Suburban Senshi IRC Chat #1018: “Newsday Tuesday”
#1018: “Newsday Tuesday”

The next part of the Crisis Countdown has been added to this page.
August 08th, 2006

[07:44] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Ara, It's time once again for Ginga TV's look at the happenings in the World of Anime
[07:44] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Ripped from the headlines of
[07:46] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Funimation will issue Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles on November 21.
[07:48] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> The new specially remastered edition of the classic Macross port will see Ace Pilot Rick Hunter dress his Veritech in a trenchcoat and hat once again, lurking in a closet, shadowing a Zentradi Serial killer with a distinct Southern Twang
[07:49] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Akira Amano's Katekyo Hitman Reborn will be adapted into an anime series and broacast by TV Tokyo.Meanwhile, Viz Media will release the original manga starting in October.
[07:54] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> And by "release the original manga" we mean "release it from the rigid conventions of the Tokyo elite" such as faving funny sounding long names that start with family line first, end with vowels and that somehow relate to their characters. To quote Random Guy on the Street, "'Hitman Reborn' will truly be reborn in October when the story of Bobby Flay, assassin for Hire, 'he who kills with a spork' is released unto the world."
[07:55] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Ara, Akane-san, we're getting emails that say you're not checking your facts
[07:58] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> That never stopped Tokyopop *cough* Gundam Seed *cough*
[07:58] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Encore Action has added Steamboy and Shinesman to its lineup. They will air September 16 and September 30 at midnight Eastern.
[07:59] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> The ad campaign reputedly features a scantily-clad Lum asking the viewer "Hey Steamboy, let me see your Shinesman."
[07:59] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Oh wait, that was Spike TV's proposed pitch for marketing.
[08:00] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> The Madhouse-animated adaptation of the Death Note manga will air October 3 at midnight on Nippon TV in Japan.
[08:01] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> If it's anything like the Hellsing "Ultimate" OVA it will have a castrated soundtrack, excellent CGI, half-drawn backgrounds and flowing 10 FPS animation.
[08:01] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Rumiko Takahashi's One-Pound Gospel will return to Japan's Young Sunday magazine on November 22. The story will run for five chapters to end the series.
[08:02] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> In related news, Great Master Happosai offered to let Takahashi-sensei "see his one-pound gospel" if she would go back and finish the Ranma manga.
[08:03] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane has just figured out the gimmick; never finish your manga, piss people off, and then reap maximum profit a decade later by finally releasing the end
[08:03] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> You're so smart, Akane-san!
[08:03] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> You heard it here first, people.
[08:03] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Anime Vegas has produced a couple of live action and animated commercials. The convention runs September 2-4.
[08:05] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Rumour has it the spots feature a 99,00 year old Mæ West in a halter top crooning "Anime Vegas: Because being in Nevada our con can REALLY let you live out your Otaku Dreams" and inviting everyone to stay at a Cosplay Brothel.
[08:05] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane points to the screen
[08:07] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> A Co-production agreement between Toei Animation and Walt Disney Television International Japan had been announced
[08:09] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Called "Dragon Pearls Z", the new series will feature all the Princesses from the various Disney Classics and Wannabe Classics (I'm looking at YOU Ariel and that chick from Beauty and the Beast) scouring the Earth for Dragon Pearls while dressed in FFIX outfits, in an attempt to Save Mickey Mouse from the oompa Loompas or something.
[08:10] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Ara... you're just not trying
[08:10] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Oh like they tried REALLY hard when they said "I KNOW! Let's stick Final Fantasy and Pluto the DOG in a Blender and make an RPG! OH, OH! And they fight with KEYS! KEYS!!!!!"
[08:11] * chronos.typhoon.2k4 mutters from offstage "My staff is a key"
[08:11] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Yeah it is Pluto, and you got what, 8 episodes of 200?
[08:11] <chronos.typhoon.2k4> ...
[08:12] * chronos.typhoon.2k4 is away: never here
[08:12] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> That's right, go sharpen your BATTLE KEY
[08:13] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane shakes her head
[08:13] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> When answering a fan question this afternoon at Otakon, Japanese rock legend Yoshiki announced he will start a band with J-Pop star Gackt.
[08:13] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> The announcement went like this:
[08:14] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane plays the footage
[08:14] * Yohshiki starts eating some chicken as Random Otaku rises to speak
[08:15] <Random Otaku> Yoshiki-san, I heard you were planning to form a new band? Who would you be teaming with?
