Episode 71: Master of Epic: Kamikaze Kaitou Crusade

This week we’ve got a craptastic episode for you. But it’s an episode nevertheless, and we review Chrno Crusade, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne and Master of Epic: The Animation Age. Join us for a mediocre episode.

Chrno Crusade – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Master of Epic: The Animation Age – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Kimi to no Asu by Sachi Tainaka from Fate/Stay Night
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Prince of Tennis and MAR Renewed for Toonami
Viz Media has issued a press release stating that both Prince of Tennis and MÄR have been renewed for a second season on Cartoon Network’s Toonami block. Both shows will remain in their current time slots of 10 and 10:30 p.m., respectively.

Happy White Day!
One month after Valentine’s Day is a holiday celebrated in Japan called White Day. On March 14th men who received Valentine gifts from women return the favor by giving her candies or gifts. So for all you guys who got a present from your favorite gal, it’s time to return the favor with a little thank you gift! Happy White Day everyone!

Live Action Negima Drama in the Works?
Rumours have begun to spread that there may be a live-action Mahou Sensei Negima! drama series coming to Japanese airwaves sometime next year. The tales started with a posting on actress Ai Tanimoto’s blog and have been further fueled with Ken Akamatsu saying that there will be a surprising announcement made next month on his own blog.

Haruhi Dance Steps Available Online
A site under the title of SOS Dan has posted the dance steps for the now famous dance played at the end of every episode of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The website offers a copious amount of stills that show how to execute each step, as well as a live-action version of the dance. Click the link to check it out.

Clannad to become TV anime
Japanese TV station BS-i has announced a Clannad anime series based on the visual novel game by Key. The Japanese homepage is available here, with additional information to be released on the 20th. Additionally, a commercial for the series can be seen here.

‘Kekkaishi’ wins 52nd Shogakukan Manga Award
Manga creator Yellow Tanabe wins for ‘Kekkaishi’ manga.

Code Geass Sequel Announced
SUNRISE producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi posted to the official Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion blog that a sequel to the anime is currently in the planning stages. The specific medium (i.e. OVA, series, or movie) has not been determined as of yet. We’ll keep you posted as things develop.

Yaoi-Con Announces New Guest: Hinako Takanaga
Digital Manga has announced that manga artist Hinako Takanaga will be attending Yaoi Con 2007. She is best known for her 2001 boy’s love manga, “Little Butterfly”.

Evangelion Stamps Available
In January ANN reported on Evangelion Stamps being issued by the Japanese post office. These stamps are now available internationally though J-List/J-Box.

New Kyo Kara Maoh OVA in production
An initial website for an upcoming five-episode Kyo Kara Maoh OVA series has been unveiled at www.maruma-ova.jp. Five DVD’s, each containing a single episode, will be released starting this fall. Limited-edition bags featuring concept designs from the new series will be given out to attendees of the Tokyo Anime Fest event later this month.

Reviews

Chrno Crusade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrno_Crusade
http://www.advfilms.com/titles/chronocrusade/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=2884

Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamikaze_Kaitou_Jeanne
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/lineup/tv/jeanne/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=362

Master of Epic: The Animation Age
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Epic
http://moepic.com/anime/index.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7155

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