Funimation has officially licensed Eureka Seven and plans on re-releasing it on Blu-ray and DVD. Unfortunately, not much else was said about this re-release. Previous licensor Bandai Entertainment had released the series over several DVD volumes and box sets between 2006-07. Funimation has also licensed its sequel Eureka Seven: AO and released it on North America in two sets of Blu-ray/DVD this year. The popular series once aired on Adult Swim way back in 2006, and recently wrapped an encore run on Toonami. The anime was popular enough to commission a film called Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers in 2009.
Continuing our [Dotta's] adoration and fascination with the art of cosplaying, we bring you the remaining images of the talented artists we saw at NYCC this year. These individuals crawled under the skin of the characters they embodied. Obviously, our dear Dotta takes note and proceeds to worship these fans-turned-artists. Honestly, I don’t blame her.
For those of you who don’t know, we went to New York Comic Con 2013 and took plenty of pictures. We captured the inner geek of those willing to dress themselves as their favorite characters and show it off with pride. We here at Weeaboos with Controllers don’t discriminate cosplayers. We captured fans from all over; whether it’s anime/manga/video game related or not, we snapped cosplayers ranging from The Walking Dead to One Piece. As I said, we don’t discriminate. We did take quite a bit of photographs, and thus I’ll have to split this article into two. And with that out of the way, let’s get started.
This week: New York Comic Con 2013, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX coming to PS3, Project Horizon hits Kickstarter, and Pokemon X and Y sells lots of copies.
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On this week’s episode: we’re back from New York City after a long and crazy adventure at New York Comic Con 2013. We talk about the games we played, the anime we watched, the panels we loved, and the cosplayers that won our hearts. We then give our thoughts on New York City in general and our favorite things about it. Afterwards, we go over some quick notable news like Square Enix announcing Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX, indie pirate game Project Horizon and its Kickstarter campaign, and Pokemon X and Y’s massive success.
Director: Tetsuro Araki
Studio: Wit Studio with cooperation from Production I.G.
Episodes: 25 + OVA
Genre: Dark fantasy, dystopian, psychological drama
It’s not easy having the daunting responsibility of being the most popular anime of the year. You have to certainly meet everybody’s expectations at some point in time. Even if you don’t, your reputation grows ever so strong because of word of mouth. Whether you’re hated or loved doesn’t matter, people will still talk about you. Isn’t that plenty? Well, it’s good enough for the studio producing and the television station giving you the air time to expand your audience even further. It’s a win-win for everybody. Such was the case of Attack on Titan or Shingeki no Kyojin in its native Japanese.
Attack on Titan has been wildly successful in Japan as both a manga, and more recently as an anime adaptation. It was only a matter of time then before a game based on the franchise would appear, and that game is Attack on Titan: Last Wings of Humanity for the Nintendo 3DS. This handheld title was announced a while back, and we finally have the first gameplay trailer to ogle at. It may only be 30 seconds long, but I gotta say it sure looks promising. It’s being developed by Spike Chunsoft, which have worked on titles like 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward.
Legendary director Hayao Miyazaki has recently revealed he wouldn’t mind a sequel to Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, although he would leave such an ambitious idea to Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno. Miyazaki is more than open and blesses the idea, but says he truly would have nothing to do with it in the long run. Miyazaki states,
No, I don’t. I don’t really feel like doing it, but Anno keeps on saying, ‘I want to do it! I want to do it!,’ so I tell him now that I’ve come to think lately that if he wanted to do it, it would be fine for him to do it.
First they taught us how to be effective undead generals in the excellent Skulls of the Shogun, and now 17-BIT is taking us into the farthest reaches of space with GALAK-Z: The Dimensional. The indie studio calls this latest sci-fi action game a “modern, A.I. and physics-driven open-world action game, viewed through the lens of the classic 16-bit space shooter.” GALAK-Z will allow players to pilot a fleet of colorful and retro looking ships, inspired by the hit anime of the late 70′s and early 80′s. From the announce trailer above, I’m already getting lots of vibes from classic shows like Gundam and Macross.
We reported last year that Shinichiro Watanabe [pictured above] and his colleagues at Studio Bones were hard at work on a future title that would mark a reunion for those involved in the sci fi classic Cowboy Bebop. That new project is now known as Space Dandy, and it will air during the winter 2013-14 season. The news broke at Otakon yesterday during a Q&A panel with Watanabe. Additionally, Watanabe warned the audience not to expect something super serious this time around.
This is not an anime to be taken seriously.
Last Thursday (no joke intended), Kyoto Animation opened a website with a countdown to reveal their latest project. This project has since turned out to be Kyokai no Kanata, their newest anime series debuting this coming October. The studio also posted some interested bits and pieces about its newest venture, including the cast, characters, brief synopsis, among other things. It should be noted that Kyokai no Kanata is originally a light novel by Nagamu Torii that received an honorable mention in the 2nd Kyoto Animation Awards, much like High Speed! by Koji Oji. The latter was recently turned into the mega popular Free! – Iwatobi Swim Club.