2-28-02—- Metreon Anime Screening Updates
San Francisco’s Metreon has announced free Anime screenigs will occur throughout 2002. More info can be obtained at Action Theatre at Metreon-A Sony Entertainment Center will be host to an ever-changing line-up of anime and action movies, and will present features from leading anime film makers throughout the year. Features from leading anime film and toy maker, Bandai Entertainment will screen in February and March.
JIN-ROH WEEKEND – March 1-3
From the creators of “Ghost in the Shell” and “Akira”, Action Theatre is proud to present the ADVANCE DVD SCREENING of
“Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade”
FRIDAY, March 1 at 7:30pm;
SATURDAY, March 2 at 1:00pm and 7:30pm
SUNDAY, March 3 at 5pm
Starting Friday, March 1, 2002 in Action Theatre, a limited number of “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade” DVDs will be available for purchase before its national release date. You will also receive a free Jin-Roh poster with a purchase of a DVD, while supplies last.
Metreon.com’s Shopping page can be accessed here, check there for more info on the Bandai Shop at Action Theatre – a 500 square-foot retail space featuring anime products, toys, model kits and DVDs.
2-28-02—- Domestic Licensing Items
Also in this months Right Stuf Updates Pioneer Entertainment has raised the prices on the Armitage III: Dual Matrix DVD (Special Edition w/ltd edition lunchbox/figure). Although the company has yet to decide on the final costs they have temporarily raised the price of the set to $69.98.
Synch Point has mentioned to Right Stuf an indefinite delay for the release of I’m Gonna Be An Angel DVD. A pre June target date has been mentioned and a firm release date is expected for next month.
2-28-02—- Tenchi Muyo GXP Request Overload
According to the latest Right Stuf International update, (AIC), the Japanese producers of the Tenchi Muyo Series, have been swamped with so many requests from American fans for information on the release of the new series outside of Japan that they’ve had to post a message on their English website asking fans to stop asking. The company has promised to post everything they have regarding the English release as soon as it’s been licensed (which could be some time considering its just beginning production). For more info: http://www.aicanime.com/http://www.aicanime.com/
2-28-02—- Sen Confirmed Down Under
From Nausicaa.net via Daniel:
“Dale confirmed with Madman Entertainment that the firm is bringing “Spirited Away” to Australia:Madman is hoping to do a theatrical run hopefully in late 2002, with an Australian VHS/DVD release in early 2003. The above dates are very tentative at this stage, since this must be the biggest project Madman has ever done.”
2-28-02—- Best Motoring International Updates
For fans of the best selling Japanese motorsports video magazine, the staff of Best Motoring International will be in the U.S. in April to exhibit at the SEMA/International Auto Salon (http://www.ias2k2.com). BMI plans to bring along a very special car (and possibly a very special guest) from Spoon Sports.
Currently, the magazine releases it’s volumes on VHS video cassette, regarding some viewer questions asking about a possible DVD release, Cost, overall market demand and piracy are some of the issues that are holding BMI back from the transition.
Although BMI is currently focuses on the North American market, a PAL territory release may be pending. On requests for a driving techniques video BMI has mentioned it is under consideration.
BMI’s Official web site, linked above will be upgraded in the next several weeks with the Vol. 4 release promos, MPEG Library updates, new wallpaper downloads, redesigned forums and more.
2-28-02—- Truly Lost Treasure – Astroboy Episode 34 Among Discovered Cache Of Episodes Screening In Japan
From an article running at FUJI ZAK ZAK Evening News:
“A lost episode of “Astro boy” is broadcasted 39 years later.”
Masterpiece “Astro boy” of Mr. Osamu Tezuka broadcasted as the domestic anime series of the beginning of 1968. Episode 34 “Midoro ga numa” (Midoro marsh) called “a lost work” revives till now for 39 because film does not exist and lets you please with the former fan.
New program “BS entirely perfection collection” of NHK-BS2 digging up a one theme broadcasting it deeply. NHK features “hero of eternity, Astro boy” intensively in April from March, and the whole book broadcasts volume 25 minutes of “Midoro ga numa” (Midoro marsh) sealed by a program of this we April 3 (10:00 p.m.). As for the anime series of an atom, film of a 6 work is not discovered among all 193 stories.
English version of “Midoro ga numa” (Midoro marsh) was America, and it was discovered last year.
“Because it was the 50th year and wanted to make you the first theme of a new program by all means since comics of an atom appeared this year, I borrowed it with the sound tape which a MUSHI- production saved together and I revised digital and re-constructed” it (a NHK chief producer) Atom challenges a lizard of “Midoro marsh” which a story has advanced intelligence, and turned a person into a slave a fight. A lizard is the contents which an adult I prophesy that “mankind will fall sometime soon”, and to die is made to think about last. Between fans, the reason why a work by the same author product was considered to be “an illusion” has one more.
It “is the only work which “zero studio” made of Syoutaro ishinomori, Fijio akatsuka, Fujio / F / Fujiko, Jiro Tsunoda which lived with “Tokiwa sou” (Tokiwa Apartment) which is famous for a younger student of Mr. Tezuka” (enthusiast comics magazine editing person) Furthermore, from what was never broadcasted again, there was such a legend. “When Mr. Tezuka watched a preview, I have remained silent in pessimistic contents.”
Therefore the production staff minded it, and it was said that I disposed of Japanese version (enthusiast comics magazine editing person). As for I understand nobody truth, but “Astro boy” being