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Berserk 2016 Uncensored: Jan 2018 US Blu Ray Release, Better Animation

I’m a sucker for Kentarou Miura’s Berserk and its epic bloody battles in a dark fantasy setting. Back in 2016, a new Berserk anime series debuted, marking the series’ return to animated form. One of the main criticisms leveled at the modern release was the heavy use of CG in the animation, a point I’ve […]

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The Mr. Robot Ecoin Promo – Hail Corporate & Free Stuff From Ecoin Perks!

Back in October, during the most recent New York Comic Con, I walked past what looked to be a corporate bank signup table–the kind you’d see in any general audience outdoor festival or farmers market slinging checking accounts and credit cards. You know, like Wells Fargo or Chase was in town for NYCC. The booth […]

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Snowfall #1 Review: Climate Change, War, & the Death of Innocence in this First Look

Times (and climates) are-a-changin’ with global warming and more extreme weather being thrown in to the Earth’s mix. XKCD, a beloved web comic strip for the scientific/nerdy, has even done a comic strip on the subject that was much loved (if a bit misleading). There’s been plenty of exploration in a post apocalyptic setting–right now […]

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Bad CG Animation, But Still a Good Story – Review: Berserk (2016) Season 1

There may not be an objective best manga of all time, but if I had to pick one then Berserk would be at the top of my list. In many ways, I feel Berserk is underappreciated and flies somewhat under the radar due to its hyper-violent dark fantasy world, long lead times between releases, and […]

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“We Threw a Birthday Party for Woz and We Invited Stan Lee” – Interviewing the CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con

On Tuesday, after a flag raising ceremony at San Jose City Hall involving the hoisting of the official Silicon Valley Comic Con flag up to the glorified heights of the glass civic dome, I had the chance to sit down briefly with Trip Hunter, CEO of Silicon Valley Comic Con, for an interview. We spoke outside […]

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Blizzard Releases Free Original Starcraft and Brood War, Paid w/ HD Graphics, More Updates to Come

Oh boy oh boy oh boy–that’s the sound of computer gamers everywhere who lived in the heyday of the 90’s who have no doubt heard about Blizzard’s little Starcraft Remastered project. The project updates the old original Starcraft and Brood War games with remastered HD artwork among other additions. However, they’re charging $15 for the […]

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PSA: Silicon Valley Comic Con in San Jose April 21 -23, Free Outdoor Festival for Cheapskates

Just a quick PSA for anyone in the the local area (SF Bay Area) that Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017 is this weekend in downtown San Jose at multiple venues. I’m actually located in San Jose, so I’ll likely stop by check out some of the festivities. The con is in it’s sophomore year and […]

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Does Ghost in the Shell Require an Asian Lead? A Roundtable Discussion

If you haven’t heard, Ghost in the Shell–a classic anime–is now in theaters in a re-imagined American adaptation. The movie had a disappointing opening weekend with a take of only $19 million, behind Beauty and the Beast and Boss Baby. Not the best news for a movie with a $110 million budget. One possible reason is the […]