March 16, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

Anime News Service – March 9-16 Anime News

3-16-07 (8:02AM EDT)—- Paprika To Be Released On DVD – UMD – Blu-ray Disc In Japan Sony Pictures has announced Satoshi’s Kon’s animated feature Paprika will arrive on a number of commerical media formats simultaneously on May 23rd. These include: Blu-ray Disc (5,980 yen), DVD (4,980 yen), DVD BOX (13,440 Yen) and UMD Video (3,990 […]

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March 8, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

Anime News Service – March 1-8 Anime News

3-8-07 (10:45PM EST)—- Goshou Aoyama Manga Factory Staff Uniforms The staff uniforms for the Goshou Aoyama Manga Factory which opens in Tottori, Kitasakae-cho on the 18th of this month have been revealed. They are themed around similar clothing appearing in the Detective Conan manga. 3-8-07 (10:46PM EST)—- Kyojin No Hoshi Seiyuu Kyoharu Kobayashi Dies Voice […]

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March 7, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Yumedamaya Kidan

By Jonah Morgan Back on March 22-25 at The Tokyo Anime Fair, Japanese Animation broadcaster Animax was hyping Akari Tsukino’s forthcoming Yumedamaya Kidan work with a poster featuring some of the first released artwork. The 2006 Grand Prize winner of its Animax Awards, Production I.G. currently has it in the production stage. Originally slated for […]

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February 28, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

Anime News Service – February 20-28 Anime News

2-28-07 (7:56AM EST)—- Tokikake Director Mamoru Hosoda To Speak At MIT On Wed., Feb. 28, at 7pm at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, anime director Mamoru Hosoda will screen his award-winning film “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” (Toki o Kakeru Shojo) and take questions from the audience. The screening and discussion will take place at […]

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February 25, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Takeshi Koike’s Red Line

By Jonah Morgan In no way related to the Hollywood film of the same title (Madhouse writes this one as 2 words, perhaps to avoid any Avataresque eventualities), Director Takeshi Koike’s upcoming animated feature Red Line was one of the key exhibits being shown off by studio Madhouse at the Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007. […]

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February 19, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

Anime News Service – February 8-19 Anime News

2-19-07 (10:41AM EST)—- Love Com Animation Sites Go Live Both TBS and Toei Animation have launched their respective websites for the forthcoming TV animation Love Com (Lovely Complex). 2-19-07 (9:57AM EST)—- Gigantic Formula Broadcast Start And Manga The official broadcast start for Kishin Taisen Gigantic Formula has been given as late night, April 4th on […]

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February 16, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

TIFF Or TAF? Political Intrigue: Governments Vie For Rights To Host Japan’s International Contents Showcase To World

TIFF Or TAF? Political Intrigue: Governments Vie For Rights To Host Japan’s International Contents Showcase To World By Jonah Morgan A topic I’ve kind of skirted around the periphery for the last 12 months in my newswork┬áis a conceptualized “contents carnival” being backed heavily by Japan’s national government. The plan called for establishing nothing less […]

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February 11, 2007 / by Anime News Services / News / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Velvet Underworld

By Jonah Morgan During my perusal of the Wedge Holdings exhibition area at The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007 I happened across an edgy looking anime poster (high-res enlargement) that stuck out to me. With big English text it read “Velvet Underworld” and reminded me of music for some reason…. Besides the obvious mainstream classic […]

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February 9, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Atsuko Ishizuka – Madhouse’s Next Top Director?

By Jonah Morgan   One of the Madhouse Topics 2007 posters being shown at their Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007 exhibition space was prominently headlined in English: “Welcome To The World Of Atsuko Ishizuka”. It featured several illustrations that didn’t look so much like surefire anime to me as they did graphic art and not […]

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February 8, 2007 / by Anime News Services / Archived News / No Comments

TAF2007 Exclusive Report: Buzzer Beater

By Jonah Morgan Another new anime that was first announced and extensively promoted at The Tokyo International Anime Fair 2007 1 month ago but virtually ignored until just a week or so ago when it sprung up all of a sudden as “brand new news” is the pending remake of Takehiko Inoue’s sci-fi basketball themed […]

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