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Welcome to our News archive for November 2007 - to see this month's news please click on the button below.
 


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20th November 2007

Naruto Movie Screenings

For fans of Naruto, London is the only place to be this weekend!  Manga Entertainment are launching Naruto The Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow with a two day cinema run in the Apollo West End cinema near Piccadilly Circus on the 24th and 25th November.  However, there's more to enjoy than just the film itself, with prize giveaways, cosplay competitions and game demos also planned!  Tickets are available from Orbital Manga in Upper St Martin's Lane near Covent Garden and from the cinema itself.  Two weeks later Scottish fans will get the same treatment when the film rolls in for a special free screening at the Glasgow Film Theatre on the 2nd of December.  Tickets for that event are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so get there early to avoid disappointment.  For more info and to read the full press release, click here.

Source: Manga Entertainment
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20th November 2007

Mysterious Cities of Gold DVD News

We at Animetion are massive fans of The Mysterious Cities of Gold and the news that the French/Japanese classic was to be released on DVD gave us spasms of sheer joy.  Now more details have been released, and it makes for interesting reading.  Fabulous Films have confirmed that they are still restoring the masters, audio and documentaries and are compiling a list of extras based on fan's suggestions.  The documentaries followed the end of the episodes in some areas, and explained historical and sociological themes used in the series.  Considering that (to our knowledge) they were only screened on UK TV during one of the series' runs, it's great to hear that they will be reinstated.  However, the main announcement Fabulous Films have made is that they look to have secured interviews with producer Jean Chalopin, director Bernard Deyries, composer Shuki Levy and the four lead voice actors, Shiraz Adam (Esteban), Janice Chaikelson Steinberg (Zia), Adrian Knight (Tao) and Howard Rhyspan (Mendoza).

Best of all they have given fans the opportunity to pose them questions, under the proviso that they're kept brief and you don't ask to many.  Questions are being taken until the end of the month and can be submitted by email to mcog@fabulousfilms.co.uk, please remember to indicate who the question is for!

Although it isn't confirmed that all of the interviews will happen, there is the possibility of further interviewees being secured - more news on this as we get it.  There have been no comments on whether the Japanese production staff will be approached as yet, but we still hold out hope that clips of the Japanese version may be included in some form.  The only disadvantage of all this is that the first DVD won't be out until March at the earliest now.  We are putting the money aside already...

Source: Fabulous Films
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20th November 2007

ADV Boxset Sale

 ADV Films are reducing the price of twelve DVD boxsets in time for Christmas in their aptly titled 12 Boxsets of Christmas Sale.  The sets in question are nuns n guns actioner Chrono Crusade (7 discs - 45), comedy mecha series Dai-Guard (6 discs - 30), blood-soaked horror series Elfen Lied (4 discs - 35), insane comedy Excel Saga (6 discs - 30), sci-fi actioner New Fist of the North Star (3 discs - 15), mecha actioner Full Metal Panic (7 discs - 45), gothic horror Hellsing (4 discs - 30), sci-fi actioner Last Exile (7 discs - 40), the MechaRobots Collection (1 disc - 10), samurai actioner Samurai X (4 discs - 25), fantasy comedy Slayers (5 discs - 20) and The Shinkai Collection (2 disc - 12), which features both Places Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star.

All of these are great value, so head on over to www.advfilms.co.uk to grab a bargain!

Source: ADV Films
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18th November 2007

Amecon Registration Open!

Registration for Amecon has now opened!  Get on over to www.amecon.org to register for the UK's biggest dedicated anime convention, but be quick - the places at the 1300 capacity event are going fast...

Source: Amecon
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18th November 2007

Amecon Registration Opens?

Registration for the biggest UK anime convention, Amecon, opens today!  Well, apparently anyway.  At the time of writing the registrations page is not up but we have been assured that it should be later today.  The 2008 event takes place on 8th - 10th August in Leicester Uni, and we advise getting your registration in early to avoid missing out.  Keep an eye on www.amecon.org for updates and further info.

Source: Amecon
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18th November 2007

Out Tomorrow!

