We’ve entered the age of big-blockbuster, live-action adaptations of anime and manga properties. While common in Japan, it’s been a slow build in the U.S., with most early adaptations flopping commercially (Speed Racer) and/or critically (Dragon Ball: Evolution). While recent ones have been a mixed bag (see the resounding failure that is Netflix’s Death Note),… Read More Miyazaki Declined Nausicaa Live-Action Adaptions (But We Cast One Anyway)
Ready Player One lands in theaters on March 29th, and I couldn’t more stoked. As a fan of the novel, a huge Spielberg nut, and a child of the 80’s, this movie checks off pretty much checks all the boxes for me. But I wonder, will it also speak to me as an anime fan?… Read More Six Anime Easter Eggs I Want to See in Ready Player One
Last week, I auctioned off my Tenchi Universe collection on eBay. I had mixed feelings about letting the series go. I hadn’t watched it for many years and it was just collecting dust. And it’s really not that great of a series…it’s very mediocre, only made interesting because of its characters. Its two best contributions,… Read More No Need for the Past: Goodbye, Tenchi!