|Friday, November 30th, 2001
(09:44 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our twenty ninth
winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Sara Krosschell. Sara snagged a copy
of the Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #6!
Steel Angel Kurumi
PM EST): For those anxiously awaiting this series, you'll be
pleased to know that the dub for the show has been cast as of yesterday.
And in the tradition of Princess Nine and Excel Saga, Janice Williams (aka
Ladyg ) is
the next match-up game in our English Track forum for those wanting to
More new title announcements
(03:27 PM EST): The
Right Stuf has also posted the 2002 schedule for Voyager this
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Vol. #2 | 01/08/2002 | 29.99$
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Vol. #3 | 03/05/2002 | 29.99$
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Vol. #4 | 05/07/2002 | 29.99$
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Vol. #5 | 07/09/2002 | 29.99$
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Vol. #6 | 09/09/2002 | 29.99$
- Starblazers: Comet Empire Box Set | 11/05/2002 | 149.99$
New title announcements
(11:45 AM EST): Some new titles
Right Stuf this morning. Even though I still can't get a confirm/deny
from tokyopop, GTO: Great
Teacher Onizuka Vol. 1 is due from them on 03/19/2002 in bilingual format
for 29.99$ with a running time of 120 minutes. Also, due on 03/12/2002 is
Saint Tail Vol. #4 with a running time of 100 minutes for 29.99$ and on
03/26/2002 Vampire Princess Miyu TV Vol. #4 will arrive with a running
time of 125 minutes for 29.99$.
Tokyopop is definitely shaping up to be a contender.
In regards to GTO,
AnimeNation had this to report: "The first
volume will contain episodes 1-4, including the 60 minute double episode
first episode. Beginning with volume 2, each volume will contain 5
Thursday, November 29th, 2001
(02:18 PM EST): Due out on
12/18/2001, ADV Films releases the second box set for the Southern Cross
segment of the
Legacy Box Sets. We've gone through this set in-between all the
hentai this week and have composed some thoughts on it.
(01:18 PM EST): More of a digest
review than a full-out one, we've added the
Set from NuTech Entertainment to our ever growing review library.
AnimEigo talks Macross
(09:37 AM EST): With things just
about done, AnimEigo has updated
their site about the Macross release, complete with a picture of all the
"Everything is at the replicators. We expect to receive the last 3
check discs (real discs) this week for approval. Assuming no problems (and
there should be none!), then we expect to get our first shipment of about
2000 sets around December 18th, and 2000 more every couple of days. We
will ship around the clock through the holiday season. "
(09:36 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty eigth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Tony Case.
Tony snagged a copy of the Blue Seed Vol. #4!
(09:34 AM EST): Released back on
11/10/2001, NuTech Entertainment put out another light and fun hentai box
set known as
Welcome to Pia Carrot.
Wednesday, November 28th, 2001
Ronin Warriors tidbits
(11:17 PM EST): With the
announcement about Ronin Warriors coming to DVD, there's been some concern
about whether a real uncut dub was done as there were some minor edits to
the show. Bandai's Charles McCarter posted some clarifying information
earlier today on the subject. From what was said, it looks as if it won't
be a true bilingual release, but both will be uncut in one sense. The
original Japanese version will be properly subtitled and have its original
uncut track while the US broadcast version will be as uncut as it ever
was. There are apparently some differences between the two video sources
that a synch-up cannot be done. But for fans of the dub, Bandai has gotten
the original TV masters from the licensor, complete with the openings and
endings and bumpers (and commercial blacks). Fans of the Japanese series
will also be happy by getting that version available for the first time.
No word on whether both will appear on the same disc or if they'll be
treated as separate releases such as Cardcaptors/Cardcaptor Sakura.
(11:06 PM EST): It took nearly a
year since the first volume was released, but ADV Films has finally seen
fit to set 12/11/2001 as the date to release the second volume of
Flash: Angels at World's End. They've also taken the things
they've learned since the first volume and applied them here.
(01:32 PM EST): I can see it now
when I go back to work next week. "So Chris, how'd you spend your
vacation?" "Oh, I watched a lot of hentai" "...".
So just for you, here's another new hentai review today. Released on
11/10/2001, NuTech Entertainment's box set of
in the Court scores quite well with us.
(11:00 AM EST): Due out on
12/04/2001, ADV Films is releasing what many thought they'd never put out,
Diaries Collectors Edition. For those who've waited, the payoff is
(08:33 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty seventh winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Jon
Allen. Jon snagged a copy of the Original Dirty Pair Vol. #1!
(09:43 AM EST): Released back on
10/24/2001, we've managed to take some time this morning and check out
NuTech Entertainment's box set release of
a surprisingly good hentai. In fact, we even have a more detailed
up and ready for this title.
