Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:
OCTOBER 2009- Updated 1 October 2009
This is Neko Olson our anime nekomata babe
If you’re a Boss fan (Bruce Springsteen not our Boss Kei O’Halloran that is) you might like to know he has a younger sister Pamela an actress. Currently she is starring as a female Jason Voorhees (Angela Baker in her case) in two Friday the 13th spoof films- Sleepaway Camp II and III. There was an original SC but she ain’t in it. There were also SC IV and V and VI comes next year. It’s called Reunion so Pam may be in it. Dunno about IV or V. She may be in them as well. It runs on Fearnet under Free Movies so be warned- blood and guts galore!
Death Note (Eps 1, 2,37)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 13 to 15)
InuYasha (Eps 141 to 145)
COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 5 to 8 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 3-4 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.
Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.
IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.
COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( Some are listed under Movies&Events too):
Only Nabari No Ou, Romeo X Juliet, Buso Renkin, Claymore, Heroic Age, Kaze No Stigma, Honey & Clover, Tower of Druaga, Blassreiter and D. Gray-Man are first ep free then 99 cents each. Balance of titles are free and all pay perview titles are also available under Movies & Events/Funimation Anime as well:
Air Gear (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 31 to 33)
Fruits Basket (Eps 7-8)(Pleasant little kids romance ditty with little plot)(New)
Negima! (Eps 1-2)
Shuffle! (Eps 1-2)
Galaxy Railway (Eps 21-22)
Mushi Shi (Eps 21-22)
Sasami (Eps 19-20)
xxxHolic (Eps 7=8)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 3-4)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)
D. Gray-Man (Eps 27 to 31)
Romeo X Juliet (Eps 19 to 24)
Honey & Clover (Eps 10 to 12 and L)(NEW)(Art students at college romantic mystery fare)
Kaze No Stigma (Eps 19 to 24)(Windwarrior descendant discovers gift has skipped a generation)
Heroic Age (Eps 15 to 20)(Princess leads people in search of a saviour on another world)
Claymore (Eps 21 to 26)(Yomas are eveil but fear Claymores- mutated Yomas)
Buso Renkin (Eps 17 to 24)(Kid defends girl. Kid dies but isn’t dead!)
Nabarino No Ou (Eps 6 to 10)(Ninja clans battle for mystical powers)
Darker Than Black (Eps 14 to 18)(Contract killers w/ supernatural powers working for evil)(FREE)
Ah My Goddess (Eps 5 to 8)(NEW)(A goddess enrolls in school)
Blassreiter (Eps 1 to 4)
Tower of Druaga (Eps 1 to 4)
All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)
These are $2.99 each to view:
Love & Honour
This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:
Hansel & Gretel
Ferngully (Amazon Adventure)
Chronicles of Narnia 2/Prince Caspian
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Batman & Robin
Follow That Bird!
Thunderbirds on Patrol!
Secret of NIMH II
Comic Books Unbound
Anime: Drawing Revolution
Bolt (Travolta’s a dog/Hannah Montana’s a cat)
Wubbzy’s Big Movie
Ratatouille (A rat teaches a French chef wannabe in France)(Animated film)
An American Tale (Spielberg’s Russian mouse adventure animated film)
Daffy Duck’s Movie
Dr Seuss- Grinch w. Jim Carrey
Resident Evil 3
8 Women (A superb mystery- French w/ English subs)
Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer)
New Wolverine flick (Sneak Peek)
The Mummy 3/Dragon Emporer (stars Jet Li)
Kung Fu Panda
Jumper (Goku’s DB powers of instant transmission- don’t let Uncle Sam find out!)
God’s Gun (Yeah a Western but well if you’ve read my ff’s you’ll get the irony)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton has 9 due out soon so don’t miss it)
Sneakers (Robert Redford a computer nerd? Better believe it. Dan Ackroyd too!)
See balance of titles at beginning of guide above.
AI (Artificial Intelligence- Animated Androids)
Babylon AD (Vin Diesel in futuristic NYC. Based on game)
City of Ember (Kids saving subterranean city)
Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg is still invincible. Even against Aesir birds!)
