Category Archives: Anime Pulse

Episode 14: I like pie….

We’ve got a great show for you this week. We review Bleach and Naruto, Batou reviews Kage Kara Mamoru, Chigo reviews Sexy Commando, and I review Outlaw Star.

Kage Kara Mamoru – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it
Sexy Commando – Pi, or Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers/Download Now
Outlaw Star – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers

Show Notes:

News:

Otakon Enforces Copyright at Artists’ Alley
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8273
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8274
http://www.otakon.com/news_article.asp?id=158

Gintama TV series
TV Tokyo has announced that the Gintama manga will be adapted into a TV series to be screened in April. The Gintama TV series will be produced by Sunrise.
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/gintama/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/manga.php?id=4733

Anime on The South Bank Show
Britain’s ITV1 will air an episode of The South Bank Show on February 19 that will focus on anime. Included in the program will be interviews with anime industry representatives such as Mitsuhisa Ishikawa. The South Bank Show is the longest continuously running arts programme on television.
http://www.itv.com/page.asp?partid=2380

Montreal Otakuthon
The Otaku Anime of Concordia University will be hosting Otakuthon on June 10 and 11 at Concordia University.
http://www.otakuthon.com/

New Viz Properties from NATPE
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8277
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1487

Howl’s Moving Castle Nominated for Oscar
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 78th annual Academy Awards. For the Academy Award for Animated Feature, the nominees are Howl’s Moving Castle, Burton’s Corpse Bride and Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit. The Academy Award winners will be announced on Sunday, March 5 in an awards ceremony starting at 5pm Pacific standard time.

Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1488

Top Selling Anime DVD Movies
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8289

Funimation Seeks Convention Crew
http://www1.funimation.com/volunteer/

Kurosagi Live Action
Sankei Sports reports that the Kurosagi manga, by Takeshi Natsuhara & Kuromaru, is to be adapted into a live-action TV series. Tomohisa Yamashita, from the J-pop group News, will star as the main character.
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/top/gt200601/gt2006012604.html

ImaginAsian TV Launches Home Video Label
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8293

Tokyo Anime Fair New York
On February 6, The day preceding their Tokyo Festa in New York, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government will be holding an industry only event, Tokyo International Anime Fair in New York. The event will include a trade show, and presentations from Bandai Visual USA, TOEI, Studio 4C, Sojitz Corporation and Tokyo Anime Center.

Shinichiro Watanabe at Michigan State University
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1490

The Anime Network on DirecTV
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8296

New York Comic-Con Announces Anime Programming
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1494

Anime Song on American Idol
Years ago, we received a news submission about someone singing an anime theme song on American Idol. The song in question was Fly Me to the Moon. The person e-mailing us was unaware that Fly Me to the Moon was a popular american song that predated Evangelion by many years. However tonight’s American Idol did feature an anime song… Jigglypuff’s song from Pokemon.

Oyayubihime Infinity Licensed by CMX
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1495

Mew Mew Power Broadcast Finished
4Kids has announced on its forums that it has broadcast all 26-episodes of Mew Mew Power that it has. According to the post, “[4Kids is] trying to get more, but can’t say when or IF this will happen.” In total, 52 episodes of Tokyo Mew Mew have been produced and broadcast in Japan.

Geneon – Tokyopop Cross Promote
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8291

Stone Bridge Press Announces Anime Encyclopedia 2nd Edition
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1496

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Lecture in Miami
http://www.fiu.edu/%7Etmont002/indexfestival.html

Fair Use Details
http://www.chillingeffects.org/

Reviews

Kage Kara Mamoru
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6114
http://www.aniplex.co.jp/kagemamo/index.html
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/kagemamo/

Sexy Commando
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexy_Commando_Gaiden:_Sugoiyo%21_Masaru-san
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,730,xmmdvf,sekushi_command.html

Outlaw Star
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_Star
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,449,wdsags,outlaw_star.html
http://www.sunrise-inc.co.jp/datacard/card0139.htm

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Episode 13: The Yuri/Furry episode. Or is it?