Sorta new licensed
(09:03 AM EST): In what many are
calling a very surprising yet great move, Bandai Entertainment has
announced their upcoming release of Yoroiden Samurai Troopers, better
known to US fans as Ronin Warriors which aired on syndication and Cartoon
Network. Even better? The DVD's, retailing for 24.95$ starting in April,
will be bilingual and uncut. Check the
press release for more
Tuesday, November 27th, 2001
(10:08 PM EST): Getting in the
final volume before years end (and within 5 months of the first volume
coming out no less), ADV Films next week releases
Vol. #4 to the market, bringing this bizarre yet flashy series to
an end. Hopefully after it comes out someone can explain it to me.
New title announcements
(09:12 PM EST): The
Right Stuf site has updated with some new dates
- Ceres, Celestial Legend 7: Requiem | 75 minutes | 29.99 | 02/26/2002
- Macross Plus Movie | 120 minutes | 29.99 | 02/08/2002 (subtitle
- Robotech New Generation Vol. #1 | 175 minutes | 14.95$ | 02/05/2002
- Robotech New Generation Vol. #2 | 175 minutes | 14.95$ | 02/05/2002
- Robotech New Generation DVD Box 1 | 405 minutes | 44.95 | 02/05/2002
(08:33 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty sixth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Sara
Miller. Sara snagged a copy of the Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #6!
Monday, November 26th, 2001
(10:14 PM EST): Due out in just
a few hours, i.e. 11/27/2001, ADV's latest release of
Orphen Vol. #3:
Ruins & Relics brought much enjoyment to our little home theater
tonight. Especially the easily found piece of omake that proves that ADV
can really poke fun at themselves and give (some?) viewers are great
(09:20 PM EST): Following up on
the successful OVA series, Media Blasters has let loose with the first of
four discs that make up the TV series and we've got a review of
User's Club Vol. #4: I Wanna Do More!
(06:10 PM EST): Three more
pieces added to
Gallery 7 today, this time from Pioneer. Take a look at Sherlock
Holmes, the great looking Mini-Goddesses Vol. #1 and the fantastic looking
Soul Taker Vol. #1. Of course, these all look much better in their larger
uncompressed formats, but I have to be space conscious.
Cardcaptor Sakura movie
(05:42 PM EST): While a good
amount of information has come out regarding the two upcoming versions of
the first Cardcaptor Sakura movie, we got a bit more clarification on the
uncut version that I had been looking for. So let's run down the two:
|Cardcaptors The Movie
||Cardcaptor Sakura The Movie
|4:3 Pan & Scan
||16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen
|English 2.0 Soundtrack
||English 2.0 Soundtrack, English 5.1
Soundtrack, Japanese 2.0 Soundtrack, Japanese 5.1 Soundtrack
|Extras: Froggy Mix Music Video, and
||Extras: English / Japanese Trailers and
Commercials, alternate angle footage and more
To make things even more interesting, there is no cuts being made to
the Cardcaptors dub-only movie. Well, beyond the image being cropped and
panned and scanned. The dub on the dub-only disc is the same as the
widescreen movie edition. The footage is exactly the same across the two.
My guess is that this allows those who don't want to touch the Japanese
version can do so by getting what the TV discs are like. But for those who
have wanted an uncut dub, this is where you make out the best. The
widescreen bilingual disc looks to be the clear winner here.
(03:03 PM EST): We haven't had
to cover too many disc delays lately, but two have crept up this
afternoon. According to
Right Stuf, Central Park Media's releases of Battleskipper The Movie
and My My Mai have both been postponed with no new date.
(03:02 PM EST): Cover art
has been updated with new artwork for the forthcoming Bubblegum Crash and
Otaku no Video from AnimEigo.
(09:53 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty fifth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Mike
Ralph. Mike snagged a copy of the Blue Seed Vol. #4!
(09:49 AM EST): Another of our
stray sheep has returned today, and with thanks to Jason, we now have
added Jubei-Chan, The
Ninja Girl to a section of our
Anime on DVD Recommends
(09:20 AM EST): Also checking in
with us this morning with another new review is Megan Morris, whose gone
through and checked out the September release of
(09:07 AM EST): We've got a few
new region 1 alternate angle reviews ready for your viewing pleasure this
Region 1 (North America)
(08:52 AM EST): Tackling another
title for us today, Roman Martel has sent in his thoughts on the recently
Powerstone Vol. #1 from ADV Films.
Sunday, November 25th, 2001
(08:17 AM EST): Congratulations go out to our twenty fourth
winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, David Orozco. David snagged a copy of
the Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #3!
Saturday, November 24th, 2001
(06:10 PM EST): Pioneer knocks
another one out of the park this year with the simply gorgeous release of
My Goddess The Movie, due out on 11/27/2001.
