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Kiku-chan to Ōkami Tale to be Animated for July Airing
posted on 2008-07-02 11:27 EDT

Teaser streamed for story by
Grave of the Fireflies
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Funimation, YouTube Set Up Branded Online Channel
posted on 2008-07-02 10:16 EDT

Blue Gender,
Slayers,
Peach Girl,
Mushishi,
Kiddy Grade
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Crunchyroll to Host Gatchaman Video Series Online
posted on 2008-07-03 23:35 EDT

Three-volume 1994-1995 video remake of 1972-1974 science-fiction anime

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Australian Theaters Screen Appleseed Sequel, Vexille
posted on 2008-07-03 05:47 EDT

Also: The Girl Who Leapt Across Time,
Batman
: Gotham Knight in 6 cities

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Nico Nico Douga to Delete Videos with Derived Content
posted on 2008-07-03 17:09 EDT

User-generated "MAD videos" with certain copyrighted materials to be affected

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Anime Expo 2008 Announces Numbers
posted on 2008-07-07 14:21 EDT

Attendance keeps climbing at North America's largest
anime
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There were 43,000 paid attendees at this past weekend's Anime Expo 2008 convention in Los Angeles, as
announced
by the Society for the Promotion of
Japanese Animation
at the convention's closing ceremonies. This compares to about 41,500 paid admissions at last year's convention. When staff, professionals, press, and
dealers are included, Anime Expo's total number of badges issued has likely broken the 50,000 mark.

The SPJA also confirmed that next year, Anime Expo will again return to the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Fourth of July weekend. The specific dates
will be July 2 to July 5, 2009.

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Kemeko-DX, To Aru Majutsu no Index Promos Streamed
posted on 2008-07-07 14:13 EDT

Also: Nogizaka Haruka,
Someday's Dreamers
spinoff,
World Destruction,
ef sequel

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Geneon Entertainment of Japan is
streaming
promotional videos for its new anime that are debuting this summer and fall, including a new video for October's Kemeko-DX (Kemeko Deluxe!
) science fiction comedy
anime
(bottom right of the linked website) and a video for October's
To Aru Majutsu no Index
alternate-world
fantasy
(bottom center). There are also videos for this month's
adaptation
(top left) of the
Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu
light novels about a popular girl who is a secret otaku, and this month's
Mahō Tsukai ni Taisetsu na Koto: Natsu no Sora
spinoff
(top center) to the
Someday's Dreamers
magical slice-of-life story. Also previewed are two multimedia projects — this month's anime
counterpart
to
Sega
's
World Destruction
role-playing game (top right) and fall's
ef - a tale of melodies.
sequel
(bottom left) to the visual-novel-based
ef - a tale of memories
anime.

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Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~ Video Anime Green-Lit
posted on 2008-07-07 13:37 EDT

10 firms collaborating on bishōjo project with October launch; manga in August

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The Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~ original video anime series has been officially green-lit and
announced
with its website's launch on Monday. The project showcases the bishōjo character designs of adult game illustrator Jin Happōbi (
Boin
). The story centers on the Platonic Heart, a jewel that — according to an old urban legend — can grant any wish when collected. Only a chosen few are allowed
to compete in the Platonic Heart hunt, and high school junior Aya Iseshima (pictured at right) is one of 11 girls and women who are taking part.
Kaori Nazuka
(Eureka Seven
's Eureka,
true tears
' Hiromi) plays Aya.

Shochiku will ship the first volume of the video anime series in Japan on October 25. Atsushi Kuragami (Debiru Naebiru) will begin serializing a manga version
in
Futabasha
's Comic High! magazine on August 22. The first previews of the project came in the form of unusual blog parts (miniature applets for blogs) that focused
on the female characters' bodies below the face. The 10 collaborating companies — which include Aristocrat
Technologies
, Shochiku, Dorasu,
Lantis,
Futabasha,
Cospa
, Jin Kikaku,
Yamato
, and Artpresto — plan to expand the project with a website for mobile devices, music CDs, character goods, figures, and UMD software.

