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Hetalia Anime causes a storm in South Korea

Date: 2009 January 26th Monday [17:16] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

The Daily Yomiuri are currently running an article about Hetalia causing an uproar among South Koreans.

The show was set to be broadcast on Japanese satellite channel Kids Station on January 24th 2009. However on January 16th the station cancelled their plans to run the show.

Read More... | Source: Daily Yomiuri

Helen McCarthy on RightStuf's Anime Today Podcast

Date: 2009 January 20th Tuesday [16:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Anime fans will want to check out RightStuf's latest podcast. It features an interview with anime expert Helen McCarthy who promotes her book 500 Essential Anime Movies. In the podcast she explains how she narrowed down her choices in the book to just 500 shows. Along with how anime production and writing about anime has changed over the years.

Source: RightStuf Anime Today Podcast

London Barbican Japanimation: After Tezuka Season

Date: 2009 January 18th Sunday [14:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

London anime fans will want to head over to the Barbican for their upcoming season Japanimation: After Tezuka. It's considers Tezuka's legacy and the works he inspired.

It starts on Wednesday 28th January 2009 and is set to run to Sunday 1st February. Curated by anime expert Helen McCarthy, she always manages to arrange a selection of animated treats. Her introductions are worth attending too, as she manages to cram plenty of facts about each screening.

The line up is as follows:

Dororo 18:00 Wednesday 28th January 2009
Black Jack: Episode 15:00 Saturday 31st January 2009
Phoenix: Immutable Conclusion 13:45 Sunday 1st February 2009
Akira 15:45 Sunday 1st February 2009
(also later on in February)
Tekkonkinkreet 20:30 Tuesday 24th February 2009

With the Tokyo City Promotion 2009 in London at the same weekend it looks like the end of January is a great time for anime fans to visit London! As always with popular screenings we advise that you book early to avoid any disappoint.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Tokyo City Promotion 2009 in London

Date: 2009 January 16th Friday [9:10] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

London anime fans are a in for a real treat on Saturday 31st January 2009, where a special Tokyo Day will be running. Organised by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Day is set to be packed with tons for otaku to see and do.

The event will be held at Lawrence Hall at the Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre.

Admission is free. It's set to run from 10am to 8pm.

Read More... | Source: Tokyo City Promotion 2009

Naruto Shippuden on-line an hour after Japanese Broadcast

Date: 2009 January 2nd Friday [6:35] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've just recived an exciting press release from Crunchyroll, who will be streaming Naruto Shippuden on-line an hour after Japanese broadcast. This sort of distribution model has been talked about for ages in the anime press, but until now it's never actually officially happened.

Read More... | Source: Crunchyroll

Klaatu as Spike Speigel?

Date: 2008 December 19th Friday [21:55] | Posted By: Queen Of Swords
Category: > Anime > Film

The star of The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Matrix trilogy, and Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure wants to play Spike Speigel in a live action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop.

Read More... | Source: MTV

Schoolgirl Milky Crisis Blog

Date: 2008 December 5th Friday [18:49] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production

Anime expert Jonathan Clements has just launched a blog to promote his new book Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade, which is due for publication in early 2009.

The blog has some interesting insights that will no doubt also appear in the book, even an article about writing the index for the book proves to be amusing.

Source: Schoolgirl Milky Crisis Blog

Lincolnshire anime screenings

Date: 2008 December 3rd Wednesday [18:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK based anime fans who can get to Lincolnshire will want to visit the Hub National Centre for Craft & Design in Sleaford, as they'll be showing the How Manga Took over the World Exhibition, from 7th February 2009 to 19th April 2009. The exhibition is touring after a successfully run at Urbis.

Source: Hub National Centre for Craft & Design

Last London Anime Club Meeting

Date: 2008 November 23rd Sunday [14:31] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans who can get to London on Sunday 7th December 2008 should do so for the last meeting of the London Anime Club. The LAC has been running for 15 years now, but attendance has been dropping for various reasons, so they've decided to halt it's regular meetings. The Christmas meetings always have lots of people going, along with extras such as a prize draw, DDR:UK will be there with games and the bring and buy, along with all the usual things like the video room, and dealers selling anime and manga merchandise.

