(While the news has been deleted from the main page,
it has been moved here for you to view.)
Well, the one day I decide not to check the AS
message boards, THEY POST SOMETHING! >_>
(I was doing a huuuge history project.) So
while this is slightly old news, I have compiled a
list of the important stuff.
Read about it here if
you haven't already.
Quick news update from Jmanunknown, G4 has recently acquired Magical
Shopping Arcade Abenobashi from ADV and will start
airing the series February 7th on their Anime Unleashed block.
Thanks for the info!
You can watch an episode of
D.I.C.E., a new series premiering on Toonami
a week from Saturday. Thanks to ANN for the
Ace of Spades
sent in two more DVD Reviews. This time, Ace
watches and writes about
Final Fantasy Unlimited Vol. 1 and
Here's some Anime News and Trailers from Funimation:
Lupin the 3rd
Dead or Alive
Available February 22nd
Case Closed 4.4
Available Jan 11th
It’s double trouble on Kiji Island as an unsinkable
ghost ship patrols the dark waters surrounding the
peaceful island. While some deem this a terrible
omen, other more industrious citizens cash in on the
opportunity to make a fast buck, both in tourism and
securing the rumored 1 billion in gold believed
still on board! What’s more, Richard faces a murder
rap and it’s up to Conan to clear his good name. But
when the two prime suspects are themselves murdered,
Conan is left clueless. As the death toll rises,
could the curse of those poor souls lost on the
doomed vessel be true?
Available Jan 11th
As Ayumu and Hiyono continue to investigate the
murder of Mr. Imazato, an impending danger lurks.
Hiyono becomes the target of the Blade Children’s
latest ploy, who issues Ayumu his greatest challenge
yet—a chance to settle things once and for all! But,
a poisonous puzzle must be solved before Ayumu can
claim victory. Could Hiyono deal the Blade Children
a devastating trump card?
Tenchi Muyo! GXP v.8
Past, Present, and Future
I’m so cursed! It wasn’t too long ago that I was a
simple Earthling teenager struggling through a
typical teenaged life at home with my friends and
family. Then one day I’m almost squished by a
runaway spaceship! Before I knew it I woke up on
another space ship on the way to the Galaxy Police
Academy. Now I’m facing a painful death as Tarant
Shank, the galaxy’s most feared pirate, and the
entire Galaxy Army have me surrounded! I guess my
old friend Kai was right…I never will make it to
Ok, well we were finally able to finish up the
shots for the Bleach episode, so here they are:
Bad Standard and
Wasted but Wanted.
Hope you enjoy them!
Inuyasha Movie, The Castle Beyond the Looking
Glass, goes on sale today as well. They're
Amazon.com for $18.74.
Shiro the Commander
sent in a review of
Manga, volumes one through 14. To include
it, I started a manga review folder, so if there's
any manga you want to tell us about send it in!
Ace of Spades
sent us a huge .hack// info document to get you into
the series. It can be found
Hikaru no Michiru
also sent in summaries of episodes 6 and 7 of
Bleach. I'll link them when I fix up the pics.
Just found out that some of you folks in dial up
land were having to wait a really long time for
those summaries to load because I didn't resize the
pics enough. They will be up as soon as I can
get them resized!
Ace of Spades
sent us FOUR DVD reviews:
Season 1 of Big O,
Volume 1 of Big
O II, Volume 1
of Which Hunter Robin, and
Volume 1 of Neon
Genesis Evangelion. Great work Ace!
(He also sent me pics which I'll put up ASAP.)
I wrote a summary/review of
Episode 56 of
Detective Conan. I will warn you, it does
contain spoilers! I also added season 4's
opening and ending theme lyrics. You can find
them on the Lyrics
Well since you guys refuse to send me stuff, I
decided to let the cool folks at Funi give us stuff.
Tenchi Muyo! GXP – Volume 8 - Past, Present, and
DVD of the Series!)
Available Dec. 28th
I’m so cursed! It wasn’t too long ago that
I was a simple Earthling teenager struggling
through a typical teenaged life at home with
my friends and family. Then one day I’m
almost squished by a runaway spaceship!
