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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:29 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:http://www.japanator.com/want-to-see-a-highschool-of-the-dead-trailer-yes-you-do--14257.phtml

Want to see a Highschool of the Dead trailer? Yes you do.

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When we heard the news of a Highschool of the Dead anime, animated by Madhouse, many of us were excited. When we also heard that manga would resume publication, we got really excited. Now there's a trailer for Highschool of the Dead. And I don't think you need me to tell you that it's awesome.

For those not in the know, Highschool of the Dead is a manga following the story of group of Japanese students that are caught up in the zombie apocalypse. It's well-known for excessive amounts of violence, gore, and fanservice. Oh, so much glorious fanservice. One of our readers, The dark prince, put up his cblog earlier today that also mentioned the director: Tetsuro Araki, who has worked on Death Note and portions of Aoi Bungaku. The anime is set to air in the upcoming Fall 2010 season. Are you guys excited? Because I sure am.

Check the trailer out below.

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I bet this'll get made into an American live-action flick at some point.


Oh boy, all we need now is for Jude to see this post...
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:07 pm

And another article...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-28/film-rights-for-multiple-shogun-warriors-licensed

Film Rights for 'Multiple' Shogun Warriors Licensed
posted on 2010-03-28 19:26 EDT

The Ain't It Cool News website reports that developer Jules Urbach licensed the feature film rights to "multiple characters" from the Shogun Warriors super robot brand, and has also posted the 95-second Gaiking computer-graphics/live-action pilot that Toei Animation premiered at Tokyo International Anime Fair this past week. The pilot is for a proposed remake of the Gaiking classic anime series from Toei. The American toy company Mattel imported toys from several Toei series, including Gaiking, under the Shogun Warriors brand in the 1970s.

Urbach, the developer of the award-winning Light Stage technology used in Avatar and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, produced the pilot with director Matthew Gratzner in North America. Gratzner co-founded the visual effects company New Deal Studios and worked on the visual effects on Shutter Island, Hancock, The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Aviator, Resident Evil: Extinction, Superman Returns, National Treasure, and Alien: Resurrection. He won an Emmy nomination for the Tom Hanks and HBO television mini-series From The Earth To The Moon.

According to Ain't It Cool News, Urbach noted that the website's founder Harry Knowles had posted a wish for a Shogun Warriors film 10 years ago. Urbach showed Knowles' post to directors James Cameron (Avatar, Titanic, Terminator) and David Fincher (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fight Club, Se7en), and they decided to make a seven-minute Gaiking/Shogun Warriors short for Fincher's proposed update of the Heavy Metal animated anthology film. Urbach then obtained the rights to make a feature-length Gaiking/Shogun Warriors film "with rights to multiple characters from that universe."

According to Knowles, the choice of which characters will be included in the proposed feature film will not be revealed until this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego in July.
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:10 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-27/mardock-scramble-tegami-bachi-season-2-videos-posted

Mardock Scramble, Tegami Bachi Season 2 Videos Posted
posted on 2010-03-27 16:40 EDT

The official website for the revived anime adaptation of Tow Ubukata's Mardock Scramble science fiction novel series has begun streaming a two-minute promotional video on Saturday. The first of three films, Mardock Scramble: The First Compression, will open in Japan this fall. Megumi Hayashibara will play the main character Rune Ballot, and Susumu Kudo is directing the films at the GoHands anime studio with character designer Shingo Suzuki. The project was originally planned in 2005 as an original video anime series with the Gonzo anime studio, director Yasufumi Soejima, and character designer Range Murata, but that earlier version was cancelled in 2006. Murata described the story to ANN: "The main character is a girl, and her body is burned by the bad guy, and she dies, but then she's resurrected. So she's out for revenge."

The TV Tokyo station is streaming a 30-second promotional video for the second television anime season based on Hiroyuki Asada's Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee manga. Asada had revealed last month that the second season is slated to launch this fall, and the 25th and final episode of the first season just aired on Saturday. The original manga follows a boy who runs deliveries as a "Letter Bee" messenger throughout a strange fantasy land. The Crunchyroll website has been simulcasting the first season since it premiered in October, and Viz Media is publishing the original manga.


Note: Madrock Scramble video NSFW
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:19 pm

Hmn...

