Episode 50: The NDK wrapup episode and Demonbane

We’re back from NDK and finally recovered. We talk all about the con and tell wacky stories. We also review Demonbane. Check it out.

Demonbane – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.

Show Notes

Podcast Pickle Contest Winners

1. Sazabi04
2. Standoffline
3. Chrchick244
4. Bigcathead
5. Medivh27

The NDK Chigo drunk story – 53:00

Music

Intro – Rolling Star by YUI from Bleach
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

San Francisco Hotel Gets Anime Makeover
San Francisco’s Best Western Miyako Inn will adopt a “Japanese pop culture persona”, starting with a contest to rename the hotel. The new theme will be “an energetic, optimistic expression” of anime, manga, J-Pop, and street fashion, said Matt Harvey, Creative Director of Joie de Vivre Hospitality, a boutique hotel operator that took over the 125-room hotel in May.

Split Infinity Anime Film Coming Soon
Sci-Fi/Fantasy writer Piers Anthony announced his Split Infinity novels will be receive an anime film adaptation.

Reviews

Demonbane – 67:45
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6512
http://www.demonbane.com/
http://www.demonbane7.net/web/tobira_1/index.html

Episode 48: Blue Seed Kurumi plants a Flag

This week we killed Chigo. We review Blue Seed, Steel Angel Kurumi and Flag. Join us for this wacky and zany adventure.

Blue Seed – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers/Download Now!
Steel Angel Kurumi – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Steel Angel Kurumi 2/OVA – Even if you receive it as a gift, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Flag – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Sponsor

Anime-Wiki.Org: the Internet’s First Fully Dedicated Anime Encyclopedia. Visit them at www.anime-wiki.org and help encourage the successful proliferation of Anime culture to a worldwide audience!

News

Video: Nissan Cars to be Featured in Ghost in the Shell Film
Nissan Sport Concept and Infiniti Kuraza in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Solid State Society. more…

Train Man at the ImaginAsian
Train Man (Densha Otoko) will screen at the ImaginAsian until September 27. Screening times are available on the ImaginAsian’s website.

ADV Universe Digital Download Service
ADV has announced an unpackaged media download service called ADV Universe at AWA this weekend. more…

New Pop Japan Travel Tours
As reported from Otakon, Pop Japan Travel has diversified their pop-culture tours of Japan. New tours listed on their website include the “Samurai and Snow Festival Tour”, the “Gothic & Lolita Tour”, the “Yaoi Bishonen and Boys Love Tour” and the “Ultimate Ninja Tour”.

New ADV Licenses
At Anime Weekend Atlanta today, ADV FIlms announced the following new licenses: UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 3, Moeyo Ken TV series and the Coyote Ragtime Show.

Tetsuro Tanba Dies
Tetsuro Tanba, a popular Japanese actor known for his roles in over 300 Japanese movies as well as the James Bond movie You Only Live Twice (as Tiger Tanaka) and The Cat Returns, died on September 24 of Pneumonia in Mitaka, Tokyo.

Amazing Sale at The Right Stuff International Ends October 1 at midnight!
The Right Stuff International is having a “Bountiful Items” sale that is all Geneon DVD’s, OST’s, etc. You can get 10 DVDs for $50 or 25 DVDs for $100.

Media Blasters Picks up Gakuen Heaven
Media Blasters has licensed Gakuen Heaven. The series is based on You Higuri’s shonen ai manga, the first volume of which Tokyopop will release in November.

Kaze Hikaru out of Shojo Beat
Replaced by Backstage Prince. more…

Job Opening at Funimation
Funimation is currently looking for an Events Manager.

Listener Review

Sakana provided the below review of Midori Days (Midori no Hibi)

Hi everyone! Today’s manga review (first and hopefully not last) I would like to talk about Midori Days or, Midori no Hime. (?)

