Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
The North American manga publisher Tokyopop has announced at its New York Anime Festival panel on Friday that it will publish the .hack//Link ~Kōkon no Kishidan~ manga by Megane Kikuya (.hack//XXXX). The manga ties into .hack//Link, the action role-playing game that Bandai Namco Games describes as the final chapter in the popular .hack franchise. The manga has been running in Kadokawa Shoten's Kerokero Ace magazine in Japan.
Bandai Visual is also producing a full-CG anime tie-in in Japan, while the game itself will ship in Japan in February. Tokyopop has published most of the other .hack manga, including .hack//G.U.+, .hack//XXXX, and .hack//4Koma (shipping on April 6).
Update: More background information and image added.
story from ANN
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Well, at least screenwriter Peter Craig spared no part of his imagination when it came to writing the Cowboy Bebop script. According to MTV, he recently handed in the script, which Keanu and the studios "loved," but pointed out it would cost half a billion dollars to make.
So, he's onto doing a re-write. The process usually goes: First draft, second draft, rewrite and polish. So my guess would be that they're simply scaling back some of the big scenes, moving certain things indoors where they can re-use the sets, and such like that. But in terms of plot? I doubt much is going to be changed. Which is only good news, in my mind.
I'm expecting this to fall in the big-budget range, considering the scope of the project, the pressure from Sunrise, and Keanu's involvement. My guess would be $120 million -- just as a ballpark estimate -- as that would give the film a large budget, although depending on what sort of SFX are required, that could quickly balloon up.
I'm pumped for this. Let's do it already!
story from japanator
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
if there's anything I ever wanted to have alongside my hot copies of Gay's Anatomy hentai manga and art books, it's dextromethorphan hydrobromide (DXM), the active ingredient found in most cough medicines.
It seems that Yamila Abraham, founder of Yaoi Press was arrested for allegedly providing the latter, though thankfully not in the same place as the former. According to reports that Abraham is being charged with fraud, having sold and shipped DXM tablets under the name "Snurf," billed as an alternative herbal supplement.
Abraham responded to the charges in a blog post, asking fans to "Please keep a cool head, and have faith. This situation will not end Yaoi Press."
Well, that was one thing and this is another, and it certainly wouldn't be fair to judge Yaoi Press itself for the actions of its founder in a different place. Who knows, those pills might really have worked well with hot yaoi.
story from japanator
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Gundam Big Expo event previewed part of "Ring of Gundam" — the film short created, written, and directed by Gundam franchise creator Yoshiyuki Tomino — in Tokyo on Friday. The Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web site posted an image from this film which marks the franchise's 30th anniversary.
The Robot anime studio is producing this hybrid work of computer graphics and traditional animation; Robot is the studio that La Maison en Petits Cubes director Kunio Katō famously thanked in his Oscar acceptance speech with a reference to Styx's "Mr. Roboto" song ("Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto") in February. Veteran designer Kunio Okawara (first Gundam, Votoms) is creating the mechanical designs, and acclaimed composer Yoko Kanno (Turn A Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus and Frontier, Escaflowne) is writing the music. The completion date and eventual release format of "Ring of Gundam" have not been determined yet.
The story of "Ring of Gundam" takes place in a new era long after the events of the first Mobile Suit Gundam series' One-Year War. In this world setting, a giant 600-kilometer-wide ring now floats in lunar orbit. An Earth Federation Forces member named Eiji discovers an object called "Beauty Memory" buried in a high-altitude, massive rockbed on Earth. Actor Daijirō Kawaoka plays Eiji, while Yuka Hirata (Cross Game, Hajime no Ippo: New Challenger) plays the heroine Yuria. The keywords of the story are "Amuro's memories." (Amuro Ray is the main protagonist of the first Gundam story.)
from anime newsnetwork
Sunday, September 20, 2009
The last few days have marked a sad, tragic time in the manga world, as one of Japan's most beloved manga artists, Yoshito Usui, was confirmed dead at 51.
Usui was reported missing from his hometown of Kasukabe on September 12th after failing to return from a hiking trip. The body wearing clothes matching the report was found at the foot of a cliff near Gunma prefecture's Mount Arafune. Usui's identity was confirmed from dental records and by his family September 19th.
Usui was most famous for creating the manga Crayon Shin-chan, a weekly serial published in Weekly Manga Action. First debuting in 1990, the series follows the comedic adventures of five-year-old Shinnosuke "Shin" Nohara and his family, friends and neighbors. The manga and its 1992 anime adaptation have been regarded by some as Japan's equivalent to The Simpsons, and is popular worldwide, aired in Spain, the US, Indonesia, Korea, the Philippines, Poland, Vietnam and other countries.
Prior to his death Usui had submitted art for more installments of the manga, and publication will continue in Manga Town magazine until its December issue. The anime's fate is currently undecided, as it was already on seasonal hiatus until October 16th.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
well if you wher to ask anyone I know what my favret game franchise is all of them whood say dot hack and theyd be right I am completly obsed with the dot hack franchis and for good reson this games are do so well for being on the PS2 graficly the first 4 games are nuthing spechol but its the story that they excel thar was ever a stroy like it befor dot hack and still to this day only the next gen of dot hack games used that type of story and now dot hack makes another aperince this time not on a home concel but on the PSP as of right now its only abowt 50% dune so we her in the states probly whont see it for another year and a haff but in antisapation Im buyig a PSP just so I have the feel for on down bye the time it comes out and to be far i will post all screen caps I find as well as all new of the game
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
i have this inherent belief that Hollywood can make good adaptations of some of my favorite properties in the game, anime and manga world -- it's just that the wrong people get to the projects first. James Cameron is one of those people who I think can handle these sorts of projects with a level-headedness.