Source: London Anime Club

Thought Bubble Festival

Date: 2008 November 7th Friday [13:43] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

UK anime fans who can get to Leeds will want to keep the 13th to the 16th November 2008 free for the Thought Bubble Festival. The Festival will have a great selection of anime and manga stuff, including film screenings too.

The Convention on Saturday 15th November 2008 (10am - 5pm) will have free entry to cosplayers!

They'll be screening the following films:
Sword of the Stranger
Mind Game
20th Century Boys
Detroit Metal City

We've already seen Sword of the Stranger, and watching it on a big screen is recommend.

Read More... | Source: Thought Bubble Festival

The Akiba: A Manga Guide to the Akihabara

Date: 2008 November 7th Friday [13:04] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

We've been sent a press release for a new book that sounds perfect for otaku paying a trip to Tokyo. The Akiba: A Manga Guide to the Akihabara (published by Japan Publications Trading), is an interesting blend of manga and travel guide.

Update: We've reviewed The Akiba: A Manga Guide to the Akihabara

Read More... | Source: Japan Publications Trading

Gundam 00 Coming to US Sci Fi Channel in November

Date: 2008 October 29th Wednesday [20:06] | Posted By: Queen Of Swords
Category: > Anime

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 to start airing on SciFi Channel in November.

Read More... | Source: i09

Kitacon Announces New Guests

Date: 2008 October 28th Tuesday [18:20] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've just been sent news from the good folks at Kitacon (the UK anime Convention in Northampton 17th-19th April 2009), informing us that they've got two more guests. Voice actors Laura Bailey and Travis Willingham will be attending the convention.

Read More... | Source: Kitacon

Could Manga Inspire A Murder?

Date: 2008 October 24th Friday [18:46] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Sky News are running an article about the possibility that manga could inspire murder, and how it frustrates anime fans. It cites the current case of Meredith Kercher, a 21 year old student who was stabbed to death in Italy in a house she shared with other students. It mentions that the prosecution of the case are highlighting that Raffaele Sollecito (one of the accused) was acting out a "dark fantasy", inspired by his manga collection. BBC News have more coverage of the same story.

Read More... | Source: Sky News

Revelation Films 2009 Q1 anime UK DVD release schedule

Date: 2008 October 21st Tuesday [16:32] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > DVD

The nice folks at Revelation Films have sent us details of their 2009 Q1 line up. For the first three months of 2009 promises to see the UK release of:

Fullmetal Alchemist Season One Part One - January.
Spiral The Complete Series Box - February
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle (the final instalment) - March
Tsubasa The Complete Series Box Set - March

What's interesting in the press release is that it actually states sales figures, something you rarely see for the anime industry. It'll be nice if all anime companies releases sales figures for their titles. However this is valuable information for sales and marketing teams, which is why most companies like to keep this these details secret.

Read More... | Source: Revelation Films

Grand International Cosplay Ball

Date: 2008 October 7th Tuesday [15:19] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've got some exciting news about the Grand International Cosplay Ball, which is set for Sunday 30th November at the Clapham Grand, London, England.

This is the first event to our knowledge that is aimed at cosplayers, and not an event like an anime convention with cosplayers as a feature.

The event looks to be a sure fire hit, with live bands, DJs, ballroom dancing, a kimono fashion show, fire and burlesque performances and even an Alice-In-Wonderland themed photography area.

As always with such events we advise that you book soon to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Grand International Cosplay Ball

Kitacon Fan Choice Awards

Date: 2008 September 18th Thursday [18:53] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

UK anime fans looking for convention fun in April 2009 will be pleased to hear that Kitacon will be holding a Fan Choice Awards, where fans get to vote for their favourites, anime, manga, characters and more. They'll even be able to collect them on behalf of the nominees. This does sound like an interesting concept.

Read More... | Source: Kitacon

Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements London Book Signings

Date: 2008 September 15th Monday [16:53] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans in London who can get to the Barbican on Saturday 20th September 2008 will want to drop in between 3pm and 6pm where expert writers Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements will be signing their books.

