Interview With Chris Sabat and Sean Schemmel (Vegeta and Goku)

We interviewed actors Chris Sabat and Sean Schemmel who play Vegeta and Goku in Dragonball Z. We talk about the new film Dragonball Z: Battle of The Gods, what they will wish for with the Dragonballs and Vegeta and Goku also join us for a quick Q and A. Also Grammar Ball Z and Ashley's voice jokes.

Hatsune Miku Art Exhibition

The art gallery showcases various art, illustrations and figurines of Hatsune Miku. We were also treated to a guest appearance by Tetsuya Nomura, the director of Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy XV. Tetsuya revealed the new design for Hatsune Miku and I will tell you that it looks realistic.

Videogame Review: Alien: Isolation

Set in 2137, 15 years after the events of Alien and 42 years prior to Aliens. The game follows Amanda, who is investigating the disappearance of her mother Ellen Ripley. Amanda is transferred to the space station Sevastopol to find the flight recorder of Nostromo only to discover an Alien has infested the station.

New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery

Check out all the amazing cosplayers of New York Comic Con 2014.

Interview With Monty, Kerry and Barbara of Rooster Teeth (RWBY)

We had the opportunity to interview Monty, Kerry and Barbara from Rooster Teeth. We talked about potential spin of series, the RWBY video game in the works, new RWBY figures,casting, their process of writing RWBY, and other topics involving Rooster Teeth. Listen to the full interview down below.

Nickelodeon Interactive Voice Acting Booth: Justin and Rob Paulsen TMNT

Justin went back to the Nickelodeon Interactive Voice Acting Booth and this time he was joined Rob Paulsen (Donatello). Check the clip of Rob and Justin below.

Todd McFarlane Reveals The Walking Dead BuildBlock Sets

OtakusandGeeks was front and center with famed artist and award-winning toy designer Todd McFarlane in New York Comic Con. McFarlane Toys revealed a revolutionary evolution in brick building toys based on television’s most watched drama, AMC’s The Walking Dead.

o Black Butler Live Action Film To Be Released On October 17 In The UK

Mummified dead bodies of various dignitaries from around the world are being discovered, a mysterious tarot card left beside them at the scene. The world is headed towards chaos... Kiyoharu is the young head of the Genpo noble family, owners of a massive toy manufacturing enterprise.

Oct 21, 2014

Nickelodeo​n & Activision​'s 'The Legend of Korra' is Now Available

The Legend of Korra videogame has finally arrived today on the PSN store. Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra follows Korra, a passionate young woman and the reincarnation of the Avatar, a supreme being granted mastery over the four elements of nature: fire, earth, air and water. The game’s story, crafted by series staff writer Tim Hedrick in association with co-creators and executive producers Bryan Konietzko and Michael DiMartino, bridges Books Two and Three of the series and features gorgeous cel-shaded artwork, animated story sequences and voice talent from the show’s cast. True to PlatinumGames’ legacy, The Legend of Korra is a fast-paced brawler focused on combo-heavy martial arts combat with exceptional style. Each of Korra’s elemental abilities packs a unique punch, brought to life with brilliant color and detail. The title also features high-speed running levels with Korra’s trusted polar bear dog companion, Naga, and the franchise’s in-universe arena sport, Pro-Bending, in which teams of three use the elements to compete for battlefield territory. The Legend of Korra video game is now available on PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 through the PlayStation Network, as well as PC for $14.99. It will be available tomorrow, October 22, for Xbox One and Xbox 360 on the Xbox Games Store. This product is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB. In addition, developer Webfoot Technologies has created a separate Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system sku with a similar story line, The Legend of Korra™: A New Era Begins. This single-player, turn-based strategy roleplaying game will be available on October 28 as a retail-only product for $29.99. It is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) by the ESRB.





The Evil Within Review

While investigating the scene of a gruesome mass murder, Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners encounter a mysterious and powerful force. After seeing the slaughter of his fellow officers, Sebastian is ambushed and knocked unconscious. When he awakens, he finds himself in a deranged world where hideous creatures wander among the dead. Facing unimaginable terror, and fighting for survival, Sebastian embarks on a frightening journey to unravel what is behind this evil force.

