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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:37:45 PM »

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:32:38 PM »
Brilliant Aaz, the link is a safe bet *thumbs up*

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:11:01 PM »

Bate-Man does it again...
High hopes.

By the way, a trailer for the Pet Semetary remake came out and ... it looks pretty decent to actually surprisingly good (so far) ... am I being too optimistic? I don't like the idea of remakes but then came along Blade Runner (which I liked a lot) and more recent - upcoming Suspiria and this ... they look promising -

I doubt it'll top the original film because (i) nostalgia; and (ii) creepy as hell atmosphere that's sort of iconic in its own way. But ...

Speculation Nation / Re: Death
« on: October 10, 2018, 06:05:06 PM »
^ :ganishka:

Ditto, voted.

Also I know that I know dude, I don't think you know that you should please try edit your posts vs double/ triple posting in succession in the same topic :carcus:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 03, 2018, 08:04:01 PM »
I love The Fog! Carpenter's synonymous with The Thing and Escape From New York and it stops there, considering a general viewing (casual) audience. So whenever it comes up, I get excited. The colors, imagery is just awesome. It's cool you're going on a Carpenterian journey with her. What's next after Escape From New York? Just essentials or all 18-20ish films? Looking at the list of movies he's directed, I haven't watched The Ward and Body Bags.

By the way, I think Mandy's right up your alley. It's got that 80's (horror/ slasher) movies vibe to it.

Vagabond / Re: Shin drawn by inoue.
« on: October 02, 2018, 07:57:34 PM »
Thanks for posting! Yeah, this was part of the Social Kingdom campaign from 2012.

More info here -

The Kingdom historical manga is now the Guinness World Record Holder for the "Manga Written by the Most People." Guinness recognized the world record on December 12. The "Social Kingdom" campaign had launched in May, tasking 1,000 fans and celebrities to redraw the 26th volume of Yasuhisa Hara's manga.

A total of 1,087 people participated in the campaign, including manga creators Eiichiro Oda (One Piece), Masashi Kishimoto (Naruto), Hirohiko Araki (JoJo's Bizarre Adventure), Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond) and Hiroshi Motomiya (Salaryman Kintaro). Voice actors Masakazu Morita, Jun Fukuyama, and Rikiya Koyama, voice actresses Yōko Hikasa and Rie Kugimiya, and singer Etsuko Yakushimaru also participated. Each participant redrew one of the approximately 1,000 panels from the volume.

The entire redrawn volume is available to read for free on the campaign's official website.

The official certificate for the record will be on display at the Kingdom booth during the Jump Festa event in Chiba's Makuhari Messe event hall from December 22-23.

The manga's story begins with Xin and Hyō, two boys without families in the Warring States Period when China has been embroiled in war for five centuries. Despite living like slaves, the boys strive to realize their dream of becoming warlords.

Hara's manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump magazine since 2006, and the 28th compiled book shipped in Japan on November 19. The anime adaptation premiered in Japan in June, and Funimation is simulcasting the series in North America as it airs.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:59:56 PM »
Volume 1, Pg 4
Japanese (Digital)
Japanese (Print)
English (Digital)
English (Print)

Volume 1, Pg 24
Japanese (Digital)
Japanese (Print)
English (Digital)
English (Print)

Dark Horse's digital quality really isn't that bad, except for the obvious banding issues that happen when there's a detailed pattern or screen effect. Even still, the Japanese digital editions weren't great in the first few volumes, either. Volume 1 in particular looks quite washed out. I don't  know why, but they improved over time (as did Dark Horse's coincidentally). Maybe they were still figuring out the best method for scanning the originals, and never bothered to do another pass once they optimized? Either way, my money is still on the Japanese print being the best, most consistent visual quality, except for the very limited color pages, in which case the Japanese digital pages obviously win, as they're just fucking pristine. Alright there goes my evening, somebody buy me a drink.

I would've said "Sure thing, next time you're in the city lets meet again at Puck Fair" but sadly, that place shut down in 2016 :judo:, +1 karma for now *clink*! Thanks for breaking it down so well, with various formats in mind. I'd forgotten about DH's digital version because I don't own the series in digital format (yet).


