Netflix Brings New Original Anime Series, Perfect Bones, to Members Worldwide

Today Netflix announced, together with Production I.G, a groundbreaking deal that sees the upcoming original Anime series Perfect Bones to premiere only on Netflix. This marks the first ever original Anime title to debut all episodes simultaneously in 190 countries around the world.

Directed by Kazuto Nakazawa, the 12-episode series is set in the future where scientists have tried to breed the “perfect human” in hopes of keeping peace in the universe. After nearly achieving their goal through three children, the scientists send their “new humans” for further training where they are kidnapped by an evil organization set on using their powers to implement their own concept of a new world order.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Production I.G, who have worked on hit series such as Attack on Titanand Psycho-Pass, in bringing one of the most daring new Anime titles produced today to all Netflix members and Anime fans around the world,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of global content acquisition. “In an era where the Internet knows no bounds, we are proud to deliver high quality original Anime to fans all over the world, at the exact same time, no matter where they live whether it be Japan, France, Mexico, the US, and beyond.”

Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, President & CEO of Production I.G, said about the collaboration, “Among all the tv series and films Netflix offers, the titles I personally find the most amazing are Netflix originals. Production I.G is eager to present another impactful title brought through our creators’ passion and imagination. We’re very excited about Perfect Bones!”


Review: Marvel's Jessica Jones on Netflix

image credit: Netflix  

image credit: Netflix
 

Hey O&G fans, on November 17th we got a chance to see an early screening of the first two episodes of Marvel's Jessica Jones. It was a red carpet event and the stars and cast were in attendance for the screening. For those who aren't familiar with Jessica Jones or the Alias series created by Brian Michael Bendis and artist Michael Gaydos, here is a quick history of the character:

Jessica Campbell Jones Cage     (comicbook History)

Midtown High student Jessica Campbell was present when Peter Parker was bitten by the irradiated spider which gave him his powers. She had a crush on him, and had just plucked up the courage to speak to him when he was distracted by the bite. She also had a celebrity crush on teen heart-throb Johnny Storm.

Jessica's father received tickets for Disney World from his boss Tony Stark. On the way home, their car collided with a military convoy carrying radioactive chemicals. Her family was killed, and, after spending several months in a coma, she awoke, stirred by the first coming of Galactus outside her hospital room. She was placed in an orphanage and adopted by the Jones family. Jessica later discovered that her radiation exposure granted her super strength, limited invulnerability, and flight (which she never fully mastered during her superhero career).

REVIEW

Ok Marvel and Disney went a completely different route with this series making it extremely dark and the results were AWESOME! Jessica Jones stands out as a decidedly mature project, which immediately lets you know this is really not a show meant for kids. I will admit when Kyristen Ritter was first cast as Jessica Jones, I was a little skeptical about it considering this was a Marvel/Disney series, but after the first episode..... I was so wrong, she is perfect for the role.

The series doesn't start with her early career as a Superhero, but with the darker side of her life after her encounter with the purple man and the private detective agency she runs. The flash backs and story about her experience will keep you intrigued through the first two episodes and definitely wanting to see more ( so its a good chance you will binge watch this series the entire weekend).

Ritter is assisted by a strong supporting cast, including Mike Colter as Luke Cage, setting up his character before he gets his own Netflix/Marvel series next year. Colter and Ritter have a fun chemistry together and there’s a lot to enjoy seeing them banter across a bar. Carrie Ann Moss is brilliant as Jeri Hogarth, a powerful lawyer who sometimes employs Jessica. Kilgrave, the show’s main villain, played by the Doctor himself, David Tennant doesn't show up till the second episode but his presence is felt throughout the first ep.

This is a must watch series and something you will be discussing after this weekend. With a strong start Marvel/Netflix has another hit under their belt.

By Sean Tucker
 

TV News: Netflix Daredevil series cast District Attorney Blake Towers

Hey O&G fans, After a great first season on Netflix, Daredevil is getting ready for another action packed season. Actor Stephen Rider has been hired to play New York City District Attorney Blake Tower in the new season. Rider, who co-starred in the award-winning film Lee Daniels' The Butler, will reportedly be a regular for the Marvel/Netflix show's second season, and will be an ally for Matt Murdock.

