Episode 43: Fairy Princess NANA is sent into the Fushigi Yuugi by Kamisama’s Kazoku

We’ve got a great show this week. We review Fairy Princesses, NANA, Fushigi Yuugi and Kamisama Kazoku. Join us as the zaniness ensues.

Fairy Princesses – Wait until it hits the US and Netflix it.
NANA – Download Now!
Fushigi Yuugi – Download Now!
Kamisama Kazoku – Download Now

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Rose by ANNA inspi’ NANA ~Black Stones~ (NANA)
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri from Paris (Tsukiyomi Moon Phase)

News

Toei Expands Online Anime Service
Building on its Anime BB and Tokusatsu Anime Archives serivices, Toei will launch Anime BB Premium, giving Japanese users access to 40 anime titles and over 1,200 episodes. Single episodes will be 100 yen each, with value packs also available. Toei expects to bring in 600 million yen from the service next year and one billion yen in 2008.

Astro Boy Phone with “Bum-Mounted Lasers”
Japan’s OKWAP has released a heavily customized Astro Boy phone with “bum-mounted lasers.”

Rozen Maiden OVA on the Way
TBS is producing a new Rozen Maiden miniseries caled Oubertre. No release date has been announced.

Negipod Arrives in December
The so-called Negipod, a 30GB iPod with 40 preloaded Negima songs and an engraved illustration, will street in Japan for ¥54,800 (~$470).

Del Rey Dates
Del Rey will issue volume 1 of Train Man on November 7 and the first volumes of Mushishi and Kitchen Princess on January 30.

Bandai: Do Not Fansub Ghost in the Shell Film
Warns fansubbers that they are “prepared to take legal action” more…

Otaku Space Tourist Fails Physical
34-year-old Gundam fan Daisuke “Dice-K” Enomoto has been bumped from his September 14 space launch after failing a physical. He was to have dressed as Char when he took off for the International Space Station.

Voice Actor Boot Camp
Bang Zoom! Entertainment will host a one-day Voice Actor Boot Camp on September 6, October 14, and November 4. The course fee is $299.

IG’s Chevalier Debuts Online
The first episode of Production IG’s Chevalier series is now available free online.

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Hits Theaters October 20
Robotech.com announced this weekend at Anime Evolution that Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles will receive a limited theatrical release on October 20. The DVD will be issued November 21.

Godchild Not Returning to Shojo Beat
Viz has informed us that there are no plans for Godchild (Count Cain) to return to Shojo Beat. “We periodically switch out stories to keep the magazine fresh,” explained Evelyn Dubocq, adding, “Pulling the manga from the magazine lets us put the graphic novels out more quickly.”

Venus Versus Virus Anime Announced
Reportedly Atsushi Suzumi’s moe supernatural action manga series Venus Versus Virus will be adapted into an anime television series directed by Shinichiro Kimura (Hand Maid May, Cosplay Complex, Burn Up Excess) and animated by Studio Hibari (Happy Lesson, Saber Marionette J).

Reviews

Kamisama Kazoku – 20:45
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamisama_Kazoku
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6548
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/kamisama/

NANA – 32:45
http://animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6115
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nana_%28manga%29
http://www.tvrage.com/shows/id-10760/
http://www.ntv.co.jp/nana/

Fushigi Yuugi – 41:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fushigi_Yuugi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=178
http://pierrot.jp/title/fushigi/

Fairy Musketeer Akazuki – 50:45
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/akazukin/
http://www.konami.jp/visual/akazukin/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4872

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