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Protoculture Addicts 67 Released

posted on 2001-09-14 23:05 EDT
Issue 67 of the Protoculture Addicts anime magazine has been released. The cover features are spotlights on Blood: The Last Vampire and Gatchaman. The issue also offers looks at recent Japanese series Ai No Awa Awa Awaa (Modern Love's Silliness), Argento Soma, Gakkō no Kaidan, Gensōmaden Saiyuki, Gundress, Tri Zenon, and Vandread.

Issue 67 of the Protoculture Addicts anime magazine has been released.
The cover features are spotlights on Blood: The Last Vampire and Gatchaman. The Blood article includes a short review of the feature, a look at its production, and its cast and crew that gives some insight into the movie's plot and ending. The Gatchaman article is a lengthy look at Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, the classic series that featured future luminaries such as Yoshitaka Amano (Final Fantasy), Akemi Takada (Kimagure Orange Road), Kunio Okawara (Gundam) and Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), well as its plot, characters and mecha. A helpful chart gives the names of characters for the series' various incarnations (Gatchaman, Battle of the Planet, G-Force, and Eagle Riders).
Those who haven't had the opportunity to see any Gundam will want to read the introduction to Gundam article, offers a look at the appeal of the series, and explains the concepts and plots of the series.
The issue also offers looks at recent Japanese series Ai No Awa Awa Awaa (Modern Love's Silliness), Argento Soma, Gakkō no Kaidan, Gensōmaden Saiyuki, Gundress, Tri Zenon, and Vandread.
Ai No Awa Awa Awaa is an anime aid towards single women is college or the work place from Gainax and Hideaki Anno. The title is comprised of three stories, Ebichu Minds the House, about an eager to please hamster and her bacherlorette owner, Here Comes Koume!, an Osaka comedy about an office worker, and Little Women in Love, about a family in a more conservative town whose mother is concerned about her unmarried daughters.
Argento Soma is a 25 science fiction tragedy series from Studio Sunrise (Gundam). Protoculture Addicts points out that unlike many revenge mecha series, rather the focusing on a growing teenager, this series revolves around an older young man. The series is directed by Kazuyoshi Katayama (The Big O, Giant Robo).
Gakkō no Kaidan [The School Ghost Story] is a 19 episode series of Ghost Stories with a Buddhist twist.
Gensōmaden Saiyuki is a 50 episode Journey to the West story with a cast of bishonen (beautiful male) characters.
Gundress was an action, Masamune Shirow (Ghost in the Shell) vehicle.
Tri Zenon: The Invisible King is a retro/70's robot series with voice work by the ever popular Megumi Hayashibara.
Vandread is another science fiction series from Studio Gonzo. In this case the unassuming boy who gains the powerful mecha is from a planet of men at war with a planet of women.

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