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The Daily Shin Buun 12/02/08

The Daily Shin Buun (literally "New Buzz;' "shinbun" is the Japanese word for newspaper) is a collection of bits and pieces of news we've gathered throughout the day.

Those of you who remember my animeOnline days may remember my "UFO Newscatcher," the (usually) daily post I did at the end of any day where I had a few pieces of information I'd collected that were individually not worth posting (a release date or a convention guest announcement, for example), but that were still definitely of interest to readers. I'll have a similar feature here called the Daily Shin Buun, which is a play on (Japanese) words-- "shinbun" is the Japanese word for newspaper (some of you may even be familiar with the Mainichi Shimbun, aka the Daily Newspaper). But "buun" is a common Japanese onomatopoeia for a buzzing noise. So, the Daily Shin Buun is more or less your Daily Buzz.

So here's your gossip for the day:

Anime:
Mamoru Miyano
Mamoru Miyano
  • Seiyuu Mamoru Miyano, best known for Death Note's Light, Ouran Host Club's Tamaki, Gundam 00's Setsuna, et al, has announced today that he has recently gotten married and will actually soon be a daddy. The suddenness of it all leads my American mind instantly to the possibility that it was a shotgun wedding, but hey, who am I to guess? (Via RandomC.)
  • Right Stuf has updated the Maria-sama ga Miteru official website, which now features trailers for the season 2 box set (coming out on December 9th) and new character profiles.
  • Have you ever used the website eVite? FUNimation sent out one such eVite today to announce that they've partnered with the site to offer a few anime-themed invitation layouts. Clever! The layouts include Crayon Shin-chan, of course, plus Fullmetal Alchemist and Robotech. Perfect for your holiday geek gathering, perhaps?


Manga:
  • This one's for adults in a home environment only: Sankaku Complex has a neat piece comparing the same basic scene done up as a shoujo romance manga and a men's hentai manga. The ensuing conversation in the comments is as interesting as the comparison.
Gossip:
  • Zac Efron is Kira!
    Zac Efron is Kira!
    From the pages of 4chan comes a new form of horror: a live-action Hollywood Death Note film featuring Disney stars, among others. Don't worry, it's not really happening. But 4chan's thought up their "dream team" anyway-- Drake Bell as Matsuda, Condoleezza Rice as Rem, Gary Oldman as Soichirou Yagami, Miley Cyrus as Misa, Joe Jonas as L, and of course...Zac Efron as Light. Oh, repercussions, you show your face at last...
Nikoon Dec. 2, 2008 at 9:30 p.m.
It's fun to find the High School Musical comic at local stores and replace Zac's lines with Light's. It's amazing how often it works.
Kuroon Dec. 2, 2008 at 9:30 p.m.
Zacefroniskira.com is quality site!
Kuroon Dec. 2, 2008 at 9:58 p.m.
"Oh Troy I love you so much *musical outbreak*"
"JUST AS PLANNED"
Kuroon Dec. 2, 2008 at 9:58 p.m.
"Oh Troy I love you so much *musical outbreak*"
"JUST AS PLANNED"

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