Animejin News - 16th February 2000


Manga Max 15 out

The February issue of Manga Max has hit the shops. Aswell as the usual news
and reviews, this issue has articles on Great Teacher Onizuka (a manga
about to be published in English by Kodansha), Yoshitaka Amano, the Spawn
manga, Kimba, time-travel in anime and interviews with Keiji Inafune (a
producer for Capcom), Yoshitaka Amano, Roland Poindexter (Head of
Programming for Fox Kids) and Scott Frazier (an American anime director).


Kiseki does DVD

Kiseki Films have become the latest company to announce DVD releases. They
will be releasing various titles from their back catalogue, starting with
double features of Rei-Rei/The Gigalo (dubbed, certificate 18) and Black
Magic M-66/Plastic Little (subtitled, certificate 15) priced at 19.99
each. Exact release dates have not been annouced, but Kiseki hope to be
able to release one DVD a month over the course of this year.

The technically minded may be interested to know that Kiseki's DVD will be
coded as 'Region 0', allowing them to be played on non-European DVD


Current UK anime release schedule

All of the following dates are subject to change.

Out now       : Original Dirty Pair Vol. 1 (A), Airbats 3rd Strike (A),
28th February : Ghost in the Shell DVD (M)
6th March     : Robotech II: The Sentinals (V), Yotoden 2 (A)
                Dirty Pair Flash Mission 3 Vol. 1 (A)
March         : Perfect Blue DVD (M)
3rd April     : Street Fighter II V Vol. 4 (A), Sakura Wars Vol. 2 (A)
April         : X (M)
1st May       : Bubblegum Crisis 2040 Vol. 1 (A),
                Original Dirty Pair Vol. 2 (A)
5th June      : Dirty Pair Flash Mission 3 Vol. 2 (A), Takegami 3 (A)

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