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

Episode 7: Advent of the Girlfriend-san

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This week we had special guest Rukia, the Awesome girlfriend-san. We also review the series Melody of Oblivion, Ginban Kaleidoscope and Revolutionary Girl Utena.

Revolutionary Girl Utena – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Ginban Kaleidoscope – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Melody of Oblivion – Download Now!

Show Notes

News:

Shinsen Subs faces Funimation
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/
http://www.shinsen-subs.org/

Witchblade Animation
http://www.witchblade.jp/

Pokeman Movie
http://pokeani.com/

Life Size Gundam Head for Auction
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6019829341

Weta Visual Director Richard Taylor Interview
http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=33604

Mr. Miyagi dies
http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/25/obit.morita.ap/

Reviews:

Melody of Oblivion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody_of_Oblivion
http://www.jcstaff.co.jp/sho-sai/bou-shokai/bou-index.htm

Revolutionary Girl Utena
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolutionary_Girl_Utena
http://www.utenatv.com/
http://www.utenathemovie.com/

Ginban Kaleidoscope
http://www.sonymusic.co.jp/Animation/ginban/
http://www.animenfo.com/animetitle,3190,ugxmwe,ginban_kaleidos.html

Rukia’s topic of conversation:
http://www.anime-pulse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=80

Episode 6: Chibigodzilla rantage and no Bleach

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We have some fun this week with special guest Chibigodzilla. We review our standards as well as Hoshi no Koe (Voices of a distant star), Yakusoku no Basho (The place promised in our early days), Mushishi, Serial Experiments: Lain and Iria: Zeiram the Animation.

Hoshi no Koe/Yakusoku no Basho: Batou – Even if you recieve it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes. Ichigo – Wait ’till it hits the US and Netflix it.
Mushishi: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Serial Experiments: Lain: Wait until it hits the US and Netflix it
Iria: Zeiram the Animation: Download Now

Chibigodzilla does a rant about Asa-sempai in “SHUFFLE!” and we also play some audio comments. Because we finally got some!

Also, We’ll be interviewing Piano Sqall at http://www.pianosquall.com soon. Look forward to that.

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