The Dark Knight (Batman and he’s got Arkham Asylum game out now)
The Incredible Hulk (Not as incredible as Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno were)
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork (No change from May for any of Kids shows):
Ben 10 Alien Force (Eps 1,2,25,26)
Total Drama Island (Cartoon but animeish fun. Better than ‘Survivor’ reality game show which it mimics!) (Eps 18 to 22, Total Drama Drama Special Eppy)
Secret Saturdays (Cartoon or anime? Very like old Johnny Quest shows)(Eps6,7,11 to 14)
Bakugan (Eps 8 to 16)(Dueling tops to save the world BION! Small fry fare)
Iron Man (Cartoon but animelike)
Titles: Grim Reaper
Spiderman (Ditto as above)
Titles: Menace of Mysterio; Alien Costume- Pt 1; Spider-Slayers
Pucca (Chop Socky fun cartoon)
Titles: Chop Chewie; Chef Napped; Tame That Toon; Fab Abyo
Yin Yang Yo! (Cartoon like ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and pretty decent)
Titles: Camp Magic Pants; Clown-Fu Fighting; Skirting the Issue; For the Love
X-Men (Could be anime or cartoon. A great series and great flicks. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in films) hosted the Oscars)
Titles:The Cure; Slave Island; X-Men: Cold; Unstoppable
Titles: First Strike, Hero Rising (Parts 1-2), Timeout, Rockin’ the Free
Thundercats (A very rare anime and Mama has been after it for years!) (Eps 112 to 116)
(Entire Thundercats series now available on 7 DVDs for $60 at mytvshowdvds.com)
Batman Beyond (Animelike cartoon w/ old Bruce training new Batman) (Eps 201 to 207)
The Batman (Cool animelike cartoon w/ Rimo (Ray’s bro) Romano as the Batman) (Eps 212 to 213 and 301 to 303)
Nothing this time I’m afraid.
The Trojan Horse(Famous novel w/ kids as characters)
The Song Spinner
Muppets From Space (Don’t miss the houseflies and chimps in space flicks either. Hunt for them. They are there- trust me.)
GI Joe- Mission (Their first meeting with COBRA)(Animated film)(Don’t miss the movie!)
Halfback of Notre Dame
The Ugly Duckling
Kids: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo’s a kid?)
COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)
Aladdin (Robin Williams is the genie) $2.99
Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who (Jim Carrey is Horton) $4.99
City of Ember (Save the glittering city!) $4.99
Kung Fu Panda (Jack Black the fighting panda) $4.99
Madagascar 2 (Lost animals again) $4.99
Open Season 2 (Deer leads animals against hunters again) $4.99
Pocahontas (Indian girl loves nature and Smitty) $2.99
Return to Neverland (PP must rescue Wendy from Hook years later) $2.99
Wall-E (The Oscar winner of 2008) $4.99
Atlantis the Lost Empire $2.99
Pink Panther 2 $4.99
Tale of Desperaux $4.99
TMNT (The turtles are back) $2.99
The Wiggles (13 movie skits @ $2.99 each)(Regular eppys are free at Kids/PBS Sprout. The Wiggles are a down under Aussie music quartet for kids. Meet Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook who join Sprout’s morning lineup weekdays at 6 AM ET starting Monday 24 August. Sure to appeal to the small fry!
Many more- Check the onscreen guides
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Back to Sewer)
Titles: Back to Sewer #6; Hacking Stockman; Search for Splinter- Pts 1-2; Turtles Space- Pt 1
Yugioh 5 D’s
Titles: Duel to Remember; Lockdown Duel (Pts 1-2) Fire It Up; The Takeback (Pts 1-2)
Chaotic (Weird one but a cartoon) (Eps 147 to 149)
Dino King (Another oldie weirdo cartoon) (Eps 140 and 142)
Titles: Cosmic Quantum-Ep 7 and 18 (CQ is in almost every Kabillion section here); Spiderman- Disabled and Scam; X-Men: Mutant, Past, Rogue, Wolverine and X-Impulse
Titles: CQ- 18; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David; Transformers- Eps 13, 19, Sound
Titles: CQ-Ep 7; Dennis the Menace- Band; Godzilla- Eps 6 and 9; Rocket: Earth Day and Rockin’, Skateboarding
Men In Black
Titles: Men In Black- Eps 7 and 9;Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,12,18
Titles: CQ- Eps 7,12,18; GI Joe- Eps 11-13; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David
New GI Joe:Rise of Cobra coming 7 August to theatres. Don’t miss the preview on Adult Swim at midnight ET Sunday night!