We’ve got a good show for you this time. We review the latest news, and our regulars Bleach and Naruto. We also review Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Prince of Tennis and Magikano.

Magikano – Download Now!
Prince of Tennis – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes:

News:

Kite Live-Action Directors Chosen
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8232

Evangelion #1 at Amazon – Sort of…
Due to a pricing glitch, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Collection was listed for $5.99 on Amazon.com. As a result, the DVD set rose to the number 1 status on their daily best sellers list. Orders placed for the set at $5.99 will not be honored.

Cartoon Network to Air Ghibli Movies
Cartoon Network has picked up the rights to broadcast the Studio Ghibli library of movies from sister network Turner Classic Movies. The first of the films, Spirited Away, will air on the Fridays block on February 3 at 7PM. Thanks to Daikun for this item.

Blood+ Licensed
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8241

The Anime Network on Akimbo
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8244

Priest Live-Action Movie
Andrew Douglas, director of Amityville Horror, is to direct a live-action adaptation of Min-Woo Hyung’s Priest, a manhwa available in North America from Tokyopop. Production is scheduled to start this summer. Thanks to Murphix for this item.

Samurai Champloo on Friday Night Fix
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8249

Tokyo Anime Center to Open in Akihabara
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8251

ADV Podcasts on iTunes
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8252

Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles Trailer
Harmony Gold has released a quicktime trailer for Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles from NATPE. Available in high resolution and low resolution.
high resolution – http://www.theshadowchronicles.com/trailer.php?id=nateaser&size=480
low resolution – http://www.theshadowchronicles.com/trailer.php?id=nateaser&size=240

Green Green Licensed by Media Blasters
Media Blasters has solicited Green Green volume 1 for release May 16.

Princess Mononoke on YTV Saturday
YTV will be airing Princess Mononoke Saturday night at 9pm.

Brattle Anime Festival in Cambridge
On Saturday February 25, the Brattle theater in Cambridge, MA will hold an 18 hour anime festival. Starting at 6pm the Brattle will show anime such as Evangelion episodes 21-24; Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer; Azumanga Daioh!; Samurai X and more. Details are available.
http://www.brattlefilm.org/brattlefilm/tbaf/

Reviews:

Magikano
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magikano
http://www.magikano.com/

Prince of Tennis
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_tennis
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/tennipri/
http://www.tenipuri.com/main.html

Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimi_Ga_Nozomu_Eien
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1243,ohjgii,kimi_ga_nozomu_.html
http://www.age-soft.jp/Product/Kimibo/index.htm
http://www.kiminozo.com/

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Episode 12: The Yaoi Episode? Nope, not really

We’ve got another great show for you this week. We’ve got Chigo who talks about Firefly, we talk about Kurau: Phantom Memory and Gun x Sword. We also have all the news and a quick tutorial on podcasting.

Gun x Sword: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Firefly: Download Now!!! – Actually Buy Now!!!
Kurau: Phantom Memory: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.

Show Notes:

News:

Angel/Dust neo to be Serialized in Newtype USA
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1468

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1467

On April 11 Bandai will release the Vision of Escaflowne Complete DVD Collection for $49.98
http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalo…

JAST USA Announces First “Boy’s Love” PC Dating-Game
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1465

Anime Network SVOD Available on Cox
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1462

Otaku Murderer Death Sentence Upheld
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8202

Death Note Movies
http://www.manganews.net/

FUNimation licenses xxxHolic/Tsubasa movie, Tsubasa TV series
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8193

Hellsing OVA Preview TV Broadcast Announced
http://www.animenation.net/news/index.php
http://www.geneon-ent.co.jp/rondorobe/anime/hellsing/

Reviews:

Gun x Sword
http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/m-serve/gunsword/
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1737,lzvngj,gun_x_sword.html
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4920
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_X_Sword

Firefly
http://www.fireflywiki.org/
http://www.scifispace.com/html/firefly.php
http://www.fireflyfans.net/
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product…
http://www.serenitymovie.com/

Kurau: Phantom Memory
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4079
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1435,wnitsi,phantom_memory_.html
http://www.mediafactory.co.jp/anime/kurau/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=5174

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Episode 11: Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

we’ve got a great episode this week. We review Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu, Elfen Lied and Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~. We discuss a nice Highwind figure that Wetall lent us, and the Ichigo figure Batou gave me.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children – Download Now!
Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Elfen Lied – Download Now!/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl ~ – Look for a more thorough review and recommendation as more is out.

