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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

SuperBoss June 26

SuperBoss is an interactive comedy show and epic videogame battle wrapped up into one. Audience members who are chosen by and coached by our comedians will face off to see who will enter the halls of videogame Valhalla and be crowned SuperBoss champion! 
Hosted by Aaron Bleyaert.

Orlando Leyba
Asif Ali
Blair Socci

Oh, Is That The Dead Don't Die By Sturgill Simpson?

If you wanna prank a friend you should grab The Dead Don't Die by Sturgill Simpson to play on the car ride back after seeing the movie of the same name. We saw the film and let's just say the song is played and mentioned quite a lot. Like..a lot, a lot.

NSFW Mermaid Sisters Song From Carole & Tuesday

 Check out this little number from The Mermaid Sisters, it's quite a lot of cursing. Not sure how long it'll be up. It's from the currently, only airing on Netflix Japan, Carole & Tuesday. Carole & Tuesday is from the creator of Cowboy Bebop.

We posted on it a little while back. It's one of our new favorites of the season. More than likely it'll actually come out to the West on Netflix, but it would so fit as a great addition on Toonami.

The main plot is two girls want to make it in the music biz on Mars. The Mermaid Sisters come in as competition on a Mars Got Talent sort of show. They don't do so well.

As of right now, nothing except one panel even mentions Carol & Tuesday for AX this year, which is a shame.

Anime Expo 2019 Update: Movie Premieres, Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show & Special Guests

AX is about two weeks now. Let's go over some updates and go over any other little tidbits we found.

As lovers of film, we write about screenings every week. However, we're kind of at a crossroads for The 4DX Anime Film Fest, because the movies chosen: Detective Conan: Zero The Enforcer, Mobile Suit Gundam NT (Narrative) and Mobile Suit Gundam 00 the MOVIE – A Wakening of the Trailblazer look like they suck. And 4DX, immersive shaking and smoke are a gimmick that just isn't that great.

However, with a group of anime fans making fun of these films together...and boy should they, Detective Conan is especially a movie for children, that will be watched by teenagers and adults, means a fun time of heckling.

It's gonna be the perfect mix of anime for the wrong audience and seats that vibrate. Let's hope some people barf and make some really dumb jokes.

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Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution is also screening. This is a CGI rendered version of the original movie. It's just sound awful to us. Why redo an entire movie in CGI?

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Funimation Presents Fire Force World Premiere with Creator Atsushi Ohkubo.

We get a world premiere from the creator of Soul Eater whose in attendance. It's about firefighters? Wait isn't that Promare fire movie coming out too?

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In one of the more sillier crossovers or we guess Gallery 1988 tribute shows we're getting G1988 x Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yup, the same artist you know and lover that we feature on the site all the time are gonna be drawing (sigh) Yu-Gi-Oh! It's gonna be some pretty strikingly weird art. Opening Reception taking place at Gallery 1988 is July 4th. Celebrate the birth of America with Yugi!

"In addition to the traditional artwork, a once-in-a-lifetime installation from Pretty In Plastic will also be displayed at G1988, creating a must-see for f Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, new or old."

G1988 x Yu-Gi-Oh!
Opening Reception July 4
Gallery 1988
7308 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Special Event is showing off the new anime from the pages of Shonen Jump, you get a cool free item if you attend.

The Street Fighter V : Arcade Edition Ultimate Cosplay Showdown is taking place July 4th. Long time readers know we love Cammy cosplay here, so any Street Fighter cosplay is welcome. This contest has some nice cash prizes for those willing to dress up and beat down the competition,.

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono will be in attendance of AX and more than likely at the cosplay showdown.

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Creator of Akira and also it's director is a special guest. Someone who created that...I mean you want to know what the Hell's he's thinking. Oh, someone's probably gonna ask him what he thinks about the live action movie finally suppose to come out again.

Snag this unofficial album based on Akira here. We're listening to it as we write this update.
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Kirby's Dream Band at Anime Expo 2019!
Friday July 6, 1pm-2pm
Entertainment Hall

One of our favorite video game bands is back at AX.

One of our favorite booths are back too.

Rilakkuma Cafe Pop Up already sold out
The limited time cafe celebrating the lazy bear is already sold out.

