TEPHLON FUNK! (Recommendation)

What is Tephlon Funk! Exactly? 

A comic book series by Stephane Metayer which follows a young girl from Queensbridge Houses, Inez Joselyn, as her life is turned upside down.  Along the way, Inez encounters an interesting cast of characters from throughout the Five Boroughs of New York City. Stylistically speaking, Tephlon is heavily influenced by anime and Hip Hop Culture; respectively.

Illustration by: David Tako and Nicholas Safe

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3 Anime Character Challenge (Tag)

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The three character tag challenge has been floating around the internet for a while now. And as usual, I am late to the party but don’t fret my friends. In the words of Korean American singer Jay Park, I got this.  All jokes aside, I was inspired to take a crack at it after reading Aria Cross’ own attempt. That was back in June, and I am just now getting around to it.

Challenge:  Pick three anime characters that remind you of yourself and tag people to participate.  For the sake of the post, I will elaborate on why these characters are reflective of my personality.

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Revisiting: Suzuka 涼風

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Suzuka 涼風 is a anime directed by Hiroshi Fukutomi based on a manga series of the same name by Seo Kouji. Suzuka follows protagonist Yamato Akitsuki who moves from Hiroshima to Toyko for a new start.  And his housemate turned love interest Suzuka Asahina a rising track and field star, who specializes in the high jump.

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J-MUSIC Ensemble: Liberty City Ani. Con

The J-MUSIC Ensemble is an 8 piece band consisting of drums, keyboard, bass, guitar and a horn section with two trumpets, a trombone, and saxophone. Best described through their slogan: Jazz meets J-Pop. Which essentially, is what they do. Think-polished Jazz musicians, tackling Japanese Popular Music with the horns taking the fore front, at times standing in as substitution for the human voice. Though at times, the human voice is still included because there is nothing quite like it. Overall, bringing a new perspective to the world of Japanese Music.

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Trilingual Mash-Up Chancellor & G.Soul

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Singer-songwriter and producer Chancellor (bandana) recently dropped a new installment to his Chancellor Day Cover project. This one features fellow Singer G.Soul, whom I’ve followed for a number of years.

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Famous – Marcus Ariah

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Marcus Ariah is an artist to watch. This Jersey native is very talented.  He recently dropped a music video for his song Famous is off of his up and coming album titled Making A Man.

Making A Man drops in August.

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Ghosts of Miami (Visual Novel)

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I found out about this game via, Nice Job Breaking It, Hero, a anime blog I follow.  On her recommendation, via the blog post.  This story caught my attention and I decided to give it a whirl.

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Children of Ether

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I’ve been waiting on this to drop for a while now.  And now that it with in my grasp, I am ecstatic and low key kinda speechless.  But with a staff of this caliber, how could I not be? Character designs by Hiroshi Shimizu, storyboard by Shingo Natsume,  and animation by Mitsuo Iso. As well as director Yûichi Takahashi. With the entire project being headed by LeSean Thomas.

And how could I forget. Music by Mr. Hudson

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Ryu vs Ken: Street Fighter Cosplay Battle

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Hey, what’s good everyone?  It’s been a little over a month since we attended Anime Next.   Between the three of us, we pushed out a ton content via our website and our other Social media outlets.  Videos, pictures and other exclusive releases. (via Twitter and Instagram) So if you aren’t following us, do so because you are missing out.  The grind was non-stop that weekend. But it’s Story Time.

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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM Infinite

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I’ve been a MARVEL VS. CAPCOM fan ever since I played MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2.  I loved this game so much that I bought a second copy for my Xbox 360.  And I played it all the time.  I didn’t even hop right on part 3 when it came out.  I waited for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to drop before I transitioned over.  And boy, did I  love that game.  I suck at fighting games, video games in general but I would play it for hours on end. When I heard about MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, I was excited.

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