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Folman’s ‘Congress,’ New ‘Simpsons’ on Disc

The pre-holiday home entertainment onslaught offers a number of eclectic options for animation and vfx enthusiasts this week. Topping our lists are sci-fi hybrid The Congress and a ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Bleach’ Double Feature, ‘Majestic Prince’

Bleach Movies: Double Feature VIZ: $14.98, 2 discs, DVD Although he’s the one of the most popular anime heroes in the world, Bleach‘s Ichigo Kurosaki has little in common ... Continue Reading →
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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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VIZ Plans Sailor Moon Day for Anime Expo

VIZ Media will be marking the return of global hit anime series Sailor Moon with a slate of special activities planned for “Sailor Moon Day” (July 5) at Anime Expo in Los ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Ranma½,’ ‘Princess Nine,’ ‘Casshan,’ ‘Cobra’

Ranma½: Set 1 Viz: $54.97, Blu-ray, 3 discs plus booklet; Rated TV 14. Since its debut as a manga in 1988 and in animation a year later, Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending romantic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Empire Strikes Out’ on DVD

It’s time to dust off the ol’ lightsaber as LEGO Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out [Fox, $14.98] tops our DVD watch list this week. The half-hour special, which aired on Cartoon ... 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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‘Adventure Time’ DVD Arrives in Stores Today

The new Adventure Time: The Complete First Season DVD is on top of our hot home entertainment releases of the week. The two-disc set, which includes all 26 episodes of the first season ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Media Forms New Digital Division

San Francisco-based manga and anime house VIZ Media has formed a new announced the formation of VIZ Labs, a new division of the company led by Gagan Singh, exec VP, president and CTO. ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Sasaki Promoted to CEO of VIZ

Ken Sasaki has been named the new president and CEO of San Francisco-based manga and anime distributor VIZ Media. Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as as of April 1st, 2012. Sasaki ... Continue Reading →