I haven’t been swept up in the coolness that the genre Tears of a Machine emulates, but after playing in a demo and reading the rules, I find myself interested. I ended up backing the Kickstarter.Let’s talk a bit about the genre before we chat briefly about the game.Give us the elevator pitch for Tears […]
Posts Tagged ‘Anime’
So the other day I was in your typical big box store, when I saw something not so typical- not around here at least. A mullet. And not just any mullet. It was an Asian guy with the most splendid, flowing, fantastic mullet I have ever laid my eyes upon. It was shiny and fell […]
Anime 101. The basics you want to know but are afraid to admit you don’t. I will be ignorant for both of us.
Studio Ghibli’s newest movie, “From Up on Poppy Hill”, is set to be released in the U.S. in about six weeks. It’s a touching coming-of-age story set in 1960′s Japan. Usually I can’t stand touching coming-of-age stories but for Ghibli I’ll give it a shot. Trailer plus more info The only thing that worries me […]
Isao Takahata’s legendary WWII tearjerker, based on Akiyuki Nosaka’s loosely autobiographical novel of the same name, has been optioned for a live-action adaptation in the UK by Dresden Pictures. Production is scheduled to begin in 2014. Grave of the Fireflies is one of Anime’s immortal classics, and I am sort of dreading what this adaptation […]
This week we interview game publisher and Story Games proprietor Andy Kitkowski. Andy drops the 411 on the Japanese gaming scene. Show Notes: JGC (Japan Game Convention) トーキョーN◎VA (Tokyo Nova), A slow breakdown Sword World (Wikipedia) Sword World Wiki Sword World 2.0: Big Things come in Small Packages Double Cross (Wikipedia) Double Cross (Official Page) Double […]
Patricia’s back! Although I see fit to demote her to ‘guest host’ status right out of the gate. But never mind, she’ll earn her way back in in short order. This week Patrica, Ed, Clyde, and Alex bitch about cut-scenes in videogames (which Ed takes advantage of to make a cheap swipe at Mamoru Oshii), […]
In this podcast, I talk about playing G X B, an anime/manga styled dating game, in the school gaming club. Clickies: G X B by Atarashi Games New Style Podcast Music breaks are royalty-free pieces by Kevin Macleod @ Incompetech.com. These selections are from the “Danse Macabre” selections. Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: […]
We’ve been blasting our way through Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam like the DVDs are going to disappear at the end of the week. This is pretty unheard of, because Shapiro Keats and I are about the slowest anime-watchers in the entire world. But it’s really good. And since we watched the original MS Gundam, we […]
Another long, rambly talk this week – but it’s a good kind of ramble where you end up in fun, unexpected places. Clyde brings us a news item regarding Hayao Miyazaki’s hiring practices, Ed wants to talk about legal problems for the Yakuza, and I make everyone watch a pretentious Japanese art film. Pretty sure […]
Naoki Urasawa’s Monster is on the Netflix Instant Stream so get your lazy asses out there and watch all 74 episodes right the hell NOW. That’s it.
So the series of Berserk movies is definitely coming out starting in 2012. And here is a teaser trailer that shows you…approximately half of nothing. But all the Berserk fans can squeal over Griffiths’ perfectly perfect hair. Official Website I loved the series, but I’m more excited that the movies will cover the manga beyond […]