5-25-01—- New Anime July Shows
According to the writeup presented by Anihabara
Furit Basket (Jul.5 18:00, TV TOKYO) Stories about a girl, and strange family which transform into animals when they hold a woman. Directed by Daichi, Akitaro.
Cosmo Warrior Zero (AT-X) Matumoto Reiji’s new work. In the end of 30th century, human being is accepting the coexistence with mechanized people. However, Captain Harlock rebelled against them and went to the space. Warrior Zero is appointed to exterminator of him….
Shaman King (Jul.4 18:30, TV TOKYO) Shaman has a supernatural power which make ghosts haunt on his body, and use ghost’s power or special ability.
I-MY-ME Strawberry Egg (WOWOW[free]) Amawa Hibiki is a teacher, and she is a hot-blooded woman, but she is loved by girl students? Directed by Yamaguchi, Yuuji.
Mahou Shoujo Neko Taruto [Magic Cat Girl Taruto]Stories of a cat ear girl who studies magic.
5-25-01—- Range Murata Items On Ebay
Thanks to C.B. of Fanboy Entertainment for sending in this item:
First off, ESSENCE: The Art of Yoshitoshi ABe went on sale nationwide this week. Run down to your local comic shop this Wednesday and pick up your copy while they last!
Yes, we are aware our site has been hacked. While we were at Anime Central this past weekend, we were also in the process of changing our servers. Unfortunately, we were not able to devote 100% of our time to the switch and we were invaded by the Poison Box hackers. We have since corrected the problem and the sitre is back up an running!
As many of you know, we had lots of great exclusive Fanboy products on sale at Anime Central last weekend. Not all of the products sold out though and we wanted to make them available on the web to fans across the country who didn’t make the con. However, with our website now down, this presented a slight problem. So we’ve done the next best thing and taken some of the items to eBay where we are offering them for their original sale prices. The two items up on eBay now are the super popular Range Murata postcard set and the almost sold out Range Murata 2001 “Build It Yourself” Calendar. Click the following links to check out the items:
5-25-01—- Spring And Chaos Release
Excerpted details from the press release:
TOKYOPOP® Anime’s first title, Shoji Kawamori’s Spring & Chaos, will arrive in stores Tuesday, May 29, 2001, as a Special Collector’s Edition DVD. To commemorate the release of this special film by the visionary anime director Shoji Kawamori, creator of such well-known titles as Macross and Escaflowne, each limited edition DVD comes in a collectible slipcase and includes a limited run animation cel from the film. Kawamori received his start in 1978 when, at the age of 18, he was tapped by STUDIO Nue to design mechanized robots for their new anime series, Daimos. With his next project, Super Dimensional Fortress Macross, he cemented his reputation as an innovator of animated design with the creation of the Valkyrie, a transforming US Navy F-14 fighter plane, which was an introduction to anime for many fans worldwide. He would bring this renowned design sense to many of the most famous anime titles ever produced including, Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory, PATLABOR 2: The Movie, and Wings of Escaflowne along with several returns to his most famous creation including Macross 7 and Macross Plus. In 1996, Kawamori lent his vision in celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Japan’s most respected poets, Kenji Miyazawa, with the film Spring & Chaos. The film symbolically recounts the life of Miyazawa and his work, which is known for its dramatic and surreal imagery. Kawamori exquisitely and powerfully portrays the heart of Miyazawa, the man and his works, in this animation masterpiece. To capture the essence of this scientist/poet, Kawamori employs several different animation techniques, including pencil animation, CGI, and hand-drawn animation. It is a must-see work for anyone interested in animation, Japanese culture, and the expression of art on film.
Spring & Chaos also includes, in addition to the special features, a booklet with facts about the film, biographical information about Kawamori and Miyazawa, and a poem written by Miyazawa in 1924. The DVD itself also includes a special interview with Kawamori and Producer/Sound Director Atsumi Tashiro.
Spring and Chaos Release Date: May 29, 2001 Item #: TPV-872 UPC: 6-45573-00872-7 Running Time: 57 min. / 10 min. Bonus English & Japanese Language Tracks Subtitles in English, Chinese, French, German, Korean, and Spanish. Appropriate for All Ages
5-25-01—- DBZ Season 5 Airdate Set
FUNimation is happy to announce that starting September 3 new episodes of Dragon Ball Z will begin airing on Cartoon Network. Until then, viewers can enjoy a double dose of their favorite TV series that is Cartoon Network’s No. 1-rated show. DBZ is being aired in back-to-back episodes in the popular Toonami block. The extended Dragon Ball Z lineup began May 14 and airs weeknights from 6-7 p.m. EDT, then 12 to 1 a.m. EDT for Toonami’s Midnight Run. “This is a testament to just how well-loved the characters of Dragon Ball Z have become,” said Gen Fukunaga, president of FUNimation, which introduced the Japanese TV series to America. “No other series has ever been allowed that amount of time during Toonami, so this obviously is a very exciting time – not only for FUNimation, but for all Dragon Ball Z fans.” In addition, the Cartoon Network has designated May 25 as Z Day, which means that the entire Toonami will be dedicated to airing Dragon Ball Z episodes. Viewers have been and can cast votes online for their top 2 DBZ episodes, which will be included in the May 25 broadcast. And starting June 25th, be sure to tune into Cartoon Network to watch the Dragon Ball series that will begin airing in the time slot immediately following DBZ. Dragon Ball is the series that started it all. Stay