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G Gundam gets BluRay box sets!

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Finally, the news I've been waiting for... G Gundam is finally get a remaster and BluRay release!

G Gundam will be released in two box sets, ¥34,000 a piece... which is roughly $310 US. If you didn't already know, Japanese BluRay box sets are ridiculously expensive for various, somewhat nonsensical, reasons. Good news is that there are some subbing groups who will likely release rips, potentially with the original US dub for your nostalgic pleasure. Still no word on whether RightStuf/Sunrise/Whomever will be releasing it stateside. I think it's a sure thing we'll be getting one, but probably not until mid to late 2017 at the earliest.

The first Japanese box set will be released September 27th, while the second comes out November 27th.

 

Otaku Evolution Season 3 - Coming This Week!

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A new season of my chintzy, unwatched anime review video series, Otaku Evolution, is upon us, with new episodes starting this week! If you haven't seen the show, please check it out in one or all the links below to my three(!) different hosts for the series. It's essentially just me reviewing anime, but as a pixelated representation of myself living, roughly, in the world of my old OR: Side Story and Penguin Chronicles strips. Don't worry if you don't "get" the stuff with the pixels, it's just for presentation purposes (though I do put a lot of effort in). Don't forget to feed me hits, thumbs up, likes, shares, etc.

 

Gurren Lagann Writer/Director Reunite for Action Anime Kill la Kill

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After much speculation, it was finally revealed that the new anime project from Hiroyuki Imaishi and Kazuki Nakashima – who last collaborated on the epic Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann – is the school battle action Kill la Kill, which will be produced by Studio Trigger. An official website has also been launched at http://www.kill-la-kill.jp/

 

 

 

 

Noboru Ishiguro (1938-2012)

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Today I'm mourning the loss of one of my favorite anime directors, Noboru Ishiguro. He was one of the directors of Space Battleship Yamato and was the director of Super Dimensional Fortress Macross and Legend of the Galactic Heroes. He even directed an old childhood favorite of mine, Fushigi na Koala Blinky, or Noozles in the U.S., which aired on the Nick Jr. block in the eighties and early nineties. Ishiguro was a massive talent and the world of anime is sure to be somewhat less without him. He was 73. 
 

threeA Toys' 16in Metal Gear Rex

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I'm a bit late to the party but I just found out about this epic Metal Gear Rex project from threeA. Take a look...

 

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Supposedly the figure is going to be 16" tall and retail for around $500. It's set to go up for preorder sometime January 2012. When that happens you'll be able to pick it up via Bambaland. A few more pics...

 

 

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