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Sunday, January 18, 2009
Distinguished actor Keanu Reeves will play the role of Spike Spiegel in Twentieth Century Fox’s upcoming cinematic adaptation of the classic series “Cowboy Bebop”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Reeves’ involvement in the project became known during last summer, but this report stands as the first confirmation through official channels of his taking on the lead role of memorable space cowboy Spike.
Reeves has expressed considerable interest in the anime series, and is reported to be quite the fan of the show.
Questioned about the project last December, Reeves had the following to say:
“Oh yeah, cool. We’re trying to do that.”
The question of whether or not he is the right man for the role of one of recent anime’s most popular male characters is likely to be heard with some frequency from here on out, as the project now seems to be picking up steam in its development…
Sales numbers for BD anime releases in 2008 have finally become available, and are presented here. The figures reveal a strikingly good performance for anime featuring large robots.
Unlike DVD sales, BD sales numbers remain difficult to ascertain in Japan, so the sales ranking is informative as to what releases are dominating sales on the next video format of the future…
This chart includes sales from July 07 - December 15, 2008.
34,742- マクロスF 1 / Macross F 1
27,137- マクロスF 2 / Macross F 2
25,479 -マクロスF 3 / Macross F 3
22,731- マクロスF 4 / Macross F 4
19,134 -コードギアス R2 Vol 1 / Code Geass R2 Vol 1
16,014 -コードギアス R2 Vol 2 / Code Geass R2 Vol 2
14,986- コードギアス R2 Vol 3 / Code Geass R2 Vol 3
13,520 -コードギアス R2 Vol 4 / Code Geass R2 Vol 4
13,346- ルパン三世 カリオストロの城 / Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
9,162-時をかける少女 / Toki o Kakeru Shoujo (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time)
8,216- 機動戦士ガンダム00 1 / Mobile Suit Gundam 00 1
7,872 -イノセンス アブソリュート・エディション / Innocence: Absolute Edition
6,294 -コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ Vol 01 / Code Geass Vol 1
6,021 -機動戦士ガンダム00 2 / Mobile Suit Gundam 00 2
5,303- コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ Vol 02 / Code Geass Vol 2
5,179 -機動戦士ガンダム00 2 / Mobile Suit Gundam 00 3
4,734 -機動戦士ガンダム00 2 / Mobile Suit Gundam 00 4
4,734 -コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ Vol 03 / Code Geass Vol 3
What is most obvious here is just how much Macross F and Code Geass R2 (especially Macross) dominated BD sales during the latter months of 2008…
The time period for the information collected is actually less than half of the year, but because BD is still in the process of supplanting the DVD (meaning many people are still switching over to BD players from DVD) and that 2 huge titles (Macross and Geass) both went on sale in August, the top 8 BD releases for this time period are also the best selling 8 BD releases for all of 2008.
Some new BD versions of older titles also made it onto the chart, such as the Ghost in the Shell movie, Innocence, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo and the old classic Lupin movie, The Castle of Cagliostro (which is definitely a must-see for those who haven’t had the pleasure).
Gundam 00 did not do nearly as well as Macross or Geass (despite the current Gundam series trouncing Geass R2 in TV ratings), a large part of which can be attributed to the BD version of the show going on sale several months after the DVD release (which debuted in January), most likely resulting in DVD sales consuming a fair share of what otherwise would have been BD purchases.
What better to help you loosen up during those stressful times in the restroom then a cheerful/nude anime girl?
While the above image is sadly shopped, this sort of thing could prove useful in preventing men from getting lost.
If anything, it’s at least rather less discouraging then what the bathroom actually looks like:
It seems the only major confirmed Haruhi title, “Haruhi-chan”, has not even begun production, leading many to doubt whether a 2009 release is likely.
The news comes by way of a radio interview with the staff of Ga-rei Zero (at about 40:00): “We’re still not started on Haruhi-chan”.
Much fuss has been made over the supposed announcement of the full second series of the main title, but this latest news, although from a separate production company, hardly suggests the Haruhi marketers take the business of actually releasing the anime they announce seriously…
That said, a 2009 release should still be possible, but the earliness of the announcement if a later 2009 release is planned is rather questionable. Evidently, it is felt that it is best to keep fans in a state of permanent suspense.
Given the very low credibility now attached to Haruhi-related marketing announcements, fans are left doubting that the 2nd season will be delivered at all…
Monday, January 5, 2009
The prefectural board of education reports that the lady teacher apparently took the boy to her apartment and similar during June and July, where the pair became most intimate.
The teacher has this to say: “I was giving him advice about his school life, and then we exchanged mail addresses and became good friends. I did an inexcusable thing to both the pupil and his parents.”
We do not hear how their relationship came to the attention of authorities; the speculation is that the boy might of bragged about his liaisons.
Nor do we hear why she was not arrested; presumably police and others were too busy imagining themselves in the boy’s shoes…