Thursday, July 20, 2017

2 Old 4 Anime SDCC 2017 Artificial

My Dear Readers;

SOOOOOOO SORRY I've not been writing or submitting any P.R.T.P.S. I had a accident and shall leave it at that.

I will devote a full articular on that alone. Sadly because of my situation right now I will not be attending this year's SDCC. Tears at the very thought fill my eyes. Join me in front of your televisions and watch SyFy Channel's day by day reports of the going on at the Con.

I found someone who will be attending the Con and will get me a signed copy Queen Yaya's 2017 Calendar. The Buddha bless her. ( knows me by sight )

BE THERE, ALL COSPLAYER,

DC Rushton

Check out the SyFy Offical Trailer too!

My Past SDCC Photos 

SDCC2012
SDCC2013
 
SDCC2015

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Ghost in the Shell 2017 - Live Action Review

It has been a while since I posted anything, but had to after seeing the latest in the Ghost in the Shell franchise. There are spoilers in this, so read at your leisure.

Let start off by saying I went all out for this one. It has been a while, so I went for the IMAX 3-D version of the film. After watching some previews, I remembered why I don't do 3D movies - eye strain issues. In my old age, my brain may be having a bit of time processing everything. Still, it was interesting seeing it in 3D. I will be seeing it again in regular 2D with my son in a couple weeks. But enough about me, lets get to the movie.

Side Note: Took the first show and it was only about 15-20 of us in the whole theater. All were guys in their late 20's to middle age like me. With a few exceptions, most were by themselves like I was. Kind of creepy, but somewhat expected. A couple guys in front of me were talking about computer systems which didn't surprise me.

Rating for Visuals: ★★★★★

This kept extremely close to Masamune Shirow's vision from the manga. Of course, there was some directorial additions to her being 'born'. Watching her get constructed at each step was nice as it added some extra parts not in the manga.The Geisha robots are spot on what he would design and it was wonderful seeing everything brought to life. The three dimensional advertising was spectacular, especially with the swimming fish. Watching scenes from the manga being brought to life was the best part. From the city scapes, vehicles and just interior shots of the city, it was wonderfully rendered.

The ending is what I was waiting for actually which many previews showed. Her taking a dive off the building and you see her fade looking at the camera. There is another jump, but this one was the one that reminded me the most of the manga.

I have to say that you will need to see this movie a several times to get all the visual eye candy.

Rating for Story: ★★★

This may cause some backlash, but here is how I saw it.

Remember, every time they make a movie adaption, certain things are added or changed for the greater viewing public. Some of it was good, while others were like 'WHY!'. I wished they used more of the music from the anime, but know that licensing can be a bitch.

They threw too much of the Major's background into the story. I thought they felt like they needed to give the story a 'human' feeling of loss and personal discovery of 'who I am'. They decided to give you the Major trying to find who she was in between the scenes. This caused them to take liberties with the Puppet Master story and made him her ex-boy/friend(?). She also finds her Mom at the end and then gets her name????

Other things that didn't jive with me, Batou doesn't get his eyes until later in the movie as well. Weird seeing him without them and his other augmentations. I also wasn't keen on Daisuke Aramaki being the only one that spoke Japanese. What was that about as everyone else spoke English? I guess they had their universal translators turned on. You get to see all the other characters make bit parts which was good. Togusa made the most of any of the other characters with Saito making a good cameo near the end sniping the Spider Tank.

Overall Rating: ★★★★

Being a fan since the beginning, it was a joy to see this finally brought to life. Outside of the obvious hype about 'white-washing' and not keeping to the manga, this was very enjoyable. Though I did find the side story of the Major finding her true identity distracting at times and really unnecessary. I am hoping that they continue with the Laughing Man series. This would make a good second movie for this series.

15+ Minute Vid


Let me know how you feel about this finally being brought to life. Just drop me a comment below as I want to see how you feel about this movie.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shinra Bansho Chocolate Gold Insert Cards

Well paint me gold and then shit on my parade.

I usually order 3 boxes each time that Shinra Bansho (Shinrabansho) Chocolate cards come out. I have never gotten a full set out of these orders, but came close. I have pulled some of the rare cards and was happy with that. This set was the second volume of the series Gensouryuu no Hihou.

This shipment has taken me by surprise on many levels. I was able to actually get a complete set out of the 3 boxes - all 29 cards in the set. Plus all the yummy chocolate wafers being shared among family. So good . . . but this time, I was in for the ULTIMATE SHOCK.

Let me start this by saying I love the artwork and was introduced to them a while back by Shocktress. You can check it out on a previous post too. I have been collecting them now since then and keep them in a binder. I even have created a spreadsheet to record what I have. The extras go to my son if he wants them as we both enjoy pulling the cards.

So, now onto the big teaser - I got not one, but TWO GOLD INSERT BACKER CARDS. I have a photo of one that I got so you can see it is legit. These are insert cards to get the Special Edition cards in that series (SP03 & SP04). My best guess from seeing some things, is that these are only available in every 20,000 packs. But I have no idea as I can't read Japanese, so if someone can clarify, that would be great. Now for the shit on my parade . . . I am sure that these can only be redeemed by someone living in Japan. I can't translate the page as it is a pic (o~O), but I am 99.9% sure this is the case.

I have reached out to some resources, but am not sure if they can help. I have also sent some inquiries to Japanese Proxy Services. Nothing as yet, but am spreading a wide net as I only have until 2016/11/30 and then the offer has expired.

My request to the inner webs is for someone who can assist with me getting them. I am willing to drop some cash your way or share in the spoils as you can use the second card.

Interested in helping or got ideas on how to get them?

Drop me a comment here with a suggestion or hit me up with an email at bluedrakon at gmail.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Please Read the Posted Signs - Valentine Style

"Welcome to 2old4anime's INSPIRATIONAL SIGNS"

Each week here, I (D.C. Rushton), shall be presenting 5 Anime or Cosplay signs for your Enjoyment.

Make You Laugh, or Just Make You Think!

Now my readers....

This Please Read The Posted Signs Theme is ONE DEVOTED TO OUR LADIES!


So here is from ALL OF US MEN, TO ALL OUR LADIES, WITH LOVE ON VALENTINES DAY!

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