Archive for the ‘Anime’ Category

Being a big fan of both the Supernatural television show and anime in general I was somewhat excited to hear the news a few months ago that a Supernatural anime was being produced. Well, I should say I was somewhat excited and baffled. Why Supernatural? And of all things why make it into an anime? Never once had it occurred to me to marry the horror genre television show with the artistic medium of anime. I am sure it never occurred to many of the show’s fans as well. I would like to know the person responsible for saying. “You know what would make an awesome anime? The TV show Supernatural. And no I am not fucking around. I mean, ya, I realize that I said the same thing about Gilmore Girls a while back but this time I am serious,” because I would seriously love to buy that person a beer or three.

Seeing Dean and Sam Winchester’s anime alter-ego’s in the trailer above at first was a bit of a laugh but as the trailer progressed the more it seemed to work for me. By making the live action show into an animated one it lifts the budget restraint concerns of live action and seems to allow the creator’s imaginations to not be caged. Add in the already strong narrative of the existing show to that and it looks like the anime could only be seen a positive improvement.

From what I have read about Supernatural: The Animation it’s 22 episodes will consist of retold stories from the original show as well as creating all new ones. It is rumored that the actors who portray the Winchester brothers, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, will lend their voices to a few episodes of the anime when it is brought over stateside.

I am looking forward to Supernatural a hell of a lot more than the Iron Man anime. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that seeing Jeph Loeb and Dan Buckley’s names in the opening credits made me throw up a little in my mouth. And just in case you are wondering, that is a common reaction for me. If you have no idea what I am talking about, or have yet to see it, I will post the vid down below.

J.

Today Elliott uploaded the third and final part to our discussion about Nick Simmons’ Incarnate. For those of you who don’t get over to our you tube channel as frequently as you would like I have decided to post them all here in a nice little package. Also, I thought I should post them all here while the news is still somewhat relevant.

Having my friend Avi join us on this topic worked out very well. I believe having an artist’s perspective on this story was important to add to the legitimacy of the conversation. Hopefully we can get him back on the show sooner rather than later.

In the next few days Elliott will be uploading the final two videos to our last series of segments which were interrupted in order to bring you these more timely ones.

J.

My brain had a very hard time trying to make sense of what I was watching as I viewed this video. It really is just too much to take in. Video is NSFW on the account of there being cartoonish bewbs in it.

J.

FMA

Why So Serious

Love

I came across this post earlier today over at Shibuya246 about a Gundam themed wedding and I wanted to share it with you guys. This site is also amazing interesting if you are into current Japanese culture and trends.

From the blog post:

I just got back from the special wedding event that was held at the base of the 1/1 Gundam RX at Odaiba on August 25, 2009. The couple was chosen out of over 500 entries by T&G wedding planners.

There are tons of high res pics over at the site so check them out. So cool.

J.

Hit the link for the post and more pics at Shibuya246

Under the Sea

Though I have seen most of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films I have yet to see one in a movie theater. Hopefully that will change this coming week.

Also, how about a bonus Question of the Week:

What is your favorite Miyazaki film?

Mine? My Neighbor Totoro.

J.