4-27-00—- Anime / Manga Gaming
Bandai’s Mobile Suit Gundam Ambition of Giren: Genealogy of Zion for Dreamcast will feature internet support, players will be able to download the guidebook for this game from Bandai’s website. VGA Box will be included in the porrt. Japanese release is set for June 29, at the retail price of 6800 Yen.
After some delays, Nec Interchannel’s Sentimental Graffiti 2 for Dreamcast will be released in Japan on July 25th.
4-27-00—- CPM Subtitle VHS Moratorium Looms
Reportedly, due to corporate repricing and restructuring within American Anime & Manga producers / distributors Central Park Media, virtually all of CPM’s subtitled VHS titles, including Patlabor, Project A-ko and Utena, have been placed on moratorium until sometime this fall.
Source: Anime Nation
4-26-00—- Princess Mononoke DVD Update
Excerpted from a summary of a telephone conversation between Michael Johnson (owner of nausicaa.net) and Eric Maehara (VP of Home Video, Buena Vista Home Entertainment):
Mononoke DVD: no firm release date, other than “before the end of the year,” according to Mr. Eric Maehara, VP of Home Video, Buena Vista Home Entertainment. He also could not give any details about the features or contents of the DVD. Team Ghiblink will continue to check with Buena Vista to bring you the release date and contents of the DVD when that information becomes available.
4-26-00—- Maruchi’s Tea Time Online Manga
Maruichi’s Tea Time, an online Manga by Nozomi Yanahara can be found on American cable news network, CNN’s website, as part of a feature on Japan and technology. Maruichi’s Tea Time tells the story of a family’s purchase of Maruichi, a robot which mimicks human actions. Click here to read more.
4-26-00—- Animazement Report
Mike Toole of Anime Jump has issued his report of this year’s Animazement Convention, held in Raleigh, North Carolina, it can be viewed here. The account is one of the most comprehensive released to-date, with exclusive photos, and analysis delivered with Mike’s unique brand of humor. (Thanks for the comments Mike!)
4-26-00—- New Jersey Based Anime Club Hosting Marathon
Friday, April 28th, starting at 8:00 pm, the Steven’s Anime Club (located in Hoboken, NJ) will be holding their annual Boken all-night anime marathon. There is no cost to gain entry, and the club plans to provide free junk food.
The club is hoping to get a big fan turnout this year. Series already booked to be screened include: Riding Bean, Transformers The Movie (Canadian release).
For Directions And More Informaiton:
Steven’s Anime Club
4-26-00—- Iwao Junko Summer Concert Tour Dates
7/16 – Kobe Kitchen George
7/20 – Nagano Junk Box
7/30 – Yokohama 7th Avenue
8/12 – Kyoto
8/13 – Kyoto
8/20 – Nagoya Bottom Line
9/9 – Hibiya Yagai Dai Ongakudou
4-25-00—- Anime / Manga Gaming
Square has revealed the official names+stats Final Fantasy IX’s major characters:
Zidane Tribal: 16 years old, has a tail.
Adelbert Steiner: 33 years old, a knight of the royal family, with a duty to guard the princess.
Vivi Ornitier: 9 years old, black wizard.
Garnet Til Alexandros 17th: princess of the royal family.
Eiko Carol: 6 years old.
Freija Cresent : female knight with a murky past.
Quina Quen: a gourmand.
Salamander Coral: a wolfman.
Epoch is producing a new 3D N64 action Doraemon title, Doraemon 3: Futoshi Town SOS. The game will utilize the N64 microphone. There will be mnay mini spread throughout the game. Japanese release is set for July 28th with a retail of 6800 Yen.
Konami’s upcoming Gameboy Color card battle game Yugioh Duel Monsters III will reportedly include over 10,000 types of cards in the game, among them will be cards from the Yugioh Official Card Game.
Imagineer has announced two new Hello Kitty related Gameboy Color title projects, “Hello Kitty’s Sweet Adventure: To meet Mr. Daniel”, and “Dear Daniel’s Sweet Adventure: To look for Hello Kitty”. Japanese release is set for both of these titles for June 10th, with a retail of 3980 Yen for each.
4-25-00—- Toonami Website Launch
An official website for Cartoon Network’s Toonami programming block has been launched containing games, comics, information on shows and scheduling. You can hop over to the site by going to www.toonami.com.
4-25-00—- Anime USA 2000 Convention Announced
Excerpted from a post to rec.arts.anime.misc:
Anime USA is pleased to announce the date and location for its second year anime convention. The convention will be held at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel on September 8-10, 2000. It is located one block away from the Rosslyn Metro Station. Please note this is twice as large as the hotel that we had last year.
Holiday Inn Rosslyn Westpark Hotel at Key Bridge
1900 North Fort Myer Dr.
Arlington, VA 22209
1-800-368-3408, Special Code AUI
Hotel rates are $96 per room
You’ll find everything that we had at last year’s convention, but with twice the room. This is the only anime convention in Northern Virginia for the rest of the year!
*3 Video Rooms
*Fan Video Contest
*Art Show & Auction
*Video Game Room
For a limited time, pre-registration is $20. If you send us a valid hotel confirmation number with your payment, you can pre-register for only $15. You can also pre-register and pay on-line through our secure server with a credit card at http://www.anime-usa.com If you would like to mail your registration, please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (optional) to:
7395-B Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
4-24-00—- Urusei Yatsura TV DVD Orders Closed
Posted to the Animeigo mailing list today by Robert Woodhead:
The UY DVD 1-5 set is in replication. We are no longer accepting orders for this set online (if you contact us directly, we might be able to squeeze you in, but no promises).
If you have already signed up, you will get an email within the next few days reconfirming your order. If you don’t get one by Friday, April 28th, please contact us to check. The phone number is 1-800-24-ANIME or 1-910-251-1850; the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-24-00—- Anime Central Guest Additions
Guest Addiitons for Anime Central Anime Convention, to be held in