Serious stuff...indeed. Keep watching until the end.
Source: Japan Probe
The stand-up people at Cacom USA want to give us cool Street Fighter IV figures, but are unable to produce the ENTIRE cast of characters in beautiful pvc form. They can't decide which characters will get the figure treatment, so this is where we, the fans, come in. Capcom USA is asking the gaming community to vote for their top three favorite SF IV characters. That's right, We get to decide! Who will you choose? Will you stick with classic Street Fighter stalwarts, or choose the new kids on the block? Let yourself be heard, drop your votes over at the Capcom blog.
We have dug up new confirmed information in regards to Gainax's appearance. Tony, a FanimeCon Forum Administrator and MusicFest Head, said,
"Ok, I'm told we have some really interesting guests coming from GAINAX, and a lot of them, but they themselves have requested not to publicize the details. They should be in the program guide. In any case, we're planning a lot of events with them, so there will be ample opportunity to get your GAINAX fix..."
It appears that a blog for Sheryl Nome from the new series Macross Frontier surfaced last week. So far nothing of real importance on the site, but fans might want to keep an eye on it.
Here's a low quality scan (perfect for a low quality flick. I kid, I kid) of the Dragonball promo image featured in Shonen Jump #12. To view the full image, click "read more", or here . A few details can be glanced from the text on the promo:
"I’ll grant you a wish…!!
Rumor after rumor but [now] Dragonball live action movie finally comes true!
Director James Wong of Final Destination, and producer the revolutionary film maker Stephen Chow of Shaolin Soccer. Remarkable casts are Son Goku is Justin Chatwin who played Tom Cruise’s son in Steven Spielberg's War of the Worlds, and Master Roshi is Chow yun-fat of Pirates of the Caribbean.
All Dragonball fan’s wish are granted now ! We will continue to offer new information to you on Jump Cinema Island !"
Take from that what you will. I'll reserve further comments (save one: Chatwin Goku's hair doesn't look half bad) until we at least get a trailer. For more info on the Dragonball movie, check out its official movie blog .
Speed Racer, the live-action adaptation of the classic pseudo-anime helmed by the Wachowski bros, closed it's weekend opening at a heartbreaking $20 million. In retrospect, it probably wasn't a great idea to attempt a coup against the juggernaut that is Iron Man just a week after that films' bow. Iron Man, in comparison, took in $50 million this weekend and succeeded in dominating the box office two weeks in a row (and sitting pretty at $150+ million domestically). Warner Brothers' $180 million nostalgia trip looks to be in trouble, especially when you consider the list of summer big-hitters releasing in mere weeks (*cough* Indiana Jones). While no one anticipated Speed Racer to overtake Iron Man, experts still estimated at least a $40 mil take in, so the results are made even more painful. So what is the reason behind the flop? Poor marketing? Crap reviews? Recession? Or maybe it's because live-action adaptations of old cartoons just don't work (Scooby Doo, Underdog, etc.). Who knows.
If you still have an urge to watch Speed Racer, check out the first 7 minutes here before plopping down your hard earned green-backs.