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.

 

 

 

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.