[08:15] * Yoshiki starts to choke on a chicken bone, scrambling furiously and trying to speak, making "Gackt" noises and pointing to his throat frantically
[08:16] <Random Otaku> WOW! Whatta scoop!
[08:16] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> At their 2006 Otakon panel, Funimation announced their license of the comedy series School Rumble. The company announced both the first and second seasons of the show, as well as the OVA; the series will begin releasing in 2007.
[08:17] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> The dub, using hardened Juvenile Delinquents from a Texas holding facility...
[08:17] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> ...Yah. Moving on
[08:17] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> ADV Films has announced that they have acquired Shin Angyo Onshi and will release it under the name "Blade of the Phantom Mask."
[08:18] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> In related news, The Mask of the Phantasm has declared its intention to sue ADV for undisclosed damages
[08:18] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Digital Manga Publishing has announced at Otakon that they have acquired the license for Flower of Life, a manga by Fumi Yoshinaga.
[08:20] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Given their recent licensing trends, Market Analyst Flintheart Glomgold was quoted as saying "I predict thot the "Flower O' Life is a reference te some blasted shounen's sphincter."
[08:21] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> And SURPRISE SURPRISE At Digital Manga's Otakon panel on August 5th it was announced that 801 Media Inc. would make its official debut at Yaoi Con later this year. The company, which is officially independent from DMP, but managed by the same people, will focus on hardcore yaoi manga.
[08:22] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Because Sailor Moon is dead but fangirls love nothing more than seeing unnamed Shounen get it up the ass
[08:22] * [gTV]Aya_Reiko sheepishly puts away her Yami no Matsuei
[08:22] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> ....
[08:23] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Aya, you know that in Yaoi the men are GAY.
[08:23] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> You'll NEVER get them.
[08:23] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> But they're so nice to look at??
[08:24] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Whatever, I should just get 5 bucks and license the latest boy-on-boy spoo-fest from the depths of the Akhibara doujin circles too
[08:25] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> I mean it's a proven MARKET LEADING STRATEGY
[08:25] * [gTV]Aya_Reiko offers Akane-san a tranquilizer
[08:25] * [gTV]Karasuma_Akane accepts the Bleach filler tape with thanks
[08:26] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> That's better.
[08:27] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> At Otakon, The August 5th screening aof hellsing Ultimate attracted a capacity crowd of several hundred attendees.
[08:27] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> All going "what the hell is this crap?"
[08:27] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Otakon 2007 dates have been announced.
[08:28] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Otaku Bob hooked up with Yaoi Fangirl Sally. She will introduce Bob to her friend Quatre, the desert Gimp. That is the only date.
[08:29] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> DramaQueen has licensed yaoi titles Invoke, Not Love, and Omen, as well as manhwa titles Peter Panda and Promise.
[08:30] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> DramaQueen: Because not even DMI will touch Peter Panda and his promise to underage zoophiliac schoolchildren to "show them a good time"
[08:31] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> DMI: We've found a niche. And we're going to pound it. Like Heero Yui and Trowa Barton in your deepest, darkest nightmares.
[08:31] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Viz Media and Bay Area Rapid Transit are kicking off a unique two-part promotion this month. Every Saturday in August, kids under 12 will be able to ride the system for free. On the final Saturday of the month, Viz will distribute 10,000 goodie bags with manga, anime, and posters. And starting in September, one million BART tickets will feature characters from Inu Yasha, Pokemon, Full Moon, Naruto, Zatch Bell, and Fullmetal Alchemist.
[08:34] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Viz! Getting them while they're young. Pat Robertson is already declaring this the sign of the apocalypse, proclaiming the goodie bags nothing more than a "trap from those who would corrupt our precious youth into becoming godless ninja animal abusing warlock alchemist magician dog demons."
[08:36] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> Finally, today, ANN Speculates there may be a new Evangelion film in the works.
[08:37] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> I believe it. Because after that $300 USD release of the ultra-mega-platinum it-will-do-your-dishes-and-comes-with an inflatable-misato Eva box, they need something else to make the Otaku pony up cash.
[08:38] <[gTV]Karasuma_Akane> Early off the cuff predictions indicate 90% more Gainax bounce.
[08:38] <[gTV]Aya_Reiko> And that's it for today!! Have a good week, everyone!!
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