MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER | FEBRUARY UPDATE

Editorial

Hey all,

Fullmetal February is here! It seems that half our releases this month are “metal” something or other... Why is that I wonder?

Firstly, we’ve got the fantastic, final, full-metal freak-out that is CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALLA, the Fullmetal Alchemist Movie. It’s the end of the saga that you’ve all bee waiting for. If that’s not enough “metal” for one month, don’t panic. Instead, FULL METAL PANIC! In fact, you can full-metal panic with either the all-new sequel series FMP: THE SECOND RAID or the collected FMP: FUMOFFU. (And our PROMO OF THE MONTH can save you money on the original FMP series collection.)

Of course, that’s not all the new releases. You can check all the details out below, where you’ll find heaps more than just new Madman titles. (That’s not enough for you?) Get the scoop on the latest ACQUISITIONS, win FREE STUFF, discover upcoming EVENTS and best of all, maybe win just by being subscribed. How easy is that?

Lastly, if all this isn’t enough for you, why not join the brand-new MADMAN CINEMA mailing list? They’ll tell you stuff about what’s on the big screen and the first one is due out in March, just in time for the outstanding Korean monster-flick, THE HOST. Join by checking the “Showing in Cinemas” box at www.madman.com.au/newsletters before Feb 28th for your chance to win one of 50 (!) Madman prize-packs.

And that’s how we roll.

 

Dean Prenc
Manager - Madman Anime Think Tank

 



News & Events

The Host Competition

All the cool kids know that THE HOST is going to be one of the best films out this year. Who doesn't love a good, old-fashion monster flick and those wacky Koreans reinvent the genre with this tour de fright. When a river monster abducts you, who ya gonna call? Your dad of course!

Our cinema people tell us it's "The latest film from critically acclaimed visionary director Bong Joon-ho," and "THE HOST is both a creature-feature thrill ride and a poignant human drama." Nice.

Go here to win on of 10 (per state!) in-season double passes from our friends at Madman Cinema.

Plus, lucky Melbournites score again! Get down to Cinema Nova in Carlton on February 21st for you chance to "Meet the Filmmaker" with director Bong Joon-ho in the house. Double-nice! At only $20 bucks they'll go fast so call 03 93472573 for bookings.


Valentine's Day Sale

Valentines Day Web Specials! Hot love at 25% off!

It's that time of year when our eyes get misty, our stomachs churn with butterflies, and all that lovey dovey stuff happens. More irresistible than heart shaped chocolate, check out these titles, all are a loving 25% off until February 21st.

Click here to go to the Sale Page

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Box Set Delays

Due to unforeseen circumstances the release of Fullmetal Alchemist Collection 1 and Dragon Ball Complete Collection Part 2 has been delayed till March 2007.

Read more (Fullmetal Alchemist Collection 1)

Read more (Dragon Ball Complete Collection Part Two)

Naruto Fantasy Clan Art Contest Winners!

Check out our winners announcement in the full article and get on down to the Fan Zone to check out some of the great entries!

Read more


ON THE BOX

Naruto:
Monday to Friday
7.30am
Channel 10

Dragon Ball Z:
Monday to Friday
7pm
Cartoon Network

Dragon Ball:
Monday to Friday
9.30pm
Cartoon Network

Cowboy Bebop:
Tuesdays 10.35pm
Saturdays 11pm
ABC2

Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex:
Monday-Thursday
10.30 and 11.30pm
Cartoon Network

Gundam SEED:
Monday-Thursday
11pm and 12.00am
Cartoon Network

Rurouni Kenshin:
Monday-Fridays 12am
Sci-Fi Channel

Howl’s Moving Castle:
Feb 1, 10, 19, 26. Check guides for times.
Showtime

Appleseed:
Premiere’s Tuesday Feb 27 7.20am - World Movies
Encore screening at 4.30pm

January Highlights

$49.95

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST THE MOVIE: CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALLA

One of the most anticipated anime feature releases for 2007. The FMA phenomenon comes to a close in this majestic swan song; a heartfelt tale, packed with action and intrigue.



Lucky subscriber Andre Stammeier wins
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST THE MOVIE: CONQUEROR OF SHAMBALLA

$39.95

FULL METAL PANIC! The Second Raid

The sequel to the best-selling Full Metal Panic! series. A return to the action packed pace of the first series, TSR retains the humour and fan-service found in FMP? FUMOFFU.


Lucky subscriber Karen Marr wins FULL METAL PANIC! The Second Raid

COMPLETE COLLECTIONS

$59.95

FIGURE 17 COLLECTION

When an alien ship crashes into Tsubasa’s back yard, her life is forever changed. Combining with her “twin” to become Figure 17, together they must defeat the Maguar aliens!


$34.95

NEW CUTEY HONEY COLLECTION

Cutey Honey is a one woman S.W.A.T. team, whose android chassis is capable of changing at will into a dazzling array of hard-hitting hard bodies each with its own unique set of skills, weapons and other impressive physical attributes.

 

$119.95

COWBOY BEBOP REMIX

Enjoy true Dolby Digital Surround and be immersed once again with Jet, Spike and the rest of the crew of the Bebop as they travel around the galaxy in search for the wanted criminals one bounty at a time!

