Posts in: November, 2000

Anime News Service – November 11 – 19 Anime News

11-19-00—- Media Blasters Items

The following interesting additions appeared on the Anime Works Homepage today:

First thing is that the Kenshin Art Contest is over so thank you for your entries. I am happy to say we received over 100 entries and had no choice becuase of the quality of the entries but to pick 17 winners. You will see these winners in the next Kenshin DVD False Prophet. Talking about new releases…

Just so you guys know all your stores should have already received Kenshin VHS and DVD of Shadow Elite and Kenshin False Prophet VHS. Kenshin False Prophet DVD should be in your stores last week of November. Rayearth Live should be in your stores first week of December. To answer two very popular questions about Kenshin and Rayearth: 1) Kenshin will not be released in a box set format for neither DVD nor VHS 2) The Rayearth Boxset for DVD is scheduled for April 2001.

Last but certainly not least, the corrections to Kenshin Legendary Swordsman have been completed and we are now duplicating a new set of DVDs. For all of you who have experienced problems you can now send in your DVD with DVD case to: Media Blasters, c/o Kenshin Replacement, 265 West 40th Street, Suite 700, New York, NY 10018. For all who have sent in their DVDs for replacement already we expect to begin shipping replacements first week of December. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

11-18-00—- Sputnik 7 Additions

DVD Animania received info mentioning Sputnik 7 has updated their web site, and has placed Orguss 2: Volume 2 (Episodes 3 and 4) on-line which has a running time of 57 minutes.

11-18-00—- BGC Upgrade Info

Franklin Harris of Pulp Culture Online e-mailed Kevin Cook of DVD Animania with the following details on M2-K and the BGC Megaset Upgrade option:

I haven’t seen any mention of this anywhere, so I thought I’d pass along the fact that M-2K is now offering upgrades for people who purchased the original, 3-volume Bubblegum Crisis DVD box set. To upgrade to the new-and-improved 4-volume version, see the instructions at: http://www.m-2k.com/catalog/page/dvd_bgc_trade.html

11-18-00—- Anime / Manga Gaming

Nintendo’s upcoming N64 Pokemon title Pokemon Stadium Gold & Silver, to be released in Japan on December 14, at 6800 Yen wil include all 251 Pokemon with all of their special attacks. There are 4 play modes in the game: Nintendo Cup (for level 50 – 55 Pokemons), Little Cup (for Pokemons hatched from eggs and no higher than Level 5), Ultra Cup (for all Pokemons), and Challenge Cup (you can set your own rules in this mode). Other than all the Cup modes, there are several mulitplayer mini games, such as “Pushing the Pokeballs”, “Charge up the battery with electric Pokemons”, “Catch 100 eggs” and so on. You can also play your Gameboy Pokemon games using the 64GB Pak (Transfer Pak), the games supported are Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Gold, Silver and even the unreleased Crystal version.

Source: The Magic Box

11-18-00—- Cardcaptor Flashbacks

This weekend’s episode of Cardcaptors airing on the U.S. WB featured flashbacks of the previously unbroadcast episodes 1-3.

11-17-00—- Fanboy News

Excerpted from the release:Fanboy Entertainment will be offering the following comics in February 2001. Please preorder with your friendly neighborhood comic retailer today!

SPELLBOUND: The Magic of Love #1
Story and Art by Tomoko Taniguchi
Published by Fanboy Comics
Black and White Interiors
Full Color Cover
32 Pages
$2.95
Available February 2001
Rescheduled from August 2000

An all new original manga series exclusively for U.S. fans from shojo manga superstar Tomoko Taniguchi! While her past series’ like Call Me Princess and Aquarium are English reprints of manga she did in the 80s, SPELLBOUND is a brand new series Tomoko is currently writing and drawing specifically for publication here in America. This is the first black and white manga series, shojo or otherwise, of its type, written and drawn in Japan by an actual manga artist just for fans here in the United States.

Ami is your typical Tokyo teenager; hip, stylish and more into music, fashion and boys than school and her part-time job. She’d rather spend her afternoon skating, jamming and shopping than studying. But unlike most other teens, Ami also has a secret life. She’s a practicing witch! Once given a powerful magic book, Ami has secretly been training in the mystic arts of magic. However, her intentions are not always the most noble as at times she likes to test her spells (and sense of humor) on her friends and cause a little mischief at their expense. However, she has yet to master the all important spell of love and win the heart of Hiro. But unbeknownst to Ami, Hiro has fallen for the charms of Nicole, the beautiful blonde American who has been hanging around their local hanuts recently. What is her interest in Hiro and how will all this affect Ami?

Combining elements of the supernatural like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed with the MTV edge for hip fashion and music.

Featuring a variant cover by REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA artist Chiho Saito!! Shipped in a 50/50 ratio.

MOBIUS KLEIN #2
Story and Art by Kia Asamiya
Published by Fanboy Entertainment
Black and White Interiors
Full Color Cover
32 Pages
$2.95
On sale February 2001

From the mind and pen of Kia Asamiya! This is where SILENT MOBIUS all began. MOBIUS KLEIN is the prequel, telling the stories of the events that took place before the current SILENT MOBIUS storyline. In this second issue, we learn more of the mysteries surrounding Katsumi’s father, Gigelf Liquer, as well as meet other members of Nami’s family, the Yamigumo clan!

Continuing the events set in motion last issue, Gigelf and news reporter Fuyuka flee from the devastation left behind from Gigelf’s battle with Ganossa at Tokyo’s Narita airport. As they make their way into downtown Tokyo, they are attacked by Shiohara, one of Ganossa’s demonic minions. However, this is one battle Gigelf will not fight alone as two new combatants come forth and reveal themselves – Razan Yamigumo and… Compiler?!?!

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