MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER | JULY UPDATE
Madman Anime

  Editorial

Well, hello!

It’s July meaning we have officially crossed the half-way point for the year. Before you know it we’ll be singing Christmas Carols and tucking into figgy pudding, but why wait? With another sweet suite or titles it’s Christmas in July… or any other month for that matter.

Let’s start with CLAMP’s latest. CLAMP is not some kind of unspeakable disease... unless you have a sick addiction for some of the most original anime and manga ever created! CLAMP is actually four über-creative female manga artists. They've given us X, CHOBITS, ANGELIC LAYER, CARDCAPTOR SAKURA and of course, TSUBASA CHRONICLES. This month we've got their latest offering: a double-disc set featuring the aforementioned TSUBASA and introducing for the first time, XXXHOLIC. (Imagine the x's a silent dashes, so you name the HOLIC. eg. choc-a-HOLIC.) We're going out with a limited edition slipcase showcasing rarely seen art, so get in quick.

Our next title will be familiar to many of you: BURST ANGEL is back! INFINITY is a stand-alone OVA and the girls of are burstier (bustier?) than ever. It’s an all-new prequel release. Apart from the original content, we've also packed on two hours of DVD extras and trimmed $5 off our usual single volume price. I know, I know... We're too kind.

Oh yeah… We’ve also got BLACK LAGOON: SECOND BARRAGE kicking off. It’s the second series and kind of like BLACK LAGOON volume 4, but it’s also notable because it’s the FIRST TIME RELEASED WORLDWIDE! Well, in English anyway. Check it out lest you miss the best action anime released in ages.

Ok, ok… We understand a lot of you out there don't want single serving snack size anime volumes though. You want the full complete collection meal! We're taking care of you too, with STARSHIP OPERATORS, ELEMENTAL GELADE, INUYASHA and NARUTO collections all out in July. Keep an eye out in future months as we begin to bring even more shows out in half-season sets a la NARUTO.

Plus, besides all the latest news and releases, we’ve got opportunities to win some FREE STUFF, the updates from Madman Manga and Eastern Eye and even more info, crammed into the cracks between.

What are you waiting for? Dig in and we’ll see you back here in a month or so for more news, you rascally scallywags.

Vios con dios my nachos,

  In This Issue


Dean Prenc
Manager – Madman Anime Think Tank

  News & Events

News

Retro Titles at Retro Prices

It’s time to party like it’s 1984 and we don’t mean win the America’s Cup and take a day off work. We actually mean pick up some of the awesome RETRO titles from Madman’s back-catalogue at never before seen prices? Whatchootalkin’about Willis?
Browse The Sale ›



Official Australian Bleach Site Launched!

After a year of delays we are proud to finally bring you the official website for Bleach!
www.bleach.net.au



Manga Madness Art Winners

A great bunch of images went up in the Madman Fanzone, with a huge variety of original characters, comedy takes on existing ones and more. We're pleased to announce our winners and honourable mentions!
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Zombification Winners

After surviving the zombie apocalypse, which saw a plague of anime and other characters in a zombie setting, we're pleased to announce our winners and honourable mentions!
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Anime Classics Sale Still On!

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  On The Box

On The Box
  One Piece    
  Death Note

Monday-Thursdays 7am
Channel 10

Monday-Friday 8.30am / 12am
Cartoon Network

 
  Death Note
Mondays 9:30pm
ABC2
 
  Naruto
Monday-Fridays 12pm
Sundays 8pm
Cartoon Network
 
  Dragon Ball Z

Monday-Fridays 6:00am
Cartoon Network

 



  Fan Zone

The Fan Zone

For all the fan-filled fun, visit the Fan Zone on the Madman website.

Artists have been blowing us away with their competition entries! Check out GALLERY PICS from our May Manga Madness comp.

 
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Okay artists, let’s get REAL and enter the REAL-er ANIME art competition!

 
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Latest Wallpapers

Brave Story

Disgaea

Naruto Jump Festa



  Monthly Highlights

Monthly Highlights

ANIME SERIES’

$29.95

BLACK LAGOON: THE SECOND BARRAGE V1

The gang are back in this thrilling second season, they must hunt down sinister twins on a rampage to take over the mafia! But there’s more to these children than meets the eye...

Lucky subscriber Daniel Espo wins BLACK LAGOON: THE SECOND BARRAGE V1

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$24.95

BURST ANGEL INFINITY (OVA)

The thrilling prequel and in some ways sequel to BURST ANGEL! Join Jo and Meg on their first adventure together in this special DVD, also packed with over two hours of extras.

Lucky subscriber Patricia Miinchow wins BURST ANGEL INFINITY (OVA)

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STAND-ALONE FEATURES

$34.95

CLAMP DOUBLE FEATURE TSUBASA CHRONICLES THE MOVIE / XXXHOLIC THE MOVIE

You cannot cross fate, but can you change your destiny? Two of CLAMP’s most influential titles come together as one in this double movie feature, also introducing you to the world of xxxHolic.

Lucky subscriber Eugene Chua wins CLAMP DOUBLE FEATURE

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COMPLETE COLLECTIONS

$29.95

STARSHIP OPERATORS

Big brother was never this intense! Join the space cadets of Kibi’s Defense University as they fight for the survival of their home country…in space, all the while being broadcasted live across the Galaxy!

Find Out More          

More Collections

 

Elemental Gelade Collection
InuYasha Season 6 Part 2
Naruto Collection 3 (eps 26-38)

More Anime Highlights

Death Note V1 and Collector’s Box (no figure)
Death Note V4 & Gelus figure (Limited Edition)
Shakugan no Shana V6 & Collector’s Box

 
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  Coming Soon

Coming Soon

BRAVE STORY

Wataru is a meek and unassertive boy, but when his father leaves home and his mother is taken ill, he finds himself in a fantasy world where he must learn to summon his courage to change is fate.

