Is Hellboy 3 really happening?! – Bulletoon Mini

It’s Riley’s turn for a Bulletoon Mini, and… well, this didn’t quite go as planned. But movies are fun, too! We get a look at the upcoming Blade Runner sequel, the official name of the Edge of Tomorrow sequel, and maybe some news on Hellboy 3?

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer
Edge of Tomorrow sequel named
Chris Pine hosts SNL
Hellboy reboot announced
Marvel Solicitations (May 3)
DC Solicitations (May 3)

Venom | Sonic Forces | Re:Creators – Bulletoon Weekly

In this packed episode, Rila and Riley are back to talk Marvel and DC’s cinematic universes, the upcoming Sonic project, and the premiere dates of a few anime, including the original series, Re:Creators! All this and more on the latest Bulletoon Weekly! Stay Tooned!
Intended premiere date: March 25, 2017.

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Movies
Pixar unveils first ‘Coco’ trailer
Illumination debuts new ‘Despicable Me 3’ trailer
Warner Bros. releases new ‘Wonder Woman’ trailer
RUMOR: David Goyer could direct DCEU films
Henry Cavill joins ‘Mission Impossible 6’
DC aims to shoot another film in place of ‘The Batman’
Sony moves forward with ‘Venom’ spin-off film, reveals release date
James Gunn teases ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’
‘Matrix’ reboot in the works
‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ adds Michael Rosenbaum

Comics
Marvel Solicitations (March 15)
DC Solicitations (March 15)

Television
Cartoon Network greenlights ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes”
Disney orders second season of ‘Big Hero 6’ animated series
‘Quantum & Woody’ TV series to be produced by Russo Brothers
Netflix ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ renewed for second season

Anime/Manga
‘Godzilla’ anime film coming to Netflix this year
‘UQ Holder!’ TV Anime Reveals October Debut, Visual, Cast, Staff
Re:Creators Original Anime Premieres on April 8
Sentai Filmworks Licenses ‘Anonymous Noise’ Anime, ‘Typhoon Noruda’ Anime Film
Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale English Dub Screenings Begin April 22 in U.S.
The Dragon Dentist 2-Part Anime Gets English Dub on NHK World
Grimoire of Zero TV Anime Reveals April 10 Premiere, Theme Song Artists
North American Anime, Manga Releases (March 12 – 18)

Gaming
Sega names new Sonic game ‘Sonic Forces’Debuts New Footage
Overwatch patch adds new path to Eichenwalde, tweaks Lucio
Orisa released in Overwatch update on March 21
BlizzCon 2017 Dates Announced

At First Glance – The Rolling Girls

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it. Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

The Rolling Girls
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I’m not gonna lie. I had absolutely no idea this anime even existed until just before I watched it. No. Idea. I read the summary on AnimeLab and figured “ok sure I might add his to the list”….then I just said “fuck it” and decided to review it anyway, assuming by the imagery that this would be fairly simplistic…..boy was I in for a rude shock. Oh and fun fact. The Rolling Girls was an anime first, manga second. Just thought I’d throw that out there.

As far as the plot goes, I can tell the main plot hasn’t actually kicked in yet, so I guess I have to stick to this episode’s plot. Basically majority of the episode is set up for the season moving forward, and….you know what? Just to get the exposition out of the way I’m gonna copy/paste what the Wiki entry has to say.

“Ten years after the end of the “Great Tokyo War” that rocked Japan, most of the country’s political and economic elites mysteriously vanished. As a result, the country split up into the original 10 prefectures that soon became independent city-states that competed with each other. Many vigilantes who fought in the aforementioned war became hired as the “Best” (mosa), representing their prefectures in territorial disputes. Their supporters, the “Rest” (mob), work to support them while maintaining the peace within their respective prefectures. “

That explain anything? I hope so. And honestly I think I’ll actually skip the plot, because there isn’t entirely enough of one to talk about without just saying literally everything that happens. That said there are some notable things I want to talk about.

First up, the action aspect of this anime is something I never saw coming. Especially not on this scale. No lie, this is some comic book superhero shit here. Like, holy crap. Think I’m kidding? There’s honest to God a running joke where the intensity of this fight keeps literally blowing away the onlookers of the fight. Makes you think they should just stay away but, whatever, their choice I guess.

