9-25-02—- New Anime Articles
Thanks to Daniel for the news.
9-25-02—- L.A. Times Reviews Nadesico
In yesterday’s L.A. Times newspapaer, Charles Solomon published a review of ADV’s Martian Successor Nadesico. View it here.
9-25-02—- TGS Highlights In Japanese Press
“TOKYO GAME SHOW 2002” (COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SUPPLIER’S ASSOCIATION ) opened in Chiba and Makuhari Messe on the 20th. 85 companies and the organization displayed about 500 titles mainly by the game maker and game vocational school of Japan and an overseas. The first day introduces exhibition of attention for the persons concerned and from the business day for presses. In addition, general public presentation is for two days on 21 or the 22nd. An admission ticket is 1200 yen (below a schoolchild is no charge) on the day.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI) displays the action game for PS2 “Ratchet-rank” as an 8th anniversary work of the “PlayStation” (PS) birth. A unique character runs about, all mechanics are equipped from an omnipotent wrench to Multiple Launch Rocket System, and it fires away at an enemy. This is put on the market on December 3. To others, many titles, such as a sequel “Xi-GO” (December 19 sale) of a popular puzzle game, music action “Let’s bravo music” (winter sale schedule) performed together by two persons, and the formal fantasy RPG “Dark chronicle” (November 28 sale), were sent for display. Moreover, reference exhibition of PS2 of a white body is carried out. It is undecided whether it puts on the market.
Sega turned PS2 and announced the robot waging-war action game “Virtualon Mars.” The automatic operation system by which a beginner can also enjoy a high-speed movement battle easily is adopted. Manual operation was also prepared for upper persons. 2003 year spring sale schedule. “Game cube” RPG “Eternal arcadia legend” displayed for turning calls it the thing which can be called “perfect version” which added the large additional element instead of the mere transplant of the Dreamcast version. November 28 sale. “Xbox” For turning, the sequel “Panzer-dragoon ORTA” of a popular shooting game is displayed. That sale is scheduled for December.
TECMO displays “Fighter of Argus” which remade the popular arcade game of former years for PS2. This game was again born as a 3D action game. NTT DoCoMo exhibited much those for “504i” series using the “i mode terminal” “i appli.”
BANDAI displays the object “SD Gundam G-Generation-NEO” for PS2. It is said for the original story for games that those who know old Gundam can also enjoy themselves in a fresh feeling. November 28 sale. Moreover, 2 titles, “From TV Animation One Piece TreasureBattle” (November 1 sale) and a “New-Kinnikuman new generation fighter vs tradition fighter” (November 22 sale), are displayed for game cubes. In addition, the game dealing with popular characters, such as “the Ninpyu squadron hurricaneger”(Ninryuu sentai hurricaneger) and “mask rider Ryuuki”, was announced for PS.
Pacific Century cyber-works Japan (PCCW) exhibited 3 titles of a professional wrestling live action game “Toukon heat” and the game “LOWRIDER’S” which competes for action of a car for PS2 by the “Game Boy advance” advance [ an action puzzle game “Toukon Inoki-doh” and ] The Antonio Inoki producing turning PS2 and turning. All three works will be sale-scheduled for December. Square turned PS2 and exhibited the playable version of the simulation game for RPG”Unlimited:SAGA” (December 19 sale) Game Boy advances “Final fantasy tactics advance” (this winter sale schedule).
9-25-02—- Special Dell And Square FF XI Computer Collaboration
Thanks to Yukio-san (The Dead Shot Club) in Kanagawa for this news:
Dell Computer sells the “Dell Dimension+Final Fantasy XI package model” which enclosed the on-line RPG of Square “Final Fantasy XI” (FFXI) to the desktop PC “Dimension” series for individuals.
According to the company, “Dimension 8200” of a high-end model and “Dimension 4500” of a main stream model are a base. For both models, CPU is Pentium 4. 1.8 GHz and graphics carried “GeForce4 Ti4200” of U.S. ENUBIDIA, and made the set the 19 inch liquid crystal display monitor “1900FP.” Customize by BTO is possible for fine specification. For FFXI (the PC version), it is the feature that it is the on-line RPG of sale and a high resolving image can be enjoyed rather than the 2nd edition of PS on November 7. For CPU, four or more Pentium and graphics are [ recommendation operation environment ] more than “GeForce3.” Moreover, in the case of “GeForce4 Ti” series, the picture effect of exclusive use can be enjoyed. The selling price and time of a package model are undecided. Dell supposes that it will notify by the website, as soon as details are decided.
Source: CNET Japan
9-25-02—- Kikuko Inoue Birthday
Happy Birthday Kikuko Inoue on September 25th!
9-25-02—- Bandai In November
From the release:
NOVEMBER 2002 RELEASE UPDATES Mobile Fighter G Gundam
Broadcast on Cartoon Network’s popular Toonami block – Mobile Fighter G Gundam has topped the ratings chart among anime features currently on broadcast! With a full line of action figures and model kits, apparel, Playstation 2 video games, and other related merchandise – Experience Gundam like never before on DVD home video!
Directed by Yasuhiro Imagawa (Giant Robo) – The action and excitement of Gundam reaches epic proportions! The year is Future Century 60 – It is time for the “Gundam Fight” tournament! Each country sends a Gundam to Earth for this prestigious tournament in the hopes of winning power and glory for their homeland! But this time, there’s an unseen evil lurking behind the scene. Domon Kasshu, Neo Japan’s reluctant Fighter, is determined to uncover this evil and clear his family name! The fight to the top begins now!
The first 15 episodes will be released individually on DVD as three separate volumes – A special collector’s DVD box set will also be released containing the first 15 episodes as well.