While in the Barbican don't forget to enjoy the great Tezuka Movie Season that Helen's curating.

Source: Barbican

An interview with Kari Wahlgren

Date: 2008 September 7th Sunday [11:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Thanks to go the great folk at AmeCon 2008, we were able to interview their main guest, voice actress Kari Wahlgren. You may have heard her in the American dub of FLCL as Haruko, or Robin in Witch Hunter Robin or Scarlett in Steamboy to name a few of her roles. As well as many video games you've probably played.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News / Voiceacting.co.uk

Eye On Anime Interview Helen McCarthy

Date: 2008 August 31st Sunday [13:18] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

With the upcoming Tezuka Season at London's Barbican, the folks at Eye On Anime have interviewed anime expert and season curator Helen McCarthy.

Source: Eye On Anime

Fanboys wanted for MTV's True Life

Date: 2008 August 19th Tuesday [16:09] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

Our US based readers who like the idea of appearing on TV should consider this request from MTV who are keen to do a True Life episode on Fanboys.

Read More... | Source: MTV True Life

Totoro Forest Project

Date: 2008 August 12th Tuesday [17:26] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Fans of Studio Ghibli and those concerned with conservation will be interested to hear about the project to save Sayama Forest, which is also known as Totoro Forest. The project aims to auction off original artwork and sell a book with the collected art, in order to raise money to protect Sayama Forest.

"A fund-raising exhibition / auction to benefit the Totoro No Furusato National Fund, the Japanese non-profit foundation established by Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, which is leading efforts to preserve and protect the Sayama Forest. The auction will feature original art created by internationally-acclaimed artists in the fields of animation, comic books, and illustration."

Fans will have to travel to Pixar Animation Studio in Emeryville, California.

Source: Totoro Forest Project

500 Essential Anime Movies by Helen McCarthy - out now

Date: 2008 August 5th Tuesday [18:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've received details regarding anime expert Helen McCarthy's new book 500 Essential Anime Movies. It's out now in the UK and will be released in the US in a few weeks. You can buy it Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

We've always recommend Helen's books for several reasons - they're well written and they're well researched that and they're enjoyable to read. ^_^

Helen goes to a lot of effort to check the facts and details when writing books and it does show. We also recommend Helen McCarthy's publications when researching anime and manga, especially for academic purposes, you can never go wrong citing her work.

Read More... | Source: Ilex Press

The Pirate Anime FAQ Returns

Date: 2008 August 3rd Sunday [16:31] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

8 years ago, I wrote an FAQ about piracy in anime, and how to avoid buying pirate goods. It started off as a simple guide as part of a site called Anime Digital, but evolved and improved over the years. It's generally regarded as the most comprehensive guide to pirate goods in anime fandom. A mini version has been printed at many anime conventions and distributed among convention staff to quickly spot pirate goods. The anime industry also use it to make anime fans aware of bootleg goods.

For the last 8 years the Pirate Anime FAQ was hosted on the London Anime Club's web server. Unfortunately it's been unavailable since April because of server problems so we have decided to host the guide on Otaku News instead. We'd like to thank the London Anime Club for hosting the Pirate Anime FAQ for the last 8 years.

The Pirate Anime FAQ has been translated into French and German, thanks to the kind help of anime fans. I'll put the French and German translations up soon. However I've made a few small changes to the FAQ to make sure it will fit with the formatting of Otaku News. As a result the translations will need to be updated too.

The old content from Anime Digital is not lost and we're currently deciding if we should integrate the articles into Otaku News, or archive them as a separate site.

So please update your bookmarks, the new URL for the Pirate Anime FAQ is http://www.otakunews.com/piratefaq.php.

Source: The Pirate Anime FAQ

Naruto PS3 Game Demo Out

Date: 2008 July 31st Thursday [19:55] | Posted By: LittleWoodenBoy
Category: > Gaming > Consoles

A demo of the new Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm PS3 game is now available to download

Read More... | Source: PlayStation Network

AmeCon 2008 Competition

Date: 2008 July 20th Sunday [10:54] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

With Leicester based UK anime convention AmeCon less than a month a way, they've decided to launch a great competition where you can win two tickets to the convention, plus free accommodation for the length of the convention.

