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Friday, February 27, 2004
First UK showing for Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie
Another attempt is being made by the NFT to screen the anime film Revolutionary Girl Utena: The Movie (their previous attempt in 2001 failed when the film print failed to arrive in time).

This time, the film is being advertised as part of the 18th London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, with showings on 30th and 31st March. More details cam be found on the LLGFF website at

The Big O premieres on Toonami
Toonami are expanding their anime line up, with the premiere of The Big O this Monday (1st March). Episodes will be shown daily at 7:00pm and 9:50pm.

Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Ghost in the Shell TV series coming to the UK
A recent press release from Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment in the US ( hinted at a UK release for the TV series 'Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex'. I have spoken to Manga's UK office and they confirmed that they will be releasing the series in the UK, with an intended start date of June this year.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004
Latest ADV Films release schedule
ADV Films have sent their release schedule for the next few months. The February releases were already known, but we now have confirmation of March and April:
16th February:
Najica Blitz Tactics vol. 1, 
Martian Successor Nadesico The Movie
Full Metal Panic vol. 3
RahXephon vol. 4
Sakura Wars OVA Collection
Zone of the Enders: DOLORES vol. 6

15th March: 
King of Bandit Jing vol. 2
Excel Saga vol. 6
Final Fantasy Unlimited vol. 1
Noir vol. 6
Pretear vol. 1
Slayers Return

19th April:
Angelic Layer vol. 1
Full Metal Panic vol. 4
Najica Blitz Tactics vol. 2
Zaion vol. 1
RahXephon vol. 5

Wednesday, February 04, 2004
MVM news
Three snippets from MVM:

They have confirmed that they have acquired the UK rights to Armitage III Polymatrix and Tenchi Muyo movies 1 and 3, which they hope to release later this year.

The release date for the first volume of Fruits Basket has slipped a month to 5th April. Everything else is still on schedule.

After two months out of action, their website is now up and running again. It can be found at (Enter discount code 02LA1024 before the end of this week to get 10% off!)


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