Let me start off by saying, this is a book aimed at guys. Girls will most likely not be a fan of Midori Days. This manga follows Seiji Sawamaru, a high schooler, better known as “Mad Dog Sawamaru”. Seiji is the punk trouble maker, though he is not in a gang, he certainly gets into trouble with a lot of them. Most of these gangs are attracted to Seiji because of his “Devils Right Hand.” Although its sound like a super power it just means his right hand is a better punch then his left. Seiji is skilled fighter, so to classify one part of his body as really strong made me assume he needed his right hand to deliver a final punch, but that’s not the case. Anyway, Midori is a shy freshman who attends a different school, then Seiji, but has had a secret crush on Seiji since she first laid eyes on him. (she does take it a little far though, putting a framed picture of him on her nightstand, one he didn’t know she took. [Stalker]) One night, after 17 years and two months without a girlfriend, Seiji shrieks “I don’t care who I just want someone to be my girlfriend!” The next thing he knows, a miniature, puppet sized Midori is on his right hand! Midori is just as confused as Seiji when this happens, but she couldn’t be happier! She sets to work, making her own cloths, making Seiji meals and taking notes for him in school. Seiji gets over the shock quickly, and continues to be a bad-ass, but at the same time is careful to not use Midori’s skull as knuckles. Its just Seiji luck when immediately after Midori appears on his hand, a few girls start falling for him!

This book is hilarious. Living with someone on your right hand makes even day to day tasks funny. The characters have layers and there is an interesting plot line. The side characters have a flare for stealing the spotlight as well. Ayase, the Student Council Vice President, has a huge crush on Seiji, and her many attempts to make him fall in love with her always go horribly. Kota is a young boy Midori’s age, and her best friend. He misses Midori, and is having trouble staying loyal to her, since he is developing his own little crush on the “Mad Dog”. Rin is Seiji’s older sister, who is in a gang. She is drunk most of the time, but she cares about her brother, even though she beats him most of the time. My favorite character next to Ayase and Rin is Lucy, the dumb American. Lucy believes that men still commit suicide as samurai and that Japanese women can shoot fire from their breasts. This is a particularly hilarious page in the book. Making fun of Americans is done in such a playful way; I don’t think anyone would be offended.

These books defiantly have nudity. If you need to catch up on the female anatomy, check out this book. Full body nudity of Ayase, tiny and big Midori are not uncommon. Men on the other hand, keep their close on, ok maybe a shirt comes of or pants fall down, but all you see is butt and pecks. Nothing more.

This book’s interesting premise is what drew me in, and it’s characters and warmth is what kept me reading. I most definitely give this manga the equivalent of a download now.

Reviews

Steel Angel Kurumi – 34:40
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_Angel_Kurumi
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=326
http://www25.advfilms.com/titles/kurumi/news/index.shtml

Blue Seed – 47:50
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Seed
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8
http://www.kingrecords.co.jp/SCR_CATALOG/074.html

Flag – 67:15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FLAG_%28anime%29
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6617
http://www.flag20xx.net/
http://www.b-ch.com/cgi-bin/contents/ttl/det.cgi?ttl_c=493

Episode 47: The Zero no Genesis travels to the Saiunkoku

This week we review Zero no Tsukaima, Night Head Genesis and Saiunkoku Monogatari. It’s a great show so tune in.

Zero no Tsukaima – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Night Head Genesis – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Saiunkoku Monogatari – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes

Sponsor

Anime-Wiki.Org: the Internet’s First Fully Dedicated Anime Encyclopedia. Visit them at www.anime-wiki.org and help encourage the successful proliferation of Anime culture to a worldwide audience!

Music

Intro – Secret World by Akiyama Miki from Tactics
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Death Note Website
The official website for the upcoming Death Note TV anime is here. The series premieres October 3 in Japan.

Detective Conan Helps Kids Fight Crime
In conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Meitantei Conan (Case Closed), several short programs will be produced, in which Conan will explain various anti-crime and child-safety measures to children. Similar material will also be released in print format, and online. On Friday, a life-sized Conan attended a ceremony with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police and pledged to support the fight against crimes that target children. Conan will be “dispatched” to nationwide events starting on October 11.

