Fans are getting even more excited for next year’s upcoming reboot of Godzilla. After the disappointing 1998 film, it’s up to this new film to retake the crown and bring honor back to the Godzilla franchise. With acclaimed Monsters director Gareth Edwards and a script that was worked on by Frank Darabont and an awesome cast that stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe and original Godzilla star Akira Takarada, this reboot appears to be on the right track.
For those not in the know – which included me until roughly twenty minutes ago – last year manga artist Katsuki Tanaka designed a capsule toy called Cup no Fuchiko, a series of small figures that sit on the edge of glasses. These little gals were so popular that they not only sold nearly 4.5 million figures, but also inspired a Madoka Magica redesign series that’s landing this fall.
Out to prove that there is literally no place where you shouldn’t stick a collectible, Kitan Club (the company behind Cup no Fuchiko) has created a new series of figures to stuff in your ears.
Manga fans get ready because a theme park just for you is about to get built! Now you may have to travel half way around the world and wait a couple of years, but it will all be worth it.
One Piece: Romance Dawn – the Nintendo 3DS RPG that covers roughly 600 chapters of Eiichiro Oda’s pirate saga – hits Europe on November 29th. And although it won’t be hitting North America until February 11th, this English trailer featuring all of the glory that Namco Bandai’s RPG has to offer may hold you over a bit longer.
Or it will make the wait worse. It’s hard to say.
A few weeks ago, Hayao Miyazaki officially went into retirement, but since he immediately started working on a new manga, it’s probably best to call it “retirement”. This week, Miyazaki was featured on NHK’s profile show Professional, which not only took a look at the illustrious creator’s career, but also provided us with a few sneak peeks at his new samurai-themed manga.
The teaser trailer for Doraemon’s first CG movie, Stand By Me Doraemon has landed. I have no idea what they’re saying, but everyone seems very sincere and third dimensional.
Dragon Force is a newly released anime based on an original story by long time Tokusatsu director Kazuya Hatazawa, who is a chief director on the film along with director Tommy Wong.
Here’s what I got from a loose translation of the synopsis from the website; Dragon Force involves taking five children from across the world to form Dragon Force, a team dedicated to saving the world from aliens.
There’s an unwritten rule here at Comics Crux that I have first dibs on all Sailor Moon announcements (mostly because there’s also a lengthy, threat-based written rule to the same effect), so it should surprise no one that it pleases me to present this new offering from Premium Bandai – the ”Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon DX My Hashi Collection,” chopsticks (or “Hashi”) inspired by the weapons from the Sailor Moon Anime series.
Toei Hero World is for fans of Super Sentai/Power Rangers and Kamen Rider/Masked Rider, as one giant indoor amusement park and a museum dedicated to these legendary Toei properties. As Toei Hero World nears its December 20th opening, they’re previewing what attractions are going to be at the amusement park. Each attraction features an aspect of each of the Super Sentai and Kamen Rider Universes, a playground encompassing all things Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, a train ride based on the time traveling train made famous in Kamen Rider Den-O, and a place for kids to shoot at bad guys in a fun little shooting gallery. The Museum is also going to have everything you could ever want to see involving the two mega franchises in Japan, overall they’re aiming for kids and adults and from the looks of it they have everything you could ever want and more.
Your childhood just got a whole lot longer.
The team at College Humor has successfully updated the beloved song from the original incarnation of the Pokémon cartoon. They bring the heat by expanding the original 151 to the (at present) total of 718 in a way only College Humor can, making it nine minutes long.
Click below the jump for the video and my thoughts. Bask in its glory
Blasting into the world of anime next year is a new sci-fi story from Stan Lee Comics titled Mighty 7. The official trailer arrived today and you can watch it below. The series is a trilogy of direct to DVD anime films which featured Stan Lee playing himself as an Archie Comics writer who suffers from writer’s block until alien survivors literally crash into him in the desert. Upon meeting them, Lee’s writer’s block vanishes and he decides to create a comic-book series based on their adventures on Earth.
Hello and welcome back to the ninth journal entry! After a long hiatus, we continue focusing on who’s who in manga and anime. As I’ve said in the past, knowing the names of some of the people in manga and anime is important for new otakus to know. That way you’ll know what you’re talking about and you’ll get to enjoy the awesome projects that these folks created. Today, the spotlight falls on a composer, arranger and musician best known for her work on the soundtracks for many anime films, television series, live-action films, video games, and advertisements – Yoko Kanno.
Ai Shimizu – voice actress on the anime series My HiMe as Mikoto Minagi and Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha as Suzuka Tsukimura, among other series – is now preparing to enter the realm of Pro Wrestling. On her twitter account, she announced that she’ll be debuting for Gamushara Pro-Wrestling on December 1 at the Kitakyushu Performing Arts Theater. No one knows who she’s facing yet or what kind of match she’s actually participating in, but there’s a reason why this is such a big deal – this is the first time a voice actress is going to be in the wrestling ring.