Titles: Ghostbusters- Eps 3 and 6; Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,18
Code Lyoko & More
Titles: Code Lyoko- Earth, Seeing, Start; Kiteboarding; Surf: Kalani David; CQ- Ep 18
TV Trivia: Disney Ch 1; Friends 2; Jr. 4; Seinfeld; TV to Go 1
Channel 1 Challenge: A&E Challenge 2; Anime Challenge 2; Kids Challenge 2; Life&Home Challenge 2; Music Challenge 2; Sports & Fitness Challenge 2
Quizzo: Entertainment 1 to 3; History Round 1 to 3
Scene It? Trivia: Disney 5; Disney Channel 1; Disney to Go; Friends 2; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Jr. 4; Movie 5 and 6; Seinfeld; Star Trek; TCM 4 and TV to Go 1
Trailer Trivia: Various movie trailers with a special Tom Hanks category
Movie Trivia: Disney 5; Disney to Go; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Movie 5 and 6; Star Trek and TCM 4
Brainteasers: Animated Phrases 2 to 4; Pix Puzzles 2 and 3; Word Puzzles 2 and 3
Recreational Games: Same as before plus Darts 501
Big Brain Trivia: Brain Game 15 to 19 (Beg/Int/Expert)
Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Mortuary (Widow Denise Crosby & her kids move into haunted mortuary- she was Lt Yar on Trek)
COD/FreeMovies/A to Z
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo is a kid?)
Pray For Death
X Men: Dark
X Men: Ascension
That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:
These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.
Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)
G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)
This service runs $14.99 a month guys and gals:
Step Up Love (Eps 1-2-3)(Guy/gal discover themselves. This series not for the younger generation unless they are over 17)
(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)
I promised to add this one under KIDS.
COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.
Best Foot Forward
Hearts on Fire
Hot & Cold Running Sniffer Dog
TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!
COD/Movies&Events/X-Men & Wolverine:
X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)
These are free:
31 Days of Hall-o-we’en
Bobby’s World: Pumpkin
Code Lyoko: Horror movie filming episode
This one ain’t:
Coraline and Coraline 3-D are $4.99 each
Here’s a few I missed from Premium Channels:
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro (Warrior is a demon)
Madagascar & Madagascar 2
Brazil (Strange Monty Python flick)
Legend of the Red Dragon (Jet Li as a warrior)
Return of Sabata (a Western but wow! Maverick wasn’t this good!)
This is getting tiresome already man! Show of hands onegai of those who think we should stick to adult anime and anime related films only? After all how many 12 year oldsters we got here anyway?
From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)
The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.
Hope you guys and gals like this new method of posting tv lists. A reminder that Sci Fi’s(now SYFY) AniMonday at 11 PM ET is a double eppy of ‘Gundam 00′ (BGR anime) and a double eppy of ‘The Rave Master’ (a hilarious swords/sorcery anime a la InuYasha and Those Who Hunt Elves as well as Onepiece. Cool series especially the location names like ‘Hip Hop City’ OK the ‘Rave’ gives Haru Glory’s sword power but to defeat the evil ShadowGuards will require four ‘Rave Stones’ which have been scattered all across the world like the shards of the Shi Kon no Tama in IY and the spell fragments on TWHE not to mention DragonBalls!)
Latest Gundam00 is that Lyle’s gal Anew is an Innovator and Setsuna iced her so the Ptolemy is w/o a navvie for now! Sajji’s gal Louise has just been made an Innovator by Riband as well. Now Ribbons has gotten his and Setsuna is the prophesied Innovator to lead the world into the future. Louise Halifax and Saji Crossroads are back together and Alelujah and Somo/Marie are together once more. The Federation has denounced the ALAWS and we are on the dawn of a new era.
Gundam00 has been replaced by Street Fighter (see new post for more)
What’s the opposite of a Rave Master? Right- a Shadow Master! One just showed up in Symphonia after the Haru gang got there. There are 5 Rave Stones and 5 Shadow Stones and whoever has all of ’em can rule the world. Think Haru’s gonna let that happen? In the SM’s dreams he will! New crewman is Ruby who is rich and has been backing Doryu’s evil schemes w/o knowing it. SM guy recognized Elie (as Rescha Valentine?) and smooched her. This guy has just wiped out two armies and now the Orka 6 are back! And who are these 4 generals of the four cardinal directions? A lot to wrap up in just a few more eppies eh? The Oracion Six are back. Reina explains to Musicaa why she hates him and all Silver Charmers. Is Griff dead? Stay tuned tomos all. Like IY RM has ended up in the air!
Rave Master has been replaced by Voltron (see new post for more)
Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!
Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!
Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:
12:00AM to 12:30 AM Star Wars the Clone Wars (Geo Lucas does it again folks!)
