Episode 78: Darker than Miserables and finally Busou Renkin, Conclusion.

This week we do the news and talk about Bleach and Naruto. We also finish the review of Busou Renkin, review Les Miserables and Darker than Black.

Les Miserables – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Darker than Black – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Busou Renkin – Download Now

Show Notes


Intro – Alones by Aqua Timez from Bleach
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


I don’t feel like posting the news, so deal with it.


Busou Renkin

Les Miserables

Darker than Black

Episode 77: Saint October Panchanne uses Busou Renkin

This week we have Rangiku on to give her Anime Boston report. We do the news and talk about Bleach and Naruto. We also review Saint October, Bishoujo Celeb Panchanne and Busou Renkin.

Saint October – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Bishoujo Celeb Panchanne – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Busou Renkin – Download Now

Show Notes


Intro – Motteke! Sailor Fuku by Aya Hirano from Lucky Star
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


I don’t feel like posting the news, so deal with it.


Busou Renkin

Saint October

Bishoujo Celeb Panchanne
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Episode 76: Hidamari Sketches the Afro Claymore

This week we’ve got a good show, we do the news and review Bleach and Naruto. Then we review Hidamari Sketch, Claymore and Afro Samurai. Tune in and enjoy!

Hidamari Sketch – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Claymore – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Afro Samurai – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.

Show Notes


Intro – Raison D’etre by Nightmare from Claymore
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


Anime News Network

Anime Nation


Reviews – 21:45

Hidamari Sketch


Afro Samurai

Episode 75: Onegai Ikkitousen

This week we’ve got a good show for you. We do the news and talk about Bleach, I review Ikkitousen, Batou reviews Onegai Teacher and Chigo does a preview of Romeo x Juliet. Enjoy!

Ikkitousen – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Onegai Teacher – Download Now!

Show Notes


Intro – HOWLING by Abington Boys School from Darker Than BLACK
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


Piano Squall opens pre-orders for his first CD
Piano “Michael Gluck” Squall is offering pre-orders for his first CD called GAME for $10. $2 on each purchase goes to the Nation MS Society thanks to Michael and EA.

Anime Expo looking for workers

FUNi Grabs CPM Titles for Broadcast
According to a press release, FUNimation has acquired several titles from Central Park Media to broadcast on FUNimation Channel. Titles that have been acquired include Project A-Ko, Urusei Yatsura: Beautiful Dreamer, Record of Lodoss War and Grave of the Fireflies. You can view a full list of acquired shows by clicking the link. The Revolutionary Girl Utena movie will be available via VOD.

DMGI Acquires Gigantor for Digital Release
Digital Music Group, Inc., a digital contents distributor, has announced its acquisition of Gigantor, the English adaptation of the Tetsujin 28-gô robot anime series, for its DMGI Kids lineup. The Right Stuff International had previously released Gigantor on DVD through Rhino and broadcasted it on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim. Some of the DMGI Kids lineup is legally available on YouTube.

Original Manga, Manga Cookbook, Gift Books in the Works from Japanime
Tokyo-based Japanime, the publisher of the How to Draw Manga guidebooks, commissions award-winning artist Atsuhisa Okura to create its first original manga. Japanime will also develop a series of non-fiction manga books on various aspects of Japanese culture, featuring artwork by some of manga’s brightest emerging artists.

Learning Math From Manga?
A Japanese company was recently forced to change their plans for a textbook that would contain 183 pages of manga. A government official states, “In this textbook, students could simply read the manga without reading the texts.” I guess that’s what you’d call too much of a good thing.

New Adult Anime DVD Release Confirmed As Being Censored
Media Blasters CEO John Sirabella has confirmed on the Anime on DVD Forum that Kitty Media’s domestic release of “Legend of the Pervert” (“Chikan Monogatari”) has been censored, despite the DVD packaging being labeled “Uncut! Uncensored!” A roughly 10 minute long sex scene involving two young looking characters has been edited out of the American DVD. The censoring was discovered when fans first started receiving retail copies of the DVD and pressed Media Blasters for an explanation.

