Archive for the 'anime' Category

29
Dec
08

[Anime] Queen’s Blade stuff

A new PV for 2009’s Queen’s Blade anime is floatin around. Check it out! Looks good for what most people might see as just a fanservice anime lol. Character designs by Rinshin, who’s done many a hentai series including the class La Blue Girl, Twin Angels, Words Worth, and also worked design and animation for Elfen Lied, To-Love-Ru, and Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny (info pulled from wiki..yay). Confirmed characters include the latest characters introduced into the QB universe Arein and Aldora. Joining them will be the sisters Reina, Erina, and Claudette, Tomoe, Nanael, Echidna, Melona, Listy, Nowa, Cattleya, Yuumil, Airi, Menasu and Shizuka. There may be others that weren’t shown in the trailer as well.

 

In other Queen’s Blade (or rather Gate) news, the latest news to come out from Comiket75 (which just started yesterday or so), is the announcement of a new character in the Queen’s Gate universe. Continuing with the line of characters from fighting games (previously Iroha and Mai from Samurai Spirits), comes the character Dizzy from the Guilty Gear series.


Image from AkibaHobby. More C75 coverage at the link.
Also check out Moeyo’s coverage. Nagi Nendoroid!.
When you’re done with that, you can check out some beautiful sunset shots of the Tokyo Big Sight at AkibaHobby.

 

Speaking of C75, this is completely random for this post, but I liked it so I wanna post it lol.

Beautiful looking Corticarte Apa Lagranges (Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica) figure from Kotobukiya and GA. Full sample coverage of her over at GA Graphic.

24
Oct
08

Play-Asia 15% off clearing out sale

Play-Asia’s moving locations and need to lighten their load before the move. Their solution? They’ve got a sale running till the the 31st of October on their site with 15% off ALL In stock items (as usual this excludes new items that were stocked within the last 30 days and preorder items). Go have a ball. A number of figures listed after the jump. There are a number of fairly good deals.

 

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01
Oct
08

[Anime] Code Geass R2 ending and comic

So, what’d you all think of the ending to Code Geass R2? A lot of people seem to be clamoring for a “Lelouch is alive and boning C.C. all day long living a happy life with C.C.” ending (which I think seems to be the more rabid fanbase… >.> lol), but personally I think that he really took one for the world, and that is not Lelouch driving the cart at the end. He’d already made his resolve to sacrifice himself when he devised the Zero Requiem with Suzaku, C.C., and probably Orange, and Lelouch is the kind of guy that when he sets a goal, he goes for it (duh…he was Emperor of Britannia and pretty much the freakin world). He doesn’t seem like the kind of guy to take the “Haha suckers I win in the end” way out after what he’s been through to have his cake and eat it too. *points at Schneizel*

To have him be alive at the end for me kinda cheapens the events that preceded it; The entire emotional realization from key characters that no, he wasn’t the megalomaniac emperor everybody thinks he is, but the savior of the world.


This image I put together of Nunnally really gets to me… not because it’s loli in chains (who is really super skinny ><), but because of what happens right after she has that look T_T

 

Anyway, that’s my personal view on it. I guess the ending was made for this kind of speculation to be raised across the net. Everybody has their views on it, and it doesn’t seem like any amount of persuading is working on anybody from either side (I’ve already been snapped at by the other camp at the HongFire forums, when I was just sayin something about it >.>). There is the thing with Nunnally being able to see Lelouch’s memories, thus him having the Code and reviving at some later point in time, which looks suspicious for my case, but let’s just say…the Code works in mysterious ways… >.>

 

ANYWAY, the point of this post was that a member from HongFire’s CGR2 discussion thread (thanks, S&T) posted this single comic page in japanese. Dunno where he got it from, but for fans of the Lelouch-is-alive ending, this is for you. I translated it so it can give you guys that warm fuzzy feeling from the ending you’ve been looking for lol. The Lelouch-is-dead camp doesn’t need anything to support it, because that’s what happened ;P (lol just kidding…*hides*)

29
Aug
08

[Anime] Initial D Extra Stage 2 OVA, story info + screens

Looks like a new Initial D OVA will be making its way onto DVD (and on japanese pay-per-view on Oct 3, info via wiki) for the series’ 10 year anniversary :D Hobby Channel’s got a short summary of what the new OVA will be about, as well as a small number of screenshots, release date, and soundtrack info. This new OVA will be Extra Stage 2 ~Tabidachi no Green~, continuing Mako and Iketani’s story from First Stage and the Extra Stage 1 OVA. The subtitle breaks down as, “Green (the color of Iketani’s S13), setting off on a journey.”