(04:08 PM EST): Released way
back on 6/19/2001, we've finally gotten around to writing something of a
digest review of
Saber Marionette J Collection 3.
(08:29 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty third winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Brandon
Martinez. Brandon snagged a copy of the Martian Successor Nadesico Vol.
(08:25 AM EST): According to a
series of emails we received this morning, it appears that MVM in the UK
will be releasing the Ah! My Goddess movie in the UK as well as the
Adventures of the Mini-Goddesses (which continues to bear out the tied
licensing agreement between the two). No dates or any other info though.
Friday, November 23rd, 2001
Daily Contest Update
(05:37 PM EST): Just a quick
note for those of you who've won so far in our ADV DVD A DAY giveaway,
I've shipped off the prizes for everyone who won up through Thanksgiving
yesterday. We'll ship the remainder when the last 8 or so are done being
selected. So keep an eye on your mailbox for early next week!
(04:11 PM EST): We started to
dip into our hentai pile a bit, and the first one we pulled out was
Darkness from NuTech Entertainment.
(03:20 PM EST): If you're
enjoying Crest of the Stars, probably one of the closest shows in a
similar military style is
Gundam MS 08th
Vol. #3. This was another excellent volume in one of my favorite
long running series.
(12:18 PM EST): If you thought
the names of the attacks in Dragonball Z were bad, wait till you see them
use "Double Big Tit Bomb!" among many others in the atrociously bad show
Zero, released back on 9/25/2001 from Media Blasters.
(11:17 AM EST): We've got a few
new reviews to work on today, so we'll post them as they're completed.
First up is the 11/13/2001 release from Pioneer that brings us three more
episodes of the very cliched but masterfully executed
Vol. #2: New Fighters.
(10:18 AM EST): One of the more
fun games our forum readers in the English Track have been treated to
lately is a guessing game with ADV reps about whose being cast for what
show. Princess Nine was the last one that took awhile, but had folks
really enjoying the game. This time around, Excel Saga's been put under
the magnifying glass. All of the parts have been isolated except for two,
so I thought it was time to get the list up here for those who don't
browse the forums much, if at all:
- Excel - Jessica Calvello
- Ilapalazzo - Jason Douglas
- Misaki Matsuya - Tiffany Grant
- Great Will of the Macrocosom - Kelly Manison
- Menchi - Hilary Haag
- Hyatt - Monica Rial (*confirmed by both Monica herself!)
- Cosplay Excel - Cynthia Martinez
- Nabeshin - Brett Weaver
- Pedro - Rob Mungle
- Watanabe - Jay Hickman
- Iwata - Mark Laskowski
- Kabapu - Mike Kleinhenz
- Puchuu VA #1- Kira
- Sumiyoshi -- DLW and Avatar are fighting it out ON PAY PER VIEW for
Only two are left (and there are no double-roles beign done here),
- Rikdo -**NOT John Swasey, Matt Greenfield, Andy McAvin, Chris Corey,
John Gremillion, Andrew Klimko, Spike Spencer, Phil Ross
- Puchuu #2 - **NOT Jennifer K. Earhart, Phil Ross, dlw , Tamara Lo,
Marcy Rae, Mike Kleinhenz , Jenni Strader, Emily Carter , Ted Pfister,
So for the naysayer's who think Excel Saga is years and years away,
here's a bit of proof of things getting closer. And for those who enjoy
dubs, a good peek at whose getting played by who.
(09:41 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twenty second winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Ilya K.
Nash. Ilya snagged a copy of the Robotech Legacy Box Set 4: The
Thursday, November 22nd, 2001
(07:51 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our twenty first
winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Mary Kay Pope. Mary snagged a copy of
the Blue Seed Vol. #4!
(09:50 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twentieth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Tom Mahady.
Tom snagged a copy of the Kimagure Orange Road The Movie: Summer's
Wednesday, November 21st, 2001
(08:07 PM EST): Before heading off for the holiday, the folks
at Right Stuf updated their splash page with a slew of new title
announcements with just titles and dates. We'll add these to the upcoming
list when prices and other info becomes available sometime Friday:
03/12/2002 - Cardcaptor Sakura 8: Sweet Trouble
03/12/2002 - Gatekeepers 4
03/12/2002 - Vandread 2: Nirvana
03/19/2002 - Sailor Moon Super S TV 3-4 DVD: Pegasus Collection II
03/26/2002 - Cardcaptors the Movie (DUB)
03/26/2002 - Cardcaptor Sakura the Movie (SUB)
03/26/2002 - Pokemon: The Johto Journeys 51
04/02/2002 - Cardcaptors 8: Times of Need
04/09/2002 - Adventures of the Mini-Goddess 2: The Belldandy Files
04/09/2002 - Gundam: First Gundam 8
04/09/2002 - Gundam: First Gundam 9 (DUB / DVD)
04/09/2002 - Zoids 1 (DUB / DVD)
04/16/2002 - Soul Taker DVD 2: Flickering Faith
04/23/2002 - Gundam 0080 DVD 2
04/23/2002 - Love Hina DVD 2
04/23/2002 - Ronin Warrior 1 DVD
04/23/2002 - Saber Marionette J-X DVD
(06:39 PM EST): We just added 15
new pieces of cover art to our latest
(06:17 PM EST): While the
theatrical release is being debated and planned, the DVD is already
underway. The latest Diamond Comics Previews lists it for release in March
with a retail price of 27.95$. According to the retailer
Archonia, it will have only the Japanese language on it with English
Ranma box 2?
