Press Releases - December 2004
- MomoCon 2005 press release ()
- AnimeNEXT Announces Voice Guests ()
- ADV Films Announces Release of Three Titles in High Definition Format ()
- MTAC Registration Price Tier Change ()
- New Anime Magazine for Girls Hits Newsstands ()
- It's A Super-Premiere-Filled January on Kids' WB! ()
- CPM Announces March Releases ()
- CPM Announces Cyber City Final Collection ()
- 'Big Animation Magazine' debuts in March of 2005 ()
- Dark Horse February Releases ()
- VIZ Releases two-volume Inuyasha Ani-Manga ()
- The Anime Network Announces Brand New Website ()
- CPM March Manga Releases ()
- Be Beautiful Releases Ayano Yamane's Finder Series ()
- eigoMANGA Broadcasts Japanese Pop Music Television Show ()
- Viz Announces Shonen Jump Advanced ()
- Japan-A-Radio Renews 'Unwound' for a Second Season ()
- VIZ To Release Legendz and Dr. Slump Manga in 2005 ()
- Anime Overdose Confirms Yuriko Fuchizaki and Other Guests ()
- UK Anime Con 'AyaCon Five' Announces Dates, Venue ()
- Kids' WB! Ratings ()
- Metrocon releases new dates and location for 2005 ()
- VIZ Announces New Anime Titles for First Quarter of 2005 ()
- CMX To Publish 5 New Manga ()
- International Channel Acquires Anime Titles ()
- Megacon 2005's Indy Film Expo To Benefit ACTOR Comic Fund ()
- Four Viz shoujo titles slated for an early 2005 release ()
- Final Fantasy Music Tour ()
- Scopedog Nominated for 2004 Toy of the Year ()
- Yuricon announces Japan's first yuri-only event ()
- VIZ Announces Four New Shojo Manga Titles for Q1 of 2005 ()
- Anime Network Inks Linear Deal with Buckeye ()
- Lady Death: The Motion Picture is Number One For October ()
- Anime South Convention ()
- Kids' WB! December Release ()
- Infinity Studios Announces Zippy Ziggy ()
- Infinity Studios Announced Fighting!! Guidance ()
- A Lost Paradise Within Chaos ()
- Kids' WB!'s Wish-Filled Holiday Season ()
- Numa rei no con announces guests confirmed ()
- ADV Films Announces Addition of Theatrical Section on Company Homepage ()
- Tokyopop and Gravity Give Fans Free Ragnarok Online Trial ()
- DAZ Productions Unveils 3D Anime/Manga Product ()
- ADV Toys to Exhibit at American International Toy Fair 2005 ()
- Critical Mass Video Announces Sex Ward ()
- Right Stuf Announces Boogiepop and Others ()
- ADV Films Announces January 4 Release Dates ()
- The Anime Network: Anime Call to Arms ()
- Latest Japanese Dating-Sim "Hitomi - My Stepsister" Available ()
- Online Animation Auction Goes Live ()
- First Round of Guests Announced for Anime Boston 2005 ()
- Newtype USA December Issue ()
- ADV Films Announces Anime ADVocates ()
- ADV Films Announces December 28 Release of Samurai X: Reflection Director's Cut ()
- Special Edition "Ghost in the Shell" ()
- ADV Films Announces December 28 Releases ()
- Ohayocon Updates ()
Moriko Morioka, 30 years old, single, unemployed. A dropout from reality. Seeking a place of respite, she arrives in the world of the worldwide web. ― Recovery of an MMO Junkie Official Website: http://netoju.com Official Twitter: @netoju_anime Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 10, 2017 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kazuyoshi Yaginuma ("Bokurano"(TV) as episode director...
Why is something as risqué as S&M such an easy go-to for comedy even in family-friendly anime? Justin Sevakis has the answers. ― Brandi asked: what is up with anime and the S&M fetish? I'm not talking about hentai. It mostly comes out in the form of one of the men on the show turning out to be some kind of over the top masochist. I've seen this joke over an over again. Most recently in D-Frag! and i...
Gabriella Ekens revisits the classic shojo romcom on blu-ray, and Paul Jensen breaks down this week's huge heap of new releases! ― We've got a pretty wide variety of new releases this week, which means we also have a whole lot of options to explore. Let's jump right into it! Welcome to Shelf Life. Jump to this week's review: Fruits Basket On Shelves This Week Crusher Joe - OVA Collection DVD Discote...
This adaptation of the award-winning manga about karuta is finally available to own in a fancy special edition box! Bamboo Dong explores just what makes this series so special. ― On paper, Chihayafuru would probably be considered a sports anime. The characters spend most of their time training for, talking about, and playing sports. And most of the action and tension revolve around the outcome of spo...
Ohba and Obata's newest manga thriller expands its cast and slips into a comfortable rhythm for its second volume. Nick Creamer dives in. ― Platinum End's first volume established a cheekily cynical platform for a thriller. Opening with our suicidal hero Mirai, it proposed a scenario where twelve human candidates for godhood would have to fight it out, each of them blessed with some mix of angelic po...
When a manga's art is too complex to animate or a series has been on the air for a long time, artistic changes are bound to arise. Here are seven of the most striking shifts in a character's style. ― The transition from manga to anime isn't always a seamless process. Projects hire character designers to reinterpret static artwork into something that can be animated in a manageable way. This can mean...
This isekai adventure takes a turn for the slimy as its protagonist enters a fantasy world in perhaps the worst form possible. Theron Martin has the details. ― Isekai stories are pervasive in the Japanese light novel market these days, and stories where the world-jumping involves reincarnation with mind and memories intact are swiftly becoming more popular. We've already seen some odd twists on that ...
It's an original anime by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and famous actor Jaden Smith, along with a celebrity voice cast. What could possibly go wrong? Mike Toole investigates Netflix's latest original. ― They finally did it, folks: they animated Jaden Smith's Twitter account. That was what I thought after hearing Smith's character, Kaz, unwind the first of many bizarre pronouncements, in a bid...
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Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! ― ANNCast Episode 306 - Nap Squad Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitc...
Japan has an ocean of stage musicals based on anime, from Naruto to Sailor Moon - why don't they ever get released in the States? Justin considers the angles. ― Bunny asked: Sailor Moon's new musical cast were guests at a state anime convention, but I don't see it getting much further than that. We only have fansubs as a source, but I'd like to support it legally. I was wondering what would it take ...
The producer behind these anime-style action RPGs shares his inspirations as a developer and his ambitions for the simultaneous worldwide release of Code Vein! ― A long-time employee at Bandai Namco Entertainment, Yosuke Tomizawa is best known as the producer for the God Eater franchise. The God Eater games feature co-op multiplayer monster hunting within a story-focused experience. He is currently w...
So besides T&A, what is this season's Classroom of the Elite really about? Gabriella Ekens explores its takes on Nietzsche, Rousseau, and even other anime! ― What's the best way to organize society? How much power should be vested in the general population versus an elite leadership? And how should people be educated as to their best interests and true capabilities? Political philosophers have been m...
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