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Tokyo Police Get Heavy on Otaku Culture

Date: 2006 July 28th Friday [9:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

In another interesting article from the Mainichi Daily News reports that otaku culture in Akihabara is under threat. Traditionally every Sunday the main strip through Akihabara is closed to traffic, allowing pedestrians to rule the roads, bands to play in the street and ladies dressed in maid costumes to handout pamphlets for events otaku will be interested in.

But recently the police have been stopping bands' performances and prevented maids from handing out their leaflets causing many otaku to complain that they're being persecuted. On Sundays the street is frequently packed with cosplayers and fans taking photographs. The article reports that the cosplayers and photographers are "they're at least wary, if not afraid, of the cops".

Read More... | Source: Mainichi Daily News

The Secret Otaku Support Commission

Date: 2006 July 28th Friday [9:10] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Freaky Things

It may sound like a name of some new romantic comedy anime, but in fact it's a match up service. The Mainichi Daily News are currently running a story about the Secret Otaku Support Commission, a service that allows female otaku who rather hide their nerd like tendencies to rent another female otaku to hangout with. The service is expensive and the MDN discover that the matching service isn't exactly perfect, with their match up as the rented otaku girl was too young to have seen most of the anime the reporter enjoyed.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

Jetix Speak Out About Naruto TV Cuts

Date: 2006 July 28th Friday [9:09] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

UK viewers will no doubt have noticed that the UK airing of Naruto has been further cut down from the US Toonami cut. There has been much discussion regarding the poor quality of edits, such as the use of static low resolution screen shots or editing out entirely of important shots rather than relying solely on the toned down Toonami edits.

A forum user at Animeuknews.net got the following response after e-mailing Jetix:
"Jetix UK aims to provide exciting and entertaining content for our audience whilst being a responsible kids broadcaster. We therefore must ensure the content of our programmes is suitable for our target audience and we follow strict OFCOM regulations to ensure that these standards are adhered to. Where certain content from the original has been deemed unsuitable for our younger viewers it has been edited from the version which Jetix will be broadcasting. These edits are subtle and we don't believe alter the quality of the viewing experience. If Jetix fans in the UK wish to view the uncut version of Naruto Manga is releasing the DVD of the first 13 episodes, entitled Naruto Unleased, on 21 August. The next 13 episodes will be released on DVD at the end of November."

Read More... | Source: Animeuknews.net

Future of Anime and Manga Looking Bright in the US

Date: 2006 July 24th Monday [4:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The Mainichi Daily News are currently running an article about the success of anime and manga in the US. Reporting from Anime Expo, the article focuses on how anime and manga is becoming more mainstream and also more popular with girls. This trend has been seen in the US for a number of years now, with female convention attendance growing strongly each year. Interestingly this trend is also being mirrored in other fan events across the world too, four or five years ago UK anime fandom used to be the sole domain of rather geeky males, now the UK anime scene also has growing female attendance, along with more mainstream acceptance.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

Free Visual Novel Construction Tool Released

Date: 2006 July 24th Monday [3:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Gaming > PC

Fans of dating games will be pleased to hear that the nice folks from CuriousFactory and Buredo have released a free game engine and construction kit, designed at making Visual Novels easy to produce in English. In a nutshell this will allow users to create their own interactive stories, anime and manga fans will probably be most familiar with dating games, but the companies are keen to promote that you can also produce other games using their game engine.

A good story is a must, good artwork is always nice too, but there are some crafty ways around this, such as taking photos of things and then using a bit of photoshop magic. Itíll be interesting to see if any otaku take up developing games on this engine. Currently the engine is Windows only.

Read More... | Source: Blade Visual Novel Engine

Yu-Gi-Oh! to Enter World Guiness Book of Records

Date: 2006 July 22nd Saturday [8:10] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network the popular anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! will enter the World Guiness Book of Records for selling over 15.8 billion cards.

Konami has contacted Guinness and applied for a card game sales world record. There is currently no Guinness record for the category. The Yu-Gi-Oh! card game was first released in 1999. Since then, the game has been released in 45 countries.
Yu-Gi-Oh! is believed to have set another record in 1998, when 17.5 million copies of its video game were sold.

