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Laughing Man Logo T-shirts

Date: Monday June 11th 2007 [14:49] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Fans of Ghost in the Shell: SAC will be pleased to hear the news we've received from Terratag, who have just released t-shirts with the Laughing Man logo in 4 different colours.

For fans interested to know the background to the design you might want to read the interview we did with the creator of the Laughing Man Logo, Paul Nicholson.

Source: Terratag

Sci Fi Channel to add anime block

Date: Friday May 11th 2007 [21:42] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The Sci Fi Channel (US) are to air regular anime with new Monday night block!

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Helen McCarthy interview on Resonance 104.4 fm

Date: Wednesday May 9th 2007 [17:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Our readers who like podcasts or can tune into Resonance 104.4 fm, a radio art station in London will want to listen in Thursday evening at 10.30 PM BST (9th May 2007), to catch an interview with anime expert Helen McCarthy. She'll be talking on Alex Fitch's show "I'm ready for my close-up", where they'll be covering anime in general, Helen's current anime season at the Barbican and hopefully the Anime Encyclopedia too. The podcast will be put on-line on Friday 10th May.

Source: Resonance 104.4 fm

US Naruto movie screening locations

Date: Saturday April 28th 2007 [18:44] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Following on from our story about the US Naruto Screenings, we've obtained the list of theaters that will screen Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow. Which will be for one night only on June 6th, 2007. Our North American Naruto loving readers better book soon to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Offical Naruto Movie Website

Naruto Movie US screening details

Date: Thursday April 26th 2007 [15:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The good folks from Viz Media have sent us details about the North American screening of Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow. This has been highly anticipated by Naruto fans. Viz are apparently doing a special one night only screening across 160 selected theaters on June 6th, 2007. So check your local listings. Registered subscribers of Shonen Jump magazine will be sent details to buy tickets on-line on April 27th, while tickets will go on sale to the general public on April 30th through the Fathom events website. As always we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Update: US theater screening locations - Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow

Read More... | Source: Viz Media

Viz Media acquires Blue Dragon

Date: Tuesday April 17th 2007 [17:15] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Viz media have acquired the rights to the Blue Dragon anime which is based on the game of the same name. Viz have semmingly acted fast since it only started airing in Japan on April 7 ,though we suspect that from the very begining the creators had an international market was in mind.

The series is animated by studio Pierrot who also also animate Naruto.

Source: Anime News Network

FUNimation rescues One Piece

Date: Friday April 13th 2007 [13:30] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Every so often a news story breaks that send smiles rippling around the fan community. FUNimation have now acquired the licence to One Piece, and plan to start a brand new dub and uncut DVDs.

Hooray!

Read More... | Source: Animeonline.com

Anime Boston 2007 reminder

Date: Wednesday March 28th 2007 [14:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans who can get to Boston, Massachusetts will want to go to Anime Boston 2007, on April 20th-22nd 2007, although all the advanced registrations are full, you can still turn up on the door to register. For our readers who like voice acting you'll want to go to enter their Voice Acting Contest where you can win a chance to record their own character in a new project. 2EastMusic will also be hosting a Songwriting Workshop.

Read More... | Source: Anime Boston 2007

Naruto Movie Coming to America

Date: Friday March 23rd 2007 [10:04] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The first Naruto movie hits US theaters this summer!

Update: US theater screening locations - Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in The Land of Snow

Read More... | Source: VIZ Media, LLC

Miyazaki's New Movie

Date: Thursday March 22nd 2007 [22:06] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Hayao Miyazaki currently working on his latest movie!

Read More... | Source: ICv2

We all want a Perfect Piece Tachikoma

Date: Friday March 9th 2007 [17:53] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Toys

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex fans will be pleased to hear about the new toy from MegaHouse, it's a 1/20 scale Tachikoma model, with lots of articulation and even an opening pod that can fit the included Makoto figure inside! Known as the Perfect Piece Tachikoma the set is about 13cm tall, comes with a book, a wrench and other fun accessories. As expected the main eye can move around even it's oil intake tray opens for you to put in a can of oil to keep everyone's favourite jumping spider like robot well fed. Complete with both gatling gun and grenade launcher front gun, it's a real must have for the hardcore fan.

