Episode 74: The Roar of the Alice Gakuen

This week we’ve got some good reviews. We do news and review Tactical Roar and Gakuen Alice. Tune in an enjoy.

Tactical Roar – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Gakuen Alice – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – Drivin’ Through The Night by Move from Ikkitousen
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Platinum 30 Million Yen Gundam
Earlier this month, Gizmodo Japan revealed a 1.35 million yen (appx. $12,000 USD) model Gundam. Now Gizmodo has released a 30 million yen Gundam (appx. $260,000 USD). This gundam is made of platinum, and is 125mm (4.9″) tall and weighs 1.4kg (3lbs). The head contains 0.15 karat diamonds. The gundam will be on display at the Swiss Basel World 2007 Expo next month.

US Troops to Hold First Con in War Zone
SPC David Amberson, a solider deployed to Iraq, has decided to throw a gaming convention for troops at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase in Iraq. The conventi… full story »

Geneon Solicits El Hazard, The Hakkenden, Strawberry Eggs and Strawberry Marshmallow Re-releases
Geneon has announced that on 2007-05-29 and 2007-06-05, it will re-release the first volumes of El-Hazard OVA and Dog Warriors – The Hakkenden respectively for $14.98 each. On 2007-07-03 and 2007-06-05 Geneon will release Strawberry Marshmallow – Complete Box Set and Strawberry Eggs (I My Me!) Bailey Box for $59.98 and $39.98 respectively. Other new releases scheduled for 2007-07-03 are Zipang volume 6, Shana volume 6, Hello Kitty Stump Village volume 5 and Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales volume 2.

Miyazaki-Designed Clock
There’s a giant clock in the Tokyo Shiodome that is activated at least four times a day, all week long. Designed by Hayao Mizayaki himself, it’s a bit reminiscent of Howl’s castle. Click to see newly available photos and a video.

Live-action Cutey Honey extras finalised
On April 17, Bandai will be releasing two separate versions of the Hideaki Anno-directed live-action adaptation of Go Nagai’s classic Cutey Honey. The basic version of the 93-minute movie will have extras including a Making Of documentary, promotional video and original Japanese trailers. It will retail at $29.98. Bandai will also release a limited edition version, packaged with an exclusive Cutey Honey lunchbox and keychain. This version will be priced at $49.98.

Illumitoons DVD Replacement Offer
Illumitoon Entertainment, distributor of BoBoBo-Bo BoBoBo, Beet the Vandel Buster and B’t X, has announced a DVD Trade-In program. The replacement program will allow fans to trade in certain dubtitled DVDs for subtitled versions. Details (including instructions on how to participate in the trade-in) can be found on Illumitoon’s trade-in page.

Susan Sarandon and John Goodman Lined up for Speed Racer
Stars negotiating for the parts of Speed Racer’s Parents.

Sexy Voice and Robo becomes live-action TV series
As first reported by MangaCast several months ago, Nippon TV is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the award-winning manga Sexy Voice and Robo. The first episode of the TV series will premiere on April 10. Kenichi Matsuyama, who also stars in the live-action Death Note TV series and the Nana movie will be playing Robo.

Reviews – 16:00

Tactical Roar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tactical_Roar
http://www.tactical-roar.com/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5760

Gakuen Alice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gakuen_Alice
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Animation/alice/
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/alice/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4543

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