Show Notes:

News:

CPM Seeking Interns
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8162

Utena Set for $99.95
Later this year Central Park Media will be re-pricing and re-releasing Revolutionary Girl Utena on DVD. In the mean time they’ve set up a pre-order. From now until January 31, the entire Revolutionary Girl Utena TV series, Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie, and a limited edition Utena T-Shirt are available for $99.95. CPM will ship all the sets in February.

Shinichiro Watanabe in Detroit
On February 8, Shinichiro Watanabe will be in Detroit, Michigan. He will show clips from the Animatrix and Samurai Champloo and discuss creative and technical aspects of his work. The event will take place at the Detroit Film Theater, at 7:30pm.

Reviews:

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_VII:_Advent_Children
http://na.square-enix.com/dvd/ff7ac/
http://www.square-enix.co.jp/dvd/ff7ac/

Wetall’s Highwind Model
Final Fantasy VII Highwind Model

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4732
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/animeister/iriya/
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1477,loqhit,iriya_no_sora_u.html

Elfen Lied
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfen_Lied
http://www.vap.co.jp/elfenlied/

Kashimashi ~ Girl Meets Girl
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,3135,vijqxa,kashimashi____g.html
http://kasimasi.com/

Other:

Toys N Joys
http://www.toysnjoys.com/

The sweet Ichigo figure Batou got me
Kurosaki Ichigo Picture

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Episode 10: The Twins episode

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This week Chigo was too busy translating, but Rukia joins us. We discuss news, the lack of Bleach, and types of food we learned about and now eat because of Anime. We review Futakoi, Lamune and Naruto. Why is it called the Twins episode? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Futakoi: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.
Lamune: Wait until it hits the US and Netfix it.

Show Notes:

Site Related Info:
The song that plays at the end of the shows is the opening theme from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase. It’s called “Neko Mimi Mode”, and is performed by “Dimitri from Paris”.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsukuyomi_-_Moon_Phase
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dimitri_from_Paris

News:

New Dragonball Z website launched
http://www.dragonballz.com/

The Top Movies of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8109

The Top Animated Movies of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8133

The Top DVD sales of 2005 in Japan
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8104

Hayao Miyazaki turns 65
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/people.php?id=51

Miyazaki movies on Turner Classic Movies
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1343
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/thismonth/article/?cid=114160

TCM Offers Offer the Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD & Book Sweepstakes
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1437
http://www.turnerclassicmovies.com/sweepstake/index.jsp

7 new anime series announced
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8097

Mamoru Oshii Interview on BBC Four
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/cinema/features/asian-invasion1.shtml

Reviews:

Futakoi
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1634,zxbufq,futakoi.html
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/hutakoi/
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/futakoi/index.php
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/futakoi/twins3.php
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/futakoi/

Lamune
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,1807,iitytn,lamune.html
http://www.lamune.jp/

Food

Pocky
http://www.glico.co.jp/pocky/index.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocky

Curry Rice
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Curry
http://www.house-foods.com/our_products/imported_products.html#curry See “Retort Foods”

Ramen
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramen
http://www.oshima-ramen.co.jp/

Oden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oden

Okonomiyaki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okonomiyaki

Sushi
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sushi

Natto
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natto

Tofu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tofu

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Episode 9: The favorite character episode

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We’re all here this week. Leading up the holidays we bring some fun news. We reivew Mahou Shoujotai Alice, Cromartie High School and Scrapped Princess. We also go over our favorite anime characters.

