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New Capcom VS game? Who is Tatsunoko?

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That's right. There's a brand new Capcom VS arcade game. It sure did take a long time. I suppose they were listening to their fans. Now, we all know that there won't be a Marvel Vs Capcom 3 any time soon due to licensing issues. However, the new VS game is Tatsunoko vs Capcom Cross Generation of Heroes. Most of you are probably not familiar with Tatsunoko, at least not right away. Given other blog posts here at Otaku Revolution, I can safely assume this will be in your interests. Tatsunoko is responsible for some awesome anime series such as Macross, Casshern, Samurai Pizza Cats, Karas, Speed Racer, Video Girl Ai, and The Soul Taker among other series.

You can read more about it, and see screenshots over at arcade renaissance

Gurren Lagann licensed by Bandai Entertainment

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From Anime News Network:

The North American distributor Bandai Entertainment has announced at its New York Comic Con 2008 panel at 17:43 on Friday that it has licensed Hiroyuki Imaishi and Gainax's Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann robot anime series. Another distributor, ADV Films, had announced at Anime Expo 2007 in July that it had licensed this series. However, ADV Films then removed this series and many others from its catalog in January, and did not restore Gurren Lagann's place in its catalog when the other titles returned in February.

The story begins on a future Earth where people are forced to live in isolated underground villages. One boy uncovers a key to a robot, and the resulting adventures put him in the battles waging on the surface and lead him to the secrets behind humanity's new existence.

otakurevolution.net

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otakurevolution.net makes its return as an active domain. Brian transferred the domain over to me so that I could put it to good use. Well, better use than it was getting, anyway.

I'll be sure to cross-link over here as well, once I get a few updates to the main page done.

Later...

--the guy who does the thing with the sprites and stuff, and who watches a lot of hockey.

Michael Bay Spotted?

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Today while romping around the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center a friend of mine noticed someone walking around taking photographs of the various aircraft exhibited. This person, looked just like a certain Michael Bay. Bay, the *famous* producer/director of such films as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, and Armageddon. He is pictured above on the set of the upcoming Alfred Hitchcock remake, The Birds, commanding them to be awesome.

Transporter 3, Still Featuring Jason Statham

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Jason Statham, star of action and, well, more action movies, will step up for Transporter 3. Statham will be returning along side Francois Berleand (the cop then cook) and joining newcomer Robert Knepper from FOX's Prison Break.

The fun action flick featuring a driver for hire is probably not going to be much of a departure from the first two flicks. Although bring in a new director, Olivier Megaton, looks to mix things up a bit. Unfortunately (or... perhaps fortunately...) I haven't seen any of his work to form an opinion and prospect this new movie.

Here's hoping for more car chases and driving action... less random 'bomb removal with a jump and crane.'

Tokyo International Anime Fair Winners

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Evangelion wins big at the Tokyo International Anime Fair. While Gurren Lagann, Gundam 00, and Death Note also had wins in other categories.

Of course, congrats to Tekkonkinkreet, an anime I have never heard of before...

Best Director
Hideaki Anno
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone

Best Original Story
Taiyo Matsumoto
Tekkonkinkreet

Best Screenplay
Keiichi Hara
Summer Days with Coo

Best Character Design
Atsushi Nishigori
Tengen Toppa Gurren-Lagann

Best Art Direction
Shinji Kimura
Tekkonkinkreet

Best Music
Yoko Kanno
Aquarion

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