Source: Anime News Network

IMAF 2006 Launches

Date: 2006 July 20th Thursday [15:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Art

The good folks from IMAF have got in touch with us to tell everyone about their third International Manga and Anime Festival, which will run on Friday 10th to Tuesday 14th November 2006, at the usual venue of County Hall, Westminster, London.

If you're like me and can't draw you can go and look at all the lovely artwork submitted. On the other hand if you are artistically talented you can enter for a chance to win part of the $85,000 overall prize fund! Entrants take note, the deadline is 30th September, 2006, no later than 5:30pm. This is a real chance to show how skilled you are and can lead to even things. So get scribbling!

Read More... | Source: IMAF

New Time, Same Race

Date: 2006 July 20th Thursday [11:05] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Anime News Network has announced that IGPX, the hit original Cartoon Network series produced in collaboration with Production I.G., will be moving to a new night and time. The futuristic racing show will air on Friday nights at 12:00 AM, Eastern Standard Time, beginning July 21. The series originally aired on Saturday nights as part of Cartoon Network's weekend Toonami line-up, and is returning after a brief hiatus. No reasons for the time change have been given at this time.

Source: Anime News Network

New Shows to Start on Jetix UK 22nd July: Naruto and Pucca

Date: 2006 July 17th Monday [7:01] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

We're sure most of you know that Naruto starts on Jetix on the 22nd, but fans might be also pleasantly surprised to hear that the Pucca animated series is also showing. Pucca is a Korean mascot character, whose face is plastered across a huge range of merchandise much like Hello Kitty, and come to think of it a certain boy Ninja.

Naruto is being shown at 8pm, set those Sky Plus reminders!

Source: Jetix

New Anime Games on the DS

Date: 2006 July 15th Saturday [9:34] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

A 2nd Bleach game for the DS is in development, and will be playable during the Jump Super Game Tour 2006 along with new Dragonball, Naruto, Yu-gi-Oh and One Piece games.

Source: 4CR

Tokyopop Music

Date: 2006 July 14th Friday [10:42] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tokyopop announces their own music line to release tunes based on hit anime.

Read More... | Source: Tokyopop

Beet the Vandel Buster Anime Licenced

Date: 2006 July 13th Thursday [8:29] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Action adventure series Beet the Vandel Buster has been licenced by Illumitoon Entertainment, a new company formed by ex-FUNimation employees.
Beet is based on a manga of the same name by creative team Riku Sanjo and KŰji Inada who are well known for their work on the Dragon Quest manga Dai no Daiboken.

Source: Anime News Network

Gen Fukunaga Most Powerful Man in the US Anime Industry?

Date: 2006 July 13th Thursday [8:20] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Another day another list, ICV2 has compiled a list of the most powerful people in the anime industry, along with lists of the hotest anime and manga. FUNimation's Gen Fukunaga comes out on top, one place above ADV's John Ledford. The hottest manga property is unsurprisingly Naruto, which is oddly only sixth in the anime listings! Instead Advent Children and Howl's Moving Castle take the top two slots, with the twelfth DBZ movie taking third place!

Source: ICV2

New Websites Open for Anime TV Series

Date: 2006 July 8th Saturday [2:42] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime Nation News, the official Japanese website for the second Maho Sensei Negima television series, Negima is now on-line.

Also Japanese television network TBS has launched it's official homepage for the upcoming anime TV series Asatte no Houkou.

The official homepage for the Hatarakiman anime TV series which will premiere in October is now on-line and ready for viewing.

Source: Anime Nation

Samurai 7 Action Figures to be sold at Comic-con

Date: 2006 July 8th Saturday [2:40] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Figures.com, Southern Island announced that has acquired the rights to distribute Samurai 7 Action Figures, statues and busts. At Comic-Con there will be an exclusive set of 5 " scale Samurai 7 action figures produced by Organic. The set of 7 pieces will be limited to only 50 pieces at the show and will be sold at $45. For a closer look at the figures click here.

