Fresh on the heels of acquiring worldwide film rights to its hit manga series, Lament of the Lamb, a gut-wrenching horror story of a young man who shockingly discovers he may be the last in a bloodline of vampires, TOKYOPOP has chosen the property to launch the company's first foray into independent film production. Currently in development, the Lament of the Lamb film venture has landed a coveted "In The Spotlight" position at this year's 19th Annual Tokyo International Film Festival. Ranked as one of the world's largest film festivals and Japan's only officially approved international film gathering, the 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival will be held in Tokyo from October 21 through October 29, 2006. Created by Kei Toume and originally published in Japan by Gentosha, Lament of the Lamb follows the physical and mental torment of a man who discovers that he is cursed with a hereditary disease that makes him crave blood. A metaphor for teenage alienation, twisted sexual desire and insanity, Lament of the Lamb presents psychological horror at its best.
Stu Levy, TOKYOPOP CEO & Chief Creative Officer, is producing the film. "We are honored to be spotlighted at one of the world's most significant film festivals. I believe what impressed the committee most about Lament of the Lamb was the distinctive East-meets-West approach to our production," Levy stated. "We'll script the story in Hollywood, attach a Japanese director, cast in the West, and shoot in Eastern Europe. Clearly, this production represents what TOKYOPOP as a media company is all about, from its business model to its creative approach."
According to a statement from Tokyo International Film Festival Chairman, Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, "Co-productions with a wide range of countries have increased in number, not to mention a spate of Hollywood remakes, as a burgeoning cinematic diaspora transcends the confines of national and regional borders. At a time when Asia is basking in the glow of such unprecedented attention, the Tokyo International Film Festival continues to consolidate its status as a launch pad for such superb works."
I smell some underaged anime chicks. Oh wait... I allways do. Does that make me a pervert? Oh yea, notice the bold text.
I am not a very big fan of Mecha Anime
series - I really cannot seem to find any cute factors in big shiny robots kicking their asses on some distant and devastated planet, with oil, fuel and other disgusting fluids leaking from their bullet/sword/laser beam-made orifices. That is why I am not really thrilled with this thing here - the boys and (hopefully) girls at Sunrise have updated their beta site
to the upcoming Anime series Idolmaster Xenoglossia with a main splash image, featuring a big bad robot-sempai. I only noticed him after I stopped drooling over the three school girls there. Well, I do have some good news to come with this - it seems that the one in charge with the mechanical design is none other than Junichi Akutsu (Mai Otome
), which makes me hope we'll have less steel champions in the series, and more Natsuki-chan
Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica, a game series (and, apparently, a Kinetic Novel - I really have no idea what that is, I'm probably extremely retarded) by Sakaki Ichiro (Scrapped Princess
) has told us (with the help of an underaged fairy) that it will be coming to our screen, animated. Great, another anime series. Looking forward to it. The story, according to those at Anime News Service
...occurs in a different world where "Spirits of the dead" exist naturally. A man is summoned from the earth to the Polyfonica continent on an alternate earth. There seems to be a big secret in this new world, and the spirits of the dead wait eagerly for the time when men discover this truth and their destiny.
I bet there will be TONS of cute anime girls involved in this big secret. And that the big secret itself has something to do with bananas
. And that the spirits are actually bodies of horny lolitas
. Anyway, here is the official site
for this anime.
I'd hit that.
As if it was not drama enough. First it was a Shounen light novel by Keisuke Hasegawa. Then it came
. Big time. I have friends that go nuts when they hear about this series, and oddly enough
, I did not enjoy it. Oddly enough
. Right now, they tell us that Shinigami No Ballad is set to become a live action TV drama in Japan. I do not know how they treat their "TV dramas" in Japan, we have a different and quite offensive term we use for that here, but last time I checked, it is better to convert an anime into a video game. Or the other way around. Then again, what is the purpose of a little anime girl when she gets a living, breathing counterpart? And don't tell me that cosplay is the same thing. Coz it's not. This is blasphemy.
In spring, we have birds that sing, flowers that bloom, little girls who go to kindergarden (and who get promptly stalked by tireless lolicons, in their neverending quest for fresh meat), and, of course, new anime series. This time, it's all about a TV adaptation of Oh! Edo Rocket, a novel by Kazuki Nakashima. Story? Oh, yes, we have some. It's about some fantasy nonsense, centering around a young pyrotehnician and his mysterious (and, we hope, extremely young) daughter, who are working hard to create a huge (and, we hope, shaped like a banana) firework that can be sent into outer space. Sounds interesting enough to get my attention. But if you are still having second thoughts about the show, hear this: it will be directed by Seiji Mizushima (who did a good job with Full Metal Alchemist
), Main Character Design will end up in the hands of Takahiro Yoshimatsu (Jubei-Chan
), and the Additional Character Design will be shared by folks like Minamoto Taro (Natsume No Me), Takashi Shiina (Ghost Sweeper Mikami
), Yasuhiro Naito (Trigun
), Abekawa Kineko and Takizawa Noboru. And I'm sure you all heard about the Madhouse Studio. Yep.
