Dec 092013
 

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On Sunday, November 24th, 10-year-old Mei was selected to be Japan’s junior division representative for the GunPla Builder’s World Cup 2013. Mei used Geara Doga, Jegan, and Nu Gundam models to create her entry, “Hito no Kokoro no Hikari” (Light of a Person’s Heart). The GunPla junior division pits kids under the age of 14 from countries across the world to create the most impressive Gundam model.

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Dec 092013
 

Hey, Kaushik here to share part 2 of 3 of today’s “Mecha Monday.”  Let’s take a look at Robot Girls Z, a cute little comedy series about some of Go Nagai’s most famous creations (Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and Grendizer) as anthropomorphized girls. If you’re a fan of these popular mecha series, this will be a cute nostalgic little treat. Or you’ll hate it forever for trampling on your beloved robot series (I fall in the former camp!). This show is slated to be 9 episodes, at 10 minutes a piece, premiering in January 2014. A portion of the first episode was streamed by Toei earlier in October, which you can see here.

Robot Girls Z

I for one am looking forward to it!

Dec 092013
 

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Hey readers! Today we’ll be doing three “Mecha Monday” posts since there’s been a lot of cool mecha news recently. First up, we have Mecha Wonder Woman aka D1A-NA, the newest addition to DC Comics’s upcoming MOBA Infinite Crisis. Here’s her background information directly from the official website:

Mecha Wonder Woman began life as D1A-NA, a diplomatic robot in service to Queen Hippolyta, ruler of the Amazon women of the island nation of Themyscira.

Called the “Wonder Woman” by mass media, Hippolyta made it her life’s work to forge a more peaceful world. D1A-NA was ever-present as the queen traveled the world and in time developed a personality that reflected the idealistic woman’s feelings on justice and equality.

Sadly, while accompanying Hippolyta on an errand of mercy, D1A-NA witnessed the horrific assassination of her queen at the hands of Doom Legion assassin bots. At that moment, she was transformed. An iron resolve developed within her, and she vowed to both avenge the queen’s death and continue her quest.

Developer Turbine also released a “Champion Profile” video which you can see below.

Make sure to check out some mecha Batman as well!

Dec 082013
 

Reggie will be top tier 

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It’s been over one year since the Wii U debuted and… things could be a bit better? While not like the hyperbole doomsayers, the Wii U is in need of a boost, and four things come to mind immediately. Let’s look!

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Dec 082013
 

(This is a second opinion on this movie on this site. The first opinion, written by ArcGunner, can be found here. Also, in case you didn’t guess, I’m not going to be just a guest writer, I’m going to be a regular contributor.)

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I’ve always been sort of contrary and nowhere is this more apparent than in my relationship with the Disney Corporation; as my generation grows ever more attached to Disney and its every output, I’ve only grown more distant from it. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to enjoy more offbeat children’s animation (The Secret of Kells, ParaNorman, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Triplets of Belville etc.) which has often made some of Disney’s lesser or middling output begin to pale in comparison. On the plus side, since I’m not nostalgia blinded, you can believe me when I tell you that Frozen is really good.

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Dec 062013
 

It should be no surprise to anyone whose seen a film that some carry messages. The messages can be morals, presented through symbolism or just thrown in your face.

There a lot of popular morals and themes in America but none more so than the evils of slavery, and for good reason. America was one of the places that retained the practice longest and has a large Black community, so it would make sense to try a put the most horrifying practice into film to relate to modern audiences the issues of slavery. Still, there have been some issues with films and their interpretations of the dehumanizing practice that last centuries. Could this Oscar forerunner finally fill the niche?

Let’s take a look 12 Years a Slave.

12 years a slave

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