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- You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy
Kevin from the Method to Madness Podcast gives his 2 part Dragon*Con report. I think it is well represented to the army of slave Leia’s that is the photo for the first part. He participated in the speed dating so I am sure some of you are going to listen just for that.
- Anyone Can Feel Free to Buy This For Me
Don’t be shy. Anyone can do it. I won’t mind at all. You will be doing me and possibly humanity a great service (but mostly me).
- You Read This Story and You Have to Laugh
A most unexpected writer was so impressed by Madoka Magica that he has declared he will make his own magical girls story. It is NOT Mamoru Oshii because the article that mentions he loved Madoka Magica is this one.
- Two Tales of Dead Manga companies
The ANNCast recently had Jonathan Tarbox of Raijin Comics and CMX and then Mike Kiley of Tokyopop where they talked about the manga companies they used to work for before said companies died in the manga crash. Some great insights into what was going to behind the scenes in the manga industry.
- New Manga Announcements
- Ball Meets Girl
This is the new series starting from Chihiro Tamaki of Walkin’ Butterfly fame and Masaya Tsunamoto of Giant Killing greatness. I’m really looking forward to a collaborative sports manga from these two running in a shonen magazine which makes me extra curious.
- Young Black Jack
How could one not be excited about more Black Jack manga? Obviously we can expect big differences from Tezuka’s work, but it is still an exciting project. It takes place when Black Jack first starts to be a surgeon. I’m not too familiar with Yu-Go Okuma’s work so I can only wait and see.
- Christie: London Massive
Just on the heels of Seven Seas license of Christie High Tension (being renamed Young Miss Holmes) for U.S. release, we hear that the series is getting a sequel. This one features Holmes’s brilliant niece all grown up and continuing to take on mysteries. I’m familiar with the original series, excited about the states release, and looking forward to this sequel!
- Ball Meets Girl
- The Great MW3 Heist
Did you care that MW3 was being sold early on eBay? Well, for shame that you missed this way crazier news. In France two masked men rammed a truck and used tear gas to steal it and the 6,000 copies of the game inside. Video games so coveted that people plan heists around them, the modern world is amazing!
- 18 Animated Features Qualify for Oscars
It is interesting to note that everything foreign is 2D while all but one of the U.S. releases are 3D, granted there are 3 times as many from the U.S. My bets for nominations are on Winnie-the-Pooh, Rango, Rio, Tin Tin, and Cars 2. I don’t think Cars 2 deserves to be there mind, but it is Pixar so I expect it to get a nod. I’d really like to see A Cat in Paris in the running but I don’t know if anything international will make it with so many others out this year. Chico and Rita looks very good but I haven’t had a chance to see it. As far as a winner, I’d like Winnie, hands down, but I’m not really sure that will happen.
This weeks picture of the week was submitted by Patz from Insert-Disc: