Rants & Raves

Rants & Raves

Amelia Earhart Isn't 115, She's Fucking Dead

Today is famous aviator and feminist icon Amelia Earhart's 115th birthday. She was pretty awesome. 


In case you're wondering what to get her for her birthday, I'm afraid I have no idea. You see, even though she disappeared quite some time ago, in 1937, at the age of 39, and we're not sure exactly where she ended up, I can say that, in all confidence, that she's dead. 


Bandai Entertainment, R.I.P.

Yesterday, anime licensor/publisher Bandai Entertainment announced that they will no longer release DVDs or Blu-Rays. According to an interview at Anime News Network with Ken Iyadomi today, the decision was made in October by parent company Namco Bandai Holdings. February will be the last month they release anime and all planned releases for after then are cancelled. Cancelled titles include Yoshiyuki Tomino-directed Turn A Gundam. Their entire manga division is also cancelled. However, they will continue to handle licensing and sub-licensing for "group companies".