inn Secaucus in New York City. Source: “Anime News Service”:http://www.animenewsservice.com/

More Anime Announced

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Two new anime shows have been announced: “_Armored Core: Fort Tower Song_”:http://www.aniplex.co.jp/AC/ and _Souten no Ken (Fist of the Blue Sky)_. Armored Core: Fort Tower Song is based on the popular videogame franchise while _Souten no Ken_ will be based on the manga prequel (of the same name) to _Fist of the North Star_. Source: […]

Okane Ganai Anime

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

According to “AnimeNation”:http://www.animenation.net/ a new anime titled _Okane Ganai (No Money)_ has been announced. The anime is based on Tohru Kousaka’s 1999 yaoi novel of the same name. More details at the “official website”:http://www.anime-nomoney.com/.

Anime Expo 2007 Dates

Saturday, August 12th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Anime Expo 2007 will be held in the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California from June 29 to July 2. Source: “AnimeNation”:http://www.animenation.net/

4Chan Otakon Panel Video

Friday, August 11th, 2006 | tagged anime:

!(alignleft)http://anime-revolution.com/files/4chan.png! “4Chan”:http://www.4chan.org/ is currently “hosting a torrent”:http://www.4chan.org/torrent/4chan_The_Otakon_2006_Panel.torrent of a video of their Otakon 2006 panel. The panel features moot, shut and team 4chan. You get to see lots of people yelling out internet catchphrases, funny stuff. On point of note from the video: 4chan is colocated by Cologuys, the same company that colocates “Megatokyo”:http://www.megatokyo.com/ and […]

Full Otakon Schedule Posted

Saturday, August 5th, 2006 | tagged anime:

Otakon has posted its “full schedule”:http://www.otakon.com/con_schedule.asp. The “vitals” are available on the page linked as well as a “full schedule in pdf”:http://www.otakon.com/pdf/schedule-2006.pdf format. Source: “Anime News Network”:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

Paprika Coming To America

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | tagged anime:

Satoshi Kon’s latest film, _Paprika_, is set for a March 2007 theatrical release, just three months behind the Japanese release. Source: “Twitch”:http://www.twitchfilm.net/

Project Blue SOS, Naruto Trailers Up

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | tagged anime:

A “trailer”:http://www.mangazoo.jp/sakuhin/sos/ for _Project Blue SOS_, due in Japan next February, is now online. A “trailer”:http://www.warnermycal.com/movie/asx/362_1201_1000.asx for the third _Naruto_ movie is now online. The movie opens in Japan next weekend. Source: “Anime News Network”:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/

Afro Samurai Trailer

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | tagged anime:

According to “AnimeNation”:http://www.animenation.net/, “IGN has posted”:http://media.tv.ign.com/media/843/843116/vids_1.html the first _Afro Samurai_ trailer. _Afro Samurai_ debuts in November on Spike TV.

Fullmetal Alchemist Theater Listings

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006 | tagged anime:

FUNimation has “listed”:http://www.funimationfilms.com/theaters.html all of the theaters showing the _Fullmetal Alchemist_ movie on August 25th and 26th. Source: “Anime News Network”:http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/