Before I knew it I woke up on another space
ship on the way to the
Now I’m facing a painful death as both
Tarant Shank, the galaxy’s most feared
pirate, and the entire Galaxy Army have me
surrounded! I guess my old friend Kai was
right…I never will make it to graduation
Yu Yu Hakusho - Saga of The Three
Kings - Three Kingdoms
Available Dec. 28th
The vast lands of Demon World are
divided among three powerful Kings:
Raizen, Mukuro, and Yomi. A tenuous
peace exists among the three ruling
factions, but the wheels of fate
have set into motion events that
threaten not only the peace in Demon
World, but the very survival of
Yusuke reaches the throne room of
his ancestor to find out more about
himself and the mysterious Raizen.
Yusuke’s first challenge is laid
before him. But is he biting off
more than he can chew?
Case Closed - Season 4 -
Volume 4 -
Available Jan 11th
It’s double trouble on
Island as an unsinkable
ghost ship patrols the dark
waters surrounding the
peaceful island. While some
deem this a terrible omen,
other more industrious
citizens cash in on the
opportunity to make a fast
buck, both in tourism and
securing the rumored 1
billion in gold believed
still on board! What’s
more, Richard faces a murder
rap and it’s up to Conan to
clear his good name. But
when the two prime suspects
are themselves murdered,
Conan is left clueless. As
the death toll rises, could
the curse of those poor
souls lost on the doomed
vessel be true?
Spiral - Disarming Fate -
Available Jan. 11th
As Ayumu and Hiyono continue to investigate the murder of Mr. Imazato,
an impending danger lurks. Hiyono becomes the target of the Blade
Children’s latest ploy, who issue Ayumu his greatest challenge yet—
a chance to settle things once and for all! But, a poisonous puzzle must
be solved before Ayumu can claim victory. Could Hiyono deal the Blade
Children a devastating trump card?
Fullmetal Alchemist -
Volume 1 - The Curse
Available Feb. 8th
Edward Elric changed the night he trapped his
younger brother’s spirit in the unfeeling steel
of an ancient suit of armor. That night, Edward
and Alphonse exploited the clandestine science
of Alchemy to attempt the unthinkable- resurrect
their dead mother. They failed, unleashing an
alchemic reaction that ripped their bodies apart.
Four years later, an expanding evil lurks behind
the false face of freedom. With rebellion crushed,
the State turns its eye to increasing its grip on the
people by seizing a legendary artifact that would ensure
complete domination and plunge the land into State
controlled darkness. Now a lone State Alchemist combs the
country for a single stone that could amplify his Alchemy.
If successful he would control a power permitting him to
restore the precious things that were lost. But it would
also allow the State Military to senselessly obliterate
countless more. The Alchemist is soon faced with the harsh
truth that the power to create is but a breath away from the
power to destroy, and that with each birth, death must follow.
It is this burden that the young Alchemist bears. His name is
Edward Elric. And he seeks the Philosopher’s Stone.
11.18.04 News from Secret Squirrel
"From Anime News Network:
Errata: Case Closed not cancelled (2004-10-04
01:06:21) FUNimation representative FUNFlack on the
Adult Swim message boards has stated that Detective
Conan is not being cancelled on Adult Swim. In
September, it was reported on several major
animation news sites, including ANN, that Cartoon
Network intended to cancel Conan. ANN apologies for
In other words, it's going on a hiatus, for two main
reasons: a) so AS can show reruns of Witch Hunter
Robin and Wolf's Rain and b) Funi hasn't dubbed too
many more episodes, so rerunning the first 50 ones
AGAIN would drop ratings and make it look worse,
Detective Conan in Japan STILL hasn't ended to my
knowledge (350+ episodes and 8 or so movies.) Case Closed fans might have to wait a
little too long for their liking though. However, we
can be sure that Case Closed is going to return, as
it's one of the top ranked anime. There isn't a set
date yet, however Case Closed will return in the
future, probably Fall/Winter of 2005."
10.25.04 Funimation has a slew of new
Anime Trailers you can take a sneak peek at.
