This latest show has been delayed but I’ve now finished up the show notes finally!
This weeks show has Densha Otoko from CMX Manga, DNAngel from ADV and Kimagure Orange Road from Animeigo which may win this hamsters vote for the best old school anime I’ve seen this year(tying into joint first place with Giant Robo) and the dodgest dancing this side of Miami Vice…….
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CPM will re-release four titles with reduced prices on January 30: Black Jack DVD Collection 1 ($29.95), Ichi The Killer: Episode Zero ($14.95), Time Bokan ($9.95), and Hammerboy ($9.95).
Satoshi Kon’s next film Paprika is screening at 10 a.m. at Laemmle’s Grande 4-Plex in downtown Los Angeles through Sunday. This screening makes the film eligible to be nominated for an Oscar.I’ve checked out the ANN page on Paprika. It’s as good a synopsis as there is on the film so far.(P.S.: I know I was late with this news clip but I was too F***in’ tired to edit it out!)
ADV Films has officially announced their license to SGT Frog, which includes merchandise and gaming rights as well as other areas (everything but the manga). Separately, Diamond Distributors has relayed that ADV has announced that Volume 1, which is listed in the December Previews for a February release, has been rescheduled for later in 2007.
A new trailer for Makoto Shinkai‘s upcoming Byousoku 5 Centimeter movie trilogy is now online. The films will be released next spring in Japan.
The official site for Gonzo’s Master of Epic anime series is now online. The show premieres next January in Japan.
With grateful thanks to the ANN
Densha Otoko or Train Man is supposedly based on a true story but with all things Internet related I’ll let you decide.
I found it to be a nice read while commuting so if you like your heroes nerdy but not Harem Heroic then this could be the title for you. It doesn’t have a UK based publisher as far as I know so you’ll have order it State-Side for now.
DNAngel was the title I got back into Anime and Manga after an almost ten year absense. And I know what some fans and listeners will say ‘He chose That Title
to come back to!?!’ but it’s the perfect title to show some who’s been away from the Crusade for a while. Not terribly bad, not great just a little bit non-engaging. The manga is
longer but has way more Shoujo
elements to it than the TV series.
Kimagure Orange Road
KOR is fast becoming a favourite of mine but it’s purely an acquired taste. If you can’t stand 80’s anime this may not be your bag but then if you never watch 80’s anime then you’re not being a true Otaku
are you? If you don’t like it then you don’t like it. Animeigo
did a fantastic job translating it but they recently lost the license by that I mean that is that the Japanese label that controls it just recently brought out their own boxset
in Region 2(Japan) land with better image and sound quality. In other words We’re not letting you produce any more of this DVD while we bring out our outrageously priced version that the fans in Japan must
buy rather than pick up your nice, cheap
As I said before Animeigo did a fantastic job. Here’s the web page
for their liner notes on the TV series. Animeigo regularly bleed for their customers and so many of us ignore the fact that back in the day they were the ADV and Funimation of their day. They just announced their next license here.
Eriko Hara‘s(Hikaru) ANN page
Hiromi Tsuru‘s(Madoka) ANN page
Tohru Furuya‘s(Kyosuke) ANN page
Finally here’s some images from KOR (Please note ALL images taken from Kimagure Orange Road are for review purposes only and no copyright has been taken away from the owners or implied)
Madoka. The Heroine of the story.I think..
Kyosuke. Our Hero. Poor unlucky bas*&!d
A quiet moment between Hikaru and Kyosuke. It can’t last.
Kyosuke getting the job at ABCD from Master. Good Times. Good Times…..
Promos This Week:
I’m going on a short break to recharge the batteries so the next show won’t be out for two weeks. But on the next show I’ll be reviewing two manga titles, Infinite Ryvius based on the series by SUNRISE and Legal Drug by CLAMP and the truly awesome OVA series Giant Robo! Chuala Boola or what!?! Eh, eh!?! Ah, I don’t know why I bother…