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- That Was Unexpected
The latest .hack game is a fighting game. I can’t say I saw that coming.
- The Legend Ends and History Begins
Sadly Noboru Ishiguro passed away at the age of 73 after working in the anime industry for decades and having his hand in countless classics. By itself directing Space Battleship Yamato would have made him legend but his work on the Legend of the Galactic Heroes, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, and Megazone 23 only solidified his legend. Seeing him at Otakon confirmed to me that he was a master storyteller. He will be missed.
- The Hot Rod Without Andy Samberg
Andrew looks at the somewhat contentious character of Rodimus from Transformers. You could say there is more to the character than meets the eye. But then someone would punch you.
- Does the Robot Carnival Come Just Before Mecha Lent?
The nostalgia train goes on a trip to the past and looks back at Robot Carnival. But before then Brent Newhall derails the train with a discussion of Gundam SEED Destiny. Destiny!
- Anther Journey on the Galaxy Express of Nostalgia
Time Machine! The Ninja Consultants interview Steve Harrison about the past, present, and future of anime.
- Type-Moon News Roundup
- Delicious Design
Do you know Pantone chips? Do you want to eat them? Well, now your dreams have come true. While these aren’t chip flavors, they still fit the bill quite well.
- Why One Piece is a Hit Time and Again
One Piece’s unwavering loyalty to its roots keeps it great for the long haul. The observation of Luffy not having an inner monologue is also a excellent point.
- Brave: New or Old?
Two articles discussing whether Pixar’s upcoming Brave trods new ground or not are just one more thing I’m thinking about before the film comes out. I disagree with Otaku-kun and him lumping all females in Disney in the same camp. I think Mulan took a nice step forward where her purpose was not romance based at all, but she fell in love along the way. At the same time, Erik takes the opposite almost too far. Afterall, in the latest trailer we do see that Merida’s parents are trying to have her hand won in a tournament. Still, I agree that Brave doesn’t look to have romance at its forefront and may not tackle it all. If it wasn’t already obvious, I’m looking forward to this film most of all this summer.
- Gameboys . . . ROLL OUT!
Without Noboru Ishiguro would the Legend of the Galactic Heroes anime been the same?