With this weekend's conclusion of its run of Michiko and Hatchin, Adult Swim's Toonami block announced Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe's 2004 Manglobe production Samurai Champloo. The period action remix is scheduled to debut January 2nd. Prior to that, a Dragon Ball Z Kai marathon is lined up for December 19th.
Old anime never dies, at least not as long as some gambling yen can be made off nostalgia for it. Case in point, Samurai Champloo is back for a second pachi slot machine from Newgin, the folks who released the Persona machine last year. Get a look after the jump.
Probably not tied to the buzz around Space Dandy and the renewed interest in the works of Shinichiro Watanabe, or even to the series' upcoming 10th anniversary, Taiyo has a third revision of their Samurai Champloo pachislot coming this fall. For the gambling addicts, jackpot probabilities have been published, but for the rest of us, there's a nice new preview video. Get a look after the jump.
This August's Otakon 20 is getting a very special guest in the form of director, screenwriter, and music producer Shinichiro Watanabe, best known for directing 1998's Cowboy Bebop. Read on for more.
Netflix's streaming service had added the chambara scratch classic Samurai Champloo and less than classic, but still memorable mecha versus bugs Blue Gender. Hulu has added, or rotated in, a slew of new streaming anime from the highly recommendable Macross Plus to the far less highly regarded Sword for Truth. Details after the jump.