Turner Classic Movies to Air Spirited Away on June 3
The Turner Classic Movies cable and satellite channel plans to re-air the Oscar-winning film Spirited Away on June 3 at 9:45 p.m. ET. TCM has previously aired marathons of other Studio Ghibli works.

New Evangelion Movie Title Revealed
The official website for the new Evangelion movie has revealed that the name of the film is “New Evangelion Motion Picture: Prologue.” Advanced ticket sales will begin on April 21 in Japan, with customers receiving a limited-edition cell phone/keychain strap. The movie is set to open September 1 in Japan.

Boys-Love Publisher LEAF Files for Bankruptcy
The Japanese publisher LEAF Inc. announced on April 9 that it has filed for bankruptcy and shut down its operations. All production of upcoming works has ended, and its website and online store were shut down. LEAF Inc. was best known for its line of boys-love novels, periodicals, and drama CDs for adult female readers. LEAF Inc. was unrelated to the Leaf brand of games from Aquaplus.

Yatterman, Gatchaman Live-Action Movies Green-Lit
Nikkatsu Corporation, a subsidiary of Index Holdings, has announced that it has green-lit live-action adaptations of two 1970s anime series, Yatterman and Ninja Science Team Gatchaman. The company said that “production is definitely moving forward on Yatterman with a Spring 2009 target release.” Internationally renowned director Takashi Miike (Ichi the Killer, MPD Psycho) will lead the production with character and mechanical designs by Katsuya Terada (Blood: The Last Vampire, Cutie Honey live action).

Reviews – 32:10

Ikkitousen/Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny

Onegai Teacher

Episode 74: The Roar of the Alice Gakuen

This week we’ve got some good reviews. We do news and review Tactical Roar and Gakuen Alice. Tune in an enjoy.

Tactical Roar – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the disc and piss on the ashes.
Gakuen Alice – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes


Intro – Drivin’ Through The Night by Move from Ikkitousen
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


Platinum 30 Million Yen Gundam
Earlier this month, Gizmodo Japan revealed a 1.35 million yen (appx. $12,000 USD) model Gundam. Now Gizmodo has released a 30 million yen Gundam (appx. $260,000 USD). This gundam is made of platinum, and is 125mm (4.9″) tall and weighs 1.4kg (3lbs). The head contains 0.15 karat diamonds. The gundam will be on display at the Swiss Basel World 2007 Expo next month.

US Troops to Hold First Con in War Zone
SPC David Amberson, a solider deployed to Iraq, has decided to throw a gaming convention for troops at Camp Adder/Tallil Airbase in Iraq. The conventi… full story »

Geneon Solicits El Hazard, The Hakkenden, Strawberry Eggs and Strawberry Marshmallow Re-releases
Geneon has announced that on 2007-05-29 and 2007-06-05, it will re-release the first volumes of El-Hazard OVA and Dog Warriors – The Hakkenden respectively for $14.98 each. On 2007-07-03 and 2007-06-05 Geneon will release Strawberry Marshmallow – Complete Box Set and Strawberry Eggs (I My Me!) Bailey Box for $59.98 and $39.98 respectively. Other new releases scheduled for 2007-07-03 are Zipang volume 6, Shana volume 6, Hello Kitty Stump Village volume 5 and Ayakashi – Samurai Horror Tales volume 2.

Miyazaki-Designed Clock
There’s a giant clock in the Tokyo Shiodome that is activated at least four times a day, all week long. Designed by Hayao Mizayaki himself, it’s a bit reminiscent of Howl’s castle. Click to see newly available photos and a video.

Live-action Cutey Honey extras finalised
On April 17, Bandai will be releasing two separate versions of the Hideaki Anno-directed live-action adaptation of Go Nagai’s classic Cutey Honey. The basic version of the 93-minute movie will have extras including a Making Of documentary, promotional video and original Japanese trailers. It will retail at $29.98. Bandai will also release a limited edition version, packaged with an exclusive Cutey Honey lunchbox and keychain. This version will be priced at $49.98.

Illumitoons DVD Replacement Offer
Illumitoon Entertainment, distributor of BoBoBo-Bo BoBoBo, Beet the Vandel Buster and B’t X, has announced a DVD Trade-In program. The replacement program will allow fans to trade in certain dubtitled DVDs for subtitled versions. Details (including instructions on how to participate in the trade-in) can be found on Illumitoon’s trade-in page.

