Episode 64: Ghost in the Shell Memories face Ragnarok

This week we’re a bit zany. We review Shuffle! Memories, Ragnarok The Animation and everything Ghost in the Shell. Join us and revel in the wacky.

Shuffle! Memories – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Ragnarok The Animation – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Ghost in the Shell Movie 1 – Download Now!
Ghost in the Shell Movie 2 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 1 – Download Now!
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: 2nd Gig – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Shangri-La by Angela from Soukyuu no Fafner
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

TokyoPop to Publish Juuni Koki Novels
According to an article from The Comic Book Bin, TokyoPop has licensed and plans to distribute the Juuni Koki (e. The Twelve Kingdoms) novel series that inspired the 45-episode anime of the same name. The series is planned to span seven novels with the first, Sea of Shadow, set to be released in March. This will be Tokyopop’s first hardcover novel of its new Pop Fiction line.

Gedo Senki Wins Raspberry Awards
According to an article from ANN, Goro Miyazaki’s debut film, Gedo Senki (e. Tales of Earthsea) was the recipient of the 2007 Bunshun Raspberry Award from the Shukan Bunshun. The award, much like America’s Golden Raspberry Awards, exists to recognize what critics in Japan to be the worst film of the year. In related news, Miyazaki also received the Raspberry Award for Worst Director of the Year.

Shinobi Movie Coming to Theatres
According to an article from ANN, the Shinobi: Heart Under Blade movie licensed by FUNimation will be making its way to theatres starting January 31. The movie is an adaptation of Futaro Yamada’s famous book, The Kouga Ninja Scrolls, from which the manga/anime Basilisk also takes its base. Click the link for a list of theatres.

FUNimation Snags Ragnarok the Animation
According to an article from AnimeNation, FUNimation has announced that they have acquired Ragnarok the Animation for distribution in America. The 26-episode series is set to start coming to DVD this fall. Click the link to check out the official site.

FUNI Acquires Shuffle, Aquarion, My Santa
FUNimation has announced that it has acquired the rights to distribute the Shuffle, Aquarion and Ken Akamatsu’s My Santa anime in North America. Shuffle is set to start being released this summer, while Aquarion and My Santa are set to be released in the fall.

Live-Action Mushishi Film Receives Distribution Offers
Live-action film based on the manga making a big splash at Sundance

I.G Posts About Ghost in the Shell Movie in English
Production I.G has updated their English website with the announcement over their agreement to represent Kodansha in negotiations towards the production of a live-action Ghost in the Shell movie.

Solid State Society in July
Manga Entertainment has stated that Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society will be released on DVD on July 3, 2007. According to Manga, reports that it would be released on Blu-ray were incorrect.

NHK Anime World Announces Broadcast Dates for New Anime
Times announced for Denno Coil, Kaze no Shojo Emily and Seirei no Moribito

Fox Subpoenas YouTube for User Details
Twentieth Century Fox has been granted a subpoena against YouTube for the identity of a user who uploaded episodes of The Simpsons prior to the episodes’ premiere on Fox. More details are available from Google Watch.

Denver Anime Club Celebrates 25 Years
25th Anniversary Meeting to Feature Old Favorites

Paprika Coming to Theatres in May
According to an article from ANN, Satoshi Kon’s latest movie, Paprika, will be making its way to US theatres May 25. The movie, a psychological thriller revolving around Atsuko “Paprika” Chiba, will have a limited release in select cities stateside. You can visit the official site, which hosts a trailer, by clicking the link.

Hentai Featured in Upcoming Ben Affleck Movie
Adult Source Media has announced that three of its pornographic movies, including the anime Daiakuji, will be featured in the upcoming Hollywood movie, Smokin Aces, starring Ben Affleck, Jeremy Piven and directed by Joe Carnahan.

FUNi Grabs Suzuka
According to an article from ANN, FUNimation has announced that they have acquired the Suzuka anime for American distribution. The manga is currently being distributed by Del Ray Manga and there are reportedly “talks of cross promotion” in the works. The series is set to come to DVD this spring.

Reviews

Shuffle! Memories
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7059
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shuffle%21
http://www.project-navel.com/navel/shuffle/

Ragnarok The Animation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnarok_The_Animation
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3563
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ragnarok/
http://tv.sbs.co.kr/ragnarok/

Ghost in the Shell
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Shell
http://www.ghostintheshell.tv/
http://www.kokaku-s.com/
http://www.production-ig.com/contents/works_sp/47_/index.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=465

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