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Viz This Week

    August 11, 2000

Viz This Week (8/011/00)

a weekly notice about viz websites and products:

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1. Viz

a. feature - magical pokemon journey

b. special section - rumiko takahashi's visit to san diego

c. movie - updated listings

2. Animerica

a. fan art - "he's so dreamy" gallery

3. Pulp

a. film festival - kinji fukasaku at pfa

4. J-Pop

a. games feature - exclusive mp3 samples

b. games reviews - jet set radio and more

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1. http://www.viz.com



1a. Feature: MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY 2#1: ALMOND'S ADVENTURE CLUB



More quirky, hilarious adventures in MAGICAL POKEMON JOURNEY! Almond

decides to take the Pokemon on an adventure in an underground cave!

Can Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and Pikachu tough it out long enough to get

a few XP? Then, Hazel, Pikachu and their friends go skiing. But are

they really smart to enter the territory of the icy Articuno? And,

more importantly, to eat ice cream while it's cold out?



1b. Rumiko Takahashi makes a big splash in San Diego!



In July 2000, Rumiko Takahashi came back to America for the first

time in six years when she appeared at the San Diego Comic-Con. Read

about her trip at

http://www.viz.com/products/series/takahashi/sandiego.html



1c. New listings for THE MOST TERRIBLE TIME IN MY LIFE



Kaizo Hayashi and Yu Wei Yen's crime movie hits the screens in

Honolulu and New York! Check the schedule at

http://www.viz.com/ttml/tourschedule.html



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



2a. Fan Art

Fan Art of the Week is "Ryoga & Ranma" by Maura Perez, Age 15

of Fontana, CA



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NEW PRODUCTS:



MONTHLY COMIC



SILENT MöBIUS: CATASTROPHE #3

Kiddy has another encounter with the killer megadyne, but when the

police arrive, it's Kiddy they find with her hands soaked in blood

from the megadyne's last victim. Now she's under suspicion of murder,

and even Ralph, her would-be boyfriend in the Normal Police, doesn't

trust her. And Kiddy's nightmare is just beginning...



DRAGON BALL Z, PART 3, #7

The Namek reinforcements arrive, initially turning the tide of

battle...until they make the mistake of angering Vegeta's henchman

Dodoria. Dodoria promises to kill all three of them within 10

seconds, and he's not joking...



MAGAZINE



PULP, VOL. 4, #9, AUGUST '00

BENKEI IN NEW YORK: Phillip Marlowe...Mike Hammer...Benkei. Mystery

and murder in the greatest city of the 20th century! BAKUNE YOUNG:

Why did the Don of Nippon consider his own daughter so dangerous that

he locked her up for years? Well, now she's free, so the world is

about to find out! DANCE TILL TOMORROW: Suekichi and Miyuki

consummate their love, while Aya finally discovers the collusion of

her ex-husband and Suekichi's lawyer. STRAIN: Shingo vs. "Sweetie"

Andrew, round 2! BANANA FISH: Shorter and Yut-lung betray Eiji and

Shunichi! Arthur's back, and he's out for revenge! And has the group

finally found Dr. Dawson, the elusive inventor of Banana Fish?!

VOYEURS, INC.: A man hires Voyeurs, Inc. to spy on the pretty

elevator operator whom he loves. Plus our humor manga, HEARTBROKEN

ANGELS and SHORT CUTS!



VIDEO



MAISON IKKOKU, VOL. 22: WISH UPON A FALL

It's bad enough being laid up in the hospital with a broken leg. At

least Godai can enjoy Manager Kyoko's undivided attention since it

was her fault he fell in the first place, right? Tell that to Coach

Mitaka... AND THEN: While rummaging in the attic one day, Kentaro

finds an old photo album from 50-100 years ago. What a surprise to

find within it an image of the ever-mysterious Yotsuya...looking

exactly the same as he does now...



GRAPHIC NOVEL



EAGLE, BOOK 1

Ken Yamaoka, a third-generation Japanese-American, has all the

qualifications of a presidential candidate: he studied at Yale, he

fought in the front lines in Vietnam, and he has been a Senator for

several terms. Now, as he challenges the Vice President for the

Democratic presidential nomination, a young Japanese journalist,

Takashi Jo, is sent on assignment to Washington, D.C. to study

Yamaoka. What is his platform? What is his true personality? And,

inevitably, what are the hard questions about his past? Told in an

intelligent yet exciting manner, EAGLE presents a near-future vision

of America as seen through the eyes of one of Japan's most

politically aware manga artists. This tremendous graphic novel

collects the monthly EAGLE #1-4.



VIDEO



POKéMON TALES

Each of these charming board books is beautifully illustrated in full

color in a different style:



EEVEE'S WEATHER REPORT

Eevee wants to go on a hiking trip with the other Pokémon, but

they keep having rain and bad weather, and Eevee must become a

weather reporter.



DIGLETT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY

Diglett invites its friends for a birthday party underground...but

what Pokémon can see in the dark?

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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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Open your own VizMail account! Send friends email on fun stationary

featuring your favorite characters. Use letterheads with RANMA 1/2,

DRAGON BALL Z, and more!

Sign up at http://www.vizmail.net/vizmail

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4. http://www.j-pop.com



4a. Video Game Music



Read up on American tributes to Japanese video game music and check

out some exclusive MP3 samples! Find the MP3s at http://www.j-

pop.com/games/feature/03_feature.html



4b. Video Game Reviews



Get the J-pop opinion on Jet Set Radio, Legend of Dragoon, Marvel vs.

Capcom 2, SFIII Third Strike, and Wild Arms 2!



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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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