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Otaku News UK DVD Reader Survey

Date: Sunday 7th November 2004 [19:32] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

With your support Otaku News are keen to compile a definitive survey for 2004 about what anime titles our readers would like to see released onto DVD in the UK. This can include TV series, film, OAV old and new. We are not going to do a web based poll, since that would limit the options, we are going to do an open survey to hear what you really want to be released in the UK. To take part please email your suggestions to AnimeSurvey@otakunews.com

Your e-mail address will only be used for this survey and once the results have been collated your details will be deleted. They will not be passed on to a third party for any reason. This survey will run until the 24th of December.

Source: Otaku News

Hello Kitty Celebrates Her 30th Birthday

Date: Monday 1st November 2004 [15:15] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

Sanrio fans don't need reminding, but some other more causal otaku would need know that today, November 1st is Hello Kitty's 30th Birthday! Kitty and her twin sister Mimmy White were born on 1974 November 1st to her happy parents George and Mary White. The jolly Kitty lives with her parents and sister just outside of London.

Hello Kitty is hugely popular all over the world and ADV have published a very good article about it, interviewing some of the ADV crew behind the latest DVD release. They also interview the voice of Hello Kitty - Monica Rial, who we interviewed in August.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Bandai and Atari Announce Release for GITS:SAC

Date: Monday 1st November 2004 [12:39] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Gaming > Consoles

For all you Playstation 2 owners out there, Bandai and Atari have announced the EU release of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. The game follows a similar format to the television series of the same name allowing the player to play as Motoko Kusanagi, Bateau, or the Tachikoma combat robot working for the mysterious 'Section 9' anti-terrorist division.

Read More... | Source: GamesIndustry.biz

International Manga and Anime Festival Launches

Date: Wednesday 27th October 2004 [18:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've just got a press release from a group called IMAF, who will be holding an international competition to find the best manga and anime talent in the world, entrants stand a chance to win big bucks with a total prize fund of $75,000!

The entrants work will be shown at London County Hall from 16th - 19th December. Judges include Koike Kazuo who is best known for writing Lone Wolf and Cub and Crying Freeman.

Read More... | Source: IMAF

ADV UK October Newsletter Out Now

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2004 [18:25] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

UK anime fans will want to take a look at ADV UK's October Newsletter. If you read Otaku News regulary you already know pretty much everything there already. Still it's better to read the same information twice than not at all! ^_-

Source: ADV UK

GoManga.com Goes Live

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2004 [18:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

Recently we ran a press release about Seven Seas producing original manga. Now their site Gomanga.com is live. So far they've got details of four titles on their site - Amazing Agent Luna, Blade for Barter, Last Hope and No Man's Land.

Read More... | Source: GoManga.com

Newtype USA Readers Vote For Top 25 Anime

Date: Tuesday 26th October 2004 [14:32] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Newtype USA sent us this press release yesterday. Due to being snowed under with e-mails and having to update Frightmoore University, I haven't been able to post it until today! Sorry! ^_^;;

In a nutshell the popular anime and manga magazine Newtype USA have got their readers to vote for the top anime of all time. This was an open ballot, and over 11,700 votes were counted!

Neon Genesis Evangelion was voted number 1, while Cowboy Bebop took 2nd place, InuYasha took 3rd and Kenshin took 4th place (oro). Trigun came in 5th, the Otaku News Crew believe that this is because of the large number of Vash The Stampede Cosplayers! ^_-

Read More... | Source: Newtype USA

ADV USA November 15th DVD Titles

Date: Wednesday 20th October 2004 [18:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

These days I swear ADV want to make otaku bankrupt! They've just sent us the US releases for November 16th. Here are the details:

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Platinum:3
- Chrono Crusade: Holy War
- El Paraíso de Hello Kitty: Aprendre con Cariño
- Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda: Season Four, Collection Three
- Wedding Peach: Scarlet Tears

I suggest you get hold of the second Chrono Crusade DVD, the first one proved popular with the readers of AnimeOnDVD.com

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

ADV UK DVD Releases for November 2004

Date: Tuesday 19th October 2004 [18:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Those nice chaps over at ADV UK have sent in their November release details. The following titles are all due to hit the shelves on the 15th November:

- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Perfect Collection - Limited Edition
- Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi volume 1
- Mazinkaiser vol.2
- Go Nagai's New Cutey Honey: Collection 2
- Rune Soldier volume 3
- Final Fantasy: Unlimited - Phase 5
- Slayers Excellent
- Conduct Zero (live-action)