A decent selection out on Monday, including the continuation of the excellent Paniponi Dash and Le Chevalier D'EonADV are releasing the first three volumes as a set through Play.Com, so there's never been a better chance to check out Production IG's (yes, the people who did Ghost in the Shell) inexplicably overlooked supernatural epic.

Beck vol 2 (Revelation)
Innocent Venus vol 2 (ADV)
Le Chevalier D'Eon vol 1-3 (ADV)
Le Chevalier D'Eon vol 4 (ADV)
Paniponi Dash vol 3 (ADV)
Peach Girl vol 3 (Revelation)
Tsubasa vol 2 - Seeds of Revolution (Revelation)
Utawarerumono vol 2 (ADV)

Source: Various
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11th November 2007

Out Tomorrow!

Only a handful out tomorrow, although we have conflicting information about the release of .hack://ROOTS vol 5 so we recommend checking with your local stockist to see if it's out.

.hack://ROOTS vol 5 (Beez)
Elemental Gelade vol 4 (MVM)
Samurai 7 Complete Series Box Set (MVM)

Source: Various
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11th November 2007

Hell Girl to Get UK Release

Revelation have listed a February 2008 release for the recent mystery horror series Hell Girl! The series revolves around a mysterious website that appears at midnight to allow you to post your grudges and bring supernatural revenge on your enemies through the titular demon.  It certainly sounds interesting, and could prove to be another strong title to add to Revelations' ever-expanding catalogue.

Source: Revelation Films
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11th November 2007

New Reviews

A couple of new reviews are online for your reading pleasure:

Trinity Blood vol 2 (DVD Review)
Bleach Series 1 Part 1 (DVD Review)

Also check out our Release schedule, which has been updated with more 2008 releases. 

Source: Various
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7th November 2007

Naruto Tickets!

If you're looking out for tickets for the limited cinema run of Naruto The Movie, Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow (don't you just love pointlessly long anime titles?) check out Orbital Manga in London!  They will be selling tickets for the screenings on 24th and 25th November in their shop on Upper St Martins Lane near Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden.  Orbital Manga has caused us to part with much cash in the past due to it's massive selection of manga, artbooks and figures, so if you want tickets for the film it makes for a better place to buy them than the cinema itself...

Source: Orbital Manga
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4th November 2007

Out Tomorrow!

Quite a few new anime DVDs out tomorrow, check out in particular the box set of Azumanga Daioh if you don't already have it - not only is it excellent but also limited to only 2500 sets.

Azumanga Daioh Complete Collection Box Set (ADV)
Berserk vol 2 - Immortal Soldier (MVM)
Bleach Series 1 Part 1 (Manga)
Gun X Sword vol 5 (MVM)
Kurau: Phantom Memory vol 2 (ADV)
Mushishi Starter Set (Revelation)
Saiyuki Reload vol 6 (MVM)
Trinity Blood vol 3 (MVM)

Source: Various
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4th November 2007

New Reviews!

A couple of new reviews are up today, click to read reviews of the following:

Mushishi vol 1 (DVD Review)
Neon Genesis Evangelion Portraits 3 (Merchandise Review)

Also, don't forget to check out our review of the first part of the new Neon Genesis Evangelion film series Rebuild of Evangelion, which Webmaster Rich was lucky enough to check out when he was in Japan in October:

Evangelion 1.0 - You Are (Not) Alone (Cinema Screening Review)

Source: Animetion
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31st October 2007

Alcon 2008 site launched and registrations open!

Alcon was one of this years new conventions (click here to see our feature) and have now confirmed that they will be back for a second time in 2008!

Being held once again in De Montfort University in Leicester on September 5th - September 7th 2008, next year's Alcon is shaping up to be just as fun as 2007.  Its early days yet with lots of events to be announced, but so far Japanese culture favourite Akemi Solloway is confirmed to return, along with all the activities such as AMV night, J-parties, cosplaying, video gaming and anime viewing. 

A three-day entry pass for Alcon is just 25 and onsite accommodation 19.50 a night.  Both Webmasters Tom & Rich attended Alcon 2007 and agreed that these prices are a bargain.  Prices will increase after April 31st 2008 and places cannot be guaranteed once member registrations reach 350, so the earlier you book the better. 

For more information and to register visit www.alcon.org.uk

Source: Alcon
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