Anime

A look at Con-Nichiwa

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This year’s Con-Nichiwa surpassed previous years in attendance and even moved out of the hotel and into the Tucson Convention center. When I arrived on Friday morning at 8 am to set up, there was already a line out the door for badge purchases and pick ups. The vendor hall was packed and there was…

“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno” Trailer

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Synopsis: Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again. Based on popular manga series “Rurouni Kenshin” written & illustrated…

“The Wind Rises” Movie Review

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It is often said that you won’t get much done with your head in the clouds. But when you dream about creating airplanes for a living, it may just be a good place to start. In The Wind Rises, director Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature film, a boy named Jiro Horikoshi (Zach Callison, Joseph Gordon Levitt),…

The Mega Men Podcast #49: Monkeys with Chemical Cameras

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Chris and Matt talk about the end of the world, the fantastic book “The Road”, our inner animal selves, why scientists are crazy, what would be the scariest zombie ever, the bad ass anime “Attack on Titan”, 1998 “Godzilla”, the glory of “Pacific Rim” and more! You can subscribe directly through iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mega-men-podcast/id563707418 or you…

A look at Anime Los Angeles 2014

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ALA…Where everybody knows your name! With the New Year comes the start of con season. One of the best ways to start the New Year is by taking a visit to the lovely Los Angeles to catch ALA (Anime Los Angeles). Held at the LAX Marriott, its location was not only convenient, but impressive. It…

Taiyou Con 2014 Review

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What a weekend January 3rd through the 5th was, Taiyou con went off rather well. Located in Mesa Arizona, hosted by the Hilton. The hotel was clean and the set up was rather easy to get around. Registration is close to where you walk in, immediately putting you in the spacious artist ally. I was…

The First Con of 2014 – TaiYou Con

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Taiyou Con is an annual convention held in Mesa Arizona. This year, it will be January 3rd through the 5th, held at the Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa hotel. The con will be hosting many events. Great for those who want to spend time with their friends and see some awesome cosplay after the holiday season. Taiyou…

ENGLISH-LANGUAGE VOICE CAST REVEALED FOR STUDIO GHIBLI’S “THE WIND RISES”

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Werner Herzog, William H. Macy, Plus a Host of Others Lend their Voices for English-Language Version of Director Hayao Miyazaki’s Spectacular Final Feature BURBANK, CA – An A-list roster of voice talent has been assembled for the English-language version of Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind…

RWBY: Volume 1 Blu-ray (Review)

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RWBY is the brain-child of Monty Oum, Director of Animation for Rooster Teeth, an anime-styled series about several teams of heroes (Hunters & Huntresses) attending their first year at Beacon Academy. The series is midwifed (written) by Kerry Shawcross & Miles Luna, with Kerry also assisting on directing. As I’ve stated many times over the…