Read More... | Source: MegaHouse

Tsubasa cast announced

Date: Sunday February 25th 2007 [15:43] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

The English language cast for CLAMP's reality hopping series Tsubasa Reservoir chronicle has been announced on the official site as follows:

Syaoron: Jason Liebrect
Sakura: Monica Rial
Kurogane: Chris Sabat
Fay Flourite: Vic Mignogna
Yuko Ichihara: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Mokona: Carrie Savage

Source: Tsubasa Online

Geneon Spot audio podcast

Date: Saturday February 24th 2007 [18:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've just got an e-mail from the pioneering folks at Genoen who'd like to let us know that they've posted up the latest Geneon Spot audio podcast, featuring an interview with Taliesin Jaffe (the ADR director of R.O.D -The TV-, Hellsing, Hellsing Ultimate, BECK: Mongolian Chop Squad, etc.), who talks about script adaptation work and the realities of being an anime voice actor.

Source: Geneon Spot audio podcast

Afro Samurai Figures From DC in 2007

Date: Wednesday February 14th 2007 [22:42] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Toys

Waiting for merchandise related to the hit recent anime series Afro Samurai? Well, you won't have to wait for much longer as DC Unlimited, DC Comics' new 3D brand which licenses pop culture products from outside the DC comic book universe and distributes them to all channels, has acquired the license to produce action figures, busts and statues related to Gonzo-produced series starring Samuel L. Jackson that aired on Spike TV last January. These will be the first line of collectibles based on the series outside of Japan, where a limited number of action figures based on the lead character were produced by toy company Cube back when series' creator Takashi "Bob" Okazaki first produced his original self-published manga.

The first series of collectibles were unveiled last weekend at the New York International Toy Fair. These include fully articulated action figures of two sizes, a regular 6.75 and a deluxe 14 , that spotlight the characters from the anime. The first wave of figures will include main character Afro Samurai, his sidekick Ninja Ninja, and deadly adversaries Kuma and Justice. A possible second wave of figures will no doubt include the Empty Seven, a group of monks determined to get the headbands worn by Afro and Justice, as well as possibly a young Afro. Busts and statues will also be available, though no details as to who they will be of, outside of Afro of course, have been given. The first series of collectibles will be shipped to retailers in the fall of 2007.

Source: ICv2

New Highlander in June

Date: Friday January 19th 2007 [10:53] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The release date for the new Highlander animated film has finally been announced. Manga Entertainment will release Highlander: Vengeance, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and animated by Madhouse Studios, on this summer on June 5th. Both regular and special editions are planned for release.

There still remains some speculation as to whether or not the 80 minute film will do well, either with anime or Highlander fans. The franchise's popularity has gone back and forth over the years, but still remains a cult favorite. The new film, which follows the adventures of new Highlander Colin MacLeod in his quest for revenge against the Immortal Marcus Octavius and is said to cover elements not dealt with previously in either the movies or TV series, should still definitely appeal to anime fans, particularly those who favor intense martial arts sword fights along the lines of Ninja Scroll and the recent Basilisk.

Source: ICv2

Death Note licensed by Viz, but still can be downloaded

Date: Sunday January 14th 2007 [5:07] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network Viz has acquired the anime Death Note for a DVD release in the U.S. A Viz representative said that the download episodes will be subtitled and can be obtained by viewers from their website.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

No Anime at the Oscars?

Date: Thursday January 11th 2007 [22:12] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime > Film

Paprika's chances of an Oscar nomination hurt by disqualification of another movie!

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Haruhi is licensed

Date: Friday December 22nd 2006 [16:28] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Ahh viral marketing Sony doesn't know how you work, but will it work for the American branch of Haruhi's SOS club?

After a lot of ambiguity it seems that the Huruhi website that was being circulated around the blogosphere is official and not a german esper plot.