New Screenshots for 'Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay (3DS)

Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay brings San Fransokyo to life, taking players through 20 story levels around the city to combat a battlebot invasion. Every member of the team is around for the adventure, and each level is designed to test the abilities of one of the game’s four playable characters - Fred, GoGo, Wasabi and Hiro - who all bring their own unique powers to the fight. The title also features towering boss fights, hidden collectibles and upgrades to discover, and special Challenge Mode versions of each stage for true heroes to tackle.

Disney Big Hero 6: Battle in the Bay makes landfall on October 28 on Nintendo’s 3DS™ and DS™ handheld systems, shortly before the film’s release on November 7. The game is rated E10+ (Everyone 10 and Up) by the ESRB. Check out the screenshots for the 3DS below.




Oct 20, 2014

VIZ Media Announces Special Voltron 30th Anniversary Release

VIZ Media takes readers on an exciting journey to explore the history and legacy of VOLTRON®, the legendary giant robot anime series that marks the 30th Anniversary of its original North American broadcast premiere.

VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION examines the entire VOLTRON universe and the property’s notable impact on pop culture and will be released in-print on October 28th from the company’s Perfect Square imprint. The hardcover oversized edition will carry an MSRP of $29.99 U.S. / $34.99 CAN.

A digital version of VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO, A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION also will launch on October 28th for $14.99 U.S. / CAN from the Perfect Square App, which has titles available for the Apple iPad® and iPad® Mini. The Perfect Square App is available from the iTunes store. Readers also will be able to find a digital version for the NOOK, Kindle Fire, and Kobo eReaders, as well as in the iBooks and GooglePlay Stores.

Thirty years ago, Voltron: Defender of the Universe hit the airwaves, and the world hasn't been the same. Now, VOLTRON: FROM DAYS OF LONG AGO chronicles the story of VOLTRON and its cultural relevance, taking a detailed look at the story behind the show and the many related toy releases, the mythology of both Lion Force and Vehicle Voltron (with a nod to Albegas), and concludes the exciting Voltron Force saga. This new book is truly for fans, by fans: authored by Brian Smith, a former Marvel Comics editor and writer for Perfect Square's VOLTRON FORCE® series of original graphic novels, Marc Morrell, co-host of the official"Let's Voltron!" podcast, and Joshua Bernard, founder of CollectionDX, a popular website devoted to covering the world of Japanese toys, action figures and pop culture; with a bonus VOLTRON comic written by Smith and illustrated by Jacob Chabot, artist on the VOLTRON FORCE series; with a foreword by Jeremy Corray, former Creative Director of World Events Productions, the company behind the classic Voltron TV series. Check out the Voltron panel from 2014 New York Comic Con below
Voltron Panel

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5 Characters Jena Malone Could Portray in Batman v Superman






Recently it was announced that Jena Malone (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Sucker Punch) has been added to the cast list of Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Batman v. Superman. The word on the rumor mill is that she will be joining the cast as Ben Affleck's sidekick Robin. Various internet source predict Carrie Kelly. Here is my list of 5 characters I would rather see her play.


 

#5 Harley Quinn

I am perfectly aware that this is an extreme prediction. Mostly due to the fact to do Harley Quinn right you need the Joker and for now it seems that Warner Bros. is extremely tentative about making that casting decision. With the Suicide Squad Movie announced to be released directed by David Ayer, and the popularity of Harley spreading like wildfire however, her appearance on the big screen can't be too far away. Malone has already previously proven her ability to portray both mentally unstable and playful so she would be a great fit!



#4 Mercy Graves

Mercy Graves is Lex Luthor's lethal assistant. There are several versions of Mercy through out the Superman series but the one this they all have in common is that she he a force to be reckoned with, as is Malone. Her portrayal of Johanna Mason in Hunger Games proves she has no problem with kick-ass fight sequences.  Jesse Eisenberg has already been announced as Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor, and t Malone playing his pernicious partner would be a great match up against Batman and Superman.


