Archive for December, 2003

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Otakon > Anime Expo

Monday, December 22nd, 2003 | tagged anime:

Well, number wise that is. Anime Expo posted its numbers for this year with a total of 17,000 visitors. However, Otakon had already posted this year’s attendance at 17,338 making it the largest anime convention in North America. Source: Anime News Network

Gunparade March Website Online

Saturday, December 20th, 2003 | tagged anime:

The official Gunparade March English website is now online. As of today, the DVD Info section is still empty. Visit for more information.

Tokyopop’s Rising Stars Of Manga Contest

Thursday, December 18th, 2003 | tagged anime:

Tokyopop has announced its Rising Stars of Manga contest for the third year. The contest is looking for manga creators with hopes of getting published. Each winning 15-20 page manga will be published by Tokyopop in an anthology next year. A grand prize winner will even get to pitch their manga to Tokyopop. Last year’s […]

Palgrave To Publish Book About Mamoru Oshii

Wednesday, December 17th, 2003 | tagged anime:

Indiana University student Brian Ruh has written an in-depth look at anime director Mamoru Oshii. The book will be published by Palgrave under the title “The Stray Dog of Anime: The Films of Mamoru Oshii”. Contents Introduction to Oshii The World of Urusei Yatsura: Urusei Yatsura: Only You and Urusei Yatsura 2: Beautiful Dreamer Angel’s […]

.hack//SIGN Limited Edition Six Details

Monday, December 15th, 2003 | tagged anime:

Some details about .hack//SIGN’s final disc came out yesterday. The standard disc will end the series through episode 27. A special limited edition release, available for five dollars more ($34.98), will be a two-disc set. It will contain “fan made” episode 28. Originally, there were plans to release the video games in this set, but […]

More On Production IG And Kill Bill

Sunday, December 14th, 2003 | tagged anime:

CGNetworks has posted an interview with Katsuji Morishita, Animation Producer at Production IG, about the company’s work in Kill Bill. The interview contains discussion about the Oren Ishii revenge animation in Vol 1 and future animation in Vol 2.

December Release Dates From ADV Films

Friday, December 5th, 2003 | tagged anime:

December 2 Saint Seiya Vol.2 RahXephon Vol.7 Original Dirty Pair: Affair of Nolandia Steam Detectives Vol.2 City Hunter: TV Season 2 Collection 2 December 9 Neo Ranga Vol.6 All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku Dash Vol.2 Orphen 2 Vol.1 Super Gals! Vol.3 Final Fantasy: Unlimited Phase 2 December 16 City Hunter: TV Season 3 […]

New Anime in Japan

Monday, December 1st, 2003 | tagged anime:

Anime News Network has posted a list of new anime coming to Japan. From Toei is a new shoujo anime titled “Futari wa Pretty Cure“. The show follows a pair of girls that protect the earth and are able to transform into alternate egos using their cellphones. Futari wa Pretty Cure will debut in February. […]