Hayao Miyazaki’s final film, The Wind Rises, is an ethereal, melancholy, and surreal exploration of the life of Jiro Horikoshi, who designed fighter planes during World War II. I was lucky enough to see this film in LA recently, and highly recommend it. While a serious departure from previous Ghibli outings, it is a wonderful swan song for the legend.
The film will be getting a more expanded theatrical release in February, and should not be missed. More information is here.
Here is the latest trailer for “The LEGO Movie”. While I’m worried that the plot seems to mash all of the themes together, I’m hopeful that the right story and blend of humor might let this movie not become a jumbled mess. We’ll get to find out when the movie is released in February, 2014.
Nintendo announced a snazzy new Zelda 3DS XL.
BIG HONKIN’ TOONAMI ANNOUNCEMENT!
Hey everybody! Just wanted to drop you all a line and announce a couple pieces of Toonami news.
First, we are proud to announce that Toonami will be WORLD PREMIERING the new series from Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo) and Studio BONES (FMA, Soul Eater, many more), SPACE DANDY! SPACE DANDY is a brand new series that will be premiering in the U.S. BEFORE it premieres in Japan (yep, you read that right)! Details on that to follow soon.
Oh, and when will it premiere? Sooner than you think- This January, at 11:30 PM!
"Did I just read 11:30?"
Yep, you read that right. Space Dandy will kick off an expanded 6-1/2 HOUR TOONAMI broadcast every Saturday. Toonami Faithful, we got our extra half hour!
Oh, you’re STILL not satisfied? Fine. We have some other great news that will be coming in the next few weeks, but until then we’ll drop one more little tidbit: In December, Toonami will take a break from our regular schedule and have a bit of holiday fun, with three weeks in a row of a movie special to kick off the block! What movies, you ask? Well, you’ll have to wait a bit on that. :)
Finally- if you have more questions about all this, GOOD- ask them here! We’ll be doing our monthly Toonami Q&A this Sunday from 11am et, to whenever we hit the tumblr post limit! Remember, your question could end up on our monthly on-air Tumblr Q&A session with Tom and Sara.
WHEW- okay. Keep your eyes locked right here over the next few weeks for more details on all of this, as well as some other VERY exciting developments we can’t talk about yet. And in the mean time, do make sure you check us out on November 2nd, when we’ll be airing some fun little surprises in the daylight savings hour (2am)!
WE WILL NEVER STOP
Love, the Toonami Crew.
The Anki Drive is a real-life version of Wipeout or F-Zero, and seems like the perfect combination of slot car racing and video games. While certainly an expensive, nerdy, niche product, I’m definitely in that target market. I’m hoping to order one at launch.
I discovered Hyper Light Drifter through the Kickstarter newsletter for another project, Mighty No. 9. The games moody environments and gameplay style seems like a mashup of Diablo, Zelda, Bastion, and Nausicaa. I’m really excited for this project and just became a backer, and you should too.
Classic Japanese side-scrolling action, evolved and transformed by Keiji Inafune, an all-star team of veteran Mega Man devs…and YOU!
I just supporting this on Kickstarter, and am excited for the spiritual successor to my favorite childhood series.