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Review: “C: Control”: The Devil Is in the Financial Details

by Weathermanon February 4, 2013
Does it ever seem like the stock market is all the just a game, one with rigged rules?  If so you’d feel right at home in C: Control. Hidden behind the veneer of the visible world is a second world, the Financial District.  What’s the Financial District?  Think of it as a cross between a […]

Review: “Frankenweenie” Is a Very Tim Burtony Kind of Film

by Weathermanon January 23, 2013
Victor Frankensteinn (that’s Frahnkunshteen! … No, no it isn’t) is a lonely young boy. He lives in a colorless world, in a faceless suburb called New Holland filled with bland adults and weird children. His parents are mostly oblivious, and his next door neighbor, Mr. Bergermeister, the town’s mayor, just plain doesn’t like Victor or […]


Review: “Boogiepop Phantom”: Don’t Be Scared …

by Weathermanon January 8, 2013
Hunger … desire … lust … addiction … desperation … evolution … rage … depression … nostalgia … loss … These are just a few of the many attributes you can assign to post-modern human society. One could also throw in hope, love and happiness, but Boogiepop Phantom doesn’t really deal in those too much. […]

Review: “Finding Nemo” Blu-Ray: Mission Accomplished

by Weathermanon December 14, 2012
If you don’t know what Finding Nemo is, what are you doing at an animation website? It’s only one of the most popular animated movies of all time, responsible for every “Hey, it’s Nemo! Look, Dorys! Hey Mom! Hey Mom! It’s Dory!” at every aquarium on earth for the last decade. It’s also the movie […]


Review: In “King of Thorn,” Even the Apocalypse Wants to Be Green

by Weathermanon November 21, 2012
What would you do if the world was coming to an end and you were given a way out? Or you thought you had a way out? King of Thorn tosses you straight into that world. Yes, apocalyptic-themed sci-fi is all the rage these days, but King of Thorn isn’t just another “2012” blow ’em […]

Review: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”: They’re Baaaaaaaaack!

by Weathermanon September 28, 2012
So they’re trying yet another Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show.  Everything old is new, and old, and new again.  I guess we’ve hit that point in pop culture where recycling is itself recycled. Well, at least we have a good show for the effort, one that easily stands aside its predecessors without being a pure […]


Review: “Aaahh!!! Real Monsters” Season 3: Sometimes More of the Same Thing Isn’t So Bad

by Weathermanon September 12, 2012
The streets under our cities are full of things.  Weird things.  Strange things.  And monsters.  Lots and lots and lots of monsters.  What do these monsters do?  Scare people of course.  And eat garbage.  And go to school.  Yes, monsters go to school to learn how to be better monsters.  Much like our main characters […]

Otakon 2012: Yuuka Nanri Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
Voice actress and singer Yuuka Nanri made an appearance at Otakon 2012. She has most recently played the role of Ritsuko Mukae in Kids on the Slope, and previous roles have included Henrietta in Gunslinger Girl, several roles in the My_HiME/Otome series, and Bubbles in the Japanese dubbing on The Powerpuff Girls. She has also […]

Otakon 2012: Photo Gallery

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
The following photos were taken by Eric “Weatherman” Stehmer: Walking up on Friday, the pre-reg line is running off the the right.   The end of the line. It’s a long walk from there back to the reg desks.   The east entrance to the BCC aka Cosplay Court. That fountain the back is usually […]

Otakon 2012: Gen Urobochi Panel

by Weathermanon August 12, 2012
For anyone unfamiliar with Gen Urobuchi, he is the head screenwriter for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the writer of the light novel Fate/Zero, a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. He came into the panel with his face covered to preserve his relative anonymity (he had no picture in the official Otakon guide either), though the […]