Anime Today #18: Live footage from Anime Expo 2006!


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Episode run down:

This past Holiday weekend, Shawne and Lisa Marie were at Anime Expo and had the opportunity to meet and talk to a ton of fans.  This episode, we’ll be playing audio from the Right Stuf panel as well as interviews with con-goers and cosplayers.  Starting us off today is Chad with What’s Hot, followed by Shawne’s specials and latest sale.  Next is Japanese 101 with Judy-sensei and then Right Stuf’s panel at Anime Expo 2006 hosted by Shawne.  Then the production team joins us for a quick look into the beginning stages of Super GALS! Season 2: The Heart of Shibuya.  Next, Rich updates us on all the contest winners for the month of June and then Lisa Marie talks with a bunch of excited fans at Anime Expo. 

What's Hot?

Finally, on July 18th, a fully uncut version of everyone’s favorite fighting film, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie, will be released!  Featuring a soundtrack by industrial rock group KMFDM, this release also includes a mini-comic-book from Udon Comics, and of course, all the scenes removed from the original North American Street Fighter II Movie release!  

It's super explosive pervy ninja insanity beginning July 25th!  Take the comedy of South Park, combine it with one totally cute, and naïve, ninja-girl trainee named Shinobu, a horde of ninjas under the perverse tutelage of the headmaster, a strange, yellow, spherically pudgy... creature... named Onsokumaru, and you get the craziest, most hilarious anime show ever invented!  Ninja Nonsense DVD 1: Enter the Ninja is sure to make your sides ache with its own special brand of cracked-out comedy!

Also on July 25th, the complete DVD economy set of Giant Robo will be released.  The Shizuma Drive was a remarkable creation – a source of clean, limitless energy.  With it, the world entered a new age of prosperity.  But evil still lurks in the hearts of men, and the reckless criminal organization Big Fire has stolen the drive, intent on bending the Earth to its knees.  The only thing standing in the way of ultimate disaster is Daisaku Kusama, and the enormous machine he commands – Giant Robo!

Isuzu loves snooping through Shigure's life. Convinced he’s hiding something, Isuzu continues going to Shigures house but this time, Isuzu feels sick and Tohru finds her passed out! Tohru tries to get Isuzu to hospital the however she refuses to go and ends up arguing with Tohru about breaking the curse. Meanwhile, Yuki goes to the ASB council room only to find it trashed again! But as the secrets of who trashed the room come out of the closet, Yuki accidentally gets locked in one. Who will be the one to help him get out? Find out on August 8th in the 14th graphic novel of Fruits Basket.

And remember, preordering from at least 10 days before a title’s release date will save you 25%.  Got Anime purchasing club members can receive an additional 10% off these preorder prices plus gain access to members-only special promotions and merchandise only available at!

Check out the PREORDERS and the Got Anime? Purchasing Club!

Shawne's Specials

During my long flight back from Anime Expo, I did some planning on some great sales for this summer. There will be all kinds of anime savings goodness coming your way!

Every anime and manga fan has their favorite titles. And there's no doubt that many of them are from Media Blasters! With many great new releases available like Ah! My Goddess TV and Gao-Gai-Gar, fan-favorites like Berserk and Rurouni Kenshin, plus the retro-great Voltron coming soon, there should be something for everyone to geek-out over!

From now until July 16th, 2006 - you can get 40% OFF the retail price on all Media Blasters, Tokyo Shock, and Kitty Media DVDs and 33% OFF on Media Blasters books and other merchandise! Just use the coupon code "geek" when you check out through our online store. This code is reusable and expires 7/16/2006 at 1159pm central time.

Plus, if you're a Got Anime Member, you can enjoy bonus savings worthy of only the most hardcore fans!

You can click on the small graphic reading "Geek Out Items", located on the right-hand side of our main page to browse through all items which are eligible for the sale!

As a reminder, free domestic shipping is available with your $49 order, and with your $150 order if you’re in Canada.

I’m sure many of you heard about our announcement of the 2nd season of SuperGals -- and if you’ve never seen the show, I’m giving you extra savings to check out season 1 - the first series thinpak is on sale this week for only $26.99! A few other outstanding bargains - check the specials for great deals on box sets like 3x3 Eyes, Avenger, Ceres, Chobits, Comic Party, DNA Squared, El Hazard: The Alternative World, Fruits Basket, Gantz Season 1, a bundle of Gatchaman, Gundam Wing, Lain, Nuku Nuku Dash, Rahxephon, Tenchi Universe, and X Remix... As well as closeout deals on the Appleseed limited edition DVD with figure and the last of the Hellsing DVD 1 with the "blood bag". There’s lots of great stuff on the list, check it out - between the Media Blasters sale and the weekly specials, I’m sure there’s something to be had for you this week!

Geek Out Over These Savings!

See all of Shawne's Weekly Specials!
Check out the Bargain Bin!

Speed Grapher DVD 1

Right Stuf Contests and Updates

Super GALS! Season 2: The Heart of Shibuya
Preorder your copy of Super GALS! Season 2: The Heart of Shibuya today!

Boys Be...
See the WINNERS of all 4 Boys Be... DVDs and enter for July's contest to win the first 9 volumes of the Boys Be... Manga!

Ninja Nonsense
Keep checking the Ninja Nonsense website for new extras, clips and more content coming soon!


Hand Maid May Action Figures
Because this contest was sooooo popular last month, we've called in for more reinforcements. Another troop of pint-sized Hand Maid May Action Figures (see picture below) are heading our way and will be randomly handed out to TWENTY (20) grand prize winners at the end of July 2006! Simply fill out the entry form for your chance to win!

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