Episode 46: The D&D Episode. The Renaissance man Slays the Rune Soldier on Lodoss

This week we review Slayers, Record of Lodoss War, Rune Soldier and Rangiku reviews Renaissance. It’s a great show as we are very, very hyper.

Record of Lodoss War OVA – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Record of Lodoss War TV: Legend of the Heroic Knight – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Rune Soldier – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Slayers Season 1 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Slayers Next – Download Now!
Slayers Try – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Slayers OVAs and Movie – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Renaissance – Download Now!

Show Notes

Sponsor

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Music

Intro – “Musuoka” by Suara from Utawarerumono
Outtro – “Neko Mimi Mode” by Dimitri in Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Rangiku music 1 – “Expressive Girl” from Ar tonelico: The Girl Who Sings at the End of the World (Game)
Rangiku music 2 – “Green Lands” from Ar tonelico: The Girl Who Sings at the End of the World (Game)

News

Lupin Live-Action Still Coming
Producer Gerard Molen is still working on a live-action Lupin III movie via his WhiteLight Entertainment studio. David Ranes’s Austin Film Festival bio also mentions his screenplay for the film.

Black Blood Brothers Episode 1 Online
The first episode of Black Blood Brothers is now available online in streaming Windows media format (500kb and 1mb streams available) in Japanese only.

Nick to Strip Avatar
Nickelodeon has announced that its anime-styled cartoon, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will strip 5 days a week at 6:30pm. Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation, the 1-hour theatrical episode that screened in theaters last week, will air on Nickelodeon tonight at 8pm.

CPM to Release Anime Online
Anime available through Google Video for $1.99 a day or $9.95 and up to buy. more…

Goro Miyazaki Interview
Ghibli World has posted an interview with Goro Miyazaki from the Venice International Film Festival.

Central Park Media and Kaneva.com Launch Otaku Invitational Tournament
Contest to create Central Park Media trailer ends with $11,000 worth of prizes. more…

Ojaru Maru Creator Dead at Age 48
Rin Inumaru, creator of Ojaru Maru, jumped from her 14-story apartment building after leaving a note claiming she was no good at her job. More can be read here.

Astro Boy Film in 2009
Imagi Animation Studios will produce an Astro Boy film for theatrical release in 2009. The studio is already working on Gatchaman and WB’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films.

Tachiguishi Retsuden North American Premiere
September 28 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. more…

Anime OK’d on G4TechTV Canada
This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission passed a resolution allowing G4TechTV Canada to include 15% dramatic programming in their lineup. While the network has not announced any plans to air it, anime was specifically noted in the CRTC document.

Initial Voltron Sales Extremely Strong
Voltron to outperform Invader Zim in first month sales. more…

Reviews

Record of Lodoss War – 35:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodoss
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=394
http://www.kashue.com/

Rune Soldier – 57:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rune_Soldier
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=895
http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/sho-sai/ri-shokai/riui-syokai.htm

Slayers – 66:15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=657
http://www.enokifilmsusa.com/library/slayers.htm

Renaissance – 27:30
http://www.renaissance-lefilm.com/accueil.htm

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