(06:14 PM EST): Some potential
good news here. Forum reader Mootar posted some info he found in Viz's
Holiday Shop By Mail catalog. The Anything Goes Martial Arts DVD box set
is due out in March. The multi-disc set will run for 572 minutes and
retail for $119.98.
(03:20 PM EST): According to the
Right Stuf, they've been informed via
tokyopop indeed does the
license for the Initial D anime.
(01:23 PM EST): Although I'm
listing it as a rumor, it's probably as official as we're going to get for
the moment. Mariela dug up some new information today:
Latest issue of TOKYOPOP's Smile magazine today has an ad for Marmalade
Boy - the manga starts next month. Along with "Available monthly starting
December 2001 as a limited edition comic book series" when you look at the
bottom of the ad you see this :
"Look for the Marmalade Boy anime on VHS & DVD coming soon from
Make of that what you will - but they were giving stores St. Tail
posters that worked in pretty much the same way long before they
officially announced that anime.
The Marmalade Boy TV series aired in 1994 and 1995, with a total run of
Tuesday, November 20th, 2001
(07:54 PM EST): A recent press
release from ADV Films (which I don't think we got/posted) touted some of
the information for the upcoming release of Steel Angel Kurumi. One of the
lines in the release was "The 24-episode saga will be delivered on 6
DVD's." With Kurumi being a series of half-episode episodes (i.e. less
than 15 minutes each), this caused quite a bit of confusion. David
Williams of ADV clarified this today, stating, "That was a mistake on the
press release. It's still as previously announced with 6 eps each on 4
New title announcement
(07:53 PM EST): Looks like this
one slipped by my last week, as posted by Janice Williams from ADV Films:
Robotech Flight 6 has been given a street date of February 5, 2002.
Disc 11 - New Generation: Next Wave - $14.98 SRP, seven episodes,
Disc 12 - New Generation: Counter Strike - $14.98 SRP, six episodes,
Box 6 - $44.98, contains discs 11 & 12, plus extras disc with: original
Mospeada pilot; Toy Fair presentation for Robotech toy line; Promotional
videos for Robotech toy line; skads of Production sketches; comic covers
for the New Generation segment; and international clips
Brief site note
(07:51 PM EST): Due to the
holiday this week, as well as a excessively busy weekend this past
weekend, we're going to be fairly light on reviews for most of this week.
We're keeping up on what little DVD news slips out during a holiday week,
but it's generally pretty quiet. Next week is my first full week off from
my day job in just about a year, so expect us to catch up on some titles,
especially on the hentai side of things.
(07:51 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our nineteenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, John Playtis.
John snagged a copy of the Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #6!
Monday, November 19th, 2001
(10:04 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our eighteenth winner
in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Thomas Hester. Thomas snagged a copy of the
Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #4!
(09:59 PM EST): News out of this
past weekends Akacon has been, well, non-existent as far as most of us can
tell, but thanks to some good contacts, Mariela has updated her
"ADV announced stuff at the con I can get no news from. Two
ex-Streamline titles have found a new home, Crying Freeman and Doomed
Megalopolis, and Medabots finds its home video home, but it will most
likely be another straight from TV release, dub-only. :P
In other news, the Bebop movie may be acquired, and not by Bandai, which
IMO is not a good thing. Waiting for more official word."
The Bebop footnote shouldn't surprise many people, as Columbia/Tri-Star
was involved in the Japanese distribution of the movie and with their
upcoming release of Metropolis, they've stated on several occasions their
plans to try out more anime. After all, it's relatively cheap to
license/distribute movies like this for a company like CTS, as the returns
generally break even or even a million or two make a profit. The risk
level is generally much lower, especially if they play them out in a
similar release strategy to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Sunday, November 18th, 2001
(09:09 AM EST): I've pretty much
taken the weekend off to play all things Xbox, but Megan's sent in one of
her latest reviews, this time covering the recent release of
Moon S TV Vol. #5.
