Happy New Year! This week we review Itsudatte my Santa, Planetes and Shijou no Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi. It’s a great time, so tune in and enjoy this start to the new year.
Itsudatte my Santa – Even if you receive it as a gift, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Planetes – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Shijou no Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Intro – Niji no Kanata by Yukino Satsuki from GUNxSWORD
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase
Gedo Senki in Australia
Quick on the heels of news that Studio Ghibli’s latest film, Gedo Senki (Tales from Earthsea) would be released in the UK, Madman Entertainment has acquired rights to distribute Gedo Senki in Australia. A theatrical release is planned for mid-2007 in both Australia and New Zealand.
Anime Boston to Host Formal Ball
Anime Boston has announced that it will hold a black-tie, invitational ball, the “Cherry Blossom Ball” at the April Convention.
Haruhi Suzumiya Voice Auditions
There is a hidden link on the English Haruhi Suzumiya website that leads to a voice actor audition page for Mikuru Asahina. The audition page includes recordings from four unnamed actresses with the option to vote for your favorite.
More Haruhi Suzumiya Auditions
Another hidden link on the asosbrigade.com website, linking to voice auditions for the part of Yuki Nagato, has been found. Episode 00 on the main page has also been updated with English subtitles for the Japanese portions.
Second Mushishi Movie Trailer Released
The official Japanese homepage for the live action Mushishi motion picture now hosts a second streaming trailer. The film is scheduled for Japanese theatrical release next March.
30% of Adult Manga involve “Children and Sexual Intercourse”
Manga Jouhou has posted a translation of an article from the Daily Yomiuri that reports on speculation from the Japanese National Police Agency that as much as 30% of all adult manga feature children involved in sexual intercourse. The article does not define “children” (minors, or young children) but does state that the statistic was based on a sample of 100 adult manga (out of thousands currently available).
New Anime, Official Websites and Trailers
New Pretty Cure, Skull Man anime, Dancougar Nova, The Piano Forest, Zero no Tsukaima season 2, Inukami Movie and more…
iTunes Japan Orders Available Worldwide
iTunes Japan Music Cards available worldwide from e-tailers
Keitai Shoujo Homepage Opened
The official Japanese homepage for the upcoming Keitai Shoujo (“Cel Phone Girl”) anime series is now open.
Bakuretsu Tenshi Infinity Announced
Game News Site EG reports that a “Bakuretsu Tenshi -Infinity-” (Burst Angel -Infinity-) DVD set will be released on Japan on March 23rd. The 10,290 yen double disc set will feature a new Bakuretsu Tenshi OAV titled “Jo & Meg’s Blues,” a digest summary of the television series, footage from the 2005 Anime Expo premier of the Burst Angel OAV, trailers, and a 60 page book.