Source: Figures.com

Crayon Shin-chan Airs in India

Date: 2006 June 22nd Thursday [13:18] | Posted By: Dallas Marshall
Category: > Anime

According to Akadot India's Hungama TV will air Crayon Shin-chan. This is not the first anime title to be screened in India, apparently Doraemon has already been aired in India.

Crayon Shin-chan has been aired in 35 different countries since the time it was broadcasted in Japan.

Source: Akadot

New Line to Remake Battle Royale

Date: 2006 June 22nd Thursday [10:30] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

New Line Cinema announces plans to remake controversial Battle Royale.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

FuyuCon UK Convention Set For October 2007

Date: 2006 June 21st Wednesday [7:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good people from the East Midlands Anime Group have arranged a convention for Friday 19th October to Sunday 21st October 2007. FuyuCon has capacity for 500 members and will be based at the Britannia Hotel Nottingham. Full weekend membership costs £40.

Anime expert Helen McCarthy will be the guest for FuyuCon, it will be her first UK anime convention appearance in a while. Helen regularly attends US conventions such as A-Kon.

FuyuCon is a welcome addition to the UK anime convention calendar. Since the capacity is 500, we suggest you book as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Read More... | Source: FuyuCon

London Barbican Anime Screenings

Date: 2006 June 14th Wednesday [15:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Following on from our news about Children's anime screenings, it seems that the London Barbican have gone Japanese cinema crazy! Not only will they be showing some great bits of anime, they'll also holding a Toru Takemitsu season featuring films the composer has scored.

Selected shows will be introduced by anime expert Helen McCarthy, I've been to past events at other venues, and often they get so called anime experts to introduce shows, or give talks, and it's clear they don't know what they're talking about, Helen however is a real anime expert, having written numerous high quality books on the subject and many magazine articles.

Anime wise they'll be showing:

Saturday, 8 July at 1.45pm: Akira
If you haven't seen this film on a big screen yet, then get over to London and see the anime classic.

Saturday, 8 July 4.15pm: Tokyo Godfathers
Satoshi Kon's superb film about three homeless people's adventures at Christmas. This charming feature is an all time favourite of the Otaku News crew.

Sunday 9 July, 1.45pm: Paranoia Agent: Episodes 1 To 4
Satoshi Kon's TV series, which proves to be very thought provoking, as a special bonus the series will be introduced by Helen McCarthy. We've got a review of Paranoia Agent here.

Sunday 9th July, 3.45pm: Makoto Shinkai Triple Bill
Shinkai became famous for producing anime from home using his computer! They'll be showing the cute She and Her Cat, along with Voices of a Distant Star (influenced by shows like Gunbuster), with a special UK Premiere of The Place Promised In Our Early Days. The triple bill will also be introduced by Helen McCarthy and is worth attending to hear what insight she has throw on director and his work.

In all cases we suggest you book now to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

PS2 Game to get Anime Treatment

Date: 2006 June 6th Tuesday [8:48] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Otome Wa Boku Ni Koshiteru ("The Maiden Is Falling In Love With The Elder Sister") a romantic love comedy adventure PlayStation game, will be made into an anime. The series will debut in Japan in October and production is from the De Capo Tv Series Staff. For more info go to the official website : http://www.starchild.co.jp/special/otome/

Source: Anime News Service

Second Season for Popular Anime

Date: 2006 June 6th Tuesday [8:41] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Honey & Clover fans, as it is reported in anime news service that a second season of the anime will be broadcasted on Fuji Tv. It will be shown in 'Noitamina' block in Japan on Thursday, June 29, 2006. Yuki and Suneohair will cover the OP and ED, Shikao Suga and acoustic guitar duo DEPAPEPE will also provide music. Also it is reported that a second season for anime tv series "Jigoku Shoujo" will be broadcast in fall of 2006.

Source: Anime News Service

UK to get Inu Yasha Season One Box Set

Date: 2006 June 5th Monday [9:47] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > DVD

We reported some time ago that UK company CPLG was listing Inu Yasha as a property that it was representing. AUN are new reporting that Play have listed a Season one UK box set of the anime at only £28, with a September release date.