(09:00 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our seventeenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Ashley
Johannessen. Ashley snagged a copy of the Those Who Hunt Elves Vol. #1!
Saturday, November 17th, 2001
(08:07 PM EST): For those that prefer to order directly,
especially considering how poorly distributed their discs are to
retailers, AnimEigo is now taking
orders for Bubblegum Crash (shipping near 12/1), Vampire Princess Miyu
Vol. #2 (shipping near 12/17) and my personal favorite, Otaku No Video
(shipping near 12/30). They're also apparently offering free UPS ground
shipping for orders, or at least for the three above that I just ordered
(07:46 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our sixteenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Tom Gaj. Tom
snagged a copy of the Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #3!
Friday, November 16th, 2001
(07:29 PM EST): Due out on
01/08/2002, Central Park Media has managed to score themselves what'll
likely be the first big hit of next year. The dark and edgy and fairly
well disturbing show known as
Now and Then,
Here and There Vol. #1 is something that we got an early look at
this week and have put some of our thoughts down on it. Fans of director
Akitaroh Daichi will definitely want to check this out.
Story of the Racks
(12:27 PM EST): For those who've
been waiting and wondering, the work finished this week and the anime
discs are loaded up in our new library shelving. Come,
check out our sickness.
(09:49 AM EST): The folks over
at Barnes & Noble are beefing
up their anime store, and I'm gauging interest from readers here as to
whether they'd use the links to there or not. If you would, let us know in
our retail forum.
(09:46 AM EST): We're now all
caught up on our region 1 alternate angle reviews, with this mornings
update bringing some fresh new content your way:
Region 1 (North America)
(09:09 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our fifteenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Bill
Alexander. Bill snagged a copy of the Kimagure Orange Road The Movie:
Thursday, November 15th, 2001
(10:18 PM EST): Things are moving along nicely, with lots of
new information cropping up in this weeks edition of
lovingly crafted and cared for by Sean Broestl.
(10:01 PM EST): Adding another
13 episode series onto the completed pile, we've finished our thoughts on
Media Blasters packed release of
Zenki, the first
of four collections to be released by them.
(08:27 PM EST): We've been quiet
on new reviews this week, but we've been doing a lot of watching. In fact,
since Monday evening, we've watched 31 episodes of anime, so we've got new
stuff coming up. The first is a review of the 13 episode OVA series
Hakkenden: Legend of
the Dog Warriors from Pioneer.
(08:24 PM EST): Those looking to
score some sweet priced anime will want to check out the weekly specials
Right Stuf. I Dream of Mimi's down to 12.49$ from a regular of 30$,
Saint Tail #1 for 18$ from a regular of 30$ and probably most anticipated
from our regular retail hunters, the 4th box set of Votoms for 49.99
instead of 99.99$.
(07:21 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our fourteenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Iain
Delaney. Iain snagged a copy of the Blue Seed Vol. #4!
Wednesday, November 14th, 2001
(05:00 PM EST): The folks at
Anime News Service have
confirmed with Bandai Entertainment's Jerry Chu that G-Gundam is indeed
being cast for the dub, marking its arrival as next on US shores from the
large Gundam library of shows.
(04:36 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our thirteenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Eleanor Kai.
Eleanor snagged a copy of the Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #6!
Tuesday, November 13th, 2001
(05:00 PM EST): As we close in on our fourth year of being
online, I remember how surprised I was back when we had celebrated our
first year. The folks over at Anime Love are now celebrating their first,
so a tip of the hat indeed to them. They're also doing something to
Anime Love celebrates its first anniversary!!
We want to bring our second year of existence in with a bang. So we are
having not one, but TWO contests to commemorate the event!
Prizes: To the winner of each contest, they will receive a $10 gift
certificate to the online store or Brick and Mortar store of their
choice!! (Some merchant limits do apply, depending on gift certificate
Contest One: This is a random email contest. In your email, please write
to us your happiest birthday or holiday celebration memory or experience.
Contest Two: This is an ART contest. Please submit an original artwork
with an image containing either our neko-chan mascot Ali-chan, or a
romantic picture with any anime characters of your choice.
1. No more than one entry per person, per email, per contest. (Yes, you
can enter both contests).
2. You must be at least 13 years of age to participate.
3. You do not have to be an Anime Love member to participate in the
4. All entries must be emailed to
5. DEADLINE is NOVEMBER 30, 2001.
For more information, please visit
(04:36 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our twelfth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Jeames Dunne.
Jeames snagged a copy of the Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #4!
Monday, November 12th, 2001
(05:45 PM EST): Things are
getting clearer with the Synch-Point releases. According to the TRSI site
and other sources, FLCL will be getting a bimonthly release for its three
discs (Jan/Mar/May) with the first disc streeting on 01/15/2002. The TV
series I'm Gonna Be An Angel got a slight bump back from initial hopes,
and the first volume with five episodes will arrive on 01/22/2002.