Funimation Channel Hits Hawaii
The Funimation Channel syndicated block is now available on Hawaii’s KIKU-TV, with episodes of Blue Gender, Kiddy Grade, Tenchi Muyo! GXP and Baki the Grappler. The block runs Monday-Friday from 6-7 p.m. and 10-11 p.m. Hawaii Time.

BT’X Set for US
Illumitoon has confirmed its licensing of BT’X and BT’X Neo. The 39-episode series will begin release in 2007.

Gunslinger Girl, New Anime Block on IFC
Gunslinger Girl is coming to the Independent Film Channel as part of The Grind Hour, a new anime block on the network. The block will run Fridays from 11-midnight Eastern with Gunslinger Girl and Basilisk starting January 12 (Basilisk premieres October 6 at 11pm).

Satoshi Kon’s Paprika at New York Film Festival
The New York Film Festival will be showing Satoshi Kon‘s newest movie, Paprika on October 7th. Paprika premiered at the Venice International Film Festival earlier this month and is scheduled to compete in the Tokyo International Film Festival next month. The Japanese theatrical release is scheduled for January, followed by the North American theatrical release in March.

Paradise Kiss Dub Premiere Tomorrow
Hosted by Anime Weekend Atlanta more…

Shakugan no Shana OAV on the Way
Shakugan no Shana Tokubetsuhen: Koi to Onsen no Kougai Gakushuu!, a 30 minute OAV, will be released December 8 in Japan. Meanwhile, volume 2 of Shakugan no Shana comes out November 7 in America.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya TV Season 2 Trailer
There are currently false reports, sometimes attributed to Anime News Network, that there is a trailer for season 2 of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. There is no such trailer, and no information available about a possible season 2. This hoax maliciously linked to an automated banning script that ANN uses for maintenance purposes, the script has been disabled until it can be retooled so that it can no longer be abused in this manner.

Wii Bleach To Introduce New Bleach Character
When Sega releases Bleach Wii Shiraha Kirameku Rondo, a Bleach games for the Nintendo Wii, the game will introduce Bleach fans to Altoro, a brand new character whose creation was supervised by Bleach creator Tite Kubo. In the game, Altoro will be voiced by Tomokazu Seki.

Last Call for Sherlock Hound
Geneon’s DVD release of Hayao Miyazaki‘s 1984 Sherlock Hound series will go out of print October 31.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete Announced
Square Enix will release Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Complete on Japanese DVD and Blu-Ray, they announced today at Tokyo Game Show. According to Gamespot, the new release may include new scenes in the film.

Inukami Movie Announced
Anime News Service reports that the recently aired 25th episode of the Inukami television series included an announcement of development of an Inukami motion picture.

Koizumi Gets Animated
Fuji TV will launch an anime series based on outgoing Japanese Prime Minister’s five year term on October 10. Tentatively titled Daremo Shiranai Koizumi Junichiro no Shoutai, the show will be animated by Gonzo.

Death Note Movie 2 Trailer Released
The official Death Note live action movie homepage now hosts a trailer for Death Note: The Last Name, the second of two planned films. The trailer is available for narrowband and broadband connections. The Last Name is scheduled for Japanese theatrical release on November 3rd.

Sumomomomomomo Trailer Released
The official Sumomomomomomo homepage now hosts a 15 second TV commercial. The show will premier on October 5th.

Reviews

Saiunkoku Monogatari – 33:55
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiunkoku
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6200
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/anime/saiunkoku/

Zero no Genesis – 42:44
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero_no_tsukaima
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6660
http://www.zero-tsukaima.com/index.html
http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/sho-sai/zero-shokai/zero-index.htm

Night Head Genesis – 59:00
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6556
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Head_Genesis
http://www.nighthead-genesis.jp/
http://www.gyao.jp/anime/nighthead/

Episode 46: The D&D Episode. The Renaissance man Slays the Rune Soldier on Lodoss

This week we review Slayers, Record of Lodoss War, Rune Soldier and Rangiku reviews Renaissance. It’s a great show as we are very, very hyper.

