Press Releases - November 2006
- ADV Announces January 30 Releases ()
- Gen Con Announces New Executive ()
- Phoenix Comicon announces Art and Costume Contest Tour ()
- 16 Animated Films Eligible for Golden Globes ()
- MTAC Brings Together Fans of Anime with the Voices Behind the Creations ()
- Yuri Manga Anthology "Yuri Monogatari 4" to Premiere at Comiket ()
- Fullmetal Alchemist TCG named "Best Anime TCG of 2006" ()
- DrMaster Now Shipping... ()
- ADV Announces January 23 Releases ()
- Viz Media Debuts Bleach on DVD ()
- Purgatory Kabuki Preview in Play Magazine ()
- Pokemon Launches Most Powerful Deck Yet ()
- SJPA Launches New Site ()
- Seven Seas Announces He Is My Master & Sota-Kun ()
- Buyrinkya Japan Store Grand Opening On-Line ()
- Right Stuf's Anime Today Interviews Sean Schemmel ()
- PLAY! to feature music from ActRaiser ()
- World Famous Hello Kitty Advances to New Digital Heights ()
- Video Games Live Announces Festival for FIrst Ever UK Concert ()
- AnimeNEXT Announces Mascot Naming Contest ()
- CPM Schedules Four Re-Repriced Releases ()
- Planetwide Media and Tokyopop Announce Tokyopop Manga Creator ()
- GDH Group Announces the Formation of New Content Fund ()
- Play! is coming back to Sweden ()
- ADV Acquires SGT. Frog ()
- NYCC to Feature Anime Screenings and Programming ()
- PLAY! is coming to Hartford ()
- Yamato USA - Tandmen Twin Animal Girls ()
- Anime Matsuri Launches ()
- ADV Announces January 16 Releases ()
- Otaku University Announces $1,000 Grant ()
- Right Stuf Launches His and Her Circumstances Site ()
- Infinity Studios November Editor's Picks ()
- AnikiCon in Germany is proud to present the Ali Project ()
- Viz Media Announces New Anime for 2006 Holiday Season ()
- Organic Hobby Releases Asuka Figure ()
- Namco Bandai Games' Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles Battles onto Retail Shelves ()
- JoyRide Entertainment announces charity tournament series ()
- Organic Hobby New Releases ()
- Naruto Road Show Continues ()
- Organic Hobby Presents Witchblade ()
- ALC Publishing Presents Yuri Manga Anthology "Yuri Monogatari 4" ()
- Yamato USA New Releases ()
- Sakura-Con Announces First Electronic Sakura-Conduit Newsletter ()
- Dragon Ball Z Digitally Remastered in High Definition and Restored ()
- MAX and Anime USA on XM Radio ()
- Tales of Anime returns for 2007 ()
- Dragon Ball Returns to U.S. Television on the FUNimation Channel ()
- American Anime Awards to be Hosted by New York Comic Con ()
- Right Stuf Celebrates One Year of Anime Today Podcast ()
- DrMaster Ships Eternal Alice Key Princess Story ()
- 4Kids Entertainment Reports Third Quarter 2006 Results ()
- Tales of Anime announces 2007 dates ()
- Kirin Lemon Black: Monster Blacks Fights Back" Awarded Best Commercial Film ()
- ADV Announces January 9 Releases ()
- Namco Bandai Games Announces Inuyasha: Secret Of The Divine Jewel For The Nintendo DS ()
- Toon Radio joins UpSNAP ()
- ADV Announces Mobile Anime Network Service ()
- Video Games Live Breaks New Ground in South America & Europe ()
- Phoenix Anime Fest 2nd Japanese Guest Kosuke Okazaki ()
- Infinity Studios Website Hosts The Now Online Poll ()
- Organic Hobby New Releases ()
- Rinkya Announces Doujinshi Sale ()
- Voice Actors Take the Central Coast By Storm at The Grand Opening of Anime Express in Paso Robles ()
- Viz Media Announces the Exciting Conclusion of Ranma 1/2 ()
- Organic Hobby New Releases ()
- .hack//ROOTS Premiere on Cartoon Network ()
- WFAC Announces Full Programme for 2006 Animation Festival ()
- Princess Tutu Event ()
- Graphic Novelist at the SF Public Library Nov. 14 ()
- Illumitoon & Westlake Acquire Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo ()
- ADV Acquires “Le Chevalier D'Eon” For North America, UK & Australia ()
- ADV Films & Shochiku Announce Licensing Deals ()
- ADV Announces January 2 Releases ()
From gratuitous English to questionable references, trying to guess the premise of these anime by their incredibly silly titles is an exercise in futility. Where did some of these muddled monikers come from? ― We've all heard nonsensical English lyrics getting thrown around in Japanese pop music, and when that same principle, a sort of 'coolness' factor, also bleeds over into anime titles, this can ...
This novel's bizarre concept is what will catch people's attention, but the writing is good enough to keep it. Theron Martin has the details on this humorously twisted isekai story. ― When it comes to vending machines, North America simply cannot compare to Japan. They are far more ubiquitous over there, offering options that you will rarely or never see in vending machines in the States; during my o...
A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed outside of Japan and premiering in the US at Hollywood's world-famous, Dolby Theatre. ― A new milestone in FINAL FANTASY® XIV Online history will be achieved from June 15–16, 2018, with the first-ever official orchestral concert of the game being performed ...
Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with DARLING in the FRANXX . ― ANNCast Episode 329 - Franxxly My Darling, I Don't Give A Damn Zac and Jacob shake off the rust, pound their gloves and get on the mat once more with Darling in the Franxx. You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitcher ...
An in-depth, entertaining visit with the husband and wife team behind the adorable felt puppet versions of Popuko and Pipimi from this year's incredible comedy Pop Team Epic! ― On reflection, we were probably an odd sight in that Yokohama cafe. Four people sat around a table, laughing our heads off as one of us held up a doll of Popuko flipping the bird. Ever since it debuted, I've been interested in...
Sometimes manga pages go to the printers before the mangaka is completely finished polishing up their last few pages - do they ever go back and touch it up for the collected release? Deb gets into it. ― Q: I've noticed that sometimes a chapter of a manga had some unfinished panels likely due to a shorter timetable to finish the chapter. Is this something that typically gets touched up before the tan...
Koyomimonogatari hones in on Monogatari’s winding conversational riddles with strange and rewarding results. ― Even for the defiantly, deliberately weird Monogatari franchise, Koyomimonogatari is a particularly strange entry. Originally released as a collection of short stories, it eschewed the Monogatari franchise's usual style to tell even smaller vignettes, stories that were so brief and lacking i...
With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. ― With a catalogue filled with new and classic titles, you can always discover something new to watch (or re-watch) on HIDIVE. Feeling a little nostalgic? There's something for that. Want a slapstick comedy, or a something more psychological? HIDIVE has you covered! Here's som...
As a special treat for ANN readers, HIDIVE is giving away a Fire TV plus other prizes to our lucky winners! ― From your phone to your big screen: HIDIVE delivers the content you want, when and where you want it! As a special treat for ANN readers, we are giving away these awesome prizes to our lucky winners: GRAND PRIZE A new Fire TV, 1 year of HIDIVE and a signed poster of DEVILS' LINE by the Engli...
This Shonen Jump hit has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. We discuss our favorite moments and characters from this explosive arc. ― My Hero Academia has unloaded a whole new slough of baddies this season to deliver a series of knock-down-drag-out brawls with dire consequences. This week, Nick and Micchy discus...
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Lupin gets dangerously close to stealing the top spot - but Hinamatsuri can't be denied! See how your favorite shows performed in our weekly user rankings. ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 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 that thes...
Steam unceremoniously yanked a bunch of sexy anime games, and the community exploded. PLUS: Kingdom Hearts III, a whole lotta Yakuza and much more! ― Hey folks! I'm back after taking a week off. I'm fresh and ready to write about all the hot gaming news going on. Nothing on the Internet blew up in a huge cloud of controversy while I was away, did it? … Oh, goddammit. THE WHOLE HORNY GAMES ON STEAM DE...
Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, LootCrate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! ― Just who wouldn't want to have some exclusive anime goodies delivered right to their doorstep? This month, Loot Crate is giving away a FREE 6-month subscription of Loot Anime to ONE LUCKY WINNER! Monthly a...
One reader wants to know why you never seem to see blooper reels for anime voice actors - bad takes can be fun to watch, so how come we never get to see them? Justin gets into it. ― Rodolfo asked: I was watching the Panty and Stocking bloopers on youtube and started wondering if there were any original Japanese anime bloopers floating around. I couldn't find any. Not one. So i was wondering, do the ...
The illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series talks in-depth about creating the spectacular images that bring the novel series to life. ― As the illustrator for Nisio Isin's smash Monogatari novel series, digital artist and photographer VOFAN has earned his reputation as a master at rendering light, creating spectacular images that bring the novel series to life, establishing a worl...
This dungeon-crawling action RPG boasts all the style of Studio Trigger's hit series, but not so much the substance. Todd Ciolek digs into this magical adventure. ― It's neither original nor unkind to say that Little Witch Academia stood out on appearances. The series is a charming tale of a misfit at a magical academy, a fantasy staple since well before Harry Potter, but it might not have leapt from...
Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku delivers warm fuzzy romance and anime reference humor in equal measure. Nick and Steve dig into what aspects of this romcom they see in the otaku relationships around them. ― Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku delivers warm fuzzy romance and anime reference humor in equal measure. This week, Nick and Steve dig into what aspects of this romcom they see in the otaku relatio...
The adventure continues in this children's mobage adaptation with surprising ambitions. Rebecca Silverman finds out how things develop. ― Just because you've achieved your goal doesn't mean that the journey's over. That's the premise behind the second set of Puzzle & Dragons X episodes to be released on DVD. The first thirteen saw Ace work towards his goal of becoming a dragon caller – the show's com...
All the details from Warner Bros' panel at Anime Central, including a look at the first episode of the action fantasy anime Dragon Pilot, coming soon to Netflix! ― On Sunday May 20th at Anime Central, a representative of Warner Brothers Japan hosted a panel. During the presentation she provided previews of some upcoming projects and then showed the English subtitled version of the first episode of Dr...
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Hinamatsuri and MEGALOBOX duke it out for the top spot! Catch up with our weekly user rankings - and find out how your favorite shows performed! ― Our team of reviewers are following 27 anime series of the Spring 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 that these rankings ...
To celebrate the Fate/stay night [Heaven's Feel] THE MOVIE I. presage flower English Dub premiere, Fathom Events and Aniplex of America are giving away a pair of tickets to 5 lucky winners! ― The first film of this high-stakes trilogy explodes with epic action and heart-wrenching drama, tied together by the original author Kinoko Nasu's unique storytelling and otherworldly cast of characters. To cele...