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That feeling you just felt? That was at least a little of the grossness of the potential Warner Bros. live action Akira movie being rinsed from your soul by the righteous news that Funimation has announced plans to release a 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray and DVD of Katsuhiro Otomo's original manga-turned-animated feature by the end of the year. It's not just a feel-good nostalgia bomb for longtime fans either, since the release will mean North American fans and potential new viewers will have easy access to a feature-rich Akira Blu-ray/DVD containing Streamline's 1988 English dub and Pioneer's 2001 version, plus the original Japanese audio with English subtitles.
Spoiler alert for a two-year-old movie and 50-year-old comic: Captain America got preserved in ice near the end of World War II and revived decades later. In comics, we've seen a lot of what happened to the characters Steve Rogers left behind in the 1940s, but what about the movie version Captain America: The First Avenger? Marvel will answer that question, at least in part, with a new short film about actress Hayley Atwell's Agent Peggy Carter -- a "one-shot" if you will -- that will premiere at Comic-Con International next week and be included in the new Iron Man 3 Blu-Ray.
Movies: New Iron Man 3 footage shown during this past weekend's MTV Movie Awards sees Tony Stark chuck a piano at the Mandarin.
Plush: It looks like Mickey Mouse will finally start cosplaying as Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and the Hulk in plushie form this October.
Gaming: Hal Jordan shows off his Green La
Movies: The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special is set for release on Blu-ray and DVD on July 9.
Lego: New images of the Lego DC Universe Super Heroes "Superman: Battle of Smallville" set have arrived online, wit
Fonts: I'm not sure anything can save Comic Sans, but it never hurts to hear reasonable arguments to the contrary.
Movies: USA Today has debuted a new still from Man of Steel... which is Superman standing around with some military peeps like in the trailer.
Video: It's the pairing you seriously never dreamed in fan Adrien Fauconnier's Tintin Vs. Dragon Ball trailer.
Gaming: The Xbox 360 demo trailer for Avengers: Battle For Earth seems to incorporate plenty of The Avengers movie flavor.
Tech: Ten One Design's pressure-sensitive Pogo Connect Bluetooth Pen for the iPad is now available for pre-order for about $80, with a scheduled shipping date of October 31.
Movies: WB will release the full The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-r
Video: Julie Sokolow chronicles Ed Piskor, Jim Rugg, Tom Scioli and Jasen Lex's trip to the bi-annual basement sale at New Dimension Comics.
Shopping: A permanent One Piece store has opened in Tokyo, selling more than 10,000 different licensed products based on Eiichiro Oda's manga/anime.
Video: Just in time for the recent release