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Free episode of Witchblade

Funimation on Wednesday announced that the first episode of its hit anime series Witchblade is now available for free download from the U.S. iTunes Store. It’s available through October 26, 2008.

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Adult Swim Cuts Back on Anime

from icV2 and AnimeNation:

In a surprise move the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has reduced the number of anime series in its Saturday night lineup.  Starting this Saturday, September 13th, Viz Media’s Bleach will lead off the Adult Swim block at 11pm (ET, PT) followed by an episode of FUNimation’s Fullmetal Alchemist.  The previous schedule, which had been announced on August 25th, featured four anime series–FUNimation’s Shin Chan (at midnight ET, PT) followed by Bleach, Bandai’s Code Geass and Media Blasters’ Moribito.

This is disappointing. Cartoon Network & Adult Swim were the most widely-available outlets for Anime in the US. CN/AS was my favorite network when I could watch DBZ, Gundam, Robotech, Inuyash and other Anime shows. Now, the only thing I watch is Bleach. What happened? Is it a shift in strategy at the network, or lack of quality Anime to show on the network? Let me know what you think.

Birdman, Hawkman…same difference…

Warner Issues a Statement About the Hawkman/Birdman Mix-Up on DC Super Heroes: The Filmation Adventures Menus:

Warner Home Video would like to address a mistake made on the menus of the DC Superheroes: The Filmation Adventures DVD sets. While each disc’s menu should feature an image of the DC Comics character Hawkman, it instead has an image of the character Birdman. We apologize for the mistake and hope consumers will still see the value in the incredible cartoons featured on the actual DVDs.

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Justice League: The New Frontier review

It is an accomplished, serious and adult adaptation that keeps every ounce of the original story’s brilliance. What we have here is a serious adult superhero story straight out of the Silver Age, but with the weight of the best of modern age storytelling.

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Justice League – The New Frontier (Single-Disc Edition)

Family Guy’s Blue Harvest DVD to include iPod version

Blue Harvest,” from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, pays homage to “Star Wars,” the DVD counting among its many extras an interview with George Lucas by “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane. The disc also is the first to include a digital copy available for download to the iPod.

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Blue Harvest

Free Downloads from Amazon

For a limited time, Amazon is offering the first episode of many Anime series for free, including Samurai 7, Bleach, Naruto and Death Note.

Russell To Voice Wonder Woman?

TV Guide Online columnist Michael Ausiello reported that Keri Russell will voice Wonder Woman in an upcoming animated straight-to-DVD movie, citing anonymous sources.

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MOONLIGHT MILE: ONE SMALL STEP

ADV Films is pleased to present a near-future sci-fi series chronicling mankind’s first steps in the struggle to conquer space.  Volume one of Moonlight Mile will be available everywhere on February 19.Produced by powerhouse studios Klockworx (Chrono Crusade, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu) and Imagica (Divergence Eve, Gravion), Moonlight Mile follows two globe-trotting adventurers as they join the international effort to mine Helium 3, a new energy source discovered on the moon.  The gritty early days of space exploration make for engaging visuals and exciting plotlines.

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“Futurama,” “Doomsday” Blaze New Markets for Old Series

Doomsday has sold 600,000 units since it was released, which is 30% ahead of Warners’ own internal predictions. New Frontier is also tracking ahead of expected preorders.

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