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The creators of Yu Yu hakusho (Yoshihiro Togashi) and sailor moon (Takeuchi Naoko) are married, and Koenma dresses up as tuxedo mask?

I added their names XD

I don't remember Koenma dressing up as Tuxedo Mask and I do remember Kurama saying "Just call me Tuxedo Mask" in one of the manga volumes.

Yu Yu Hakusho:

The wedding reception of Takeuchi and Yoshihiro was co-hosted by Kotono Mitsuishi, the seiyū of Usagi (Sailor Moon), and Nozomu Sasaki, a seiyū in Yu-Yu
Hakusho.

When Yu Yu Hakusho was still running in Japan, it was second behind Dragonball Z in popularity.

Kurama was the most popular anime character in Japan for two years. He beat out the extremely popular Goku from Dragonball fame.

Kuwabara's name is a combination of two of Yoshihiro Togashi's favorite baseball players.

In the final episode of the series, two of Keiko's classmates bear strong resemblances to Haruka Tenoh (Sailor Uranus) and Michiru Kaioh (Sailor Neptune)

Ouran High School Host Club:

Edward Elric of Fullmetal Alchemist makes a cameo in episode 16, in the form of a ball Hikaru is showing Haruhi.

Death Note:

Light and L are supposed to be polar opposites, so much so that when they use computers, L uses a Mac and Light uses a PC.

Naruto:

Most of the Japanese voice cast of Naruto also works in the Japanese dub of "24" - For some reason I found this very amusing XD

Konohamaru, Udon and Moegi make a guest appearance in the american show on Toonami, Ben Ten in the final 2 minutes of episode 30 "Merry Christmas".

The Great Naruto Bridge is an actual bridge built between the Japanese islands Honshu and Shikoku. The Naruto Strait, which it is built across, is also
famous for the many whirlpools that appear in it when the tide goes out.     

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Clannad After Story Promo Video Streamed
posted on 2008-08-18 08:30 EDT

2nd
TV
series based on visual novel to premiere in October in Japan

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The official Japanese
website
of the
Clannad After Story
anime series has been revamped and is now
streaming
a promotional video. The site also confirmed that the anime will premiere in October on the
TBS,
MBS
, and
CBC
broadcast stations and the
BS-i
satellite station in Japan. The series
adapts
the popular romance visual novel
franchise
from the software developer
Key
(Air,
Kanon
). There
was
an earlier
Clannad
television series in 2007.

Source:
Moon Phase Comments

Image ©
Visual Art's/Key
/Hikarizaka High School Drama Club

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New Regency Drops Voltron Film, Relativity May Pick Up
posted on 2008-08-18 02:11 EDT

Forbidden Kingdom's
Relativity
negotiates to produce on smaller budget

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The Variety
entertainment news
source
reports
that New Regency, a production company based at Fox, no longer has plans for the live-action Voltron film project, while another company, Ryan Kavanaugh's
Relativity Media, is negotiating to pick up the project. If Relativity Media signs onto the remake of the 1980s animated robot series, it will finance
and produce the film with a lower budget and the use of technologies similar to those used in Zack Snyder's adaptation of
Frank Miller
's 300 comic. Relativity Media produced or co-produced over fifty projects in the last three years, including Ghost Rider, The Forbidden Kingdom, and Wanted.


Variety
reported
in April of 2007 that New Regency was negotiating for the rights to the project from the
Mark Gordon
Company, which is still involved with producers Mark Gordon and Jordan Wynn. The newspaper now reports that New Regency never completed the deal and could
not reach an agreement with Voltron's Japanese rights holders. These talks began before the live-action
Transformers
film earned the fifth highest worldwide
box office
take of 2007, and before
Warner Brothers
began
negotiating
for the rights to another American adaptation of Japanese robots,
Robotech.

If the Voltron project still goes forward, executive producer Bryan Zuriff and the other staffers will select a director by next week. Justin Marks (He-Man,
Green Arrow) already wrote a script that resets the Lion Voltron story, which was based on the
King of Beasts Golion
anime, in post-apocalyptic New York City and Mexico after an alien invasion.

Thank you to Daniel Zelter for the news tip.

Image © World Events Productions, © Toei

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Birdy the Mighty Decode Gets Second Season in January
posted on 2008-08-17 23:58 EDT

Ongoing television series based on
Masami Yuuki
's action
manga

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The staffers of the
Birdy the Mighty Decode
anime series
have
revealed
at Comic Market and their official blog that a second season has been green-lit for broadcast. The new season will start in January of 2009. Before the
current television series,
Masami Yuuki
's original manga was also adapted into a 1996 video series. The story revolves around a space police officer named Birdy who accidentally kills an Earth
boy, so she shares her body with his spirit so he can continue living his life. However, when duty calls on this planet or elsewhere, Birdy reverts their
shared body back to her form and takes over.

Source:
Moon Phase Comments

Image © Masami Yuuki, Shogakukan/Project Birdy

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