12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:00 AM Morabito (Spearwoman protects prince)
2:00 AM to 2:30 AM Code Geass (Just restarted. Must be seen to be appreciated)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Fullmetal Alchemist
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)
Sad to see Naruto eliminated in favour of Ben 10 Alien Force which dominates Saturday evenings on CN. It follows Total Drama Island and 6Teen which is about teens in a shopping mall. Now Ben 10 has been replaced with reality TV shows and Total Drama Island the animated Survivour series.
All of this mish mash has now been changed! All for the worse with crappy reality TV shows! They showed Naruto in the Land of Snow film this past weekend. Hope he’s coming back soon.
Before I forget we just watched Mallrats which is a Jay & Silent Bob teen comedy filmed in a New Jersey shopping mall. Jason Lee (Dave Seville in Chipmunks flick) played a comic fanatic and the special guest star was Stan Lee himself. If you saw Fantastic 4- Rise of the Silver Surfer you may have caught a cameo of him as one of the wedding guests at the Reed Richards/Sue Storm nuptials. In Mallrats he was an integral character. Stan was signing comics at the mall and helped out Jason with a few problems. Don’t miss this flick or Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back when the goofs come to Hollywood. Cameos by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia). He’s a supervillain (natch- he voices ’em everywhere. He’s even Avatar’s Fire Lord!) and she’s a nun (go figure eh?)
Anyhow Showtime is where we saw ’em- Showtime at COD.
A couple of Code Geass crossovers in this week’s eppys. Two of the new ‘Nightmares’ (like Gundams) have unusual names: ‘Guren’ (as in ‘Guren Lagann’ the BGR anime series above) and ‘Zangetsu’ (as in the name of Ichigo Kurosaki’s ‘zampatou’ sword in ‘Bleach’. His has the voice of Richard Epcar who also voices the last of the Bounts- Kouga)
In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.
In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.
In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?
Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ’em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course! (see new post for more)
Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called.
In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!
Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with?
Just saw an unusual style of skillfully blended live action with animation film called Immortal. About an Egyptian creation god (Horus) who must procreate in seven days or lose his immortality forever so he comes to AD 2095 NYC and mates with a BetaZoid/Vulcan type alien (Charlotte Rampling is a doctor in this one gang).
Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Trying to get into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now but it’s damned tricky folks!
Happy birthday to Tom Kenney who voices one of the autobots in the new Transformers flick. He’s the narrator for the StarWars/CloneWars animated series on AS too.
I am now reading Umberto Eco’s classic novel Foucault’s Pendulum which is all about the Knights Templar and the Grand Plan and the Philosopher’s Stone and other heavy stuff like that. It’s a great book and might make a great film if Hollywood ever wises up. It’s a bit of a wordy read and calls for an understanding of world history and a smattering of mythology and stuff but it is well worth it. Eco wrote that marvelous book Name of the Rose which became a film starring Sean ‘007’ Connery as a monk detective. Latest book I’ve read is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales which is a different retelling of Greek mythology. He even calls Mercury (Hermes) the gods’ messenger Quicksilver. That was also the name of one of the X-Men villains and was voiced by Richard Ian Cox. Any suggestions for my next reading quest? I like puzzles, quests, treasure hunts and the like. I have had my fill of mysteries though. Mama is reading The Magic Labyrinthe which I have covered in the blogs and messages. In September I will be getting The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown’s newest novel. Not much info on that book yet though.
Am currently reading a Farmer novel- Other Log of Phileas Fogg and it’s like something outta Dr Who! There’s a ‘distorter’ which works like a beam transporter only forget about sneaky moves with it! When it activates it bongs loudly many times at both ends! Seems Terra has two ancient alien races- Capellians and Eridaeneans- who live about a millenia each unless they get killed. They wage a constant war on each other to remake Terra into Utopia (Eridaeneans) or ruin it and rule it (Capellians). Fogg and Passepartout and Ayouda are Eris but Fix and Nemo are Caps. Somehow or other Fogg’s trip around the globe is no mere bet but a race to save Earth! Anyone who has read it and/or the Riverworld sagas may comment if they wish.
Finished OLOPF and started Lin Carter’s epic Thongor vs the Gods which is where Zandar Zan originated. Told ya I didn’t make him up just for Wings, didn’t I? Thongor’s like Conan the Barbarian ably played by Gov Arnie! Finished Thongor and The Cipher which is what Arabesque is from. The film had Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren in it. Now I’m reading Nick Meyers’ pastiche on Sherlock Holmes- the Hellbirds which is about the early part of WWI (Dec 1914) and involves the German spy Von Bork (His Last Bow by Doyle made into film Voice of Terror) and a local East Anglican legend. You should hear what Mycroft considers ‘modern technology’!
