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 ()
- 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 ()
- 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 ()
- 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 ()
If a show was produced in a low resolution and has to be "upscaled" to HD, is it worth buying the HD version? Justin gets into the details. ― Patrick asked: I have a very simple question. Are blu-ray upscales of shows that have been out on dvd for years (I.E. Gungrave, Fate/stay night, etc) worth the money? Does the upscaling actually make a big enough difference to justify another purchase to see a...
This kid-friendly monster adventure may please the preschool set, but it's hard to see older fans of the franchise getting much out of it. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― Spun off from the Monster Hunter game franchise's Stories game, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON is very squarely aimed at a young audience. That's not because it features a core group of twelve-year-olds as its protagonists, but...
This daring and unique horror anthology offers outstanding thrills that can be a little disorienting. Lynzee Loveridge gets into the nitty-gritty of this unusual series. ― Samson's long hair gave him the unsurpassed strength. Scottish folklore dictates that if a bird steals your cut hair for nesting, it means your imminent death. Long, cascading hair is wildly associated with femininity and the subje...
Sentai heroes look cool when they power up and magical girls transform with grace and beauty, but some magical metamorphoses are less comfortable to watch. These six examples are just plain weird. ― Let's talk about magical girl transformations for a minute. The first things that come to mind are sparkles, ribbons, cheery music, and maybe a few poses that only the most experienced gymnast could pull...
This sweet yet relatable yuri series continues as the girls' relationships deepen and come into greater conflict. Rebecca Silverman gets into the good stuff. ― Time marches on, and with it comes new worries. The previous volume of Hiromi Takashima's Kase-san and… yuri series had the girls coping with the idea of being separated after they graduate from high school – Yamada had always planned to follo...
After a high-profile spotlight in the new spring anime Golden Kamuy, some readers are curious to know more about Japan's Ainu population. Justin is happy to oblige! ― Eric asked: I'd watched the first episode of Golden Kamuy, and that anime and even its original manga had mentioned about the people of Ainu in Japan in which I know they're somewhat similar to the Native American Indians in the Americ...
With one enormous smash hit after another, it's hard to overstate just how big a year 1998 was for anime - thankfully, Daryl Surat is here to run down the biggest and brightest hits of that spectacular year. ― We've reached the point now where multiple generations of anime fans have relied on the Internet as their primary means of organization and interaction, to the point where they accept it as giv...
This movie offers a pleasant but nonessential side quest for anyone who misses spending time with the Hunter x Hunter gang. Nick Creamer has the details. ― With the Hunter x Hunter manga on consistent hiatus and the future of its anime adaptation even less certain, an anime-original tie-in film like Phantom Rouge can feel almost like a kind of narrative life support. I love Gon and Killua and their f...
This series galloped into the new season with a truly bizarre premise that hasn't yet drawn much attention. We make hay about this uniquely equine sports/idol show while it's still sitting pretty in the spotlight. ― Uma Musume Pretty Derby galloped into the new season with a truly bizarre premise that hasn't yet drawn much attention. This week, Nick and Micchy make hay about this uniquely equine spor...
A few fun questions for Shigefumi Shingaki, long-tenured animation director for Luffy and the straw hats and the man behind that incredible Strong World OVA! ― Toei Animation director Shigefumi Shingaki's resume of animation work might appear a bit short at first glance. He cut his teeth on Doraemon and picked up key animation work on series ranging from Dragon Ball GT to Air Master. Don't let the sh...
The fourth Digimon Adventure tri. film can be yours. Shout! Factory is giving away 3 Blu-ray/DVD copies of Digimon tri.: Loss each to three lucky winners! ― The fourth Digimon Adventure tri. film can be yours. Shout! Factory is giving away 3 Blu-ray/DVD copies of Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss to three lucky winners! Synopsis Loss picks up where Confession left off! The DigiDestined must try to reconn...