Friday 6th of July Anime, podcasts and other fun events this summer!

Announced on Friday Publisher Kodansha and creator Naoko Takeuchi, a new anime adaptation of Takeuchi’s Sailor Moon manga is in production. The new anime series is set for release summer 2013, and Idol group Momoiro Clover Z is doing one of the theme songs for the series. The announcement was a live event celebrating 20 Years of The Sailor Moon Manga Saga. Momoiro Clover Z was present and sang the first Sailor Moon anime’s theme song “Moonlight Densetsu”while attending “Japan Expo” in France as special guests and this was done via a live video feed, so many otaku were on hand to enjoy the festivities and help in celebrating the 20 year celebration..

 

Also on hand were Mitsuishi and Tohru Furuya, the voice actress and actor of Sailor Moon/Usagi Tsukino and Tuxedo Mask/Mamoru Chiba from the 1st Sailor Moon series, were present for the live event, however neither specified that they’ll be reprised for their roles in the new series. Kodansha editor Fumio Osano also explained this is not a movie announcement but rather as said a “Series” and I for one look forward to it as well as my girls who were lucky enough to watch the edited edition on TV while growing up.

 

In unrelated news, Cybernauts Podcast crew is doing ZZ and Zeta Gundam reviews for the summer of 2012. There are 3 Eps. Posted at this point and have to say even though I’m not there in some of them it is pure humor to listen to. I should be back on as soon as all these real life events subside and I can get back on full on and without interruption. Please feel free to swing by the forum if you have a suggestion or request on a series you’d like to hear about. We’re always up for a discussion.

 

Personally, I’m playing a few games currently as well, Star Trek online, Nuclear Dawn, classic StarCraft and Team Fortress II. At the moment I’m currently on the bridge of the U.S.S Genom and I’m battling Klingons (Yea, I know there are a ton of puns there) my guess is there is an event on Xp points and such that I am not aware and am too lazy to check at the website. I am however getting in there and rough housing it and locking horns with those battle hungry bastards. We’ll show them that the federation can dish it out as well as take it full tilt! Damn the shields and arm the Photon torpedos we’re heading in warp factor 12 and let send as many of them to Sto’Vo’Kor and we’ll take on the empire’s yo’ qlj! And send what’s left in an urn!  FOR GLORY FOR HONOR AND FOR THE FEDERATION!

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Gundam 0083 StarDust Memories Reveiw

YOU LOVE GAINT MECHA ACTION! This is Gundam. MS Gundam 0083 Stardust Memory was the first Gundam feature with action sequences, a stable budget, which sat a high rank topped by only by the conclusion to the UC story, Char’s Counterattack. I can say certainly that is pretty slick, and with fortitude to take it to the bank. Beautiful mecha layouts and design schematics. The well-polished and the intelligence that is reflected in Anavel Gato, the Nightmare of Solomon, was the first of his kind to truly give us a reason to root for the bad guy (Like Anakin didn’t do that in Star wars).

Enter Anavel Gato, Nightmare of Solomon, 2nd from the zeon roster next to The Great Char Aznable. Azabael, had his turn with the throwing a monkey wrench into the gears of the earth federation gearbox Operation Stardust is the next plan and earth is the theater, where Gato plans to hijack a top secret Gundam Designated as the GP02 with a nuclear payload added. There are 13 eps, not going to spoil the surprise, which would be rather rude.

 The Federation is weak handed and does not take of the mantle of Power and Glory. Anavel Gato is your new found sovereign and lord, and a tactical nuke to back up what he says. Push him I dare you to force his hand and show you the true might of Zeon. Of course there is Kou

Enter Kou Uraki, a test pilot stationed at the Australian base where the 2 classified Gundam units GP01 and GP02 are being held for their initial trials. The supporting cast surrounding him, there is the crew of the Albion and one Ms. Nina Purpleton, test lead representative of Anaheim Electronics. There is also no mistake Zeon and Gato definitely make their presence known throughout the series

The Plotline

The Historical here is Circa 0083 is the 3rd Gundam series in actual chronological order, and the 2nd major one, the 1st and through the 0080 OVAs had 2 stories within the same wartime frame. Stardust Memory starts 3 years and change since the Antarctic treaty; Zeon sued for peace and ended the quest for orbital dominance.

Enter Kou Uraki, a test pilot stationed at the Australian base where the 2 classified Gundam units GP01 and GP02 are being held for their initial trials. The supporting cast surrounding him, there is the crew of the Albion and one Ms. Nina Purpleton, test lead representative of Anaheim Electronics. There is also no mistake Zeon and Gato definitely make their presence known throughout the series

I am king of the orbit!

Now while during this stage of Gundam and the series’ development. Lemmy Kilminster explained his hobby of collecting WW2 German Nazi memorabilia and that the bad guys always get the best stuff because you know they’ll be the ones to lose the most. Such as khaki uniforms wi/ kangaroos insignias on the shoulder plates vs. gold eagle emblems and short pleated capes. Generic designed Mobile suits vs.  Zeon issues Zakus and with the Dom. Sheer.

Now, if you’ll take notice, the canon, Giren Zabi was an overzealous upstart of a leader and with the Zeon already guilty of murdering billions of people on the 1st day of the 1Year War. The Zeon put Kou Uraki through the ringer when he attempts to engage them throughout the series. The battles between Kou and Gato are also well orchestrated and designed I love the animation and character creation and the interaction between the cast and the main characters and the mini plots the whole love hate relations that Kou, Nina, and Gato have. Overall this gets an 8.9 out of 10 ranking from me.

The Gundam has RETURNED!

Being transmission Stream….

REJOICE! The Full Scale Gundam statue that graced us with its presence in Odaiba is returning in the first quarter of 2012! The Full Scale Replica is currently being reconstructed with completion to occur that time. This Replica was originally erected in circa 2009 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Sunrise’s Gundam Series and has travelled around since then.
The Replica was moved to Shizuoka after being disassembled but then a select set of parts were on displayed for a limited time in Tokyo earlier this year.

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The Replica will stand for one year and then be disassembled again in the first quarter of 2013.
For the otaku on the move! If by chance one of your stops happens to be Tokyo? You’ll definitely want to stop by and bask in the glory of this fine piece of artwork. This is Madarame Harunobu, your orbital eye across the otaku filled sky signing off ……End of line.