November 22, 2004

It's-a me, Mario!

Ready ... set ... linkage!

James @ Reading Along says that Sgt. Frog is still awesome.

Okay, so James Cameron really IS doing a Battle Angel Alita movie, which in this case has been shortened to Battle Angel.

A Yoshitaka Amano comic? Wonder of wonders!

Funimation CEO Gen Fukunaga has some interesting comments on the growth of manga and anime ...
Japan has a superior filtering system for taking out the bad content. ... You can be a fifteen-year-old kid in your garage and create a manga and submit it to Shogakukan, it gets printed because everybody thinks it's cool, and it gets national exposure. Just like that you can get national exposure. Since they can test thousands of these manga before they decide which ones are good, those thousands are published and put through that filtering system.

If any of you are following Broccoli titles like Juvenile Orion or Galaxy Angel ... it might be a while.

AoD reviews Hanaukyo Maid Team Vol. 1, which is about ... well, with a title like that, do you really need to ask?

And today's little bit of humor comes from Furinkazan -- check out Mario's Childhood for a delightful little pop-culture nugget.


Shawn Fumo said...

Yeah, I agree that the comments on filtering were pretty interesting, especially coming from the head of a company. I have to agree with most of his points...

11:24 AM  
Shawn Fumo said...

And thanks for posting that Mario thing. That was great! :)

5:47 AM  

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