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Turner Expands Toonami and Cartoonito in Asia

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific will launch its Toonami action/anime channel and Cartoonito preschool network across Southeast Asia in early 2013. Turner will continue to offer ... Continue Reading →
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N.Y. Comic-Con Absorbs Anime Festival

The New York Anime Festival is merging with the New York Comic-Con. ReedPOP, organizer of both shows, announced the anime-oriented event would no longer be a separate, stand-along event ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation Goes Mobile, Adds 2 Series

FUNimation is going mobile and adding the series Sankarea and Shangri-La to its slate. The company announced at Sakuracon in Seattle the release of its first-ever mobile app, created ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shonen Jump Alpha’ Hits Web

Anime/manga champ VIZ Media has launched the first issue of its new digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, available now at VIZManga.com. The digital mag will allow fans to ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Naruto’ Episodes to be Simulcast on Hulu Plus

Starting today, VIZ Media will simulcast the most-recent episodes of the anime series Naruto Shippuden on the Hulu Plus subscription service. Subscribers can watch new episodes of the ... Continue Reading →
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Character Designer Araki Passes Away

Veteran Japanese animation director and character designer Shingo Araki passed away on December 1 at age 72. Araki was best known for his work on Toei’s adaptations of Go Nagai’s ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros.’s Live-Action ‘Akira’ to Roll 2012

Fans of the great anime feature and manga Akira got some good news courtesy of Warner Bros. today. The studio has officially greenlit a $90 million feature based on the classic with ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ Pops Up on the Champs-Elysées

Anime fans in France will be cracking open their wallets as Toei Animation sets up shop with the One Piece pop-up store at the Champs-Elysées Virgin Megastore in Paris, open thru September ... Continue Reading →
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‘Supernatural’ Anime, High-Def ‘Justice League’ on Disc

The CW’s hit series Supernatural is getting animated – Japanese style. Hot on the heels of a showing at Comic-Con comes the release this week of Supernatural: The Anime ... Continue Reading →
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Prepare for the Stampede!

Eleven Arts and FUNimation are bringing Vash the Stampede to Stateside screens with the U.S./Canadian release of Trigun: Badlands Rumble. One of Japan’s most celebrated characters ... Continue Reading →