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Great Stuff Today

Posted by Niki K. F. on September 2, 2008

More releases for today, Sep. 2.  I’m sure a lot of you will like this.

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Bandai Ent. Updates: CG Ep.17 Preview, GL Vol.3

Posted by Niki K. F. on August 20, 2008

Two new happy updates to Bandai Ent.’s websites.  Hoorah – looks like Code Geass hasn’t been forgotten by [adult swim] and will start airing again.

Theyre...going to resume airing Code Geass...??!

"They're...going to resume airing Code Geass...??!"

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Mini-Ichigos and Pink Ribbons

Posted by Niki K. F. on August 12, 2008

Episodes 5 & 6 of Gurren Lagann aired last night on Sci-Fi, and yes, I do mean the censored episode 6.



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More Bandai DVD Info

Posted by Niki K. F. on August 9, 2008

I just finished making a trip to Best Buy – the Code Geass pt.1 DVD wasn’t available but I was able to get some insight on a few other CG DVD matters. The official Bandai-Ent.’s catalog was indeed mistyped when they said that the CLAMP character booklet and Collector’s booklet I, II and III were included with the regular DVDs, because they’re not – they’re solely for the limited edition.

I didn’t pick up the limited edition just yet, but I did manage to get my hands on Gurren Lagann 02. Like before, nothing special, just the next 9 episodes.

In addition, I was also able to check out the BLEACH Collector’s Edition for myself, and I have to say I’m a bit disappointed. All it is is volume 1 hardcovered with a special illustration jacket, and inside is exactly the same as the regular volume 1, except that about 3-4 pages are colored. Not worth $20, in my opinion.

Also interesting to note is that according to certain sources the Otakon attendance mark has/will very soon pass the 23k mark. Congrats to Otakon!

So, like always, feel free to leave a comment – and here are two lovely parting images dedicated to all you Olympians. Go Team Japan–I mean, Team USA!

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Gurren Lagann 1 & 2 on Sci-Fi Channel and More DVD Release Dates

Posted by Niki K. F. on July 29, 2008

Dear me, there certainly has been a great deal of Gurren Lagann lately!  This post is about the English dub airing on Sci-Fi channel just as I type.

Well, firstly, something everyone seems to complain about on the dubs – voicing.  I don’t have the names yet, but honestly I don’t think the voice acting is at all half-bad.  I do have some minor complaints tough, primarily with Kamina:  I guess his voice is just a bit too “light” for me, but he certainly has the “Kamina attitude.”  Yoko’s voice actress (who I’m pretty sure is also Rukia Kuchiki from BLEACH’s voice actress) isn’t as girly sounding as I’d hope for either, but it wasn’t nearly as shocking as Kamina’s voice.  The Gunmen are pretty hard to understand, too.  Simon, however, sounds utterly adorable!  And although Ron sounds really different from his Japanese counterpart, I actually find that his English voice fits him better – and I find it a lot more amusing!  The humor from the Japanese version is also retained, and although I had previously seen these episodes in Japanese I still cracked up at many moments.

So the English version is pretty much the same as the Japanese translation-wise.  Other “major” differnces include the removal of the still images that start and end the commercial breaks (probably since there are MANY commercial breaks), and the ending credits are pushed to the side and sped up as the channel plays some of their other show’s previews.  The Gurren Lagann next-episode previews are also cut out without a trace.

It’s a pretty decent dub overall, definently not the best I’ve seen, but I still don’t see too much of a reason to complain about it, unless you’re one who complains about English voice acting.  And if you’re ever up late on a Monday night with nothing to watch, I highly reccomend checking it out.  Heck, I’d say this is actually worth missing a few other shows for.

Also, just for the record, a good deal of sources claim that the third two-disc set of Gurren Lagann will be released on September 2nd, and the English-and-Japanese-audio discs will start being released on November 11th.

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