#3 Livewire

Fans of Batman: The Animated Series may remember Livewire from the unforgettable "Girls Nite Out" episode. She teams up with our favorite female Gotham villains, Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy,  against Batgirl and Supergirl. She is a high voltage killer with the ability to redirect and manipulate electrical currents to cause maximum destruction.


#2  Barbara Gordon

Barbara Gordon is probably the most well known Batgirl. Daughter of police commissioner Jim Gordon, she is a smart detective, adept at computer sciences and criminal profiling. It is well known that in the later years of Batman Comics, Barbara is better known as The Oracle due to the fact that she is confined to a wheel chair from a bullet through the spine from The Joker in The Killing Joke. DC however has disregarded this plot point before so maybe they are willing to do it again for the big screen.


#1 Stephanie Brown

A lot of the reports coming out after the casting announcement of Jena Malone suggest that she may be playing Carrie Kelly a Robin whose crime fighting days were extremely short lived. This is why my first choice for Malone in the upcoming movie would be Stephanie Brown. Brown also spent a great deal of time in the Robin costume and as well as later filling Barbara Gordon's shoes as Batgirl. This gives Jena Malone options for later DC and more specifically Batman features.

Well only time will tell what DC and Warner Bros. has in store. My hope is that it is one of the 5 above. 

Lenni Reviews: My Love Story vol 1 by Kazune Kwahara and Aruko



Takeo Goda and Makoto Sunagawa are best friends and couldn't me more opposite. Takeo is tall and super strong where Makoto is a classic pretty boy. Since they were children, Takeo has watched Makoto reject every girl to confess their love to him and has always been ignored by girls homself. But when Takeo saves a girl named Yamamoto from being harassed on a train; he sees his chance to finally get his best friend to accept the young lady's very obvious crush. But is Makoto the one she wants?

I was hooked on this manga right away, identifying with Takeo as I've always been the awkward friend to the pretty girls who get all the boys. Takeo is just the biggest damn sweetheart ever with a great best friend and hopefully a steady nice girlfriend. This manga is all about not judging people on their appearances; even the pretty ones.

Aruko's art is perfect shojou style, right down to the hilarious super-deformed panels and flowy character design. Aruko and Kawakara have crafted an adorable young love story and I look forward to volume 2. If you're looking for a cute story with very relatable characters, for $9.99, you can't go wrong.

Can't get enough of Lenni's writing? See more here.

A Week After New York Comic Con 2014 More Cosplay and Pictures


A week after New York Comic Con 2014 comes a new set of photos from the event. See more cosplays, celebrities, and booth photos from one the biggest comic convention of the year. Be sure to check out the other photo gallery done by BLE Vision and Young Jeohn if you didn’t get the chance.

Cosplayers feel free to tag yourselves if you're in the pictures and want to add it to your website or social sites. However, please keep the watermarking to give credit to the site and the photographer. Keep calm and love live cosplay… 


Content from New York Comic-Con (NYCC) 2014

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See No Evil 2 Review


A group of friends pay a late-night visit to the city morgue hoping to surprise Amy (Danielle Harris) on her birthday. But the surprise is on them when the one-eyed corpse of brutal psychopath Jacob Goodnight (WWE Superstar "Kane") unexpectedly rises from a cold sub-basement slab. Their wild party quickly turns into a terrifying slay-fest as the sadistic mass-murderer resumes his savage rampage complete with hooks, surgical knives and power saws in this blood-soaked sequel to See No Evil, directed by the notorious Soska sisters. ​

I'm a huge fan of the Soska Sisters work. I really enjoyed American Mary. When I heard that they would be directing See No Evil 2, I said oh hell yeah bring it on. Unfortunately See No Evil 2 is your typical generic slasher flick. Nothing is new under the sun with this film. Shockingly this film plays it more safe than I expect from the Soska Sisters. The first film had more gore, more fleshed out characters that will soon die than this installment. As stated in the synopsis Danielle Harris plays Amy a girl who is clearly a workaholic, single and has some family issues with her brother and mother. When she cancels a birthday celebration to help her co-workers. The party decides to come to her. Unfortunately the recent deceased Jacob Goodnight is not dead and is at morgue with the others. The problem with See No Evil 2 is not the direction, it's not acting (well some of the acting), it's the story. See No Evil 2 suffers from a underdeveloped supporting cast that when the time comes for the deaths you won't care. I know horror movies are not known for it's great characters and plot, however it will be nice to know who someone is or a glimpse at their lives before they are x off. 