(05:09 PM EST): Long time reader
and NY area contributor Abood Rabbat has sent in his thoughts on the
various movies screened during the
2001 Big Apple Anime Festival.
(04:59 PM EST): ADV sent out some press releases today, talking
about Princess 9 #2, Plastic Little and Sorcerer on the Rocks. Check out
our combined listing,
complete with cover artwork for each. Just look at that shine on Tita's
(04:36 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our eleventh winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Kaled
Abdulgader. Kaled snagged a copy of the Gasaraki Vol. #7!
Sunday, November 11th, 2001
(10:15 AM EST): It was only this past Thursday night that we
mentioned the limited availability of the separate Cowboy Bebop box that
TRSI is distributing for Bandai Entertainment. Well, those 1000 or so
boxes they were getting have been spoken for and sold out. And from what I
can tell, it looks like almost 700 of them were bought via this site,
according to my weekly affiliate report with TRSI.
Kind of makes you wonder what the rest of the market's interest would
be, with the other thousands and thousands of people who don't read us or
even get online.
Hopefully Bandai will look at this as something to try again in the
future. Hopefully the other studios will look into this as something
that's profitable and worth trying. That's right folks, there's money to
be made in empty cardboard boxes with a pretty picture on it. A thousand
boxes sold in 2 1/2 days for 12.99$ a pop. Impressive.
(09:33 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our tenth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Brian Suarez.
Brian snagged a copy of the Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #3!
(09:28 AM EST): According to the folks over at
Anime News Service, an
casting call has gone out in Vancouver for folks to try out for G-Gundam.
If ANS's information is true, that'll likely be the next series to be
brought over, which is sure to spark plenty of debate among Gundamphiles.
G-Gundam ran in 1994 for 49 episodes, so I'd hazard a bet that it'd be
released in the same style as the currently running Mobile Suit Gundam or
possibly Gundam Wing.
(09:26 AM EST): Our
Digital Omake pages have
been updated this morning as well, with new tricks for Blue Gender,
Evangelion Vol. #7, the Utena movie and more.
(09:14 AM EST): Let's catch up a
bit, shall we?
Region 1 (North America)
Region 2 (Japan)
Region 4 (Australia)
Saturday, November 10th, 2001
(10:00 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our ninth winner in
the ADV DVD A Day contest, Wayne Lafferty. Wayne snagged a copy of the
Kimagure Orange Road Movie: Summer's Beginning!
(09:38 AM EST): To offset the
hentai level of the morning, we've also finished our review for ADV's
11/06/2001 release of
Nadia Vol. #4:
(08:39 AM EST): Only in my weird
life would I wake up on a Saturday morning and the first thing I do is go
and review hentai. But that means you get to read an early morning review
of Media Blaster's recent release of
Fever Syndrome Complete.
Friday, November 9th, 2001
(10:17 PM EST): Getting one more
review in this evening before calling it a night, we took in the
X movie from Manga
Entertainment last night and have compiled our thoughts on this mixed
(08:35 PM EST): Just when you
thought it was safe to return,
resurfaces to give you another glimpse inside the seedy section of the
(08:17 PM EST): While our racks
were being built today, we took some time to take in Manga Entertainment's
Black Magic M66.
(06:54 PM EST): It's been awhile
since I've written anything in terms of an article, but I hope you'll take
a minute to take a journey with me as I describe the path my life has
taken in the past couple of years, a path some may be familiar with,
others may envy and many more will fear (and many will just not
understand). The Story of the
(05:22 PM EST): Media Blasters
has sent out their latest press release, which we've skimmed and put all
the anime DVD related titles into one
useful page. Believe me, you'll thank us, because otherwise you'd end
up reading about "The Haunting Passion DVD" and the line "Jane Seymour and
Gerald McRaney star in a sensual and mysteriously unique love story."
Truly disturbing, and it's not even part of the Tokyo Shock line.
(05:13 PM EST): For those
looking for deals, check out the new weekly specials
Right Stuf is running. They've got some good
disc prices of upwards to 50% off, notably on Inmu, as well as some deals
on Boogiepop Phantom, some CPM titles and others.
(05:10 PM EST): Congratulations
go out to our eighth winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Sarah Olson.
Sarah snagged a copy of the Blue Seed Vol. #4!
New title announcement
(05:01 PM EST): ADV has set
forth a new date today, this time for the Powerstone series. Powerstone
Vol. #3 has been assigned a street date of 2/26/2002 with 5 English-only
episodes for $19.98.
