5-14-01—- Nausicaa CD Giveaway
Nausicaa.net and Milan Entertainment are promoting the North American release of their latest CD release by giving ten winners a copy of the Mononoke Hime Symphonic Suite CD. Interested fans can glean more here.
5-14-01—- DVD News
Anime On DVD reports Central Park Media will release CLAMP’s swordplay and magic tossing epic RD Vega to DVD from 8/14. The disc will run 90 minutes in bilingual form with trailers and added art gallery.
According to the official FAQ updates at Dragonballz.com
The Garlic Jr. DVD’s that were scheduled to come out in June and July have been moved. We will let you know the rescheduled release dates as soon as they are available. Z Warriors Prepare has also been rescheduled. We are adding the Episodes 106-108 from the Trunks Prelude to Terror video to the Z Warriors Prepare DVD so it will contain 5 episodes (106-110). Continue to check here for updates on the VHS and DVD release schedule.
This just in: World Tournament – The Draw and World Tournament – Blackout, which are scheduled for VHS release on July 17, are anticipated to be the first videos to have simultaneous release of VHS and DVD. That means you will be able to get these videos on DVD July 17. This is the anticipated schedule, which means that it is not final and there could be a change. This is very exciting news. In addition, it is anticipated that every release after these will be simultaneous with VHS and DVD, providing that any new video release has not aired on Cartoon Network. Be sure to regularly check the FAQ’s for updates on the VHS and DVD release schedules.
From the Urban Vision Release:
Urban Vision Entertainment proudly announces the GATCHAMAN COLLECTION DVD
Gatchaman is back and better than ever on DVD!
“Stylish and elegant design… The mecha are terrific. ****” The Anime Movie Guide
Motion Menus! Digitally Enhanced! UV Trailers! UV Weblink! FREE GIFT INSIDE!
Gatchaman has been revamped – stylish and more dynamic than ever! The new OVAs manage to modernize the characters without compromising the design of the original series. This three volume mini-series continues the story from the 1970’s hit TV series — known as “Battle of the Planets” & “G-Force” on U.S. television –through to the ultimate confrontation between the Alien Galactors and the Human Race.
This disc contains all three volumes:
Volume 1 “The Dragon King”
Volume 2 “The Red Specter”
Volume 3 “The Final Countdown”
Msrp $29.95, in stores 7/17/01
Not rated. Contains mild violence. Parental discretion is advised.
Approx. running time: 135 minutes: three 45 min. episodes
©1994 TATSUNOKO PRODUCTION COMPANY, LTD.
All rights reserved.
Packaging Design ©2001 Urban Vision Entertainment
Licensed for private home use in US & Canada only. Region 1 encoding Licensed through HARMONY GOLD U.S.A. INC
Produced by Tatsunoko Productions
Directed by Hiroyuki Fukushima/Akihiko Nishiyama
Written by ART MIC
Character Design by Yasuomi Umezu
Music by Maurice White and Bill Meyers
English Language Version Written and Directed by Steve Kramer
Special Thanks to SOFTCAPITAL Q-1
5-13-01—- Akadot Cell Collecting Article
Akadot is running an article on the art of and behind the activity of cell collecting at this link.
5-13-01—- Anime Expo Guests
According to the current Guest Of Honor queue at the Anime Expo website:
KIA ASAMIYA Manga Guest of Honor for AX2001! Anime Expo is proud to announce Mr. Kia Asamiya as a Guest of Honor for Anime Expo 2001. A prolific manga artist, Mr. Asamiya’s first title debuted in 1986. In 1988, his most well-known manga, Silent Mobius, began publication. His other works include Dark Angel, Compiler, Steam Detectives, and Corrector Yui. Several of his works have been adapted into animated television series, video series, and movies. Mr. Asamiya is also a renowned illustrator and has published numerous artbooks. He is currently working on a special Batman™ story with D.C. Comics.
SCOTT FRAZIER Reunion Guest of Honor from AX93, AX94 Anime Expo is pleased to announce the appearance of Mr. Scott Frazier, one of Anime Expo’s 10th anniversary reunion guests. Mr. Frazier has contributed much to the anime industry in various fields. He served as the Episode Director of Susie-chan & Marvy, the Supervisor of Quo Vadis 2, and the Technical Director of Grandstram. He also worked on the backgrounds for Genocyber 1-3, and Moldiver. His other works include Cel Checking for Bubblegum Crash 1-3 and production work for RikiOh 2. And last but not least, Mr. Frazier was the creator and artist of Transcendence, an original manga.
NOBORU ISHIGURO Reunion Guest of Honor from AX95, AX96 Anime Expo is pleased to announce the appearance of one of the “honored grandfathers” of Japanese animation and esteemed pillar of the anime industry, Mr. Noboru Ishiguro. Mr. Ishiguro has worked in the anime industry for a very long time and brings with him a well-known history of being Director of Spacecruiser Yamato (a.k.a. Starblazers), Legend of Galactic Heroes, Megazone 23, Macross TV series and Macross: Do You Remember Love? movie, and countless other popular anime titles.
HIDENORI MATSUBARA Anime Guest of Honor for AX2001! Anime Expo is pleased to announce its latest Guest of Honor, Mr. Hidenori Matsubara. Mr. Matsubara has been working in the anime industry for a long time and has served as an animator on such series as Otaku no Video, Ranma 1/2, Macross II, Patlabor: The Movie and Blue Submarine No. 6. He is best-known to anime fans as the man who adapted manga artist Kosuke Fujishima’s designs for animation in the original Ah! My Goddess OVA series and the 2000 Ah! My Goddess movie. He is also the character designer for the Sakura Taisen TV series, once again, adapting Mr. Fujishima’s designs. This is Mr. Matsubara’s first U.S. convention appearance.
HARUHIKO MIKIMOTO Reunion Guest of Honor from AX92, AX95 Anime Expo is pleased to announce the appearance of one of the most popular character designers of anime fandom, Mr. Haruhiko Mikimoto. Mr. Mikimoto is best known for his work as character designer for Macross TV series, Macross: Do You