Danny Choo with the creators of Afro Samurai. Pic taken from dannychoo.com.
Danny Choo just posted an article on Takashi Okazaki (he’s the 3rd one from the left), the creator of the Afro Samurai manga. So, if you loved watching Afro Samurai like me, you just might want to check out this article by Danny for an insight into the man behind the bad-ass Samurai!
Hmmm… it seems another anime is being turned into a movie by Hollywood Studios. To be honest, I haven’t seen this anime yet but I’ve seen some parents in some local toy stores are buying these toys for their kids. Must be the latest toy craze for kids nowadays.
Via Yahoo! News:
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Universal Pictures is bringing the red-hot Japanese anime property “Bakugan Battle Brawlers” to the big screen.
A “Bakugan” series airs six days a week on the Cartoon Network, where it is one of the cable channel’s top shows. It is also a strategic game that uses metal cards and magnetic, spring-loaded miniature figures that transform from marble-like balls into toy monsters.
The show’s story line revolves around creatures called Bakugan and the young human battle brawlers who wield them. The creatures have such names as Pyrus Drago, Haos Tigrerra, Ventus Skyress, Subterra Gorem and Darkus Hydranoid that inform their character and power; they are involved in a battle in a parallel dimension called Vestroia that spills into ours.
No writers are on board, but the studio jumped at the chance to be in business with a toy that has a growing worldwide fan base. It also sparked to the concept and story line, which it believes will translate well into an all-ages action-adventure movie. The studio is partnered on the venture with “Role Models” producer Scott Stuber and toy company Spin Master.
Popular local cosplayer Alodia is on the cover of the December 2008 issue of GAME! magazine. Unfortunately, if you’re gonna buy this issue in the hopes of seeing more of her or even an interview with her, then you’re out of luck. What this magazine has is just one paragraph mentioning that she’ll be on the cover of e-Games’ Cosplay Calendar. <_<
Just wanted to post some of the other pics I took at this event. ^_^
First thing you’re gonna see upon entering the venue (aside from the entrance) is the GreatToysOnline booth.