Considering the length of this series and the time fans have had to wait, the news that Inu Yasha is being released at such a reasonable price is great news. There's no news yet as to which company will be handling it's UK release.

Source: Anime UK News

Doraemon based Train to stop running in Summer

Date: 2006 May 27th Saturday [8:07] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Mainichi Daily News, there is an interesting article about an Hokkaido train based on the anime character 'Doraemon' that wil make its final run this summer, taking passengers to a station nearly 150 meters below sea level.

Read More... | Source: Mainichi

FUNimation and Tokyopop Anime DVD Team-Up

Date: 2006 May 25th Thursday [11:21] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

FUNimation teams up with Tokyopop to re-release DVD titles.

Read More... | Source: FUNimation Entertainment

Steamboy + Pom Poko @ Animate! Barbican

Date: 2006 May 22nd Monday [18:28] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

Treat your young and upcoming anime fan of a baby brother or sister to the Animate! event at the Barbican in London this year, with noteably Steamboy and the classic Pom Pomo both playing on the 27th this Saturday.

For the hands-on, there's also a few workshops going on subjective to character design, animation, as well as an anime-based workshop all about Ghibli! There are also the non-anime treats aswell, and a costume workshop.

Spread the fan-love, help turn your kiddies into future otaku this week!

Runs until the 29th May, this Sunday.

Source: Barbican Website

Naruto at London Expo

Date: 2006 May 19th Friday [14:28] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Events

After lots of rumours and the tell tale booking of Naruto's dub Va Maile Flanagan, Eyeonanime have spotted confirmation of the companies involved with the series UK release via a London Expo download. It appears Jetix and Manga Entertainment will make the presentation together at 1pm, which will feature a Q & A with Flanagan and the premiere of the first episode.

We'll have to wait for the Expo to be sure but we imagine Manga will distribute DVDs and Jetix will air the show. We can only hope this will include uncut versions like the US release.

Source: Eye on Anime

ADV Cleans Up Hacker Mess

Date: 2006 May 16th Tuesday [11:31] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

ADV Films fixes up an attack by Turkish hackers.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Manga News at Anime Central

Date: 2006 May 16th Tuesday [11:29] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Manga Entertainment announces a bunch of new titles for release at Anime Central.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Tomo Dachi Northern Irish Anime Covention Coming Soon

Date: 2006 May 11th Thursday [14:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Those good people at Tomo-Dachi have just sent us there latest press release, it contains more details about the Northern Irish convention set for 7th July to 9th July. Highlight's include US guests Tiffany Grant and Matt Greenfield, they'll both provide an interesting insight into the anime industry. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons anime and manga expert Jonathan Clements had to pull out, but has promised to attend the 2007 Tomo-Dachi.

The convention also promises a great selection of panels, workshops and other cool anime events. They'll also be playing a selection of traditional Japanese games such as Go and Shogi . Booking closes on May 30th, so get moving if you're interested! ^_^

Read More... | Source: Tomo Dachi

Neon Genesis Evangelion Features

Date: 2006 May 9th Tuesday [17:41] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The Mainichi Daily News are currently running an interesting set of features about Neon Genesis Evangelion, they contain all sorts of great bits of information. Be warned there a lot of spoilers in each article!

Evangelion Special: From phenomenon to legacy - Forms an overview of the series and how it differs from previous anime titles, along with the impact Eva had on the Japanese media and public.

Evangelion Special: For producer Otsuki, success not always a bed of roses - Interviews producer Toshimichi Otsuki who talks about some of the history of Evangelion and the difficulties in being a producer, along with how influential Eva is.

Evangelion Special: Genesis of a major manga - Focuses on the history of Gainax and the origins of Evangelion, fans of Gunbuster will already know that this is referred to as it's original Japanese title Top wo Nerae!" (Aim for the Top).

Then they have the episode synopsis which form a brief outline of each episode.

