Five Year Deal
October 2, 2007
4Kids will begin programming Saturday mornings on the CW in the fall of 2008, ending the Kids WB! as a programming block.
Anime, Shojo, Live Action, and Japan
September 12, 2007
We recently caught up with Viz Senior Vice President Liza Coppola to discuss the current state of the manga and anime markets, and what's coming from Viz. In Part 3, we talk about the anime market, including the relatively nascent shojo market, the sales channels for anime, Viz's live action program, and the comparison between the Japanese and American markets.
'Diamond & Pearl--Secret Wonders'
September 9, 2007
Pokemon USA has announced the November 7th release of the latest expansion of the Pokemon TCG.
CMX, Minx, and MMORPGs
September 3, 2007
In Part 3, we talk about DC's investment in Japan, and how that relates to its strategy for a flow of content for its CMX line, the launch of DC's new Minx imprint, and the opportunities for cross-fertilization of content and customers with MMORPGs.
Kodomo Anime Produced By Sunrise
August 28, 2007
4Kids Entertainment plans on launching the Dinosaur King anime series during the 2007-2008 TV season.
N.Y. Times Highlights Recovery
August 28, 2007
In an article in the 'Business' section of Monday's New York Times Will Wade described the recovery of the Pokemon franchise.
Sales, Marketing, Distribution
August 23, 2007
ICv2 has learned that ADV will take over sales, marketing, and distribution functions for all Geneon titles effective October 1st.
Market Stronger Over-all Than Hobby
August 22, 2007
The quarterly ICv2 market report on game sales in the ICv2 Guide to Games #46 reported gains in all games segments over-all, but particularly strong sales at mass.
Column by Steve Bennett
August 21, 2007
This week, Bennett talks about the changes at Dark Star.
87 New Series in the Fall
July 5, 2007
The number of new manga series launching in September, October and November has reached a new high.