An Update on Sailormoon Reboot~

c6b33139e32a0a83cf9d33bf9035f4b9While many are stammering to learn more information on the series, there still isn’t much news on the actual release date yet other than just the Summer of 2013. Toei Animation’s webpage also doesn’t have any updates on exactly when this summer it will air in Japan. The news about a global release doesn’t pertain to a world wide summer release of the series, but rather a world wide release of the series once it finishes in Japan.

Actually, there hasn’t been much news since the actual announcement. Many fan girls have made clarifications on topics that were made about the original announcement. One such was that Momoiro Z will be singing the theme to the new series, the song that was sung will most likely not be the theme for the new Sailormoon. That was merely just the band’s latest hit, and it was purely for the promotion of the band/song.  Another misconception was that Ikuhara Kunihiko will be directing it. While he directed the original Sailormoon, no official announcement has been made that he’ll be directing the new series. The only news is that Toei Animation will be producing it, and will most likely want a fresh take on the new series and that means a new director.

The only ‘news’ that there has been about the upcoming reboot actually comes from Toonami while at the MomoCon anime convention in Atlanta, GA, USA. While they haven’t said a definite yes or no, they are considering airing the new 2013 Sailormoon. This would be a no brainer for them, in my opinion. While they have mostly action anime for their programming it would make sense to diversify their shows and reach out to a different audience. Bring in more and possibly new viewers to their anime block on Saturdays.

Well, I was hoping to find a release date, but I had no such luck. I am excited about the possibility that Toonami will be airing the show, though. I’ll keep everyone updated when I find more news~

 

Sources:

http://doinkies.tumblr.com/post/26672230216/correcting-a-couple-misconceptions-about-the-upcoming

http://sailormoonnews.com/category/sailor-moon-2013/

 

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PS4 Announced!

Wednesday at 6pm was the big PS4 announcement, and boy was it good! They had explained new features that the PS4 and controller will have as well as changes to the PSN. There was also plenty of previews for games that will be coming out with the release of the PS4.

PS4 System Specs

New PS4 system specs. Click the image for a larger view.

The new PS4, to be released this holiday season, will be able to do all the things that the PS3 was capable of, such as play DVDs, Blue-ray, Netflix, etc; but they wanted all of this not to affect game play or the producers/designers of future games. They wanted it to be a flawless conversion, and, from what was shown and said from various game production companies, they did that pretty well. They did this through the advanced technology that went into creating the system.

712355-playstation-4-controllerThe controller is just as high tech as the system is. The new controller, while similar to the PS3 controller in shape and size, has several new components. The new controller now has a touch pad, that will allow you to explore your environments in your games in 3D. It also has a light bar that connects to an ‘eye’ sensor bar that will track the movements of the controller in the 3D environment of your living room as well as help differentiate better between players.  They also added a headphone jack.

They also wanted to make the players connected to a larger community, so they added a share button to the controller. Sony did this by teaming up with the communications company Gaikai. Gaikai first presented the “Try it now” feature that will be new the PSN store. This feature will allow gamers to try ‘full’ (Obviously it would be the whole game, but it won’t be a dumbed down version of the first few levels like most demos are) versions for free if you would like before buying the actual game. This “Try it now” feature will also allow you to share games that you like with friends so that they can experience them, too.  Which is excellent marketing on Sony’s part. What better way to get advertising than for free through their users? Brilliant.

The new set up for gamer profiles.

The new set up for gamer profiles.

Speaking of this ‘share’ system, they also wanted interconnectivity to be a must. In doing this they linked the PS4 and PSN with Facebook, making your player profile look much like a profile of a social network site. They will allow you to transfer information from your Facebook, allowing for a much more personal gamer profile. They will also allow you to share things, such as games you like and such, onto your Facebook page.

PS4-social-networkThe greatest accomplishment of this ‘share’ system, though, would be the new ability to broadcast your game live. You can post videos of your epic moments onto your social networking site, and your friends can broadcast your gaming as you’re playing. While they do this they can: 1. Talk to you about your game/situation 2. Take over  or ‘Command’ your controller from where ever they are in the world (if you allow them to do so) 3. Post comments on your screen 4. Drop into the game with you.

This connectivity is taken a step further with ‘Remote Play.’ The PSVita will be totally connected to the PS4 system, allowing for instantaneous play from where ever you left off last on either of the systems. All games that will be offered and playable on the PS4 will be playable on the PSVita.

The only thing that is wrong with the PS4, in my opinion, is that there will be no backwards compatibility. I’ve been looking forward to this for some time, and am disappointed that I can’t even play my PS3 games on the new PS4. I was hoping that this would be a change that many gamers would have demanded, and that Sony would have attempted to listen. You’ll be able to do what we are currently doing, downloading older games from PSN Store and playing them, but I’ve had these games already for so long. Why would I want to pay twice to play the same games?

So what is everyone’s thoughts on the new PS4? Anyone else disappointed in not having backwards compatibility still? Will these new social features be useful or hinder game play?

Outer Space Really Hates Us, Doesn’t It?

A photo provided by the Russian Interior Ministry's Chelyabinsk regional branch shows people standing near a 26-foot-wide hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake, reportedly created by a meteorite that fell to Earth on Feb. 15.

A photo provided by the Russian Interior Ministry’s Chelyabinsk regional branch shows people standing near a 26-foot-wide hole in the ice of Chebarkul Lake, reportedly created by a meteorite that fell to Earth on Feb. 15.

There has been a lot going on in the field of astrology and space, within the last couple of days. First Russia gets hit by a meteor. That’s right, a meteorite struck the Earth. Within the same day another meteorite nearly misses the Siberia, and to top it off neither of these meteorites are the bigger one that NASA has been following.

