2-22-01—- Escaflowne Edited Releases Cease
According to the Right Stuf Bandai has notified them that they will be discontinuing production on all Vision of Escaflowne Edited Versions after volume 4.
2-22-02—- DBZ DVD Update
Right Stuf is reporting rumors have been flying about a potential March release date for the DBZ Great Saiyaman DVDs. FUNimation flat out denies this – the DVDs do not yet have a potential release date.
2-22-01—- Animeigo Dead Pool Updates
Animeigo has setup a page here with updates on it’s Scott Carlson Deadpool here.
2-22-01—- Gaogaiger FINAL
The last volume of the King Of Braves Gaogaiger FINAL OAV goes on sale in Japan on April 21, based on the drama CD “Strongest character set”. Voice Recording completed on Feb. 21 and the scene was described as emotional since the same voice team had been together on the Gaogaiger TV series since 1997.
2-22-01—- Manga News
‘Initial D Picture Collection’ by Shige Shuuichi is out in June, 2001. The set will be extremely limited and include minicar model. Reservation deadline is Feb. 28, retail price is set at 8,900 Yen.
A Banana Fish Guidebook has been set to be released in Japan on Feb. 24, 1000 pregestering fans will get specially made postcard. Price is set at 933 Yen.
2-22-01—- Tropical Fish Mobile Phone Breeding Game From Bandai
Bandai Networks is setting up a new site called “Aqua mode” where users can go and breed and care for virtual tropical fish via i mode terminal, it launches February 26. Besides selecting from a wide reange of fish, enviroment variables can be set such as water temperature. Keepers will have to maintain with sudden changes in the health of their fish and a web “ranking” will launch on the site one month after the beginning of service, the top 50 high ranking breeders will appear there. A 300 Yen monthly sum will be charged to participate and only color i-mode phonescan be used.
2-22-01—- Robotech Store Opens – Robotech DVD’s Now Can Be Pre-Ordered
Thanks to Steve Yun for tipping us off to this info just added to the Official Robotech Website:
The Robotech.com online store is now taking pre-orders for items that are to go on sale soon. Here are the first products to be listed: ROBOTECH: THE MACROSS SAGA DVD VOLUME 1: This highly-anticipated release from AD Vision marks the initial installment of the complete television series for the very first time on DVD. Volume 1, titled “First Contact” contains six complete episodes, including Boobytrap, Countdown, Space Fold, The Long Wait, Transformation, and Blitzkrieg. These thrilling opening chapters of the Robotech epic recount the legend behind the mysterious arrival of Robotechnology to earth and introduce the cherished characters of the Macross saga. ROBOTECH PERFECT SOUNDTRACK ALBUM: This special 2-disc anniversary edition contains a comprehensive collection of the unforgettable musical themes by composer Ulpio Minucci along with the vocals of Lynn Minmay and Yellow Dancer. Also included are special tracks from Robotech: The Sentinels and the single “In My Heart” by Three Dog Night from Robotech: The Untold Story.
Pricing and date of availability of the DVD’s have yet to be determined. Customers who place preorder requests at the Robotech.com online store will be the first to be notified by e-mail as soon as the products are available. No other personal information is required at this time and all online purchases will be handled through secure transactions.
More exciting products, including toys, posters and apparel, are on the way and you can be sure Robotech.com will be the first place to find out about it!
2-22-01—- Gunbuster UK DVD
According to Anime On DVD though no date was given, a timeframe of March/April was given. It appears that Kiseki will be releasing Gunbuster on one dual layered disc later this year, Japanese language only with subtitles. Extras include a “photo gallery”, “biographies” and “reviews”
2-22-01—- FLCL Movie
According to this Gainax page, trailers for an FLCL MOVIE “will start appearing in early February.”
Source: Anime Next
2-22-01—- Latin America Anime News
On the Locomotion channel there will be a marathon on the days 24 and 25 February where they will broadcast episodes of Saber Marionette J and R.
2-22-01—- ADV News
Thanks to David of ADV Films for writing in and confirming their data for the Robotech discs: 6 eps at $14.98 each. According to ADV more details can be expected out of Anime Central.
2-22-01—- One Piece Movie Update – Music File
Toei’s One Piece Animation is headed for the silver screen in Japan with a full length theatrical feature debuting nationwide on March 3. A music file to the film is out on March 14 from Avex Mode, retailing at 2718 Yen, the file features composition by Tanaka-sensei of Sakura Taisen fame. The recordings for the film and sound file were just wrapped on Feb. 13. The sound file includes 31 tracks and an all page color booklet on the film.
2-21-01—- Card Captor Sakura Song Collection Update
Initial pressing limited release
This 4-CD set is the ultimate Card Captor Sakura song collection which contains all 38 songs w/vocals. The 4 CDs are each categorized as the “Sakura” disc, the “Tomoyo” disc, the “Theme Songs” disc, and the “Characters” disc. The collection includes a new song called “Nishikaze no Kaerimichi (The Way Back on West Wind)” by Sakura Kinomoto (Vocal actress: Sakura Tange), plus 6 previously unpublished versions of the songs. 7800 Yen. The 6 special features include:
1. Gatefold (foldout) sleeve with artwork illustrated by CLAMP
2. A special “multi” case
3. 32-page booklet
4. A special clear (transparent) case
5. 4-Color picture label featuring one of the show’s classic moments
6. A set of 4 character bookmarks
2-21-01—- Salary Man Kintaro TV
Salary-man Kintaro started on Feb.18 at BS-i. It’s aired 2 hours every week, and will be concluded in 5 weeks.
2-21-01—- Brazil Anime News
I’d Like to complete your information about Sakuta, Pokemon and Sailor Moon. Theya are all showing at a cabo TV, the Cartoon Network Brazil. Another anime whos is in carton Is DZB.