Amazon pre-order link is now live, available for $49.99 -

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 02, 2018, 02:25:34 PM »

Mandy was awesome and I say this as someone who absolutely LOVED Beyond The Black Rainbow. This's a much focused movie compared to Rainbow and yet, it's slow burn (compared to typical films). Panos is a genius and without spoiling much, the story here is basic - revenge. Set in the 80's, Red and Mandy live in the woods and trouble finds it's way when the head of a religious cult spots Mandy. She's special, he says and kidnaps her with the help of a demon biker gang. The cult leader tries to seduce her in an LSD induced dream sequence with his music. When it doesn't work, his cult kills her. Red, played by Cage goes after them. The film takes that basic concept of revenge and does so much more with it and it's not just the visuals, it's the sounds to go with it. Like Rainbow, Panos colors the screen with distinct color palettes to depict moods and Johannsson's soundtrack hits a perfect 10. I've sat on it for a week now and I find myself replaying some scenes and remembering. Mandy is definitely a cinematic experience. That being said, Nicolas Cage plays a version of himself you see in other films which is perfect (over the top) but it sucked that in moments of rage or sadness, people in the theater laughed/ chucked at his acting because it's him and they can't see him beyond his memes. I wish I had the whole place to myself! But whatever. Watching it again, soon. So far, one of my favorite films of the year.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Releases "Deluxe" Berserk Edition
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:29:08 PM »
Regarding a retranslation, or at the very least a re-edit ("Fuck you to you!"), There's a recent precedent. DH has gone back and revised their name for the Sovereign from the half-translated "King Hanafubuku" to "Flower Storm Monarch." So if they're going to do that, why not dig deeper and fix (some of) the older stuff too?

It's so basic a thing that I wish they did this already. Heck, if they dangled a carrot of fixed translations like "Hey, buy all volumes again with these new cover designs and spines and by the way, translations are now fixed.", I'd buy them in a heartbeat. I'd be less willing to pay for a second set of new covers if nothing was improved.

That being said, the paper size and hard cover option sounds good. Will it be worth it? Sigh, I don't know to be honest. Part of me wants to buy it blindly. It's a bit of a conundrum because I buy YA (physical) issues with the episode, then the manga in Japanese (physical) and then the DH translation. I was and still am really really close to picking up the digital set when episodes are released but I'm hesitant because of the expense. At the same time, it's digital and the biggest merit is the quality vs what's printed in YA's paper stock and it doesn't take up space (!). How do you guys deal with deciding? Do you still support the episode the same way you used to? Every single time an episode drops (since the digital releases were available) gets me thinking the same question - is it time to switch or stick to my old ways; and how much is enough (?) ... how many versions. And now this version is announced!

By the way, fun little read from a couple of years ago ^_^ -

Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] AOW collection and possibly more
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:17:33 PM »
PM has been sent, please check. Thank you!
Responded mate.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:34:55 PM »

Creation Station / Re: Making an all-steel Raider sword this time...
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:10:30 PM »
Good work dude!

Creation Station / Re: Full scale all steel thick dragonslayer build
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:06:19 PM »
Oh boy ... that looks heavy :o! Looks amazing man, can't wait to see the final product.

The DS I helped work on and commission was made out of fiber glass and other materials, which makes it not so sharp at all (or not for cutting for sure) but it's heavy from just the size of how much material is on it. I can't imagine how heavy yours will turn out ... 20-30 pounds or more even?

Looks GREAT man! Were you tempted to give a different color-tone for Skullknight (like bone or a more weathered look)?

Also, I love your Macross work.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:52:28 PM »
Speaking of Venom, the first teaser or trailer looked like garbage. Even as a massive fan of Tom, I'd have to force myself to step into the theater or pay for it. The last trailer that got shoved in my face at the movies (I try to avoid em as much as I can but movie previews these days ... suck, sigh) looked decent and you get to see the same bad CGI but more Venom, so there's a bit of hope. I also don't know anything of the comics, so if the story doesn't deliver in that regard, I won't know/ it won't bother me as much as die hard fans. Funnily enough, his doppelganger Logan Marshall-Green's new movie sees the actor playing the same role (!!!) in the sense, they're both infused with something they have to battle with physically and mentally.

