Tuesday, November 26, 2013

I need my Ghost in the Shell: Arise!

I love the Ghost in the Shell series.  The movies, the TV series and everything else inbetween.  There's not a bit of it that I haven't been able to get some enjoyment out of.  It's certainly a watermark anime series that did big things for the industry, which means any new installments big bring attention with them.  Ghost in the Shell: Arise has a lot to live up to, but I'm certainly ready to give it a shot.

As you may remember, I'm all about the localizations and dubs, so I'm hanging back to see this one when it actually releases in the states.  I know that FUNimation picked up the rights awhile back, so they'll probably bring the entire 4-part OVA here at some point.  I don't know how long I'll have to wait for that to happen, but I'm getting just a tad impatient!

Out of all the Ghost in the Shell content out there, what bit is your favorite?  Shoot us a tweet at @animeyourway or comment on this post to let us know!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Kill la Kill looks like a an anime for me

Kill la Kill looks and sounds like an anime I have to see.  Its coming from a group of people that have made some truly outstanding anime, I love the visual style and the idea behind it seems like it'll offer up plenty of interesting content.  I'm ashamed to say that I've only ever seen trailers of the show and read about it on Wiki, but I really do want to change that.  I think the time for that change is this weekend.

Have you checked out Kill la Kill?  If so, please tweet or comment and let me know what you think!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

South Park does another anime tribute with 'Princess Kenny'

South Park is no stranger to anime tributes in its episodes, but we had another surprise spoof in last night's episode.  The episode in question was part 2 of a two-part feature on the console wars between Sony's Playstation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.  In the clip below, Kenny has been given a special gift from Sony that transforms him into a real princess.  No, it doesn't make any sense, but that doesn't stop it from being funny!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

FLCL's return to Toonami announced with the perfect commercial

As I stated when I started this blog awhile back, FLCL is the reason I got into anime.  I had seen anime films and certain shows before FLCL, but it was that series that really showed me how amazing anime could be.  On the surface it seems like a bat-shit crazy anime that does nothing but scream in your face.  When you decide to look past that you start to see what the show really offers.  It's an experience unlike any other I've had from film/TV.

It's almost like FLCL uses its wackiness to keep the close-minded away.  Most people will see less than 5 minutes of FLCL and decide that it's insane just for the sake of being insane.  It's like every other anime out there.  It is pervy, full of yelling and makes no sense at all.  All the stereotypes you usually hear about anime that we know aren't true, but your average joe has already made up his mind.  FLCL relishes in that ignorant viewpoint to keep those types of people away.  For those that are willing to truly open their minds and experience something new, FLCL offers a ride that never ceases to amaze.

When I originally saw FLCL, I saw it on Adult Swim's anime night.  I saw one episode and was absolutely floored.  It was a truly transformative moment in my life.  It started me down the rabbit hole of anime that I never looked back from.  I may not have the time or funds to do as much with anime as I'd like, but it is indeed a deep part of who I am.  It helped to form part of my mentality and my approach to life.  It helped to make me more open-minded and understanding.

That's why I was so happy to see FLCL coming back to Adult Swim's Toonami rebirth.  The commercial above absolutely gives me goosebumps.  In just 30 seconds, it accurately describes the vibe and importance of the show.  I've always known that the Adult Swim gang were some pretty cool people, but their work on this commercial cements it for me.  They understand how amazing anime can be and what it can offer to those that are willing to partake.

One of the greatest anime series' of all time, they say.  I couldn't have said it better myself.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Wind Rises - North American trailer

What an absolutely gorgeous trailer.  I've been hyped about this for awhile now.  I can't wait to check it out!  No official screening information released yet, but the official site should be adding those details soon.

What do you have to say about Miyazaki's final film?  Leave a comment and let us know.  Also feel free to send us a tweet at @AnimeYourWay.

Good to be back, guys.  Back for good, I promise.