MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER | APRIL UPDATE

Editorial

Yo yo yo,

Welcome to what is one hell of an awesome April! We've got so much cool stuff that it'll make your head spin! (Madman accepts no liability for patrons whose heads begin spinning.) There's no time to spare, so lets get down to business...

You asked, you screamed, you asked again... It was enough to make our hair go white. White, as though it had been... BLEACHED! (These are the jokes folks.) Yes, BLEACH has arrived and it's the MUST-OWN anime series for 2007. You picked up Fullmetal, you're collecting Naruto and unless you're some kind of soulless Hollow like those our hero fights, you won't want to miss this! And it doesn't stop there! Action junkies rejoice for HELLSING has returned, new and ULTIMATE. It's an all-new manga faithful retelling of the zombie-killing, werewolf slaying adventures of everyone's favourite secretive organisation and their #1 agent, the rogue vampire, Alucard. For the more sensitive among you, we also have RUMBLING HEARTS, a serious drama that has nothing whatsoever to do with the undead, plus more anime classics in the form of the original APPLESEED OVA and war-drama BAREFOOT GEN. I haven't even mentioned the new box-sets or manga making their arrival this month. If I did I would have "Mickey Mouse", "limb-from-limb", "nudity" and "handsome model" all in the same sentence and that just wouldn't be cool.

And hey, even though we only announced it last month, ADULT SWIM and CARTOON NETWORK have now arrived! Run, don't walk, into stores to check out a) the weirdest, funniest, most-freaked out animation you're ever likely to see, and b) the coolest "Cartoon Cartoons" going around. From ROBOT CHICKEN to the POWERPUFF GIRLS there's plenty to choose from.

Wow... Lots of things. Of course, we've still got lots to offer for those of you who just come here for the discounts and free stuff. Read below for our OFFER OF THE MONTH and FREE STUFF, plus all the news from the Madhouse. Yes indeed, the Madman newsletter is where it's at. Make sure you recommend it to your friends (www.madman.com.au/newsletters).

Audi 5000!

 

Dean Prenc
Manager - Madman Anime Think Tank

 



News & Events

Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea to Premiere at Supanova

A Madman Cinema special event, TALES FROM EARTHSEA will be screening in cinemas for a strictly limited time from mid-April, premiering on the final night of the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in Brisbane on April 15th... read more

Foolhardy Fools Websale: 25% off Comedy titles!

In Madman's deck of cards, we always like to play the joker - what better way to celebrate that foolish month of April than to point and laugh at the often hapless stars of these titles, with 25% off until April 15th...read more

New Hayao Miyazaki Film Announced

Oscar winning director Hayao Miyazaki's next Studio Ghibli feature film will be titled PONYO ON A CLIFF (Gake no ue no Ponyo)...read more

Four April Titles Delayed

Due to unforeseen complications we regret to announce that four new release anime titles will experience a slight shipping delay ...read more

ON THE BOX
Appleseed  


Wednesday 04 April 6:55 AM
Wednesday 04 April 6:45 PM
World Movies

Naruto:

Season 1 repeats 8.30am and 9pm Monday to Fridays
Cartoon Network

Dragon Ball Z:
Monday to Friday 7pm
Cartoon Network

Cowboy Bebop:

Tuesdays 9pm Rpt Saturdays 11pm
ABC2

Dragon Ball:
Monday to Friday 9.30pm
Cartoon Network

Rurouni Kenshin:

Double Episodes Mon-Firday 7.00am-8.00am rpts 4.30-5.30pm and 12.00am
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

April Highlights

$24.95

BLEACH

2007’s biggest series debut has arrived! Join Ichigo Kurosaki and his bizarre companions on his adventures as a giant-sword-wielding substitute Soul Reaper!



Lucky subscriber Jacob C wins BLEACH

 

$39.95

RUMBLING HEARTS

Life's promise shone brightly on four high-school friends until an accident leaves one of them, Haruka, in a coma. Three years on, how will they all cope when Haruka wakes up from her coma?


Lucky subscriber Chandra J wins RUMBLING HEARTS

 

STANDALONE FEATURES

$29.95

HELLSING ULTIMATE

Prepare yourself for another bloodbath freaks! The undead slaying Alucard and the entire Hellsing Organization return in an all-new faithful retelling of Kouta Hirano’s manga. This is the ULTIMATE Hellsing release. Don’t miss out!

Lucky subscriber Alice F wins HELLSING ULTIMATE


More Standalone Features


APPLESEED OVA
BAREFOOT GEN COLLECTION

COMPLETE COLLECTIONS

$79.95

ELFEN LIED

Imprisoned under tight military security, Lucy, a genetically-altered human, escapes her confines in a wave of bloody violence. Stricken with amnesia, she wanders into a kindly family that takes her under their care, oblivious to the latent destructive power that she harbours!


More Complete Collections


GANTZ
MADLAX
OTOGI ZOSHI

ADULT SWIM


Kids out of the pool! The greatest in twisted animated entertainment for adults has arrived. Don’t miss the first of many [adult swim] releases from Madman, including:

$34.95

ROBOT CHICKEN SEASON 1

A plasticised pop culture implosion!


More Adult Swim


HARVEY BIRDMAN: ATTORNEY AT LAW COLLECTION 1
AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE COLLECTION 1

CARTOON NETWORK


The coolest in “cartoon cartoons” are here! Cartoon Network’s huge line-up or original animation is now available on DVD, beginning with:

$24.95

THE POWERPUFF GIRLS SEASON 1

The classic and cutest super-team, season 1 on DVD makes its worldwide debut here!


More Cartoon Network


FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS SEASON 1
MY GYM PARTNER’S A MONKEY V1

Coming Soon

$29.95

FATE/STAY NIGHT

he Holy Grail War begins! Ten years ago a secret war fought by master mages and their servants to obtain the Holy Grail, with devastating results for everyone. Today, it is beginning again...

 

Acquisitions

Moon Phase

In a world where the supernatural and humans share space in family portraits, clumsy photographer Kouhei finds himself the guardian, slave, and object of affection of a mischievous vampire girl! Released July, so get those cat ears ready!

.hack//ROOTS

The World has been rebooted and an all-new group of adventurers are on the run from a new breed of Player Killers! The sequel to the .hack// multimedia phenomenon, Volume 1 is released a July.

Madman Manga - Hot Off the Press!


This month we’ve got two new series debuting from Tokyopop:

Kingdom Hearts V1

Sora is a young energetic boy looking forward to exploring the world with his friends Riku and Kairi. The threesome is working hard on completing a raft that will allow them to leave their island but one day a mysterious force causes Sora to gain a special...

Read more

Snow Drop V1

Sora is a young energetic boy looking forward to exploring the world with his friends Riku and Kairi. The threesome is working hard on completing a raft that will allow them to leave their island but one day a mysterious force causes Sora to gain a special...

Read more

MORE MANGA IN APRIL

And of course, don’t miss the latest volumes of your favourite Madman and Tokyopop manga:

Battle Vixens V3
Bizenghast V2
Blade Of Heaven V3
Chronicles Of The Cursed Sword V4
Demon Diary V2
Faeries Landing V5
Fake V1
Gundam SEED ASTRAY V3
Loveless V2
Ouran High Host Club V7
Peach Fuzz V2
Saiyuki V4
Strawberry Marshmallow V2
Vampire Knight V3
Van Von Hunter V3

Newtype

This month’s issue comes with a free DVD of .hack//ROOTS (coming July,) Kurau Phantom Memory and Shingu: Secret of the Stellar Wars. A cover feature on Le Chevalier D’Eon (coming June,) plus sneak peeks at upcoming new anime series and jam packed reviews latest anime, manga, video games, music, toys... plus more!!

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Offer of the Month

Blood sucking special!

To celebrate the release of Hellsing Ultimate, we are offering the “ultimate” vampire discount! Grab a delicious dose of anime goodness with 25% off these titles:

Blood The Last Vampire
Hellsing Collection
Lunar Legend Tsukihime
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Vampire Princess Miyu Collection

The above titles are already discounted, so go ahead, sink your teeth in!

Anime Snacktime

The podcast every anime fan needs in their life is now available! Episode 14 is our awesome April edition and has all the info on Madman’s latest releases, as well as the regular segments you know and love! PLUS, don't miss this month's EXCLUSIVE interview with Crispin "Arucard" Freeman!

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

Click through to this month's Otaku Wear newsletter, this month Scott enlightens us on Perth, reveals the winners of the "Design-a-Tee" contest, offers sneak-peeks at new SAMURAI CHAMPLOO and TRANSFORMERS items and waxes lyrical generally on all the latest from the world of Otaku Wear.

Events

Supanova Expo
April 13-15, RNA Showgrounds Brisbane

Supanova Expo roars back into Brisbane with a huge line up of guests including Naruto stars – Yuri “Sasuke” Lowenthal and Tara “Temari” Platt, plus Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian – Star Wars) and many more! Check out heaps of exclusive screenings including the Australian premiere of Origin: Spirits of the Past, Afro Samurai starring Samuel L. Jackson and a sneak peak at Hellsing Ultimate 2! Plus there’s cosplay, trivia, and plenty of other games, giveaways and more! Check your Supanova showbag for your Madmoney and score a nice discount at the Madman Booth! Check it all out at www.supanova.com.au and tickets are available now from Ticketek (www.ticketek.com.au).

A Night in Fantasia 2007 – Symphonic Games Edition
Sydney April 20 – Sydney Town Hall
Melbourne April 27 – Arts Centre: Hammer Hall

Fresh off recording the score to GONZO’s upcoming Romeo X Juliet, the Eminence Symphony Orchestra are back with another breathtaking concert series, this time dedicated to all things video games. With an extensive line-up of music as well as special game composer guests from Japan, this is an event music lovers and gamers should not miss. For more info visit www.eminenceonline.com

Animania Melbourne
April 28 Rydges Hotel, Melbourne

Following the smash hit event in Sydney, the Animania Festival will return to Melbourne on Saturday April 28th. This year the event is in a brand new venue that is significantly larger and promises a unique Cosplay event unlike any you have seen before.

Visit animania.net.au for more info.

Tezuka The Marvel of Manga LAST DAYS!
NOW till April 29th – Art Gallery of NSW, Circular Quay

This is your last chance to check out the Marvel of Manga exhibit at the Art Gallery of NSW at Circular Quay. Marvel at the works of Osamu Tezuka, from Astro Boy to Dororo.I It’s a fascinating journey into the works of the man known as the God of manga. For more details visit www.tezuka.com.au

Free Stuff

ANIME ROMANCE!

Spring is upon Japan and tis the season for love! So to celebate all those cherry blossoms blossoming, we’re going to be giving away a romantic anime prize pack this month featuring:

Love Hina Series Collection
His and Her Circumstances Collection

Total prize value of $219.90 SRP.

To go into the running simply answer the question:
What are cherry blossoms more commonly known as in Japanese?

Enter Now

FINAL FANTASY XII WINNERS:
Roxanne Cabrera
Noeleen McRae

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In Cinemas

Tales From Earthsea
(April 15)

Noise
(May 3)