Record of Lodoss War OVA – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Record of Lodoss War TV: Legend of the Heroic Knight – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Rune Soldier – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Slayers Season 1 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Slayers Next – Download Now!
Slayers Try – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Slayers OVAs and Movie – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Renaissance – Download Now!

Show Notes

Sponsor

Anime-Wiki.org
This week’s episode is sponsored by Anime-Wiki.org: the Internet’s First Fully Dedicated Anime Encyclopedia. Visit them at www.anime-wiki.org and help encourage the successful proliferation of Anime culture to a worldwide audience!

Music

Intro – “Musuoka” by Suara from Utawarerumono
Outtro – “Neko Mimi Mode” by Dimitri in Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

Rangiku music 1 – “Expressive Girl” from Ar tonelico: The Girl Who Sings at the End of the World (Game)
Rangiku music 2 – “Green Lands” from Ar tonelico: The Girl Who Sings at the End of the World (Game)

News

Lupin Live-Action Still Coming
Producer Gerard Molen is still working on a live-action Lupin III movie via his WhiteLight Entertainment studio. David Ranes’s Austin Film Festival bio also mentions his screenplay for the film.

Black Blood Brothers Episode 1 Online
The first episode of Black Blood Brothers is now available online in streaming Windows media format (500kb and 1mb streams available) in Japanese only.

Nick to Strip Avatar
Nickelodeon has announced that its anime-styled cartoon, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will strip 5 days a week at 6:30pm. Avatar: Secret of the Fire Nation, the 1-hour theatrical episode that screened in theaters last week, will air on Nickelodeon tonight at 8pm.

CPM to Release Anime Online
Anime available through Google Video for $1.99 a day or $9.95 and up to buy. more…

Goro Miyazaki Interview
Ghibli World has posted an interview with Goro Miyazaki from the Venice International Film Festival.

Central Park Media and Kaneva.com Launch Otaku Invitational Tournament
Contest to create Central Park Media trailer ends with $11,000 worth of prizes. more…

Ojaru Maru Creator Dead at Age 48
Rin Inumaru, creator of Ojaru Maru, jumped from her 14-story apartment building after leaving a note claiming she was no good at her job. More can be read here.

Astro Boy Film in 2009
Imagi Animation Studios will produce an Astro Boy film for theatrical release in 2009. The studio is already working on Gatchaman and WB’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles films.

Tachiguishi Retsuden North American Premiere
September 28 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. more…

Anime OK’d on G4TechTV Canada
This morning the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission passed a resolution allowing G4TechTV Canada to include 15% dramatic programming in their lineup. While the network has not announced any plans to air it, anime was specifically noted in the CRTC document.

Initial Voltron Sales Extremely Strong
Voltron to outperform Invader Zim in first month sales. more…

Reviews

Record of Lodoss War – 35:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lodoss
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=394
http://www.kashue.com/

Rune Soldier – 57:00
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rune_Soldier
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=895
http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/sho-sai/ri-shokai/riui-syokai.htm

Slayers – 66:15
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slayers
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=657
http://www.enokifilmsusa.com/library/slayers.htm

Renaissance – 27:30
http://www.renaissance-lefilm.com/accueil.htm

Episode 45: Powerpuff Panic 1/2 Sails to the Moon

This week we review Strawberry Panic, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2 and Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z. It’s a great show as we drink sake and eat pocky. Hooray for care packages.

Strawberry Panic – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Sailor Moon – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ranma 1/2 Movie – Big Trouble in Nekonron, China – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Movie – Nihao My Concubine – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Seasons 1 & 2 – Download Now!
Ranma 1/2 Season 3 – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ranma 1/2 Season 4 – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Ranma 1/2 Season 5, 6 & 7 – Even if you receive it as a gift, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.

Show Notes

Sponsor

Anime-Wiki.org
This weeks episode is sponsored by Anime-Wiki.org: the Internet’s First Fully Dedicated Anime Encyclopedia. Visit them at www.anime-wiki.org and help encourage the successful proliferation of Anime culture to a worldwide audience!

