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Interview with Monica Rial and Chris Patton

Date: Thursday 21st September 2006 [4:18] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Thanks to those lovely people at Amecon as well as the voice actors themselves donating their time, I was able to interview voice actors Chris Patton and Monica Rial.

Chris Patton has played roles such as Sousuke Sagara in Full Metal Panic and Sasame in Pretear; Monica has played many characters including Towa in DNAngel and Hyatt in Excel saga she also writes ADR scripts for anime such as DNAngel and Madlax.

Read More... | Source: Voice Acting Alliance/Otaku News

Rapture TV to Launch Anime Show

Date: Tuesday 19th September 2006 [9:43] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > TV

Rapture TV one of the few channels showing anime in the UK will be launching a new show called Anime Nation on the 25th of September.

As of yet no times have been announced, but we sincerely hope that they put more effort in than the latter Saiko Exciting episodes!

Source: Rapture TV

All New Evangelion For 2007

Date: Monday 18th September 2006 [11:05] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Four all new Evangelion movies are in the works, with the first to be released summer 2007.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Tomo-dachi 2007

Date: Friday 15th September 2006 [3:26] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've been sent some details from the Tomo-dachi Crew about their next convention, set for Friday, August 31st - Sunday to September 2nd, 2007 at the UU Magee Campus in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Bookings before March 31st are £25 and £30 after. As of yet, they've not released a guest list, however if the last Tomo-dachi is anything to go for they'll have some good industry guests.

Read More... | Source: Tomo-dachi

Otaku - Japan's Consumer Cult

Date: Wednesday 13th September 2006 [16:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

Otaku - Japan's Consumer Cult.

A syndicated article that appears MSNBC and Business Week focuses on the Otaku, who are Japan's Consumer Fanatics.

It mentions their geeky tendencies to build their own computers, along with their spending large amounts of money on collectable manga and associated merchandise. Interestingly enough the article also states their raw spending power, around $3.5 Billion dollars (USD), a year on anime DVDs, manga, IT gadgets and other toys. Namco Bandai's Idol Manager idolm@ster gets a mention too.

The article then goes on to explain the Densha Otoko and maid cafes, along with English language websites that track the news. They single out two websites Otaku World and this website Otaku News. ^_^

The article also mentions kakure-otaku (hidden otaku), and the Secret Otaku Support Commission.

It then finishes with Kondo Kagaku, a company that noticed a lot of it's servomotors were being bought buy keen otaku who wanted to produce their own robots, so the company met demand and produced their own robot kit.

Source: Business Week

FLCL: The Ultimate Edition

Date: Tuesday 5th September 2006 [10:07] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Like FLCL, the wacky six-part OAV series from Gainax about a young boy, an alien girl, and the robots that come from his head? Well, get ready to enjoy it all over again when Synch Point releases FLCL: The Ultimate Edition box set on November 21. This new set, going for a SRP of $69.95, will not only include the full series with a director's commentary, but lots of cool free swag. This includes a sticker sheet, postcards, a book (what kind is currently not known, though an art book of some type is likely), and best of all, a coupon for a free T-shirt. Definitely for many to add to their Christmas wish lists.

Source: Anime News Network

Japanese Animation and the World of Koji Yamaura. Free Event

Date: Friday 1st September 2006 [16:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

London based anime fans will want to head over to the Japan Foundation for their free event Bringing Pictures to Life - Japanese Animation and the World of Koji Yamamura. It's set to run on October 16th at 6:30pm, although it's free, booking is essential (if you do book don't forget to mention you found this through Otaku News). Anime expert Helen McCarthy will also be giving a talk about Japanese animation.

It's good to see that the Japan Foundation will be doing this, and hopefully they'll be having other events like this in the future.

The Japan Foundation is near Russell Square Tube station, a short walk from The British Museum and Gosh comics, which is known to stock a nice selection of manga.

Read More... | Source: Japan Foundation

Pirates vs Ninjas at J-Pop Go

Date: Thursday 31st August 2006 [17:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Those nice partying folk at J-Pop Go will be having the final ultimate showdown (of ultimate destiny) to decide who really does rule, ninjas or pirates. The popular London J-Pop event is set to run on Saturday September 23rd at their regular venue of Cafe Manga.

Who will win on pirates versus ninja night? Otaku News will be betting on the ninjas to win, being favourites by far as they have real ultimate power! Although we wouldn't put it past the underdog pirates of having some chance of beating the sneaky ninjas, however ninjas would only lose to trick the pirates into a false sense of security before flipping out and killing all the scurvy sea dogs! ^_-

Source: J-Pop Go

One Piece New Season Starts Monday

Date: Thursday 31st August 2006 [9:52] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > TV

The new season of One Piece will start on Monday at 4:30 on Toonami in the UK. So get that grog (or juice since this is the dub) ready for everyone's favourite stretchy pirate anime.