Where the supporting characters fail in characterization, the main character and our big baddie are fleshed out well. See No Evil 2 offers a deeper glimpse of Jacob Goodnight and his relationship with his mother. We find out why Jacob is so messed up in the head, we find out why he wears a mask now, and we find out more of his childhood. The movie does well of giving you a backstory but not making Jacob a sympathetic villain. You understand why he is a killer but you still see him as a  man who is making these choices. Jacob's backstory and Amy which is played greatly by veteran Danielle Harris is what keeps the story from falling flat. The acting is not that great but it's watchable. Glenn Jacobs (Kane) doesn't have much to do but physical work and be scary. Danielle Harris nails her character and Kaj-Erik Eriksen is great as the underdog Seth. Other supporting cast members I felt overplayed the scares which took me out. Finally as far as kills go it was a little disappointing, nothing new which shock me coming the Soska Sister. Overall See No Evil 2 is your typical horror template that you seen countless times. It has it moments and the atmosphere and direction is nice, but it lacks a punch or a stab to really pull you in.

Oct 19, 2014

Scarlett Johansson to Possibly Star in Live Action Adaptation of GHOST IN THE SHELL




DreamWorks has been developing a live action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell ever since they bought the property a few years ago. Although the development has been slow and quiet for awhile it's now finally heating up as Scarlett Johansson has been offered to play the titular character Major Motoko Kusanagi, the leader of the covert ops unit that fights cyber - terrorists. Read more after the jump. 



Last month, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) was in talks to star in the live action adaptation of the classic manga/anime but according to Deadline, DreamWorks has decided to now offer the lead role to Scarlett Johansson instead, with a bigger payday reportedly worth $10 million. Honestly, I don't blame DreamWorks for changing their mind after witnessing the surprising success of Lucy which has now earned $412 million worldwide. They know that with Johansson they could have an instant box office hit and a potential franchise with her proven star power. On the other hand, after Margot Robbie's notable supporting roles in About Time and Wolf of Wall Street, it's hard to argue that she could be a box office draw as well. Me personally,  I would've preferred to see Robbie than Johansson to see her given a chance to shine and see if she can truly become a bona-fide star that can carry big movie tent poles. But worry not! She will get the opportunity to do just that with her upcoming high profile movies, "Focus" opposite Will Smith and "Tarzan". She's also currently in talks for a part in Warner Brother's Suicide Squad which will be the next DC movie after Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. 


So what do you think fellow otakus and geeks? Do you think DreamWorks is making the right decision? Which star would you rather see?
  

Movie Info

In the year 2029, the world has become interconnected by a vast electronic network that permeates every aspect of life. That same network also becomes a battlefield for Tokyo's Section Nine security force, which has been charged with apprehending the master hacker known only as the Puppet Master. Spearheading the investigation is Major Motoko Kusanagi, who -- like many in her department -- is a cyborg officer, far more powerful than her human appearance would suggest. And yet as the Puppet Master, who is even capable of hacking human minds, leaves a trail of victims robbed of their memories, Kusanagi ponders the very nature of her existence: is she purely an artificial construct, or is there more? What, exactly, is the "ghost" -- her essence -- in her cybernetic "shell"? When Section Six gets involved in the case, she is forced to confront the fact that there is more here than meets the eye, and that the Puppet Master may hold some of the answers she seeks. But little does she know that he has been seeking her as well.


