The following is not intended to be a complete review of the entire magazine. It is simply of the things that drew my attention and/or I consider remarkable.
The New Evangalion Movie - there are some cool shots from the movie. It is truly, in the words of the article, the same, but not the same. The 2nd Angel (1st seen in the series) looks pretty much the same (how could they improve on that?!) But the face lift on the 3rd Angel is impressive. I am blown away at the typically stylish and awesome look given to the elements and battle around the 4th Angel (the diamond.) The movie is definitely darker in colour tones than the series - there's a lot of night shots. It's definitely going to be another anime benchmark - in style and art, that is.
Gundam 00 - some of the new gundams look typical gundam, one looks butt ugly. It's sad that the always excellent Yanase designs are mangled in the promotional art.
You're Under Arrest - Full Throttle - the prmotional peice looks great, though the character design is a step away from that in the manga and OVA series. If the series has the same name as a Charlie's Angels movie, it's gotta be cool!
Appleseed Movie Ex Machina - awesome, awesome, awesome. It's a shame that it's in the upcoming anime section... meaning that we have to wait! >.< The revised character designs look great - it looks like they've increased the variation in shadow and shading on the characters, getting an almost air brushed effect. The roadshow starts on October 20th... drool.
Ah! My Goddess! - there's something in the works for the 20th anniversary of the manga in anime formation on TV. New series?
Cutey Honey - a new live action Cutie Honey is in the works. The costume isn't so great, but the actress is pretty cute.
Aquarion; Theatrical Edition - what Shoji Kawamori's been working on of late? Roadshow is from September, 2007. Check it out at gattai.jp/
Engage Planet Kissdum - the last episode (26) is due to air on 9/25. With it's end, perhaps Shoji Kawamori can focus more completely on Macross F?????
Modeling Article on Five Star Stories' 1/144 Engage SR1. As with all FSS models, it looks sweet and detailed to the extreme!
DVD releases 9/25:
- Macross 7 Remaster Box 1. ?39,900. 740 minutes with 2 24 page books, and stuff from Macross 7 Plus, etc..
- Macross 7 Remaster Box 2. ?39,900. 707 minutes with 2 24 page books, and stuff from Macross 7 Plus, M3, etc..
Blue-ray Disc releases
9.25: Jin-roh (English subtitles), Avalon
10.26: Patlabor WXIII (English Subtitles)
11.23: Spriggan, Metropolis, Memories, New SOS big Tokyo something something
NOW ON SALE: Royal Space Force Honeamise (BD, HD), Patlabor I (BD, HD), Patlabor 2 (BD, HD), Ghost in the Shell (movie)(BD), Steamboy (BD).
BD = Blue ray, HD = HD DVD (I think)
All are at ?10,290. Here's hoping that the format war will be over soon, and the prices will drop quickly... Mind you, I picked up LotR:RotK this past week, and even on Amazon.jp it was more than ?8,000 (list price more than ?10,000), so the chance of the BD price of anime dropping is low...