Episode 14: I like pie….

We’ve got a great show for you this week. We review Bleach and Naruto, Batou reviews Kage Kara Mamoru, Chigo reviews Sexy Commando, and I review Outlaw Star.

Kage Kara Mamoru – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it
Sexy Commando – Pi, or Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers/Download Now
Outlaw Star – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers

Show Notes:

News:

Otakon Enforces Copyright at Artists’ Alley
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8273
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8274
http://www.otakon.com/news_article.asp?id=158

Gintama TV series
TV Tokyo has announced that the Gintama manga will be adapted into a TV series to be screened in April. The Gintama TV series will be produced by Sunrise.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/gintama/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=4733

Anime on The South Bank Show
Britain’s ITV1 will air an episode of The South Bank Show on February 19 that will focus on anime. Included in the program will be interviews with anime industry representatives such as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. The South Bank Show is the longest continuously running arts programme on television.
http://www.itv.com/page.asp?partid=2380

Montreal Otakuthon
The Otaku Anime of Concordia University will be hosting Otakuthon on June 10 and 11 at Concordia University.
http://www.otakuthon.com/

New Viz Properties from NATPE
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8277
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1487

Howl’s Moving Castle Nominated for Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 78th annual Academy Awards. For the Academy Award for Animated Feature, the nominees are Howl’s Moving Castle, Burton’s Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The Academy Award winners will be announced on Sunday, March 5 in an awards ceremony starting at 5pm Pacific standard time.

Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1488

Top Selling Anime DVD Movies
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8289

Funimation Seeks Convention Crew
http://www1.funimation.com/volunteer/

Kurosagi Live Action
Sankei Sports reports that the Kurosagi manga, by Takeshi Natsuhara & Kuromaru, is to be adapted into a live-action TV series. Tomohisa Yamashita, from the J-pop group News, will star as the main character.
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200601/gt2006012604.html

ImaginAsian TV Launches Home Video Label
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8293

Tokyo Anime Fair New York
On February 6, The day preceding their Tokyo Festa in New York, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be holding an industry only event, Tokyo International Anime Fair in New York. The event will include a trade show, and presentations from Bandai Visual USA, TOEI, Studio 4C, Sojitz Corporation and Tokyo Anime Center.

Shinichiro Watanabe at Michigan State University
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1490

The Anime Network on DirecTV
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8296

New York Comic-Con Announces Anime Programming
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1494

Anime Song on American Idol
Years ago, we received a news submission about someone singing an anime theme song on American Idol. The song in question was Fly Me to the Moon. The person e-mailing us was unaware that Fly Me to the Moon was a popular american song that predated Evangelion by many years. However tonight’s American Idol did feature an anime song… Jigglypuff’s song from Pokemon.

Oyayubihime Infinity Licensed by CMX
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1495

Mew Mew Power Broadcast Finished
4Kids has announced on its forums that it has broadcast all 26-episodes of Mew Mew Power that it has. According to the post, “[4Kids is] trying to get more, but can’t say when or IF this will happen.” In total, 52 episodes of Tokyo Mew Mew have been produced and broadcast in Japan.

Geneon – Tokyopop Cross Promote
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8291

Stone Bridge Press Announces Anime Encyclopedia 2nd Edition
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1496

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Lecture in Miami
http://www.fiu.edu/%7Etmont002/indexfestival.html

Fair Use Details
http://www.chillingeffects.org/

Reviews

Kage Kara Mamoru
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6114
http://www.aniplex.co.jp/kagemamo/index.html
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/kagemamo/

Sexy Commando
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_Commando_Gaiden:_Sugoiyo%21_Masaru-san
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,730,xmmdvf,sekushi_command.html

Outlaw Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_Star
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,449,wdsags,outlaw_star.html
http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp/datacard/card0139.htm

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