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This week we do some reviews (gasp) and talk about stuff. We review Busou Renkin, .Hack//Roots, Hanoka and Chigo does a preview review of Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyou Shou~.
Busou Renkin – Wouldn't kick it out of bed for crackers.
.Hack//Roots – Wait until it hits the US and NetFlix it.
Hanoka – Even if you receive it as a present, burn the Disc and piss on the ashes.
Intro – Ashita no Kioku by Naozumi Takahashi from Black Blood Brothers
Outro – Neko Mimi Mode by Dimitri From Paris from Tsukiyomi Moon Phase
Tokyopop Keeps the Gravitation Coming
Tokyopop will release volume 1 of the Gravitation Ex! manga on February 13, 2007.
Article on Yaoi Explosion
ICv2 has posted an article on the “recent Yaoi Explosion,” looking over all the licenses announced at last weekend’s Yaoi-con and also the challenges faced by hardcore Yaoi publishers.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 Returns to 4Kids TV
Yu-Gi-Oh! season 1 will air at 11 a.m. on 4Kids TV (via local Fox affiliates) starting this Saturday. The season debuted in 2001 on the WB network. Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters will continue to air at 10 a.m.
Afro Samurai Hits Spike TV on January 4
The five-episode Afro Samurai anime starring Samuel L. Jackson will premiere January 4 on Spike TV. It will air in Japan later next year.
Live Action Blood: The Last Vampire
Production I.G agrees to Ronny Yu’s Blood live-action remake. more…
Speed Racer a Go!
Wachowski Brothers Version of Speed Racer to Premiere Summer 2008. more…
New Street Fighter Movie in the Works
Live-Action Movie Focusing on Chun Li Due out in 2008 more…
According to Monthly Shonen Jump Magazine (not to be confused with Weekly Shonen Jump), Norihiro Yagi‘s Claymore is to be adapted into an anime TV series. No details about when the Claymore TV series will debut. Claymore is currently being released in North America by Viz Media.
Maison Ikkoku’s Godai Cast
Newcomer Taiki Nakabayashi (21) has been cast as Godai in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi‘s Maison Ikkoku. Nakabaya was chosen from over 3200 applicants, several of whom can be seen auditioning for the part in this video on the official website.
AX Launches Travel Store
Anime Expo has launched a Travel Store through IAN.com. The site offers discounted airfares, hotels, and car rentals.
Geneon Discontinues Sherlock Hound
Geneon has confirmed that they will cease distributing Sherlock Hound DVDs as of April 30, 2007.
ADV Announces January Releases
First volumes of Best Student Council, Coyote Ragtime Show, Utawarerumono, and Moeyo Ken in January 2007 more…
Bandai Channel Blocked from Foreign Access
Bandai Channel, which streams the first episodes of several anime series in Japanese, has been blocked from access outside of Japan.
Blood+ on Cartoon Network
Blood+, which is licensed in North American by Sony Pictures, is set to receive a TV broadcast on Cartoon Network. The broadcast date and schedule has not yet been announced or confirmed.
Hellsing Ultimate Website
Geneon has put up a splash page on their Hellsing Ultimate website, which includes a short trailer.
Viz Announces Bleach Merchandise Licenses
Two companies will release licensed Bleach merchandise in the US and Canada. Great Eastern Entertainment has been licensed to produce: patches, wristbands, jewelry, pins, plushes, key chains, wall scrolls, and arm, hand, and headwear. C&D Visionary has been granted a license for buttons, stickers, Lucite key chains, magnets, shoelaces, and postcards.
ROD TV on G4TechTV Canada
G4TechTV will air ROD the TV starting Monday.
Illumitoon & Westlake Acquire Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo
Illumitoon and Westlake have announced the acquisition of Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo. In May, Toei announced that it had appointed Joy Tashjian Marketing Group to handle licensing of the show. Illumitoon will release Bobobo-Bo Bo-Bobo in 2007.