Monthly Archives: January 2009

Difficulties, technical… etc.

An episode should have been out by now, but … it isn’t. Please bear with us, episode 17 will roll out soon. How soon, I’m not sure. Thank you all for your patience, rest assured we’re not dead (at least not yet). Hopefully you’ll all hear from us in the near future.

– Daisuke

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ANime ONline Episode 16: Akagi

To ring in the new year, we have Episode 16. I know, it’s already the 9th (or the 10th depending on where you live), but that doesn’t matter. The first episode of 2009 contains the usual news and a review of the anime that centers on mahjong, Akagi.

Enjoy,

– Daisuke ^_^

Episode 16:
Direct Download: Episode 16

Show Notes:

Opening Theme: Akagi Opening Theme: “Nantoka Nare” by Furuido

News:

Batman: Gotham Knight Picks Up Two Annie Nominations – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-02/batman/gotham-knight-picks-up-two-annie-nominations

New La Corda D’Oro TV Anime in March Reportedly Leaked – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-04/new-la-corda-doro-tv-anime-in-march-reportedly-leaked

Toei Plans US$55-Million Digital Revamp of Tokyo Studio – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-04/toei-plans-us$55-million-digital-revamp-of-tokyo-studio

Gatchaman Voice Actor Mikio Terashima Passes Away – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-05/gatchaman-voice-actor-mikio-terashima-passes-away

CLAMP’s Kobato Manga Gets TV Anime Next Fall – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-06/clamp-kobato-manga-gets-tv-anime-next-fall

Japan’s Killing Suspect Says He Is a Precure, Kitarō Fan – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-07/japan-killing-suspect-says-he-is-a-precure-kitaro-fan

Tsumiki no Ie, Piano Forest, Kaiba Win Media Arts Awards – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-10/tsumiki-no-ie-piano-forest-kaiba-win-media-arts-awards

Phantom Visual Novel Gets Manga from Nitroplus – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-12/phantom-visual-novel-gets-manga-from-nitroplus

Duel Masters Cross Film to Open in Japan in Fall 2009 – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-13/duel-masters-cross-film-to-open-in-japan-in-fall-2009

Bandai Entertainment Gets Kurokami Anime – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-14/bandai-entertainment-gets-kurokami-anime

Amazon Canada Lists CLAMP’s Mangettes: Gate 7 in August – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-15/amazon-canada-lists-clamp-mangettes/gate-7-in-august

Peach-Pit Puts 3 Manga on Hold Due to Hospitalization – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-15/peach-pit-puts-3-manga-on-hold-due-to-hopsitalization

Universal Signs Deal for Proposed Bakugan Film – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-16/universal-signs-deal-for-proposed-bakugan-film

Upper Deck Disputes End of Yu-Gi-Oh! Deal with Konami – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-16/upper-deck-disputes-end-of-yu-gi-oh-deal-with-konami

Viz to Distribute Anime through Warner, iTunes Canada – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-17/viz-to-distribute-anime-through-warner-itunes-canada

Virginia Man’s 20-Year Sentence for Anime Child Porn Upheld – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-19/virginia-man-20-year-sentence-for-anime-child-porn-upheld

2008’s Top-Selling DVDs in Japan (Overall) – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-20/2008-top-selling-dvds-in-japan-overall

Funimation Adds Ikki Tousen Anime, Beta Video Portal – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-22/funimation-adds-ikki-tousen-anime

Funimation Adds Gad Guard Robot Adventure Anime – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-23/funimation-adds-gad-guard-anime

FUNimation Adds Slayers Revolution, Evolution-R Fantasy Sequels – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-29/funimation-adds-slayers-revolution-fantasy-anime-sequel

FUNimation to Distribute Gungrave Anime for Geneon – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-30/funimation-to-distribute-gungrave-anime-for-geneon

2009 One Piece Movie to Mark Anime’s 10th Anniversary – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-31/2009-one-piece-movie-to-mark-anime-10th-anniversary

Sunrise Plans for Gundam Anime’s 30th Anniversary – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2008-12-31/sunrise-plans-for-gundam-anime-30th-anniversary

During our break, promos for both the weeaboobies* podcast and Spiraken Manga Review podcast were played. We were lazy, but actually playing 2 promos was more work for us… also these two promos kind of contrast to each other.

Anime Under Review: Akagi

Sven’s Rating: B+         Daisuke: D

Summary: “One stormy night, Nangou is playing a game of Mahjong with the local yakuza. Soon, he finds himself on a losing streak. If Nangou loses, he will have to pay with his life. Suddenly, a young teenaged boy, Akagi Shigeru, barges in, drenched from the rain. After watching a couple of games, he offers to replace the struggling Nangou. At that moment, a new legend was born.” – http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=6294
Trailer: Akagi OP

Info from Anime News Network, Wikipedia, and any other sources we missed.

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