September 2008 Archives

Kiddy Grade to stream on Hulu


The Hulu advertising-supported video service has announced that it will be streaming a number of Viz Media and Funimation titles, including Kiddy Grade. I cannot attest to the picture quality as I've heard of the site before and would have signed up to watch movies if it wasn't for the fact that you have to be in the US to do so. Currently when you visit the site from ourside the US you get the following message:

Sorry, currently our video library can only be streamed from within the United States

Hulu is committed to making its content available worldwide. To do so, we must work through a number of legal and business issues, including obtaining international streaming rights. Know that we are working to make this happen and will continue to do so. Given the international background of the Hulu team, we have both a professional and personal interest in bringing Hulu to a global audience.

If you'd like, please leave us your email address and the region in which you live, and we will email you when our videos are available in your area.

I would urge anyone else in a globally challenged situation so register their interest.

(This entry would have been posted yesterday, but there was a problem with the site. If you are reading this, then it is fixed)

Kiddy Grade full series on Youtube

FUNimation posted up the remaining episodes while my site was down so I couldn't update, and I was also on holiday and have been busy/ill since so not had time to update my playlists until now. FUNimation do have their own playlist for the series but in the words of Magnus Magnusson "I've started so I'll finish".

Episode 1
Episode 2
Episode 3
Episode 4
Episode 5
Episode 6
Episode 7
Episode 8
Episode 9
Episode 10
Episode 11
Episode 12
Episode 13
Episode 14
Episode 15
Episode 16
Episode 17
Episode 18
Episode 19
Episode 20
Episode 21
Episode 22
Episode 23
Episode 24
All episodes

For whatever reason, episodes 14, 16, 21, 22 and 23 are missing their "part 1" so the opening credits are missing. Technically I could have just substituted the opening from another episode, but I thought that would get confusing so didn't.

Gocky Club Summer 2008


My copy of Gokikura 22 arrived via SMJ the other day and I finally have time to throw an entry together about it. This is, to my knowledge, the second full colour volume but it is no Gocky Colour 02 - the title is Gokikura Compilation (soushuuhen) and that is essentially what it is - most of the art inside is reproductions of the covers of the preceeding 21 volumes and some other colour art. It is a lot thicker than Gocky Colour 01 (Gokikura 14, Summer 2004), but then there's not that much in the way of new artwork inside.
I have taken a few sample photo's which you can see here (I also got the plastic bag and the midget dakimakura), but I would of course urge you to obtain your own copy if you are a fan of Gotoh's work. I'm also hoping someone can provide a translation of the text on the Kiddy Grade pages and save me a lot of hassle with the IME pad and Excite's translator. One of the Uta Kata covers I didn't initially recognise - I thought at first there was a volume I'd missed, but it is simply that the image looks so much better when it is printed on white paper rather than the orange card used for the cover of volume 16.
There is still no return of the guest artist section, something that has been missing since volume 13, and while I can't read much of the text one thing I did notice was a shoutout to KCO, who runs the Gotokei fansite.

New Kiddy Grade Eclair figure 2008


I've had a couple of blips on my news filters recently that I thought were just spam, but it turns out there's a brand new Eclair figure due out in November from Musashiya priced at 19,800 yen (!). It is 1/5 scale (apparently about a foot longin total) in resin and comes pre-assembled and painted (which goes some way to explaining the price).

Yes Asia

(will add more as I find them)

Image, courtesy of Sakublog courtesy of "AmiAmi":


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