Episode 25: Great Teacher Devilman takes a Journey to the EXTREME (Saiyuki)

This week we read our very first fanmail! We review the Great Teacher Onizuka saga, Saiyuki and the Devilman live action movie. We also review “The Art of Otaku”, a great drawing book by theotaku.com

Great Teacher Onizuka

  • Manga – Download Now!
  • TV Series – Download Now!
  • Live Action – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
  • Movie – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Saiyuki – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Devilman live action – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Corrections
The Samurai Champloo character designer was Toshihiro Kawamoto, not Shinichiro Watanabe. Watanabe is the director.

Wolf’s Rain was not done by Gonzo, but by Bones. The character designer was Kawamoto.

Show News
Batou(or Balto, whichever) will be going to Anime Expo in Anaheim over July 4th. Go and glomp him and gift him with lots of Yaoi merchandise.

News

Suburban LA County Pulls Manga Textbook
The San Bernadino, CA, County libraries have pulled Paul Gravett’s Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics from circulation following a request from Bill Postmus, Chairman of the county’s Board of Supervisors. “That book is absolutely inappropriate for a public library and as soon as I was made aware of it yesterday, I ordered it to be removed immediately,” he said in a press release.

4Kids Grows Up, Launches Tween to Adult Licensing Subsidiary (Not to be confused with their toy line “4Play” and their Hentai label “4Skin”)
4Kids Entertainment has announced the launch of a new subsidiary, 4Sight Licensing Solutions, inc. 4Sight will specialise in the licensing and marketing of brands aimed at adults, teens and tweens. Current 4Kids brands being moved to 4Sight to not include any of 4Kids anime properties. Todd Fromer of KCSA publicity, representing 4Kids, said that anime isn’t necessarily ruled out of the 4Sight line up, but that anime lends itself more to a children’s market.

Mamoru Oshii Does Radio Drama
The first episode of Mamoru Oshii‘s radio drama, Kerberos Koutetsu no Ryoken -kerberos panzer yager-, will broadcast April 26 in Japan. Kenji Kawai is providing the music.

XXXHOLiC Episode Online
The first half of XXXHOLiC episode 1 is now available for free online.

Witchblade Anime Trailer
The trailer for Gonzo’s upcoming Witchblade anime is now online.

Guitar Vader at Fanime
Guitar Vader, who performed in the Beck anime, will make their first US appearance at Fanime this year, May 26-29 in San Jose.

Dir en Grey to Open for Korn
Dir en grey to Join Korn‘s 2006 Family Values Tour.

Art Book Review

Art of Otaku – Download Now! (Actually Buy it now, only $24.95!)
http://www.artofotaku.com

Podcast Promos

Happy House of Hentai

Oz Anime Podcast

Reviews

Great Teacher Onizuka
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Teacher_Onizuka
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=153
http://www.tokyopop.com/dbpage.php?propertycode=GTO&categorycode=VAN

Saiyuki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiyuki
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=965
http://www.advfilms.com/favorites/saiyuki/main.html
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/saiyuki/

Devilman Live Action
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devilman

Download Now

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