Space Pirate Captain Harlock – Teaser

This could be good… or not. Leiji Matsumoto’s manga (and anime) character is being brought to CGI life in a new theatrical movie from Toei Animation. Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed) is directing from a budget of over 30 million in U.S. dollars. The film will open in Japan this fall.

Old school anime, Captain Harlock was one of the originals that I saw and loved, I for one am very happy they brought it back to life and this teaser looks damn good, can’t wait to watch the movie.

Review: Transformers Prime

Transformers: Prime is a computer-animated television series that premiered on The Hub on November 2010 with a five-part mini-series, which will be followed by a full season in February 2011. There are 26 episodes scheduled for the first season and another three seasons have been outlined by the screenwriters.

For a CGI animated cartoon it turned out much better then I expected, and they don’t waste any time and jump right into the thick of the story. Optimus Prime at the throat of Megatron with a lot at stake. This is part of the continuing storyline and I hope more autobots show up, I enjoy when they kick Decipticon ass. The first five part miniseries was a lot of fun, I’m going to be looking forward to the upcoming season.


Grendizer – Arch Enemy

In celebration of Grendizer’s 30th Anniversy the Italian C4DTeam Studio collaborated with the UFO Project to make the ultimate Grendizer short video. When I first this I got insanely excited, for a second I thought they are remaking Grendizer and it looked amazing, especially inside the cockpit, and since they have already started up Mazinkaiser, they are going back to a few old school anime and they might bring this one back, lets hope they make a few more short videos at least.

Link: Gunjap

Review: Ninja Assasin

Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them…and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge.

For those people who love martial arts & ninja movies then this should be at the top of the list without question, now for the of people its a mixed story. This is probably one of the bloodiest movies I have seen in a long time, its ridiculous how much blood the human bodies contains but not the amount they needed for this movie, body parts flying in every direction, chopped, cut, stabbed and smashed. The action was nonstop but the story wasn’t complete, there are two parts to it, Raizo and Europol, trying to connect the two didn’t fit so well together. I can understand the Ninjas having extraordinary powers being able to shift through shadows but at times it got a little ridiculous with some inconsistencies of the scenes. The storyline just didn’t feel so complete between all the characters, you didn’t get enough to fill in every part, you some of everything which isn’t right for this kind of movie. The story wasn’t the best, but the martial arts was fun, thats about it.

Link: IMDB