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X-Men anime US TV premiere on G4 this October

Posted in anime, Television with tags , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Pirate

The third Marvel anime TV series, X-Men, now has a US airdate. It will begin airing on the G4 Channel on October 21, at 11:00 PM ET. The anime will be the third Marvel anime to have aired on G4. In 2010 in Japan, Marvel and Madhouse teamed up to create four various Marvel anime, all of which were licensed in North America by Marvel Entertainment, and were set to air on G4. G4 is currently airing the first two Marvel anime, Iron Man and Wolverine, and are set to air the fourth, Blade, this winter.

The series is the fourth X-Men animated series, after X-Men: TAS, X-Men: Evolution, and Wolverine & the X-Men. In this show, after a member dies, the team disbands, only to be brought back together in order to find a missing girl in Japan.

The anime aired in Japan from April to June 2011 on Animax with 12 episodes. It was directed by Fuminori Kizaki (Afro Samurai, Basilisk) and animated by Madhouse (Death Note, Cardcaptor Sakura). In the dub, the protagonist, Cyclops, will be voiced by Scott Porter (Rex Racer in the Speed Racer film). He previously voiced Cyclops in the Wolverine anime.

Source: AnimeNewsNetwork

Captain Planet being released on DVD in April!

Posted in Television with tags , , , on January 23, 2011 by Pirate

Captain Planet, an infamous 90’s animated cartoon about a group of people who fight against threats to the ecosystem, and when push comes to shove, they can transform into Captain Planet.

The show originally aired on TBS and Cartoon Network from September 1990 to May 1996 and made six seasons with 113 episodes. Captain Planet season 1 will be released on DVD in April, with other seasons expected to follow. The DVDs will be released by Shout! Factory.

Cartoon Network picks up “The Problem Solverz”

Posted in Television with tags , , on December 22, 2010 by Pirate

Okay, last week, Cartoon Network (now known to many as CN) acquired a very, um, strange show called The Problem Solverz. It is a very strange, awful looking show. Here is a clip:

Yeah. I am very mad and annoyed and confused at Cartoon Network. Of all the decent shows and anime that they could license, they chose this piece of trippy animation garbage? Ugh.

If you think that this show looks like an Adult Swim original, you are half-right. This shows was gonna be on Adult Swim, but for some reason was moved to CN. Nice. AS gets Kekkaishi, and CN gets this. AS totally suckered CN on this.

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