“Kamehameha” is a series of post where we examine various action scenes from movies, anime, and cartoons, to name a few. It’s name comes from one of the most famous special moves in Dragon Ball Z. We chose a DBZ reference because it’s the definition of an action show…minus the drawn out stare down filler.
Another “Kamehameha.” Here we go. Today, we’ll look at Black Lagoon’s Ginji Matsuzaki. In case you forgot, Ginji is the personal bodyguard of Yukio Washimine, heir to the Washimine Group. This guy is so freaking badass, that he has the ability to cut a bullet in two. Not much else to say. Here’s his final duel with Revy below:
Only one thing to note: if it wasn’t for Yukio, Ginji would have finished Revy. Of course Revy can’t die, since she’s the titular character of the manga/show. Nonetheless, Ginji was the better fighter. The second part of this post deals with Isao Michii, a Japanese swordsman who can cleave a BB pellet in two. He’s a Guinness World Record holder for Senbongiri, which is 1000 cuts on targets in the fastest time. I stumbled upon this video (which was recorded on Stan Lee’s Superhumans on Sept. 16, 2010) on 9gag (like many others), which resulted in the below video going from a couple thousand views to over a million views (over 9000!!!…ok wrong time for that). A real life Ginji indeed.
Hey guys – it’s been a long time since a “Food for Thought” floated around, but I have some really important news that will make any Avatar fan foam up in utter delight:
The first episode of the Legend of Korra will be released Saturday April 14th at 11:00 AM; all future episodes will be aired in this time slot.
No word yet on any internet screenings of the show, but I’m sure with this chosen time slot Korra will benefit from the Saturday-morning-cartoon-kid-crowd. Either way, it’s nice to have a set date on this series, and perhaps a lull in the Korra spam all over my tumblr dashboard. Actually who am I kidding, it just increased within the last hour or so
Not yet pumped up for this new series that focuses on our new, headstrong Avatar in a jaded (And very steampunk) world that doesn’t believe benders — especially the traditional reverence for the Avatar — is necessary?
Well check out the latest trailers (Just released today!) and see if they change your mind:
I’m back to more standard anime this week. Well, I think this anime is a bit far from standard, but it’s not a movie or a video game, so that’s standard for me. So today I’ll be reviewing Aoi Hana, or Sweet Blue Flowers. I’m not sure why the English title is Sweet Blue Flowers (Amai Aoi Hana?) since that’s not the what the title says, but I guess whatever the author says goes. Aoi Hana aired from July to September of 2009, and was animated by JC Staff. It wasn’t very popular for I’m sure a myriad of reasons. Actually, upon researching a little bit I learned that this series was written by Shimura Takako, who also wrote the very first anime (well, the manga for it) I reviewed, Hourou Musuko. If you know what that’s about, it should give you a little insight into this series. Apparently she likes focusing on LGBT issues, and this one falls pretty firmly into the L category there. Anyway, I really liked Aoi Hana. I thought it was very different, and had the kind of style and charm I enjoy in this kind of slower-paced anime series (similar to Hourou Musuko, actually). But let’s run through the show a bit more methodically.