In comic books, Blake Tower had much the same role. As a NYC D.A., Tower had a good working relationship with Captain America, Daredevil, She-Hulk, and Misty Knight. For a time, the former Blonde Phantom, Louise Mason, worked for Mason as a legal secretary, and even opened the door for She-Hulk to work for him as an attorney for a time.

Daredevil is currently filming its second season, and is expected to air sometime in 2016.

source: newsarama and Deadline

 

Elektra or Bullseye: Who should be the Nemesis for Daredevil season 2

Elektra                                                                                                                                            Bullseye

Elektra                                                                                                                                            Bullseye

Hey O&G fans, with the success of Daredevil season 1 on Netflix and the series being green lit for a season 2, who would you like to see the devil of Hells kitchen face off against next? Elektra or Bullseye? Both are one of Daredevils greatest foes at one time ( Elektra eventually becoming an Ally and Lover).  Both are extremely popular with DD fans.

For those who aren't familiar with the characters here is a quick bio:

Elektra

Elektra Natchios, the daughter of a Greek ambassador, studied the martial arts as an adolescent. While in the US with her father, she began studies in political science at New York's Columbia University. There she met another student, Matthew Murdock, who would later become Daredevil. Murdock revealed to her that he had superhuman senses that compensated for his blindness, and they fell in love. A year later, Elektra and her father were held hostage by terrorists in a building on campus. Wearing a scarf as a mask, Murdock with Elektra's help defeated the terrorists. However, a policeman mistook Elektra's father for one of the terrorists and shot him dead. Emotionally shattered, Elektra decided she no longer believed in the law and wanted to withdraw from the world. She left America and Murdock.

She eventually studied martial arts with a sensei in Japan. She left to join the secret organization of martial artists headed by Stick, who was also Murdock's sensei. She spent a year in Stick's order and greatly developed her martial arts skills. But, Stick asked her to leave the group because she was still filled with pain over her father's death and hatred for the world she blamed for it. Elektra spent years as a bounty hunter and assassin for hire

Elektra was hired by Wilson Fisk, the alleged Kingpin-of-Crime, as his chief assassin. In this role she fought Daredevil and was ordered to kill Matt's best friend and law partner, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson. However, she could not go through with the assassination when Foggy recognized her as "Matt's girl, Elektra." Soon afterward, she fought and was killed byBullseye who sought to reclaim his former position with the Kingpin. Elektra died in Matt Murdock's arms, seemingly lost forever.


 

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Bullseye

A mercenary of mystery, nothing is really known about the man called Bullseye.

Bullseye battles (and defeats) Daredevil at a circus in order to establish his reputation as an extortionist. Shortly after, Daredevil by chance overhears him in the midst of an extortion attempt and captures him. Bullseye is later hired by Maxwell Glenn to kill Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson, and Daredevil interferes. Although Bullseye defeats him again, Daredevil escapes with his life, and Bullseye's professional reputation is damaged as a result. Seeking to regain his credibility, he challenges Daredevil on live television, but is soundly defeated.

*(Side Note) During one of his many fights with Daredevil, Bullseye was drop off a Multi-Story Building and broke all his bones which paralyzed him. Japanese scientist Lord Dark Wind had Bullseye brought to Japan, where he laces his bones with adamantium, thus restoring his mobility.

 

So now that you know a little history on each character, Who would be a a good  Nemesis in Daredevil season 2. Charlie Cox gave his opinion to IGN “I love Stilt-Man. I love Owlsley. I think in our show we’re more likely to see the likes of Bullseye, The Punisher and Elektra. I don’t know if any of those characters will appear, and also I don’t know what’s going to happen with Wilson Fisk. He’s certainly not out of the picture. Hopefully he’ll come back.”

