While the first Starship Troopers movie brought a lot of attention to the bug menace that threatens the universe, subsequent movies didn’t fare as well. There was a very well done animated series that ran about eleven years ago, and it had some critical acclaim, which is probably why the next entry to the SST universe is going to be an animated feature.
Cartoons are awesome, and a big part of cartoons is that show open. Superman flies around, cheetara beats up some mutants and Ash tries to catch some pokemans, all while some rockin’ music plays. This is not a list of ‘the greatest animated shows’ just the greatest opening sequences! What follows is a list of animated show intros, each more awesome than the last.
I have no idea what is being said here, but the pictures sure do look pretty.
This is the trailer for Blade, the anime series that begins airing in Japan in July. And if you know where to look, I’m sure you’ll be able to find your own copy of the episodes about 10 minutes after the show hits the airwaves.
Fans of the world of anime rejoice as celebrated directors and character designers Akihiko Yamashita and Miho Shimogasa join this summer’s most anticipated anime, manga and music convention, AM2, this coming 4th of July weekend as official guests of honor. More info can be found at www.am2con.org.
Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai is an extremely influential piece. It has spawned hundreds of other works. Some, like the Magnificent Seven are practically the same movie, transposed to a different time and place. Others like Oceans Eleven and the Three Amigos are send-ups or riffs on its structure. So when I first heard that an anime series had been made based on Seven Samurai my head filled with questions. How faithful would this be? How can you take an two-hour-long film and stretch it over twenty-something episodes? These were all intriguing questions. Of course as you can see from the date of this article, not so intriguing to cause me to drop everything and go watch it, but alas Netflix instant watch makes connoisseurs of us all.
Dirty Pair fans will have a spring in their step this morning after word of a new animated movie is in the works. According to It’s On The Grid, a new spec script by Daniel Antonlazzi and Ben Shiffrin have delivered a screenplay based on the popular Japanese series.
Dirty Pair (ダーティペア, Dāti Pea?) is a series of sci-fi comedy light novels written by Haruka Takachiho that was later adapted into anime and manga versions.
The stories take place in the years 2138-43, by which time humanity has spread across some few thousand star systems. A corporation called the World Welfare Works Association (also WWWA or 3WA) helps member systems of the United Galactica (UG) federation deal with various planetary-scale problems, for profit, by sending agents called “trouble consultants”. Probably the most high-profile arm of the organization is the Criminal Investigations section, which works to solve crimes or mysteries. The series focuses on a team of trouble consultants in that section, named Kei and Yuri, who have a reputation for leaving a trail of destruction behind them, for which they are known publicly as the “Dirty Pair”.
It’s all spec right now, though producers have been found and things are starting to grind their way through the H’wood minefield.
Publicist Susan Soares of SJS Comic Promotions announced today the upcoming appearances of several notable creators in Boston. With convention season in full swing, Boston is bustling with anticipation for AnimeBoston 2011 and Boston Comic Con. Each event hosts close to 200 small press and mainstream creators and Soares is excited to have representation at both events.
Egon, Peter, Ray, and Winston may be the best Ghostbusters out there, but I’m not sure I want the visage of Bill Murray sitting on my shelf staring at me all day. Kotobukiya has come to our rescue with this sexy little Ghostbusters statue in their Movie x Bishoujo line.
I’m pretty sure I remember some time ago that there was X-Men Anime series being produced for G4TV. With the Marvel/Animax series getting ready to kick off on Japan on April 1, it seems like a good time to see the characters in all their glory.
If you are excited about the prospect of the CW series Supernatural getting the anime treatment, but have been wondering what the actual animation will look like, then cast your gaze upon this teaser trailer.