News Weekend Wrapup - Week in Anime [21/1 - 28/1]
posted on 2007-01-28 04:00 EST
I hope everyone has enjoyed their Australia Day long weekend, and seeing as Ann.au has officially been launched online it's been a great weekend here aswell. Now with that said how about we get into the meat of this week's news;
- The first episode of the new Giant Robo Anime is released for free online.
- Takara announces that they will be making a Soundwave MP3 Player. Complete with his tape slot popping out to hold SD cards.
- A museum dedicated to Detective Conan author, Aoyama Gosho, is due to open in March.
- Gendo Seki and Goro Miyazaki win awards for being the worst film and worst director of japanese cinema for 2006.
- Some of the composers who will be attending A Night in Fantasia 2007: Symphonic Games Edition has slipped out.
- And finally, more Princess Ai products has been announced including a new feature movie.
Now for something completely different, if you're looking for a new pair of shoes, why not buy a pair of Nikes that transform into Optimus Prime and Megatron?
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