Upgrade is a SOLID sci fi action flick, so much fun man -

Maybe he originally offered Arnold the part of the sex offender; it all could have gone so differently! :ganishka:

Hahaha!!! Where do you come up with these thoughts man?! Brilliant.

I feel like Arnold coming back would surely add to my personal excitement to watch it. Nobody around me is talking about it or wants to see it. Time permitting, I just might by myself this weekend ...

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »
The Endless was a pretty interesting Lovecraftian indie. Not enough tension/mood, and the actors kinda sucked, but these directors deliver in plot what other movies of the same genre stumble upon.

Have you watched the director's prior movies - Resolution or Spring? The Endless ties into those movies a little bit.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:31:25 PM »
New Suspiria trailer, it looks terrific -

Agreed. Pals I often watch horror with aren't keen because it's a remake.

Trailer for Hold The Dark from the director who did Blue Ruin and Green Room -

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:17:02 PM »
A friend sent me this channel a couple of months ago and it's fascinating. The vlogger takes a material and makes the sharpest version of a knife with it. He's done this with pasta, chocolate, rice, cloth, etc.

Check this out -

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
Thanks Heiji! So unique, setting itself apart from the rest of the covers in terms of the color palette. Reminds me of the look you'd find on unpainted statues/ kits.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:17:24 PM »
Excellent news, thanks Heiji.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:44:13 PM »
Bloody version repaint - apparently exclusive for China only and in limited numbers. A lot of people who pre-ordered the original version are upset (rightfully so) and it would've made more sense for Prime 1 to present the option of both versions when they offered the pre-order.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:44:08 PM »

Mission Impossible 6 or Fallout was an improvement on movie 5. It was a good dose of fun with fast paced action and I think the supporting cast pulled through. It's what you expect from a MI movie, and it has to center around Ethan Hunt which can get tiring, like some of the usual tropes of the masks or everything that comes down to the last second. All of that considered, it's still a solid release. I'd rank the movies in this order - 1, 3, 4, 6, 5, 2.

Speaking of 3, best JJ Abrams movie he directed?

Eighth Grade was pretty good and happened to watch it by chance, not knowing anything about it because I had an afternoon to kill and it was either this movie or Equalizer II which I just couldn't ... Denzel playing himself in every movie is just not happening! Anyway, this coming of age film focuses on the last 4 days of eighth grade for the main character. She's someone who makes cheesy/ corny self help/ make up tips sort of videos on YouTube that garner 1 or 2 likes because her Dad is the only one watching it and being supportive, not popular in school, shy and all that. There are moments when I feel my age when they talk about kids hopping on SnapChat at an early age. It's not one of those feel good movies, so I appreciated it from the perspective of keeping it real.

Sorry To Bother You had a few problems but man, if a movie can get in a The Last Dragon reference it has to be awesome! This was honestly really good with all of it's social commentary and weird moments. It's full of cheese, wit, great acting, humor and it's tongue-in-cheek metaphors. It also made a lot of people uncomfortable in the theater, some walked out before the end. Check it out guys!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: Episode IX
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:28:58 PM »
December 2019 will come by real quick.

Carrie Fisher & Andy Serkis as General Leia.
Can totally see that happening.

Honestly not interested in this at all after the previous two movies (not even talking about the spin-offs, I doubt I'll ever watch Solo).
Both Rogue One and Solo, I felt were better than movies VII and VIII. I wasn't thrilled to see Solo because there was just a lot of SW at the time but in retrospect, it was fun. Nothing great but decent-to-good I guess if that can be considered to be a metric. I'm glad they've put a halt to other spin-offs - Fett/ Kenobi - because Solo did averagely at the box office.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Japanese Tankobans worth the buy?
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:26:17 AM »
Kinokuniya's a really good place for grabbing manga, more than the Barnes & Nobles at Union Square (3/ 4 floors of a building) and Midtown Comics. Kinokuniya has 3 levels, the lower level is great for stationary items, the main floor for books and upstairs is where the manga is. How long are you going to be visiting New York for? If you're around and have some time, I can come by say hi!

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