Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Calling All Rurouni Kenshin Fans!



Takeru Satoh as
Kenshin
Amazon.com in the USA finally has the two sequels to the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy.  Both film releases, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, the second film, and Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, the final film, run about $20 each and the copies for our region will be labeled the ‘all regions with English subtitles’. Each film comes in both Blu-ray and DVD formats.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Plot Summary: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is now in Kyoto, plotting with his gathered warriors to overthrow the new government. Against Kaoru's wishes, Kenshin reluctantly agrees to go to Kyoto and help keep his country from falling back into civil war. 

Starring:          
Takeru Satoh
Emi Takei
Tatsuya Fujiwara
Yosuke Eguchi
Munetaka Aoki
Yūsuke Iseya

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Plot Summary: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.

Starring:        
Takeru Satoh
Emi Takei
Tatsuya Fujiwara
Yosuke Eguchi
Munetaka Aoki
Yūsuke Iseya


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

“RWBY” Creator and Director, Monty Oum Dies at Age 33



To the surprise of anime fans around the world Monty Oum the director and creator of the anime-like web series “Red vs. Blue” and “RWBY (RUBY)” fell into a coma during a medical procedure and died on February 12015.

According to Wikipedia, Oum was born in Rhode Island in 1981. Oum stated that he was "Cambodian, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese."  He dropped out of high school and began putting together fan videos as early as 2002. In January 2007, he discovered some reverse engineering techniques online that allowed him to extract models from Halo 2 and, utilizing assets from Super Smash Bros. Melee, created the "ultimate showdown" between a SPARTAN (Halo) and Samus Aran (Metroid) in Haloid, a portmanteau of their respective franchises. Two months after the premiere of Haloid, he was hired by Midway Games as a Combat Designer. In 2008 he was hired by Namco Bandai Games as a Combat Designer/Animator for Afro Samurai. In 2009, Oum met Burnie Burns at a panel during San Diego Comic-Con International and the two discussed possibly teaming up. He was officially announced as working for Rooster Teeth as character animator and choreographer at PAX East 2010, and in 2012, he was announced as the creator and lead animator for their latest series, RWBY.

Fans of Oum were crushed to hear the sad news and many express grief by honoring Oum through original art. 

To answer the many inquiries from fans, a Rooster Teeth spokesperson has stated that Oum’s “RWBY” will expand on as a game, and many of the series fans also hope to see that expansion grow into regular ongoing anime.

RWBY is about four girls brought together for one legendary purpose. Rwby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang are students beginning their first year at Beacon Academy, a school designed to train warriors possessing special powers to become huntresses and hunters of monsters. Unfortunately, monsters aren't the only threat to the of Vale.  There is the bold and gentleman Roman Torchwick and radical White Fang members like Cinder, Neopolitan, Mercury and Emerald. These five antagonists are from a radical political organization in Remnant, and before the year is over, they will show the students of Beacon that keeping their grades up is the least of their problems.”

 
Rooster Teeth’s “Red vs. Blue” is streaming here and on Netflix.

“RWBY” is streaming on Crunchyroll in the original episode segments and on Netflix in two uninterrupted animated film-like volumes.

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