Category Archives: Anime Pulse

Episode 17: A fruity basket of dollars

This week we, of course, review Bleach and Naruto. We also review Fruits Basket, Dan Doh!!, Bible Black, Yojimbo and Fistful of Dollars. Join us for another zany show.

Fruits Basket – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Dan Doh!! – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Yojimbo – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.
Fistful of Dollars – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for Crackers.

Show Notes


Media Blasters to Include Japanese on Bible Black: New Testament DVD
Media Blasters has announced that, due to popular demand, it has been able to reach an agreement with the Japanese licensor allowing MB to release Bible Black: New Testament DVDs with Japanese audio. In June, Bible Black: New Testament volume 2 will include bilingual episodes 3 and 4, and Japanese audio/English subtitled episodes 1 & 2. Episodes 1 & 2 were released in English only on volume 1 in November.

Viz Announces Shojo Beat Video Label

New Releases

Import Store Offers Free Manga to Scanlators

Afro Samurai Manga To be Released in North America

Toon Radio acquires Anime Genesis

Air Kitty

Upcoming Manga Launches

Howl Nominated for Saturn Award

New Anime Updates

Canadian National Police Services Removes Misleading Anime Fact Sheet

New Ghost in the Shell Related Anime
A recent announcement by Bandai Visual mentions a new Ghost in the Shell related anime. Very few details are mentioned, only that the project is a cooperative effort between Production I.G. and Bandai, and that they anticipate a release sometime soon. The video also mentions that more news about the GItS series and other projects will be announced during and after the upcoming Tokyo International Anime Fair.…

Satsuki And Mei’s House to Re-Open

Samurai Seven on IFC and Animania
Animania HD, available nationally on Dish Network (Ch. 9474), will have the U.S. TV premiere of Samurai 7 on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at 9:00 pm ET as part of the channel’s new Wednesday “Animayhem” block. The cable TV premiere of Samurai 7 will air on IFC on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. The half-hour series will air in conjunction with IFC’s “Samurai Saturdays,” a weekly presentation of classic, Asian martial-arts-themed movies.

MIT Symposium on Anime and Manga
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will host an academic symposium entitled “Violence and Desire in Japanese Popular Culture” on April 14 and 15. The event will feature presentations by John O’Donnell and professors from Duke, Tufts, Harvard, and MIT.

Manga Based Noh Play

Early Post War Anime Restored

NY Children’s Film Festival to Screen Miyazaki Titles

Kappa Mikey Premieres on Nicktoons

New Gundam Seed Anime

4Kids Licenses Pretty Cure
Al Kahn, CEO of 4Kids Entertainment, announced at the ICv2 Anime & Manga panel New York Comic Convention that 4Kids has licensed Pretty Cure, Toei’s long-running magical girl series. The show will apparently run this fall on TV; no further details are available at this time.


Fruits Basket


Fistful of Dollars

Dan Doh!!

Bible Black

Podcast Promos

Happy House of Hentai

AnimeYume Podcast

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Episode 16: Oh My Goddess!

We’re back again, and we’ve got a great episode for you. We give you all the latest news and review Bleach and Naruto. Batou does a review of Binchou-tan, Chigo reviews Jigoku Shoujo, and I review Oh My Goddess!

Binchou-Tan – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Jigoku Shoujo – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Oh My Goddess!

  • OVA – Download Now!
  • Movie – Download Now!
  • TV Series – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes


Kiki’s Delivery Service Screening at University of Wisconsin
Kiki’s Delivery Service will be screened at the Madison Cinematheque at the University of Wisconsin on April 29 at 7:30pm. The print will be a 35 print with Japanese audio and English subtitles.

Fullmetal Alchemist on YTV
YTV has announced in their anime bulletin that Fullmetal Alchemist will premiere Friday, March 3 at 10pm.

New CPM Manga Licenses

Butler Cafe

Advent Children Release Date
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children has been slated for DVD and UMD release on April 25. The 2-disc special edition DVD will retail for $26.96 and will feature anamorphic widescreen video, Dolby Digital 5.1 audio, deleted scenes, story digest, “making of” featurette, Venice Film Festival footage and a preview of upcoming Final Fantasy VII games.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Dub Cast
The full cast, which includes anime regulars such as Crisping Freeman and Beau Billingslea, as well as Hollywood actors like Mena Suvari, can be seen in the encyclopedia.

Yamato Toys Releases Howl’s Moving Castle Figures……

Protoculture Addicts Issue 82 E-Book…

New Anime

Funimation Licenses Crayon Shin-Chan
According to parent company Navarre, Funimation has licensed Crayon Shin-chan and is expecting to release the series in late 2007.

Dragonball Z Back on Cartoon Network
tarting Wednesday Night, Dragonball Z will return to Cartoon Network and will air Mondays through Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET, right before Adult Swim.

The Brattle Anime Festival Online Ticketing

Pokemon Kicks Off 10th Anniversary

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Rise of the Sacred Beasts Website Tie In

Studio Ghibli Opens Flag Ship Store in its Men’s Clothing Business

Kyou no Go no Ni Update

Prefectural Earth Defense Force Removed from Online Retailers

Full Metal Panic 2nd Raid OAV Announced

Ape Escape Anime

Canadian Child Exploitation Coordination Center Misdefines Anime

Funimation Financial Shortfall Explained

Adult Swim “Fix” Goes 24/7
On Monday, March 27, will launch Adult Swim Fix, streaming full-length episodes twenty-four hours a day online. Seven archival episodes will be available at all times, while premieres will continue to debut on Fridays, two days before they appear on-air.