 

 

 

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27
Aug
08

[Anime] Zettai Shougeki ~Platonic Heart~ feat. Happoubi Jin

Pretty unknown to me till today, seems this is going to be a new all encompassing project that will include music cds, games (ds maybe?), figures, character goods, and an anime among a few other things. Of notable interest is that the characters are designed by Happoubi Jin (Resort Boin, Kanojo x3, Sweet Body artbook)!

 

 

 

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08
Aug
08

[Anime] Gatchaman CG movie

Well I didn’t even know a Gatchaman movie was being worked on lol. This CG movie is in the works by animation studio Imagi, who was responsible for last year’s TMNT CG movie, and is also working on a CG Astroboy, which will be out along with Gatchaman in 2009. Felix Ip, the creative director at Imagi has a few exclusive screenshots on his blog which have not been released or shown yet, not even at the San Diego Comic Con (There are also a few concept art pieces on Imagi’s site). To be honest I don’t really remember watching Gatchaman/G-Force, but those shots look pretty damn cool. CG + Anime influences + Scifi = hell yea for me! I thought the TMNT CG movie looked very good also, so this should turn out to be pretty mindgasmic in the visuals department.

 

Here’s a summary of the movie/project from Imagi’s site:

Set in a future world grappling with environmental and technological issues, the story focuses on five reluctant heroes whose remarkable genetic code makes them Earth’s only hope of defeating extra-terrestrial invaders. Gatchaman will be a big, effects-rich movie with some of the most ambitious action sequences ever seen in animation.

Gatchaman was created by Japan’s Tatsunoko Production in the early 1970s as a television series called Science Ninja Team Gatchaman. Aired in the U.S. as Battle of the Planets and G-Force, it soon became one of the top syndicated shows.

 

Maybe this is the direction the Dragonball movie should’ve gone in eh? lol

05
Jul
08

[Games] Street Fighter IV anime trailer

Wow. Wish they were makin another anime movie of Street Fighter, cuz this looks awesome. They could even add another Chun Li shower scene *nod nod* lol!

High quality 720p version for download at Gametrailers.com.
Random youtube posting for the purposes of embedding here, cuz it’s the only way I know how lol.

 

20
Jun
08

[Anime] Queen’s Blade anime!

*head explodes* Great news for fans of the Queen’s Blade series! (or fans of the QB characters’…um…assets) With the release of the latest Queen’s Blade character books, Arain and Aldora, Hobby-Channel has announced that Queen’s Blade has been greenlit for production as a TV anime! Also covered by Heisei Democracy, the announcement hints at the possibility of Reina Vance being the main character of the series, but nothing concrete is stated as of yet. HD speculates that character designer for the series may be handled by Hisayuki Hirokazu, character designer of Reina (and her sisters Erina and Claudette)and the My-Hime series, which was created by Sunrise, a property of Bandai. Bandai apparently also owns Hobby Japan, so it seems like it could happen. Again though, nothing is certain as of yet. Some of the comments in the HD post also hope that it doesn’t turn out something like the Ikkitousen anime. Having just recently finished watching the first series of that and almost done with Dragon Destiny, I can say that I share their sentiments, and hope that it turns out better than Ikkitousen. Ikkitousen was almost painful to watch, but really I was only in it for the boobies lol. Dragon Destiny is slightly better, but most of it has to do with improved character designs. Let’s hope that Queen’s Blade has the best of both story and character design worlds eh?

15
May
08

[Movies] First look at Dragonball live action movie

HHMMMMMmmmm. Well personally I actually think the people they cast look ok lol. I’m sure most people have already heard that there will be a Hollywood live action version of Dragonball…maybe. It will be directed by James Wong and feature a mix of asian and american actors. Saw it when I was checking Superhero Hype for Dark Knight news.

 

 

 

 

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15
Apr
08

[Movies] Live action Ghost in the Shell movie??

So as with most of the stuff I post here, I recycle from a great source of otakusphere news Heisei Democracy, and this bit of news is also from there. A bit of interesting news this is… a live action infused with 3D version of Ghost in the Shell movie?? Directed by Steven Spielberg?? This could be pretty great I suppose; I haven’t really ever been disappointed by movies directed by Spielberg, so I don’t see why this would either (well…except if the script completely blows). I think Spielberg probably knows what he’s doing though and will probably make the best of what he’s got to work with and give his own input. I doubt he is the kind of person to tackle a universe he knows nothing about.

Full article about this can be read here.

Useless trivia: I went to the same high school that Steven Spielberg went to lol.

 

Don’t know where the picture came from, so I can’t give credit where it’s due. Sorry!




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