In the mad scramble for meeting room time (it's occupied almost every Saturday in April) Anime Afternoon has been bumped back to May 1st! Since I have not yet started any permission requests or ordered any new anime series, this gives me a little breathing room.
One problem with ordering new series is that many companies have stopped adding English dubs to their anime DVDs. They need to cut expenses to stay competetive, and also they feel the need to get the new programs out on DVD as quickly as possible, before the fans who have watched online versions lose interest in the title.
Still, no problem filling Friday movie slots for April! As always, Spring comes with a bevy of new releases, including such films as Ponyo, The Frog Princess, Fantastic Mister Fox, Planet 51, Astro Boy, etc.