Here's the trailer for the adaptation of the manga (Warning: NSFW)
 





Hitman | sniper @NYCC2014


Last Thursday I had the wonderful opportunity to stop by Square Enix and check out a few of their current and upcoming releases one of them being Hitman|Sniper the hybrid of you guessed it Hitman and sniper. The game is for mobile but I got to check it out on iPad and I must say I had a lot of fun. It seems that the guys over at Square Enix Montreal have a really good understanding on what makes a free to play game work. With very addictive gameplay and no in your face pay to win option any where I can really see this game catching on. The game is set up so you can play for minutes or hours it's up to you on how you want to execute each level. Once you spot the target it's about secretly taking  out additional targets throughout the level to rack up points be fore you execute the main target. From hiding bodies to making deaths look like accidents this game embodies the Hitman experience through the scope of a sniper rifle. Definitely worth checking out Hitman fan or not. The game drops latter this year and I will be looking forward to seeing you on the leaderboard.

Oct 18, 2014

Even More Pics & Cosplay From NYCC 2014

We're not done with photos from NYCC. Our good friend Young Jeohn was onboard to take pics for us as well. Here are pics from his adventures. Be sure to check out his site at http://photos.youngfromnewyork.com/. Also don't forget to check out other photos done by BLE Vision and FluxForm here for NYCC. A big thanks to all three of our photographers.

Oct 17, 2014

2NE1's CL Announces US Debut Album for 2015

Most of us who know 2NE1 know CL's background story. Her real name's Chaerin-Lee (이 채린) and happens to be a prominent member of 2NE1. After their debut in 2009, they became one of the most popular and well known female Kpop groups. However, there's not much people know about her. She spent much of her life in France and Japan, so not only speaking Korean and English, she also speaks French and Japanese.Not only that, but she's also good friends with people such as Jeremy Scott, MIA, Rita Ora, and many other western artists. Also she recently released her own single "The Baddest Female" in 2013. She's definitely talented, as seen with the work she's done with G Dragon and other artists as well, such as "The Leaders".

However, it seems as though she has recently gotten a hold of Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun and been working with him to prepare a debut album for the United States' ears in spring of 2015. While yes you may be freaking out in worry about her working with Bieber's manager, do not worry, pretty sure that label mate PSY will not allow for anything to go wrong. There's also been rumors going about that there may be work with Pharell, MIA, and Nicki Minaj on this album, since she's been making a lot of appearances with them as of late. Whether this is true or not is not entirely sure.

The amazing part of this album release will be the fact that it's intended to be entirely in English. If successful, this may mean bringing 2NE1 over to be entirely done in English for the States as well; something that has been worked on since 2010 for the group. All we can hope for is that she may be successful!


Extraterrestrial Review



Still reeling from her parents’ divorce, April (Daytime Emmy winner, Brittany Allen) is dragged back to the vacation cabin she spent fond summers at as a child accompanied by a group of friends. Her trip down memory lane takes a dramatic and terrifying turn when a fireball descends from the sky and explodes in the nearby woods. Lead by her boyfriend, played by Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter & The Half Blooded Prince, Pitch Perfect), the group venture out toward the crash site and discover the remnants of a ship from another planet along with footprints that suggest its alien occupants are still alive. The college friends soon find themselves caught in the middle of something bigger and more terrifying than anything they could ever imagine.

If you're a fan of The Vicious Brothers previous film Grave Encounters. You're going to love Extraterrestrial. Extraterrestrial is a Sci-Fi horror film that takes the classic story of alien abduction with a spin only The Vicious Brothers can do. The story for the most part is engaging and interesting. What I like the most about the story is not the horror element of the aliens. I like the human story of our main character April. April is at a point in her life where she has a man the truly loves her, on her way having a great career but yet she's unsure of herself. Her relationship with her boyfriend is the main focal point of the film. April has everything but doesn't want it due to her fear of becoming like her parents.  Audiences will find to have a love or hate relationship with April. They will identify with her insecurity but find themselves screaming at her cause she has it all. In order to find herself she travels to the vacation cabin of her parents to try to make sense of everything. Unfortunately April and her friends are pull right in the middle of an Extraterrestrial encounter. The film really picks up when the aliens land and start terrorizing the cabin. Like Grave Encounters The Vicious Brothers do well with the pacing. They don't reveal the alien right away they allow the tension to build up for it's big reveal. When the reveal of what the alien looks like I had a smile on my face. Fans of the original alien theories like Roswell will be happy to know the aliens looks similar to that. The aliens are menacing and hellbent on getting what they want. Once the movie gets going it doesn't stop as friends are taken, some even anal probe and April still have to face what she wants out of life. Overall the film is entertaining with some cool characters, funny moments and a twist of an ending. April is the focal point of the film and you will have a love her or hate her relationship. The film has pretty good jump scares and some cliche moments, however for the most part I was entertain. Time to get beam up into the unknown.