Good explanation on how to get around AX

Here's some press release rips on special events

- Sentai Filmworks is thrilled to provide eager fans with a chance to meet the creative minds behind Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girl in a Dungeon? and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?: Arrow of the Orion at this year’s Anime Expo. The premiere of Arrow of the Orion is scheduled for July 4, 2019, at 1:30 PM and will feature a Q&A with guests after the film.
- Sentai Filmworks today announced upcoming appearances by actors Miyu Tomiya (Riko), Mariya Ise (Reg) and Shiori Izawa (Nanachi) as part of the “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel hosted by Sentai Filmworks at Anime Expo 2019. The panel is part of a series of events that is expected to include exclusive fan interaction, autograph signing and a behind-the-scenes looks at the seiyuus’ performances

Lucky Anime Expo attendees will be able to receive autographs from the MADE IN ABYSS seiyuus at the HIDIVE industry booth on July 5, 2019 at 4:30 PM and on July 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM (subject to schedule and capacity limitations). The “Voices of the Abyss: Meet the MADE IN ABYSS Seiyuus” panel will take place on July 5, 2019 at 11:30 AM in the AMV Theater (room 511) of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Check out these pins from the latest dub of Jojo:

PARTY Plus Ultra Anime After Party
Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 9:30 PM
2230 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90007
An unofficial after party to AX.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Media Hype: No More Heroes, Deep Murder, Always Amazing & The Banana Splits

Oh, f%$ing finally!!! No More Heroes III was announced and it's out next year on the Switch. I'm sure we'll get more details, but can't wait to dual wield some beam swords with some joy-cons. No, we didn't actually see that, but let's hope.
-Cadence of Hyrule has come out on Switch. This rhythm game has you in Hyrule, but the game borrows heavily from Crypt of the NecroDancer. It's great to look at it's pixelated style. If you're as bad as some of us at the game you can turn off having to match the beat and just switch it to every step you make the monsters take a step too. Trust us, it's a lot easier. And it even has local 2-player.
Oh, and here's the Cadence of Hyrule (Original Game Soundtrack) on SoundCloud, we hope you can purchase it somewhere someday.

Let's head to movies news.

Deep Murder is a horror comedy where a soft-core porno gets a serial killer. What's great is the film stays a soft-core porno throughout the killing spree. Made up of ensemble cast of comedians you might now from other things, became a hilarious send-up to anyone who has seen something on late night movie channels. An impeding storm with the most sunny of skies, two high school friends who look like there in their 30's, playing with N64 controllers by just tilting them when a murder occurs is only the start of constant jokes making fun of how dumb soft-core can be. Oh, and the song I Want To F Your Blood needs to available on Bandcamp. We're sorry we missed it at LA Film Fest last year.

Oh, yeah that Amazing Johnathan Documentary we told you to watch in August, well another one just came out two months ahead. It's about a comedian magician who does ultra violent tricks and was diagnosed to die three years ago, but he's still alive. And it's free to watch on YouTube. Check out ALWAYS AMAZING: The True Story of the Life, Death, and Return of Amazing Johnathan. And then check out the other doc in August, because apparently that other doc got in trouble with Johnathan, so he was cool to film for this doc.
Five Night's at Freddy's is in the works to be a movie, but The Banana Splits is straight up stealing the idea. A little tweak is that the animal host a kids TV show, but it looks almost like the same concept. It looks like a SyFy channel movie, because it is one.  That means it looks cheap and silly, but maybe still fun to watch with friends. Out some time this Summer.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Amphibia Out Now

Check out Amphibia, a new cartoon about a young girl trapped on a world with anthropomorphic frogs. It's very much in the style of Gravity Falls, because it's creator use to work on the show.

LA List: Howlin' Rays Second Location, Good Burger Pop-Up and More

-Good Burger will become real with a temporary pop-up opening July 10th in West Hollywood. You can start making reservations June 17th at the official site.

Why a Good Burger pop-up now? Because All That! is coming back to television. The hit 90's Nick show that was like SNL and In Living Color, but made up of a kids has a new cast. Grown-up cast members will be making cameos it looks like.

via /Film

-Howlin’ Ray’s is getting a second location...sadly it's not gonna be open until 2020. It's opening up in Pasadena. Here's the future address 800 S Arroyo PkwyPasadena, CA 91105. I guess it gives time to Crack Shack and Daddy's Chicken to move out.

via Secret LA

-Star Wars Celebration is coming back to the LA area, well, technically Anaheim after two years of taking place in other major cities. This is a massive Star Wars Convention showing off the latest in all things related to the franchise. It comes back in the Summer of 2020 August 27-30. Tickets go on sale this June.

- From the director of Drive comes a seedy look into LA again with the new series Too Old to Die Young. Nicolas Winding Refn's newest work is about a deputy who messed up one night and now is finding himself in bad places with worse company. Look for a cameo of Hideo Kojima. Out on Amazon Prime.