The press release also details the guest for this year will be voice actress Kari Walgren, who has done a large variety of voice work, including the American dubs for a few anime series - Haruko in FLCL, Scarlett in Steamboy, Robin in Witch Hunter Robin and Lavie in Last Exile.

Read More... | Source: AmeCon 2008 Competition Page

London Barbican Osamu Tezuka Season

Date: 2008 July 17th Thursday [15:37] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've received some exciting news from the London Barbican about a special Osamu Tezuka Season they'll be running from Thursday 18th to Wednesday 24th of September 2008.

The season is curated by anime expert Helen McCarthy (who's written tons of good books and articles on anime and manga). The line is up a great showcase of Tezuka's work, with The Film Is Alive: Osamu Tezuka Filmography looking especially interesting, as it we're certain Helen will bring an informative take on the panel with the event.

Osamu Tezuka is the granddaddy of anime and manga, without doubt the most influential and inspiration artist, as always with these events we suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: Barbican

Manga Matinee at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

Date: 2008 July 2nd Wednesday [8:31] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

The Institute is nicely located, just around the corner from Trafalgar Square, London. Throughout July 2008, there will be a run of the following manga-inspired shows, both animated and otherwise:

Origin: Spirits of the Past (12th-14th July)
Ping Pong (19th July)
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storm (26th July)
Hellboy Animated: blood and Iron (27th July)
Vexille (20th July)

Tickets: £8 / £7 Concessions / £6 ICA Members.

Source: Institute of Contemporary Arts

An interview with Makoto Shinkai

Date: 2008 June 22nd Sunday [18:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Otaku News went to a BFI screening of Makoto Shinkai's 5 Centimeters Per Second and was lucky enough to get an exclusive chance to have a private chat with Mr Shinkai, the writer and anime director.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

PiQ To Stop

Date: 2008 June 17th Tuesday [17:31] | Posted By: LittleWoodenBoy
Category: > Culture

PiQ's July issue to be its last.

Read More... | Source: Anime News Network

Manchester Cosplay Competition

Date: 2008 June 5th Thursday [16:39] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Cosplayers who can get to the Urbis in Manchester will want to visit on Saturday 28th of June for a cosplay competition with a unique prize, a manga portrait of the winner.

Read More... | Source: Urbis

New Non Photographic Law is a bit vague

Date: 2008 May 29th Thursday [18:12] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Current Affairs

Some anime and manga fans in the UK might have heard about the new proposals which would ban obscene images of children. The proposals mainly cover drawings and computer-generated images, however due to certain parts of the proposals being a bit vague, it's not exactly certain what images are classed as obscene. The mainstream press are keen to wrongly cite manga as one such example.

Read More... | Source: BBC News

Bleach Creator Tite Kubo to attend 2008 San Diego Comic-Con

Date: 2008 May 21st Wednesday [16:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We've got some exciting news for American anime fans who can get to the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con International, where Tite Kubo the creator of Bleach will be making an appearance from July 25th.

Read More... | Source: Viz

London Anime Screenings at the BFI Southbank

Date: 2008 May 14th Wednesday [8:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've got some great news for anime fans who can get to London on the weekend of the 20th to 22nd of June 2008. The BFI Southbank will be showing a great line up of anime features. Including a special screening of 5 Centimetres per Second with the director Makoto Shinkai!

The line up is as follows:

Friday 20th June:
Paprika
5 Centimetres per Second

Saturday 21st June:
Death Note (Live action)
Death Note 2 - The Last Name (Live action) - Special double tickets available for both Death Note Movies).
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Tekkonkinkreet

Sunday 22nd June:
The Place Promised in Our Early Days
Appleseed: Ex Machina
Vexille

This line up is fantastic, we recommend going to see at least one of these films if you can. As always this screenings are likely to sell out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: BFI Southbank

Greenhunt proves to be popular

Date: 2008 May 10th Saturday [13:28] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > TV

The Daily Yomiuri have an interesting article about Greenhunt, an up and coming anime series shown on satellite station Space Shower TV. What draws viewers to the show is that's it's spoken in the Toyama dialect, the same as the shows creator Toyoshi Miyasaka.