(06:59 AM EST): Seeking to
frustrate me and a few others, Pioneer has slipped yet another tidbit into
a tentative section of their site. "Pioneer Entertainment is a member of
Hellsing production committee and also the DVD distributor of this project
in North America. Visit www.hellsing.net
Guys guys guys! More fanfare! With so much stuff coming out on the
market these days, the drum's got to start being beaten earlier. Hopefully
we'll hear more about this release prior to the discs actually shipping.
Thursday, November 8th, 2001
(11:18 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our seventh winner in
the ADV DVD A Day contest, John Athanson. John snagged a copy of the
Martian Successor Nadesico Vol. #6!
Cowboy Bebop box
(11:08 PM EST): With the recent
demise of Animevillage.com, many were wondering exactly how Bandai
intended to follow through on their promise to get separate boxes (without
DVD's or the CD) to the fans who bought the series as it was released.
Well, look no further than this link right here! Bandai has set up
Right Stuf as the distributor for this special limited box, which has been
made in Japan and shipped here for US customers. The boxes have a hinged
lid at the top and sport a sleek coated picture of our favorite crew of
bounty hunters on the front (not to mention a great spot of Ein on the
back). We've heard that there is a limited number of these made, and this
is apparently the only place to get it. Stock is going to move fast.
While there's probably going to be more demand than there is supply of
these things, I hope other companies (notably Pioneer) will take notice
that there IS a demand. I was among the early faithful who bought Lain
with each release, and would really like a nice box for it. Same for those
who bought Tenchi and Trigun. In this day and age of getting every penny
possible to turn a profit, it's strange than an entire market is being
left practically untapped.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2001
(09:40 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our sixth winner in
the ADV DVD A Day contest, Andres' Roques. Andre snagged a copy of the
Sorcerer Hunters Vol. #4!
New title announcement
(05:39 PM EST): Amazon recently
sent out information about AnimEigo's Vampire Princess Miyu OVA Vol. #2
being canceled, which has prompted folks at AnimEigo to talk about it as
well as other titles in the queue:
"The new street date for Miyu 2 is 12/17/2001, and Amazon ought to be
re-listing it soon.
We are also pleased to announce street dates of 12/01/2001 for the
Bubblegum Crash DVD, 12/31/2001 for the Otaku No Video DVD, and 01/30/2002
for Urusei Yatsura TV Volume 5."
New title announcement
(05:39 PM EST): ADV Films is at
it again, giving us another sweet street date today. Gasaraki Vol. # 8 has
been assigned a street date of 01/29/2002. This is the final volume of the
series, 3 episodes, MSRP of $29.98.
New title announcement
(01:46 PM EST): ADV Films has
given the nod to another release title today, this time a 2 disc set that
will contain all twelve episodes of the series. Due on 04/09/2002, AD
Police: To Protect & Serve will street for 34.98$.
(07:17 AM EST): Changing things
a bit on their end, the previously announced Pretty Sammy Collection has
been bumped to a TBA listing, so no idea when we'll see that. On the plus
side however, their site is now listing the Cardcaptor Sakura movie as
being due out in Spring 2002.
Tuesday, November 6th, 2001
(07:32 PM EST): Congratulations go out to our fifth winner in
the ADV DVD A Day contest, Anton Cao. Anton snagged a copy of the
Princess Nine Vol. #1!
Love Hina Showing
(04:52 PM EST): After our
announcement yesterday afternoon regarding our Boston area December
showing of the Love Hina DVD from Bandai Entertainment (a 3 month advance
preview!), we "sold out" of seats within the first eight hours or so! This
bodes quite well for us doing this again in 2002, so keep your eyes peeled
after this one to see what we might come up with (hopefully something else
with an early showing).
(04:40 PM EST): According to an
unsourced post on our forum from a reliable member of the site, NuTech
Entertainment has picked up some high profile titles. I've also confirmed
directly with NuTech that they do indeed have the following titles. WORDS
WORTH VOLS. 1-5, E-L VOLS. 1-2 and IMMA SIEDEN VOLS. 1-4 have been
acquired and they indicate a January release. Those knowing NuTech's
release dates will chuckle of course. The big title in there for a lot of
folsk is Words Worth, a rather popular hentai series that's fantasy based
and has a sizeable US fanbase already. Reportedly the discs will cost
Monday, November 5th, 2001
(07:32 AM EST): Congratulations go out to our fourth winner in
the ADV DVD A Day contest, Michael L. Brown. Michael snagged a copy of the
Sorcerer Hunters #3!