With this selection we recommend picking up Neon Genesis Evangelion: Perfect Collection, after all it is Eva and it is a revolutionary series. Perhaps it'll make a great Christmas present for the otaku in your life? Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is also worth a looking at especially since it's another Gainax title.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

ADV Titles Prove Popular With AnimeOnDVD.com Readers

Date: Monday 18th October 2004 [18:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Websites

Those happy people at ADV USA have just sent us a press release detailing their recent success with AnimeOnDVD.com readers. Each month AnimeOnDVD readers vote for what they believe to be the best DVD release of that month. Over the past six months ADV have scooped 4 of the monthly awards.

As soon as the press release was sent, it was already out of date, ADV had won the September award for Chrono Crusade Vol. #1!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films

Newtype USA Celebrates Its Second Anniversary

Date: Monday 18th October 2004 [18:04] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The good folk at Newtype USA have sent us a press release regarding their second anniversary. To celebrate the popular anime magazine will bring back it's free DVD insert, which became a subscriber only bonus item. We've heard that Newtype USA stopped the free DVD due to retail issues, original store clerks removed the free DVD to pass on to friends, this in turn meant that the opened issue could not be sold. It seems that the people at Newtype have been listening to their readers. We welcome the return of the DVD since it means more free anime! ^_^

Read More... | Source: Newtype USA

Samurai History Papers - Quarterly Newsletter

Date: Saturday 16th October 2004 [16:03] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Culture

We've just got details in from Ridgeback Press, apparently they will be launching Samurai History Papers, a quarterly newsletter from Romulus Hillsborough (whose research on the history of the Meiji Restoration spans over twenty years). It focuses on the facts behind many samurai anime series, such as the Shinsengumi (central to Peacemaker Kurogane and Rurouni Kenshin).

Read More... | Source: Ridgeback Press

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust To Hit The UK On DVD

Date: Tuesday 5th October 2004 [16:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

Those nice folks at Optimum Asia have sent us the press release for Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust on DVD, which will hit the shops on 18th October. This is an interesting announcement and shows Optimum branching out releasing even more anime, previously Optimum have released the Ghibli masterpiece Spirited Away and also have the cinema rights for The Cat Returns (another Ghibli feature).

Read More... | Source: Optimum Asia

Seven Seas To Produce Original Manga

Date: Monday 4th October 2004 [17:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

I've just got hold of the press release from Seven Seas, a new LA based publishers dedicated to producing manga for the international market.

Although it isn't exactly clear, it seems that the company won't be licensing and translating manga, but actually getting artists outside of Japan to produce work in a manga style. This has been successful before with artists such as Adam Warren (Dirty Pair and Starwars manga to name a few), and Fred "Piro" Gallagher of MegaTokyo fame, it will be interesting to see if a company can work with such a specialist policy, personally I'm curious as to which artist they'll be using and if any of them are already well known in anime/manga fandom.

Read More... | Source: Seven Seas

Newtype USA, Volume 3, Issue 10 Out Now

Date: Thursday 30th September 2004 [17:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Retail

ADV USA have just sent us the details for the latest issue of Newtype USA. The anime/manga mazagine which is easily the best English language magazine out there.

I suggest you check out the Paranoia Agent article (Satoshi Kon can do no wrong in my book), as well as the Xebec feature. What's odd is that the press release doesn't mention that there's also a feature on L'Arc~en~Ciel too!

Read More... | Source: Newtype USA

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Outgrosses Other Cult Anime Films

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2004 [18:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Go Fish Pictures, they've sent some interesting details about Ghost In the Shell 2. It's always good to hear that anime does well in the box office! ^_^

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" continues breaking records for an anime film at the U.S. box office. Mamoru Oshii's long-awaited sequel surpassed last Monday, after only 11 days in theaters, the entire gross of the first "Ghost in the Shell" film as well as that of another cult movie, "Akira." Its gross now stands at a very impressive $576,350.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Terratag London Exhibition - 'Pornograffiti'

Date: Wednesday 29th September 2004 [17:49] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've just got an e-mail from Paul over at Terratag. Terratag t-shirts have been sold at most of the UK anime conventions and Paul even had a stall at the Japanese Food Festival in London this August.