Evangelion Episode Synopsis - Episodes 1 to 5
Evangelion Episode Synopsis - Episodes 6 to 10
Evangelion Episode Synopsis - Episodes 11 to 15
Evangelion Episode Synopsis - Episodes 16 to 20
Evangelion Episode Synopsis - Episodes 21 to 26

Source: Mainichi Daily News

Foreign Minister Proposes Awards For Anime

Date: 2006 May 9th Tuesday [10:32] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Current Affairs

Japan's Foreign Minister proposes Nobel Prize-like awards for anime and manga artists.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

More new Anime from Japan

Date: 2006 May 9th Tuesday [6:44] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Anime News Network, a list of anime series, movies and OVAs will be shown on Japanese TV in the upcoming months.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

VIZ and Cartoon Network Go Broadband

Date: 2006 April 27th Thursday [11:01] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

VIZ and Cartoon Network to launch new broadband site, Toonami Jetstream, to feature recent television hits and new shows not yet available.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Anime Forest.com Closing Down

Date: 2006 April 18th Tuesday [11:31] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Bad news for American anime fans. Anime News Network has reported that Anime Forest.com, the popular on-line rental site, will be shutting down after three years of service. An e-mail was sent out to customers of the site informing them of the closing, though reasons as to why were not given. Per-rental services ceased on April 7th, while subscription services will end on April 30. Anime Forest thanks their customers for their support in the e-mail. They will be missed.

Source: Anime News Network

Battle Stadium D.O.N.

Date: 2006 April 14th Friday [15:00] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

Fans of shonen fighting shows might want to sit up and take notice of Battle Stadium D.O.N. a fighting game which will let players fight as characters from Dragon Ball, One Piece and Naruto. The release date is July 20th in Japan the same date as Bleach 3 for the PSP. The game is set for Gamecube and PS2 release.

Source: Gonintendo.com

Bleach Debuts in September

Date: 2006 April 11th Tuesday [10:49] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Here's another update to the upcoming addition of the hit supernatural action series Bleach to the late night Adult Swim line-up. Anime News Network has announced that the show will premiere on a September date of this year. An official set date for the series has not yet been announced.

Source: Anime News Network

New Aniplex Studio to be Built in Japan

Date: 2006 April 8th Saturday [7:59] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Akadot, Aniplex has announced its plans to build a new animation studio in the Suginami district of Tokyo.

The studio will be a subsidiary of Aniplex, called "A-1 Pictures", and is slated for completion in October of 2006. In addition to 2D and 3D work, they intend to establish a digital animation unit to keep up with the current wave of full-3D animation production.

Source: Akadot

Lucky Eureka SeveN

Date: 2006 April 7th Friday [15:15] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Bandai Entertainment announces major plans for TV and online release of Eureka SeveN in America.

Read More... | Source: Bandai Entertainment

Bleach to Air on Adult Swim

Date: 2006 March 30th Thursday [14:10] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Here's a follow-up to a piece of news from last week regarding VIZ Media's appointment as Master Licensor to the anime series Bleach in America and Europe. Anime News Network has announced that the anime series, based on the manga by Tite Kubo, will appear on Adult Swim as part of their fall roster. It will join other anime titles such as the returning Inu-Yasha and Eureka 7, which will debut this April. No premiere date for the series has been announced at this time.

Source: Anime News Network

Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga

Date: 2006 March 29th Wednesday [17:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Emily has just sent us some details about an event she's organising in London next month, Cosplay Cafe at Cafe Manga. Aimed at Cosplayers kameko (photographers) and their chums. It's set for Sunday 23rd April, 2pm-5.30pm, and includes fun activities like a photoshoot, a talk/workshop, a quiz, anime and live action screenings, along with a swap table. They'll even have goodies to give away too! ^_^

Read More... | Source: Cafe Manga

Honey and Clover News

Date: 2006 March 29th Wednesday [13:13] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Good News for Honey and Clover fans as Anime News Network state that the 2nd series of the anime will premiere in Japan this Summer. Also the Website of the Honey & Clover Live-Action is now online!

Source: Anime News Network

Tokyo Anime Center, Yet Another Reason to Visit Akihabara

Date: 2006 March 27th Monday [16:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Akihabara has always been a dream for every otaku with it's electronics and anime stores, but now there is another reason to visit. The Tokyo Anime Center promises to be the worlds first anime information outpost opened March 15th. The industry backed center is aimed for Japanese and overseas fans alike to get the most up-to-date information and also participate in events and even public radio recordings with industry figureheads like creators and voice actors! They'll also be selling merchandise! *drools*

The Akiba 3D Theater looks like a real treat too, which will screen popular titles and also preview the "latest visuals" too.

