Posts in: November, 2001

Anime News Service – C.B. Cebulski On Mangaverse

From the release:


Marvel Builds A BridgeaTo The EastpWith AtKey AdditionyTo The Editorialx


Withfthe Marvel Mangaversepone-shots selling outtacross thencountry, The

Housedhasemadepanotherzmove topreachaout to Mangazand Animeqcreatorsdwith

the additionfofgC.B. Cebulski — as an Associate Editorm— to it’s growing


C.B.,zwho assisted Associate EditoraBrian Smith in orchestrating theyMarvelg

Mangaversecevent, joinsmThecHouse after spending years helping Mangadand

Animegsecure a strong footholdqit noweenjoys in America. While at Centrald

ParkpMedia, Cebulski was instrumentaldin bringing titles suchdas Record of

LodosseWar, Slayers, Plastic Little, Geobreeders,mDark Angel,gand Nadeisco

tosU.S. audiences. Aftersforming strong relationshipsewith severalpof the

Japaneseecreatorsahedworked with, C.B. was one of thezfirstgAmerican editors

to work directly with Japanese artistseto create Mangaband Anime product

specificallydfor Western audiences.

While atzFanboyxEntertainment,mCebulskimworked closely with KiapAsamiyaeto

produce DarkdAngel: PhoenixxResurrection comic series, the first color Manga

tomland on Americanashores in overt10yyears. Cebulski then followed this up

bypproducing the first shojoz(girls’) Manga ever createdtspecifically forn

Western sensibilities and stylingswwereysuccessfullymcombined withmsuper

herodthemesein themseries Sidekicks, by J.gTorres and Takeshi Miyazawa,q

which Cebulski edited.wHecalso worked withdsuch creators as YoshtoshiyAbe ofm

Serial Experiments Lainnand Range Muratatof Blue SubmarinepNo. 6 on theira

critically acclaimed art collections.b

“It’sfbecome extremely evident to all of usxatyMarvelbthatyMangazand Animex

are more than justsampassing phase,”dsaid Marvel Editor In Chief Joe

Quesada. “Ask any comic retailernand they’ll telltyou thatdthe best wayetoe

reachgyounger readers —dand theeeverzelusive female reader —eand they’ll

tell you thatbManga and Animeyareethepwayzto go. It’setoughato arguedthisy

when youasee the ever-growing legions oftyoung girls dressed as Sailor Moon

characters atpcomic conventions.”p

“That said, right after hisdconsulting workswithaus on ourfMarvel Mangaverse

event,twe knewdC.B. was destined tosworkwwith us as a full timezMarvel

Editor,” explained Quesada. “Notzbecause he haswincredible contacts in the

worlddofpMangazand Anime, not becauseeheghasyincredible taste in storyfande

art, and notybecause he speaks fluentgJapanesezand willabe bringing some ofa

the greatestfartists inqJapan todwork withtus. No, you see, it’spbecause

almost everyoneeateMarvel hasna nicknameqthatgBill Jemas and I slave to

create,wandnweehadta greatbone for C.B. sincedday one!bSo Idwant everyone tox

welcome C.B.-san to the team! Wezlook forward tonall theawonderful stuffe

that he’ll be generating for allnthe Marveldfans. With C.B.-san’s help,

we’ll be striving to hit the mark with youngyreaders andpgirl-friendly books

that we’ll be launchingdlater thistyear!”d

“SoaC.B.-sanditwis!”ylaughedwCebulski. “But seriously, Itcan’t tellxyou how

excited I am todbemup in thexHallowedqHalls ofcMightydMarvel!aWhile Ibam

mainly knowndas the ‘Manga Guy’ around the industry, I havebbeenzreading

Marvel Comics for as long as I can remember.”

