4-19-01—- Live Action Star Blazers News
Thanks to Daniel for the following:
AICN has a review of the script for the long-awaited Disney live-action version of Star Blazers.
4-19-01—- DVD News
Anime On DVD reports:
Some new light has been shed regarding the Ranma 1/2 OVA DVD release from last year. Some may recall that the set had an inverted audio problem that caused headaches for some people (whereas others barely even noticed it if at all) and we had heard from Viz at the convention circuit earlier this year that replacements were in the works and there’d be a swap out deal of some sort. I believe we did cover this before, but just to be on the safe side, the folks at Right Stuf (who handles Pioneer’s customer service and other issues like this) now have confirmed and passed onto their CSR’s that this is an open-ended program if you do have this set that is defective. So be sure to contact them. The way to tell the difference between the two sets (I believe) is that the original has the clear plastic slipcase the slides DOWN over the box like the Tenchi Muyo box set. The new versions have the same slipcase but it’s like the second Fushigi Yugi box in that it slips the disc in on the side, like a book into a boxset.
According to a new post on the Anime On DVD forum from currently vacationing rep David Williams of ADV, Neon Genesis Evangelion Collection 0:8 is set for a 6/26 release, bringing the series to its conclusion.
4-19-01—- Akira Cali Dates
Anime On DVD reports on new Akira theatrical dates for 4/27/2001: Digital Screenings at AMC MEDIA CENTER NORTH 6 770 North First Street Burbank, CA 818-953-9800
AMC 1000 VAN NESS San Fransisco, CA 415-922-4262
4-19-01—- Digimon Spanish News
UMJAMS Anime News reports:
Luis Daniel Ramirez, the Spanish voice of Angemon has announced that they will began dubbing the second season of Digimon on April 17th. Thanks to Mauricio Villarroel for the information.
4-19-01—- June Anime Goods
From the UMJAMS Anime News report:
Diamond Distributor’s Previews magazine is listing the following items for a June time frame release. It is very likely that some will be delayed, and others are already being solicited or post June releases.
Dark Horse Comics will be releasing action figures based on Minnie May, and Rally from Gunsmith Cats. The figures are 6″ tall, and have 10 points of articulation. Both were approved by creator/manga artist Kenichi Sonoda, and will retail for $14.99 each. Both come with an assortment of weapons. (Rally’s is more true to the manga as her gun models match what she used in the manga where as Minnie comes with a a machine gun, and two small handguns in addition to her grenades. This September Dark Horse will be importing two resin statues of Dirty Pair partners Kei and Yuri for $69.99 each. The statues are 8 ½ tall, 1/8th scale, sculpted by Amaha Minatogawa and are fully painted and ready to display. Two t-shirts of the Dirty Pair couple, and two addition t-shirts of the individual members with art by Adam Warren will be released in June. Also arriving in September will be an imported action figure of Shadow Lady for $34.98. Sculpted by Shigeru Yamazaki, the figure comes with a detailed display base and includes De-Mo, her pint-sized, bat-winged sidekick. The figure features limited articulation. An Akira tube poster set, with four posters 15 ½” x 19 ½” posts will retail for 19.99.
A Silent Mobius Tenth Anniversary Lithograph will be released for 25.00. It features a full color image by Kia Asamiya measuring 11 x 17 and is printed on a special, thick, porous paper stock at Asamiya’s personal request. This limited lithograph is specially numbered in red, and limited to 333 copies.
Other t-shirts being released in June include new Dragon Ball Z shirts of Cell saga era events, entitled “Frontline”, “Gohan’s True Power”, and “Hi Density Trunks”. Also being released is a t-shirt of the fan service laden Agent Aika entitled “Little White Secrets”. Robtech -shirts of “Robotech Super Fortress” and “Robotech Veritech Reflective Logo ” are due to be released. Gundam Wing fans can look forward to “Gundam vs. Epyon” and “Gundam Zero Leader” shirts, and a Deathscythe Hell hat. A Martian Sucessor Nadesico “Prayer for Ruri “, and two Kenshin t-shirts “Samurai X Kenshin Collage” and “Samurai X Shadow” will be released. Also being released will be the horror t-shirt entries of t-shirts of Vampire Hunter D “Gathering Storm”, and Wicked City.
In the bust category we can expect Krillin of Dragon Ball Z, and Wolfwood of Trigun for $52.80 each. Krillin will be the second release in Palisades Marketing’s Dragon Ball Z line. The cold-cast resin bust measures approximately 6 ½” tall and comes mounted on a sculpted logo base, apackaged in a collector’s window box.
In the mecha arena the much anticipated Giant Robo die cast figures are due. The figures can in boozako and missile variants and retail for 45.00. The imported 8″ figures are 80% metal and come with Genrei figures. An imported Mazinger Z Resin Statue will retail for 199.99. The painted statue features the Mazinger standing 14 tall, with an 18 wide base with a foot on top of a defeated Garuda K-7. The sixth set of Evangelion Kubricks will feature Misato Katsuragi, EVA-01 Overdrive Version (with removable helmet), and Zaruel The 14th Angel for $12.99. The blue Ghost in the Shell Fuchikoma statue with Batoh is being solicited, but will be released in August. The 6″ figure retails for 65.00.
An other statues being released is a King of Fighters 2000 Cula Diamond Resin Statue for $74.99. The imported statue features an 1/8th scale resin statue was sculpted by Eiji Nakayama, and comes mounted on a display base, enhanced with simulated diamond crystals emerging from the base. The vinyl statues of Final Fantasy VIII’s Laguna Loire, and Quistis Trepe will be re-released for $39.99 each.
The demonic looking figure