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  1. The trick is also to watch for sales. www.rightstuf.com is having a sale this week where all Pioneer and Viz media are 33% off. I ordered a few things and pre-ordered some too, so I'm set for afew months now. Just had to take the money hit all at once, but it is less than if I streched it over a few months. It's a tricky process.
  2. Cyclonus. Lots of features and can link up to six minicons! and blue!
  3. Isn't Matador Gundam the size of a mug or juice glass? He is so fat for a robot....it's funny.
  4. Rising is the one with the bow for a hand, right? How is that part?
  5. Granted it is only a handful of episodes, but I'm psyched to sample Dai Guard. And what 2 Eva episodes they'll air, I'm curious about. Which ever ones, it'll make people scratch their heads anyway.
  6. I got this off of www.animenewsnetwork.com! Let the world feel the glory that is Evangelion! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- source: Animation Insider Beginning Feb 24th, Cartoon Network becomes the first basic cable outlet to air ADV programming as part of Toonami's "Giant Robot Week." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In a shocking announcement, Cartoon Network distributed a press release for Toonami's "Giant Robot Week." This week-long special will include several ADV-licensed shows, including Dai-Guard, Robotech, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Neon Genesis Evangelion. Monday, Feb 24th 4:00 PM - Nadesico 4:30 PM - Neon Genesis Evangelion Tuesday, Feb 25th 4:00 PM - Nadesico 4:30 PM - Neon Genesis Evangelion Wednesday, Feb 26th 4:00 PM - Nadesico 4:30 PM - Robotech Thursday, Feb 27th 4:00 PM - Dai-Guard 4:30 PM - Robotech Friday, Feb 28th 4:00 PM - Dai-Guard 4:30 PM - Robotech From the press release: Giant Robot Week Takes Over Toonami Showcase of Animé Featuring Giant Robots Begins Monday, Feb. 24 from 4-5 p.m. (ET, PT) It's a battle of giant metal machines during Toonami's first Giant Robot Week, Monday, Feb. 24 - Friday, Feb. 28 from 4-5 p.m. (ET, PT) each day. The weeklong special event presents some of the best action/animé series ever created starring huge fighting machines. Giant Robot Week comes to a smashing conclusion with a special presentation of the acclaimed animated feature The Iron Giant on Friday, Feb. 28, at 8 p.m. (ET, PT). "Giant robot" series have been a staple of animé since its beginnings, and Cartoon Network pulled out all of the stops in search of the best examples of this genre ever with series such as Dai-Guard and Nadesico, which have never before been seen on TV in the U.S., as well as Evangelion and Robotech. Giant Robot Week also will include segments from the classic series Gigantor along with Cartoon Network's first original "giant robot" short, Lowbrow. Evangelion - A deadly war is waged between the mysterious aliens, the Angels and mankind's last hope, the Evangelions. The giant bio-mechanical Evangelions are the only forces that can withstand the Angels' defense fields long enough to attack the massive invaders. (Monday, Feb. 24 and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 4:30 p.m. (ET, PT)) Dai-Guard - Giant invaders have attacked the earth and the only force strong enough to defend the planet is a giant robot, Dai-Guard. The only problem is that the robot is defective. A young team of workers must stop the aliens, while concealing the defects in their robot. (Thursday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Feb. 28, at 4 p.m. (ET, PT)) Nadesico - The planet is under attack and the space fleets are powerless to stop the invasion. An inexperienced crew consisting of a cook, the General's ditsy daughter, geeks and misfits are sent into space to save Earth. (Monday, Feb. 24 - Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. (ET, PT)) Robotech - Robotech Defense Force, led by Captain Glova and his cadets, is the only hope for survival after giant alien spaceships invade Earth. (Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Friday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. (ET, PT)) "Our goal at Toonami is to bring the finest action cartoons out there to our fans, and there's no doubt we love 'giant robot' shows," said Sean Akins, Toonami Creative Director. "When we first started talking about Giant Robot Week, these are the series that popped into our heads. This will be an incredible week for our viewers." To conclude Giant Robot Week, Cartoon Network will air The Iron Giant, the heartwarming 1999 feature about a young boy and the alien robot that crashes into his life. Featuring the voice talents of Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr. and Vin Diesel, this animated feature tells the tale of Hogarth Hughes, a young boy who lives in a small town in Maine during the Cold War. When a 50-foot robot comes crashing into this sleepy town, Hogarth catches up with him and quickly develops a friendship with the misunderstood Iron Giant. When news of the robot's existence gets out sparking government suspicion, Hogarth must try his best to hide the massive robot from his mom, the local scrap-yard beatnik and a dubious government agent.
  7. Very cool. That'll definitely be a good anime release day to look forward to. Today is one too. X/1999 (TV) # 3 is out. Gotta get my X fix....it has been so long....Hellsing too.
  8. Ooooo. I did not know the toys were complete! I hope this new season will resolve some of the "What the?" from before. I started reading the manga to get some answers hopefully. So far no luck, but I have read some other great Big O tales.
  9. http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?K...?KEY=VICL-61057 See what this means! Big O Season 2 may be closer than we think! Sweet!