 

$79.95

FULL METAL PANIC? FUMOFFU

Sousuke and Kaname are back in action! And this time, the battleground is the school ground! High-yield explosives and hilarity come together with a bang in Full Metal Panic Fumoffu!

 

Coming Soon

$29.95

Robotech Shadow Chronicles

After 20 years, Robotech is back! A mystery unfolds as a deadly new adversary threatens to test the limits of the Expeditionary Force's use of Shadow Technology.

 

Acquisitions

WITCHBLADE

Based on the best selling comic book by Top Cow Comics, the Witchblade anime series resets the Witchblade world with a new holder of the mystical weapon traveling across Japan! Animated by Studio GONZO, this action thriller will be released late 2007.

 






LE CHEVALIER D’EON

From the director of RUROUNI KENSHIN, animated by Production I.G. (GHOST IN THE SHELL,) and based on Tow Ubukata's historical fantasy novel, Chevalier is a tale of determination and revenge! A DVD release is expected June 2007.

 





FUSHIGI YUGI & FUSHIGI YUGI GENBU KAIDEN MANGA

From the author of ABSOLUTE BOYFRIEND, comes her original hit! Long requested, we are proud to finally bring this great fantasy-adventure series to the shores of Australia! The first volumes are expected to be released in June.

 





Madman Manga - Hot Off the Press!


After two months off, we’re back and debuting a new series too!

VAMPIRE KNIGHT

Her very first memory... is filled with snow, terror, blood and vampires. Menaced by a vampire and saved by another, she is an orphan who has been adopted by the Chairman of a prestigious boarding school called Cross Academy. Meet Yuki, a spirited girl who adores her saviour, the dashing vampire called Kaname. Yuki's friend, Zero, on the other hand, suffers from a bitter past and hates vampires to the core. What secrets lie behind his tortured eyes...?

Vampire Knight (Manga) V01
Vampire Knight (Manga) V02

MORE MANGA IN FEBRUARY

OURAN HIGH 3
OURAN HIGH 4
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST 9
MIDORI DAYS 8

Newtype

This month’s issue comes with a free DVD featuring Air Gear and Disgaea. A cover feature on Eureka Seven, plus sneak peeks at upcoming new anime series and jam packed with reviews on the latest anime, manga, video games, music, toys... plus more!!

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Offer of the Month

Full Metal Fever!

To celebrate the release of Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, we are giving readers the chance to catch the “first raid” FULL METAL PANIC! COLLECTION for only $80. That’s a saving of $39.95 or only $11.43 a disk!

Just add the item to your cart and activate the code word FIRST RAID.

Anime Snacktime

The podcast every anime fan needs in their life will be available in the next few days! Check out episode 12 for all the info on Madman’s February releases, plus the regular segments such as Anime Tidbits, Feedback, Amy’s Media Jungle, Danny C’s Crazy Comps and more!

This month’s Special Feature is an exclusive interview with America’s one and only Vic Mignogna, the voice of Ed Elric.

Make sure you subscribe today via iTunes or the RSS feed!

iTunes users should check it out here.

Mp3 lovers should click here.

Otaku Wear

Well besides being shortchanged a few days, February is famous for two things - Groundhog day and Abe Lincoln's birthday.

It's handy information like this (plus the latest on the anime merch you love!) that makes the Otaku Wear newsletter such a great read! Check it out here.




Events

A.I. CON (Hobart, February 10-11)
Anime Island returns to Tasmania with its second annual event! Featuring cosplay and other special events head on down to the University of Tasmania’s Sandy Bay Campus. Madman’s promo booth will be there with freebies, plus check out the panel for all the latest news and announcements! Check the website for more info.

www.aicon.org.au.

Free anime screenings at Federation Square!
Melbourne’s most beloved outdoor screen is making the most of the warm weather. Throughout February and March, Fed Square will be screening FREE feature films on the Big Screen, Saturday nights from 10pm. For more information and what’s being screened visit the Federation Square website.

Tezuka: The Marvel of Manga Exhibition (NSW)
After a huge run at the NGV in Melbourne, The Tezuka: Marvel of Manga Exhibition now moves to the Gallery of NSW in Sydney. The exhibition will commence on February 23 and conclude on April 29 before making way to its final stop in San Francisco. For more details about the Sydney exhibit visit the Art Gallery of NSW website.

Free Stuff

Back to school!

February means a few things, but none more significant than the start of the school year. But don’t feel down, ‘cause we’re here to chase those back-to-school blues away with a prize-pack of some of the funniest school comedies available! You could win:

Cromartie High School Complete Collection
Azumanga Daioh Complete Collection

Total value - $179.90

To go into the chance to win simply answer this question:

Azumanga Daioh’s “Osaka” real name is?

Think you know the answer? Then head on over to our competition page and submit your entry now, just like William Lee did last month winning our Gainax Prize Pack. Congratulations!

Eastern Eye

Keep your Eastern Eye on the best in live action Asian cinema… this month, the warrior of love Cutie Honey has arrived! HONEY FLASH!

Cutie Honey
Premonition
Terror of Mecha Godzilla

To get all the best Asian Cinema news, subscribe to the Eastern Eye newsletter!

In Cinemas

The Aura
(Now Showing)

The Host
(Coming Soon)