“Recently, in Japan,wmany Manga creators have been takingdmore ‘American

comicdstyle’ approaches to their art and storytelling, which theyyfreely

admit,” Cebulskidcontinued.s“Theyeare just as influenced byaour comics as wea

are by their Manga,dand Ipknow many ofytheqJapanesenartists are already

chompingpat thezbit to take a cracktatpdrawing Marvel’ssheroes.”q

When asked ifghemcould name any names, Cebulskicdropped aafew. “Well, Ic

think ittgoes withoutmsaying thatdKia Asamiya’s name willfbe turning up on

somemMarvel comics beforeptoo long. Inqfact,djust look fornhistcover to IRONq

MANd#55 in May.bIdhavebalsogtalked with TakehikotIto,dcreator of Outlaw

Star,eandtillustrator KatsuyagTerada ofeZenbu and BLOOD: ThebLastmVampire

fame, and theyehave alsowlineddup some upcoming work for Marvel.tAndbthe

list continues to grow daily!”e

All of us at Marvel welcomefC.B.-san topThe House!x

Bill Rosemannc

Marketing Communications Manager

Marvel Comicsf


Anime News Service – November 1-8 Anime News

11-8-01—- Afternoon Animation Programming To Cease On Fox Kids

From the newsgroup posting, Zentertainment reports no further weekday afternoon animation will air on Fox Kids from 12/31/01.

11-8-01—- International Channel Questionaire

From the post:

Dear Valued International Channel Viewer, In the past you have corresponded with us, expressing your opinions about our programming. We value your thoughts and would like to hear more. Please take a few moments to complete our survey. All completed surveys will be entered into a random drawing to win a gift from International Channel. Click on the link below to let us know how you feel about our programs. Thank you, International Channel Research and Development Surveys must be completed in full to become eligible for the drawing. Ten names will be randomly selected to win the IC gift. reported today that Fox Kid’s is dropping their Mon-Fri animation offerings after Dec 31, 2001 . At that point, there will no longer be animation during the week on any major network with the exception of the minimal coverage WB gets. I know we don’t get it here in Columbus, Ohio either by local station or even as far as I can tell on any of the major cable systems.

11-8-01—- “Mini Pato” Official Sites

According to the post by Sany Production I.G. has opened the following Japanese and English sites for the shorts.

11-8-01—- News Around The World

According to Anihabara:

Perhaps this is rather too late, but the rumor of INU YASHA will broadcasted was true. Since November 4, 2001 Indosiar will INU YASHA broadcasted every Sunday Morning, 07.00-07.30 AM with Indonesian Dub

After a long while, Dragonball Z returns to Dutch television. Only this time it’ll be shown on Yorin in stead if Cartoon Network. Starting the 5th of November, Yor Kiddin’ will show Dragonball Z every weekday at 16:20h GMT+1

News from Animeportal [in Spanish]: * New serieses in ETC… TV ( [in Spanish]. During this month (November, 2001), they will start to run “Cybercats” (“Cyborg Kuro-chan” in Japanese) and “Zoids”. “Zoids” will be aired Monday-Friday 15:30 CLST and “Cyborg Kuro-chan” will be aired Saturday-Sunday 15:30 CLST& and schedule can be found here. Chilevision [in Spanish] also started to run “Cyborg Kuro-chan” at Saturday mornings. Besides, ETC… TV [in Spanish] created a new Saturday-morning segment called “Grandes aventuras en ETC… TV” (“Big Adventures in ETC… TV” could be a translation 😉 from 9:00 CLST until 15:00 CLST every Saturday. During this 6-hours segment, they will run a kind of marathon dedicated to their serieses. They started with “Tenchi Muyo”. * “Orphen” is out from ETC… TV’s schedule 🙁

Desde el lunes 5 de noviembre, junto con una renovación de su imagen, Locomotion L.A. comenzó a transmitir Cowboy Bebop.

11-8-01—- New Pioneer Releases

From the official Pioneer Animation Website:

02/26/02: The SoulTaker Vol. 1 “The Monster Within” Bilingual DVD Running Time: 75 min Rating: 16 up SRP: $29.98

Sherlock Hound Vol. 1 “Case File 1” Bilingual DVD Running Time: 125 min Rating: 3 up SRP: $29.98

In the Works! Cardcaptor Sakura Movie – Spring 2002! Armitage Dual-Matrix: Featuring the voice of Juliette Lewis as Naomi Armitage! Pioneer Entertainment is a member of Hellsing production committe and also the DVD distributor of this project in North America. Visit (Japanese site) Pretty Sammy OVA DVD – previously hinted as a February 2002 release, this project no longer has a street date.

