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- Samurai Pizza Cats Figure Appears!
Possibly the most unexpected figure announcement I can imagine.
- Darth Vader and Yoda Burgers
I am rather surprised this burger promotion is only at the European-based fast food chain Quick. I am perplexed about the Darth Vader bun but also what is on top of the Yoda burger, marshmallows?
- How We Should Be Living Today According to Ladies Home Journal of 1900
What an amazing article full of clear parallels to the future as well as dual ideas of wild fantasy or constrained imagination. Some of my favorites include: Most of Central America joining the U.S.; people who can’t walk 10 miles will be considered weaklings; and people that expose food to human contact or if the food is stale will be arrested.
- The Magic Tree House Anime Movie
Despite being based on the extremely popular U.S. children’s book series, The Magic Tree movie will probably only see a Japanese release. Author Mary Pope Osborne talks about how the project came to life in this article. Honestly I hope minds are changed so it can have a winder release; it looks very fun and faithful.
- The U.S. Government Debates Whether the X-Men Are Human
In real open court! The discussion came about because of different taxes on toys vs. dolls. The ironic thing about this is if you know anything about the X-Men then you know the series often deals with discrimination, but in the trial Marvel argues they aren’t humans, they are mutants, for greater tax breaks.
- Trailer for Tintin in 2D
This remade trailer uses the audio from the new film with clips from the 90’s animated series. Nicely done!
- Type-Moon News Round Up
- Japanese Justice League
An amusing little collection a fictional Japanese Justice League drawn by Cliff Chiang. A great little pastiche for American comics fans as well as old school anime fans. The visual kei Joker is amazing.
- This Link is Mostly to Make My Roommate Happy
Atlus just put out a new Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 trailer. It is Megami Tensei and a strategy RPG mixed into one. It is sure to be popular just like the first game in the Devil Survivor Megami Tensei spinoff series. There is also a new trailer for the Vita version of Persona 4 that is coming out in Japan as well.
- Otaku queue better than John de Lancie.
Bad puns aside there are some amazing time-lapse photographs of the line into Comiket 81. Nothing gives you a better impression of how many people attend until you see that line move. And it moves insanely orderly. I am sure once you get inside that order breaks down instantly but that is a different matter.
- Modern Retro Gaming
Artists in a Swedish gaming magazine cook up their versions of screenshots from 2-d version of modern games complete with an era appropriate feel. They have everything from a Full Throttle styled Brütal Legend to Bayonetta as a shoot ’em up.
It has been way too long since I thought about Samurai Pizza Cats.