Episode 8: The Sci-Fi Episode?

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This week we’re back with the whole crew. Chigo is here and Rukia makes a short appearance. We discuss the latest news, Ichigo reviews Saikano OVA, Chigo reviews Karin, and Batou just rants.

Saikano OVA – Download Now!
Karin – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

News:

Howl’s Moving Castle Wins awards
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8007
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1412

CNN on “Anime, Piracy and Profits”
http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/12/news/midcaps/
anime_fortune_121205/index.htm?section=money_latest

Ghibli Announces New Anime based on Ursula K. Leguin’s Earthsea Cycle
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8021

New Sunrise Robot Series
The January issue of Newtype (Japan) talks about Zegapain, a robot action anime which Sunrise is now planning. According to the New Type article, robots in the anime will be rendered in 3D CG. Masami Shimoda will direct.
http://www.zegapain.net/

Free Streaming Anime
Bandai Channel and Biglobe are offering the first episodes of a number of titles online for free here. Available series include Petopeto-san, Noein, Gunparade Orchestra, Amaenai de Yo!! , Gakuen Senki Muryou, Akane Maniax, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo, Sousei no Aquarion and more.
http://broadband.biglobe.ne.jp/sitemap/sitemap_bch.html

Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club Trailer
The official website for Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club, a Tenchi Muyo spin-off, now hosts a streaming Real Media trailer.
http://www.vap.co.jp/sasami-club/movie/index.html

Tokyopop Manga Draw Negative Attention
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8008
http://www.local6.com/news/5497816/detail.html#/index.html

Funimation – Shinsen-Subs Follow-up
There has been some misunderstanding regarding the events surrounding Funimation’s enforcement of its intellectual property vis-a-vis Shinsen-Subs. The fansub group was actively making available several titles that Funimation has already publicly announced. Their copyright infringement was not limited exclusively to unannounced properties.

New Poll: Favorite Director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/poll.php?id=71&page=booth

Reviews:

Saikano OVA: Another Love Story (Another Love Song)
http://www.saikano.net/
http://www.saikano-usa.com/
http://www.madman.com.au/saikano/index2.html

Karin ()
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/karin/index.php
http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/karin/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5949