The North American release is a joint effort between Kadokawa Pictures USA and Bandai Entertainment.
The website goes to a lot of effort to recreate the clubs website from the anime . There's also a myspace account link where Kyon asks to meet normal people (on myspace?), as well as a cute live action movie. Before you all start scowling, it's supposed to be one of Huruhi's movies not a dub preview.

Source: AsosBrigade

Watch Coyote Ragtime Show on-line

Date: Wednesday December 13th 2006 [17:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The kind folks from ADV Films US have sent us details about the Coyote Ragtime Show. US readers can watch the full first episode officially here, while UK readers can watch it here. It's released in the US on January 16th 2007, while ADV Films UK inform us that they're planning a 16th April 2007 release.

Source: ADV Films

Newtype to Give 1st Look at EVA Movies!

Date: Thursday December 7th 2006 [11:53] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Fans rejoiced when it was announced that four new movies based on the hit anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion were in the works, with the first, a prequel, set to debut in Japanese theaters next summer. With no word yet as to when the movies'll hit Western shores, ADV Films is happy to announce that the December issue of Newtype USA will feature a first look at the new movies. While there's no word as to the actual content of the article, you can expect that there should be some plot details and production art. Plenty to wet your whistle as you count down the days until the announcement of the Western DVD release. And you thought waiting for the PS3 or the Wii was bad.

Source: ADV Films

Dub Piece: It's gotta go! gotta go!

Date: Wednesday December 6th 2006 [12:08] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Ah this has been a good day, I played a Wii today but that's not what this is about. This is about the news that apparently 4kids is stopping work on One Piece, though we'll have to wait for official word. This doesn't mean that they are giving up rights, so fans will have to hope they give them up or let them lapse next renewal. I suspect that Viz will get first dibs since they are showing multi-media Shonen Jump support for the titles they did retain. Make sure your favourite anime company knows you want One Piece uncut, and dare we suggest the movies too? This will also we suspect affect the release of the Wii One Piece game, which was looking marvellous and I hope will now not have the 4kids cast, if 4kids don't sit on rights like they did with Ultimate muscle anyway.

Source: Anime News Network

PvP: The Series

Date: Thursday November 30th 2006 [23:54] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Webcomics

PvP animated series is in the works for February launch!

Read More... | Source: PvP Website

The First American Anime Awards

Date: Thursday November 16th 2006 [12:04] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

The first ever American Awards will be held at the New York Comic Con in February.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

FUNimation to release remastered Dragon Ball Z

Date: Tuesday November 14th 2006 [9:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

In a long overdue announcement it finally seems FUNimation are giving Dragon Ball Z fans what they want.
After halting their re-release of the first season uncuts, and then postponing the new Saiyan saga box set, details have finally been released.
FUNimation have remastered the series themselves rather than using the Japanese " Dragon-box" footage and controversially they are wide screen , but at $49.98 a season it's much cheaper than importing the Japanese DVDs and there are some interesting extras . The first box comes out in February.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Blood the Last Vampire Movie

Date: Friday November 10th 2006 [11:38] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Blood the Last Vampire fans as the French company Pathe will be making the live-action movie. Anime production Studio I.G announced filming will begin in January 2007 and the world wide release is scheduled for Spring 2008.

Source: Akadot

Afro Samurai Set for January Release

Date: Thursday November 2nd 2006 [9:18] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Afro Samurai set to make its debut in January on Spike TV.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

YouTube take down nearly 30,000 Japanese Clips

Date: Friday October 20th 2006 [12:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Websites

BBC News and many other news sources are currently reporting that 29,549 clips have been removed from YouTube after the Japanese media companies complained of copyright infringement. The popular video hosting site (recently bought by Google for $1.65bn USD) frequently had clips from Japanese TV shows along with some anime as well.

It is not clear from the article what content has been removed, if it's Japanese TV programmes, more extreme quiz shows, comedy sketches and skits such as Matrix Pong, users of YouTube will have to discover that for themselves. What will be interesting to find out is if YouTube will automatically take down any future content or if the Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) will have to file more requests.

