Former isle radio show has new home
The on-again, off-again radio show "Anime in the Limelight," which features a diverse array of anime-related music and affable host Max, is back on the air again.
This time, though, it's nowhere near Hawaii.
Well, OK, Limelight Media, formerly based in Honolulu, is now producing its shows in Las Vegas, which some people might consider the BIG Big Island of Hawaii. What matters is that the show, which aired in the past on AM radio stations KUMU 1500, then KORL 690, will not be appearing anywhere on local radio dials in its latest incarnation.
Instead, "AitL" fans will want to point their Web browsers of choice to www.toonradio.net, then click on the "Listen Now" link. (WinAmp, RealPlayer or Windows Media Player are needed to listen.) Classic episodes are listed on the schedule on Sundays at 2 p.m. Hawaii time, Fridays at 3 p.m. and Saturdays at noon.
As for when new episodes will air, a Toon Radio announcement gives an estimate of "sometime early in 2007," with the new episodes slotted between classic episodes as they're produced ...
There are two sides to every story. Conveniently enough, there are two volumes in the manga series "Made in Heaven," released stateside by Tokyopop.
The gimmick here is that each volume is told from a different perspective. The "Kazemichi" volume explores the thoughts of a young man rebuilt after a near-fatal traffic accident who is nearing the end of his second life span, while the "Juri" volume explores his girlfriend's quest for the truth following his death.
If you can only afford one volume, pick up "Kazemichi" -- the investigation process in "Juri" drags somewhat, and the payoff is much too long in coming. Still, it's a unique concept and one worth checking out ...
Cel Shaded, a look at the world of Japanese anime and manga, appears every Monday. Reach Jason S. Yadao