The show it's self appears to be a quirky hit, drawn in a web animation style familiar to those used to watching Flash based cartoons.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

King's College London Japan's Manga and Anime Industries seminar

Date: 2008 May 1st Thursday [17:14] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Readers who can get into London on Friday 16th of May 2008 will want to get to King's College London, from 1pm to 6pm to attend a seminar on Japanese comic book and animation industries.

The line up of speakers looks good, but Yoko Ono is not THAT Yoko Ono. It'll be interesting if they mention the difference between manga and manga style artwork in the talks too.

To go to the talk you will need to register via e-mail.

Read More... | Source: King's College London

Free Anime Released to Raise Awareness of Abduction

Date: 2008 April 16th Wednesday [15:25] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Anime

The Japanese government have produced and have released an anime to raise awareness of Japanese citizens being abduction by North Koreans.

"Story: In 1977, Ms. Megumi Yokota, a 13-year-old girl, disappeared on her way home from school. It was revealed later on that she was abducted by North Korea. This film features the anguish of Megumiís family and their desperate effort to bring her back home."

An English version is available! Check it out at:

Source: Japan Probe

From Maids to Mothers

Date: 2008 April 15th Tuesday [16:35] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Freaky Things

Mainichi Daily News have an interesting news story about the new craze in Otaku Cafe, the Mother Cafe.

Mother Cafe is in the new Mandarake outlet in Osaka (Mandarake are a chain of shops for anime and manga fans, and are evil as they are often packed full of delights to tempt otaku). Apparently the maids take on a maternal air, as they greet guests in motherly tones. Staff's age range from 19 to in their 40's, and they look older than they actually are. The aim is to become a therapeutic cafe, where people can open their hearts to the staff.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

BFI Southbank London Anime Weekend in June 2008

Date: 2008 April 13th Sunday [12:02] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've received some details about about an up coming anime weekend planned for 20th-22nd June 2008 at the BFI Southbank in London.

The programme hasn't been published yet, and won't be on sale until the end of the month, but the line up looks so good, it's worth mentioning now so you can keep the weekend free. ^_^

They'll be screening:

- Paprika
- 5 Centimetres Per Second,
- The Girl who Leapt Through Time
- Vexille
- Appleseed Ex Machina,
- The Place Promised in our Early Days
- Tekkonkinkreet
- Death Note/Death Note 2 (live action versions)

Anime fans should also keep the 20th June free, as they'll be hosting a very special guest, Makoto Shinkai, who will be giving an interview to accompany the screening of 5 Centimetres Per Second.

As mentioned before booking isn't open yet, but this even is likely to sell out quickly, so as always we advise to book early to avoid disappointment.

Source: BFI Southbank

NewType USA's replacement PiQ out now

Date: 2008 March 13th Thursday [18:01] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Press Releases

We've received a press release from PiQ LLC, the magazine which is essentially the replacement for NewType USA. The magazine is due out from March 14th 2008. Issue 1 will feature articles about Appleseed: Ex Machina, Code Geass and xxxHOLiC.

Read More... | Source: PiQ

Neo Nohcon adds Japanese Performing Arts

Date: 2008 February 23rd Saturday [12:13] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Anime fans who can get to Amherst in New York, will want to go to Neo Nohcon on March 7th to 8th 2008. They've got an interesting line up of guests and events including Taisho-Koto and traditional Japanese Dance.

Read More... | Source: Neo Nohcon

New Live-Action Akira Film Announced

Date: 2008 February 22nd Friday [14:44] | Posted By: Spike
Category: > Anime

Warner Brothers have recently announced the production of two new Akira films based on the original six volume manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. The new films, set to be re-imagined in New Manhattan which is probably nowhere near downtown Tokyo, will chronicle three of the original works each and be helmed by Otomo himself as executive producer.