Otakon Posts Artist Alley Rules



Jigoku Shoujo

Oh My Goddess

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Episode 15: The POT movie. (Prince of Tennis, but you knew that right?)

We’ve got a great show, we review the Prince of Tennis movie. We also review Bleach and Naruto. Batou reviews Final Approach, Chigo reviews the entire Tenchi Muyo! saga, and I review Fullmetal Alchemist.

Prince of Tennis Movie – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it
Final Approach – Wouldn’t kick it out of the bed for crackers.
Tenchi Muyo!

  • Ova’s 1 & 2 – Download Now!
  • Movie 1 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
  • Tenchi Universe – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
  • Tenchi in Tokyo – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes!
  • Pretty Sammy Ova/Mihoshi Specials – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
  • Magical Project S – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
  • GXP/Ova 3 – N/A – Fuck Funimation!

Fullmetal Alchemist – Download Now!

Show Notes

Friendly Podcasts

Weekly Anime Review Podcast

Oz Podcast

Happy House of Hentai

The J!


Funimation Films Website Launches

Naruto #1 in Canada with Teens

Otakon 2006 Pre-Reg Open

Bonus Shinichiro Watanabe Event in Houston

Valentines Day JPOP Party in Ottawa

Wizard World Boston Cancelled

New Rumiko Takahashi Short Manga

Top Movies of 2005 in Japan

Ghost in The Shell Individual Eleven Details

Digital Manga Launches New Yaoi Imprint

Howl Shut out at Annie Awards

Prefectural Earth Defense Force Release

New .Hack Anime
On Monday there was an official press conferance announcing the April broadcast of .hack//Roots, a new TV series entry in the .hack universe. Animation will again be handled by Bee Train and Yuki Kajiura’s FictionJunction, YUUKA will provide the opening theme.

Prince of Tennis OAV

Shinichiro Watanabe in Houston Interview

Otaku University

Anime Dance in Vancouver

Article on Anime Bootlegs

Akira Ifukube Dies
Akira Ifukube, the extremely prolific composer for Godzilla, Atragon and many other movies, died of multiple organ failure on February 8 at the age of 91.


The Prince of Tennis Movie

Final Approach

Tenchi Muyo!

Fullmetal Alchemist

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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:


Otakon Enforces Copyright at Artists’ Alley

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.

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.

Montreal Otakuthon
The Otaku Anime of Concordia University will be hosting Otakuthon on June 10 and 11 at Concordia University.

New Viz Properties from NATPE

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

Top Selling Anime DVD Movies

Funimation Seeks Convention Crew

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.

ImaginAsian TV Launches Home Video Label

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

The Anime Network on DirecTV

New York Comic-Con Announces Anime Programming

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

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

Stone Bridge Press Announces Anime Encyclopedia 2nd Edition

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa Lecture in Miami

Fair Use Details


Kage Kara Mamoru

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Our very first promo

Here is our first promo, it’s 39 seconds long, so if you like our show, use it on yours. Of course we’re always willing to play other show’s promos as well.

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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:


Kite Live-Action Directors Chosen

Evangelion #1 at Amazon – Sort of…
Due to a pricing glitch, Neon Genesis Evangelion Platinum Collection was listed for $5.99 on 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

The Anime Network on Akimbo

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

Tokyo Anime Center to Open in Akihabara

ADV Podcasts on iTunes

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.
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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.



Prince of Tennis

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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:


Angel/Dust neo to be Serialized in Newtype USA

CPM Announces New York Comic-Con Guests

On April 11 Bandai will release the Vision of Escaflowne Complete DVD Collection for $49.98…

JAST USA Announces First “Boy’s Love” PC Dating-Game

Anime Network SVOD Available on Cox

Otaku Murderer Death Sentence Upheld

Death Note Movies

FUNimation licenses xxxHolic/Tsubasa movie, Tsubasa TV series

Hellsing OVA Preview TV Broadcast Announced


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Kurau: Phantom Memory,1435,wnitsi,phantom_memory_.html

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The YuleMasHannaKawanzaDan Episode

Here it is, slightly late, but finally for your enjoyment we have the Tim the Enchanter rant. Batou took the time to interview Tim the Enchanter from the forums, who has a promising career in comedy, or at least in customer service.

We hope you enjoy it!

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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:


CPM Seeking Interns

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.


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

Wetall’s Highwind Model
Final Fantasy VII Highwind Model

Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu,1477,loqhit,iriya_no_sora_u.html

Elfen Lied

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Toys N Joys

The sweet Ichigo figure Batou got me
Kurosaki Ichigo Picture

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Episode 10: The Twins episode

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”.


New Dragonball Z website launched

The Top Movies of 2005 in Japan

The Top Animated Movies of 2005 in Japan

The Top DVD sales of 2005 in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki turns 65

Miyazaki movies on Turner Classic Movies

TCM Offers Offer the Ultimate Hayao Miyazaki DVD & Book Sweepstakes

7 new anime series announced

Mamoru Oshii Interview on BBC Four






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