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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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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Fooly Cooly (Season 2 and 3 Trailer)

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Fooly Cooly ( Furi Kuri) is one of the most memorable Anime’s of my childhood. Originally airing on American Television back in 2003.  Fast forward, 14 years later and the mere thought still brings a smile to my face.  From Naota cynical outlook to Haruko’s Vespa and everything in between, most of all Lord Canti.  So when Cartoon Network announced a possible remake, I was in shock but more over confused.  In all seriousness, FLCL has everything packed into six episodes.  What more could they possibly do?  My answer came in the form of a trailer.

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Where Tangents Meet (Webtoons)

I came upon another webtoon that caught my eye called Where Tangents Meet created by Instantmiso. I was looking for a love story and came upon this one while reading Sirens Lament by the same author. This was a romance story that had me hooked from the very beginning.

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Supernatural Cats of Japan (Panel)

 

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I have two cats and I thought learning about Japanese folklore would be interesting, so I went the Supernatural Cats of Japan panel at Anime Next. In Japan, there are many different urban legends about cats and yokai. And many of these stories derive from events and have been passed down for generations.

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Anime and America Cinema (Panel)

 

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I went to an interesting panel at Anime Next about how Anime or Manga series gets Americanized.  Some series that we all know and love should never be replicated. America seems to fail when attempting to recreate an Anime series or movie adaptation with their own spin on it. Sometimes it is not all bad but they still fall short even with the help of A-list directors and screenwriters.

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Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga

 

 

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After a long day of running around, Drey and I took a small break in the Manga library.  Like the idiot I am, I started reading volume one Uzumaki うずまき by Junji Ito. Homie is twisted but that’s a topic for another day.  The library closes, now my mind fuckery level is at an all-time high. I was so confused.   That confusion only heightened.  

I was not ready. 

Under The Bed: Horror in Anime & Manga (panel). 

Hosted by: Xan Villanueva

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(5 Years Of) Japanese Indie Music

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I’ve been a fan of Japanese Music since 2003.  And while Anime Next had us running all over the Atlantic City Convention Center.  One of the panels, I had the pleasure of sitting in on was  (5 Years Of) Japanese Indie Music hosted by John Carroll.

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Is Gohan Trash or Nah?

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I use to love Gohan. He was my favorite character from the franchise only coming second to Future Trunks. But I felt connected to Gohan because we sort of grew up together. Then enter the Saiyanman arch, this was something I struggled to accept. Low-key hurt my feelings. LOL  But I digress.

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