|News: Saturday July 31,1999
|BEWARE OF FUNIMATION
|Funimation is looking all over the web for
fansubbers who are profiting off any (bootlegged)
"Dragonball Z" Episodes!! They have
already shut down super5.com (which is a great
site that might have GT episodes soon!!) So try
selling secretly!! They might get you!
|News: Sunday August 1,1999
|ANOTHER RANMA MOVIE!
|There are rumors that a Ranma1/2 10
anniversary movie special might come out in the
US Theatres,this is unsubstantial because the
original cast members are busy with others things
|Manga Entertainment just bought the rights to
End of Eva. No news on the release date yet. So
Don't throw away those fansubs yet!
|Sailor Moon Movie!
|Pioneer Will be releasing Collector's Edition
Sailor Moon movies which include Sailor Moon
R,Sailor Moon S,and Sailor Moon SS!
|VIRTUAL FIGHTERS ON
|There is word that Virtual Fighters TV series
will come out in the US on DVD!}
|TOP 3 ANIME
|These are the top 3 anime in America voted by
you the fans:
|3.Dragon Ball Z
If I voted I would of voted for Dragon Ball Z.
Now vote for your favorite anime! All you have to
do is Email
Me or go to the "Comments"
section.. Don't Be Lazy Vote!
|News: Monday August 9,1999
|Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaea is set for release
in the US and Japan Summer of 2000, the movie
version will be a new story, seperate from the TV
In the new plotline the Zaibach Empire (now
renamed the Tribe of the Black Dragon) attacking
Prince Van's kingdom, who then retaliates as a
descendant of the white winged dragon. He finds a
friend in the ruler of a neighboring country,
Abaharaki, who aids in his attack on the Black
Dragon when they discover an attempt to restart
an ancient Dragon armor that is believed to have
obliterated the world of Gaea previously. Van is
still very reclusive, until Hitomi (now a nearly
suicidal girl wishing to vanish) is taken to the
world of Gaea.
The movie version will share most of the crew
from the popular 1996 TV series, including new
character designs by Nobuteru Yuki (Lodoss War,
X, Battle Angel), new mecha designs by Kimitoshi
Yamane, and a new soundtrack by Yoko Kanno.
The characters from game and anime world all
gathered in the event, "Tokyo Character Show
1999" on July 24th and 25th. It was produced
by the radio station, Nippon Hoso and Broccoli, a
game character goods planning and retailing
This was the second time for this event to be
held after the first one last year. Last year,
SQUARE's Final Fantasy 8 booth was popular. This
time, the popular characters were the girls from
the bishojo girl games. Character goods were sold
at this event, and the stage was used for the
special shows. The shows on stage were the
* 12:50-13:10 Musical "Sailar Moon"
Talk and Songs
- The special version of the musical that had
finished all of its schedule the other day.
* 13:30-14:10 Kira Kira Melody Gakuen Talk
- with 45 voice actress girls who will be in an
anime program next year.
* 11:30-12:10 Dengeki Anime Festival
- A talk by the voice actors in the anime
programs from the comic magazines, such as
"Dengeki Daio." ("To Heart"
* 15:50-16:20 Broccoli OVA Production
Announcement & Live
- Production announcement for their OVA
("Welcome to Pia Carrot! 2" etc.)
|News: Tuesday August 10,1999
|Top Manga Sales (Japan) [As of August 2nd]
1. Detective Konan (24) Shogo Aoyama
2. One Piece (9) Eiichiro Oda
3. Rurouni Kenshin (26) Nobuhiro Watsuki
4. Monster (12) Naoki Urasawa
5. Ppoi! (14) Takako Yamazaki
6. Baby * Love (9) Ayumi Kamio
7. Hana yori Dango (23) Yoko Kamio
8. Mint na Bokura (We are Minty) (4) Ayumu
9. Shoot! -Hot Challenge- (8) Tsukasa Ohshima
10. Yugi-oh (14) Kazunori Takahashi
|News Wensday August 11,1999
|Pokemon Movie Trailer
|US Pokemon Movie Trailer
Premiering before Warner Brother's Iron Giant is
the trailer for the Pokemon movie Mewtwo Strikes
Back. The movie features Ash and his Pokemon
friends against a genetically enhanced super
Pokemon named Mewtwo, as well as a short 22
minute, feature called Pikachu's Vacation. The
trailer is available online at
|New Fall TV Season
|New Fall TV Season
The upcoming Fall Japanese TV season is begining
to take shape. Some new shows to look out for
Sorcerous Stabber Orphen Revenge Second Orphen TV
series starts in October.
Dai Gard Starts October 5th.
Lebiath Starts October 6.
THE BIG O Starts October 13th.
