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Anime Reviews: ‘Short Peace’, ‘Naruto’ Movie

Short Peace: Complete Collection Sentai Film Works: $29.98, Blu-ray Although Katsuhiro Otomo’s reputation rests principally on his watershed cyberpunk feature Akira, his third ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Upfronts Mostly Live Action

Adult Swim announced its upfront lineup to advertisers, with announced new series veering more toward live-action than animation. Animated offerings include the previously announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Naruto Shippuden’ Debuts on Toonami This Weekend

Long-running and hugely popular anime series Naruto Shippuden will begin its much-anticipated return to Adult Swim’s Toonami block this weekend. The first episode of the show, ... Continue Reading →
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Neon Alley Debuts ‘Catch Up’ Feature

VIZ Media has announced that its 24/7 anime channel Neon Alley now has a new Catch Up feature available online (neonalley.com). Catch-Up allows members to select ‘Watch Live’ ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Launches Neon Alley Spring Lineup

North American anime/manga house VIZ Media has revealed the new spring programming lineup for its 24-hour, console-based anime channel Neon Alley. The schedule features seven premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Brian Ige Chats About Neon Alley’s Programming

Earler this month, San Francisco anime powerhouse VIZ Media expanded its 24/7 content platform Neon Alley by making it available through Xbox 360 as well as PlayStation. Neon Alley ... Continue Reading →
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Naruto Now and Forever

Hayato Date, the director of the popular anime series, discusses the ageless appeal of the ramen-loving, nine-tailed, fox-demon warrior. Ninja, ramen-lover and self-proclaimed knucklehead ... Continue Reading →
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CafePress, VIZ Partner for Custom Merch

Customized merchandise e-commerce company CafePress and North America’s anime/manga mega house VIZ Media have announced a partnership to offer fans a curated selection of official ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ to Launch Console Channel

VIZ Media, the anime and manga giant, has announced plans to launch Neon Alley, a 24-hour anime channel featuring the world’s most popular titles set to debut on game consoles this ... 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 →