You might be familiar with Lucky Star, a 4-panel Seinen / Comedy / Moe manga which can be found in the pages of magazines like Comptiq. Well, good news have emerged about the anime project
, and it looks like the show will be up and running starting with the spring of 2007. Even better news we have about the staff working their asses on this anime, and you have to check them out: Director: Yutaka Yamamoto (Haruhi Suzumiya
), Character Design: Horiguchi Yukiko (Haruhi Suzumiya
), Animation: Kyoto Animation. For those of you born yesterday (or for those who lived the last couple of years in a mental institute, Kyoto Animation is responsible for titles like Kanon
and, you have guessed it, Haruhi Suzumiya
(which, I might add, contains at least two great underaged anime chicks
, if not more
). Oh boy. By the looks of it's description, we'll get our hands on some new Ichigo Mashimaro
-like series next year. And no, we do NOT have an obsession with Ichigo Mashimaro
, what gave you that ideea?
If you, like me, are a big fan of FLCL, then you must remember my post about an Ultimate Edition, heading towards geeks with the speed of wild testosterone. Yes. I've been monitoring Synch-Point's production blog for a while now, and I can tell you it is going to be a really cool and nice Ultimate Edition, with all sorts of gizmos, extras, bonus material, and so on, and so forth. If you enjoy a good reading and are prepared to drool for 30 minutes, go pay Synch-Point's blog
a little visit.Mamimi
was preety hot.
Funimation decided to start acting like the bitch that it is, and sent out a couple of cease and desist letters regarding fansubs of certain anime that, aparently, have been licenced by them. The titles involved are XXXholic TV, Ragnarok The Animation, Mushishi, Suzuka, Sakura Taisen: Le Nouveau Paris and ATASHIn'CHI. Now I am not really a friend of piracy or fansubbing, so I guess this is a good thing, yes? Though I DO know certain individuals that cried me a river last night, for not being able now to download the
ilegal last episodes of Mushishi... So I loled. I'm just glad that no anime I'm downloading has been licenced. Yet. See? I am friends with the law!
Allow me to chuckle. Big time. For the 10th anniversary of the Japan Media Arts Festival, anime and manga fans from all over Japan were
forced asked to give their vote for the completion of the top 10 of anime and manga from all time. Over 80000 retards contributed to the silly results of the anime charts, and no more than 79000 in the manga category. Let's take a look together at the BEST ANIME OF ALL TIME:
1. Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
2. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Movie)
3. Laputa - Castle in the Sky (Movie)
4. Mobile Suit Gundam (TV)
5. Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (movie)
6. Mushishi (TV)
7. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (TV)
8. My Neighbor Totoro (Movie)
9. Full Metal Alchemist (TV)
10. Ghost in the Shell (Movie)
What in God's name is THAT? Outrageous! If I were to quickly give you a list of 100 anime series and/or movies that are better than most of the crap in that chart, it would take me at most 5 minutes. The only real anime here is Full Metal Alchemist which, despite it's obvious hype clothing, was damn good! For the love of God, what the hell is wrong with Japanese anime fans these days? Comparing it with the gaming industry, it looks like people are turning into Counter-Strike zombies all over the place. The people who were allowed to vote for such nonsense should be executed. By Nazis.
Everybody in the world knows that the best anime ever is Ichigo Mashimaro. And you know why? This is why:
Mister Brian Ruh is having a hard time getting a new girlfriend, so he decided to do things in the "deep" way. Meaning that he wants to assemble materials and facts for a book philosophically entitled "Terminal Dogma: Essays on Neon Genesis Evangelion". Yea. "Terminal Dogma". That sounds more profound than "Miu-Chan's perfectly shaped vagina". The said book will focus on discussing elements of the show, plus the way Evangelion has been received by the public, the way it made large communities of otakus gather around and jerk off Asuka-Chan's godly presence, or, why not, the way it has been marketed. While not being able to do all this things himself, Mister Ruh is requesting tons of essays, from "academical" sources and anime fans alike, to be included in his book.
How very interesting, indeed. Evangelion is to become a religion for the future, and a big study course for our little girls in school. Educational, yet lacking the right number of underaged anime chicks. So I will skip it. As for all you out there who actually give your piece of hardly harvested shit for Evangelion, here is a list of requirements that must (or must not) be included in your very elaborated essay:
Psychoanalysis and Evangelion
Narrative structures of the TV series / films
The reception of Evangelion (both in Japan and in other countries)
Evangelion on DVD
The merchandising of Evangelion
Evangelion video games
The role of Evangelion in anime canon formation
Evangelion in the context of Hideaki Anno's / Gainax's other works
Evangelion's references to previous anime
Music in Evangelion
Evangelion fanfiction / doujinshi
Animators / animation techniques in Evangelion
Evangelion fandom / websites / shrines
Language use / translating Evangelion
Final essays will be around 5000 words. Please send proposals of
500-700 words or completed essays as well as a brief CV / personal
bio to the editor at evabook[at]gmail.com
Deadline: December 31, 2006
And here is the only hitable chick in Evangelion, witch is actually too old to be considered wanking material. Even with those Chi-looking stuff growing out of her head:
I still wonder what is more full of crap, Evangelion or Ghost in The Gay Shell. Because the crap is exploding out of both. In geizers.
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