Episode 45: Powerpuff Panic 1/2 Sails to the Moon

This week we review Strawberry Panic, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2 and Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. It’s a great show as we drink sake and eat pocky. Hooray for care packages.

Strawberry Panic – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Sailor Moon – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ranma 1/2 Movie – Big Trouble in Nekonron, China – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Movie – Nihao My Concubine – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Seasons 1 & 2 – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Season 3 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ranma 1/2 Season 4 – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Ranma 1/2 Season 5, 6 & 7 – Even if you receive it as a gift, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.

Show Notes

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Music

Intro – “White and Nerdy” by Wierd Al Yankovich
Outtro – “Neko Mimi Mode” by Dimitri in Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Whisper of the Heart Screenings in LA
Hayao Miyazaki‘s 1995 film Whisper of the Heart will screen September 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica and September 24 at 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theater in LA.

Bleach English Dub Preview
We’ve had an early look at the English dub of Bleach, premiering this Saturday on Adult Swim; our impressions are now available, as well as interviews with the show’s two leads, Johnny Yong Bosch and Michelle Ruff.

Totoro in Finland
Hayao Miyazaki‘s My Neighbor Totoro will screen September 14-24 at the Helsinki Film Festival in Finland.

Death Note Creator Arrested for Possessing a Knife
Death Note and Hikaru no Go creator Takeshi Obata was arrested yesterday for illegal possession of an 8.6 cm (3.4 inches) knife, according to Tokyo police. He was originally pulled over for driving his car with the headlights off at 1 a.m., and reportedly said he keeps the knife in the car for when he goes camping.

Newsweek on Youtube and Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is mentioned in an article about Youtube’s overwhelming popularity with Japanese viewers. According to the article, Youtube’s 6.4 million Japanese visitors last month are cause for concern with Japanese broadcasters. Youichi Ueno, a spokesman for Fuji Television Network, says that Fuji TV has 2 employees who search Youtube for illegal content and send up to several hundred removal requests a day.

A Day in the Life of Yoshitaka Amano
1UP.com has an extensive feature and video on Final Fantasy‘s Yoshitaka Amano.

New Evangelion Movies
First of Four Evangelion Movies due out Summer 2007. more…

Jin Roh on Dutch MTV
Jin Roh will air September 29 at 11:10 pm on MTV Netherlands.

Gedo Senki: 5 Weeks at #1
Miami Vice’s theatrical debut in Japan could not topple Gedo Senki, which won the box office race for the fifth time in six weeks.

Second Kino no Tabi Movie Confirmed
The official Japanese Kino no Tabi homepage has formally announced plans for a second motion picture. The 30 minute long first Kino no Tabi movie was released in 2005.

LA Times Interviews Goro Miyazaki
The Los Angeles Times has posted (free registration required) an interview with Gedo Senki director Goro Miyazaki.

Steve Irwin dies. It’s very sad.

Kumoricon ’06 Convention Report
Labor Day Weekend in Portland, Oregon was filled with sunny skies and hundreds of excited anime fans. Kumoricon 2006 held at the Red Lion on the River… more

Reviews

Sailor Moon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_moon
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=363
http://sailormoon.channel.or.jp/

Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerpuff_Girls_Z
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5371
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ppgz/
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/ppgz/

Strawberry Panic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry_Panic
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6176
http://www.strawberrypanic.com/
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/strawberry/index.php

Ranma 1/2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranma
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=64
http://www.viz.com/
http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/english/

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0 thoughts on “Episode 45: Powerpuff Panic 1/2 Sails to the Moon”

  1. hi! i finally managed to make it over here. i have to say that i agree with what you said with sailor moon. i was laughing the entire time. i cried during the series. as for it strawberry panic, you just have to wait and see what happens. i’m up to episode 25. and its going to get very interesting. hope you enjoy it. lol. great podcast! bye!

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