July 11th, 2006
> This is the Ginga News Network Weekly news Report.
> IGN Filmforce reports Vince Vaughn is still on board for the upcoming Speed Racer film, "probably as...Racer X." Also, the Wachowski Brothers of Matrix fame are starting work on the screenplay.
> Have you ever seen a monkey do bullet time? Well you will.
> Why, are they going to make Speed Racer live in a fantastic illusion-world where nothing is as it seems?
> No, I'm going to be shooting at the monkey.
> Damn Monkeys.
> - Stupid cute monkeys deserve to die. -
> Ara, this is why it was hard taking Akane-san to see "King Kong."
> Yahoo Japan has opened an official site for Makoto Shinkai's upcoming Byousoku 5 Centimeter, including a high-definition trailer.
> No one is quite sure why anyone would want to see a high-definition examination of Makoto Shinkai's pe[BLEEP]
is, but then again this *is* Japan, the land when pr0n and innovation walk hand in hand.
> Ara, I'm just amazed he named it "Byousoku".
> "per second", well that's about typical for the average Japanese Male. At least he was honest and didn't name it "Godzilla."
> Ara, this is Japan, 5 cm *is* Godzilla...
> Right, what was I thinking...
> And how do YOU know that?
> Ara... ^_^;;
> ComiPress has translated a Yomiuri article on the revival of classic manga in Japan.
> And in Related news, Intermedia has optioned Adam Alleca's The Drowning Man for a film adaptation. The Drowning Man is based on Hidesho Hino's Living Corpse manga.
> Ara, It's a sad day in Japanese publishing when we have to raise old manga from the grave like zombies
> Well, it's still better than getting yet ANOTHER remake of the Night Stalker.
> 2004's Appleseed will air August 26 on Encore Action's Animidnight.
> Followed by "Lick my Seed" and "Akane's Adam's Apple meets Makoto Shinkai's Byousoku 5 Centimeter."
> Production IG has opened a new page
on Bandai's newl Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society film.
> In this thrilling extension of the Ghost in the Shell saga, Mangaka Masamune Shirow takes a hard-hitting look at Transistor Radios and how they can be better be augmented with shiny CG breasts.
> Panini Comics and Conrad Publishing recently issued Kare Kano and Nausicaš of the Valley of the Wind in Brazil
> Brazillians were left in awe by the thrillingly inconclusive storyline focusing around the fixation of a teenage boy with his smart, upstanding girlfriend's flatulence-ravaged buttcrack.
> Southern Island will sell limited edition sets of 5" Samurai 7 action figures later this month at San Diego Comic-Con. Each set has seven figures and will retail for $45.
> In related news, I'm going to Anime Nortth, where I intend to sell my used Pokemon eraser tops. Each set will have 3 worn-down items and retail for ¥5,000,000.
> Such a Great Deal! :D
> Gotta love Otaku with cash~
> James Cameron says Battle Angel will be the second of two trilogies he plans to film. "Battle Angel is actually designed as a three-film cycle."
> Don't you love how they just ADMIT it's all about beating a dead horse these days?
> In other news, Suburban Senshi.com is still going after almost 4 years in operation
> Talk about zombies from the depths of the internet.
> Here's something: An unnamed anime company in Houston (founded in 1992, the same year as ADV), is looking for a corporate Controller. According to the job posting, the company will be considering equity participation for employees in the near future.
> Are you a Janitor working in a run-down school? No problem! Then youhave what it takes to join FUNIMATION! Learn to voice such legendary Characters as Tuxedo Mask with a classic Texan thwang!
> And if the dub tanks and you stock options go to crap well HEY! you're no worse off than you were before!
> The latest installment of Scott Green's Anime AICN features a "resource spotlight" on Protoculture Addicts.
> Featuring such enthralling and informative bits such as "Where to get your protoculture", "Hiding your Protoculture from The ManTM
", "20 ways to keep your Protoculture Dealer from assaulting you with his pimp stick" and "Never piss off a 40 foot tall Zentraid 'Culture Dealer by asking for change back."
> Hayao Miyazaki is one of 120 people that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited to join the Academy in 2006.
> Miyazaki will make his debut by driving up to the Academy in the flesh of a skinned Genetically engineered mammoth cat which has been fused to a giant Volkswagen Vanagan body frame.
> PETA doesn't even know where the hell to start.
> "Manga" is one of the latest words to be added to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, joining other words like "gastric bypass", and "drama queen".
> In related news, one of the Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary staffers was fired for spending too much time on internet IRC anime chatroom #suburbansenshi, his superiors saying it "affected his llinguistic decisions."
[08:32] * Karasuma_Akane looks to the camera.
> Don't feel bad, Bobby. I log in there too. And believe me, some of the Drama Queens there make me want to get a Gastric Bypass too.
> Ara, Isn't a Gastric Bypass for Weight Loss, not Ulcers?
> Quiet, Aya.
> Anime Takeout has a new manga rental service, fittingly named Manga Takeout. Subscribers may rent up to two manga at a time for $24.99 a month.
> Whereas I can BUY about six or seven manga for $24.99 a month.
> Unless I go to a dealer's room in a con, in which case I can get maybe half a page.
> IFC ran a Samurai 7 marathon this past Saturday starting at 1:15 p.m. Eastern.
> In related news, I ran an "Akane vomits in the latrine Marathon" against it in the same timeslot.
> Adult Swim has announced the third Inu Yasha movie will premiere August 12 at 11 p.m.
> Entitled "OH MY GOD SHE WANTS A NEW PAIR OF SHOES, THAT'S IT?!?!!?!" the movie night will feature a live-call in suicide hotline to handle viewers who have not yet grasped the concept that "Takahashi can't end for s[BLEEP]
> Ara, please remember to buy her manga! ♡
> I still want my life back from Ranma.
> The first episode of This Ugly Yet Beautiful World runs on The Anime Network's video-on-demand service. It started July 6th.
> This touching look into the sex lives of Otaku will serve as comedy fodder for the norms for many years to come, in much the same way that Sailor Sumo did for our generation.
> Production I.G and Geneon Entertainment USA will produce an animated music video for French "music diva" Mylene Farmer.
> PETA raided the initial production, but backe off when they realzed that the sounds of cats howling in pain was just Farmer getting warmed up.
> "Over 41,000 unique attendees" came to Anime Expo this year, according to a press release from the convention.
> This figure does not include the five BILLION Naruto, Bleash Shinigami and FMA clones that have been reportedly infesting cons worldwide.
> Two girls from Paris were caught Sunday in Poland after running away from home to "visit the land of manga.Ē
> upon hearing the news, Tsukino Ikuko reportedly cried out "God! First it was the Land of Sweets and now this!?" and attempted to blow her head off.
> DramaQueen has licensed "the first Korean shounen-ai," The Summit.
> Korean readers were thrilled, whilst Gaijin raised eyebrows at the fact that the summit was only two centimeters in height.
> In our last bit of news, Akadot reports that VIZ Pictures has released Densha Otoko
> This comes after VIZ's demands were met and the BATF purged Lunar Fansubs with holy cleansing fire.
> Ara, that's what they get for dropping the ball with Bleach, ne?
> Bleach is a dropped ball, Aya, and not the kind otaku wished they had.
> Goodnight, Everyone. End Transmission.