These are my notes on Steampunk World’s Fair 2017, which was held from March 5 – 7. This is only my second year going to SPWF. For the most part the fair was great. There were some minor issues, but nothing big enough to prevent me from going next year. I may update this article later, but for now, I just wanted to get some ideas out there.« Continue »
Back in December of 2015, I wrote an article about Samurai Jack returning for a fifth season, as part of Toonami. Now it has finally started airing, and it was worth the wait.« Continue »
Here I will argue that Psycho-Pass belongs to a sort of modern Gothic genre. This is a work in progress and currently an early draft.« Continue »
There was a time when I was a huge fan of Toonami, and I was quite sad to see it go. When it returned, I was excited, but I quickly saw a new death on the horizon. Without new content, there was little point to watch Toonami. Things aren’t like they used to be. We have access to a swath of anime series through Crunchyroll and Funimation. Not only that, but we have access to simulcasts! How could Toonami compete?
Samura Jack Returns
That’s why I am so excited to see the return of Samurai Jack. Not only is it new content, but it’s also a show that I happen to miss. Unfortunately, as of now, little is known about the new season, except that it is set to air in 2016, as part of Adult Swim’s Toonami block.
If you’re not familiar with the series, the show’s premise takes place in a Dystopian reality where a demon named Aku has enslaved the world. The only one who can stop his reign is a Samurai from the past. Or as Aku would put it…
Long ago in a distant land, I, Aku, the shape-shifting Master of Darkness, unleashed an unspeakable evil! But a foolish Samurai warrior wielding a magic sword stepped forth to oppose me. Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Aku!
The show ran for four seasons, had 52 episodes, and ran from 2001 until 2004. The story was never resolved when the show was cancelled.
Just the Beginning?
Hopefully this is just the beginning of new, and even exclusive content for Toonami. If nothing else, this one show could result in a fair boost to the ratings, and let’s face it, Toonami needs a ratings boost. How much of a boost depends on a few things, including when the show will be on and the quality of the new season itself.
I probably should have gotten around to writing a campaign review for MST3K earlier, but I honestly needed to give more attention to smaller campaigns, that while interesting, were not as sure to be successful. With those campaigns finished, I can finally discussion MST3K’s reboot campaign, with almost two weeks remaining.« Continue »
321 Fast Comics is a project which being produced by Felipe Cagno. The idea behind the book is simple. It’s a graphic novel anthology where every story follows a basic pattern: 3 pages, two characters, 1 twist ending. Aside from that, pretty much everything goes. Some of the stories are less safe for work than others. The idea behind the project is interesting, and it worked out pretty well in the first edition: well enough that Felipe decided to start a Kickstarter campaign for volume 2.« Continue »
Forgotten colors is a graphic novel anthology, illustrated by David G. Forés, along with various collaborating artists, and written by Silvia G. Guirado. According to the preface, Silvia was asked to write the stories, based off of images on t-shirts that the company had designed. While taking a single image and turning it into a story provides a great deal of liberty, it also must have been quite a challenge. Luckily, she succeeded.« Continue »
The Gamers: Natural 20 is the sixth movie in The Gamers series. The series is a collaboration between Dead Gentlemen Productions and Zombie Orpheus. Like past movies, the Gamers: Natural 20 focuses on a group of gamers in “the real world” along with the game world in which they play.
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