New read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Waiting on Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol coming soon I hope. Tros is getting interesting now.
I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks.
Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.
I will leave you with this. I invite everyone to visit the Forums in SciFi.com (syfy.com after 7 July) under AniMondays/RaveMaster and read all about my newest fave anime series- the Rave Master. I burned the RM OT ‘Rave-olution’ by Reel Big Fish for Mama for Mom’s Day and she has not stopped playing that CD since then. She adores it and she loves RM and Gundam 00 which precedes it on Mondays AniMondays on SciFi (now SYFY) Channel.
Bobby’s fave on the History Channel ‘Ice Road Truckers’ returns next season (currently on COD/Science&Nature/HistoryChannel/IceRoadTruckers) and 27 September Mama’s fave Dexter returns to Sundays on Showtime. This weekend Michael C Hall who portrays Dexter will star in Gamer with Gerard Butler and Ludacris in theatres. Ludacris was in Max Payne while Butler is the Phantom of the Opera. This is Hall’s firt anything since Dexter. When will my Angels ever return- who knows? Maybe I’ll watch them tonight- nai Nora Roberts’ Blue Smoke is on OnDemand. It’s the female version of Ron Howard’s Backdraft albeit it is set in Baltimore MD rather than Pittsburgh PA. It’s all about a gal who becomes an arson investigator and features Scott Bakula (Cpt Jonathan Archer of the Enerprise) in Bobby DeNiro’s Backdraft role as senior arson squad leader and Caterina’s boss. Reena is Alice Witt reprising the Backdraft role played by Alec Baldwin if I remember aright.
By the way Discover Channel (Ch 64 on Comcast) has dropped (at least for now) Josh Bernstein’s Into the Unknown series from their lineup. Josh was on a morning TV talk show this past Wednesday and he may be returning to the History Channel soon. A shame to lose his show since good archaeological shows are few and far between these days. I grew up with Bold Venture and Marlin Perkins’ Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as well as the Wonderful World of Walt Disney. Today’s Disney crap would make Walt upchuck! Imagine showing stuff unsuitable for the entire family on network TV in prime time!
SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?
This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.
Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 50 at last.
Just saw Kurosawa’s masterpiece 7 Samurai and started reading Angels & Demons after I finished Bored With the Rings (a LOR satire) and Fritz Lieber’s Knight & Knave of Swords which was about the two unlikely Norse heroes Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser- think of Arnie Schwarzenegger teamed up with Bruce Willis! Next chapter real soon now. Have a great day and weekend. Sayonara for now folks.
Dororo just ran on COD/FreeMovies. It was based on a manga about a warrior cursed as a demon trying to get human again and the gal warrior who aids him. Several more Japanese and Korean subbed films under FM like Triad Elections. Saw Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death which was about a modern day Ninja going on a bloody quest for vengeance in NYC! Cool!
Just finished reading Philip Jose Farmer’s climactic ending novel to his Riverworld series- The Magic Labyrinthe and boy is it cool! Doesn’t make too much sense if you haven’t read the other Riverworld books though. SciFi showed a made for TV Riverworld movie some time ago but it didn’t do the books justice at all. The three key characters are all from history: Sam (Mark Twain) Clemens, King (f. Prince) John of Robin Hood lore and Sir Richard Burton the great explorer who searched for the Nile’s source (not to be confused with the actor of the same name). Wikipedia has a pretty decent synopses of Farmer’s Riverworld sagas if anyone is interested.
Looks like COD has some good movie fare this month. Here are just a few:
Angel Unchained; Army of Darkness; Evil Dead 2; Haunted; Haunting of Julia; Candyman (Don’t miss Tony Todd in the new Transformers flick); Dracula (Gary Oldman); Mindwarp (w/ Angus ‘Phantasm’ Scrimm); Waxworks and Waxworks 2; Wishmaster and Wishmaster 3 and 4; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; X Files and X Men; Devour and Fly Me to the Moon (Houseflies on Apollo rocket). Go ahead. Give ’em a whirl. Gotta go now.
Almost forgot Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes- both classics!
Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?
How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?
I have now posted up to and including Ch 57 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!
Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. Comments?
Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 58 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 58 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.
A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.
Cult classic from the late 60s has come to IFC on Fridays at 8 PM ET. Don’t miss The Prisoner with Pat McGoohan. In November AMC will air the new Prisoner series with Jim Caveziel as the Prisoner (see new post for more on this 6 eppy show). Sorry but nothing on its time or day yet.
Well that’s it for this time. Enjoy and toodles tomos watashi-K&K
A neko watching anime shows but which ones?