Source: Toonami

Toonami Jetstream a Big Success

Date: Wednesday 23rd August 2006 [10:37] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Toonami Jetstream reports millions of hits in just first four weeks!

Read More... | Source: Viz

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Set For UK Release

Date: Monday 21st August 2006 [7:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Gaming

After searching Play.com we've noticed that a release date for the PS2 Naruto game Ultimate Ninja has been given as 03/11/2006. Better sharpen your kunai and get practicing then.

Source: Play.com

Ursula K. Le Guin speaks out about Gedo Senki

Date: Wednesday 16th August 2006 [5:10] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

A coment in Goro Miyazaki's Earthsea blog has prompted the author of the Earthsea novels; Ursula K. Le Guin, to speak out about her views on the film. She takes to time to write in detail about her views of the film, comparing it with the US live action Earthsea.

"Both the American and the Japanese film-makers treated these books as mines for names and a few concepts, taking bits and pieces out of context, and replacing the story/ies with an entirely different plot, lacking in coherence and consistency"

She also mentions that becuase the Earthsea rights are tied up by the company which made the live action version an American release is not likely until 2009.

Source: Ursulakleguin.com

Earthsea Scores Big in Japan

Date: Saturday 5th August 2006 [11:40] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tales From Earthsea tops Pirates of the Caribbean at Japanese box office.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Sony to extend Animax to UK?

Date: Friday 4th August 2006 [11:19] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Ukanime.com have spotted that Sony have registered Anime + as a channel in in the UK. Doing some digging here at Otaku News we've spotted that this seems to be part of a move on Sony's part to widen it's AXN, Animax and Sony Entertainment Television brands. It follows the apointment of Tom Davidson to vice president of international networks in May. It's probably quite important to note that according to this press release Mr Davidson is based in the London Sony headquarters!

Read More... | Source: Ukanime.com

Kill Bill: The Anime?

Date: Friday 28th July 2006 [11:35] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Tarantino announces two possible Kill Bill anime projects.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Jetix Speak Out About Naruto TV Cuts

Date: Friday 28th July 2006 [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: Monday 24th July 2006 [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: Monday 24th July 2006 [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. It’ll 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

IMAF 2006 Launches

Date: Thursday 20th July 2006 [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 Shows to Start on Jetix UK 22nd July: Naruto and Pucca

Date: Monday 17th July 2006 [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

Tokyopop Music

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

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

Read More... | Source: Tokyopop

Crayon Shin-chan Airs in India

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2006 [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: Thursday 22nd June 2006 [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: Wednesday 21st June 2006 [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: Wednesday 14th June 2006 [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

UK to get Inu Yasha Season One Box Set

Date: Monday 5th June 2006 [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

Steamboy + Pom Poko @ Animate! Barbican

Date: Monday 22nd May 2006 [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: Friday 19th May 2006 [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: Tuesday 16th May 2006 [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: Tuesday 16th May 2006 [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: Thursday 11th May 2006 [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: Tuesday 9th May 2006 [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: Tuesday 9th May 2006 [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

VIZ and Cartoon Network Go Broadband

Date: Thursday 27th April 2006 [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

Lucky Eureka SeveN

Date: Friday 7th April 2006 [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: Thursday 30th March 2006 [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: Wednesday 29th March 2006 [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

J-Pop Go April

Date: Sunday 26th March 2006 [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

VIZ Made Master Licensor for Bleach

Date: Wednesday 22nd March 2006 [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

More Anime Screenings at the London Cafe Manga

Date: Thursday 9th March 2006 [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 Kino’s 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

Anime Screenings at Café Manga London

Date: Wednesday 22nd February 2006 [10:25] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Events

Café Manga will be screening Elfen Lied and Boogiepop Phantom on Monday 27th February with a repeat screening on Tuesday the 28th February.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

Triple UK Release for GITS2: Innocence

Date: Wednesday 15th February 2006 [7:30] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

Released on Monday 27th February are three editions of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence.

Read More... | Source: Manga Entertainment

The New Anime Encyclopedia

Date: Thursday 9th February 2006 [10:42] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Want to know more about your favorite anime series, or about ones you haven’t heard of yet? Anime News Network has announced that Stone Bridge Press will be releasing The Anime Encyclopedia 2 later this year. The new volume will contain new entries as well as updated information and added reviews to the already massive book. And given all the anime that has been released in the last five years, from Miyazaki’s latest film Howl’s Moving Castle to TV series such as Blood+ and Negima, it’s sure to be a lot.

Written by Jonathan Clements and Helen McCarthy and released in 2001, the first Anime Encyclopedia is a 545 page tome featuring information on every anime film, television series and OAV series ever released, including titles that have never been licensed and released in America. The information for each entry included the release date, original Japanese title, production studios and crew, story plot and a short review. Its been considered a must-have for any American otaku who has ever wanted to learn more about their favorite titles and about ones they’ve never heard of before. And with the new volume and its updated information on the way, they’ll be able to find out even more.

