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  1. Well, here is something I've been working on slowly: http://www.macrossworld.com/mwf/topic/43647-macross-cygnus/ And here is my comic company site: http://www.excelcomics.com No problem, hope to see you do a good job on it!
  2. You welcome! That's pretty much how it is in the comic industry. And please make it a comedy! If anyone offers a good price, I'm game! I kinda did do some Southern Cross art when I did the art for "Robotech The Movie" comic adaption for Academy Comics. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were just trying to pitch a short story based on what Antarctic Press was doing at the time. Kinda glad they botched the job and lost the license soon after. Cool! Thank you!
  3. So I saw the live action Ghost in the Shell movie earlier this week... It is not a good movie by all means. Even though I am familiar with the original property, I was never really a fan of it. I've always thought the manga was overly complex, and Mamoru Oshii anime movie was excessively slow and boring. I didn't really mind the idea that a big Hollywood version can simplify some of the themes and contents, but what was delivered on screen was just piss poor in it's conception. The movie started with a clumsily written opening text that poorly established the world, and then cuts to three expository scenes that explains what the opening text tried to explain. The movie was stumbling right out of the gate from the get-go and the pacing was choppy all the way after that. What bothers me the most is the absulote lack of personality and motivation for every single character. The dialogues were pretty blend and most of the acting was subpar. It's like the director want to duplicate the anime visuals but never thought of all the practical implications when transferred to a live action movie with real people. American movies are usually very good at combining action with special effects, if they don't want to include all the cerebral stuff, they could've just gone with a straight forward story of Section 9 being a kickass group of rag tag guys stopping cyber crimes, and I would've been perfectly OK with that. But instead the director decided to slavishly adapt all the anime movie scenes but not the context each represents, so in the end it all comes up completely hollow without any meaning. All the special effects used for world-building are just crammed onto the screen for the sake of more stunning imagery, but with a lack of visual believability in its sci-fi implications. It's really the first time I thought a movie have TOO MUCH SPECIAL EFFECTS. Another interesting point this movie bought to light for me is how outdated Ghost in the Shell is as a science fiction piece. When the original manga was created in the late 1980's, cybernetics and humanity in machines was the hot sci-fi theme used in many anime, books and movies (Terminator, Robocop, Bubble Gum Crisis, Star Trek's Borgs). But since then, real world advancement in A.I. and genetic research have pushed sci-fi themes more into that realm of exploration. I thought the lack of including any modern science understandings in this world made it unable to compete as a sci-fi property, similar to how most 1920's science fiction pulp is completely unreliable to us today. I don't know if anyone noticed... the actress that plays the female doctor, she tries to convey distress by shaking her head back & forth while she talks in every scene. The director should've told her to keep her head still because it's bad over-acting, and that Reverse-Flash crap was driving me frakken crazy!
  4. NOOO.... that dreaded sinking feeling of Chuck's plane going to be P Bandai or worst yet NO RELEASE!
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    New Macross TV Series in 2018

    Not sure if I am ready for a new TV show so soon after the meandering-fest of Delta. And part of the fun of Macross was always waiting about 5 years for a new series.
  6. Judging from the photos showing the sprue and parts, Hasegawa can easily swap out the wing booster sprue for a fold booster conversion like in Macross Plus episode 4! Come on Hasegawa! Do it! http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/product/65836/
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    Vocaloid Hatsune Miku

    It's finally WALKING!
  8. In the past few months dealing with in China, we’ve actually gotten to a point of seriously discussing the possibility of a Captain China animated series. So my contacts in Asia is in the process of shopping for an animation studio and to get a budget quote for a 1 season series. The idea and possibility of using Japanese animation studio also came up, and an industry source told us recently that most Japanese studios when comes to TV series production only prepare scripts for 2 episodes ahead of schedule due to sponsorship demands, because quite often scripts are changed on the whims of a sponsor. It can be something as simple as “you need to feature this upcoming product” or as drastic as “kill off a character to make it more emotional and get some higher ratings”. Of course I don’t know for sure if this 100% percent true for Delta behind the scenes, but it sure seems like it. This can explain why so many weird, messy, and out-of-place stuff happened in Delta since it is a heavily sponsored show. The final episode of Delta in my opinion did put some good will back into the show, a lot of cool and interesting visuals that are definite trademarks of when a Macross series is hitting its high notes. But there are also still so many dangling loose ends, under-developed plot points, and unanswered question that cripples it from being anywhere near a satisfying ending. Seeing how good some of the scenes are put together in this episode, I am more than certain that shoji jumped ship and phoned-in a good number of episodes during the second cor. And how can Shoji say that he always try to do something different when so many ideas, visuals, and plot elements are copied directly from frontier’s last episode? But then again, Seven, Frontier, and Delta’s ending plot points are all technically copies of each other: •Big Bad betrays others bad guys for his or her own hidden agenda that somehow ties to protoculture. •Entire Galaxy is threatened by Big Bad and super unstoppable power. •The good guy side is on the brink of losing. •Unreasonable and inexplicable miraculous crap happens because of singing. •Bad guys joins good guys to fight big bad. •Singing and lots of missiles conquers all. •Remaining bad guys flies away. •MEGA HAPPY ENDING FOR ALL THE GOOD GUYS! At least in the original Macross, singing causing cultural shock is an explainable reason to how the the fight was won. All the shows ever since just goes into nonsense territory when comes to singing and winning. And do any of you ever wonder why Macross plus is better? It's because there is no falling onto the protocultule BS clutches with characters or story or miraculous crap happens to save the day for it's conclusion.
  9. Thank god it is not a P-Bandai release. Now where is Chuck's VF-31E???
  10. The series director Kenji Yasuda admitted he and producer Eguchi Kouhei vetoed the idea in this interview: https://karice.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/p509/ and if you read the interview again now you'll find a lot of what he says is pure bullshit when compared to how everything ended up.
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