Ima Sokoniiru Boku Starts October 14th
TV Series Continuing:
Starship Girl YAMAMOTO YOHKO
Gokudo Kun Manyuki
TURN A GUNDAM
|News: Thursday August 12,1999
|Breath Of Fire 4
|Breath Of Fire 4
Capcom has updated it's site with tons of info
(In Japanese) on the new RPG Breath of Fire 4. Go
This year in Japan has been the year for the new
magazines in manga, anime and game industry to
start publishing. "Dengeki Animation
Magazine," the new anime magazine that was
started in April, "Magazine Z," the new
multimedia manga magazine that started in June,
"Character Grand Prix," the new
character goods magazine that has been around
from July. One of the newest magazine among them
is "Tokyo Robot News" started
publishing by Keibunsha on July 27th. This
magazine specializes the history of robot anime
creations, illustrations, its changes and more.
The other new magazine, "Megami
Magazine," a "bishojo" cute girl
character magazine was started publishing by
Gakken on July 28th. The first issue includes
articles about "Ah! My Goddess," which
will be in theaters this coming April as a motion
picture, and other cute girl characters in other
anime and games. It also introduces the
strategies for the bishojo girl games and their
What's more, an anime magazine, "Hi-Ge"
will be started by Eichi Shuppan on October 10th.
It will be a sensational culture magazine that
deals with anime in a totally new way: it is
supposed to be an interactive magazine to which a
CD-ROM will be attached.
|News: Friday 13,1999
|Final Fantasy Movie
News has trailer footage for the upcoming
Final Fantasy movie available for download.
|News: Saturday 14,1999
|I just got a message that Super5.com is not
going to be hosting GT episodes. They found out
that it is now illegal.They told me that they
don't know if any other site is going to be
hosting GT episodes.
|News: Saturday 22, 2000
|It seems that the Japanese government is
regulating the export of Sony's latest console
system, the Playstation 2. Supposedly the
system is has parts that are sophisticated enough
to be used in missile guidance systems.:-)
(Reuters) - Japan has slapped export controls on
Sony Corp.'s new, hugely popular Playstation2
video game because the machine is so
sophisticated it could be used for military
purposes, media said Sunday.
The hit home game machine, which includes a
digital video disc (DVD) player and will
eventually offer Internet access, is Sony's most
profitable product. The company said it had
shipped 1.4 million in the month after the game's
March 4 launch.
The console and its eight-megabyte memory card
have been designated as ``general-purpose
products related to conventional weapons''
because they contain components that could be
used for military devices such as missile
guidance systems, Kyodo news agency quoted
industry sources as saying.
|History Of Gundamn
has released a short history of Gundamn written
by Benjamin Wright. The sorty talks about how it
started in 1979 to where it ends up now. Here'a a
Greatest anime icon or not, Gundam is
unquestionably the longest-standing and most
famous franchise in all of Japanese animation.
Its origins go back to 1979, the year after Star
Wars was released in Japan. Inspired by the
science fiction military of that film, Tomino
Yoshiyuki drew upon his experience in the field
of giant robot animation to create and direct a
new kind of mecha anime. The result was Mobile
Suit Gundam, a 47-episode TV series which was
notable not for its booming success (it did well,
but wasn't record-breaking) but for its depth and
|New Japenese T.V.
|Check out for these exports to start coming
out on tape. These are new Japenese T.V. series
which just came out in 2000.
Others (2000) - TV-Series
- Booiepopwa Warawanai
- Boogiepop Phantom
Gate Keepers (2000) - TV-Series
Hidamarinoki (2000) - TV-Series
Love Hina (2000) - TV-Series
Megami Kouhosei (2000) - TV-Series
Moncore Night (2000) - TV-Series
Nie_7 (2000) - TV-Series
Risky & Safety (2000) - TV-Series
The Big O (2000) - TV-Series
Troble Chocholaet (2000) - TV-Series
|Controversy For Kite
|Yes, the controversy for the release of
"Kite" from Media Blasters is over! It
is due out next week. You have to go to your
closest mall and get it.
|Gundam on YTV
|Bandia has made they're decision ,and because
Gundamn Wing is so popular in the US, they are
going to release Gundamn Wing on YTV in Canada.
Here's the starting date: Monday, April
24, beginning at 5:30pm. Check local listings.
|Panda Go Panda News
|There is no confirmation yet but there is
little chance that it will be a bilingual
|Who would have guessed. The Vatican endorses Pokemon.
And for those of you who commute from New
Hampshire down to Massachusetts via Route 3,
you'll note that some creative folks have changed
our state welcoming sign to
"Pikachusetts" with a bright Day-Glo
Pikachu at the beginning. It's been the only
reason I've enjoyed commuting to New Hampshire
the past 2 weeks. Thanks to Anime
On DVD for the news.