Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
Toonami has announced that May 23rd, they're going to give fans the opportunity to spend Memorial Day weekend with Ryuko's Fight Club, catching up on Kill La Kill. After that marathon of the show's recent episodes, the block is back to normal line-up on 5/30. More after the jump.
Last weeked, FXX's ADHD block ran the third episode of Major Lazer, the animated adventures of a Jamaican superhero with a laser gun arm, based on the like-named music project by DJ/producer Diplo. In "Escape from Rave Island," Major Lazer's travels through a dystopian future take the star and his allies to the remains of a rave destroyed Ibiza, where some of the evolved Rave Rats look somewhat familiar.
Ryuko Matoi's Super Saiyan form from the final episode of Kill La Kill will soon be a figure from Good Smile Company. Pre-orders launched this week for the impressive figure, sporting lots of color and lots of naked skin. The 1/8th scale, 30cm (with stand) figure ships in October for 11,852yen before tax. Get a look after the jump.
On May 31st the Bump Bar & Club & Party Space in Kabukicho, Shinjuku will be hosting a Kisaragi Night Kill La Kill cosplay DJ event featuring music, art, and people brave enough to go out in public in Kill La Kill cosplay. More after the jump.
Eir Aoi, the singer of the Kill La Kill opening theme song, "sirius" is very excited that the anime is now on Toonami every Saturday from 12:30AM. To celebrate its TV debut, Eir has a very special message to all of the fans, presented by Aniplex of America. Get a look after the jump.
The third and final volume of the Ryou Akizuki illustrated Kill La Kill manga was released in Japan this week. Along with this, pre-orders launched for the third volume of Saki Nonoyama's modern-Japan set alternate universe Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann - Otoko Doahou! Hen manga, featuring a limited edition with a special variant of the Fräulein Revoltech 010 Yoko Littner figure. A selection of participating bookstores are promoting these with special crossover art.
Despite the recent dicing of the Toonami anime block, the broadcast of Kill la Kill is still ready to join the lineup. The dub kicks off next Saturday at 12:30am, and you can see Toonami's promo for it after the jump.
Listen up, pigs! Good Smile Factory is prepared to ship Max Factory's figma of Satsuki Kiryuin this August and the Kill La Kill fan favorite is now up for pre-order. The 15.5cm poseable figure sells for 6,000yen (before tax). Get a look after the jump.
Good news, bad news for the Toonami programming block. The good news is that Kill La Kill has found a home with the English dub slotted to premiere at 12:30am on February 7th. The bad news is that the line-up has been further reduced beyond the hour loss, as many of its re-runs go away in a new Midnight-3:30am schedule. Get the details after the jump.
Unlike some figure lines, Medicom Toy's premium Real Action Heroes has a fairly good balance of gender in its subject. And, those looking for some guys to add to their collection will be pleased to see that Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] Archer and the Dark Knight version of Berserk's Guts are the next two offered, with the two 30cm figures respectively coming in October for 25,488yen and November for 32,400yen.