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Stitch! anime explodes onto Disney XD

Disney’s lovable alien experiment, Stitch will have made his debut on Disney XD Monday in the US television premiere of Stitch! the Japanese anime series produced by Madhouse. After globe trotting, the English version of this series will finally make its debut. But this time, Stitch doesn’t have Lilo by his side. He has a new friend Yuna, as the alien and his friends live in an ...

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Little Battlers eXperience Boosts onto PSP

Level-5’s robot battling franchise, The Little Battlers eXperience has created big business for the Japanese video game publisher. The franchise spawns a hit anime series, a video game on PSP that’s at 300,000 units and counting, a toyline that has amassed more than 1.5 million units in sales, card games, arcade games, and more. So it should come to no surprise that more LBX is on ...

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Viper’s Creed and X-Men burst onto G4

In a return to form of the Anime Unleashed blocks on G4, the network has added two new Japanese animated series to its lineup. Next up, in their continuing commitment to air the Marvel Anime, G4 premiered X-Men on Friday, but to compliment that series, they’ve also picked up 13 episode Viper’s Creed. Check back after the jump for plot analysis, and the very first episode of ...

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Level-5 brings Youkai Watch to anime, games, and manga

Level-5, the video game publisher behind Professor Layton, Inazuma Eleven, Little Battlers eXperience, Gundam AGE and more have announced their latest multi-media push, Youkai Watch (literally, “Ghoul Watch”). The new multi-media project spans a comic series to run in CoroCoro comic (the home of Pokemon, <a href="Beyblade, and more), a yet to be finalized television anime, ...

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Beyblade Metal Masters duels into stores this fall on Nintendo DS

Following the success of last year’s Beyblade Metal Fusion video games, Hudson has teamed up with Nelvana once again to keep the tops spinning with Beyblade: Metal Masters for Nintendo DS. The latest title features more than 30 Beyblades, online gameplay, a new story mode and more. Gamers will get to experience the great battle Masamune and Gingka have when the game hits store shelves ...

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Mobile Suit Gundam AGE takes the fight online and to PSP

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, the latest series in the Gundam franchise premiered Sunday afternoon in Japan, but Bandai Namco, and co-creator Level-5 have much more in store. The series is receiving a free simulcast online with English, Chinese, and Korean languages supported. The series will be uploaded onto Sunrise’s (Gundam’s production studio) official Mobile Suit Gundam portal, ...

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron wages war on Xbox 360, PS3 next fall

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, the sequel to 2010’s War For Cybertron video game has been announced by publisher Activison. The sequel takes place immediately after the conclusion of the first game, and treats fans to an experience they won’t want to miss with the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying ...

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DreamWorks brings Shrek and Monsters Vs. Aliens shorts to Nintendo 3DS

Dreamworks Animation, and Nintendo have announced a series of shorts coming to the Nintendo 3DS’s Nintendo Video application. The two shorts will be based on Dreamworks wildly successful Shrek, and Monsters Vs. Aliens film series. The first short, “The Pig Who Cried Werewolf” is now available for free download. The second short, “Night of the Living Carrots” will be ...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal evolves on 4Kids Toonzai starting October 15th

Despite an ongoing legal dispute with Japanese partners, 4Kids Entertainment has decided to continue on with production of the English version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. The series will air on the company’s CW4Kids Toonzai block, with a global debut set for 2012. The series will be the focal point of the company’s showcase at this year’s MIPCOM. There will be 52 episodes of the series ...

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Activision’s Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance brawls on Nintendo DS

Bakugan’s set to take the world of video games a storm once again in Bakugan: Rise of the Resistance for the Nintendo DS. The newest title, set to hit retailers this fall, features a unique combination of both role playing, and tower defense gameplay. This latest game is sure to excite Bakugan fans, as it features over 30 levels of gameplay, more than 8 hours of game time and more than 30 ...

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Nicktoons MLB swings into stores on Nintendo Wii, DS, and Xbox 360

2K Play’s baseball crossover pits MLB superstars like Derek Jeter against cartoon superstars like …SpongeBob SquarePants?!! 2K Games hopes this game can revitalize their baseball offerings with 23 characters from Nicktoons favorites like Spongebob, Avatar: The Last Airbender, T.U.F.F. Puppy, Planet Sheen, Fanboby and Chum Chum, Danny Phantom, Invader Zim, and last but certainly not ...

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Tai Chi Chasers changes it up on Toonzai starting September 17

4Kids Entertainment will spice up their CW4Kids Toonzai Saturday Morning block with the debut of Tai Chi Chasers, an Asian co-production between Korea Broadcasting System, and Toei Animation. The 39 episode series follows the story of two conflicting races of beings – the peaceful Tigeroids, and the dangerous Dragonoids in an alternate universe. Rai, a member of the Tigeroids gets caught ...

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