Image © Platonic Heart Office

Source:
Saishin Anime Jōhō,
Gigazine

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Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei Manga to Bundle 2 Anime DVDs
posted on 2008-07-08 09:58 EDT

Volumes 15, 16 to include original
animation
DVDs in Japan, starting in October

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Limited editions of volumes 15 and 16 of
Kôji Kumeta
's
Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei
manga in Japan will
bundle
original animation DVDs (OADs). The first OAD will ship with the limited edition of Volume 15 for 3,470 yen on October 17. (The numbers 3, 4, 7, and 0
can be phonetically pronounced in Japanese as "Sa-yo-na-ra.") The second OAD will ship with Volume 16 for the same price on February 17. Director
Akiyuki Shinbo
, the animators at
SHAFT
, and the music producers at Starchild Record will return from the two earlier television anime series. Likewise, the main cast members will reprise their
roles, including
Hiroshi Kamiya
as the eternally gloomy teacher Nozomu Itoshiki with a class of oddball students.

Del Rey
announced
at New York Comic Con in April that it had licensed the Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei manga. Del Rey will begin publishing the title in spring of 2009.

Source:
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Image © Kôji Kumeta,
Kodansha/
Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei
Production Committee

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Vertical Previews Tezuka's Black Jack Manga Online
posted on 2008-07-08 09:29 EDT

Sample chapter about rogue doctor posted online for free

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The North American publisher
Vertical
has
posted
a free preview of
Black Jack,
Osamu Tezuka
's classic medical
manga
about a traveling doctor who operates out of the bounds of society. The preview contains "The Ballad of the Killer Whale," a sample chapter from the second
volume. Although Viz released two volumes of the manga before, Vertical plans to release the entire series for the first time in English in the order that
Tezuka, a pioneer in modern
Japanese manga
, had intended. The first volume of Vertical's edition will ship on November.

Source:
MangaBlog

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Funimation's First Releases from Geneon Deal Scheduled
posted on 2008-07-08 09:10 EDT

Black Lagoon
, Gelade,
Karin,
Kyo kara Maoh!,
Hellsing Ultimate
, Higurashi, more

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Funimation
has scheduled the first anime DVD releases from its distribution deal with Geneon
Entertainment
(USA):

August 19:
Black Lagoon
season 1,
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
volume 1,
Elemental Gelade
volume 1

September 2:
Karin
volumes 1-4,
Kyo kara Maoh!
season 2's volume 1-7

September 9:
Shakugan no Shana
series box

September 16: Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage volume 2,
Fate/stay night
series box,
Hellsing Ultimate
volumes 1-4,
Rozen Maiden
series box

September 23:
Kamichu!
series box,
Paradise Kiss
series box

September 30:
When They Cry - Higurashi
volumes 1-4

Funimation
announced
at Anime Expo 2008 on Thursday that it had agreed to manufacture, sell, and distribute selected DVD titles from Geneon Entertainment in North America.
Geneon Entertainment had
ceased
in-house distribution of its own titles last September.

Source:
Anime Nation,
Right Stuf,
Robert's Anime Corner Store

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Otakon to Host Sailor Moon Designer, Animation Director
posted on 2008-07-08 08:30 EDT

Married couple
Kazuko Tadano,
Hiromi Matsushita
also did
Wedding Peach,
Sgt. Frog

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Otakon has
announced
that it will host
Kazuko Tadano
and
Hiromi Matsushita
, the married couple who designed and animated the first two
Sailor Moon
series and other projects, at the August 8-10 event at Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to drawing the character designs for Sailor Moon and
Sailor Moon R
, Tadano also designed the characters for
Wedding Peach,
Dancougar - Super Beast Machine God,
Crystal Triangle
, and
Petite Princess Yucie
. Tadano's husband, Matsushita, oversaw the
animation
in episodes of Sailor Moon as well as in the 1980
Astro Boy
anime series,
Guyver: Out of Control,
Kingyo Chuuihou!
, and
Madō King Granzort
. Matsushita has also worked on Keroro Gunsō (
Sgt. Frog
). Tadano and Matsushita have appeared as guests in earlier North American conventions, but this year will be their first time at Otakon.

Otakon also recently
announced
the addition of the Kano Sisters, Kyoko Kano and Mika Kano, to its guest roster. The two models have become media personalities ever since they gained
celebrity status in the late 1990s in Japan.