ELEKTRA would be a front runner to appear in season 2. With Rosario Dawson's (Night Nurse) taking a break from Matt Murdock for a bit, having Elektra come in as his new love interest who later turns into a deadly assassin works great for the series. You could also tie in her training with Sticks and her involvement with his mysterious clan. You could also keep the kingpin's presence  in season 2 to by having him hire Elektra to assassinate Daredevil.

Bullseye is one of Daredevil’s greatest foes, on par with Wilson Fisk. He is a lethal assassin who can make any object into a deadly projectile. Season 2 might showcase some epic battles between Bullseye and Daredevil. Having him as the antagonist also gives the writers the opportunity to have Elektra in the season (Since he kills her in the comic book series). Plus I think fans would love to see Bullseye use various things as a weapon!

 

So who would you choose? Will it be the sexy assassin or the Precision throwing psychopath? Either way if season 2 of Daredevil is anything like season 1 it will be awesome!

 

By Sean Tucker

 


 


 


 


 

 

TV News: Netflix Reveals Daredevil's Red Costume.

Today Daredevil fans got a look at what they have been waiting for! Netflix's Daredevil has released a new motion poster via its Facebook page with the first glimpse of Daredevil's red costume. Fan now have an early look before the series starts Tomorrow.

Daredevil premiers Friday April 10th, it Stars Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, and Vincent D'Onofio as the Kingpin.

By Sean Tucker


 

TV and Movie News: Marvel Releases Five Daredevil Character Posters

On Monday, Netflix revealed a set of five character posters for Daredevil showing off, from left to right, Eldon Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock / Daredevil, Rosario Dawson as Claire Temple, and Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk.

Here are the individual posters:

 

Here are the posters put together:


 


Will Marvel and Netflix dominate on the small screen in 2015

Will Marvel and Netflix dominate on the small screen in 2015

Hey Otakus and Geeks fans, as the year comes to a close ,2015 is setting up to be an exciting year for comic book fans. DC has ruled the small screen with (1st) Smallville, Then Arrow. Now they have a dominant line up adding Gotham, Flash, and Constantine showing four out of the seven days of the week. Marvel has been ruling the big screen with hit like Ironman, Capt. America, The Avengers, and Spiderman. 

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TV News: Netflix-Marvel Cast DAREDEVIL's STICK

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SCOTT GLENN Joins DAREDEVIL As STICK
Marvel and Netflix announced Monday that veteran character actor Scott Glenn has joined Marvel's Daredevil, next year's 13-episode series, as Stick, Daredevil's martial arts mentor.
Glenn joins Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/DD), Deborah Ann Woll (Karen Page), Elden Henson (Foggy Nelson), Rosario Dawson, and Vincent D'Onofrio (Wilson Fisk) in the cast.

Stick is one of the most important figures in Matt Murdock's life and Scott Glenn embodies all the qualities of someone so integral to this hero's journey," said Jeph Loeb, Marvel's Head of Television in the announcement. "There are few actors who could bring such the authenticity, gravitas and charisma to such a key role in Matt's journey to become the super hero we call Daredevil."
Stick was of course created by Frank Miller during his seminal Daredevil run and was introduced on 1981's Daredevil #176.




source: Newsarama.com

Netflix First Original Anime Series KNIGHTS OF SIDONIA Coming July 4th

Orange Is The New Black, House of Cards, Hemlock Grove and now Netflix is taking on Anime with "Knights Of Sidonia." Knights Of Sidonia is based on the  manga series by Tsutomu Nihei,marks the first Netflix original anime series. The story follows the struggle of human survival amongst the monstrous shapeshifting aliens “Gauna” who all but destroyed the solar system a millennia ago and are bent on eliminating humans from existence. Nagate Tanikaze, a low-born youth in a society of genetically engineered humans - now refugees that escaped the destruction of Earth one thousand years earlier, occupying the massive ship Sidonia. Nagate grew up living in the bottom layers of Sidonia away from civilization and raised by his now deceased grandfather. When Nagate’s talent as a pilot is revealed he becomes one of Sidonia’s elite defenders against the Guana. Check out the photo stills and trailer below.