Just practicing my Macro shots…
Finally got a DSLR camera so I can do proper photoshoots! ^_^ So, I went and did a photoshoot again of Shion… but this time, indoors.
More pics of Shion and the other Xenosaga figures after the break.
Read more “Xenosaga Legend EP3 (Gashapon figures) by Bandai”
Animax Asia is currently producing LaMB, an original multiplatform, multimedia animation production for TV, online and mobile based on Filipino writer Carmelo Juinio‘s script which won a special prize at the Animax Awards script writing competition where he beat 3,000 other entries from across Asia to have his work made into an actual movie.
For LaMB, Animax Asia is collaborating with Canadian band Simple Plan and American band The Click Five for LaMB, with the former band providing single ‘I Can Wait Forever’ as the title track for LaMB, and the latter providing single ‘Summertime’ to also feature in the show.
Simple Plan will be drawn into the story and perform as an animated band, while album art for The Click Five will feature in the show.
In addition Animax and Peach Blossom Media will produce a fully animated music video for Simple Plan’s ‘I Can Wait Forever’, and a live action music video with LaMB action sequences for The Click Five’s ‘Summertime’ both to premiere on Animax across Asia and online from Dec 2008.
A press conference was held with Simple Plan in Singapore on 2 August to announce the news.
Gregory Ho (Vice President & General Manager, Animax Asia) (centre) with Canadian band Simple Plan.
Animax Asia’s Press Release after the break!
Took some test photos of Shion from Xenosaga Legend EP3. Shion is just one figure in a set of 4 Gashapon figures. I didn’t take pics of the other figures since I didn’t have the proper settings or background for those other figures. Two of those other figures is KOS-MOS, who is an android so she looks kinda futuristic/ techie looking and so I’m still thinking of a nice background to complement her looks. ^^
YEESSSSS!!! The bad-ass mutherfuker Samuel L. Jackson is back as Afro, the silent yet deadly samurai from the anime Afro Samurai. But this time, instead of the 5 episode original anime, “Afro Samurai: Resurrection” will be done as a movie.
Via Anime News Network:
“Afro Samurai: Resurrection” is based on the original art and story telling of manga artist Takashi Okazaki, of a black samurai’s quest for revenge and justice for his murdered father. Samuel L. Jackson (“The Spirit”), who also serves as an executive producer, reprises his role as the uncompromising hero, Afro and his motor-mouthed sidekick Ninja Ninja. When his father’s body is stolen from its grave, Afro is forced to pick up his sword and wreak bloody vengeance against an army of deadly foes lead by a sadistic mastermind.
Lucy Liu will give voice to Sio, a beautiful, seductive and sadistic mastermind plotting to destroy Afro Samurai. Liu is the star of several Hollywood blockbuster action-adventure films including “Charlie’s Angels” and “Kill Bill” and has joined the cast of the ABC drama “Dirty Sexy Money.” Liu can currently be heard as Master Viper in the animated film “Kung Fu Panda.”
Additional casting includes Mark Hamill as Bin, Sio’s manservant and protector and Yuri Lowenthal as Kuma, the teddy bear-headed warrior from the original “Afro Samurai” series. Best known as the young hero Luke Skywalker in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, Mark Hamill has had a successful career on Broadway, as a voice actor in both animation and video games and as a comic book creator. Yuri Lowenthal is the voice of Sauske in the hit children’s anime series and cultural phenomenon “Naruto.”
Here’s the trailer:
Check out my review for the 5 episode Afro Samurai series here.
If it rains, it pours.
Yet another anime is being turned into a live-action movie. This time, its Cowboy Bebop that’s being given the Hollywood treatment.
From iF Magazine:
We caught up with producer-extraordinaire Erwin Stoff at the NBC TCAs where he was promoting his upcoming updated-David-and-Goliath-based show KINGS. When asked about other projects he is currently working on, Stoff, let slip some very juicy news about a very beloved anime franchise.
“I’m developing COWBOY BEBOP for Fox, but doing it as a live-action film, so I’m working on that at the moment,” Stoff tells iF. “I’m really excited to be working on it, and it’s in the really early stages. We just signed it the other day.”
Thanks to dannychoo.com for the news! ^^
OP from Cowboy Bebop anime: