Netflix Anime Sword Gai – The Animation New Trailer

Sword Gai,  hitting Netflix 03/23/2018, is based on a seinen manga. that was serialized in magazine Hero’s from 2012 to 2015, written by Toshiki Inoue and illustrated by Keita Amemiya and Wosamu Kine. that was serialized in magazine Hero’s from 2012 to 2015.

The skinny on the series:

With his arm missing he takes a Demon Sword upon his body as a replacement Gai Ogata fuses with the Demon sword to battle his enemies in this fantasy action Drama.

The series,  announced back  two years ago 2016, being directed by Tomohito Naka with Takahiro Ikezoe being the main chief director. Animation is being handled by  Studios, LandQ DLE and Production I.G. 

Main character Gai Ogata is being voiced by Yuto Uemura, while Yuichiro Umehara and Yuka Aisaka round out the cast.

 

A Netflix series worthy of binge Watching!

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Ghost in the Shell – Live Action (Adaptation)

So I got to see the ghost in the shell live action movie. It is not as bad as everyone ranted about. I will say being a fan of the Manga/Anime franchise, this was not a bad adaptation. I will say that I think there were a few issues that they could should have done instead. Everyone speaking one language for consistency they had “Beat” Takeshi Kitano as Chief Daisuke Aramaki and he was speaking Japanese the entire time. It does throw things off a bit when there is a language switch off/on from time to time, that was something that kind of bugged me as a fan.

 

 

I like the way it does combine, the three movie storylines into one story arc, with a clean clear ending. I was a bit saddened they did not change the ending with a twist this time with project 2517/Kuze being restored, joining section 9 or some other twist. There were other cool moves added from in gits – innocence, the relation between Motoko and Kuze which was a bit unexpected but well received by me at least.  I am not sure if the origins between The Major and Batou were ever addressed originally, and how he got his implants but this movie really did a great a job with showing the audience how Batou got his cyber vision replacements.  Who else liked or disliked the movie?

 

I think the whole “whitewashing” bitching and moaning was rather overdone and it is a matter of opinion when it comes to retells or alternate versions of a Fave Fandom.  This one is no different, it just could have been looked at in a impartial view, but as all things we know that could not and would not happen.  Next review will be DeathNote Live Action and then on to Full Metal Alchemist Live.  Oh and hopefully the Bleach live action will be as cool as some of the other productions that have been brought into a live action edition.

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.

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.