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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One response to “ANime ONline Episode 16: Akagi

  1. yayy to a new year of anime 😀

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