Feb 012014
 

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In the ani-blogging world, there exists certain posts which are meant to encourage multiple blogs to participate. In other words, a circle jerk. (I say that in a completely non-derogatory way. Seriously.) Enter the ABC Award.

For me, these kinds of posts are interesting since I’m not overly engaged with the ani-blogging community for a variety of reasons (although I’m familiar with many blogs); I suppose the main reason is I find the community too big and thus it can be time consuming getting to know so many people. So naturally, this type of post is something that lets me connect and meet new ani-bloggers while getting to know ones I already have a friendship with (like Overlord-G, Justin, Kai, Draggle, Hippiefreak, AceRailgun, Kiddtic, Charles, and recently Silvachief).

I have to thank Overlord-G (and later Justin) for nominating me for this award. Here are the rules:

1. Download the award logo and add it to your acceptance post.

2. Nominate a few fellow bloggers and share the award.

3. Since the award is ABC, take each letter of the alphabet and use it to tell something about yourself.

Simple enough. For disclosure, all these answers will be my own. Some of my writers might do their own down the road, but I highly doubt it (lazy ass writers!). Let’s begin. Continue reading »

Feb 012014
 

Remakes can be great as long as they can respect and build on the source material. However, most casual movie goers can tell you that this is rarely, if ever, the case. Most remakes are lazy screenplays hoping to couch on the success of a familiar title. Ben Stiller’s last film seemed to be a step in the right direction, and yet, the final product was as decidedly insulting to both the source material as it was the audience’s intelligence.

Let’s take a look at The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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Jan 312014
 

The teaser trailer for the live-action film of Kanae Hazuki’s Suki-tte Ii na yo (Say, “I love you”) manga was released earlier today on the film’s website. The teaser reveals that the film will open on July 12. In case you forgot (or didn’t know), Suki-tte Ii na yo was one of my “Best Anime of 2012,” so I’m definitely looking forward to the film.

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Jan 302014
 

Red Lanterns #27

Red Lanterns is a comic that came-from-behind to become arguably the best title in the Green Lantern family of books published by DC Comics. Now, the series is spinning towards a collision with the Green Lantern Corps…and Supergirl! How did this latest installment shake out?

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Jan 282014
 

moe-headphones-design-book-2013-coverIf you’re a fan of Kickstarter, moe drawings, and doujins, then this project may be for you. Sekai Project, a “new startup focused on getting greater exposure to Japanese creative works by offering translation and marketing assistance to the creators,” is helping bring a doujin by the circle Lunatic Joker to the West. Enter the 2013 Moe Headphones Design Guidebook. Take a look at the description:

A softcover book with 52 pages, Moe Headphones Design Guidebook 2013 consists of an in-depth look at 6 designer headphones with illustrations complementing them and reviews done by illustrator Lunatic Joker.

And just yesterday, the project reached its second and final stretch goal at $20,000: an additional 2-6 pages to the book. The first stretch goal was at $15,000 and featured an omake book from Comic Market 84. Way to go guys for hitting both stretch goals! And props to everyone who has supported this awesome project!

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