Posts Tagged ‘animation’

FUNimation Entertainment Acquires Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood for North American Release

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Anime Leader to Stream Episodes of Highly Anticipated Series Within Days of Japanese Television Debut   Flower Mound, TX – April 3, 2009 — FUNimation® Entertainment has acquired digital, broadcast, DVD and merchandising rights to the megahit anime series “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood” from Aniplex and debuting on Japan’s MBS and TBS nationally at 5:00 pm […]

FUNimation / Toei alliance unleashes online Harlock-palooza

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Drool… FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Digital Partnership with Toei Animation Alliance Begins With Digital Distribution of Catalog Series Flower Mound, Texas – April 3, 2008 – FUNimation® Entertainment and Japanese powerhouse producer Toei Animation Co., Ltd. have entered into a digital content partnership in which the U.S. anime leader will distribute seven series from Toei’s catalog starting Friday, April 3rd. […]

Wizard axe-murders Anime Insider

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Anime

With the general downturn of the anime industry continuing, it was only a matter of time before another high-profile anime rag got the axe. Wizard imprint Anime Insider is scheduled for obsolecence with issue 67. Whether or not you read AI, it’s a sad reminder of what was once a fast-growing sector of the entertainment […]

'Valkyria Chronicles' anime teaser

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video, Video Games

One of the first games I nabbed when I picked up a PS3 earlier this year was Sega’s tactical-action game Valkyria Chronicles. I have n0 idea how successful the game has been here in the States, but it certainly earns every ounce of praise heaped upon it. As those who keep track of these sorts […]

'Sita Sings the Blues' – soon free as a bird!

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

Okay, I finally saw Nina Paley’s Sita Sings the Blues (never you mind how), and I’ll be dammned if it isn’t an amazingly enthralling film. Seriously. I really want to post a 5,000 word review right-fucking-now but I’ll restrain myself.  Instead, I’ll just rejoice that the entire film will soon be available online for free […]

'Sita Sings the Blues' on PBS in March

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

One of the first things I blogged when we switched over to WordPress was an interview with Sita Sings the Blues director Nina Paley. I still haven’t seen it (no doubt because of the retarded copyright issues that have held the film’s distribution in limbo). However, PBS affiliate WNET in New York plans to broadcast […]

Waaay Off-Topic Post of the Day: The Wanky Shit Demon

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video

Okay, this whole week’s been pretty off-topic for me, so given my current mental state…it makes perfect sense to post The Wanky Shit Demon. Actually, this is a shoutout to  the Right Hand of Grulm, my bi-weekly Earthdawn gaming group. I know some of you visit now and then…so this’ll give us something to BS […]

Romeo X Juliet English cast announced

Written by Musashi on . Posted in News

Funimation recently announced details regarding the English voice cast and production team for Romeo X Juliet… Line Producer:  Christopher Bevins ADR Directors:  J. Michael Tatum and R Bruce Elliott (in his FUNI directing debut) Script Adaptations: Taliesin Jaffe (and team) Romeo: Chris Burnett Juliet: Brina Palencia Antonio: Maxey Whitehead Cordelia: Colleen Clinkenbeard Benvolio: Sean Michael […]

The Mighty Orbots – The Wish World

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Video

With the new Transformers movie coming out this summer, I’ve been giving some thought to all the ‘giant robot’ shows that comsumed so much of my youth. One that stands out in my memory is a fairly obscure ABC saturday morning series called The Mighty Orbots. Orbots was unique for several reasons, one of which […]


Ghibli Museum Pays for Your Animation Research

Written by AnaKhouri on . Posted in Anime

The Tokuma Memorial Cultural Foundation for Animation is offering two scholarships of about $3000 apiece for researchers who want to study animation! Sign Up! Unfortunately, they want you submit proposals and actually do research on animation, instead of, you know, just watch anime all the time. If you didn’t have to do any of the […]

'Astroboy', 'Gatchaman' studio Imagi in financial trouble?

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

I know some of you got some negative vibes from the trailer for Imagi’s Astro Boy adaptation, but I have plenty of faith they’ll do Osamu Tezuka proud. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film was actually pretty decent, and the concept art for Gatchaman has been breathtakingly cool. Alas, according to the company’s auditor, the […]

Kadokawa to distribute 'Astro Boy' in Japan

Written by Musashi on . Posted in Film

According to Variety Asia Online, Japanese film distributor Kadokawa will import Imagi films CGI adapation of Osamu Tezuka’s beloved Astro Boy, for release in October 2009. Though I’ve seen precious little of Imagi’s output other than the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film that came out a couple of years back, I’m optimistic. The TMNT flick […]