“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.

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Sailor Moon Reboot Final Announcement Airs Second Quarter of 2014

The new Sailor Moon anime series cast was announced today, and Kotono Mitsuishi, the original voice of the lead Sailor Senshi, will be reprising her role as Usagi-chan in this reboot. Huzzah! The remaining Inner Senshi, however are getting some new voices in the roles: Hisako Kanemoto as Ami Mizuno/Sailor Mercury, Rina Satou as Rei Hino/Sailor Mars, Ami Koshimizu as Makoto Kino/Sailor Jupiter (aka the best one), and Shizuka Itou as Minako Aino/Sailor Venus. Some fans are somewhat skeptical on the choices but I’ll hold my own opinion till I see it for myself.

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Mitsuishi commented on her love of the old series and her hopes for the new one *Mitsuishi* stated that there are some fans who are worried about the new cast. This is because the fans love the work, and they love the Senshi of old. She herself feels the same way. She said that she will not her feelings back about the earlier series and toss them away; rather she will take them with her into the new series. She asks the loyal fans to cheer the staff on, and “miracle romance” with her.

The Series entitled “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal” will kick off July 5, and streamed internationally on the Niconico video service. The series will air new episodes twice per month, on first and third Saturdays at 6:00 AM US EST. This series reboot will be in the purest sense, going to the manga fresh and vibrant. There are new character designs, and this being a faithful adaptation of the original material. Don’t let me just be the Judge, comment up on this and let us know what you are excepting from the reboot yourselves.

here we are discussing about Anime Banzai 9 and talking about the BGC Kickerstarter going to Blue Ray. We’re also Discussing The OVA Series City No.6 and how Utopia really isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

Nov 23rd Bitches, you better have it marked because if you miss the 50th Doctor Who Special, well yea……..

Genshiken Nidaime! Anime Promo Clip is OUT!

Ok, first off, I’m sorry for the lack of news and more so on lack of podcast. I came down with a nasty case of pneumonia and was pretty down for the count I had quite a fight between working, being sick, and helping keep the house up and cleaning and such. But I digress; I would like to say WOOT! On the upcoming 1st episode of Genshiken Nidaime is out on TV in Japan on July 3rd what better way to celebrate the pre 4th of July in the US than with a look at the series the day after! I’ve been following the scanlations and I love the series myself I do, I just wished it was possible for the chapters to come out more quickly. I’m sitting waiting for Ch. 89 to come out I want to see how Angela and Sue interact around Madarame-san. Seriously, we all know Sue is hot for Madarame and so is Angela as well and I want to see catfight and hair pulling over him!

I did get the 1st promo clip for Genshiken Nidaime and here it is in all its glory! This is going to be a great midsummer series to start into the second half of the 2nd Quarter of the TV Season. What/who do you want see hook up or see how the relationships are coming along? How are the new members of Genshiken interacting with the Genshiken of Olde? All I can say is post up your thought and girdle your minds Otakus! It’s going to be a fly by your Yukutas Slice of life TV Series!   I’m really looking forward to the changing of gears with the circle and see how things and how close to the manga the studio will stay with the original storyline and how many deviations or twists they will add to the anime series VS the manga?

Cosplayer Pillows: The Creepiness involved.

Ok seriously, this cosplay body pillow incident really grabs my goat. Now I get the whole “You buy a pass to the con, your image could be used for advertising/promotional images”. I’m all for that, I get it and approve. However, when someone takes your photo for supposed free photo-shoots? An alarm in my head goes off. Why would this person be doing it for free? Then to come find out they are placing thee images on Body Pillows with both a front and rear motif and making profit on it w/o the consent of the cosplay/DA Member/Cosplay Prof. and that doesn’t Jive in my book.

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The image above was taken from his gallery and set as a prime example of what he’s doing with the images and Body Pillows.

This is not only creepy, it’s illegal (unless you are under contact or signed a photo release agreement of some sort and read the fine pint.) This person is more or less going to appear in court and get raked over the coals you can see it coming. I hope all of the people involved are filing a class action suite against this twatwaffle. You don’t do that to somebody without their *signed* consent and even then where the hell is your moral fiber you dingleberry!

Dr.Who, The SDF-01, The Tardis and Zenteradi, Departures and Celebrations!

96 Hours ago we the fans of a time/space traversing gallifreyan were told that Matt Smith is stepping down from the lead role of Doctor Who at the end of The 2013 4th Quarter. This news was spread by a few news site but also recently confirmed by a posting on the BBC website. Matt is, of course, still to be in the 50th Anniversary special with his friend and fellow cohort, former Doctor David Tennant, it will be an event indeed to see “WHO” The Doctor regenerates into, A woman? A man? A Ginger Man? A Ginger Woman? Who’s to say, we’ll all have to wait. Also we have Brent Lengel on the show with some very exciting news on his play North to Maine coming out, definitely check that out. We’re excited for Brent on this auspicious occasion/event! We will be looking forward to hearing the report on the reveiws of his play North to Maine over the summer quarter.