Also, Kuniko Shigyo, the “Best” of Higashi Murayama uses a giant safety pin with as a weapon……I’m not kidding. A giant. Safety. Pin. Really.


Told you I wasn’t lying.

Kuniko’s opponent in the big fight is Maccha Green. The superhero “Best” of Tokorozawa. The true identity of Maccha green is Masami Utoku, leader of the Hiyoshi Town Propellers. She tries to really keep it a secret but the implication seems to be pretty much everyone knows without realising it, or something like that.

It actually leads to a scene after the big fight where Masami is getting something to eat and Higashi shows up at the same place. There’s a bit of back and forth about Higashi assuming Masami is Maccha Green, but Higashi gives up fairly quickly. Then they have an eating contest because Masami wants to get the hell out of there. No. Really. That’s a thing that happens.


For real this is actually a really funny scene.

Oh also. One of the members of the Hiyoshi Town Propellers is literally just called  “Crocodile” and he wears a Crocodile mask like….all the time.


“Hello? Yes this is Crocodile”

I haven’t really talked about the main character Nozomi Moritomo yet and honestly that’s because….of all the things going on, her stuff is fairly mundane. Which I mean, is nice for a change of pace, but yeah. It seems after episode two she’ll finally get more time to shine, but for now there’s not much I can say about her. For a main character, she takes quite the backseat in this episode. To be fair to the anime though, it works for what they’re trying to achieve. I mean, this episode is purely an introduction, so it makes sense.

Now, will I continue-of course I’m gonna bloody keep watching this, holy shit. This anime came out of nowhere and is just so out there and weird and silly that I just can’t ignore it. Especially since episode one ends with a cliffhanger. For those who are interested, The Rolling Girls consists of 12 episodes and is available in both subbed and dubbed formats. Normally I seem to forget to recommend stuff but holy crap. If you love how silly and over-the-top anime can be, please, give this a watch. It’s totally worth it.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline.
I’ll see you next time folks.

At First Glance – A Boring World Where The Concept Of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it. Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Shimoneta:
A Boring World Where The Concept Of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
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Well then. So. This is a thing that exists. I’m being totally honest when I say I only really watched this out of morbid curiosity. I mean look at that name, can you really blame me? If there’s one thing this anime does it’s stand out in a crowd.

The plot of…..ya know what I’m just gonna call it Shimoneta for short. Shimoneta is set in a dystopian future where the Japanese government has decided to basically outlaw foul language and even the most tame kinds of porn or lewd imagery (and also rude gestures apparently). The story itself picks up 16 years after this happened, and the “moral” folk are now being bombarded by a “lewd terrorist” known as Blue Snow…..she wears panties on her face as a mask.


Yep. That’s definitely a thing that happens in this anime.

Our primary protagonist Tanukichi Okuma runs into Blue Snow on his way to his new school, Tokioka Academy, and is subsequently kidnapped by Ayame Kajou (who reveals herself to be Blue Snow) and forced to help her in her lewd terrorist activities under the banner of a “lewd terrorist” group she makes up called SOX. I’m basically assuming the entirety of the show is based around their activities, and and also Tanukichi’s conflict of having to do all this, despite having a crush on Anna Nishikinomiya, the Tokioka Academy’s Student Council President.

Holy hell, this anime is ridiculous. Thankfully though, in the best ways possible. I don’t remember laughing as hard at this as some of the others I’ve watched recently that are more comedy based, but this was definitely still very funny none-the-less. The entire concept itself is very interesting, and leads to a lot of good jokes.

It seems pretty clear that the message of this anime is that there’s nothing wrong with any of the stuff they talk about, and policing it on this kind of a scale is just ridiculous. That said they don’t really hit you over the head with that which is nice. It’s there, but this IS still a comedy anime, so they go about it more in a funny way than a preachy way.

So far the characters themselves are all interesting. From the “trying very hard not to
screw up” Tanukichi, to the lewd terrorist Ayame, to Hyouka Fuwa; a young woman
obsessed with finding out the “truth” about just exactly how babies are made.


I wasn’t kidding….she’s like….REALLY obsessed.

The rest of the cast so far also seem to be interesting as well, but since this is only the first episode, there isn’t much to say about everyone else. Really this first episode’s humour mainly comes from the interactions between Tanukichi and Ayame. With a few also coming from the fairly brief interactions between Tanukichi and Hyouka (as illustrated above).

