Category “Anime News”

Ninja Slay Me

Friday, 12 December, 2014

Don’t know what the hell studio Trigger is trying to do with the Ninja Slayer anime. The trailer suggests that the studio is trying to adapt the novels as a bad retro action anime. The logo at 3 seconds in is reminiscent of anime like Microman and even Aku Daisakusen Srungle. The two halves of the mask that slide into frame at 12 seconds, the purple-haired gal at 29 seconds – her exceptionally angled face and uneven hair, even the 4:3 framing and the coloring all shout “80s anime.” It’s like deliberate throwback to anime like Tobikage and Ninja Ryukenden, but, for God knows why, the animation is stiffly mechanical and the color exaggerated in a way that suggests that Trigger is trying to create Shockwave Flash animation without actually using Flash. Perhaps the studio realizes that the novels are kind of trashy and are trying to evoke the same sort of ridiculous vibe with the animation.

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Ninja Slay Me

Friday, 12 December, 2014

Don’t know what the hell studio Trigger is trying to do with the Ninja Slayer anime. The trailer suggests that the studio is trying to adapt the novels as a bad retro action anime. The logo at 3 seconds in is reminiscent of anime like Microman and even Aku Daisakusen Srungle. The two halves of the mask that slide into frame at 12 seconds, the purple-haired gal at 29 seconds – her exceptionally angled face and uneven hair, even the 4:3 framing and the coloring all shout “80s anime.” It’s like deliberate throwback to anime like Tobikage and Ninja Ryukenden, but, for God knows why, the animation is stiffly mechanical and the color exaggerated in a way that suggests that Trigger is trying to create Shockwave Flash animation without actually using Flash. Perhaps the studio realizes that the novels are kind of trashy and are trying to evoke the same sort of ridiculous vibe with the animation.

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Swang Song to my Spares

Thursday, 16 October, 2014

I’ve been swamped this month; unusually busy, so my apologies for the lack of updates.

Unexpectedly, a friend offered me nearly $4,000 for practically all of the duplicates from my anime collection. I’m pained to see any of my beloved collection go, but when even my spare copies have spare copies, I suppose it’s best for everybody if I finally relocate some of them to new homes.

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Good Lord! I actually have a collection copy and five spare copies of the Megazone 23 graffiti album mook!

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Sword Gai TV Anime Announced

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

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Shogakuan has revealed word that Flash anime studio DLE is developing an anime TV series based on writer Toshiki Inoue & illustrator Osamu Kine’s dark fantasy/action manga series Swordgai. The manga revolves around a swordsman whose artificial right arm is composed of a demonic sword. The anime is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2016 premiere.

Studio Digital Frontier produced a short CG Swordgai promotional video last year:

Source: Anime News Network

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Doamaiger D Retro Mecha Anime Announced

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

The TV Kanagawa (tvk) and KBS Kyoto television networks have announced the development of a retro mecha anime titled Doamaiger D. The show about a traditional Japanese candy-maker who pilots a giant robot to defend Kyoto against attacks by “mechkaiju” mechanical giant monsters will premiere next spring.

Source: Anime News Network

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Hozuki no Reitetsu OAD Series Trailer Released

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

The homepage for the Hozuki no Reitetsu anime franchise has added a trailer for its upcoming OAD series. The Wit Studio staff that produced this year’s TV series will reunite to produce new OAD episodes that will be included in limited edition copies of the 17th, 18th, and 19th collected volumes of Natsumi Eguchi’s comedy manga released on February 23, May 22, and August 21, 2015. The first OAD will get a limited theatrical premiere in 11 Japanese theaters nationwide in December.

Source: Anime News Network

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New To Love-Ru Darkness OAD Scheduled

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

To Love-ru Darkness OAD 5 announcement

The 13th collected volume of Kentaro Yabuki and Saki Hasemi’s To Love-Ru -Trouble- Darkness manga series will be released next year with a limited edition OAD. Publisher Shueisha has announced that the number of book & DVD combinations printed will be limited to pre-order amount only. The 5th, 8th and 9th volumes of the manga have been released with limited edition OADs. The 12th volume scheduled for release on December 4 will also include an exclusive OAD.

Source: Anime News Network

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Nisekoi Second Season Announced

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Nisekoi S2 announcement

The advertising obi found on new copies of the 14th collected volume of Naoshi Komi’s comedy manga Nisekoi states that the franchise will get a second anime TV series. The romantic comedy manga premiered in 2011 and got a 20-episode TV series earlier this year. The 14th & 16th volumes of the manga will be released with new OADs produced by the TV series staff.

Source: Anime News Network

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Production I.G Releases Garm Wars Trailer

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Production I.G has released the first trailer for creator/director Mamoru Oshii’s first fully English-language motion picture, Garm Wars: The Last Druid. The sci-fi/fantasy action film was first announced in 2012. Oshii co-wrote the picture with American screenwriter Geoffrey Gunn based on a concept that Oshii created in late 1995. The movie stars Mélanie St-Pierre & Lance Henriksen and will have its world premiere on the 25th at the Tokyo International Film Festival.

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Takashi Murakami Produces Pharrell Williams Music Video

Thursday, 2 October, 2014

Pop vocalist Pharrell Williams’ latest single “It Girl” features an anime music video animated by “Superflat” contemporary artist Takashi Murakami’s art studio Kaikai Kiki. Kaibutsu Oujo, Psycho-Pass, and Sekirei episode animation director Sorato Shimizu provided the character designs for the video directed by fantasista utamaro and Mr. and produced by Takashi Murakami.

Source: Anime News Network

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