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-27/shukufuku-no-campanella-samurai-girls-promos-posted

Shukufuku no Campanella, Samurai Girls Promos Posted
posted on 2010-03-27 22:19 EDT

Shukufuku no Campanella, Samurai Girls Promos Posted
posted on 2010-03-27 22:19 EDT

The official website for the television anime adaptation of the Shukufuku no Campanella -la campanella della benedizione- adult personal computer game has relaunched with a new promotional video on Saturday. The anime will premiere in Japan this July. The original fantasy adventure game from Windmill Oasis is set in a port city known as the "treasury of the world" for the great riches that pass through it. The city is in the middle of preparations for a special harvest festival for the mysterious energy source known as Ēru, as a "Day of Shooting Stars" lights up the night skies. Leicester Maycraft is a young item technician who lives in the city as part of the Oasis adventurers clan. On the "Day of Shooting Stars," one shooting star lands near a party that Leicester attends. When Leicester searches for where the shooting star landed, a girl appears before Leicester and says, "You are my Papa!"

The official website for the television anime adaptation of Akira Suzuki and Niθ's Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Girls novels has also begun [url=http://www.hyakka-ryoran.tv/streaming[/url] a promotional video on Saturday. (In the linked page, select the "動画" menu option on the right, and then select the "百花繚乱 プロモーション映像" menu option.) The story is set in the early 21st century — except in this alternate world, the Tokugawa shogunate never lost power and Japan maintained its enforced seclusion from the rest of the world. At a giant academy for children of military families at the foot of Mt. Fuji, the student council enforces the suppression of rebellious elements. (Many of the students carry the names of famous historical figures.) The television series will premiere this year.

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Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:21 pm

sdsichero wrote:Follow up to what I posted previous...

http://movies.ign.com/articles/108/1080364p1.html

Shogun Warriors: The Movie
The Japanese toy line is getting the feature film treatment.
by Jim Vejvoda

March 28, 2010 - The Japanese toy line Shogun Warriors -- licensed in the U.S. by Mattel during the 1970s and '80s, and adapted into both a short-lived series by Marvel Comics and into a mecha anime series from Toei Animation -- is receiving the live-action feature film treatment courtesy of two die-hard fans who also just so happen to be part of Hollywood's special effects industry.

Ain't It Cool News breaks the news that Jules Urbach, founder and CEO of LightStage, will produce Gaiking with visual effects veteran Matthew Gratzner directing it. Gratzner's credits include Shutter Island, Iron Man, Superman Returns, Resident Evil: Extinction, The Fountain, Hancock, War of the Worlds, Pitch Black, Men in Black, Alien: Resurrection, The X-Files, and Armageddon. The site adds that TOEI Studios is backing the film, with WME Entertainment handling the financing and international rights. Just to add to this geekfest, celebrated comic book artist Alex Ross is also said to be "mentoring on the project and will be doing covers for a new Shogun Warriors series that Dynamite is involved in."

Here's a quick refresher course: Although they look like giant robots, the Shogun Warriors are actually giant suits of armor -- mech suits -- piloted by human beings. In the anime series Gaiking, the title character, also known as the Demon Dragon of the Heavens, was invented by Prof. Hightech (Dr. Daimonji in the original series) and piloted by Japanese baseball star Sanshiro Tsuwabuki. The Super Robot Gaiking began as one of the Shogun Warriors, but he later became part of the Americanized anime series Force Five. Gaiking and the Super Robots battled the forces of the Dark Horror Army, alien invaders from the planet Zela.

According to AICN, a live-action interpretation of the Shogun Warriors had originally been intended as a short film in the Heavy Metal remake that David Fincher and James Cameron were developing. After Urbach and Gratzner's efforts received notice, Urbach began acquiring the rights to different characters from the toy line. AICN says the specific characters set to appear in the film will be revealed at this summer's San Diego Comic-Con.

"We talked about how the film isn't just set on Earth... but on other planets in the universe. At one point, 'we'll have more Shogun Warriors than ever appeared in the Marvel Comics' - and that got me giggly," enthused AICN's head geek Harry Knowles. "If they decide to do 3D - it'll be a post process - due to how much the practical, the LightStage and the CG all come to play. But the key is - they're taking what Fincher told them to heart. David told Jules that he has to make sure to tell a great story, above and beyond what great tech they use for the robots."

