If you don’t already know the questions this anime answered 30 years ago and continues to answer today, this video will explain it to you. This exploration of the Ghost In The Shell universe was created by Beyond Ghibli, and he has many more where this came from.
If you missed this 2010 film, now might be the time to go see it or add it to your personal collection. He will be missed! I had to include the piece on him by Looper as well, it is a great tribute.
The new Captain Marvel trailer is absolutely amazing, so I had to share it here. This woman is subtle like a brick wall, and the story brings us back to the beginning. I can’t wait for this one, it will get us focused for the next decade of films from the MCU!
The Avengers were amazing, and since Disney acquired 20th Century Fox we got to see it a week earlier than expected so it wouldn’t cut into Deadpool 2’s box office. They will obviously be pounding on the 4th Wall again, and I am particularly looking forward to how the actress will personify Domino.
There is some good new music posted this week, starting with Faky’s Power Ballad Who We Are. They slide in and out of English with this song, most of their tunes come with both an English and Japanese version and are available on iTunes. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a powerful new song this week, Kimino Mikata, and while I find the fact that she is the only person allowed to have a face in her videos a little creepy, I absolutely love her music. Both Faky and Kyary have major tours coming up I will have to get into in another post. Kobukuro’s new track is One Times One, and was inspired by the Manga Becomes You by Kono Takano. As you can see it became a collaboration between the musicians and the artist and author. All three of these totally different songs were posted on line this past Tuesday, I hope you enjoy at least one of them.
There hasn’t been anything worth mentioning for a while, but this week there are a couple of good choices. Top of the list is Marvel’s Black Panther, possible the only Marvel superhero to address the U.N. periodically as part of his day job. As near as I can recall, anyone else that went before the U.N. did it as part of their superhero persona, or worked for a U.N. agency. Also this week, Early Man from Aardman is a comedy about the Stone Age getting overrun by the Bronze Age, with all the highly detailed stop motion animation they made famous with Wallace & Gromit.