Episode 69: Pumpkin no Houkou Reborn!

This episode we get all wild and review Pumpkin Scissors, Asatte no Houkou and Katekyo Hitman Reborn! Join us for the fun in episode 70 minus one.

Pumpkin Scissors – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Asatte no Houkou – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – What’s Up People?! by Maximum the Hormone from Death Note
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

South Korean Manhwa Accused of Anti-Semitism
South Korean professor agrees to correct passages seen as anti-semitic, but feels that the statements about Jews are “common knowledge.”

New Anime Details for Spring TV Season in Japan
Broadcast times and details for 6 new shows announced.

Dororo Trilogy In The Works
In spite of the fact that the Dreamworks musical Dreamgirls toppled Dororo as the Japanese box office’s #1 film this weekend, due to the phenomenal success of the film, producer Hirano Takashi has announced that two more Dororo films – to be shot concurrently – will be released in Japan in 2009.

CMX Licenses New Manga
CMX announces a host of new manga titles

Paprika Trailer Online
The Trailer for Satoshi Kon’s Paprika is now online at Apple iTunes’ trailer website. Paprika, the latest movie from the director of Perfect Blue and Paranoia Agent, premieres in theaters May 25, 2007 (it has already been screened at festivals). Anime News Network’s review of Paprika is here.

New Anime Magazine Launches
Otaku USA Magazine comes to North America this summer.

Which Anime Character Do You Wish You Could Be Friends With?
Results of Japanese “friendship” survey released; Doraemon listed at No. 1

Reviews

Pumpkin Scissors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumpkin_Scissors
http://rikujyo3ka.com/
http://www.gonzo.co.jp/works/0621.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6552

Asatte no Houkou
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asatte_no_houkou
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6547
http://www.tbs.co.jp/asatteno/

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katekyo_Hitman_Reborn%21
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6843
http://jump.shueisha.co.jp/reborn/
http://ani.tv/reborn/

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