Source: BBC News

Kiddy Grade: The Sequel

Date: Friday October 13th 2006 [11:26] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Kiddy Grade sequel in the works!

Read More... | Source: ICv2

San Francisco hotel to have Anime theme

Date: Friday October 13th 2006 [3:57] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Interesting news from Anime News Network, San Francisco's Best Western Miyako Inn Hotel is going to be turned into a Japanese pop culture persona, starting with a contest to rename the hotel. The new theme will be "an energetic, optimistic expression" of anime, manga, J-Pop, and street fashion, said Matt Harvey, Creative Director of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a boutique hotel operator that took over the 125-room hotel in May.

Source: Anime News Network

Defending Anime Fans

Date: Friday October 6th 2006 [3:46] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

The trouble with being an anime fan is that people often get the wrong idea, and then start talking about stereotypical stuff about how crazy people are in Japan. Dragon who is the president of the London Anime Club and has also written a shopping guide to anime and electronics in Tokyo has posted a good defence to being called an otaku:

I got into an "arguement" with somebody at work over the term Otaku. They accused me of dressing up in costume and being obssively knowledgeable about the subject. "Fine," I said. "Just like the rest of the perverts who you see dressed up in strange costumes and hanging round in parks on Sundays, or that gather in huge crowds dressed in outlandish gear singing stupid songs and generally idolising over their obessions. Who spend huge amounts of money buying all the latest things. They have pictures on their bedroom walls. They follow the latest news and interviews very great glee. They seek out fellow fanatics and discuss the latest events. Such obsessives like you. Only in this country they are known as football fans."

So note down the otaku are just the same as football fan strategy and use it next time people call you weird for liking those strange Japanese cartoons! ^_-

Source: London Anime Club

Anime Popular Around the World

Date: Thursday October 5th 2006 [11:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Regular readers of Otaku News will no doubt be unsurprised to find that anime is popular around the world. The Yomiuri Shimbun has an interesting article that reports on how popular anime is, with Captain Majed the soccer anime (better known as Captain Tsubasa) being a big hit in Iraq. The Japanese government used Tsubasa's popularity by putting his image on Japanese supply trucks in Iraq, this proved popular with Iraqi children and it shows that anime characters can be goodwill ambassadors.

The article then moves to Simona Stanzani Pini an Italian translator of manga, who states that she grew up watching anime on her local television, and how Japanese animation has become a part of Italian culture.

Interesting facts are also revealed, with an Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry estimate stating about 60 percent of the worlds animation coming from Japan. Which leads on the Japanese companies moving into foreign markets, mentioning that in 2004 Toei Animation Co, (now 50 years old), opening local offices in Los Angeles and Paris acting as a direct sales contact instead of through a third party. It's interesting because many industry insiders in the west have predicted that anime companies would one day cut out the middle man and sell directly to their foreign markets.

Toei has also created an anime version of the Powerpuff Girls, giving them a distinctly Japanese look. Called Demashitaa! Powerpuff Girls Z, the series is currently showing on TV Tokyo and is scheduled to be shown worldwide on Cartoon Network in the near future.

Source: Yomiuri Shimbun

Paradise Kiss On DVD

Date: Saturday September 30th 2006 [9:03] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Paradise Kiss, the Manga by famous Manga-ka Ai Yazawa (known for massive hit NANA) will be officially out on DVD in the U.S. On Geneon's new website ParadiseKissDVD.com there is also details about Franz Ferdinand ending theme 'Do you want to' used in the anime series. The Ending theme has also been licensed to be used in the U.S.

The first of Volume of Paradise Kiss will be out on December 19, 2006.

Source: Anime News Network

ADV Launches Download Site

Date: Friday September 29th 2006 [12:18] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

ADV Films has joined the anime downloading craze with the opening of their new digital download store, ADV Universe. Anime fans can now, after signing at the official website, browse and shop for episodes of their favorite ADV releases, including Gilgamesh, Godannar, and Comic Party to watch on their computer through Windows Media Player.

