2000 was a great year for Anime on TV.
Once something gets huge, there are always copycats. Transformers begat Go-bots and Pokemon begat Monster Rancher.
Highlights below include Monster Rancher feature, 2000 was becoming great year for anime on tv, Interview with White Radish Productions, review of Volume 1 DVD of Gundam Wing and voice actor interview of Veronica Taylor the voice of Ash Ketchum in Pokemon.
Gundam Wing was on Cartoon Network during this time. Remember when it was all about DVD volumes? This one had 5 episodes, a typical DVD release had 3 or 4. I love these menus with Two-Mix playing in the background. Toonami had an afternoon slot and a Midnight Run block at night where the episodes would be mostly uncut. Here’s a list of anime that has aired on Cartoon Network and Toonami.
Speaking of anime on TV you had basic cable and expanded cable showing anime. Kids syndication with Pokemon and Digimon and Sci-Fi Channel, Cinemax, Encore and IFC – it wasn’t just Cartoon Network.
I remember watching Escaflowne on the Fox Kids block, but it never finished. I did prompt me to get the box set in 2002. Of all these anime listed, the one that time has forgotten is Flint the Time Detective.
Here’s proof that Detective Conan was rumored to go on TV before FUNimation release on Adult Swim in 2004.
Imagine a Fox Kids version of Detective Conan. Let that sink in.
If you are talking about late 90s to 2000s, there’s always a Tenchi Muyo on. I loved watching the movies on the Sci-Fi Channel.
Here is a feature of an anime that time has forgot: Monster Rancher.
Amazing Nurse Nanako “bouncy personality” when subtlety for anime ads was tame.
Did Yu Hakusho get a spin-off starring Hiei? Nope. It’s 3×3 Eyes
This is true DIY ethic. Read this interview and then go to AnimeWorld to read more read their review of the White Radish Productions OVA DVD. And then visit the production site whiteradish.com. You can buy the collection of shorts at Right Stuf.
This month’s voice actor interview is Veronica Taylor – the voice of Ash Ketchum from 1998 to 2006. I love that she hosted two AOL chats to talk to fans. She also played Amelia in The Slayers.
I love that Animerica is teasing the debut of Trunks on DBZ on Cartoon Network in the Fall. So much Trunks cosplay to commence.
I think this is a Top 5 contender for worst ad ever.
Here’s a review for Sailor Moon S movie.
One of the annoying things that anime companies did was not to put volume numbers on their titles. The is especially true for the long running Rurouni Kenshin.
Holy crap! Another main series review. The DVD release of Neon Genesis Evangelion. ADV’s gravy train of a series.
You are living in a Spice Girls World there Jubei-Chan
VHS and DVD ad for Gundam Win and Outlaw Star. Both sold extremely well for Bandai.
I love Animerica fan art. I wonder how many of these artists ever had a table in Artist Alley at an anime con.
I can’t say no to posting puns. Dragon Ball Z names were all about puns.
We are floating in space! We are zany! The basic premise of this Tenchi Universe ad.