(02:36 PM EST): And now a few
words from our recently brought on board social coordinator:
*clears throat and straightens tie*
Recently, we here at AnimeOnDVD discovered the Coolidge Corner
Theater in Brookline, Ma. offers a small 45 seat theater room that's
available for rent that's fully equipped to show DVD's in a nice cozy
So I said to Chris, "Golly gee whiz Chris, wouldn't it be just super
to watch anime in there?" to which Chris replied "By golly, I think
And so saying, we took a look at our calendars, compared notes, and
settled on Sunday, December 2nd from 4pm to 6pm for the inaugural
AnimeOnDVD.com Big Screen Event. Our presentation?
The premier showing of Love Hina on DVD, courtesy of Bandai
Entertainment! The showing will be of the first four episodes, presented
in its original language of Japanese with English subtitles.
Seating for the theater is naturally limited, and will be on a first
come first serve basis via our handy dandy reservation form. However,
the screening is at NO COST TO YOU. This is our presentation for area
fans who've helped support the site over the years. So if you're
definitely interested in coming,
out the form located here and we'll get back to you with a confirmed
seating reservation and details.
In addition to the screening, an early lunch will be held in the area
around noon. If you are interested, please indicate that on the form as
well. However, please note that the lunch is NOT free. Only the
Follow-up discussions are welcome in the Conventions & Gatherings
forum, where this is also posted.
Sunday, November 4th, 2001
(05:37 PM EST): Our ninth and
final new review of this weekend is the latest entry in Pioneer's big long
running series. We were pleased to see our copy of
Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. #6 arrived this weekend before its
11/06/2001 street date, and were pleased that it capped off our weekend of
anime watching. We intended to do ten reviews, but just couldn't squeeze
in time for either X or Nadia this evening.
(05:01 PM EST): Our eighth new
review this weekend is for the 11/06/2001 release of Media Blaster's hot
Kenshin TV Vol. #12: Blind Justice. This folks is what we call a
(07:32 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our third winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Jesse Pavlovich.
Jesse snagged a copy of the Kimagure Orange Road Movie: Summer's
(08:28 AM EST): Toss another
title into the pile of discs that Macrovision has managed to sink its
stinking fangs into. Urban Vision's release this week of
II is thus encoded, making playback on our office theater setup
impossible. However, we've reviewed it based on our home theater setup.
Those of you without an option will want to reconsider this disc.
Saturday, November 3rd, 2001
(11:42 PM EST): Getting one more
in for tonight, we've finished our look at the 10/09/2001 release from
Central Park Media and their Anime 18 line entitled
On tap for the morning is Tekkaman Blade II, Rurouni Kenshin TV Vol. #12,
Cardcaptor Sakura Vol. #6 and hopefully Nadia Vol. #4.
(04:48 PM EST): Our fifth new
review of the weekend is another sneak peek, though not as early as the
last one. Due out on 11/13/2001 is a disc that contains fifty foot naked
female elves, a high school girl with a tank, a famous actress and more
humor than the Slayers series had in total. Check out ADV Film's release
Those Who Hunt Elves Vol. #1, containing six fun packed episodes.
(03:35 PM EST): Our fourth new
review of the weekend is an early sneak peek look into the release date of
12/18/2001. Due out then, and reviewed here now, is ADV's release of
(10:12 AM EST): Getting another
disc in the series out pretty fast, we've got our review of
Phantom Vol. #2, the latest release from Right Stuf that simply
must be watched in the middle of the night.
(07:32 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our second winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Andrew Moretti.
Andrew snagged a copy of Blue Seed Vol. #4!
Friday, November 2nd, 2001
New title announcement
(06:26 PM EST): The folks at ADV
Films have set yet another street date. On 01/08/2002, look for Princess
Nine: Double Header. 4 more episodes of Princess Nine goodness coming your
(02:15 PM EST): Ok, so we got
sidetracked by Grand Theft Auto 3 and my bad side showed up in full force.
Our second review of this weekend is now all set, the penultimate volume
in the series,
Gasaraki Vol. #7. Only one more to go.
(09:23 AM EST): Starting our
weekend of reviews (where I hope to review something like 10 discs), the
first title up is
Vampire Princess Miyu TV Vol. #2, the latest release from
(08:17 AM EST): Congratulations
go out to our first winner in the ADV DVD A Day contest, Alex Bay. Alex
snagged a copy of Nadesico Vol. #6!
Thursday, November 1st, 2001
(11:07 PM EST): It's a new month, and a new Thursday, so that
means we get a new edition of
Forum Buzz from
Sean Broestl. Be sure to check it out!
(10:54 PM EST): Our final Saint
Tail contest has ended, with the big prize going to Christopher Chung!
Congratulations! And today marks the start of our month long ADV
celebration, where we're giving away an ADV DVD a day!
(06:10 PM EST): According to
toykopop has acquired the
GTO manga for domestic publication. In their mention of this, they sort of
off-handedly mention that the GTO anime was picked up awhile back as well.
This is the first many have heard of it, and we're awaiting confirmation.