Press Releases - April 2006
- June Boxset Blitz ()
- Madman Entertainment Releases Desert Punk on DVD ()
- Madman Entertainment Releases Spirit of Wonder on DVD ()
- New Band for FanimeCon's Musicfest ()
- Ultraman on DVD ()
- AOD 2006: Second Round of Guests ()
- ADV Films Announces June 27 Release of Shadow Skill ()
- ADV Films June 20 Releases Gatchaman, Sister Princess Collections ()
- Negadon Lands on Retail Shelves July 11 ()
- ADV Films June 13 releases--Farscape, Gilgamesh & more ()
- Kids WB Fall Schedule ()
- Titans of video game music to sign autographs ()
- ADV Announces June 6 Releases ()
- Cartoon Network and VIZ Media Announce Broadband Joint Venture, Toonami Jetstream ()
- Atari Announces 2006 Dragon Ball Z Line-Up for PlayStation 2 ()
- Dark Horse adidas shoe, track jacket in May ()
- AnimeNEXT Announces Two More Hotels ()
- Manwha Mania at DramaQueen ()
- ADV Announces May 30 Releases ()
- Anime Mid-Atlantic Announces Professional Japanese Cosplay Idol: Yunmao Ayakawa ()
- Anime Snacktime - Back for Seconds ()
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters on DVD ()
- Final Fantasy Theme Singer to perform in Chicago ()
- Metrocon 4 Artist Alley Signup Open ()
- Metrocon 4 Guest Announcement - seek and YURAsama ()
- Utena Apocalypse Saga Re-Priced ()
- MusicFest 2006 at Fanime ()
- 4Kids Launches 4Sight Licensing Solutins ()
- Anime Gamers Moving After Five Years in Westwood ()
- Dark Horse June/July Books ()
- Koji Kondo to attend Chicago world-premiere ()
- Famous Japanese artists CLAMP Coming to the United States ()
- Negadon Theatrical Premiere in NYC ()
- Manga Masquerade dance comes to JACON 2006 ()
- Anime Festival Wichita 2006 Guests ()
- Nobuo Uematsu to attend Chicago world-premiere ()
- Eureka Seven Vol. 1: The New Wave Scheduled For Fall ()
- Speed Racer Drives Into Champ Car World Series 2006 Season ()
- Voice Acting Stars Lend Their Talents For Peace And Charity ()
- Anime symposium at MIT April 14-15 ()
- Anime Mid-Atlantic Guests ()
- Otakuthon 2006 Announces First Guest Line-Up ()
- Win a trip to Comic-Con International 2006 ()
- CLAMP to make first U.S. appearance ()
- Anime Expo® 15th Announces AniMatsuri Illustration Contest ()
- Eisner Award Nod for Cromartie High School Manga ()
- The Independent Film Channel Presents: Samurai 7 ()
- Ubisoft announces Naruto for Xbox 360 ()
- GDH, MK Pictures to produce SWIRI TV drama ()
- Origin - Spirit of the Past nominated for Annecy ()
- Vampire Hunter - Lei-Lei Statue ()
- Rumble Pak Volume 2: Issue #1 Ships To Stores ()
- Votoms Stage 3 in June ()
- Second Printings for Three Go Comi Titles ()
The world-famous composer behind the music of Silent Hill discusses his long career making scary games scarier, along with his latest, the score for Let It Die. ― Japanese composer Akira Yamaoka, renowned for his work on Silent Hill's soundtrack, attended this year's Granada FicZone. He's also credited for many other video game scores such as Shadows of the Damned, Lollipop Chainsaw, and Killer Is De...
An ancient Fire Emblem game from the depths of the Famicom library gets resurrected on the 3DS - but is it worth your time? PLUS: Mario's got a gun, Netflix for games and much more! ― If you've followed this column for a while, you've probably noticed that I've got a taste for a lot of the games Nintendo puts out. Yet I've never delved deep into Fire Emblem. I played the first Western release when it...
This princess is more interested in actually ruling and political intrigue than finding a prince in this first volume of Aya Shirosaki's shoujo manga. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― Gleam is the second manga release from e-publisher Cross Infinite World (the first being Little Hero), and a totally different bird from their usual fare. Where before all of their series featured ordinary girls bei...
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Nobody expected the titans to be felled by tanuki - The Eccentric Family slides into #1! See how your favorite shows fared in our weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 2017 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these ra...
Anime on bluray sometimes looks very different from the way we might remember it - Justin explains how it's a little less scientific than we might think. ― Stanley asks: I have a technical question about Blu-ray transfers, particularly the film to Blu-Ray ones. I've been starting up a Blu-Ray collection recently and was looking at some comparison screenshots from a lot of classic anime titles and fi...
After 25 years of OVAs and spinoffs, is there "no need for Tenchi" after all? Theron Martin runs down the franchise history and what still stands out after so many other harem series have come and gone. ― When it comes to convoluted anime franchises, few short of Gundam can rival the endurance of the Tenchi Muyo! franchise. Over the course of 25 years, it has spawned two main 26-episode TV series, th...
This series brings the gore, sex, and action at full volume, but does it have enough substance to balance out the madness? Rebecca Silverman weighs in. ― Murciélago, which is Spanish for “bat,” is definitely one of the darker stories to come out recently. It follows the gruesome, and occasionally sexy, adventures of Kuroko Koumori, a slightly-reformed mass murderer as she works for the Metropolitan P...
Nick and Micchy have a lot to chew on this week as the tension ramps up in everything from Re:Creators to My Hero Academia, and even Boruto and The Eccentric Family! Plus, just what the heck is Heybot, anyway? ― Previous Weeks in Anime Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4 Nicholas Dupree got into anime in high school, and manga even earlier. From One Piece to The Promised Neverland, he's the man to talk...
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Going to comic-con is EXTREMELY serious business - at least, according to Perry. ―
Appearing on Netflix at the same time as its theatrical premiere, this sci fi thriller from Polygon Pictures boasts more flair than bite. Theron Martin has the details. ― With Tsutomu Nihei's Knights of Sidonia manga being adapted into a CG anime series, it's no wonder that there would be interest in adapting his earliest project: the 1998 cyberpunk manga Blame! Although it was adapted into a series ...
You see it all the time in anime - the radio plays simple instructions and folks gather to do some basic calisthenics. Is that really a thing in Japan? ― Matt asks: Anime often depict radio calisthenics as something geared toward children or older people, but everyone always appears aware of what it is. Are radio calisthenics as ubiquitous as they appear? And what made them so popular? Radio Taisou,...
Gabriella Ekens discovers pleasant surprises and wicked twists from this CG adaptation of the popular thriller manga, and Paul runs down all this week's new anime releases! ― With the latest season of Natsume's Book of Friends earning high marks, I decided it was finally time to give the series a try. I'm watching it from the beginning, so I'm a few episodes into the first season as I write this. I'...
An entire classroom is transported to another world in this isekai series, and its protagonist must go about getting superpowers the hard way. Rebecca Silverman investigates. ― If there's one thing that sets Arifureta apart from its fellow isekai stories, it's that in this case, an entire high school class is transported to another world, not just one lucky young individual. Not only does this make t...