Terratag are also very naughty and as a result, I've always debated if I should add them to the Pirate Anime FAQ. The more astute otaku will know there is a range of Terratag t-shirts with Gundam designs on, Terratag have not paid for a license from Bandai to use any Gundam images, or their likeness. Technically this is a copyright violation, and that generally flags them as a bootlegger. This could land Paul in trouble with Bandai's lawyers, and he could face a hefty fine at least.

Anyway, Paul wanted to point out that he's holding an art exhibition at the Notting Hill Arts Club, his show runs until November 1st, he helpfully points out on the night of October 4th there are going to be 4 scratch DJ's from Tokyo playing live. The crew is called En and features Mc Raita with Dj's Jif Rock, Kiccio and Kaitaro. There will also be a jazz/hip-hop dance crew. So fans of the Japanese music scene will want to get over there!

Read More... | Source: Terratag

Viz To Begin Publishing Rurouni Kenshin Manga Monthly Beginning October

Date: Thursday 23rd September 2004 [15:34] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

Sales of the Rurouni Kenshin manga have been doing so well that the US publisher Viz have decided to release the title monthly, previously it was published bi-monthly, but due to the successful sales figures and the demand from fans, Viz have decided to narrow the gap between releases.

This is great news for fans who can't wait for the next instalment of the popular series, but also bad news for my wallet! ^_-

Read More... | Source: Viz

Anime News Network and Protoculture Addicts Join Forces

Date: Sunday 19th September 2004 [9:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Websites

At Nan Desu Kan the Anime News Network announced that they are joining forces with independent anime magazine Protoculture Addicts to produce Anime News Network's Protoculture Addicts. This will be the 82nd issue of Protoculture Addicts (out in January 2005).

This is good news for Anime fans in North America (and the rest of the English speaking world too), since Protoculture Addicts has always been an excellent intelligent source of information for fans, combined with ANNs resources it means even better magazine. I look forward to reading this!

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Tokyopop Announces Six New Titles For 2005

Date: Thursday 16th September 2004 [10:57] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Manga

For those of you who love your Manga, Tokyopop will be adding six new titles to its range in the coming months. For release in February:

Planet Blood, a story about a futuristic warrior who awakes on a medieval planet.

Gundam Seed Astray R, which is a companion novel to Gundam Seed Astray

Liling-Po, where a master theif recovers treasures for the Chinese Imperial Palace

And in March:

Dead End, a horror drama.

Qwan, a ancient China fantasy series

Sorcerer Hunters, which is being re-released in the "authentic" $9.95 package

Source: ICV2.com

First 8 minutes of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence On-line

Date: Wednesday 15th September 2004 [13:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Those lovely folks at Go Fish Pictures have just put the first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on-line, it's available in Windows Media, Real and QuickTime formats. Take a peek at the footage here - http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2642793

The only trouble of course is that you just have to run out and watch the rest of the movie after seeing the first 8 minutes!

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Tokyo Godfathers UK DVD Release Details

Date: Tuesday 7th September 2004 [13:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

I've just heard from the good folks at Columbia Tristar Entertainment, Satoshi Kon's brilliant movie Tokyo Godfathers will be hitting the UK shops on 13th September.

This really is an wonderful film and one of the best anime films I've seen this year. So go get it from Amazon.co.uk, Play.com or any other good retailer.

Read More... | Source: Sony Pictures

Bandai UK releases for October and November

Date: Sunday 5th September 2004 [14:51] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime > DVD

Bandai have decided to release the following over the next few months:

25th October:
Escaflowne Collection Box volume 1
.hack//Sign volume 5

22nd November:
Escaflowne Collection Box volume 2
Cowboy Bebop volume 1

Source: Animejin

Mamoru Oshii to Answer Fan's Questions On-line

Date: Friday 3rd September 2004 [13:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just had details in from the folks at Dreamworks.
Mamoru Oshii the director of Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence will be answering questions posted to the offical Ghost In the Shell 2 Site's forum. Sign up and Join this thread - http://www.ghost2.com/board/showthread.php?t=62.

