83.2 F
Cruz Bay
Saturday, July 20, 2024
HomeNewsArchivesTHE NEW GENERATION: NEW ENTERTAINMENT

THE NEW GENERATION: NEW ENTERTAINMENT

It is time for the new generation. Technology has brought society to new
heights. Its primal target, entertainment.
WHAT YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING OUT FOR:
Japanese animation or anime is new to the U.S. and very hot. There seems to be no shortage of steam to drive this new artistic form of entertainment to the top of television ratings.
The Cartoon Network has announced the establishment of a new channel dedicated to all Hanna-Barbera cartoons. With this, Cartoon Network's Toonami, now holding the highest TV ratings among adolescent TV viewers, has said that they are making plans to expand their animation titles with the
encouragement of anime fans and viewers. Go online to cartoonnetwork.com to give your support and submit a list of your favorite animation to televise on Toonami. When asked about creating a fully dedicated Japanese animation channel, the Cartoon Network says that it is not in their plans for the immediate future.
The demand for animation is hard to ignore. Some investors are skeptical.
An alarming rate of popularity usually means volatility. But now, anime distributors are facing back orders on their popular animated releases that have obviously gained the interest of consumers who are looking for that new form of entertainment.
Sony intends to bring to TV a more recent and successful animation title called Ruroni Kenshin. The rights of this animated series has been gained by Media Blasters and ADV Films who plan to corporate their video and DVD distribution. Ruroni Kenshin is a huge, hard hitting, graphical genius, climactic romance, samurai sword fighting, animated series, with a best-selling story plot to keep both kids, teens, and adults interested. If Sony is successful in bringing it to television, it will be the first animated series of its kind to be viewed on U.S. television. This is something you really want to lookout for.
But it does not stop there!
Get ready for an invasion at the movie theaters. The Pokemon animated movie will soon be at theaters near you.
This theatrical animated movie begins a crescendo of similar movies to come.
Lookout for Final Fantasy: The Movie, based on the very popular Play Station RPG game Final Fantasy sagas I – VIII. It will be a complete CG – computer graphics – animation unlike any ever made. Gaming fans, even you RPG haters, don't want to miss this epic event. Coming to theaters in the year 2001. Word is, an all-star cast will go into creating the voices to the characters of this theatrical movie. Sailor Moon fans, look for Princess Mononoke, released into theaters October 29, 1999. To find out more on these titles view it here:
click here
Worldwide, Japanese animation is one of the most active communities on the Internet for its aged net audience that usually ranges from 12 to 40. The majority age group is actually in their early to mid twenties. These are the dedicated anime followers who are usually college students or graduates,
gaming fans, or novel and comic readers. To find out what's out there use your search engines to search for your favorite anime titles, or just do a general search under Japanese animation or anime. The most popular activities online for Japanese animation are auctions, mailings lists, chat, home pages and anime distributor web sites.
ADVICE TO PARENTS:
The holiday season is coming up fast. If you are considering shopping for anime theme toys and games, get them early. Whether doing local shopping, catalog orders, or ordering online, it is very likely that these popular items will go out of stock coming close to Christmas Day. All new Dragon Ball Z action figures are making their way to the open market, just in time
for the holidays. Shop around for great prices. Early online shopping usually gives good discounts.
B. Bradshaw
You can send comments to bbmemoirs@hotmail.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.

UPCOMING EVENTS