Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

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.

DAYUM!!-Sword Arts Online -Totally awesome anime!-on Hulu!!!

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Late to the viewing of this anime but recently I watched a series called ‘Sword Arts Online’ which was an anime based on fantasy MMORPGS but on a scale where your mind is brought into the world much in the vain of the Matrix trapping the users in the virtual world where if they died in that world they would also die in the real world. The only way to escape this world was to defeat the game’s end boss.

The characters designs were typical fantasy anime attire no real mystery there. Over the top action with all so amazing 2d animation by really talented artist. Hands downs this is yet another wonderfully animated series worthy of a collection corner.

Much like many anime that seems to have its theme around a particular construct, like gaming, sports etc it totally dominates the arena. There are other anime that SOA shares a likeness but hands down this is laden with emotional impact, which most anime I have watched are capable to deliver with amazing results but lacks.
What I love about this anime is the bond the main characters have for each other, its almost intoxicating. There were moments when characters died and all you can do is feel the loss knowing that even though this was a virtual world these characters actually died in the real world thus pushing the seriousness of the situation they were all in. Another key thing was they captured the whole team spirit of a MMORPG which is key to making a story based around that theme. You form team/guilds and you work together on the front line and when you were not on a quest you worked the town as a sword-smith, inn keeper, merchant etc. There are many events I will leave out to not ruin your viewing of the show so when you have a chance watch it, enjoy it and follow it up with the other series call SOA2 Sword Arts Online II. This will surely be added to my collection.

Click the Picture above and get your viewing on at HULU.com!!

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