Read More... | Source: The Times Online

Anime speed dating event in Central London

Date: 2008 February 12th Tuesday [17:29] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Our chum Emily has sent us the details for an event at Tokyo Toys store in Trocadero in central London.

It's a romantic maid cafe event, with speed dating for anime fans! You can be served by cosplayers dressed up as maids too, just like in Akihabara.

The event will be held on Saturday 16th February 2008, from 5pm to late. You don't have to take part in the speed dating to go along and participate in the maid cafe either.

Read More... | Source: Tokyo Toys

Mysterious cities of gold box set dated our inner childs are happy

Date: 2008 February 3rd Sunday [2:47] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime

Fabulous films have sent an e-mail confirming the impending release of the first of their Mysterious cities of gold box sets. The e-mail went on to link the HMV online shop which lists the release date as 24th March 2008. The HMV release will have some added extras not found elsewhere including postcards and a poster.

The RRP is £54.99 with HMV listing it at £37.99 along with the chance to win an MCOG cell if you pre-order. Hit read more for highlights of the suggestions Fabulous films received for extras

Read More... | Source: Fabulousfilms.co.uk

Don't forget your dancing shoes at next LAC!

Date: 2008 January 23rd Wednesday [9:31] | Posted By: Voxie
Category: > Events

The upcoming London Anime Club meeting will be featuring the DDR crew once again, with even more games to play this time, including DDX, with everything on freeplay of course.

A map for the LAC can be found on the London Anime Club website.

Source: DDR:UK

Projector animation:stimulation Festival

Date: 2008 January 10th Thursday [17:02] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've received details about Projector animation:stimulation Festival at Dundee Contemporary Arts which has some events of interest to anime fans. The whole festival runs from 30th January to 2nd February 2008.

On Thursday 31st January 2008, they'll be screen Satoshi Kon's excellent anime film Paprika (which comes highly recommend by the Otaku News crew), seeing it on DVD is one thing, but the film has to be enjoyed on a big screen for full effect.

On Friday 1st February 2008, the festival will be running a master class with anime expert Jonathan Clements on Japanese Animation on the Digital Age, which will cover the rise of digital animation in Japan. This should be an excellent talk, and we recommend going if you can.

You can buy a festival pass for £50 (or £40 for students), alternatively single screenings cost £5, with a masterclasses costing £10.

The only thing we wish Projector would have is an HTML version of their website for accessibility and ease of use.

Source: Projector animation:stimulation Festival

Five Girls Name Moe talk now on-line

Date: 2008 January 10th Thursday [16:46] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

Jonathan Clements' talk "Five Girls Name Moe: The Anime Erotic", from Swansea Animation Days, is now up on-line as a web stream. You can watch his talk on-line, while it's up. As we've come to expect from Jonathan it's amusing, informative and backed with solid figures and statistics.

Source: Five Girls Name Moe: The Anime Erotic

Perfect Piece Tachikoma Review

Date: 2007 December 31st Monday [10:08] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Toys

With the holiday season coming to a close, some of you may have some extra cash to spend, this article might tempt some of that money away from you.

Anime fandom like most kinds of fandom is always susceptible to merchandising, and lets face it there is a lot of plastic tat out there, if you can print onto it, engrave it, or mould it, it's had some sort of anime merchandising. However every now and again something good comes along, so we thought it would be nice to do a product review to gauge our readers reactions and see if it's the sort of thing Otaku News readers want.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

U.S. Manga Sales Up, Anime DVD Sales Down

Date: 2007 December 7th Friday [14:00] | Posted By: Queen Of Swords
Category: > Manga

News from the first annual New York Anime Festival this weekend: Manga sales in the U.S. are up, but sales of anime DVDs are down.

Read More... | Source: Publishers Weekly

AmeCon 2008 Update

Date: 2007 December 4th Tuesday [17:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Following on from our earlier story, it seems that the Leicester, UK based anime conventions AmeCon, is now almost full, with over 1,190 registered members, it's getting close to their maximum capacity of 1,300. Fans keen to get to the event from the 8th to 10th of August 2008 should sign up now to avoid disappointment.

Read More... | Source: AmeCon

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