Source: Tokyo Anime Center

J-Pop Go April

Date: 2006 March 26th Sunday [8:51] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London J-Pop fans should get out their Sailor Suits and Gakuran and head over to J-Pop Go this Saturday, where they'll be having a Japanese School Disco theme at the Cafe Manga Venue. The nice folk at ADV Films UK are sponsoring the events and as an appropriate tie in will be promoting Cromartie High School. The venue opens at 7pm and the party goes on to 1am. It sounds like fun and will certainly make a great anime weekend, with the London Anime Club the next day.

Read More... | Source: J-Pop Go

Tokyo International Anime Fair 2006 Gets Underway

Date: 2006 March 22nd Wednesday [17:59] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production

The Tokyo International Anime Fair, Japan's largest animation fair is set to start this week from the 23rd of March to the 26th of March.

The Mainichi Daily News has an interesting article about the event which is every otaku's dream, with over 220 anime related companies and organizations, from animation studios, film and TV production companies and even toy and game makers, now all we need to do is get some plane tickets to Japan! ^_-

Source: Mainichi Daily News

VIZ Made Master Licensor for Bleach

Date: 2006 March 22nd Wednesday [10:04] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

VIZ Media becomes the official Master Licensor for anime and manga series Bleach.

Read More... | Source: VIZ Media, LLC

Japanese Box Office Topped with Anime Films

Date: 2006 March 19th Sunday [5:08] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

Anime News Network have published an interesting article regarding 5 anime movies which are currently in the Top 10 of Japanese Box Office.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

New Japanese Animation Centre in Toyko

Date: 2006 March 16th Thursday [10:38] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

A new centre has opened in Japan designed to promote anime to both domestic and overseas investors. It will offer previews and information about projects currently underway. A new animation-training unit is also being launched.

Source: BBC News

Boku wa Imouto Ni Koi Wo Suru to become a Live-Action Feature

Date: 2006 March 13th Monday [12:41] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Manga News the controversial Manga "Boku wa imouto ni koi wo suru" which means "I love my younger sister" will become a live-action film and with Eikura Nana, age 17, a featured model in the fashion magazine Seventeen, playing the main role. The movie will be directed by Hiroshi Ando and is expected to open this Autumn.

The feature is about a pair of twin siblings that fall into a forbidden relationship and the story is based on the manga with the same title. The manga, created by mangaka Kotomi Aoki, started serialization in Shoujo Comic (Shogakukan) in 2003 and continued for a long 2.5 years. The story, centres on the pure feelings shared between the siblings in this dangerous, incestuous relationship has captured sympathy of many women. The manga has sold more than 5 million copies.

Matsumoto Jun, age 22, will be playing the challenging role of the brother in the incestuous situation. [Ed - This reminds me of a very bad pun about "twincest" @_@]

Source: Manga News

Captain Tsubasa to be donated to Iraq

Date: 2006 March 13th Monday [12:40] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime

According to Manga News the football anime Captain Tsubasa based on the manga by Youichi Takahashi will be dubbed into Arabic and donated to Iraqi Broadcasting Stations free of Charge. Captain Tsubasa is a popular 80's anime which follows the adventures of Captain Tsubasa and his journey to become a famous football (as in soccer for our US readers) player .

Source: Manga News

More Anime Screenings at the London Cafe Manga

Date: 2006 March 9th Thursday [13:35] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The good folks from ADV Films UK and Cafe Manga have sent us details of their special anime screenings which will be running throughout March. They'll be showing both subbed versions of Noir, Last Exile and Kinoís Journey at the Central London venue starting from Thursday 9th March. The Manga cafe also inform us that they've introduced happy hours during 6pm to 7pm where they'll be offering 25% discount off all drinks, note that if the staff are in doubt they will ask for ID. All titles screened are rated 12 and are uncut.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

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