"We are building the robots life size. Matt is one of the last great practical effects guys in the business who can pull this off," Urbach told AICN. "The teaser we have now is CG for the robot. It is to give the fans a taste of the design we are going with, but it is not a true reveal given what we are going to be doing when we build the thing. The real deal is going to be mind blowing of course."

AICN also posted this very sweet-looking special effects test footage sizzle reel for the film:

[youtube=560,340,qS6E-Nu3xsg][/youtube]


They have a great deal to work on and frankly, I don't want the American Super Robot Wars. Not really.

You should repost this as a thread for the rest of the OHers.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:23 pm

sdsichero wrote:Oh boy, all we need now is for Jude to see this post...


Oh he probably has. :roll:
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:33 pm

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-03-29/adult-swim-lists-kekkaishi-u.s-tv-premiere-in-may

Adult Swim, the late-night television programming block of Cartoon Network in the United States, lists the American television premiere of the Kekkaishi anime during the May 29-30 weekend on its online schedule. Viz Media announced that it had acquired the television anime series at Comic-Con International last July. The Sunrise anime studio adapted Yellow Tanabe's Kekkaishi manga into 52 episodes from 2006 to 2008.

The story follows Yoshimori Sumimura, a 14-year-old junior high school boy who is the 22nd Kekkaishi
— barrier master — of the Sumimura clan. As Kekkaishi, Sumimura and his rival Tokine Yukimura protect the land from supernatural beasts.

The original manga has been running in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine since 2003, and Viz will publish the 21st of the 28 current manga volumes in May. Viz has also been streaming the English-subtitled version of the anime on the Hulu website since January.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:52 pm

I made a separate thread for the Gaiking news and trailer...

http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/view ... 19#1731619
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:02 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:I made a separate thread for the Gaiking news and trailer...

http://www.theouthousers.com/forum/view ... 19#1731619


Thx, hope some are interested. Not sure I like the look of the character.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:05 pm

sdsichero wrote:Thx, hope some are interested. Not sure I like the look of the character.


I think they're going for a Transformerish feel. Bad choice.

It needs detailing for a live film, but not a scrap metal look.

The control room/cockpit looked bad to me.
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Postby sdsichero » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:10 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:I think they're going for a Transformerish feel. Bad choice.

It needs detailing for a live film, but not a scrap metal look.

The control room/cockpit looked bad to me.


The mech looked fine (would be cool if it did something and became "full color"), but yeah didn't like the control so much.

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:13 pm

sdsichero wrote:The mech looked fine (would be cool if it did something and became "full color"), but yeah didn't like the control so much.


They could keep the colours, just make them more subdued.

Too many screens. The bubble canopy with HUD graphics over it would be better. IMO.
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Postby Herald » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:41 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:http://www.japanator.com/want-to-see-a-highschool-of-the-dead-trailer-yes-you-do--14257.phtml

Want to see a Highschool of the Dead trailer? Yes you do.

Image

When we heard the news of a Highschool of the Dead anime, animated by Madhouse, many of us were excited. When we also heard that manga would resume publication, we got really excited. Now there's a trailer for Highschool of the Dead. And I don't think you need me to tell you that it's awesome.

For those not in the know, Highschool of the Dead is a manga following the story of group of Japanese students that are caught up in the zombie apocalypse. It's well-known for excessive amounts of violence, gore, and fanservice. Oh, so much glorious fanservice. One of our readers, The dark prince, put up his cblog earlier today that also mentioned the director: Tetsuro Araki, who has worked on Death Note and portions of Aoi Bungaku. The anime is set to air in the upcoming Fall 2010 season. Are you guys excited? Because I sure am.


I'm not sure this will have nearly enough fanservice to make up for the fact that I'm well-past sick and tired of excessive violence and zombies due to DC... :?

The Old Doctor

Postby The Old Doctor » Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:47 pm

Herald wrote:I'm not sure this will have nearly enough fanservice to make up for the fact that I'm well-past sick and tired of excessive violence and zombies due to DC... :?


For fanservice... there's a tone of other shows, not that that one won't be over loaded with it. Look at that trailer...

Ikkitousen has started...
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Postby Herald » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:02 pm

Cat-Scratch wrote:For fanservice... there's a tone of other shows, not that that one won't be over loaded with it. Look at that trailer...


Still may not be enough...

Ikkitousen has started...


True... :D

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