Susan Sarandon and John Goodman Lined up for Speed Racer
Stars negotiating for the parts of Speed Racer’s Parents.

Sexy Voice and Robo becomes live-action TV series
As first reported by MangaCast several months ago, Nippon TV is currently producing a live-action adaptation of the award-winning manga Sexy Voice and Robo. The first episode of the TV series will premiere on April 10. Kenichi Matsuyama, who also stars in the live-action Death Note TV series and the Nana movie will be playing Robo.

Reviews – 16:00

Tactical Roar

Gakuen Alice

Episode 73: Higurashi no Kindaichi no Cantabile

This week we have a good show. We review Bleach as usual, and Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and Nodame Cantabile. Enjoy the love.

Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.
Nodame Cantabile – Wouldn’t kick it out of bed for crackers.

Show Notes


Intro – Higurashi no Naku Koro ni by Eiko Shimamiya from Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Intermission 1 – Kimi to no Asu by Sachi Tainaka from Fate/Stay Night
Intermission 2 – Makka Na Chikai by Yoshiki Fukuyama from Busou Renkin
Intermission 3 – Candy Line by Hitomi Takahashi from Gintama
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase


Anime Expo Announces First Guest of Honor
Anime Expo, the largest anime convention in North America, has announced Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as their first Guest of Honor for 2007. Ms. McGlynn is best known for directing Naruto, Cowboy Bebop and and Wolf’s Rain. Anime Expo will be held June 29th through July 2nd at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.

I.G. and Kazuto Nakazawa to Animate “Asience: Hairy Tails”
Kazuto Nakazawa, director of the animated segment of Kill Bill Vol. 1 is working on a commercial for Asience shampoo. Art director Shuichi Hirata is also working on the project. The commercial is drawn in the style of Japanese woodblock prints, using women’s hair as a metaphor for life, and detailing a tragic love story in a traditional dramatic style.

TAF 2007: All Japan Anime “Knowledge Test” Announced
The writers of the “National General Anime Culture Knowledge Test” held a panel at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) on the 22nd, where they announced plans to offer the test in November 2007. Among the recent surge in Japanese “tests” about Pop Culture, the anime test is made under far more serious guidelines. The test is edited with the support of employees at anime companies and the Association for Japanese Animation (AJA) while an executive committee oversees the test. Organizers are hoping that the exam may eventually be used as a component of finding qualified employees for anime companies. According to the TAF panel, a mobile phone version of the test is going to be offered for free, while 5 seperate levels of tests (1 being hardest) will be offered. Testers must pass Level 3 to take Levels 2 or 1.

Manganews.net confirms Libre/CPM dispute
Manganews.net has contacted Libre Publishing and confirmed that the reason Libre claims the Be Beautiful releases of its manga are unauthorized is because following the bankruptcy of Biblos, CPM never renegotiated the licenses it held to manga that now became the property of Libre. CPM has not made any statement concerning the matter.

Shirow Masamune and Production I.G. Announce Ghost Hound
Production I.G. has announced its 20th year anniversary project, “Ghost Hound” (Shinrei Kari). Shirow Masamune, creator of Ghost in the Shell, is writing the anime. Other staff on the project include Ryutaro Nakamura (Serial Experiments Lain, Kino’s Journey), scriptwriter Chiaki Konada (Serial Experiments Lain, Big O), and character designer Mariko Oka (Jing: King of Bandits). The series is set to premiere on Wowow in Japan this fall. Wowow’s Japanese homepage is now online as well.

No attendance cap at Otakon 2007
Online pre-registration for Otakon 2007, the second-largest anime convention in the US, has opened. Unlike the previous two years, there will be no attendance cap. According to the Otakon website, because of the increase in the number of both volunteer staffers and hired security personnel, as well as various changes to the convention layout, restricting attendance is no longer necessary.

TAF 2007: A-1 Pictures Discusses Ookiku Furikabutte
Details of anime adaptation of popular baseball-themed manga presented at TAF.


Kindaichi Shonen no Jikenbo

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni


Nodame Cantabile

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