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Magazine Review: Otaku USA, volume 1

I was sitting in the office today when my boss walked up and dropped a copy of this publication onto my desk. “They’re saying this is going to be the next Newtype”, he said. “Bigger than Newtype, maybe.” I flipped it open… and within thirty seconds knew I had to write this review. Note: the actual review starts roughly where the pictures end.

Event News: Minmay meets Fire Bomber live on August 18th

Via Moon Phase and Livedoor Anime News: If you’re not busy standing in line for the third day of Comiket 72, those in Tokyo on August 18th will have the opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Macross franchise at a concert featuring the talent of Iijima Mari (Minmay), Fukuyama Yoshiki (Basara’s singing voice and guitar from Macross 7), and Chie Kajiura (Mylene‘s singing voice). It’s being held at the Nippon Seinen-kan Dai Hall, with tickets priced at 6,500 yen (“present” included); as a Macross fan I just might have to look into this. (no more)

Anime News: Devil May Cry ep. 1 streaming free online, Tokyo Majin Gakuen season 2 in July

Via Moon Phase: news in last night from WOWOW’s broadband video channel that the first episode of the Devil May Cry TV anime is now streaming online for free. You have to become a member of WOWOW’s online service, which is also free and seems to only require an email address. The first episode won’t hit the airwaves until June 14th, so this looks like a decent way to preview the action. In other dark and rugged anime news, Animax has announced that the second season of Tokyo Majin Gakuen will begin airing on July 27th. Still need to finish watching the first season… (no more)