Posts Tagged ‘science fiction’

"Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040": Wreck of the Robots

by Maxie Zeuson May 4, 2012
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.

by Grant Whiteon May 3, 2012
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 […]

"Gundam AGE Limited Edition Blu-ray Volume 1": This Is the AGE of ‘Are These Prices Serious?’

by Grant Whiteon March 26, 2012
It’s become the tradition now for new Gundam series to appear roughly every two to three years. In contrast to the high turnover rate of the 90s, this gives fans a bit of breathing space between the big pushes. The previous series, Gundam 00, acquitted itself well, but seemingly failed to become a long term […]

New "Space Battleship Yamato" Anime Coming In 2012

by Todd DuBoison July 6, 2011
During the closing ceremonies for Anime Expo 2011, mechanical designer Makoto Kobayashi (Last Exile, Giant Robo) disclosed that he was involved in a new animated project for the sci-fi series Space Battleship Yamato. The project is reportedly a remake of the original series intended to premiere sometime next year. Kobayashi previously worked on the 2009 […]

"Space Battleship Yamato": A Poseidon Adventure

by Maxie Zeuson April 29, 2011
The worst thing you can do is judge a TV series based on a theatrical movie that’s been stitched together from its episodes. Rendering a judgment on the movie itself is scarcely easier, and it’s even harder to do when you haven’t even seen the original show. So why give myself grief by reviewing Space […]

Science Fiction – Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 2

by Lelouchon February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 The science fiction genre is notorious for giving robots human emotions. The genre runs with the idea that “is the ultimate promise of science for man to play God by creating life; it is the ultimate fear when that life is discovered to have no soul and thus no meaning” […]

Science Fiction – Connecting Gritty Live-Action and Animation Through Wall-E and Blade Runner: Part 1

by Lelouchon February 11, 2011
Part 1 | Part 2 Blade Runner is a dark, gritty science fiction film that “projects the nightmarish vision of the early twenty first century” (Bosnak 74). The city is dirty, overcrowded and chaotic due technology consuming society’s everyday lives. The film follows an ex-police officer Rick Deckard being forced out of retirement to hunt […]

"Evangelion 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone" In Thinking There Should Be More Here

by Chad Boninon March 9, 2010
FUNimation has recently released Evangelion 1.11 to DVD. Don’t be misled: This is not the second movie in the Evangelion Rebuild tetralogy. It’s the “fixed” version of 1.01: You Are (Not) Alone. Certain segments were color corrected, and around three minutes of new animation was added. This upgrade is indistinguishable from the original without comparing […]

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" Coming to Blu-Ray and DVD

by Maxie Zeuson April 21, 2008
Bandai Entertainment will release Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence to Blu-Ray and DVD with an all-new English audio track, the company said last weekend. No price or release schedule was announced. [Source: Bandai Entertainment]

DreamWorks Lands Rights for Live-Action 3-D "Ghost in the Shell" Movie

by Ed Liuon April 16, 2008
Variety is reporting that DreamWorks has acquired the rights to adapt Ghost in the Shell as “a 3-D live-action feature.” The original feature film by Mamoru Oshii was based on a manga series by Masamune Shirow, and launched an anime franchise that includes two more feature films, a TV series, three video games, and two […]