THE concert celebrating 30 years of was announced at the Macross stage event at Wonder Fest 2013 Winter! Voice Actress, Singer, Dancer, Mari Iijima aka Minmay in the first Macross (sidenote she also voiced her role in the English release of Macross in 2006) will grace us with her lyrical talents, as well as other Voice Actress/Actors singers from the Macross Universe crossover for a Vocal Celebration to soothe our ears. Yoshiki Fukuyama akak Basara from Macross 7, Chie Kajiura Mylene aslo from Macross 7, May’n who was Sheryl from Macross Frontier, Megumi Nakajima, Ranka from Macross Frontier (Nya nya), will be appearing in this Macross Live 30 event. Being held on July 13 at the Makuhari Messe center Halls 1-2 in Chiba Japan. The Macross Crossover Concert event tickets went on sale on May 25. Hopefully we can catch this live on the internet as well for those that don’t have passports and the money to fly to Chiba to such an milestone event!

Ep. 30 “The Return of LB and Amanda of Ani.me The Sequel”

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I was out of the office, house and my mind that weekend, so Maximillian not only got to edit the podcast but also conducted it as well. Sounds like everyone had a great time LB and Amanda both a pair of awesome editors and field reports/panelists in the anime industry for ANI.ME gave us some insight on what to look forward to for this spring release and some of their own favorites as well as what the in was at Sakura Con this year. Psycho Pass seems to have recieved quite the warm welcome and following this last winter quarter, just listening to the opening and ending theme I sense a reason of why. I myself am looking forward personally to the 2 Season of Accel world and the up and coming Genshiken Nidaime AKA Genshiken 2.0 (in my book anyway).

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Ok peeps Anime Banzai has opened registration up !

And a 1 and a 2 and 3 and Dance!
And a 1 and a 2 and 3 and Dance!

We’re look at 30 Dollars till the end of April 2013 for registering for the best price for one the COOLEST Anime Conventions in utah and on The Rocky Mountain Circuit. Hit The website at http://animebanzai.org and goto the regsitration and register thru the site dashboard. This promises to be an excellent year as usual. Can’t wait to bring you the highlights and all from the convention this year. Great Cosplay, Awesome events, Fantastic guests and the always popular always courtous staff that has been there to bring life to The Otaku Community! So what are you waiting for ? Go register now! 😉 See there peeps!

THIS FALL 3rd Quarter of 2013 CAPTAIN HARLOCK THE MOVIE IN JAPAN!

Leiji Matsumoto Created back 1977-79 an original manga, the main character Captain Harlock who rebels against the global government and fights for humanity with his crew of 40 and his space battleship The Arcadia. This manga become so popular and spread like wild fire that a 1978-1979 television anime series born, along with a movie and its sequel, Arcadia of My Youth: Endless Orbit SSX. I grew up on Captain Harlock in my early teen years on television after school. I wouldn’t watch G.I Joe or Captain Planet or mask. I was hooked on Battle of the Planets, Star Blazers, and Robotech, reading Ninja High School and Eastman’s TMNT, and the ilk.

When I heard that Japanese Cinema writer Harutoshi Fukui was involved in this I was like *WHOA!* this should be truly awesome! I mean Harutoshi has been noted for his works with Mobile Suit Gundam UC novels, and live-action Bōkoku no Aegis has refitted the story to that of the current modern society. Also along with him is Shinji Aramaki noted for some of his works Appleseed being just one example, is directing with the latest cinema-graphic technology the same scale and direction as a Hollywood production. The film has Toei Animation backing them up with a budget estimated at roughly over 30 million U.S. dollars? If this preview as a taste of what to expect, I think I know where I will be when it does hit state-side theatrical release. I’m betting they might even preview this at SDCC 2013 as well!

Captain Harlock the Movie is slated for a Theatrical release in the 3rd Quarter of 2013.

Toren Smith Passes away Age 52

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I recently found out through Facebook. Here is someone who was one the first individuals that started translating Japanese Manga to English has far back as the mid-eighties. He started at Baycon in California, Founded “Studios Proteus” worked with one of Dark Horse’s heroes “Adam Warren” creator of “Empowered” and “The Dirty Pair“. Toren Smith helped us fans out by bringing “Outlanders“, “Lone Wolf and Cub” “The Freaking Dirty Pair” to the U.S. and opened doors for us that were not so much locked doors for us who didn’t understanding or read Kanji, has passed away. The cause wasn’t included in the news just that he has passed and risen above this realm to the next.

This is the guy that did the translation for one the cooler anime movies I’ve seen “Dagger of Kumui” Oh need I say also the work he assisted with “Ghost in the Shell”? Why are the cooler people in the world being taken away! I feel slightly empty inside now, because this was the guy that opened my eyes to Shirow Masamune and all the cool manga he had produced. Dominion Tank police was one of them, I was obsessed with it at one point in my early years. I had collected the manga, the anime, a few Japanese import tapes singles. He would have been 53 on the 12th of April.