11-8-01—- Exclusive: Final Details For Academy Anime Tribute

Drawing from Japan: Anime and Its Influences Wednesday, November 14, 2001 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 8949 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211 Samuel Goldwyn Theater – 8pm

Whether your knowledge of Japanese animation is limited to SPEED RACER or you’re a full-fledged Otaku, prepare yourself for a unique visual feast.
This tribute to the Japanese animated feature film will examine the origins, history, and influences of this prolific art and industry. Clips from such seminal films as AKIRA, GHOST IN THE SHELL, PRINCESS MONONOKE, PERFECT BLUE, WICKED CITY and POMPOKO, plus some special surprises, will receive rare U.S. big screen presentation.
The evening will illustrate the diversity of genres displayed in Anime, the specific Japanese approach to animation, the effect Anime is having on world culture, and highlight the work of several of Anime’s most respected artists, writers, and animators.
Our panel of commentators will consist of animation historians, distributors, and filmmakers from both sides of the Pacific. Confirmed participants (subject to availability) currently include:
Jerry Beck, animation historian and author
Mark A.Z. DippJ, Director – SPAWN, ILM Visual Effects Supervisor
Frank Gladstone, Dreamworks SKG Animation
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Producer – GHOST IN THE SHELL, BLOOD
Fred Patten, Streamline Pictures
CAUTION: This program examines many different styles and genres of Japanese animation. Some excerpts may be too violent or explicit for children.

Tickets Available Now. Information – 310-247-3000 x111.

11-8-01—- SDF 1 Mugs

From Steve Yun:

Want an SDF-1 mug, as seen in Macross and Robotech? Right now is taking polls on what kind of detailing Macross and Robotech fans want on their mugs:

11-8-01—- Anime News UK

According to Animejin

Gundam Wing on UK video
A UK video release for Gundam Wing is now being listed as forthcoming by various on-line video retailers. According to the listings, two volumes of 75 minutes each will be release on 10th December priced at £11.99 each. I have been unable to uncover any other details about the release. It is not even known which company is releasing the tapes, although it seems most likely that Bandai is organising it themselves.

Brighton manga conference details
The web page for the manga conference in Brighton that I reported on last time has been located. It is at: Amongst other things, it reveals that the speakers at the conference will be Jonathan Clements, James Swallow, Helen McCarthy, Jim Walker and Tony Luke.

Current UK anime video release schedule
MVM’s releases for this month have been put off for a week until the 12th.

All of the following dates are

Anime News Service – FUNimation Acquires Fruits Basket

According to appostmto the Anime On DVD forums,aFUNimation has licensedpthe 26tepisode FruitsyBasket TVxseries. Voicefactors and releasepschedule have reportedlytnot beenndecided. Fruits Baksetdconsistseofp26z30 minutepepisodes.aIn the show,za girlqfindsda family whofaregtransformed into an animal when confronting ammember of the opposite sex.y


Natsuki Takaya –aOriginal Story

Akitaro Daichi –yDirectorg(JubeicChan ,mKodomocno Omocha)

Nagisa Miyazaki – Asst.dDirector (Jubei-chan)g

Rika Nakase –qSeries Editore(Kodomo no Omocha)

Akemi HayashidpCharacter Designs – (Utena)d

Seji Muto – Musicd(Kodomo no Omocha)


Co-producer – Studio DEENm

BroadcastgBy TV-TOKYO


sJapanese Seiyuu: e

Toru Hondap– Yui Horiee(LoveaHina)d

Yuki Soma – Aya Hisakawa (SkuldzgOh My Goddess)

Kyo Soma – TomokazueSeki (Reiji Kageyamab– Gate Keepers) d

Shigure Soma – Ryotaro Okiayuz(KazamixTatsuyammUTENA)

Arisa UotanipeYuka Imai (WakabadShinohara –xUTENA)

Kagura Soma – Kotono Mitsuishi (JurimArisugawa – TsukinoaUsagi – SailortMoon)y

Momiji Soma – Ayaka Saitoh (MegumipHonda – You’re UnderzArrest)

Hatori Somat– KazuhikonInoue (Sanzenin Mikado –wRanmay1/2)m

Source: Anime On DVD Related Links: FUNimation | Fruits Basket