  10. That's what is fun about it. It's like a roller coaster with all of the plot twists and revelations.
  11. I originally sent this into www.animeondvd.com, hoping it would get posted....no such luck. I bet if it was a DVD review versus a soundtrack review, they would have posted it, although they do have soundtrack reviews, including this disc. They usually post multiple reviews next to each, with the site's review as the primary review, so this isn't redundancy on their part. I'm sending it in again, but why not share......... Hellsing Soundtrack: Raid In one word: Evil. Two Words: Good evil. Three words: Really good evil. You get where I’m going with this. Raid rocks. From the bass line at the beginning of the disc with “World Without Logos” to pretty much the end of the CD, Hellsing is an excellent album. Although most of the stuff here is background music, instead of a bunch of one to two minute songs, each track is a full song. The general feel of the CD is a tricky one to describe. It’s dark, but in a fun, groovy way. The songs are predominantly instrumental, guitar-driven rock with a couple of sound-effects-laden ones thrown in. If you can imagine Alucard having a good time while fighting someone to the death in some horrible dark location, then you get the idea. But the songs do vary from each other, so it’s better if I just highlight some of best. “World Without Logos” is the opening theme. From the first time I watched Hellsing, I had this song stuck in my head. It’s a jazzy tune with piano and fuzzy guitars bouncing to a bobbing beat. The vocals are low and somewhat indecipherable (at least to me) but that adds to the charm. This is a great intro the rest of the disc because this sums up what the next 19 tracks are. “Musical Entertainment: Nenge Mishou” is an amazing song. It starts as a rocking instrumental with drums, guitars, and even a kazoo, but eventually a piano kicks in the funeral march. That’s right, the funeral march. Morbid, but catchy. If there ever was an excuse to throw a huge gothic masquerade ball with everyone dancing, then this is it. “Pure Dead” is a milder track. It reminds me of westerns after the hero rides off into the sunset. A whistle holds the melody at first with just a guitar in the background. Then more percussion and digital effects mix in. Very nice song. “R&R with Saint Dracula” is my favorite. Wicked guitar riffs, heading banging drums, and some funky piano too. Kind of sounds like Hendrix teaming with Soul Coughing with a pinch of the Doors, but what do I know. The only track that truly seems out of place is the last one, the closing theme, “Shine” by Mr. Big. Its catchy and does grow on you, but part of it could be because it is now associated with the greatness that is Hellsing. If fact, the first time I watched the show, I thought Pioneer removed the original song and stuck this in its place. I was wrong. In the end, buy this disc. You will not regret it. Thanks!
  12. Cinco...gotcha. I was messing with my French there. Only a matter of time before SEED gets here. I picked up the first three 1/144 models for SEED when I was ordering from HLJ recently. There were roughly $3 a pop. # 0 - Gundam Astray Red # 1 - Strike Gundam # 2 - Duel Gundam I've been so busy at work lately that I haven't been able to build them yet, but they look sweet for this basic grade (color-molded plastic)!! How is SEED anyway? I only know what I've read in NewtypeUSA.
  13. I hope a Tequila Gundam (Mexico) comes out one day. I need a mascot for Cinqo de Mayo.....did I spell that right?
  14. Is anybody watching any new series on TV or VHS/DVD? Currently I'm working on Gasaraki, which is turning out pretty nicely. I also plan on finishing off Hellsing this month and getting the next installment of X/1999 (tv). A couple of movies too.
  15. I like that idea. Perhaps it can be a base with lots of battle stations, and some of the weapons are robots! Like a massive turret is a bot itself!
  16. Yes/no. Other than the obvious packaging differences, the main difference is that the HOCs are made of translucent plastic (Autobot = blue, Decepticon = red) and then painted. Takara's are more opaque plastics. The molding here and there varies too. The HOC Prime has more round and pronounced antenna, for example. Fianlly, certain pieces are available in only one series versus the other. A perfect example is Skywarp in HOC.
  17. Well, like most DVDs lately, the show is in english and japanese, with the option for the subtitle track on both. I usually watch in english because I understand that and I like to take in all the art without trying to read the subtitles at the same time. But I have been watching some series in Japanese on the second go round to be fair to the original actors and to see if there is a major difference in scripts as well.
  18. Bluestorm, did he come with the box? If so, what color was the box? He could be Ginrai, like CD said, but I bet it could be Chromedome as well.
  19. Ok, saw Number 2 last night. I'm not going to talk about the plot, but I forgot to mention the OP and ED sequences, and menus. First, the DVD has front loaded trailers, instead of the newer discs where the trailers are an extras option. If you have ever seen the trailer to Gasaraki, which a TON of ADV discs have, then you're familiar with the opening song, Message #9. It's very Bjork-ish. The closer is nice too. The menus are cool looking, mixing box art, and computer screens together for a nice effect.
  20. Hey. I actually watched the first episode last night. I ended up getting sidetracked by watching Generator Gawl and the holidays. But here goes: The show seems pretty cool. The art is solid and reminds me of Spriggan. The mecha are real nice, from what I have seen. There is a red Jeep/truck early in the first half which I loved watching. The story is rather vague, as it should be in the first episode. Something about ancient rituals and some event 8 years earlier....I think the back of box tells more. But Gasaraki is underway.......more to come........ (I'd write more thorough reviews of other series, but I don't want to spoil things for people, so I leave them vague.)
  21. Zero. All the ones I have are wanted.
  22. All these Magnus people are coming out of the woodwork now!
  23. I put a fan favorite in, that's all. Soundwave is my boy too.
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