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.

Episode 5: The show that almost didn’t happen

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We ‘re back, and ten times as slick. We review Bleach, Naruto, Mai Otome, Blood+, Yakitate! Japan, Shakugan no Shana and Hikaru no Go. We also have a guest review by CrazyCarl of Genshiken.

Mai Otome: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Blood+: Wait until it hits the US and Netflix it.
Yakitate! Japan: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Shakugan no Shana: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers/Download Now
Hikaru no Go: Download Now

Episode 3: The show must start

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We’re back, with new audio equipment, better sound, and as great as ever. We review 3 series this time. This time the series are as follows:

Paradise Kiss: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers
Black Cat: Download Now!
Suzuka: Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers

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