animefringe november 2003 / briefing room
Participate in the World Martial Arts Tournament
The Magic Box reports that Bandai and Atari are readying Dragonball Z: Boudokai 2 for a Christmas season release in Japan. The fighting game features sharp, anime style cel-shaded graphics.

Howl’s Castle Moves Up

According to AnimeNation Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film, Howl’s Moving Castle has been set for a July 17th, 2004 release in Japan.

Trigun Sells Out
Anime News Network reports that the first volume of Dark Horse’s Trigun manga has sold all 30,000 copies of the first printing. Another printing, with 15,000 copies is scheduled for release in November.

The Galaxy Police Come to Earth
FUNimation has announced that the first disc of Tenchi Muyo GXP is scheduled for a March 9th, 2004 release.

From the TV Screen to the Mini-Screen
The Magic Box reports that two anime titles are going to be seeing a release on the Gameboy Advance this month. F-Zero: Falcon Legend, based on the new anime series, will contain both new courses and courses from other titles in the series. It’s scheduled for November 28th in Japan. Bandai is set to release a remake of a 1989 Famicom Dragonball RPG on November 20th.

La Pucelle Hits U.S. Shores
Gameforms reports that, due to the surprising successes of the PS2 strategy RPG Disgaea: Hour of Darkness Mastiff Games has decided to bring another Nippon Ichi RPG to the U.S. La Pucelle is another tactics RPG (indeed, Mastiff is planning on renamed the title La Pucelle: Tactics) and is scheduled for release in the spring of 2004.