Source: Anime News Network

Anime Network at Top of Podcast Charts

Date: Monday 30th January 2006 [10:36] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Anime Network show "Digital Dojo" cracks the Top 20 on the podcast charts in North America.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

ADV Announces Valkyrie From Space

Date: Monday 16th January 2006 [10:07] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

ADV Films announces release date information on sci-fi comedy UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Three Ghibli Shorts: An Interview with Hayao Miyazaki

Date: Sunday 15th January 2006 [17:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

The Daily Yomuiri have a very interesting interview with Hayao Miyazaki, Japanese cultural icon and the Oscar winning director of Spirited Away. He talks about three shorts which can only be seen at the Ghibli Museum. It also focuses on the films Miyazaki would like to animate, along with children's relationships with visual imagery. It also briefly touches on the tension between Miyazaki and his son Goro, although it's not exactly clear what the issues are between, although this doesn't stop fans speculating. The article concludes on a high note, stating that Studio Ghibli is the world's best studio in terms of potential, something that many fans had known, since they first saw Nausicaa, many moons ago.

Source: The Daily Yomuiri

Negima Voice Cast Announced

Date: Thursday 12th January 2006 [10:03] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Following up on a recent announcement of FUNimation Entertainment, Ltd's acquirement of Negima, the anime series based on Ken Akamatsu's latest manga about a boy wizard teaching English at a girl’s school in Japan, Anime Insider announced in their 2006 Preview issue some more of the cast for the English dub. The series is due out later this year, though there is no official date for the release.

Greg Ayres is still up to voice main character Negi Springfield, while Luci Christian (Full Metal Panic, Azumanga Daioh) will play his hot tempered student Asuna. Other actresses for the mostly female cast include Laura Bailey (Fruits Basket), Monica Rial (Excel Saga, Burst Angel) and Caitlin Glass (Fullmetal Alchemist). With the 30+ students in Negi's class (including fortune teller Konoka, shy bookworm Nodoka, haughty rich girl Ayaka, half-demon kendoist Setsuna, vampire girl Evangeline, ninja girl Kaede and many more) and Akamatsu’s plans to develop them all with their own storylines, Negima could very contain one the largest voice casts for an anime series, Japanese or English.

Source: Anime Insider

London MCM Expo Announce Anime London for 2007

Date: Wednesday 11th January 2006 [5:43] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Events

As goes the message I got in the mailing list this morning...

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NEWSFLASH

The London MCM Expo is very happy to announce a pure Anime, Manga & Japanese Culture event for the UK to place in London, UK during July 2007 called 'Anime London'.

The ever growing London MCM Expo which takes place at Excel in London twice a year will still heavily feature ‘Anime Village’ bringing fans the best of Anime & Manga along with the many movie and TV related areas that it covers.

We now feel that it is time to bring a different kind event to the UK that will address the needs of the pure Anime, Manga & Japanese Culture
fan, this will not take away from existing Anime conventions or the
London MCM Expo but compliment them.

We have added a section to the London MCM Expo message board for you to
discuss the ‘Anime London’ event.

A website is currently being designed for the event and will go live within the next few weeks.

We look forward to hearing from you with regards to the event.

Regards

London MCM Expo www.londonexpo.com
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Now isn't it about time someone made the brave attempt of holding a major anime event in London town!

Source: London MCM Expo

Matt Greenfield to Appear At Tomo-Dachi

Date: Tuesday 10th January 2006 [14:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

The folks from Tomo-Dachi have just sent us their latest press release, which reveals that Matt Greenfield will be one of the guests. Matt Greenfield is best known to anime fans as the co-founder of ADV Films, and has directed the dubbing of Neon Genesis Evangelion (making sure that "Father I hate you!" sounds just right! ^_-).

Read More... | Source: Tomo-Dachi

New Anime Book Out in May

Date: Wednesday 4th January 2006 [10:44] | Posted By: Jeremy
Category: > Anime

Anime News Network has announced that a new book containing essays on anime will be due this May from publisher Palgrave Macmillan. Titled Cinema Anime, the book will contain nine essays with an overall theme of dismantling the distinction between high and low culture and offering compelling arguments for the value and importance of the study of anime and popular culture as a key link in the translation from the local to the global, according to Palgrave's website.

The nine essays featured in the new book will have such titles as "The Americanization of Anime and Manga: Negotiating Popular Culture"; "Excuse Me, Who Are You? Reality and Fantasy in the Anime of Kon Satoshi" (anime director Kon is the mastermind behind such films as Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress and the television series Paranoia Agent); and "The Robots from Takkun’s Head: Cyborg Adolescece in FLCL". A hardcover version of the book will be published at £25.00. No details for a softcover version have been announced.

Source: Anime News Network

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