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What's new for 2003

Well... the old year is officially over. Sure it had it's ups and downs but all in all I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I do hope you got the presents you wanted (I didn't, but I got some cash I can spend on stuff I want).

Sooo, the new year awaits us... does it hold surprises? I sure hope so. But lets get to the things that are no surprises. What to expect from the anime studios this year?

Starting with some of the newest anime out there, we should see Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex completed (ep 8 aired in japan already). The first 2 episodes are available on DVD already with the eps 3 and 4 coming out by the end of the month.

Witch Hunter Robin seems to be fairly popular with the channel members so you might be interested in knowing it has been completed (all 26 episodes aired in japan already) and the first 4 episodes are availble on 2 DVDs with the 3rd DVD coming out at the same time as GitS.

We can get excited over Macross Zero that should be completed by the end of the year (so far only the first episode was released and it looks very tasty). And some of our regulars really got excited over I''s. I haven't seen it yet but the first episode is already out there.

And what about the US releases? Well... Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heavens Door is to be released in theatres in April. Another big news is Manga Entertainment is releasing Read Or Die OVAs. Oh... Cartoon Network is going to start airing .Hack//Sign on February 1st at 3PM EST.

And the surprises? I do hope we're gonna be surprised by a new .Hack//Sign series (altho it is said to carry another title) and the Read Or Die TV series. Another big thing might be happening with the oscars and the 4 annie nominations (outsanding achievements in Animated Theatrical Feature, Directing in an Animated Feature Production, Music in an Animated Feature Production and for Writing in an Animated Feature Production)for Spirited Away.

Keep the fingers crossed guys... it just might get true :D

Wednesday, January 08, 2003

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