7-25-03—- Gaming Event News
California Extreme 2003 an arcade gaming convention is happening this weekend, July, 26th & 27th at the San Jose Convention Center, Parkside Hall. CA Extreme in its 7th year, has continued to grow bigger each year. Last years convention featured over 350 different arcade games, all set to Free Play mode. Also featured are various video game seminars, the full schedule is available on the official website: http://www.caextreme.org/ Cost: Saturday $25 – Sunday $20 – Full Weekend $40 Hours: Saturday 11 AM – Midnight & Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM
Coming up August, 9th & 10th is the Classic Gaming Expo 2003. Taking place at Jackie Gaughan’s Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This convention is geared towards the classic console game enthusiast. Featured this year are never before seen Atari, Nintendo, and Neo Geo games, plus many more home brew games. There is always a long list of classic gaming celebrities in attendance. Also featured is a dealers room with practically every kind of game console, and software title that you will ever find in one place. For the full details visit the official website: http://www.cgexpo.com
Cost: Saturday $25 – Sunday $15 – Full Weekend $35 Hours: Saturday 9 AM – 8PM & Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
7-24-03—- Persacon Huntsville Alabama 2004
Persacon (formerly known as Chibicon) will be April 30 – May 2 at the Radisson Huntsville Airport in Huntsville, Alabama!
Our website will be updated soon and is located for the present time at www.geocities.com/chibicon2k3
The hotel website is www.radison.com/madisonal
For other information please email us at: Chibicon2k3@yahoo.com
7-24-03—- Xenosaga Anime
From Gamespot courtesy Daniel:
…Monolith soft also revealed that there are plans for the Xenosaga series to be novelized and also released as an anime.
7-24-03—- New ADV Films Releases
HOUSTON, July 23, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 7, 2003 release date for Aura Battler Dunbine: The Kings of Byston Well, the third volume of the 49-episode anime classic.
First broadcast in Japan in the mid 1980’s, Aura Battler Dunbine is widely considered one of the finest and most significant titles from the “golden age” of televised anime. Conceived by Yoshiyuki Tomino (creator and director of Gundam) and based on Tomino’s novel Wings of Lin, Aura Battler Dunbine has long been celebrated not only for its exciting plot and extraordinary mecha designs (by Studio Nue, of Macross fame), but also for the series’ emphasis on strong and detailed characterization, and the consistently excellent quality of its animation (produced by Sunrise Animation).
As befits the title’s extraordinary production pedigree, Aura Battler Dunbine is a rich and complex tale, mingling a fantasy-inspired setting with an anachronistic blend of technologies, and spicing the mixture with extensive elements sourced from ancient folklore of the British Isles.
The Story: Show Zama and his comrades are witness to what seems to be the inevitable conquest of Byston Well by Drake Luft’s massive army. Kingdom after kingdom falls as Bern Bunnings pushes Luft’s troops closer and closer to a final showdown in the Land of Ah. Personal relationships are strained; while more mysteries are revealed as both good men and bad fall victim to the relentless appetite of war.
Aura Battler Dunbine is the stuff that legends are made of. An epic, one-of-a-kind adventure that dives headfirst into a rich, fully defined world to create one of the most unique anime experiences ever envisioned.
Aura Battler Dunbine: The Kings of Byston Well (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release, containing four complete episodes. Includes both English- and Japanese-language versions, with English subtitles. Extras include: a production portfolio; clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews.
Collector’s Edition Available! The special edition “Memorial Box,” including the first volume of Aura Battler Dunbine: Tales of Byston Well and a high-quality (“hard”) custom series art box, sized to hold the first six volumes of the series, is also available (SRP $39.98).
HOUSTON, July 23, 2003-ADV Films today announced an October 7, 2003 release date for Eden’s Bowy: Fallen Angels and Flower Towns, fourth volume of the acclaimed anime fantasy series, noted for its multilayered complexity and wide-ranging appeal. Eden’s Bowy is based on a manga by Tennoji Kitsune, and was directed by Tsukasa Sunaga (Southern Cross), with character designs by Kazui Hiroko (Ranma ½, Oh! My Goddess!).
The Story: After everything the old warrior has done, the Princess of Foresight has been snatched back into the hands of Yulgaha. Will Yorn and the rest of our heroes give up? No way! When the going gets tough, the tough pack their bags for Yulgaha! But dangers await Yorn and his companions-they fall off Yulgaha and go crashing to the earth below and then are captured and dragged off to the Yanuess-controlled city of Chanaccare.
Will Goldoh and Vilogg find their precious cargo in the maze-like forest of Yaokeshipu-or will they strangle each other first? What angelic tragedy transformed Spike into the angry God Hunter we see today? And who is the mysterious Parella, and where do her loyalties lie?
Eden’s Bowy: Fallen Angels and Flower Towns (SRP $29.98) is a DVD-only release, including four complete episodes. Includes both English- and Japanese-language versions, and English subtitles. Extras include: clean opening and closing animation; and ADV previews.
HOUSTON, July 23, 2003 – ADV Films has set a street date of October 7, 2003 for the DVD release of Steel Angel Kurumi 2: Earth’s Guardian Angels, second and final volume of the sequel to the fan-favorite anime series Steel Angel Kurumi.
Produced by Pony Canyon (Vampire Princess Miyu), WOWOW (The Big O) and Kadokawa (publishers of anime magazine Newtype), Steel Angel Kurumi features breathtaking animation from acclaimed studio O.L.M., famous for its work on the Pokemon franchise. The English dub of Steel Angel Kurumi 2 reprises the smashing performances of three of the leads from the first series: Kelli Cousins, Monica Rial and Hilary Haag, plus a host of other fine voice actors.
The Story: Now that Kurumi and Saki are in the 21st century, aren’t they forgetting something? That’s right! Believing the Steel Angels