News - August 2000
- Gainax releases FLCL Volume 2 & 3 with English Subtitles ()
- ADV to can Edits ()
- More DBZ on Cartoon Network ()
- Anime at 58th World Science Fiction Convention ()
- Starz Encore Action Channel Anime Chedule extended ()
- Stan Lee to invade Asia ()
- Atomic Sushi - Anime exhibition ()
- ADV Cancels Cutey Honey Re-release ()
- Kunihiko Ikuhara and Chiho Saito Q&A session at CNAnime ()
- Escaflowne DVD Update ()
- Media Blasters Poll ()
- Anime Stamps ()
- Weekly Anime ranking in Japan ()
- Anime Newsbriefs: ()
- Fantasticon Anime to Interview Nelvana ()
- Inu Yashu TV Series details ()
- Viz in the News ()
- Anime & Manga Newsbriefs ()
- Fantasticon Interview with Fox Kids ()
- Pokemon News ()
- Petitions ()
- SakuraCon Announces First Guest Of Honor ()
- Other Escaflowne Viewpoints ()
- Fantasticon to Interview Fox Kids on Wednesday August 23rd ()
- Gotta catch them all! ()
- Viz explains censorship in Dragonball Manga ()
- Atlantis is Falling ()
- Sony Music Video to distribute Manga Entertainment Titles in Canda ()
- Errata: Vampire Hunter D release date ()
- 2 page Anime article in Video Store Magazine ()
- First Escaflowne episode airs on Fox ()
- Kenshin Audio problems ()
- Weekly Newsbrief: Upcoming releases ()
- New Robotech Sketch ()
- World's Biggest Underground Comic Convention ()
- Yasuyuki Ueda and Yoshitoshi ABe transcripts online ()
- Freddie Prinze Jr. may do DBZ voice ()
- Kunihiko Ikuhara in NYC ()
- UY DVD Status Update ()
- New ADV Trailers ()
- week article on Final Fantasy Movie ()
- NanDesukan Convention Announcement ()
- Dark Horse Comics to release Akira ()
- ADV Announces City Hunter SS ()
- Hello Kitty gets her own Cafe ()
- Canadian TV Anime News ()
- Editorial: Escaflowne on Fox ()
- Samurai X / Rurouni Kenshin TSUIOKUHEN preview online ()
- Anime Interviews Online ()
- More Urusei Yatsura DVD delays ()
- Palm Pictures (Manga Entertinment) presents Free Tibet DVD ()
- Berserk Music Composer Interview ()
- Manga Officially announces Blood ()
- OTAKON in the news! ()
- Asian Film Festival ()
- More Online Petitions ()
- Kite Director's Cut ()
- brief: This weeks release and aquisition announcements. ()
- Megan Hollingshead Interview ()
- Jessica Calvello in upcoming dub of Virgin Fleet. ()
- When life imitates cartoons ()
- Sin website updated ()
- Street Fighter Zero Vs Street Fighter II DVD ()
- Disney Blinks ()
- eX-Driver preview episode to show with Ah! Megami Sama Movie ()
- 2nd Episode of Mugen No Ryvius online ()
- Two Versions of Sakura Diaries in Japan, 1 in the US ()
- UK DVD buyers get Burned ()
- New, Upraded DragonBallZ.com ()
- Chiho Saito art online ()
- Mixx loses Kare Kano ()
- Errratum ()
- Ghibli Museum to Open ()
Some folks find lurid anime sex comedies featuring teenagers like High School DxD deeply offensive, but won't bat an eye at an American live-action sex comedy set in high school. What gives? Justin gets into it. ― Dave asked: Recently an anime company was on facebook promoting an upcoming release of a fanservice heavy show set at a Highschool. The comment section got pretty toxic pretty quickly with...
Paul takes a look at this prequel film that might be better than its source series, along with a breakdown of all this week's new anime releases! ― This week, I learned that those generic plastic Blu-Ray cases are surprisingly resilient. My review copy of No Game, No Life Zero got absolutely pulverized in the mail, to the point where the case now looks like somebody tried really hard to karate chop ...
Beautiful visuals and heartening character work butt up against cheesy dialogue and rushed plotting in the conclusion to ufotable's ambitious JRPG adaptation. ― It's sad to say it, but the second half of the anime adaptation of Tales of Zestiria the X is still suffering from the pacing issues brought about by the inclusion of the Tales of Berseria episodes back in its first cour. What's particularly ...
Mike embarks on a voyage to the Great White North to discover Canada's history of English anime dubs both great and terrible! ― One of the best things about anime being a fairly hot ticket in global entertainment is the multitude of ways it just suddenly shows up, be it in theaters, on TV, or online. Once upon a time, you could keep track of pretty much everything that was being aired and screened in...
We get stories about hapless teens getting spirited away to another world all the time, but what do the native citizens of those fantasy kingdoms think of these interlopers? This quirky light novel series offers their perspective. ― Oh look, another novel about a regular Japanese teenager summoned to a game-like fantasy world as a hero in order to defeat one of those apparently ubiquitous demon lords...
Sometimes scheduling problems lead to recap episodes or unplanned hiatuses, and sometimes they result in an entire show's artwork slipping into insanity. Here are seven of the most memorable animation meltdowns. ― There's a lot of variables that can cause an anime television production to go off schedule and affect the quality of a show. Poor animation quality is not always, or even usually a reflec...
When a traffic accident lands an office worker in the body of an otome game villainess, is there anything she can do to change her fate? Rebecca Silverman finds out. ― If the male-oriented isekai story tends to land our reborn boy protagonist in a position where he becomes the king of his own personal harem, then the female-oriented version is that she gets plopped down in the middle of her favorite ...
In North America we usually bust out the skeletons and draculas in October, but in manga, it seems like summertime is a much spookier season. Deb is ready to explain why! ― Why is Summer considered the season for spooky stories in manga, not Autumn / October like it is in North America? Much as Halloween at the end of October is the holiday that anchors the season for spooks and ghouls in North Amer...
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ANNCast is back with the audio from our panel at Otakon 2018, featuring special guest Mike Toole! Zac and Mike take a quick tour of 20 years of ANN history, followed by a Q&A session with the audience. ― ANNCast Live at Otakon 2018 ANNCast is back with the audio from our panel at Otakon 2018, featuring special guest Mike Toole! Zac and Mike take a quick tour of 20 years of ANN history, followed by a...
Studio TRIGGER's tokusatsu re-imagining SSSS.GRIDMAN hits this October, and we've got a fun and fascinating in-depth chat with two of the show's staff - animator Masaru Sakamoto and animation director Masato Takeuchi. ― It's a big year for Studio TRIGGER director Akira Amemiya. After helming two well-received short series (the adorable Space Patrol Luluco and the cult smash Inferno Cop), Amemiya has ...
Kazuya Ide, producer for visual effects and animation studio Shirogumi Inc, chats about revisions, his new CG anime from the director of Code Geass, what it takes to put together a CG anime, and the future of animation in Japan. ― Kazuya Ide is a producer for Shirogumi Inc., a visual effects and animation studio in Japan with a decades-long legacy - you've likely seen their work in Shin Godzilla (or ...
Romance and leisure butt heads for the heroine of this grounded and relatable dramedy for adult women. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― At first blush, Tokyo Alice looks like a manga version of the stereotype that women just love to shop more than anything else in the world. And that is part of what's going on here – Fu Arisugawa is a shopaholic, specifically addicted to brand names and expensive...
Revue Starlight jumps 14 PLACES on the chart to challenge Attack on Titan for the throne! Find out how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Summer 2018 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 tha...