Animejin News - 17th July 1999


Shin and Kai Con canceled

The UK's next anime convention, The Shin and Kai con, due to be held next
month in London, has been canceled. The reason given is that the hotel has
withdrawn the use of its conference facilities from the convention. The
hotel had offered to donate its facilities to the convention on condition
that at least 200 rooms were booked at the hotel by attendees - this
condition has presumable not been met.

For details see the Shin and Kai web site at


Current UK anime release schedule

Manga have given me a date for the Perfect Blue video release, and the
Ghost in the Shell DVD. ADV Films have added some more titles to their
schedule, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Sakura Wars and Yotoden - details
can be found on their web site at

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Tenchi The Movie 2 (P), Pretty Sammy vol. 3 (P),
                El Hazard 2 vol. 1 Limited Edition (P),
                Fist of the North Star TV vol. 4 (M)
                Legend of Crystania: Cave of the Sealed (A), Takegami (A)
2nd August    : El Hazard 2 vol. 1 (P), El Hazard 2 vol. 2 (P),
                Ninja Resurrection (A), Street Fighter II V vol. 2 (A)
9th August    : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 5 (M)
6th September : Legend of Crystania - Resurrection of the Gods' King (A),
                Yotoden (A)
13th September: Fist of the North Star TV vol. 6 (M)
4th October   : Slayers - Explosion Array (A), Sakura Wars (A),
                Sonic The Hedgehog - The Movie (A)
11th October  : Fist of the North Star TV vol. 7 (M), Perfect Blue (M),
                Ghost in the Shell (M - DVD)
October       : X/1999 (M - Theatrical)

(A)=ADV Films, (M)=Manga Entertainment, (P)=Pioneer Anime, (V)=MVM