Music

Intro – “White and Nerdy” by Wierd Al Yankovich
Outtro – “Neko Mimi Mode” by Dimitri in Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

Whisper of the Heart Screenings in LA
Hayao Miyazaki‘s 1995 film Whisper of the Heart will screen September 23 at 3:00 p.m. at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica and September 24 at 7:30pm at the Egyptian Theater in LA.

Bleach English Dub Preview
We’ve had an early look at the English dub of Bleach, premiering this Saturday on Adult Swim; our impressions are now available, as well as interviews with the show’s two leads, Johnny Yong Bosch and Michelle Ruff.

Totoro in Finland
Hayao Miyazaki‘s My Neighbor Totoro will screen September 14-24 at the Helsinki Film Festival in Finland.

Death Note Creator Arrested for Possessing a Knife
Death Note and Hikaru no Go creator Takeshi Obata was arrested yesterday for illegal possession of an 8.6 cm (3.4 inches) knife, according to Tokyo police. He was originally pulled over for driving his car with the headlights off at 1 a.m., and reportedly said he keeps the knife in the car for when he goes camping.

Newsweek on Youtube and Haruhi Suzumiya
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is mentioned in an article about Youtube’s overwhelming popularity with Japanese viewers. According to the article, Youtube’s 6.4 million Japanese visitors last month are cause for concern with Japanese broadcasters. Youichi Ueno, a spokesman for Fuji Television Network, says that Fuji TV has 2 employees who search Youtube for illegal content and send up to several hundred removal requests a day.

A Day in the Life of Yoshitaka Amano
1UP.com has an extensive feature and video on Final Fantasy‘s Yoshitaka Amano.

New Evangelion Movies
First of Four Evangelion Movies due out Summer 2007. more…

Jin Roh on Dutch MTV
Jin Roh will air September 29 at 11:10 pm on MTV Netherlands.

Gedo Senki: 5 Weeks at #1
Miami Vice’s theatrical debut in Japan could not topple Gedo Senki, which won the box office race for the fifth time in six weeks.

Second Kino no Tabi Movie Confirmed
The official Japanese Kino no Tabi homepage has formally announced plans for a second motion picture. The 30 minute long first Kino no Tabi movie was released in 2005.

LA Times Interviews Goro Miyazaki
The Los Angeles Times has posted (free registration required) an interview with Gedo Senki director Goro Miyazaki.

Steve Irwin dies. It’s very sad.

Kumoricon ’06 Convention Report
Labor Day Weekend in Portland, Oregon was filled with sunny skies and hundreds of excited anime fans. Kumoricon 2006 held at the Red Lion on the River… more

Reviews

Sailor Moon
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailor_moon
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=363
http://sailormoon.channel.or.jp/

Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerpuff_Girls_Z
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=5371
http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ppgz/
http://www.toei-anim.co.jp/tv/ppgz/

Strawberry Panic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawberry_Panic
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6176
http://www.strawberrypanic.com/
http://www.mediaworks.co.jp/users_s/gs/strawberry/index.php

Ranma 1/2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranma
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=64
http://www.viz.com/
http://www.shogakukan.co.jp/english/

Illumitoon Partners with Westlake

“ILLUMITOON PARTNERS WITH WESTLAKE”

Initial Release of “Beet” Marks Westlake Entertainment’s Entry Into Anime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“FORT WORTH, TEXAS” Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. announced today that it will be utilizing Westlake Entertainment Inc. for home video distribution on its new acquisitions, including “Beet the Vandel Buster” and “AM Driver.” The announcement comes on the heels of Westlake Entertainment’s announcement of the company’s repositioning in the marketplace to release first-run features, including theatrical and new title acquisitions in other key core categories.

“Westlake is a strong strategic partner for Illumitoon and we look forward to a strong launch together,” said Barry Watson, President/CEO of Illumitoon. “Westlake brings considerable home video experience including a high level of anime sales and marketing experience and shares our vision for the product.”