Fans will already know that Oshii was behind the original Ghost in the Shell Movie, and the first two Mobile Police Patlabor Movies.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

ADV UK DVD Releases for October 2004

Date: Wednesday 1st September 2004 [15:36] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

It's that time of the month again, ADV UK have sent us their line up for October. They'll be releasing the following titles:

- Kino's Journey Volume 1: Idle Adventurer
- Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden Volume 1
- Azumanga Daioh The Animation Volume 2: Festivals!
- Angelic Layer Volume 4: Faith, Hope & Love
- Full Metal Panic! Mission 7
- Gun Crazy: A Woman From Nowhere (live-action)

I think ADV hate my wallet. They've gone crazy and released a load of top titles all together. As always you can't go wrong with some Azumanga Daioh, but they're also releasing the last volume of Full Metal Panic! That and with Mahoromatic titles from Gainax always prove popular. They're so evil. If you've got a credit card, for crying out loud hide it!

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

Manga Live! At The ICA In London

Date: Monday 30th August 2004 [14:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

I've just found out about an event at the ICA in London. It's called Manga Live, and is divided into two events Manga Live (Fri 03 Sep) and will discuss if Manga can take off in the UK.

The second event (Sat 04 Sep) is the Manga Live! Manga Masterclass which forms a practical demonstration and workshop. The masterclass will also have a special preview screening of Rogue Farm.

Read More... | Source: ICA

Epson Announces Advanced Model of the World's Lightest Micro-Flying Robot

Date: Wednesday 18th August 2004 [16:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Technology > Robotics

The folks at Slashdot have brought to our attention a really cool new robot from Epson, the same company that makes all printers for your PC.

You can read the offical press release here, or the Slashdot crowds take on it.

Source: Epson

Penguin Group USA Inks Deal with Digital Manga Inc. to Publish Manga for Children and Adults

Date: Sunday 8th August 2004 [16:49] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

It appears that Digital Manga and Penguin Group USA have joined forces to publish manga for both children and adults.

Read More... | Source: Digital Manga Publishing

Final Transformers Series' Available On DVD in the UK

Date: Thursday 5th August 2004 [17:38] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just been sent the press release for the UK edition of Transformers. Seasons 3 & 4 are due out on August 30th, while Season 1 is set for October 11th. There's more than meets the eye with these titles!

Read More... | Source: TransformersDVD.com

Grave of the Fireflies UK DVD Details

Date: Wednesday 4th August 2004 [16:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

We've just been sent the details for the UK release of the brilliant Grave of the Fireflies, which is due out on 23rd August. A truly distressing tale of the victims of war, if you don't shed at least a single tear when watching this, then you have no soul!

Read More... | Source: Optimum Releasing

ADV UK DVD Releases for September 2004

Date: Friday 30th July 2004 [16:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

It's that time of the month again, ADV UK have sent us their press release. September looks like an interesting month with the the following titles:

- Hellsing: The Collection
- Mazinkaiser vol.1
- New Cutey Honey vol.1
- Rune Soldier vol.2
- Final Fantasy: Unlimited vol.4
- Pretear vol.4
- Slayers Gorgeous

We recommend Slayers Gorgeous and Hellsing: The Collection.

Read More... | Source: ADV Films UK

ADV UK July Releases

Date: Tuesday 1st June 2004 [21:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

ADV keep churning out those titles in the UK, which as always is a good sign.
In July they'll be releasing:

Rune Soldier vol. 1: Enter The Klutz
Final Fantasy: Unlimited - Phase 3
Pretear Vol. 3
King of Bandit Jing Vol. 4
Slayers Great
Queen Emeraldas

Read More... | Source: ADV UK Press Release

Viz Impressed with Rurouni Kenshin Manga sales

Date: Tuesday 24th February 2004 [20:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

Viz have just posted a press release detailing their sales of popular Kenshin Series.

This comes as no surprise to regular fans of the Anime and Manga.

Read More... | Source: Viz

Ghost in the Shell: Standalone Complex on TV and DVD in 2004

Date: Wednesday 11th February 2004 [23:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Bandai have just announced that they have joined forces with Manga Entertainment to release Ghost in the Shell Standalone Complex on DVD and TV.

Read More... | Source: Bandai Entertainment

Dark Horse Buys Studio Proteus

Date: Sunday 8th February 2004 [17:45] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Manga

Dark Horse Comics has announced it will purchase manga publishing and production house Studio Proteus under a pending agreement. Dark Horse has worked with Studio Proteus co-publishing manga since the publication of Dark Horse's Outlanders in 1988, and together they have produced nearly 60,000 pages of material. The acquisition will also include all Studio Proteus manga previously published with Eclipse and Innovation. Studio Proteus's Toren Smith will retain the company's name.

Read More... | Source: Pulse

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