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- The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki Trailer
Mamoru Hosoda’s new film due out in July now has a trailer. It looks like another thoughtful exploration of family and people’s hearts. If there is any director’s films I am always excited about, it is Hosoda’s.
- Adult Swim Art Gallery
Wish I was in the L.A. area to see this exhibit! It takes all of the humor to the a new level, immortalizing it further.
- Where’s the Beef?
In superhero comics that is. This is a really fascinating Op-Ed on the non-sexualization of male superheroes in comic book form. I haven’t pinned down my own feelings yet, but it is something worth crewing on.
- NO ROBOTS!
In a world we’ve seen in much science-fiction, robots have become so advanced that they then become the target of hatred. Lovely student film with a sentimental touch.
- Prince-sama Plushies Coming Soon
I’m really glad this series is turning into a popular franchise. Now hopefully we’ll see some Syo merchandise on the horizon!
- A Hundred Billion Teas; A Hundred Billion Crêpes
Since it seems that little theme cafes are the new way of marketing the launch of popular otaku titles it is only fitting that the most powerful Japanese space opera gets its own cafe as well. In order to promote the new stage show in April Legend of the Galactic Heroes gets its own little theme restaurant. The only real question is if Yang’s tea will have the necessary extra kick to really make it Yang’s tea. Thanks to Jrnemanich for this link.
- The Spiritual Successor to Space Thunder Kids
Space Thunder Kids is yesterday’s news. The dated animation and story telling of Space Thunder Kids is clearly relic of a bygone area of mecha animation. XiYouJi clearly taps into the Gundam Seed and Evangelion fandom in a unique manner never seen before. It is the past, present, and future of giant robot animation. Check it out!
- Adventures in the Alpha Quadrant
Chaos Theater did a complete overview of all the TV season of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Everything from the lows of the first season, to the high of the middle seasons, and the amazing finale that tied it all together. It was a good trip down memory lane to remember some of the best and worst parts of the series. Can’t wait for them to do a similar episode all about Deep Space Nine.
- A Closed Casket Funeral For Someone Who is Still Alive
The AWO crew, Mike Toole ,and Neil Nadelman discuss the recent news that Bandai Entertainment is not releasing any new titles. They look at the what lead up to this decision, what ramification is will have to US releases, and what it means about the industry in general.
- Kamen Riders Must Sing Just Like They Must Fight For Justice
There is a Kamen Rider musical. It must be talked about.
Prince-sama comin’ at ya!