 
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  From the Vault

Coming Soon

SLAYERS

One of anime’s most love franchises, SLAYERS spawned three TV series’ as well as a long OVA series and several movies. So much so that after almost seven years a new TV series is currently airing in Japan! So discover all the adventure and laughter as Lina Inverse travels the lands and defends those in need…for a price.

 
Slayers Movie Collection Slayers Next Slayers OVA Collection  



  Acquisitions

Acquisitions

Here’s a round up of the titles we announced at Supanova Sydney. Look out for more announcements at AVCON and SMASH!


Code Geass – Lelouch of the Rebellion

Currently one of Japan’s biggest hits, Code Geass has fast become a fan favourite title that rivals its popularity with Death Note! Join the Rebellion this November.


L: change the WorLd

Speaking of Death Note, join L in this untold story of the 23 most important days of his life in this side story to the live-action Death Note saga! L: change the WorLd lands in September.


Shuffle!

Five beautiful girls, all with equally good qualities. If you had to choose one to marry who would you choose? Find out who Rin chooses in the surprise hit of 2008! Shuffle Collection 1 lands in September.


Appleseed Ex Machina

You’ve seen it at REEL ANIME, now take the action home on DVD. Produced by Hollywood Legend John Woo, Appleseed Ex Machina takes CG anime to a whole new level complete with bullet sprays and doves! Two Disc Special Edition available from September!




  Madman Manga - Hot Off the Press!

Hot Off The Press

JULY MANGA MADNESS

For more info and hundreds of pages of FREE reading, visit www.madman.com.au/manga.



WANTED

From the creator of Vampire Knight, Matsuri Hino, Join Ameria on her quest to save her first love from scurvy pirates. Yarrrrr, what an adventure!

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NANA

Join two friends, both named Nana, in a whirlwind world of sex, music, fashion, gossip and all-night parties! From the artist of Princess Ai – Ai Yazawa.

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THOSE WITH WINGS

From Natsuki Takaya, the creator of FRUITS BASKET, meet Kotobuki, an ex-thief, and Raimon an ex-military commander, as they embark on a mission to search for ‘Tsubasa’, a legendary device said to be able to grant one’s wishes… but what does each desire?

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

BLEACH (MANGA) V07
BLEACH (MANGA) V08
DEATH NOTE (MANGA) V03
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST (MANGA) V15
FUSHIGI YUGI (MANGA) V14
LOVE HINA (MANGA) V09
NARUTO (MANGA) V09
NARUTO (MANGA) V10
THE GENTLEMEN'S ALLIANCE † (MANGA) V02
TRINITY BLOOD (MANGA) V08




Anime Update

August issue out now! With a feature story on CLAMP!




  Offer of the Month

Offer of the Month

To celebrate the release of the final InuYasha TV boxset this month, we’re giving those who have yet to experience Rumiko Takashi’s amazing adventure a chance to jump on board. Use the keyword OSUWARI and get InuYasha Season 1 boxset for just $50! That’s half-price! ZOMG!

Simply head to www.madman.com.au, add the above item to your shopping cart, and enter the code OSUWARI on page 2 of the checkout, in the voucher field. Just remember to click ACTIVATE or else you won’t receive the savings!

This offer expires on August 2008!




  Anime Snacktime Podcast

Anime Snacktime

Grab this tasty July podcast now! It’s delicious. Om-nom-nom-nom-nom…

- Make sure you subscribe today via iTunes or the RSS feed!
- iTunes users should check it out here.
- Mp3 lovers should click here.

Anime Snack Time



  Events

Events

After an eventful June the convention season continues in three cities.
Check out the Events section of the Fan Zone for more info.


AVCON
Adelaide
26-27th July


Adelaide’s annual Anime and Video Game fiesta is back!

More Info  

SMASH!
Sydney
2nd August


Back for its second year and featuring special Japanese voice actor guest Hidenobu Kiuchi star of Gunslinger Girl, Darker Than Black and more!

More Info  

G03!
Perth
1-3 August

Gaming heaven, featuring the best of industry and consumer gaming displays and more.

More Info  



  Free Stuff

Free Stuff


ANIME CLASSICS COMPETITION

Enter now for your chance to win both ANIME CLASSICS, that's GHOST IN THE SHELL, AKIRA, NINJA SCROLL, VAMPIRE HUNTER D, MILLENIUM ACTRESS and SPRIGGAN!

Enter the competition!
 

THE COMPETITION STRIKES BACK!

Madman, [adult swim] and our Jedi Knight pals at Hasbro, are giving you the chance to win exclusive Star Wars Robot Chicken prize packs - including DVDs, collectibles and signed merchandise from Robot Chicken co-creators, Seth Green and Matt Senreich!

Don't be just another clone! Enter now to win one of these sweet STAR WARS ROBOT CHICKEN prize packs!

Enter the competition!
 

Check out more AWESOME competitions in the Madman Fanzone.




  Eastern Eye

Eastern Eye

Hollywood loves a remake, especially classic Asian Cinema, and with the remake ASIAN HORROR classic THE EYE recently in theatres, profile is at an all time high.

Experience all of the originals now!


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  In Cinemas

In Cinemas

Not Quite Hollywood
(COMING SOON)

The Band’s Visit
(NOW SHOWING)

The Flight of The Red Balloon
(NOW SHOWING)




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