Since there’s a fairly hilarious moment I’ve decided I don’t want to spoil, that’s about it. Now, will I continue to watch the show? Yes. God, yes. This show is way too out there for me to not want to finish. And the premise is just silly enough to keep me interested. For those that are curious, Shimoneta is made up of 12 episodes and is currently only available in Japanese with english subtitles. However, there does seem to currently be an English dub in the works.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline.
I’ll see you next time folks.

At First Glance – Soul Eater

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article.
You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it. Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Soul Eater
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Odd as it may seem, I really never knew much about this anime before watching it. I’d seen clips of the anime used in AMV Hell, and I’ve seen some people cosplay as Soul Eater characters in my hometown, but that’s about it. Hell I doubt I even knew what anime the characters were from until now. Point being, I was going into this pretty blind despite this being a fairly popular anime as far as I knew.

As far as the plot goes, episode one of Soul Eater follows Soul Evans/Soul Eater (a human with the ability to turn into a weapon) and his meister Maka Albarn, both of whom are students at Death Weapon Meister Academy. The bulk of the episode, aside from the prologue/exposition dump is Maka & Soul trying to gain the soul of a witch. We’re told that Soul needs to consume the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch (in that order) so he can become a “Death Scythe”.

Unfortunately it turns out the witch they were chasing was just a talking cat called Blair who just happens to have a lot of magical power. As a result, and due to the rules of how this all works, Maka & Soul are forced to start their soul collecting all over again.

Honestly this is easily one of the best first episodes I’ve seen from all the anime I’ve covered so far. Whilst I’ve never found any so far to be bad, this one was very concise without feeling rushed. The episode sets up the premise of this world and show very effortlessly and never made me question it. It also helps that one of the first scenes in the episode proper is just Maka & Soul fighting one of the evil humans. Pretty badass thing to open on.

One thing I might’ve mentioned in a previous article that applies to Soul Eater is that I’m a fan of sexual fan-service being played for comedy. And boy, does this episode have that in spades. The entire dynamic between Soul & Blair is basically one extended nosebleed joke and it’s just hilarious to me due to how they play it. Funnier in retrospect when she turns out to have been a cat the whole time.


Moments like this must be awkward for him to think about in retrospect.

I also can’t really write this without talking about the character Lord Death (known as Shinigami in the Japanese version). I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this character I guess, but Death turning out to be goofy as hell rather than stoic and serious was a nice surprise. Death Scythe/Spirit Albarn (Death’s human weapon & Maka’s dad) was also a good source of comedy in this opening episode, and the interactions between the two were well done. Definitely hoping to see more scenes with those two.

Overall I am definitely glad I finally gave this show a chance, and I do intend on watching the entire thing. Soul Eater is made up of 51 episodes, though there is also a spin-off show called Soul Eater Not! that was released in 2014 consisting of 12 episodes. Both Soul Eater & Soul Eater Not! are available in subbed and dubbed formats for those interested. If you’ve never watched Soul Eater, I’d definitely say it’s worth a shot.

Well, that about covers it. If anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline. See you next time folks.

At First Glance – Gurren Lagann

Note: There are spoilers for the first episode of the anime in question in this article. You have been warned.

Welcome back folks. As a quick reminder for those who are new or have forgotten, the idea of these “At First Glance” things is that I watch the first episode of an anime I’ve never seen and give my thoughts on it. Simple, right? With that out of the way, let’s get down to business.

Gurren Lagann

Gurren Lagann

Ah yes, another anime that I’ve heard of quite a lot but just never gotten around to watching until now. Fun fact, I actually flat out considered buying this anime on a whim a while ago. I didn’t, but I considered it.

As I don’t really want to know where the show is going from here (and I mean that in a good way), the briefest summary I can give is that Gurren Lagann follows the adventures of Simon (pronounced “see-mon”) Kamina and Yoko on their adventures on the surface world of their home planet…and possibly beyond for all I know. The first episode specifically introduces us to the three, and details the events that lead to Simon & Kamina reaching the surface; having lived their lives entirely (or almost entirely in Kamina’s case) underground in Giha village, their hometown.

