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.


– Daisuke ^_^

Episode 16:
Direct Download: Episode 16

Show Notes:

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


Batman: Gotham Knight Picks Up Two Annie Nominations –

New La Corda D’Oro TV Anime in March Reportedly Leaked –

Toei Plans US$55-Million Digital Revamp of Tokyo Studio –$55-million-digital-revamp-of-tokyo-studio

Gatchaman Voice Actor Mikio Terashima Passes Away –

CLAMP’s Kobato Manga Gets TV Anime Next Fall –

Japan’s Killing Suspect Says He Is a Precure, Kitarō Fan –

Tsumiki no Ie, Piano Forest, Kaiba Win Media Arts Awards –

Phantom Visual Novel Gets Manga from Nitroplus –

Duel Masters Cross Film to Open in Japan in Fall 2009 –

Bandai Entertainment Gets Kurokami Anime –

Amazon Canada Lists CLAMP’s Mangettes: Gate 7 in August –

Peach-Pit Puts 3 Manga on Hold Due to Hospitalization –

Universal Signs Deal for Proposed Bakugan Film –

Upper Deck Disputes End of Yu-Gi-Oh! Deal with Konami –

Viz to Distribute Anime through Warner, iTunes Canada –

Virginia Man’s 20-Year Sentence for Anime Child Porn Upheld –

2008’s Top-Selling DVDs in Japan (Overall) –

Funimation Adds Ikki Tousen Anime, Beta Video Portal –

Funimation Adds Gad Guard Robot Adventure Anime –

FUNimation Adds Slayers Revolution, Evolution-R Fantasy Sequels –

FUNimation to Distribute Gungrave Anime for Geneon –

2009 One Piece Movie to Mark Anime’s 10th Anniversary –

Sunrise Plans for Gundam Anime’s 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.” –
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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