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ABOVE: What a kick ass Wasp cosplay! I’m a little sad we won’t see Wasp in The Avengers. Well, actually, Wasp can pretty annoying but when you’re looking for women on The Avengers you’re definitely limited. Which is probably why they went with Black Widow. And she’s just a party a minute! Ok. Not really. She’s hot but boring. What is with these lame Marvel chicks!? Still, excellent photography by jaytablante and excellent cosplay from Riki LeCotey. (Fashionably Geek)
Marvel really wants your dog to be a fan. Yesterday we shared their line of doggie apparel from new partner, Fetch. Today it’s dog toys! Admit it, you kind of want that Hulk fist just so you can get pictures of your dog being punch by Hulk then chewing his arm off. (Nerd Approved)
Hey gaming nerds, this shitty hand-cam footage, from the Tokyo Game Show, is actually the new One Piece video game.
Cripes, that video quality shit. Whoever shot this, is clearly the one person left on the planet who doesn’t have and HD camera. Eh, at least he/she kept the camera steady. Typically, in these kinds of cell-phone boot legs, there’s more hand bouncing than at game of Jenga at Michael J. Fox’s house. So… thank god for that.
Regardess, this is by far one of the flashiest games seen all year. Taking a queue from massive melee combat hit Dynasty Warriors, this game gives you endless streams of baddies to fight, all while blending it that weird/ “what the f@$#!” factor only Japan can deliver. I imagine it will please One Piece fans everywhere.
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
We got one major release that features Jack Black (yeah… That movie) on this list for you to see if it’s worth checking out. We also got a few releases that are worth checking out under the Old is New section with one franchise coming out in HD because a certain fighting game is coming out. Lastly, we got a TV Show DVD section that is full of animated titles.
Click on the Read More button to see what came out and see if there’s anything you want to watch!
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got a few releases for you to check out. we got one film that you may enjoy if you got time to kill, and the other two are the last entries of their respected franchise, check after the jump to see if it’s worth finishing the story.
After that, we got another solid list of TV Show DVD that may be worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
It seems every month, Japan opens up some sort of themed cafe/restaurant that is targeted towards a certain audience… ok, I do mean weirdos. Well, it seems that this fat weirdo is ready to pack himself in a crate and send himself to Japan due to Fuji TV announcing that they are opening an official One Piece theme restaurant.
As shown, the restaurant, Going Merry-Go, will have food based from the series such as “Luffy’s favorite meat on a bone” to “Sanji’s ‘Terrible’ Soup” from volume 8, page 99. The restaurant will also be decorated like the interior ship it is named from and will hold events that will involves fans getting to meet the voice actors. The restaurant is set to open on December 11th until May 31st.
Seriously, who wants to send me to Japan because it would be AWESOME to go as One Piece has surpassed Dragon Ball/Z as my favorite anime/manga series of all time last year. Okay, I’ll stop begging as long as you all comment about what type of themed restaurant you would like to see open up and go to.
While we all know it’s hard to be original, there is nothing wrong to create or do something that has been done before since folks will be familiar with it. Well, the video here is to show that the anime industry is not afraid of doing that familiar thing… over and over again.
Derek Lieu created the video posted below that may prove that the anime industry follows a certain formula or checklist when it comes to making the opening animation. Whether it be running towards the left side of the screen to a close up of a characters eye, the video shows how 93 different anime opening animation has something in common with each other.
As an anime fan, I find this hilarious and to be honest, I can name 10+ more anime that can fit into this video. Even if you’re not a anime fan, I say check the video out just to see how ridiculous it is.
Back in January of 2008 (or December of 2007 for some folks), Viz released the monthly Shonen Jump to the US audience. It was a way for the fans to show their support for the titles they liked in a legal way but it of course never stopped the scans that would find its way on the internet but nonetheless, it was a start.
About.com talked senior editor Joel Enos about Viz’s attempt to revamp the monthly magazine, both paper and online. In the four page Q and A session, Enos revealed that the upcoming January 2011 issue, which will be available to subscribers December of this year, will feature the reboot by adding in few new manga titles such as Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Psyren.
Enos also revealed that subscribers will get special access on Shonen Jump’s website but didn’t reveal completely what it would be but that Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Nurarihyon no Mago). While the print version will feature a 2 chapter preview in the February issue, subscribers will be able to read new chapters online every month.
This is just a few things that Viz will be doing in order to keep the manga business alive here in the states and I think it’s heading in the right steps by adding an internet service to it. How about you manga readers? What would you like to see Viz and other publisher do in order to have you support them and the business?
In a move to fight against the pirates, no not the Straw Hat Pirates but the internet manga piracy, Viz has officially launched the Viz Media App on iTunes. The app allows iPad users the ability to purchase and download manga for their viewing pleasure.
Right now, there are the six available titles: Dragon Ball, Bakuman, Death Note, Bleach, Naruto and One Piece. Each volume will cost $4.99 (compare to the $7.99-$9.99 of the physical copy) and for a limited time, the first volume of Death Note is free, which is freakin’ awesome. As of now, the app is only available for the iPad and Viz has said “more to come” when asked about other device.
During the summer, American and Japanese publishers has teamed up in an effort to shut down many manga scanlation sites (such as onemanga) but was not offering any real legal ways to download/view manga for the U.S. audience. Some Japanese publishers has tried the download to own but many has shun it due to mostly the paying options.
While I have switched to the official anime simulcast instead of pirated streams and websites, I am still guilty when it comes to the manga and would totally support this if I had some device that would allow me to use this, especially if it releases the recent chapters that just came out in Japan. What do y’all think of this app? Is this the right path for Viz to fight against piracy or will this be a failed effort?
Last month, One Piece celebrated its 13th year anniversary andEiichiro Oda ended it with fans wanting to know what will happen next before he took his month long break, which was the first time he has ever done since starting the series. The only thing fans knew was that for the first time, the story was going to time skip forward to two years and start the “New World” saga.
Well, the month has passed and this week marked the return of the manga and while I do my best to support the franchise, I had to at least check out the title page as I was told it was a full color spread of the crew with their new look. While the image is available after jump (since it’s a spoiler for folks out there who only follows the Viz’s release of the manga), I can’t help but get excited by it. Ever since late last year, One Piece has surpassed Dragon Ball as my favorite anime/manga of all time and the series has done nothing but make me love it more.
Check the image out after the break to see the more older Straw Hat Crew!
It’s the last Tuesday for the month of August and even though summer is coming to a close, NerdBastards got you covered for DVD Tuesday. As always, we list what movie was released this week and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS. We got the usual Old is New, TV Show DVD, Anime Pick, and the LOL/WTF Release section this week. Although it may be a “lite” week, there may be something that you might be interested in, so check after the jump to see what was released.