Here they are:
Sakura Taisen - Available Oct. 26th:
Spiral - Available Nov. 16th:
Case Closed 4.3 - Available Nov. 23rd:
Yu Yu Hakusho Vol. 26 - Now Available:
09.28.04 Here's a Press
from Funimation we just received:
Here’s a new
Case-Closed write-up with some Case Closed Video
Binhai Temple is cursed, haunted by a creature with
a voracious appetite for human souls, a beast feared
by all. The Mist Goblin hunts by night, seeking
victims to satisfy its hunger before displaying
their lifeless bodies for all to see with morning’s
When Bonzai Tennei, head cleric of Binhai Temple is
discovered murdered, suspended from the ceiling of a
high room within the temple it appears the Mist
Goblin legend is far more than mere myth. Only Conan
suspects foul play.
Why have the room’s drain boards been cut? And what
of the small piece of wood and double-sided tape
found near the body? Most perplexing of all are the
cherry blossom petals found nowhere near cherry
Can Conan piece together the clues and uncover the
truth behind the Mist Goblin?
One Mystery! One Hero! One truth prevails!
News from Sam Sundersingh
gets Galaxy Railways (late 2005 release) & FMA news
Monday , September 6,
2004 @ 10:51 am
announced at AnimeFest in Texas this weekend that
they have acquired the license for The Galaxy
Railways, they plan to release the series late next
Funimation also announced that
Full Metal Alchemist
(FMA) will be released across 13 discs, in a 3
box-set plan. Each of the 3 box-sets will carry the
5/4/4 episode plan. And each box-set will have an
interesting selection of pack-in material. The first
volume of FMA will be released 01/18/2005.
Also in related
Funimation/Cartoon Network news: Adult Swim has
stated that they do not expect to license any more
Case Closed. So no more Case Closed on CN after the
first 2 seasons. The first two seasons, 52 episodes,
are currently scheduled to air on Adult Swim.
08.25.04 Here's a Press
from Funimation we just received:
Check out this clip from today’s release of Case
Closed…Now Available in Stores!!!
07.23.04 Funimation sent us a Press
Release about their attendance and ComiCon in San Diego this
weekend, and what they have planned. I posted it
here for you guys.
07.15.04 Here's a Press
from Funimation we just received:
Blue Gender – The Warrior –
Feature Movie releasing July 20!
Summary: It is unknown how long they have existed. Some
sightings date back to 2017. But in the year 2031 Humankind
was replaced as the dominant species on Earth.
They are known only as The Blue. Many believed that the Blue
were created by a rogue nation as a weapon of mass
destruction. But it soon became all too evident that this
was not the case. These monstrous insect-like creatures now
exert their terrible will upon the planet. As a result, the
remains of the human race have fled into outer space to
escape the infestation of the Blue.
Suddenly awakened after 22 years in suspended animation,
Yuji Kaido finds himself thrust into a nightmarish reality.
Yuji soon learns that the very survival of the entire human
race rests in his hands.
Real Player Format:
Windows Media Format:
07.08.04 Here's a Press
from Funimation we just received: "On
Saturday, July 2 at 11:00 a.m. PT, FUNimation announced our
two newest property acquisitions during the FUNimation
industry panel at Anime Expo in Anaheim, CA: Burst Angel and
the third OVA in the Tenchi Muyo! series. Burst Angel is a
hot action series from Gonzo that took Japan by storm. Here
is a brief summary and an image.
Here is the summary:
In the crime-ridden reality of Japan's future, the
government permits the population to police itself by
allowing them to carry firearms. Despite heavy restrictions
on the practice, Tokyo turns into a refuge for organized
crime, thugs, and outlaws. Crime syndicates battle for power
and control. Life becomes a desperate struggle for the
citizens of Tokyo as the ever present threat of unceasing
violence touches more lives each day.
But a group of misfits stand out against this bleak
landscape. These four girls strike fear into the dark hearts
of criminals and outlaws. Meet Jo, Meg, Sei, and Amy...
Unknown mercenaries without an agenda, but in need of a
Enter Kyohei, a peaceful culinary student with dreams of
perfecting his trade in France. To raise money for the trip,
he accepts a part-time job as cook for this strange group of
women. Kyohei soon finds himself in hot water...and in the
line of fire...when he learns that his beautiful young
employers are actually violent mercenaries!