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English Gundam 00 Promo, Cast for 4 Meisters Posted
posted on 2008-07-08 06:56 EDT

Series to premiere on America's
Sci Fi Channel
on November 17

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Bandai Entertainment
launched
its official
Mobile Suit Gundam 00
website with the promotional video that was first
shown
at Anime Expo this past weekend, and posted the English
dub
cast for the four
Gundam
Meister pilots.
Ocean Studios
is producing the English dub of this
science-fiction
television anime series, which will
premiere
on America's
Sci Fi Channel
on November 17. The English dub cast for the Gundam Meister pilots are the following actors:

Setsuna F. Seiei:
Brad Swaile
Lockon Stratos:
Alex Zahara
Allelujah Haptism:
Richard Ian Cox
Tieria Erde:
Sam Vincent

Image © Sotsu, Sunrise,
MBS

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1/2-Scale Fighter Model Promotes Oshii's Sky Crawlers
posted on 2008-07-08 21:50 EDT

Retro Sanka aerial fighter to appear in film that opens in Japan on August 2

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Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: The model-making outfit Akiyama Kobo
sculpted
a 1/2-scale (45%) model of the fictional Sanka Mk B aerial fighter that stars in
The Sky Crawlers
, the latest adventure film from
Mamoru Oshii
(Ghost in the Shell,
Patlabor
, Avalon). The model made an appearance at the film's Japanese premiere on July 3 along
with
Oshii, Oscar-nominated lead actress
Rinko Kikuchi
(Babel,
Genius Party)
, lead actor
Ryo Kase
(Letters from Iwo Jima,
Honey and Clover)
, supporting actor
Shosuke Tanihara
(Vexille,
Lovely Complex
), and supporting actress
Chiaki Kuriyama
(Battle Royale,
Kill Bill
). The
film opens
in Japan on August 2.

Akiyama also produced props for live-
action films
and promotions for Toei,
Disney
, and other companies. The otufit
sculpted
a "human-scale" (a model as tall as a person) Eva-01 unit from
Neon Genesis Evangelion
. The 3.825-meter-long (12.55-foot-long) Sanka model will be on display at the Shiodome
NTV
Tower in Tokyo until the end of the month. Miniatures of the fighter are also
available
with advance ticket sales and
box sets
of
Hiroshi Mori
's original novels.

Source:
animeanime.jp

Image © Hiroshi Mori/The Sky Crawlers Project

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Requiem from the Darkness' Kyogoku, CLAMP on Mōryō no Hako Anime
posted on 2008-07-08 20:27 EDT

CLAMP
quartet to draw original designs for supernatural mystery novel adaptation

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The August issue (on sale on July 10) of
Kadokawa Shoten
's
Newtype
magazine will announce that
Natsuhiko Kyogoku
's
Mōryō no Hako
supernatural mystery novel will be animated with original character designs by the female quartet
CLAMP
. The story follows a series of bizarre murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing
daughter's mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree. The novel is the second in Kyogoku's Kyogoku-dō series
of supernatural mystery novels that center around the Kyogoku-dō antique book shop.

The author Kyogoku wrote the original novel inspiration for
Requiem from the Darkness
, while the CLAMP female artist quartet drew the original character designs in
Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
in addition to their dozens of popular manga titles.
NANA
and
Death Note
episode director
Ryosuke Nakamura
will oversee the Mōryō no Hako anime, while
Boogiepop Phantom
and
Steamboy
scribe
Sadayuki Murai
will be supervising the scripts.
Asako Nishida
(Angel Links,
Simoun,
Vampire Knight
) will adapt the CLAMP designs before Madhouse's animators works on them.

The Mōryō no Hako novel won the 49th Mystery Writers of Japan Award, and director Masato Harada has already adapted the story into a live-action film in
December of 2007.
Aki Shimizu
(Legend of "Zipangu" BLOOD SUCKER,
Suikoden III
) also draws a manga version that has been running in Kadokawa Shoten's
Comic
Kwai periodical since last year, and one volume (pictured at right) has been compiled and published so far.

Source:
Moon Phase Comments

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