While the price for episode downloading has not been disclosed, signing up for service at ADV Universe is free! And as an added incentive, fans will receive the first episode of Guyver: The Bio-Booster Armor, soon to be released by ADV, for free after signing up. Itís just one more way at how much anime fandom is progressing in this high-tech, digital age.

Source: ADV Films

Interview with Monica Rial and Chris Patton

Date: Thursday September 21st 2006 [4:18] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Thanks to those lovely people at Amecon as well as the voice actors themselves donating their time, I was able to interview voice actors Chris Patton and Monica Rial.

Chris Patton has played roles such as Sousuke Sagara in Full Metal Panic and Sasame in Pretear; Monica has played many characters including Towa in DNAngel and Hyatt in Excel saga she also writes ADR scripts for anime such as DNAngel and Madlax.

Read More... | Source: Voice Acting Alliance/Otaku News

All New Evangelion For 2007

Date: Monday September 18th 2006 [11:05] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Four all new Evangelion movies are in the works, with the first to be released summer 2007.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Otaku - Japan's Consumer Cult

Date: Wednesday September 13th 2006 [16:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

Otaku - Japan's Consumer Cult.

A syndicated article that appears MSNBC and Business Week focuses on the Otaku, who are Japan's Consumer Fanatics.

It mentions their geeky tendencies to build their own computers, along with their spending large amounts of money on collectable manga and associated merchandise. Interestingly enough the article also states their raw spending power, around $3.5 Billion dollars (USD), a year on anime DVDs, manga, IT gadgets and other toys. Namco Bandai's Idol Manager idolm@ster gets a mention too.

The article then goes on to explain the Densha Otoko and maid cafes, along with English language websites that track the news. They single out two websites Otaku World and this website Otaku News. ^_^

The article also mentions kakure-otaku (hidden otaku), and the Secret Otaku Support Commission.

It then finishes with Kondo Kagaku, a company that noticed a lot of it's servomotors were being bought buy keen otaku who wanted to produce their own robots, so the company met demand and produced their own robot kit.

Source: Business Week

FLCL: The Ultimate Edition

Date: Tuesday September 5th 2006 [10:07] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Like FLCL, the wacky six-part OAV series from Gainax about a young boy, an alien girl, and the robots that come from his head? Well, get ready to enjoy it all over again when Synch Point releases FLCL: The Ultimate Edition box set on November 21. This new set, going for a SRP of $69.95, will not only include the full series with a director's commentary, but lots of cool free swag. This includes a sticker sheet, postcards, a book (what kind is currently not known, though an art book of some type is likely), and best of all, a coupon for a free T-shirt. Definitely for many to add to their Christmas wish lists.

Source: Anime News Network

Toonami Jetstream a Big Success

Date: Wednesday August 23rd 2006 [10:37] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Toonami Jetstream reports millions of hits in just first four weeks!

Read More... | Source: Viz

Ursula K. Le Guin speaks out about Gedo Senki

Date: Wednesday August 16th 2006 [5:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

A coment in Goro Miyazaki's Earthsea blog has prompted the author of the Earthsea novels; Ursula K. Le Guin, to speak out about her views on the film. She takes to time to write in detail about her views of the film, comparing it with the US live action Earthsea.

"Both the American and the Japanese film-makers treated these books as mines for names and a few concepts, taking bits and pieces out of context, and replacing the story/ies with an entirely different plot, lacking in coherence and consistency"

She also mentions that becuase the Earthsea rights are tied up by the company which made the live action version an American release is not likely until 2009.

Source: Ursulakleguin.com

Earthsea Scores Big in Japan

Date: Saturday August 5th 2006 [11:40] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tales From Earthsea tops Pirates of the Caribbean at Japanese box office.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Kill Bill: The Anime?

