Mary Elizabeth McGlynn on singing at Saboten Con

This years’ Saboten Con played host to over 3,000 attendees, hundreds of hours of programming, and some of the most interesting guests the convention has seen. Among those guests was Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, a voice actress popularly known for her roles in Naruto, but more discreetly known as the vocalist behind numerous Akira Yamaoka-composed songs. […]

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VIZ Media borrows a page or two from Arrietty

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest masterpiece The Secret World of Arrietty finally arrives in U.S. theaters Feb. 17 (in the Valley, look for the import at Harkins’ Tempe Marketplace theater). That alone is cause for celebration among those who appreciate the living god among animators. But this adaptation of Mary Norton’s beloved children’s novel The Borrowers also brings […]

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Meet ‘Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot’

Growing up enthralled by the anime mecha of Robotech and Voltron, I never suspected that a previous generation of TV nerds had been under the spell of the Japanese sci-fi masters — I was too busy envying my brothers the rich sci-fi they had available to them, like the original Star Trek and even some […]

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Scooby-Doo, Weird Al, Mad Magazine and anime invade ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’

Tonight’s episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold will veer into April Fool’s Day territory with “Bat-Mite Presents: Batman’s Strangest Cases!” Bat-Mite hosts a series of Batman’s most bizarre adventures including the Mad Magazine-inspired Batboy and Rubin, a Japanese-influenced Bat-Manga and a guest starring role from the Scooby Gang and Weird Al Yankovic. Check […]

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