Comic Site Rant: My Baby Portable

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Here is the Anime Boston con comic, which puts a lid on my Anime Boston 2008 coverage. Like last year, most of this stuff only really made sense in context, but whatever. I should also note these kinds of comics aren’t really what people said word-for-word– if you want that, listen to the podcasts. Expect a comic about noses next week.

Lots of stuff from the TAF, which actually took me by surprise for some reason. Unfortunately, I can’t be all too excited about much of it since I’m not all that pumped about this next season, even after seeing these trailers. I guess I’ll just bullet-point this stuff.

  • The Golgo 13 trailer is good, but it has too many still images, which makes me worry for its budget.
  • Crystal Blaze looked fine for the first minute, then in the last minute it took a nosedive– I’m afraid it’ll take itself seriously.
  • DMC looks like it could be fun.
  • Jigoku Shoujo is the same old thing, which means it should be moderately entertaining.
  • Michiko to Hatchin is Manglobe’s new offering, and certainly looks more fun than Ergo Proxy. Approaching with some degree of caution, but I have high hopes for this one.
  • I’m guessing this new Gurren Lagann footage is from the new music video project, and not from the new movie. Some of it looks quite interesting.
  • I certainly hope the people in this video are cheering for something else going on in the hall, and not for Kanokon.

Reading that Ballad of a Shinigami novel that Seven Seas sent me. I’m about 1/3 of the way through, and should be done in a week or so. It’s a good light read, but doesn’t really have a distinct writing style that inspires me or anything. It’s not bad, but it kind of just makes me want to watch the anime again. Maybe I’m just not used to reading books that aren’t written by Patrick Macias.

So I guess Hayate is getting a second season, which is good news. It’s managed to keep my attention for 50 episodes, which is quite impressive. Let’s hope they don’t drop the ball with this next one!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s a wrap.

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20 Responses to Comic Site Rant: My Baby Portable

  1. BrendantheJedi says:

    I don’t think the Gurren Lagann footage is from the MV project. The link at the end goes to the movie website. Also an article in a magazine was recently post that said the movie would include a whole new soundtrack/animation.

    And in response to your encounter with Centimetre, FINISH 00. I expect a similar answer (though seriously Wildarms, trust me and Ogiue Maniax when we say its gotten pretty epic). I do have to admit I’ll admit anyone whose dropped GL really has defective taste, while your early distaste of 00 at least had some founding.

  2. rikchik says:

    Crystal Blaze doesn’t look too bad from that trailer – kind of a cars, guns, Riding Bean/GSC feel to it.

  3. BrendantheJedi says:

    Well, I tried and failed. I guess I’ll enjoy my Wild Bear and Loli by myself…

  4. >>rikchik
    Yeah, it certainly has that feel about it. My problem is that it looks like it lacks the sense of humour present in those two titles. If it can do the serious right, then that’s fine, but anime has had a poor track record of that since the 1980s…

    I only think that footage is from the music clip project since before it starts it says MUSIC CLIP PROJECT, has some not-movie-quality animation (chibis, slot machine thing) and has a list of songs along with clips at the end.

  5. BrendantheJedi says:

    Whoops, didn’t see it. The cam is pretty crappy tho.

  6. TheBigGSN5 says:

    “DMC looks like it could be fun.”

    COULD BE?! Read the manga and repent, heretic!

    Learn how to rape every fucking woman you see, then sell off the fat bitches. Become the evil king of criminal acts!

    GO TO DMC!
    GO TO DMC!

  7. Circuitsnake says:

    So….is there any Eva news at said convention….?!

  8. Person: “Are you guys going to license the new Eva movies?”


    that was their answer for most everything

  9. digitalboy says:

    hey, go watch Hatenkou Yuugi. Yasuhiro IMAGAWA and shit.

  10. The next Imagawa thing I watch will be the rest of the Giant Robo OVA

  11. Lee says:

    Damn! Our cover is blown. I was wondering how “certain” people knew that HDN was at AnimeBoston even though we went another a stealth name. Oh well.

    Now if only I can get the funds to buy a “real” projector screen…….

  12. Well, last year I asked the guy, Andrew I think his name is, “where’s Hen Da Ne?” This was my first encounter with you guys, so I didn’t know the various people who worked at your booth, I just heard of Hen Da Ne through the Intertubes. He told me they were Hen Da Ne, just under a super sekrit name for some reason.

  13. BrendantheJedi says:

    So has ADV become the US government? Is Gurren Lagann locked up in Area 51?

  14. Omega says:

    You also hitting up otakon this year too?

  15. That is the plan. Probably won’t be there for most of Friday, however.

  16. Omega says:

    sweet i missed the eva panel but from what i heard it was exactly as you said

  17. Rebas says:

    figured you would enjoy this particular sale

  18. Well fuck them I already paid 80+ for that >:(

  19. Magusman says:

    My god… Line-con 2008…