The Con Season has officially begun! E3 is already in the bag and this past weekend JC ventured to the halls of Anime Expo all by himself. Not being the biggest anime fan, outside of Attack on Titan or Neon Genesis: Evangelion, JC doesn’t know much about what lies within the walls of AX 2015.
Luckily for JC, he isn’t alone as he found his friends from Mega64 to help him on his journey. Rocco, a man of few words, lets pictures explain his feelings of the event and Garrett explains the majesty of fur suiters. In addition, Spry Cooper of OGeeku shows up too but adds even more confusion.
All good things must come to an end, that means some of our favorite shows from this summer must as well. The good news (everyone), is that in the case of Comedy Central’s Futurama, that means it’s time for an all-out special episode in which anything could and probably will happen.
In Thursday night’s season finale, the Planet Express crew goes through a bit of a change, as the show gets told in 3 different animation styles, for the first time ever. Those three styles are “Classic Black and White”, “Old School Videogame,” and “Japanese Anime.”
So there’s a little bit of something for everybody, which is why we love Futurama in the first place. It’s unknown whether this episode will fall under their typical “alternate universe” episodes, but all we know is how awesome it will be to see our favorite delivery crew in different styles.
Check out the preview after the jump and catch the season finale of Futurama Thursday night at 10pm/9pm Central on Comedy Central.
With E3 over, the next big summer event in the geek world is Comic-Con in San Diego. Every year, more than a hundred thousand people descend upon San Diego, taking over the city and enveloping it in geekdom.
There isn’t a corner you can turn without seeing a Green Lantern T-shirt or a bar you can walk into that doesn’t have a revised comic book inspired martini list. It is nerd paradise.
But, Comic-Con isn’t all Batmobiles and conversations with Jim Lee. There is a darker side to the Con that becomes increasingly apparent (and annoying) once you get there.
As much as we love the Con, there are a few things we wouldn’t mind living without for our week in San Diego.
The past few years, Comic-Con has been invaded by screaming teenage girls and even louder overeager cougars in search of their first glimpse of the latest trailers of the Twilight saga. Twilight is not comics. It’s not even geek.
Ask any person on the street to tell you what they imagine a vampire looks like before Twilight came out and not a single one would mention “sparkles.” The vampires that most people love revolve around sex and violence, not good Christian values and celibacy. Real vampires don’t shimmer, they kill people.
Welcome to another edition of On the Radar where we delve into all corners of the entertainment, tech and geek Internets for news, views and whatnot that may have escaped our regular coverage during the week. Let is know if we missed something interesting.
If, like me, you were a fan of the old school animated series Star Blazers then you’ve probably heard they’re making a live action version of the series called Space Battleship Yamato. In fact, if you’re a regular reader of this site, you’ve already seen the first trailer for the movie and got some info about it.
But if you thought that earlier trailer was cool, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This latest one brings everything you would expect from a movie like this including a glimpse of the show’s signature weapon: The Wave Motion Gun. Plus, it’s got all the action, drama, suspense and characters you remember from the anime series all in a pretty impressive package.
As I mentioned previously, the film doesn’t have an official U.S. release date. However, I’m sure it will eventually make its way here so those of us looking forward to it will be able to see it. Or, if by some chance the filmmakers are reading this article, please feel free to send us a copy. We promise to give it a thorough review. Domo Arigato.
Several outlets are reporting today that director Doug Liman will be directing the adaptation of a popular Japanese anime novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka.
All You Need Is Kill was released in the states last year, and is about an alien invasion in which the protagonist sets off to battle, and dies.
He is reborn every morning to fight another day, only to perish again. A female soldier named Bitch of War makes an appearance as well. The book is referred to as being video-game inspired.
Chances are, you are familiar with Liman’s work. He has directed Swingers, The Bourne Identity, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
His latest movie Fair Game stars Naomi Watts and Sean Penn and will be hitting theaters November 19. The movie tells the politically charged story about Valerie Plame who was outed by the White House staff as being a CIA operative.
So far, Liman has been able to smoothly transition from one genre to another, which makes us excited to see what he can do with this.
Even though we didn’t get a chance to attend Anime Expo this past week it doesn’t mean we can’t bring you some info on the event. Taking place from July 2-4 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the expo showcases the latest, greatest and most colorful Anime from around the world.
Of course, where there’s Anime you will find people who love to dress up as their favorite Anime characters. Our friends at LAist have put together a rather impressive bunch of photos that show you exactly what we’re talking about.
We can show you a couple of them here but for all the rest, be sure to head over to the site and their photo pool on Flickr to check them out. After looking at these photos and hearing some of the stories it looks like we ma have to add this event to our calendar for next year. Seems like it was a good time.
Earlier today, we posted a story on the first trailer for Marvel Anime’s Wolverine, which looked great, but had a unique style that was a bit different from the rugged Canadian we all know and love. With the second trailer from the new line of Warren Ellis’ direct-to-DVD hits, we get something a bit closer to both Iron Man’s comic history — and also a bit of the film’s aesthetic.
Check out the trailer below, and Anime Iron Man hits DVD shelves in 2010.
Marvel had a pretty big weekend here in San Diego for the 40th Annual Comic-Con. Among the announcements made was that a new umbrella would form under Marvel’s studio, developing direct-to-DVD Anime titles of some of their classic characters, with comics legend Warren Ellis at the helm.
The first poster was released earlier in the weekend, and now the first trailer has hit the web. Check out the trailer for Marvel Anime’s Wolverine below, Anime Wolverine hits DVD stores (and probably your shelves at home) in 2010, and check in later for another new trailer from the studio.
Marvel has partnered with Japanese animation studio Madhouse and multiple-Eagle Award winner Warren Ellis to create four all new anime versions of classic Marvel Super Heroes. We at The Flickcast have gotten a great look at the first two shows, Iron Macn and WOLVERINE!
These two look like an awesome blend of the iconic stories and characters we know and love from Marvel and the quality animation we’ve come to expect from Madhouse, who have brought us shows like Vampire Hunter D, Death Note, and Trigun as well the 2006 film Pprita?
The series, which will include two other anime in adition to Iron Man and Wolverine, is expected to begin appearing on the Animax channel in Japan in spring of 2010.
Keep reading for a full version of the exclusive Marvel Anime Comic Con poster.