So, I was more than happy to hear that the eternally in-development title Battle Angel Alita has test footage. It has been seen, and is good. Of course, this comes from an "insider source," which can mean just about anything -- possibly that they're far off from base with their quote.
Let's just put on our happy hats for the moment, though, and enjoy the big quote:
”Imagine this for a second. A cyborg chick “the Angel of Death” taking out “a lot” of other part man, part machine type “people”…Now picture the “Angel of Death” looking like a child. a 14 year old. Now imagine this, this little girl goes through these guys like butter. Did you see the KICK-ASS trailer? Well imagine that girl via the Matrix via Ghost in the shell, via AI. “Remember the True Lies bathroom brawl?”
Well take out Arnold, and “copy and paste” Bruce Lee on acid via the Terminator. as seen through the eyes of a sweet innocent 14 year old cyborg girl. And all of this done via the mind of James Cameron, Holy shit what is not to love? The lights flicker and shit hits the fan. Awesome stuff.”
story from japanator
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I defanetly aagry on the top 5
|Top 10 Best Rated (bayesian estimate) (Top 50)|
|1||Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal (OAV)||9.02||4915|
|2||Clannad After Story (TV)||8.95||1371|
|3||Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2 (TV)||8.95||3495|
|4||Spirited Away (movie)||8.88||6397|
|5||Cowboy Bebop (TV)||8.88||8000|
|6||Death Note (TV)||8.86||7293|
|7||Princess Mononoke (movie)||8.83||6329|
|10||(The) Girl Who Leapt Through Time (movie)||8.82||2874|
Monday, September 7, 2009
The Sunrise anime studio's official website for its Gundam anime franchise hasannounced on Tuesday that the two Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ Memorial Box Blu-ray Disc (BD) sets will bundle two "Gundam Frag." short films. According to the website, viewers of these exclusive BD shorts "can catch a glimpse of the daily and not-so-daily life on the battlefield in the Universal Century" timeline of the first Gundamstories. (The "Frag." in the title stands for "fragment.")
The 1986-1987 ZZ anime was the third Gundam television series that franchise creator and director Yoshiyuki Tomino oversaw. While Bandai Entertainment has released the first two Gundam television series, Mobile Suit Gundam and Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, in English in North America, there have been no similar announced plans for Gundam ZZ. The first Japanese Blu-ray Disc box forMobile Suit Gundam ZZ will ship on September 25, and the second and final box will ship on November 25. The first box will include a 48-page booklet, two versions of the opening sequence without text credits, and the ending animation without text credits.
story from ANN
In Japan, Konami conducted a lifestyle survey of 500 men in their twenties, just releasing the results late last month. About 40 percent of these men said that they thought in-game love is something worth seeking out. About 20 percent of those polled actually want love with a videogame character, like our friend above.
And as for herbivore men, the type of guys who aren't into perusing girls, the majority of those polled, 63.8 percent, felt that they fell under that umbrella.
What was this? A poo poo on Japan poll? There's plenty of well-rounded gamers out there. Konami, where you trying to pull some funny business?
Regardless, the 2D > IRL movement is spreading.
story from japanator
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Oh Yoshiyuki Tomino. First, you kill everyone and everything you could when you were helming Gundam titles, and now you're decrying videogames as evil. Well, it sure as hell gets people to notice you. It also makes my life a lot easier now that I have something to grill you on while at New York Anime Fest.
His claims that videogames are evil and a waste of time are part of a challenge towards developers to make videogames mean something more than act as a pastime for those who enjoy them. Tomino is likely drawing on his experience with Gundam, where he had a very strong anti-war message within his titles -- he wants to see games develop something meaningful, like he feels Gundam did under his reign.
What I find interesting is that a lot of people, Gamasutra and Destructoid included, make sure to point out the merchandising sensation that Gundam has become. That's the work of Sunrise and Bandai, though. Sure, as the Gundam franchise has continued, it's become more about the products that can get pushed out and the story has generally sunk lower (from what I understand.)
So, do you think Tomino is right, or have games gotten more to a point where they carry strong messages within them? To an extent, I feel Tomino is right -- many of the titles out today don't really have a message or lesson behind them, and the ones that do are fairly weak about it. But I suppose the same could be said for the anime industry, right?
story from japanator
Thursday, September 3, 2009
thow anyone that have seen one of veviews knows its less of a reviw and more of me ramboling abowt the game- anime- mangas or anything els i review is just me ramboling on and on abowt what Im reviewing and less of a strucksherd review but dispite that its my own speshol type of reviewing and odly anuph people like it somone acholy sed Im the best reviewer so I have no intention on changing my format but I will do sumthing for my blog vewers you will acholy get perfeshanol review so that meens a nuber score and evrything so lets begin
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
I had a brack down on camera and odly anuph it wasint wall talking abowt one of the many mind fuck anime I wotch but wall I was reviewing haruhi suzumiya but frear not it wasint so bad that I wasint abol to bunce back right away but it was so funny I just had to put it up on youtube and on here so please injoy
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
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