Episode 17: A fruity basket of dollars

This week we, of course, review Bleach and Naruto. We also review Fruits Basket, Dan Doh!!, Bible Black, Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars. Join us for another zany show.

Fruits Basket – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Dan Doh!! – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Yojimbo – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Fistful of Dollars – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.

Show Notes

News

Media Blasters to Include Japanese on Bible Black: New Testament DVD
Media Blasters has announced that, due to popular demand, it has been able to reach an agreement with the Japanese licensor allowing MB to release Bible Black: New Testament DVDs with Japanese audio. In June, Bible Black: New Testament volume 2 will include bilingual episodes 3 and 4, and Japanese audio/English subtitled episodes 1 & 2. Episodes 1 & 2 were released in English only on volume 1 in November.

Viz Announces Shojo Beat Video Label
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1531

New Releases
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/releases.php?new=5

Import Store Offers Free Manga to Scanlators
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1534

Afro Samurai Manga To be Released in North America
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8420

Toon Radio acquires Anime Genesis
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1535

Air Kitty
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8423

Upcoming Manga Launches
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8426

Howl Nominated for Saturn Award
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8427

New Anime Updates
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8428

Canadian National Police Services Removes Misleading Anime Fact Sheet
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8429

New Ghost in the Shell Related Anime
A recent announcement by Bandai Visual mentions a new Ghost in the Shell related anime. Very few details are mentioned, only that the project is a cooperative effort between Production I.G. and Bandai, and that they anticipate a release sometime soon. The video also mentions that more news about the GItS series and other projects will be announced during and after the upcoming Tokyo International Anime Fair.
http://www.c-hotline.com/japanese/user2/conference.cfm…

Satsuki And Mei’s House to Re-Open
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8417

Samurai Seven on IFC and Animania
Animania HD, available nationally on Dish Network (Ch. 9474), will have the U.S. TV premiere of Samurai 7 on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 9:00 pm ET as part of the channel’s new Wednesday “Animayhem” block. The cable TV premiere of Samurai 7 will air on IFC on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The half-hour series will air in conjunction with IFC’s “Samurai Saturdays,” a weekly presentation of classic, Asian martial-arts-themed movies.

MIT Symposium on Anime and Manga
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host an academic symposium entitled “Violence and Desire in Japanese Popular Culture” on April 14 and 15. The event will feature presentations by John O’Donnell and professors from Duke, Tufts, Harvard, and MIT.

Manga Based Noh Play
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8436

Early Post War Anime Restored
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8440

NY Children’s Film Festival to Screen Miyazaki Titles
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8442

Kappa Mikey Premieres on Nicktoons
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8351

New Gundam Seed Anime
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8450

4Kids Licenses Pretty Cure
Al Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment, announced at the ICv2 Anime & Manga panel New York Comic Convention that 4Kids has licensed Pretty Cure, Toei’s long-running magical girl series. The show will apparently run this fall on TV; no further details are available at this time.

Reviews

Fruits Basket
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruits_Basket
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/fruits_basket/
http://www.fruits-basket.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jade_Emperor

Yojimbo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yojimbo_%28film%29

Fistful of Dollars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fistful_of_Dollars

Dan Doh!!
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3710

Bible Black
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_Black
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=390

Podcast Promos

Happy House of Hentai
http://happyhouseofhentai.libsyn.com

AnimeYume Podcast
http://www.animeyume.org/podcasts.php

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