Tony Vandeveerdonk, VP of Sales for the new Westlake and formerly with Pioneer (now Geneon) and FUNimation states, “Illumitoon is bringing the anime category exciting new brands and content as well as a clear direction for repositioning the product in new and innovative ways. We feel the timing is perfect for Illumitoon’s entrance into the anime marketplace. We’re very excited to include them with our other premium content.” The new Illumitoon releases are initially planned to street as early as January, 2007. “We’re already in production, and are gearing up for a strong production pace,” commented Watson.

# # #

About Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd.

Illumitoon Entertainment, Ltd. is a newly formed collaboration of business and creative professionals focused on delivering customized, quality entertainment to the North American markets. The company’s principals have more than 20 years combined experience in acquiring, producing, and distributing anime, as well as creating original productions for the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For more information, visit the company online at http://www.illumitoon.com.

About Westlake Entertainment Inc.

Westlake Entertainment Inc. is a fully integrated independent entertainment distribution company focusing on the release of premium first run DVDs across several key product categories. The company also just announced it has several original film production projects in the works. Westlake owns the rights to a wide variety of visual content, including over 500 feature films and hundreds of hours of television programming. The company was originally founded in 1992 and distributes content from such labels as Cineville Films, Red Bull USA, Illumitoon Entertainment, Rigel Films and Desert Mountain Media. For more information, visit the company online at http://www.westlakeent.com.

For information: Email Charlotte Black at cblack@illumitoon.com or call (817) 800-8551.

Episode 44: Ebichu the Stampede from Trigun is the Monster of Eureka 7

Welcome back. I finally make good on my promise to update the review of Eureka 7. We also review Trigun, Monster and Ebichu. Join us as the zaniness ensues.

Eureka 7 – Download Now!
Trigun – Download Now!
Monster – Download Now!
Ebichu the Housekeeping Hamster – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes

Music

Intro – “Days” by Flow from Eureka 7
Outro – “Neko Mimi Mode” by Dimitri in Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase

News

New CLAMP/Sunrise collaboration
The trailer and website for the new anime “Code Geass” is out. Check out the site here.

Rozen Maiden OVA on the Way
TBS is producing a new Rozen Maiden miniseries caled Ouberte. No release date has been announced.

Naruto, Hellsing Nominated for Quills Award
Naruto and Hellsing have been nominated for The Quills book award in the graphic novel category. The Quills is an “industry-qualified ‘consumers choice’ award” launched by Publishers Weekly parent Reed Business Information and NBC. Winners will be announced October 10 in New York City. You can vote for each category on MSNBC.com.

Jobs at Funimation
Graphic Artist, Web Design, Brand Managers more…

Monkey Punch No-Go At AnimeFest
“Due to unexpected schedule conflicts,” Monkey Punch will not attend AnimeFest (Sept 1-4 in Dallas).

MAX to Perform at Anime USA
Japanese pop group MAX will be performing November 18 at Anime USA.

Hellsing Ultimate OVA II Trailer
A trailer for the second volume of Geneon’s Hellsing Ultimate OVA is available here.

Nana Movie Sequel in December, Trailer Now
The second Nana movie will premiere December 9 in Japan. A trailer for the movie is online at the official site.

Anime Network Reaches 40 Million Homes
ADV’s Anime Network recently crossed the 40 million household distribution mark. The service is available on demand and as a linear 24/7 cable channel.

Reviews

Eureka 7 – 40:25
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=4797
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_7
http://www.eureka-prj.net/
http://eurekaseven.bandai-ent.com/

Monster – 52:20
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=3750
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_%28manga%29
http://www.ntv.co.jp/monster/
http://www.vap.co.jp/monster/video/

Trigun – 72:00
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=88
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trigun
http://www.b-ch.com/cgi-bin/contents/ttl/det.cgi?ttl_c=396
http://www.adultswim.com/shows/trigun/index.html

Ebichu the Housekeeping Hamster – 65:50
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=859
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebichu
http://www.gainax.co.jp/anime/awaawa/ebichu/index.html

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