Posts Tagged ‘anime’

DAYUM!! Dragonball Absalon Episode 3- Mellavelli

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Sometimes you have to give props where it is due, this animator from France, named Mellavelli who like many from my generation loved Dragonball z and all the crazy action fights that came with it. This animator has taken it to another level and has released his third episode of his fan based series called Dragon ball Absalon. The story follows the new z team which includes all the kids all grown up, Gohan being the oldest of the group, followed by Trunks, Goten, uub, pan, bra and any other children I have missed, the original cast from the series makes entrances too, yes that would be Goku, Vegitta, Piccolo and etc.

As mentioned the animation is well done, there are several limited animated frame areas but under the load I can see why the animator decided to limit the frames on some scenes and worried more about the action scenes. One of my biggest gripe of this series is dialogue which sounds like a cheaply dubbed anime, FYI I hated the American dubbing of DBZ it was simply horrid, I preferred the Spanish overall next to the original Japanese. Alas I understand he does not have the budget to hire top voice actors. Getting away from my criticism this series is still worthy of a watch or two as it introduces some very interesting twist, story arc and adventures.

In the past I had been one to give him gripe regarding the fact that the Dragonball franchise is not his property and receiving funds for animating such a product could come back to bite him if the original content creators decide to sue him, but hey that is just my words, thankfully that has not occurred as he is doing a better job of entertaining compared to the current cannon series newer season and episodes.

So please if you can check out his amazing work from the link below if for some reason the embed fails.
Also note he does other animation besides Dragonball which are equally satisfying.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frcRQYkyqTI

http://maxgene-animation.com/

DAYUM!!– CANNON BUSTER KICKSTARTER!!! OOOHH DAMN!!

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This requires a Kanye West track from his late graduation album, the selection is all yours. Cannon Buster has been one of the few creator owned projects I have been watching keenly as to the course which will be navigated in this new world order we have been thrown into. Keeping on subject, Cannon Buster is a wild adventure that meshes the best of some of the ideas we have seen in some past stories from some of the brilliant minds from yonder, referring to Japan. Being one of also a few that picked up the comic on first print several years ago, I have had the opportunity to see how vibrant the world may turn out to be. Please also take note of the amazing talent working on this pilot which hopefully will be selected as a series. First off we have Lesean Thomas the creator/Director/Writer, Joe Madureira(Comic Artist, character designer,all around awesome guy), Thomas Romain(unfortunately I really never knew much about this dude until this kickstarter sorry bro), Peter Chung one of my old time favorite animators(my earlier animation Arbez was compared to his style and Aeon Flux mind you I never saw Aeon Flux until after I was made aware of my style similarities to Aeon Flux) and several other animators from the Korean and Japan animation houses(So far they have only listed Satellite Inc- a Japanese studio).

Allow me to take the time to speak about the creator and shed some light as to why I admire this project. Firstly keeping on a professional level, Mr Thomas has worked as an animator, producer and director on several animation projects brimming from Rugrats,Batman,Boondocks, Black Dynamite, Avatar and the list keeps growing and there are some that I have missed. Besides that he was also a comic artist, he drew some of my favorite titles during his short tenure as a comic artist, namely Ninja Turtles and Arkanium(sadly not many read or heard of this book). On another note I had the rare chance of meeting this dude and I have to say he is a dedicated, passionate artist he goes above and beyond to make sure anything he puts his hands on is prestige, he is basically a nerd artist if there is ever a term. Adding to that he is a very wise fellow and I normally don’t give many that recognition.

There are probably many more questions as to why should you support this project and unfortunately I am not the speaker, simply a backer, so allow me to pass the baton over to the man that can best explain his project to you. Mr Thomas please take the stage and explain your project and why it should be backed. You already know you got my blessing and support just slide the money under the door. All jokes aside this will be an awesome project. Now take a few minutes to check out the kickstarter page after watching the video.

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