Mahou Shoujotai Alice: Wait until hits the US and Netflix it/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Scrapped Princess: Download Now/Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Cromartie High School: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers

Show Notes:

News:

Pokemon doesn’t cause cancer, but researchers think otherwise
http://www.mskcc.org/mskcc/html/54387.cfm
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=7569
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=19074
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/12/20/nintendo_threatens_l.html

Top 10 Anime Theme Songs of 2005
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8058
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/ranking/6227/

New Anime Details and Sites
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8054
http://www.blacklagoon.jp/
http://www.kagihime.jp/index.html
http://www.girls-high.net/
http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/himawari/

DBZ on Robot Chicken
This Thursday’s airing of Robot Chicken on Adult Swim will be a holiday special featuring characters from Dragon Ball Z.

Employment Opportunities at Tokyopop
http://www.tokyopop.com/aboutus/jobs.php

Reviews:

Mahou Shoujotai Alice (é)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahou_Shoujo_Tai_Arusu
http://www.tweeny-witches.com/

Scrapped Princess ()
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrapped_Princess
http://www.sutepri.com/

Cromartie High School ()
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cromartie_High_School
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/cromartie/

Favorite Anime Characters:

Ichigo
Male: Vash the Stampede – Trigun | Tamahome – Fushigi Yugi
Female: Sakaki – Azumanga Daioh | Iria – Iria: Zeiram the Animation
Non-human: Iriomote Yamaneko – Azumanga Daioh

Batou
Male: Happosai – Ranma 1/2 | Yosho – Tenchi Muyo! OVA
Female: Gum/Alita – Battle Angel Alita
Non-human: Ryo-oki – Tenchi Muyo! | Black Cat – Trigun

ChibiGodzilla (Chigo)
Male: Sven – Black Cat
Female: Osaka – Azumanga Daioh | Ayeka – Pretty Sammy OVA
Non-human: Shinichi Mechazawa – Cromartie High School

Episode 8: The Sci-Fi Episode?

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This week we’re back with the whole crew. Chigo is here and Rukia makes a short appearance. We discuss the latest news, Ichigo reviews Saikano OVA, Chigo reviews Karin, and Batou just rants.

Saikano OVA – Download Now!
Karin – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

News:

Howl’s Moving Castle Wins awards
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8007
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/pressrelease.php?id=1412

CNN on “Anime, Piracy and Profits”
http://money.cnn.com/2005/12/12/news/midcaps/
anime_fortune_121205/index.htm?section=money_latest

Ghibli Announces New Anime based on Ursula K. Leguin’s Earthsea Cycle
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8021

New Sunrise Robot Series
The January issue of Newtype (Japan) talks about Zegapain, a robot action anime which Sunrise is now planning. According to the New Type article, robots in the anime will be rendered in 3D CG. Masami Shimoda will direct.
http://www.zegapain.net/

Free Streaming Anime
Bandai Channel and Biglobe are offering the first episodes of a number of titles online for free here. Available series include Petopeto-san, Noein, Gunparade Orchestra, Amaenai de Yo!! , Gakuen Senki Muryou, Akane Maniax, Kimi ga Nozomu Eien, Oku-sama wa Mahou Shoujo, Sousei no Aquarion and more.
http://broadband.biglobe.ne.jp/sitemap/sitemap_bch.html

Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club Trailer
The official website for Sasami: Mahou Shoujo Club, a Tenchi Muyo spin-off, now hosts a streaming Real Media trailer.
http://www.vap.co.jp/sasami-club/movie/index.html

Tokyopop Manga Draw Negative Attention
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/article.php?id=8008
http://www.local6.com/news/5497816/detail.html#/index.html

Funimation – Shinsen-Subs Follow-up
There has been some misunderstanding regarding the events surrounding Funimation’s enforcement of its intellectual property vis-a-vis Shinsen-Subs. The fansub group was actively making available several titles that Funimation has already publicly announced. Their copyright infringement was not limited exclusively to unannounced properties.

New Poll: Favorite Director
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/poll.php?id=71&page=booth

Reviews:

Saikano OVA: Another Love Story (Another Love Song)
http://www.saikano.net/
http://www.saikano-usa.com/
http://www.madman.com.au/saikano/index2.html

Karin ()
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/karin/index.php
http://www.wowow.co.jp/anime/karin/
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5949