VIZ Media Unleashes Resident Evil Manga Series

Otakus and gamers Resident Evil is coming to the manga world. Read the official details below.

The highly virulent C-virus became a global disaster, but where did the outbreak start? In the series’ opening volume, at the prestigious and elite Marhawa Academy in Singapore, a female student suffers a horrifying transformation. Called in to investigate, Professor Doug Wright and his nephew Ricky find themselves caught up in a deadly and growing tragedy. As things get rapidly out of hand, Chris Redfield and his team from the Bioterrorism Security Asses
sment Alliance arrive on the scene, while behind it all a mysterious figure looms.

“Discover the sinister beginnings of the Resident Evil story in the first-ever manga series based on the smash hit game property,” says Michael Montesa, Editor. “Along with tracing the source of the deadly viral outbreak, the manga series also presents the debut of Piers Nivans, who appears in the Resident Evil 6 video game as Chris Redfield's new partner. Readers will not want to miss a special advance preview of RESDIENT EVIL as part of Halloween ComicFest. Catch the full launch of this spine tingling new series from the VIZ Signature imprint next month!”

KITE (Live Action) Review

 KITE tells the story of Sawa (India Eisley, “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” Underworld: Awakening), a young woman living in a corrupt society where crime and gangs terrorize the streets. When Sawa’s mother and policeman father are found victims of a grisly double homicide, she begins a ruthless pursuit for the man who murdered them. With the help of her father’s ex-partner, Karl Aker (Samuel L. Jackson, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers, Django Unchained), and a mysterious friend from her past (Callan McAuliffe, The Great Gatsby, I Am Number Four), she becomes a merciless teen assassin, blasting her way through the dark world of human trafficking only to uncover a devastating truth.

If you're looking for a faithful adaptation of the controversial anime prepare to be disappointed. KITE does has element of the beloved anime but that's where it stops. If you're hoping for the gritty, very dark and oh my goodness moments that the anime has presented you won't find it. I'm not saying that we need certain sex scenes, or certain gore but that is what KITE is known for. It had shock value and you really don't get that with this film. My biggest gripe with the film is that key elements of Sawa are missing. The movie never explains the true importance of the earrings Sawa wears. The anime goes into great detail of it being a symbol of her parents. In the movie it's more of an accessory or prop than any real meaning. Even some of the supporting cast such as Oburi backstory is completely changed and pointless. The plot doesn't make you care for Sawa and her quest for revenge. You don't really know who she is besides her motivation to kill the guy responsible. The film is all over the place and watching it you start to realize it doesn't know it's identity. What is the message the film is trying to get towards the audience? What is the payoff Sawa gets from her revenge? You don't get that sense of knowledge watching the film.

To be fair anime is a very difficult medium to translate into live action. There are certain things in animation that can't be done in live action. KITE is one of those anime films that should have stayed in it's medium. Not even Samuel L. Jackson can save the bad dialogue, sloppy action sequences and poorly adapted film. I understand that an adaptation is just that an adaptation. A filmmaker takes bits and pieces of the product and make it their own. However when you don't even get basic backstory right, it shows  the audience who love the original product that you didn't do your homework. If your a fan of the anime film stick to the anime film.  



