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The Daily Shin Buun 12/12/08

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

Days with repeated numbers like in their dates kinda makes me happy. Wouldn't it be awesome if I'm still doing this on 12/12/12? Well, one day at a time for now; here's the roundup:


Anime:

Minamike
Minamike
  • An official website has opened up for the new anime Konnichiwa Anne, based on Budge Wilson's prequel to Lucy Maude Montgomerey's Anne of Green Gables.
  • In funnier news, it looks like an OVA of Minamike, everyone's favorite slice-of-life tale of three orphan sisters living together and their wacky group of colorful friends and family, is in the works.


Manga:

  • Probably a lot of you never heard of Manga Novel-- or at least, you certainly didn't use the service, seeing as they've announced that they'll be shutting down in February. It's an unfortunate end to an innovative idea that never quite picked up.


Movies:

  • A couple of trailers for big-name Japanese flicks: Kaz Kiriya's live-action Goemon, about the legendary warrior Ishikawa Goemon, and Mamoru Oshii's animated film Musashi Souken, also a historical figure of Japan as a swordsman.


Games:

  • Coolest. PS1. Ever.
  • In an unexpected move, Konami has managed to acquire the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game away from Upper Deck. The last time Konami did this (with the Pokemon TCG, from Wizards of the Coast), they wound up in a lawsuit-- hopefully they've learned this time around.


In Japan:

  • Some of you are probably pretty familiar with these kinds of scenes, but for those who aren't, Danny Choo has a big collection of photographic evidence that otaku do, in fact, have dates. With anime characters. Warning, it's a little depressing.


Gossip:

  • Most of the gossip I've been reading has to do with Bandai's upcoming announcement, but I couldn't resist this Anime on DVD thread about who humanity's champion should be in the event of some kind of cataclysmic battle. So far, the titular Irresponsible Captain Tylor is winning.
    4chan Excerpt
    4chan Excerpt
  • For those of you who were intrigued by yesterday's report about clone site FUNimation.biz, check this image out-- it's a thread on 4chan in which the owner of the site supposedly has received a takedown notice from FUNimation. Note that it's completely unconfirmed, so take it with a grain of salt.


Okay, I'm off to the ballet. Seeya!

Kuroon Dec. 13, 2008 at 9:03 a.m.
4chan, fansub experts.
Gageon Dec. 13, 2008 at 10:36 a.m.
funimation.biz was down earlier, but is slowly being recreated. a bit weird.

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