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Viz This Week

    August 05, 2000

Viz This Week (8/05/00)

a weekly notice about viz websites and products:

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1. Viz

a. feature - aqua knight

2. Animerica

a. preview - issue 8.7

2b. feature - slayers try

2c. feature - rurouni kenshin

2d. animessages - searching for identity

2e. animexpress - japan's august 2000 releases

2f. fan art of the week - swimsuit 2000

3. Pulp

a. film festival - kinji fukasaku at pfa

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1. http://www.viz.com



1a. Feature: AQUA KNIGHT #4



Ruliya and Arrabus are interrupted by the arrival of the colossal

floating Zyfort, bringing a group of colonists to Lighthouse Island!

Alcontra, a haughty aristocrat from faraway Antipoda, has arrived,

and it's 1492 all



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2. http://www.animerica-mag.com



2a. New Issue Preview 8.7

It's an anime TV explosion in our super kids' special, with Dragon

Ball Z, Monster Rancher and more!



2b. Feature: Slayers Try

Hark Ye! Catch up with redheaded sorceress supreme as the Slayers

return in the Slayers Try.



2c. Feature: Rurouni Kenshin

The Meiji-era saga of a wandering warrior with a harsh history and a

desire to atone for his past.



2d. Animessages: SEARCHING FOR IDENTITY

Questions on Animerica's mission plan, advice to those in need of

anime pals, and more emotional suggestions.



2e. AnimExpress



Highlights of Japan's New Releases for August 2000!

http://www.animerica-mag.com/animexpress/index.html



2f. Fan Art

Fan Art of the Week is "Ryoko" by Victoria Penna, Age 15 of

Calverton, NY



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NEW PRODUCTS:



MONTHLY COMIC



POKéMON ADVENTURES, PART 3 #1: THE IMPASSABLE MR. MIME

Special three-part issue! On the way to Saffron City, Green and Blue

find their way blocked by giant glass-like barriers! It looks like

Mr. Mime, that powerful and unpredictable Pokémon, is pretending

to

be behind a wall! Then, Red finds Professor Oak acting

strangely...and even attacking him! The three rival trainers must

team up for their greatest challenge yet. Who's their common enemy?

One guess: they're mean, they've got Gym Leaders on their side, and

their abbreviation is "T.R."...



POKÉMON THE MOVIE 2000 ANIMATION COMICS: THE POWER OF ONE

On stormy seas, Ash, Misty, Tracey and the new girl sail to an

ancient shrine to find the Orb of Fire. But waiting at the shrine is

Zapdos, whom Pikachu must fight volt for volt! Meanwhile, Professor

Oak and the other Pokémon researchers discover the villain's plan.



DRAGON BALL, PART 3, #3

To reach the top of Muscle Tower, Goku must beat Colonel White's hand-

picked soldiers! Will he be crushed under the iron heel of Full

Metallic Jacket? Then, Goku finds himself in an indoor forest with

traditional Japanese scenery, where he must face...a ninja! What? Why

are you laughing? There's nothing tougher than a ninja, right?



INU-YASHA, PART 5, #3

Kikyo has Inu-Yasha in her clutches and begins to drain the life out

of him, while Kagome is attacked by phantom eels. Is there anything

left in Kikyo of the woman Inu-Yasha loved?



MAGAZINE



ANIMERICA EXTRA

VIDEO GIRL AI: Yota talks to Moemi for the first time since the start

of the new school year! MARIONETTE GENERATION: The fashion doll finds

Lunch and starts the battle anew! FUSHIGI YûGI: Miaka has come

down

with an illness. Only Shoka the healer can help her... STEAM

DETECTIVES: Boy Criminal Le Bread returns! X/1999: Arashi and Sora go

to Nakano Sun Plaza. Featuring a cameo by Clamp Campus Detectives!



VIDEO



RANMA 1/2, MARTIAL MAYHEM: SWIMMING WITH PSYCHOS

Determined to enter a swimming competition even though she never

learned to swim, the definitely non-buoyant youngest Tendo sister

starts swimming with sharks-or in this case, with psychos-especially

once Principal Kuno offers Akane his "help".... ALSO: Ryoga, the

Eternal Wanderer, stumbles into a scene straight out of Shane. Think

of it as an eastern story, but with a western theme!



GRAPHIC NOVEL



DRAGON BALL VOL. 1

Who or what will Goku and Bulma encounter on their quest for the

Dragon Balls? One ball is owned by the Turtle Hermit, a venerable,

respected (old, lecherous) martial artist who'll gladly give it

up...for a price! One ball is in a humble village, but to get it,

they'll have to save the village from Oolong, the shapeshifting

terror! Then, with a humbled Oolong in tow, it's off to the desert

where they are attacked by the bandit Yamcha and his assistant Pu'ar!

The next ball is on fiery Frypan Mountain, guarded by the fearsome Ox

King...and his fearsome daughter Chi-chi! But with magic cloud and

magic staff in tow, Goku is ready to face anything!

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3. http://www.pulp-mag.com



3a. Kinji Fukasaku: Sympathy for the Underdog



PULP invites you to attend Pacific Film Archive's August Saturday

presentations of nine features by Japanese director Kinji Fukasaku.

The head of the Director's Guild of Japan, Fukasaku is a master

of

genre pictures, and was honored with a retrospective tribute at this

year's Rotterdam Film Festival. If you live near Berkeley, check

out

these yakuza films! Find movie times and titles at http://www.pulp-

mag.com/pfa.shtml



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VIZ THIS WEEK is offered by Viz Communications, Inc., the leading

U.S. publisher of Japanese animation and comics (anime and manga) for

English-speaking audiences. Based in San Francisco, Viz has an

integrated line of entertainment media:



MAGAZINES: Animerica, Animerica Extra and PULP

COMICS: Pokemon, DragonBall Z and Neon Genesis Evangelion

VIDEOS: Ranma 1/2, Night Warriors and Video Girl Ai

MUSIC: Soundtracks for Key the Metal Idol and Resident Evil

FILMS: A Chinese Ghost Story and Welcome Back, Mr. McDonald

BOOKS: Japan Edge, Fresh Pulp and Secret Comics Japan

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