Posts Tagged ‘Anime’
Roughly a decade ago I became a Gundam fan thanks to the British television broadcast of Gundam Wing. It was a very odd situation. Not only was I coming into a then-already 20-year-old franchise produced by a country speaking a completely different language, but even the fledgling wave of new American fans were a good […]
Kiddy Grade is a 24-episode sci-fi series. In the future mankind has expanded to the stars and colonised hundreds of worlds via terraforming. Of course, a new frontier brings with it a new wave of crime, which has begotten GOTT, a government agency established to directly oversee the legalisation of commercial business. Whilst the public […]
But things gradually grind to a halt once the real big baddie emerges. It turns out that boomers are a simplified version of an advanced bio-mechanical breed that had to be buried when it threatened to turn into an Omega-level threat to humanity. Mason, who is one of those psychotic idealists always threatening to destroy […]
"Mardock Scramble: The First Compression (UK Edition)": When You Stare Into The Abyss, The Abyss Stares Back Into You.
Rune-Balot is a 15-year-old prostitute who has the misfortune of becoming attached to Shell, a professional gambler who systematically kills ideal women as part of a process designed to turn them into diamonds. Balot is barely saved from this fate by a pair of legal agents, Dr. Easter, and his creation, Oeufcoque, a genetically engineered […]
SPIDEY AND HULK BATTLE ACROSS MANHATTAN, IN A NEW EPISODE OF “ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN,” SUNDAY, MAY 6 ON MARVEL UNIVERSE ON DISNEY XD Guest starring is Fred Tatasciore (“Family Guy”) as Hulk “Exclusive” – Spider-Man finally agrees to a video interview with Mary Jane, and she gets the exclusive scoop when she records Spidey and Hulk […]
PR: Disney XD Premieres "Tron: Uprising"; "Beck’s Beginning" Premieres May 18, Series Premiere on June 7, 2012
DISNEY XD PREMIERES “TRON: UPRISING,” A VISUALLY STRIKING ANIMATED SERIES FEATURING A NEW HERO BATTLING FOR FREEDOM ON THE GRID Special Prelude “TRON: Uprising, Beck’s Beginning” Premieres Friday, May 18 on Disney Channel; Series Premieres Thursday, June 7 on Disney XD
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is the most unsatisfying fantasy anime that I have ever encountered. It strives to tell a sweeping tale yet never feels epic. Its plot meanders. It alternates between a comedic and deadly serious tone to the point that it portrays Takaya Kagami’s successful light novel series as a work […]
Titmouse Posts "Motorcity" Production Footage and Deleted Scenes; Detroit News on Series’ "Respectful Shout Out"
Titmouse Inc. has posted a behind-the-scenes video from Disney XD’s upcoming new animated series Motorcity, showcasing the hybrid animation approach the studio took in animating the series through traditional methods, CGI, Flash, and digital compositing: Motorcity Animation Preview from Titmouse Inc. on Vimeo. In addition, a story in the Detroit News notes how series creator […]
Naruto is a series I have an odd off-again, on-again relationship with. I’d been following it since just shortly before its massive push in America. A lot had happened in the story by that point, so right as a bunch of new fans were getting interested, my own interest was on the decline. I continue […]
Puella Magi Madoka Magica–or as it is colloquially known, Madoka–is probably one of the most anticipated and intensely discussed anime since The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, if not Neon Genesis Evangelion. It’s easy to see why: it successfully balances a radical destruction and recontextualization of the tropes and metaphors typically in play in one of […]