Episode 52: The One Year Anniversary

This episode we reflect a bit on the past and speculate on the future. But we also get a chance to do some reviews. We review Trinity Blood, Bartender, Muteki Kanban Musume and Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (Kumokaze).

Trinity Blood – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Bartender – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Muteki Kanban Musume – Download Now

Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (Kumokaze) – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

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

News

Lik-Sang Out Of Business
Online retailer Lik-Sang, quite possibly the largest video game importer, declared that they will be closing their doors effective immediately. Th… full story »

Seven Seas Starts Yuri Line
Seven Seas is launching a dedicated Yuri line of manga called Strawberry. The first Strawberry titles will arrive in 2007: Strawberry Panic, Saigo no Seifuku, and Tetragrammaton Labyrinth. Each title will be printed in large 5 7/8″ x 8 1/4″ format.

Geneon Looking for Assistant Producer
Geneon Entertainment is looking for bilingual (English-Japanese) Assistant DVD Producer.

Utawarerumono to Keep Name
In August, ANN was informed by ADV Films that they were planning on releasing the Utawarerumono under the moniker “Shadow Warrior Chronicles.” However ADV has now confirmed with us that Utawarerumono will be released using its original Japanese name, the first volume will be called “Utawarerumono: Mask of a Stranger.” Chris Oar of ADV Films said “Originally we wanted to make it as accessible to as many people as possible,” adding that they decided to reverse this decision following fan-feedback.

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo Wins at Catalonia
Studio Madhouse’s Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo won the Best Animated Film award at the International Film Festival of Catalonia. Based on Yasutaka Tsutsui‘s 1965 novel, the film is currently screening in theaters throughout Japan. Tokyo Godfathers, Steamboy, and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children competed in previous years but were not up for the Best Animated Film award at the most recent festival.

Production I.G to re-Animate Reideen
Production I.G and Tohokushinsha Film Corporation have announced that they will produce a new Reideen anime TV series, based on the original “Yuusha Raideen” TV series by Yoshiyuki Tomino. The new TV series will be released in Spring 2007 and directed by Mitsuru Hongo. The official (Japanese) website is here.

Angel’s Egg Live Action… Sorta
Shin Togashi has directed a movie entitled Tenshi no Tamago, however it bears no relation to the almost identically named anime directed by Mamoru Oshii (the two movies have the same name in Japanese, however the Japanese spelling is different, “天使のたまご” for the anime(using Hiragana for Tamago) and “天使の卵” for the live-action movie (using Kanji for Tamago)). Tenshi no Tamago is a drama about an art student who falls in love with his girlfriend’s older sister. It is based on the eponymous book by Yuka Murayama. The movie’s website is here.

Funimation Announces New Broadcast Rights
Funimation has informed us that they have acquired the broadcast rights to Revolutionary Girl Utena and His & Her Circumstances, both licensed from Enoki Films; the company also confirmed the broadcast rights to Hare + Guu. Utena joins the channel’s lineup on November 20th, with the other two titles premiering at a later date.

Reviews

Trinity Blood – 67:35
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_Blood_%28anime%29
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4874
http://trinityblood.tv/
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/toribla/index.php
http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/toribla/

Like the Clouds, Like the Wind (Kumokaze) – 61:10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_the_Clouds%2C_Like_the_Wind
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2041
http://www.vap.co.jp/kumokaze/
http://pierrot.jp/title/kumokaze/index.html

Bartender – 53:05
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6816
http://www.bartender-tv.com/

Muteki Kanban Musume – 40:10
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muteki_Kanban_Musume
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6606
http://www.onimaru.net/
http://character.biglobe.ne.jp/special/onimaru/
http://www.telecom-anime.com/onimaru/

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0 thoughts on “Episode 52: The One Year Anniversary”

  1. just thought i would let you guys know that muteki kanban musume is hilarious. i laughed all the way through the first episode. anywho… happy anniversary! bye!

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