Category Archives: Anime

Ten Years Ago Today, Bionix Debuted on YTV. It’s Time We Got It Back.


Earlier today, Corus Entertainment spoke before the CRTC in a hearing to determine the future direction of television in this country. Amid the myriad of talking points debating pick-and-pay television, preponderance of Canadian services, and availability of youth broadcasting, I wonder if at any point the Corus representatives thought “hey, isn’t today the tenth anniversary of that anime block that ran on YTV? Maybe we should bring that thing back.” It’s understandable if they didn’t – even I forgot that Bionix debuted ten years ago today. Continue reading

Cartoon Network Canada Is Coming, And People Still Care

The confirmation that Teletoon and Turner Broadcasting will be launching a new Canadian version of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim before the end of 2012 may seem to be too little too late for those who had desired the channel in its prime years, but tell that to the countless internet denizens ruminating about its launch. Even websites that have been on unexplained, extended hiatuses for months are getting in on the action.

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Canadians Barred From Long-Awaited Dragonball Streams

Many Canadians were likely upset this past Saturday to find that FUNimation’s online streaming presentation of Dragonball Z was not available to them. When region blocking like this occurs, it is common to assume that the company in question simply doesn’t own the Canadian rights to a given title. FUNimation can’t use that excuse: they already explicitly stated in their initial press release that they own the Canadian streaming rights to the series.

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Tiffany Grant To Reprise Role As Asuka in Evangelion 2.0 Dub

FUNimation confirmed long awaited casting information for the upcoming release of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance yesterday during its “FUNiCon 5.0” online event. While Trina Nishimura (Lan Fan from Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) has been confirmed as the voice of new character Mari Makinami Illustrious, much more attention has been given to the fact that Tiffany Grant will be reprising the role of Asuka. This should come as little surprise to long time fans of the series, given Grant’s baffling obsession with the character, thoroughly documented in this video.

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Fullmetal Alchemist Day Not Enough to Warm Hearts of Canadian Networks

One hundred years ago today, Edward and Alphonse Elric made their shocking departure from Resembool, burning their childhood home to ashes behind them. Sadly, it appears that Canadian television networks were uninterested in observing the event, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood remains absent from airwaves despite the success of the previous series.

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Kiss Your Leisure Time Goodbye – FUNimation Titles Arrive On Netflix Canada

This past week, FUNimation made a sizable contribution of streaming titles to the fantastic Netflix service. Fans will be pleased to know that every single one of these titles has made it onto the Canadian service.

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Keanu Reeves: Live Action Cowboy Bebop Will Cost “like, half a billion dollars”

Keanu as SpikeKeanu Reeves, frequent beneficiary of generous sympathy from Reddit, has revealed new details about the hotly anticipated live action Cowboy Bebop film for which he is attached to star.

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Commemorating the Second Impact

Second ImpactTen years ago yesterday, the Second Impact made its shocking occurrence in Antarctica, forever altering the political, social, and climate conditions of planet earth by obliterating one half of its population.

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Ocean Studios to Produce Alternate Dub for Dragon Ball Kai

Blue Mr. Pop WTF?In a recent podcast interview, Kirby Morrow has confirmed rumours that Vancouver-based Ocean Studios will be producing yet another alternate dub to the latest incarnation of Dragon Ball Z, crushing the dreams of those hoping for succinctness in the series’ English language distribution.

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Endless Waltz Has Endless Walts

Nazi Boy ScoutsTen years ago today, the Gundam Wing movie Endless Waltz made its shocking debut on YTV, forever altering fan expectations for anime exhibition on the station.

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