Oct 16, 2014

Two New Behind The Scenes Trailers for 'The Legend of Korra' Game

The team at Titmouse has history with The Legend of Korra, having designed the stellar main title for series creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko’s previous show, Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender®, from which The Legend of Korra originated. Capturing Korra’s raw energy, personality and force of will in the game’s cinematic sequences required a studio as bold as the Avatar herself, so when Activision Publishing came to DiMartino and Konietzko to ask who they trusted to get the job done, the choice was clear. The featurette that follows goes into the trenches with the artists at Titmouse for a glimpse at all the work that’s gone into faithfully translating the striking characters and colorful world of The Legend of Korra to a new medium.

Also, check out the second of the two-part video series on the production of The Legend of Korra with developer PlatinumGames. Part two dives deeper into the game’s plot and combat systems, beginning with a more personal look at where this adventure fits into Korra’s overall story before closing on an exciting cut of PlatinumGames’ elemental brawling, high-speed running and competitive pro-bending game modes in action


Oct 15, 2014

NYCC 2014 Sets Record Breaking Attendance

 

The numbers are in and this year's New York Comic Con breaks the all time attendance record with estimated 151,000 attendees surpassing San Diego Comic Con by 21,000. Thus, becoming the largest comic book convention in North America. However, should New York be so quick to claim victory and celebrate from this accomplishment?  Hit the jump to find out.


Since the first time Comic Con was held in New York back in 2006 it has been playing catch up with San Diego Comic Con's impressive 4 decade supremacy, and yet in mere 8 years NYCC was able to dethrone them. So, how were they able to accomplish such feat, you ask? There are various factors but the two that made a difference this year was the producer's (ReedPOP) decision to expand Thursday which was typically reserved for press, VIP, and 4 day pass holders only. In addition, their ability to impressively maximize space to accommodate more foot traffic hence giving the impression that there are less people this year when in fact that wasn't the case at all (except Sunday, definitely felt over crowded). In contrast, SDCC capped its attendance number out to 130,000 since 2010 and will be stuck there until their planned expansion is completed.


As far as attendance alone, there's no arguing that NYCC beat SDCC and technically they also beat them last year with 133,000 attendees. So yes, you have a valid reason to claim victory and celebrate, New York!  However, in terms of overall quality and exclusive contents, NYCC still have a ways to go. Case in point, the biggest draw they could offer is Walking Dead and that's about it. SDCC on the other hand easily tramples that with A list celebrity guests and big budget movie panels. Nevertheless, it's hard to deny the undying popularity of these Cons wherever it may be and its ever-growing mob of fans.




Despite the constant East Coast vs West Coast absurdity, at the end of the day we, the fans, win! It's healthy to engage in  friendly competitions but let's not forget why we attend these events in the first place...to get lots and lots of freebies baby! Oh right, there are also cosplays, comic books, artists, etc. If you're in to that sort of thing.

Got any thoughts or comments you wanna share? Leave them below.

Adult Swim Tyrannic Maiden Voyage at New York Comic Con


 
                                         Image Credit: Otakus and Geeks


 Hey  Otakus and Geeks Fans, New York Comic Con was amazing this year. One of the Highlights of the Con, was an Event thrown by Adult Swim on a Yacht. The Tyrannic Maiden Voyage was a  RSVP only event that took fans on a cruise on the Hudson River around New York. Myself, Nice Guy J2P, and Nathaniel Huggins got our invites, boarded the yacht, and had no idea just what a great party this was going to be.


The Party started with some nice giveaways like some samples of Eihorns Epic Cookies, given to us before we boarded. We also had an opportunity to have a photo op with the one and only Master Shake!


 After we were on board and on our way out on the Hudson, we were treated to some good food and drinks courtesy of Adult Swim. The Music was great and the fans seem to be having an awesome time when Adult Swim bought out their  secret surprise guest.......



Live on Stage Killer Mike and El-P Run The Jewels! Here are some photos of the guys during their performance where the rocked the house.











Adult Swim really Knows how to throw a party and the Maiden Voyage of The Tyrannic in my opinion was a complete success. I hope their will be another cruise around the Hudson  next year. This is an event Comic Con fans must experience.




by Sean Tucker

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