Considering that this anime was made by the same team (albeit not the same actual studio) that made Kill La Kill, I must admit I was expecting something much more over-the-top than this ended up being. Don’t get me wrong, it is still  ridiculous and over-the-top, but in a much more subdued way than the in-your-face Kill La Kill is. I must admit I was actually kind of glad when I realised that was the case, rather than let down. I mean, it could always get crazier from here, and I wouldn’t doubt it, but this first episode was fairly subdued in it’s over-the-top aspects.

As far as the characters go, I feel like out the main three there isn’t a character I’ll
end up hating. At least it doesn’t feel that way going by this one episode. Simon is
the typical meek character that you know will have some kind of arc where he
gains some confidence. Kamina is the cocky, overconfident cheerleader who just
charges into everything blindly, and Yoko is the strong, badass young woman who probably doesn’t take shit from anyone. That and probably has the most actual combat experience of the three. Hell I assume she’s the only one with ANY combat experience. It’s a varied enough group to work and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what kind of adventures they have.

One thing I kind of like is that Simon just sort of gets dragged into all this mess. He seemed fairly content with his life, even if he clearly wishes for a better one. But even then he doesn’t really seem to yearn to leave his hometown or anything. Even when they finally do end up on the surface world at the end, it’s partially just a result of fighting with the creature that falls through the “ceiling” into their hometown rather than them actively trying to get there.

Another thing I like is that even though Kamina can be a bit of an arsehole, it’s at least the loveable kind of arsehole right now, so his antics come off more as being funny than wanting someone to strangle him. Even when he hits on Yoko, it’s clear if she wanted him to shut up she could do it fairly easily. Hell, Yoko is clearly not a submissive or passive woman at all. She doesn’t even mind when Simon ends up on top of her by accident due to their little mech crashing to the ground (possibly because he doesn’t try to grope her or she finds his embarrassment to be cute), and then buries his head in her chest when she realises there are giant monsters looming over them.

All-in-all I’m definitely looking forward to watching more of the show, and am also glad I finally gave this show a try, which means the streak remains unbroken for now. If you’re into mech-based anime or general action-adventure anime I’d say give this one a chance if you’re not already a fan. The series is 27 episodes long and it’s available in both subbed and dubbed formats for those who care. Hell, like some anime Gurren Lagann even has two movies that condense the events of the series down into movie form if you can’t get enough of it.

And that about covers it I think. f anyone has any suggestions for anime I should watch for this in the future, give me a shout and I’ll put it on my list. If it’s already on my list, I’ll bump it up in priority. However if I’ve already watched it then I’m obviously going to have to decline. I’ll see you guys next time with my thoughts on the first episode of the anime series “K-On!”.

Bastard Taco- That 90’s Episode Volume 2 (Part 1)

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In our first volume 2 lets go back to a time when acid wash jeans was king and Kurt Cobain was God. In this episode we reminisce our favorite childhood food, discuss the rise of the Juggalo, Waynes Bros and finish off with some magical Tim Allen talk

 

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Bastard Taco- It’s a Bastard Christmas!!

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Ho Ho ho!! Happy Christ day to all you bastards out there. In this episode Damon and Marc discuss what they love what they love most about the holiday, open a few presents and get a visit from a VERY special guest.

 

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Bastard Taco LIVE: Season 3 Finale!!

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 So this was our first event we ever created and it was really awesome. Tim Halberstam (@Kastfilms) and surprise guest Zach Holmes (@TrillWizard911) came by to share stories from the homegrown stunt world. Also Zach sheds some light on what happened that time Damon went to Chicago.

 

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Core versus Ganondorf | Super Smash Blast

The Semi-Finals are here and right when it seems Core’s winning his bet… it turns out that it may not even matter since his opponent is probably going to kill him. Can Core overcome the Lord of Evil? It’s Core versus Ganondorf! 3… 2… 1… GO!
 

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Bastard Taco- When Music Videos Get Weird

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In this experimental episode we do commentary for some of the weirdest music videos we could find. In this Part we watch

-Gunther “Ding Dong Song (You Touch My Tralala)

-Crispin Glover “Clowny Clown Clown”

-Tim Curry “Paradise Garage”

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Comics on the Dot 4 – The Incredible Hulk

Chris & Jim talk about the Hulk getting drunk because he realized that Thanos is a pimp because… Spider-Man.

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