Date: Friday July 28th 2006 [11:35] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tarantino announces two possible Kill Bill anime projects.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Future of Anime and Manga Looking Bright in the US

Date: Monday July 24th 2006 [4:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The Mainichi Daily News are currently running an article about the success of anime and manga in the US. Reporting from Anime Expo, the article focuses on how anime and manga is becoming more mainstream and also more popular with girls. This trend has been seen in the US for a number of years now, with female convention attendance growing strongly each year. Interestingly this trend is also being mirrored in other fan events across the world too, four or five years ago UK anime fandom used to be the sole domain of rather geeky males, now the UK anime scene also has growing female attendance, along with more mainstream acceptance.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

Free Visual Novel Construction Tool Released

Date: Monday July 24th 2006 [3:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Gaming > PC

Fans of dating games will be pleased to hear that the nice folks from CuriousFactory and Buredo have released a free game engine and construction kit, designed at making Visual Novels easy to produce in English. In a nutshell this will allow users to create their own interactive stories, anime and manga fans will probably be most familiar with dating games, but the companies are keen to promote that you can also produce other games using their game engine.

A good story is a must, good artwork is always nice too, but there are some crafty ways around this, such as taking photos of things and then using a bit of photoshop magic. Itíll be interesting to see if any otaku take up developing games on this engine. Currently the engine is Windows only.

Read More... | Source: Blade Visual Novel Engine

IMAF 2006 Launches

Date: Thursday July 20th 2006 [15:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Art

The good folks from IMAF have got in touch with us to tell everyone about their third International Manga and Anime Festival, which will run on Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th November 2006, at the usual venue of County Hall, Westminster, London.

If you're like me and can't draw you can go and look at all the lovely artwork submitted. On the other hand if you are artistically talented you can enter for a chance to win part of the $85,000 overall prize fund! Entrants take note, the deadline is 30th September, 2006, no later than 5:30pm. This is a real chance to show how skilled you are and can lead to even things. So get scribbling!

Read More... | Source: IMAF

New Time, Same Race

Date: Thursday July 20th 2006 [11:05] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Anime News Network has announced that IGPX, the hit original Cartoon Network series produced in collaboration with Production I.G., will be moving to a new night and time. The futuristic racing show will air on Friday nights at 12:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time, beginning July 21. The series originally aired on Saturday nights as part of Cartoon Network's weekend Toonami line-up, and is returning after a brief hiatus. No reasons for the time change have been given at this time.

Source: Anime News Network

Tokyopop Music

Date: Friday July 14th 2006 [10:42] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tokyopop announces their own music line to release tunes based on hit anime.

Read More... | Source: Tokyopop

Beet the Vandel Buster Anime Licenced

Date: Thursday July 13th 2006 [8:29] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Action adventure series Beet the Vandel Buster has been licenced by Illumitoon Entertainment, a new company formed by ex-FUNimation employees.
Beet is based on a manga of the same name by creative team Riku Sanjo and KŰji Inada who are well known for their work on the Dragon Quest manga Dai no Daiboken.

Source: Anime News Network

Gen Fukunaga Most Powerful Man in the US Anime Industry?

Date: Thursday July 13th 2006 [8:20] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Another day another list, ICV2 has compiled a list of the most powerful people in the anime industry, along with lists of the hotest anime and manga. FUNimation's Gen Fukunaga comes out on top, one place above ADV's John Ledford. The hottest manga property is unsurprisingly Naruto, which is oddly only sixth in the anime listings! Instead Advent Children and Howl's Moving Castle take the top two slots, with the twelfth DBZ movie taking third place!

Source: ICV2

Samurai 7 Action Figures to be sold at Comic-con

Date: Saturday July 8th 2006 [2:40] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Figures.com, Southern Island announced that has acquired the rights to distribute Samurai 7 Action Figures, statues and busts. At Comic-Con there will be an exclusive set of 5 " scale Samurai 7 action figures produced by Organic. The set of 7 pieces will be limited to only 50 pieces at the show and will be sold at $45. For a closer look at the figures click here.

Source: Figures.com

Crayon Shin-chan Airs in India

Date: Thursday June 22nd 2006 [13:18] | Posted By: Dallas Marshall
Category: > Anime

According to Akadot India's Hungama TV will air Crayon Shin-chan. This is not the first anime title to be screened in India, apparently Doraemon has already been aired in India.

Crayon Shin-chan has been aired in 35 different countries since the time it was broadcasted in Japan.

Source: Akadot

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