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Anime Boston 2014: Gggooodd m m m morrnnn ing ing ing……*shiver*

by Weathermanon March 22, 2014
Good morning from a rather cold Anime Boston. “But Mr Press Man! Can’t you stay inside all the time at Anime Boston?” you say? Normally I would say, “Yes, you are correct sir!”, but this is not a normal year. Apparently this year, the Hynes is insisting on a new bag check policy that created […]
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Review: “Neon Genesis Evangelion 3.0-You Can (Not) Redo” – The Return of Stupid Shinji

by Weathermanon January 30, 2014
Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo is a very difficult movie to approach.  The third of four movies in the Rebuild of Evangelion project, 3.0 drops a viewer directly into the middle of a rescue operation at the edge of the atmosphere involving everyone’s favorite unpleasant red head, Asuka Langley, and a large ship manned […]

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Review: “A Certain Scientific Railgun” – Does This Electromagnetism Attract or Repel?

by Weathermanon December 27, 2013
Electromagnetism is a funny thing. It can attract and repel with equal power depending on how you use it. A Certain Scientific Railgun is a companion piece to A Certain Magical Index, centering on Mikoto “Zapper” Misaka, who is blessed/cursed with an incredible amount of electromagnetic power as one of the only 5th level espers […]
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Review: “The Dark Knight Returns” Deluxe Edition Blu-ray – But Do We Want Him?

by Weathermanon December 18, 2013
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Society is in decay. All of the public institutions have failed, crime runs rampant, and everything has gone to hell. There’s only one man who can save us! And his name is (fill in the blank). That’s the basic plot of The Dark Knight Returns. I don’t […]

Review: “Frozen” – Disney Marketing, Meet Me at Camera 2

by Weathermanon November 27, 2013
Quick, someone tell me what Disney’s new animated movie Frozen is about.  If you said, “a wacky, slapstick adventure through a snowy place that somehow involves a woman who can freeze things, a lunkhead with a sled, and a talking snowman called Olaf,” congratulations: you’ve seen any/all of the ads that Disney has made for […]
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NekoCon 2013: Steve Blum

by Weathermanon November 20, 2013
Prolific voice actor Steve Blum was one of the feature guests at Nekocon 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. This article covers his Sunday afternoon Q&A session, since he had several throughout the con. Blum proved to be a wonderful guest, taking multiple requests from the audience for lines spoken in the voices of many of the […]

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NekoCon 2013: The Wrapup and Photo Gallery

by Weathermanon November 19, 2013
Wow, it’s already been more than two weeks since Nekocon ended? Time does fly sometimes. So where was I at last update? Friday, right. Well I doubt it comes as any surprise that the feature event of Saturday was the Jonathan Coulton concert. It was a lot of fun, though surprisingly not safe for work. […]
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NekoCon 2013 Friday/Saturday: Who Ordered the Squalls?

by Weathermanon November 12, 2013
No, not the Final Fantasy VII character, actual rain/wind lines. It’s very very wet down here. Surprisingly so, since theoretically it wasn’t supposed to rain today. But regardless of the weather, it’s an anime con, so that makes it all good. And, this being an anime con, there’s lots of things related to anime, and […]

Review: “Monsters University” Blu-ray – If Only Real College Was This Great

by Weathermanon November 4, 2013
Let’s gets this out of the way right off the bat. Is Monsters University and good as Monsters Inc? No, but that’s kinda like asking “Is Miguel Cabrera as great as Babe Ruth?” One is incredible, and one is amongst the greatest of all time. With that out of the way, Monsters University is a […]

The Concerts of Otakon 2013

by Weathermanon October 9, 2013
TM Revolution.  Home Made Kazouku.  Chiaki Ishikawa.  Yoko Kanno. Each one of those artists could headline a convention in and of themselves, and this past summer Otakon featured all of them.  Saturday’s headlining concert at the Baltimore Arena had Home Made Kazoku and TM Revolution doing full sets, while Sunday saw Chiaki Ishikawa and Yoko […]