2-13-01—- Akadot Comike Trivia Contest
Excerpted from the official press release:
February 9, 2001 For Immediate Release Contact: Ardith Santiago 310.397.4713 ext 111
Los Angeles, CA,- Akadot (http://www.akadot.com) continues its multifaceted coverage by traveling to the home of manga and anime and focusing on Japan’s most famous manga related convention, Comike (also called Comic Market or Comiket).
To celebrate this wonderful institution and its long history, the staff at Akadot has created a little trivia contest on Comike. You can enter Akadot’s Comike no Trivia Contest starting today, February 9 through to February 23, 2001.
If you answer all the questions correctly, you will be entered into a drawing for prizes that we procured at this past winter’s Comike 59! The lucky winners will be announced on Akadot on Friday, March 2, 2001. You can win rare Comike goodies such as a Final Fantasy inspired wall clock, Card Captor Sakura inspired stationary, Sakura Taisen (Sakura Wars) inspired stickers, Final Fantasy VIII inspired stationary and even Trigun inspired trading cards created by talented amateur artist in Japan.
For rules, regulations and to enter, please go to Akadot.com!
2-13-01—- DBZ Charity News
DragonballZ.com has updated with the following:
New York – Goku and Vegeta are humming into the Big Apple in the CCG Dragon Ball Z Hummer for Toy Fair to and to spend the week visiting New York’s hospitalized children. Goku, Vegeta and the Hummer already part in the Toy Fair Parade February 11th and had a blast. To bring smiles to faces of DBZ fans, Goku and Vegeta will cruise the medical centers in the Hummer, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY Presbyterian Hospital, the Hospital For Joint Diseases, Beth Israel Hospital, NYU Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House and others. Gen Fukunaga, President of FUNimation, said, “Dragon Ball Z is a big hit with fans of all ages, especially kids, so we wanted their favorite characters, Goku and his pal Vegeta, to drop by to cheer them up.” Frances Wells Cunningham, Vice President Global Marketing at Irwin Toy, Ltd., which make Dragon Ball Z action figures, vehicles and accessories, said, “The children truly love Goku and Vegeta and it is our pleasure to brighten up their day with a visit from their favorite TV pals.” Londa Robinson, National Marketing Director of Score, the official Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game company, said, “Goku and Vegeta will be bringing Dragon Ball Z games for the children to play and each fan will get a special collector’s pack of the Dragon Ball Z Collectible Card Game. The CCG Dragon Ball Z Hummer travels the nation bringing fun to children, especially in hospitals, and we are thrilled to bring Dragon Ball Z cheer to the show’s fans in New York.
2-13-01—- DiGi Charat Valentines Party
Broccoli hosted a Di Gi Charat Black-Gema Black Valentine Party on Feb 12. It was a mini-concert for the Black-Gema voice actors and marked the first time they split the event into male & female shows. About 200 people attended each event. Young women brought chocoloate for the voice actors.
2-13-01—- German Anime Items
A huge thanks to David Heinemann and Marcus Tieschky who are sending in the following from Germany in the European Union:
After the success of MTV Italia MTV Germany has decided to start also with anime. They will begin airing with “Goldenboy” from the 28th of march at 22:00 CET. More Information will be available soon under http://www.mtvhome.de.
RTL 2, one of the only stations, who is airing animes like Pokemon, Sailormoon, Monster Rancher, Dragoball, will launch th 24th of april Wedding Peach and from the 29th of may they will be show Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne. Announced is also Ojamajo Doremi.
2-13-01—- Triangle Session Anime TV Series Coming
As previously reported, ADV Films first announced at AX 2000 that they were co-producing a new anime series in Japan titled Triangle Session. ANS has confirmed more details for the animation series. The radio version ran in 1999 in a radio drama incarnation of 3 young girls Acari, Yuuki and Nozomi who are attending music school with the aim of becoming super idols. The 3 radio seiyuu who worked on the audio drama will reprise their roles in the animation version and have recorded the OP and ED themes on Feb 4th. Broadcast date is still pending but currently the following staff are confirmed:
Director: Shin Kudou
Character Design: Fumi Muroi
Art director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Color design: Naoko Kodama
Animation Production: Madhouse
2-13-01—- Misc. News Links
Thanks to Daniel for this news:
The Feb. 13 edition of Cinescape mentions Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon has been mentioned as having been nominated for about 9 Academy Awards including Achievement in art direction, Achievement in cinematography, Achievement in costume design, Achievement in directing, Achievement in film editing, Best foreign language film of the year, Achievement in music in connection with motion pictures, Best motion picture of the year and Screenplay based on material previously produced or published.
Gamers Republic is running news that Nintendo has announced that Game Boy Advance will be out in the U.S. on June 11, and March 21 in Japan. Also, GR claims that the Japanese GBA should be able to play Japanese and American GBA games without a problem.
Game Cube will come out in Japan in July and October in the U.S., despite rumours that it would be released in November here. This is at this ZD article
The IDSA (Interactive Digital Software Association) will be announcing their plans-to the FTC-for counteracting marketing of M-Rated games(such as RE) to kids under 17. The details can be found at this link.
Sony and Vodafone are working together to provide games through portable phones. Also, cinescape is doing a monthly Digital Democracy section where you can vote on your favorite sci fi. Anime is most likely allowed.
This article has pictures and descriptions of lesser known Transformer toy lines.
2-13-01—- R.O.D.S OVA Preview Event
A preview event around the OVA 1st volume release of R.O.D.S based on the manga by Hideyuki Kurata will take