by alphamonkey on January 7, 2005 · 12 comments

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I’ve been waiting for Katsuhiro Otomo to make another movie since the first time I saw Akira in 1989.  Looks like he finally got around to it, the lazy bastard.*

Steampunk is the genre this time around, and I couldn’t be more excited.  You see, I like my anime to be refreshingly free of tentacle rape and big swords, so this trailer is right up my alley.  An extra treat is the english voice-over that’s chock full of every trailer cliche there is.


*Yea, yeah..I know he wrote Metropolis. 

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  • Just Plain Bob

    I saw this was coming out, but I didn’t know it was by the guy who did Akira… that’s promising.

    don’t worry, my beloved fans, Within the week I will be back on a LAN connection and able to fill your lives with joy through my artistic use of sarcasm and momma jokes once more.

  • Shadow Stalker

    You weren’t kidding about the cliches.  I think the only one they missed was “I’m getting too old for this” {explosion}.

    Looks good.  I haven’t read enough of this genre for it to be worn out.

  • Thundarr

    Okay, you’ve just lost the priviledge of ever questioning my taste in anything.  Anime?  puh-lease, cheap Japanimation with ridiculous plots and unintelligable premises.  Makes Gumby Bears look like Citzen Kane.

  • .alphamonkey.

    So sayeth the man that actually defended the Kevin Smith “film” Dogma.

  • Thundarr

    Well, uh, yeah.  I mean who with more than half a brain wouldn’t? 

    I know you have this weird fascination with robots and that helps lead into your weird anime fetish (where robots can have sex), but sorry dude it’s a fetish.  Anime is asian porn that sometimes is used to create psuedo-serious movies, like the cure for insomnia Princess Moronicallylongandtediuous, or kid shows to help sell playing cards like Pokemon and Dragonball Z.  As a child of the 80s (the golden age of cartoons) I never try to stick up for my taste in music or clothing, but I am an expert in animation, cartoons, and animated features.  This is crap, all of it.  Period.  End of story.

  • .alphamonkey.

    I liked Metropolis, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, and Miyazaki films because they’re good stories told well with gorgeous visuals.  (I know that your Daredevil loving mind can’t comprehend that statement, so too bad.) It’s also about the only place you can get decent sci-fi that isn’t bogged down by shitty one-liners and retarded product placement.

  • Thundarr

    Wow, they’re nicely drawn.  So is Sojourn and Birds of Prey, doesn’t mean they aren’t crap.  Guess I hold animation to higher standards.  And I’m not sure about the product placement crack, it might be that they are full of product placements, just for things we don’t know about in the US.  Anime/Manga is all about selling products: Pokemon, Dragonball Z, etc., etc., etc.  It has taken good cartoons and turned them into unrecognizable mindbeding crap.  Have you tried to watch the new Transformers cartoon, or Teen Titans?  It’s like sticking hot pokers into your brain.

  • Shadow Stalker

    “It has taken good cartoons and turned them into unrecognizable mindbending crap.”

    I think we have Hanna and Barbera to thank for that.  They popularized limited animation after all.

  • ZolarCzakl

    God, you’re such a pansy, alphamonkey. What good is anime without tentacle rape? In fact, I don’t watch any movie or TV show if it doesn’t have a healthy dose of tentacle or multiple penis rape in it. Grow up!

  • .alphamonkey.

    You like anime that reminds you of your childhood, I like anime that reminds me of mine.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    you got served…anime knowledge style

  • Just Plain Bob

    “DID” is definitely a verb, V.

    Just ask yo’ momma.

    ohhhh yeah.

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