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"Arcade Gamer Fubuki": Arcade Games and Panties? BRILLIANT!

by on March 19, 2006
OK, let me get this straight. There’s this anime called Arcade Gamer Fubuki, which is all about arcade games—a dying race in America—and their champion, a young girl who thrives on up-skirt shots and who has to face off against boxers and giant raptors, all from the mind of Mine Yoshizaki, the creator of Sgt. […]

Production IG Founder to Give Guest Lecture at University of Colorado

by Grant Whiteon March 18, 2006
Anime News Network reports that Mitsuhisa Ishikawa (founder of Japan’s Production IG studios, which has done work ranging from Kill Bill to IGPX) will be speaking at the University of Colorado at Boulder on Friday, March 24.

The Evangelion Movies- Brain bleeding, I can feel TASTY COLORS

by on March 18, 2006
In (and the first half “of the neon beginning Evangelion” with that, the first half “of death and playback”), plotting was simple. In order to fight the operator (of the unit of Eva of the mechanical cable type 3), from the angel of Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, and Asuka Langley Sohryu and invasion separated, to […]

Japanese "Earthsea" Translator Speaks About Ghibli Film

by Ed Liuon March 17, 2006
Studio Ghibli has posted an article written by Masako Shimizu about her connections to Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea movie. Shimizu is the Japanese translator of the original Earthsea novels written by Ursula K. LeGuin. (via Nausicaa.net)

Viz Media Announces Licensing of "Bleach"

by Grant Whiteon March 15, 2006
Viz Media has issued a press release announcing their licensing of the Bleach anime series. Anime News Network has details.

"IGPX": NASCAR: Giant Robot Style

by on March 15, 2006
For years Toonami has led the anime revolution and has brought titles such as Dragon Ball Z, Naruto and Sailor Moon into the American conciousness. It’s time Toonami had its own original anime series, but was it worth the wait? In the year 2049, the greatest sport in the world is the Immortal Grand Prix. […]

"Taro The Dragon Boy" A Decent Alternative to Miyazaki and Disney

by on March 13, 2006
We have seen an extremely limited amount of old school anime here in the ‘States. Sure, we have the popular series such as Astro Boy, Speed Racer, Mobile Suit Gundam, Lupin III, Gigantor, and the like, but the vast majority stays in Japan. Whether it’s because the tapes are in bad condition or that most […]

"Hand Maid Mai": Cyberdyne’s Abandonware Could Have Been Better, Faster, Stronger

by on March 12, 2006
Hideo Ozu, a slacker video editor for a seedy video company (think SoftCel) that releases live-action videos of an adult nature (think La Blue Girl), hasn’t been able to rise up and become a movie director. On the other hand, his childhood friend Mai Kurosawa seems to have achieved her goal, and is on the […]

"Digiview Anime": Copyright Infringement at its Funniest

by on March 11, 2006
Joseph Lai. To those in the animation biz, especially those in Japan, the man is the personification of copyright infringement. Using stolen character designs, ripped-off plotlines, and in general making “movies” with no shred of original thought whatsoever. But since he’s in Korea, he can’t be sued. And since it’s cheap Korean anime, that means […]

FUNimation Announces New Titles For August

by SB20xxon March 9, 2006
Two new FUNimation titles are making their debut in August: Moon Phase (alternatively titled Tsukuyomi Moon Phase) and Basilisk. The first volume of Basilisk heads to DVD on August 8, while Moon Phase appears later that month on August 29. Other FUNimation titles releasing during the month of August include further volumes of Desert Punk, […]