Hopefully your finances are recharged after the holidays because Funimation has a bank-buster scheduled for May. Recently teased and recently announced collections of Free! season 1, Seven Deadly Sins and Gosick are joined by the live-action Black Butler, plenty of collections of recent titles, and the classic Speed Racer. Get the details after the jump.
FUNimation's Otakon announcements included plenty of anime movies, with Project Itoh, the new Ghost in the Shell, and Psycho-Pass. Along with this is the classic Speed Racer and 2005's remarkably distinctive Noein. Get the details after the jump.
In October 2012, anime studio Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Tekkaman, Samurai Pizza Cats, Macross) filed suit against Speed Racer Enterprises Inc, seeking damages for nine causes of action including misappropriation of intellectual property rights. Tatsunoko has announced announced that the suits have been settled, with the studio now controlling rights to the series. More after the jump.
In January 1963, Osamu Tezuka introduced the first Japanese produced animated TV series in Astro Boy. In October 1962, Tatsunoko Production, the studio that would go on to produce Speed Racer, Gatchaman and Casshan would be founded. The two have now joined forces for a special 50-50 cross-over promotion. Get a look after the jump.
On October 26th, anime studio Tatsunoko Production (Gatchaman, Tekkaman, Samurai Pizza Cats, Macross) filed suit against James Rocknowski, John Rocknowski and Michael Cisneros of Speed Racer Enterprises Inc. The filing in California Central District Court seeks damages for for nine causes of action, including false advertising, unfair competition, interference and misappropriation of intellectual property rights. More after the jump.
An upcoming line of 45mm PCV "Tachumaru" figures crosses the heroes of venerable anime studio Tatsunoko with adorable animals. A number of the characters whose international prominence rose thanks to appearances in the videogame Tatsunoko vs Capcom will be featured, as will a few other well-knowns such as Speed Racer. Check them out after the jump!
Variety reports that Joel Silver, producer on the 2008 live action Speed Racer, is on board to mastermind a live-action feature film based on Cartoon Network's Ben 10 sci-fi franchise, with ex-Akira writer Albert Torres on the script. More after the jump.
Tommy Yune and Lee Kohse join the Bonus Round to discuss the latest Speed Racer comic from Allegory Media. Tommy also talks about his involvement with Robotech and the new live-action movie. Listen to the interview and more at the jump.
In June, we reported on an upcoming Speed Racer comic featuring the work of Artist/writer Tommy Yune in his first non-Robotech related project in over a decade, Robby Musso (Transformers Spotlight), Lee Kohse, James Rochelle and Len Wein (Human Target, Swamp Thing, X-Men, Wolverine). Now, further details on what to expect have become available. More after the jump.