The biggest news is that Russia’s Chelyabinsk region was hit by a large meteorite early yesterday morning, and caused devastating damage. The shock wave alone injured almost a thousand people (500 estimated injured, with 100 hospitalized, and 985 requesting medical assistance due to flying glass), and blew out the windows and caused houses to collapse.  Given the situation, widespread panic was inevitable; and many were checking to see if others near by were alright. Many report seeing a trail of smoke followed by a bright flash of light.

The meteor itself was reportedly 10 tons, and entered the Earth’s atmosphere at at least 33,000 mph. Some authorities in Russia believe that this meteor was not alone, but part of a meteor shower.

Here’s a link to get the official news story; and below is a video on the Russian meteor, the Siberian meteor, and the one that is currently being followed, 2012 DA14: Streaking Meteor Explodes in Russia

http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/15/16966984-watch-asteroid-2012-da14-buzz-past-harmlessly-via-streaming-video?lite

Paying Respects

duraoprateadomocidadedsc_7467The Carnival in Rio De Janeiro was this last Monday, and I could only imagine all the beauty and fantasy that took to the streets that night. There was one particular float, though, that is taking the internet by storm. A samba group from the area wanted to show how much that samba truly rocked, and did so by paying tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Queen. A float full of Freddie Mercury’s went through the streets of Rio, and the crowd immediately understood the reference and loved it.

I saw this and instantly knew as well. Well, maybe not the samba part, but if it had anything to do with Freddie Mercury of course they rocked. I love this photo, and the idea, too. I just can’t get enough of it. While I was a bit too young to understand his legacy when he was alive, today I know that he truly is one of the greatest rock idols of all time. Royalty in his own right.

Here’s the original article (it’s in Portuguese, so it’s going to need to be translated): Freddie Mercury float

You’re Killing Me, FOB

Fall Out Boy In Los Angeles

Okay, I know that I had posted just a few weeks ago about Fall Out Boy (FOB) saying that they were NEVER getting back together. Ever. No reunion tour. No specialty concerts. No nothing. Ever. I was willing to accept this unfortunate fact, but this was because this was something that the band really wanted. They were getting tired of all the rumors and  crazy fans trying to make something out of nothing. Understandable.

But with all of this being said… Why would you come out of nowhere and announce that you are in fact going to be reuniting? I mean, I’m excited. I won’t be able to see them, as the entire tour was sold out within the first 24 hours (which doesn’t surprise me at all); but you just said that you were never going to be getting back together. Was it that they were just waiting for the right time? Was it then just an idea, and it finally fell through now? Whatever it is, I’m just relieved that this is happening. Yes.

The band also plans on releasing a new album called, “Save Rock and Roll.” The album is scheduled to release on May 7th. I will definitely be buying the whole album, and I will be giving a lengthy review.

Here’s hoping that the years on hiatus hasn’t affected their awesome.

Legend of Korra Season 2?

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Well, I was at work last night and was chit-chatting with a co-worker who is a fellow otaku when we came to the topic of The Legend of Korra (TLoK). For those of you who have been living under a rock, and don’t know what that is here’s a link so that you can understand the beauty that is the show:  Click here to watch the first Season of The Legend of Korra!

Anywho, we were wondering what happened to the show? We both watched intently through the entire first season, but what now? I feel a bit slow, as most of the people reporting on the topic had their stuff up and going since July, but I have great news!The Legend of Korra Season 2 is a go!

It was announced at Comic-Con early last year that the show has picked up 26 more episodes, bringing the total count up to 52 episodes that will span 4 books total. Book 2, which has been titled ‘Spirit’, will pick up 6 months after the first season left off and will follow Korra to the Southern Water Tribe where her family will be making an impact on the adventure this time. They also revealed environmental landscapes for the new season, as well as what has been happening with Team Avatar during the 6 months. Since then, Mako has become a Republic City policemen, Asami took over her father’s company, and Bolin is struggling to find himself. The Creators also shared that Korra will be exploiting her abilities as a full Avatar this season, making no shortage of spiritual endeavors and appearances of the spirit world. Here’s what I could find of the concept art for the new book:Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660628-640-360 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660632-1000-612 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660655-1000-774 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660670-1000-543 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660676-1000-576 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660687-1000-599 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660690-1000-628 Book-2-SPIRIT-Concept-Art-avatar-the-legend-of-korra-31660692-1000-589 korra-470x340

It’s rumor that the new season will start this upcoming April, as a few of the voice actors had leaked this onto their Twitter feeds. To some this would make sense, as it was about the same time that the first season had premiered; but many are skeptical. Could this be a cynically elaborate April Fools joke? While both sides are debating whether or not the news is true, there hasn’t actually been a set release date. Thus we must wait patiently a while longer.

Sailormoon Reboot? Yes Please!

Sailormoon reboot? Yes please!

Sailor Haters

I’ve heard rumors of this to be true, and I have already done a little research on this topic. We all knew that the manga series for Sailormoon has been rebooted and is currently coming out regularly here in the U.S., but there has been a release date for the new anime. The anime is suppose to be coming out this summer,and , according to the link in the title of this post, the creators are trying to get a global release for “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon”. Meaning the whole world will get to enjoy it all at once this summer.

I find this somewhat hard to believe. Most animes, even those that are internationally beloved like Sailormoon, usually release in Japan first and then slowing get dubbed a year or so later. We might be able to get them sooner on sites like Crunchyroll, but they will all be sub titled. You can bet your momma’s sweet knickers that I’ll be keeping up to date with this, and will undoubtedly be telling all of you.