Episode 57: El-Hazard under siege by the Gunslinger Girl

Howdy folks. This week we record minus Chigo and Kaitar. They’re lame. We do the news and review El-Hazard and Gunslinger Girl. Check it out for good times.

El-Hazard: The Magnificent World – Download Now!
El-Hazard: The Wanderers – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
El-Hazard: The Alternate World – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Gunslinger Girl – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – GUNxSWORD by Nakagawa Koutarou with Ondekoza from Gun x Sword
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Major Anime Art Competition
theOtaku.com is proud to announce what is, quite possibly, the greatest anime art competition ever held! Before we jump into the contest though, a … full story

Prince of Tennis, MAR Coming to Toonami
The Prince of Tennis and MAR will air on Toonami starting December 23 at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Bokurano Anime
Bokurano, a science fiction / horror manga by Mohiro Kitoh (of Narutaru fame) and currently serializing in Shogagkukan’s Ikki, will be animated by Gonzo in 2007, with two of its main staff from The Cat Returns: director Hiroyuki Morita and composer Yuuji Nomi. According to Japanese website Moon Phase, the format should be a Bokurano TV series.

Naruto Filler to End
Naruto Shippuden Starts in 2007, Movie Due in Summer more…

4Kids Cancels One Piece Production
4Kids Marketing Director Roz Nowicki has confirmed that the company will not adapt additional episodes of One Piece. 4Kids has dubbed 104 episodes of the series into English, 78 of which have aired in the United States.

Death Note Spinoff Film in the Works
A spinoff Death Note film will be produced for release in Japan next year. The previous two Death Note features have brought in almost $60 million in Japan, and the Death Note TV series is expected to air next year in America.

Blood+ Staff Interview
Production I.G’s site has an interview with three staff members who created the “unusual and arty film” that is the third Blood+ opening.

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Second Series Announced
The official Japanese homepage for the Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni anime has formally announced plans for a second series.

Kyoto International Manga Museum Open
The Kyoto International Manga Museum opened in Kyoto, Japan on November 25th. The museum presently houses 200,000 items, making it Japan’s largest archive of manga material. The museum has a fully English translated website.

Reviews

Gunslinger Girl
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunslinger_girl
http://www.gunslingergirl.com/
http://www.gunslingergirl.tv/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2947

El-Hazard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Hazard
http://www.el-hazardonline.net/El-Hazard/index.shtml
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=16

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