New Gundam being placed at Tokyo Diver Shopping District

So currently it seems, the first assembly of the upper body of the Unicorn RX 0 Gundam is being fastened down and secured as well as the right arm assembly, at the Tokyo Diver Shopping District where the Former RX-78 2 Gundam which had been guarding that shopping sector for a number of recent years has been removed for fittings and new hardware installations and upgrades.

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While the RX 0 will takes its place for the time being. and thanks to #moneyrighteousness of website #GameOver and @Yutori_custom ‘s twitter feed for providing such excellent photos of the new RX-0 Unicorn Gundam taking its place as the new guardian of the Japanese Shopping District #TokyoDiverPlaza . Also Please stayed tuned as This month we will be pod-casting again, and will have Video Footage from our own #DavidTrehame on Location in Tokyo! Enjoy the Slideshow of the Both the RX 78-2 & The RX 0 Gundams. And thanks to

Yasuhiro Suzuki  for informing us  about this.

And of course Feedback and Comments/Questions are welcome.

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Salt Lake Comic-Con VS San Diego Comic-Con International

So, this is still going on?  San Diego Comicon actually went to the length to attempt to issue a gag order on Salt Lake Comic-con? Really? Seriously? Why is SDCC so butt hurt over this? Money? Popularity? I don’t get it.  I used to live in San Diego, went to SDCC quite a number of times as an Attendee and as a Volunteer and at that time Tickets were about Forty Dollars for the 4 day Event which is reasonable for late 80’s early 90’s and there were not VIP or Gold passes it was either you were a Dealer or an Attendee. Now I get it, revenue building opportunities I get it. Both sides offer some pretty cool deals for the what you get  but the best times to get the deals is went the events are closed and prepping for next year’s event which is usually 2 months or so after said events end.

 

I’ve been researching as well on this a little byte ( 😀 ) and I can’t believe this but from what I have seen and such, it seems SDCC is really about being butthurt because a Comic-con other than San Diego is getting more exposure, coverage and positive PR press and due to the lawsuit SDCC files because of it are now being mocked.

“It is appropriate, however, to impose greater restrictions on the free speech rights of trial participants (such as parties and their attorneys) than on the rights of nonparticipants. Levine, 764 F.2d at 595. As the Ninth Circuit noted when considering a district court’s order restricting statements of trial participants, “several other courts have considered similar restraining orders. The overwhelming majority of those courts have upheld the restraining orders.” Id. at 596 (citing numerous cases in which restraining order on trial participants were upheld).”

 

Well, all I can say is you asked for it. You threw a pissy whiny hissy fit because *again* it was not the center of attention in the “media” circle of the fandoms and related ilk. I will also stand with my statement and belief that if San Diego Comic-con is not going to stand down walk away and lick it’s wounds and try to become a better event again  but currently with this whole gag order stunt.

 

Accordingly, the district court’s order may be upheld only if the government establishes that:

  1. the activity restrained poses either a clear and present danger or a serious and imminent threat to a protected competing interest
  2. the order is narrowly drawn
  3. less restrictive alternatives are not available

 

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Could also sanction their legal team for a frivolous, meritless case, let alone what if New York Comic-con decided to throw their hat in the ring? Because New York Comic-con started it in 1964 if we’re going to do dates and such.  With that being said it’s my opinion that the other global or otherwise known as “international” Comic-cons or other wise. But you know what? Go to http://saltlakecomiccon.com/san-diego-comic-con-intl-v-salt-lake-comic-con/  and check up on it yourselves, form your own opinions, post up if you’d like as well. Would love to read your opinions, good bad or otherwise.

 

 

 

“Your Name”a review

This month Anime Fans have much to celebrate. Not only did Hayao Miyazaki say he was coming out of retirement.  He said that he couldn’t resist on making another movie feature, honestly I can’t wait to see“Boro the Caterpillar”. But last week “Your Name” by Director  Makoto Shinkai brings a distinctive blend of both conventional hand-drawn animation  with the touch of  digital flair, “Your Name” is a movie you want to buy tickets for months in advance so you have 1st dibs on seeing it before the rest of your friends.

The story revolves around both Mitsuha a Country side School girl and that of Taki, a Tokyo resident around the same age and grade. They both yearn for the life each other has. Mitsusha, and her yearning to see city life and seeing how it is going to school there and how city life is in comparison to her regular life when she’s not somehow in Taki’s body.

Same goes for Taki as well! While he’s in Mitsucha’s Body he kind of does what every boy his age does when encountering girls his age let alone being one of them, well we won’t go there (It’s not as bad as you’re thinking.) But part of the fun is since he has mad sports skills, he shows off a bit and ends up winning Mitsuha’s schools basketball championship and well other events you’ll have to see.

Mitsucha helps Taki out as well but helping out with his high school crush by listening and impressing his crush and giving her a new respect and view on him.  The only sad and yet amusing part is they tend to forget what happened during the switches but there is also more than meets the visuals and mental thoughts involved on this piece of art. I will highly recommend this out there and would love to hear you share your thoughts when you see it. This will be one for any true fan of anime and manga. This is a movie that flips and shows both sides of the coin in more ways than contemporary.

Deadpool Movie – No Spoilers in here.

Hello & Greetings,

It’s me and here is a brief review of Deadpool the movie! My wife and I last night watched Deadpool the Movie with a theater filled to capacity last night (Thanks #FanX & #SLCComicCon ) . I will say it was roughly under 2 hours long. There will be no spoilers but there will be observations. So, let’s start off with Ryan Reynolds, he should legally change his name to Wade Wilson because it’s cooler, and he is the personification of Deadpool as well, breaking the 4th wall and all the comical references that deadpool concerned. The fact that the X-Men are involved (That has been in the trailer and commecercials so Chill) was excellent.

 

Vanessa (Morena Baccarin) is a perfect match for Wade, her outlook and acceptance of Wade is by far full of feels and icky Valetines lovey dovey fluff. There were some things I had pet peeves on but I will come back to this article once everyone else has had a chance to go see it (2 week from official opening day). So please feel free to come back and join on on discussing this piece of cinema art for the world archives of earth history. 😀

Graveyard of The Fireflies Novelist passes away

A tragic announcement yet another great icon in Anime and Manga industry is taken from us. Akiyuki Nosaka, the Naoki Prize-winning author of Grave of the Fireflies, was discovered unconscious by his wife at their home in Chiyoda, Tokyo after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, an ambulance rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m.

The Novel Grave of the Fireflies was based on the experiences of his post-war experiences, where during which his real-life little sister died.

Studio Ghibli had adapted Nosaka’s Graveyard of the fireflies into a Anime Movie back in 1988, and this writer/podcast personally loves the movie. There was also a Live action Special made for television back in 2005.

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He received the Naoki Prize, Japan’s most well-known literary award, in 1967 for this novel,America Hijiki, and other writings. In addition to his novels, he wrote the lyrics for the children’s song Omocha no Chachacha (Toys’ Cha-cha-cha).

A scene that brings rain to the windows of your mind.

 

 

Nosaka was born in Kamakura City in Kanagawa Prefecture in 1930. He was 85.