Welcome to Burst Angel!"
04.13.04 FUNimation announced
the acquisition of Kodomo no Omocha (a.k.a. Kodocha) on
Saturday, April 10 at Anime Boston. The announcement was
made during our industry panel at 3:00 p.m. ET. We expect
the title to release around Spring or Summer 2005. Here is
some background information on the property:
"Kodomo no Omocha is a zany, energetic comedy that focuses
on the life of an eleven-year-old child actor Sana Kurata,
who is trying to survive through life and adolescence.
However, Sana’s life is quite different than the ordinary
pre-teenager. She's the daughter of a famous writer and the
lead star in a national TV show called "Kodomo no Omocha,"
which nearly everyone in Japan watches and loves.
Despite her stardom, Sana attends pubic school. At the start
of the series, Sana’s class is terrorized by a bully named
Akito Hayama, a cold and quiet boy who manages to rally the
other boys around him and torment the classroom and the
teacher. When Sana decides to stand up to Akito and tries to
get him to stop, she discovers that the cause of Akito’s
behavior is his troubled family life. Sana decides to help
Akito through his problems. The rivalry ends and the
friendship begins…or is there more?
Along with the zany comedy and Sana’s unlimited source of
hyperactivity, the show also has moments of touching drama.
The story is linear and the audience follows the lives of
these characters through their ups and downs. The pace of
the show is very active and witty."
04.08.04 Cartoon Network is
to debut Case Closed (the popular series known as Detective
Conan in Japan) on Monday, May 24. The series will run
Monday through Thursday at 12 midnight E/P during the Adult
Funimation will be at
Anime Boston this weekend. "Come by our booth were you
can enter to have a chance to win a free DVD (5 winners
every hour!) and don’t forget to pick up a Kiddy Grade
poster to have Monica Rial (voice of Lumiere) sign!
Be sure to check out the “How Anime Comes to America ”
Panel, where you’ll learn how much hard work it takes
American companies to get you the titles you want. The
secret to getting the most out of Anime Boston? Eat your
Easter candy early! Mmmmm… Learn more about Anime Boston @
The Folks at Funimation sent us some information about Case
Q: How many episodes will air?
A: Case Closed will air in the United States on Cartoon
Network's Adult Swim starting with the first 52 episodes.
Q: Will the movies be released too?
A: Funimation has acquired the rights to the first two
movies Skyscraper and The Fourteenth Target.
More details at caseclosed.com
Tenchi Muyo GXP is coming March 9! Check out this
extended trailer from TMGXP.
week, FUNimation will be releasing the cast list for the
series and launching the website at
01.23.04 Viz Comics issued a Press Release
about participating in a Traveling "Jump to Japan" Exhibit.
(Which is about Anime & Mangas). "The exhibit, which
will tour children's museums at more than 70 U.S. cities
over the next four years, is one of the most extensive
explorations of arts-focused Asian pop culture ever staged.
VIZ is supporting the effort by lending video content and
imagery from its POKéMON and HAMTARO shows, as well as a
variety of panels from the popular SHONEN JUMP magazine, for
the duration of the exhibit's run."
Here's the press release.
Our friends at Funimation sent us information about a
new anime they are releasing:
please find the extended trailer for FUNimation’s newest
Anime – Kiddy Grade. To sign up for updates, please go
www.kiddygrade.tv. Volume 1 will be released
February 10 as an individual DVD or with the Starter Box
Kit including a Kiddy Grade Hat.
08.07.03 Funimation Acquires Detective
Long-Running Anime Is Highest Rated Series In Japan
Funimation Productions, the
company that brought the various Dragon Ball series, Yu-Yu
Hakusho, Blue Gender, and Kitty Grade to the US market, has
acquired the rights to Meitantei Conan (Detective Conan),
the highest rated anime series in Japan. Although the
long-running Detective Conan series has well over 300
episodes, it still regularly beats other popular series such
as Inu-Yasha and One Piece in the ratings race on Japanese