February 2007 Archives

Gigantic Formula

Yeah, I've not updated on this title for a while. Despite the staff I still find it hard to get excited over something heavily mecha orientated I guess. Doesn't help that I'm underwhelmed by the way the character designs are presented on the site either. Anyway, was just reading a good thread on Animesuki; the airdate is the 4th April and, like Gotoh's previous two series, there are a lot of guest artists - in this case mecha designers.

Kiddy Grade 2 Megami article

There's a small piece on the sequel in the March 2007 issue of Megami (vol. 82).


I hadn't noticed the mid-dot in ク・フィーユ before (I think it is there in the Newtype article as well, but looked rather like part of the background starfield). フィーユ usually seemes to romanise to Fille ('girl' in French), but I'm not sure about the ku.. could possible be "Cou Fille" ('neck girl') but that doesn't make a great deal of sense strike that, another flash of insipration: "coup" (as in "counting coup" or "coup de grâce") is also pronounced coo and makes more sense since "Coup Fille" means something like "hit girl". Wish I'd had the option of French rather than German lessons in school.

[edit]Just had a flash of memory after a snooze - there's a character called Fille in the second Gemini Knives novel, but there it is written as フィユ without the dash throwing a shadow of doubt on the above interpretation.[/edit]

Kiddy Grade Movies


The Kiddy Grade site has been updated again.
If I understand this correctly, the original series has been cut down into three 80-90 minute episodes for theatrical release entitled "Ignition", "Maelstrom", and "Truth Dawn". This will be a Director's Cut verion with new footage. They will be shown at Theatre Shinjuku beween the 7th April and 20th April (my birthday), 23rd June and 6th July and the 1st the to 14th of September. Tickets are 1500 yen in advance or 1800 on the door. Full information at http://www.kiddygrade.com/movie/.

Other links:
Kiddy Grade to Become a 3-Part Movie, Recieve a Sequel (Heisei Democracy)
Kiddy Grade Movies?! (Blogging Wit' KT)
Kiddy Grade Digest Movies (Anime News Network)
Kiddy Grade Movie Trilogy Announced (AnimeNation News)
Scattered Cels Podcast #7 - Haruhi is a Kiddy at 5 Centimeters a Second
new Kiddy Grade Movies announced (FUNimation Forums)
Kiddy Grade Trilogy (Animekon)
3 Part Kiddy Grade Film Announced (Anime News Service - scroll down to 2-7-07 3:07PM)

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