Episode 47: The Zero no Genesis travels to the Saiunkoku

This week we review Zero no Tsukaima, Night Head Genesis and Saiunkoku Monogatari. It’s a great show so tune in.

Zero no Tsukaima – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Night Head Genesis – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Saiunkoku Monogatari – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

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Music

Intro – Secret World by Akiyama Miki from Tactics
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Death Note Website
The official website for the upcoming Death Note TV anime is here. The series premieres October 3 in Japan.

Detective Conan Helps Kids Fight Crime
In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Meitantei Conan (Case Closed), several short programs will be produced, in which Conan will explain various anti-crime and child-safety measures to children. Similar material will also be released in print format, and online. On Friday, a life-sized Conan attended a ceremony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and pledged to support the fight against crimes that target children. Conan will be “dispatched” to nationwide events starting on October 11.

Funimation Channel Hits Hawaii
The Funimation Channel syndicated block is now available on Hawaii’s KIKU-TV, with episodes of Blue Gender, Kiddy Grade, Tenchi Muyo! GXP and Baki the Grappler. The block runs Monday-Friday from 6-7 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Hawaii Time.

BT’X Set for US
Illumitoon has confirmed its licensing of BT’X and BT’X Neo. The 39-episode series will begin release in 2007.

Gunslinger Girl, New Anime Block on IFC
Gunslinger Girl is coming to the Independent Film Channel as part of The Grind Hour, a new anime block on the network. The block will run Fridays from 11-midnight Eastern with Gunslinger Girl and Basilisk starting January 12 (Basilisk premieres October 6 at 11pm).

Satoshi Kon’s Paprika at New York Film Festival
The New York Film Festival will be showing Satoshi Kon‘s newest movie, Paprika on October 7th. Paprika premiered at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month and is scheduled to compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival next month. The Japanese theatrical release is scheduled for January, followed by the North American theatrical release in March.

Paradise Kiss Dub Premiere Tomorrow
Hosted by Anime Weekend Atlanta more…

Shakugan no Shana OAV on the Way
Shakugan no Shana Tokubetsuhen: Koi to Onsen no Kougai Gakushuu!, a 30 minute OAV, will be released December 8 in Japan. Meanwhile, volume 2 of Shakugan no Shana comes out November 7 in America.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya TV Season 2 Trailer
There are currently false reports, sometimes attributed to Anime News Network, that there is a trailer for season 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. There is no such trailer, and no information available about a possible season 2. This hoax maliciously linked to an automated banning script that ANN uses for maintenance purposes, the script has been disabled until it can be retooled so that it can no longer be abused in this manner.

Wii Bleach To Introduce New Bleach Character
When Sega releases Bleach Wii Shiraha Kirameku Rondo, a Bleach games for the Nintendo Wii, the game will introduce Bleach fans to Altoro, a brand new character whose creation was supervised by Bleach creator Tite Kubo. In the game, Altoro will be voiced by Tomokazu Seki.

Last Call for Sherlock Hound
Geneon’s DVD release of Hayao Miyazaki‘s 1984 Sherlock Hound series will go out of print October 31.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Announced
Square Enix will release Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete on Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray, they announced today at Tokyo Game Show. According to Gamespot, the new release may include new scenes in the film.

Inukami Movie Announced
Anime News Service reports that the recently aired 25th episode of the Inukami television series included an announcement of development of an Inukami motion picture.

Koizumi Gets Animated
Fuji TV will launch an anime series based on outgoing Japanese Prime Minister’s five year term on October 10. Tentatively titled Daremo Shiranai Koizumi Junichiro no Shoutai, the show will be animated by Gonzo.

Death Note Movie 2 Trailer Released
The official Death Note live action movie homepage now hosts a trailer for Death Note: The Last Name, the second of two planned films. The trailer is available for narrowband and broadband connections. The Last Name is scheduled for Japanese theatrical release on November 3rd.

Sumomomomomomo Trailer Released
The official Sumomomomomomo homepage now hosts a 15 second TV commercial. The show will premier on October 5th.

Reviews

Saiunkoku Monogatari – 33:55
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiunkoku
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6200
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/saiunkoku/

Zero no Genesis – 42:44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_no_tsukaima
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6660
http://www.zero-tsukaima.com/index.html
http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/sho-sai/zero-shokai/zero-index.htm

Night Head Genesis – 59:00
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6556
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Head_Genesis
http://www.nighthead-genesis.jp/
http://www.gyao.jp/anime/nighthead/