I’m a fan of crossovers. Alien versus Predator. Marvel Vs. Capcom. Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue. Alright that last one only counts because Michelangelo was in it. In my defense, I was a kid who was a sucker for anything Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles related. Now as ridiculous and terrible as Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue was, it did made sense. Here they took a bunch of cartoon characters and put them in an anti-drug propaganda short. In fact in all of these mentioned crossovers there was some common element which connected these “universes” together.
Then there are those crossovers so ill conceived, not even the greatest screenwriter in all of Hollywood could assemble it into a cohesive ball o’ sense. Enter Star Wars Meets Dragon Ball Z.
Back in the summer and early fall, we were quite busy with expos and conventions here at Substance TV. We met many people, had one too many drinks at the open bars, and plain just had an awesome time meeting all sorts of people. Among the people we got to sit down and listen to was Tiffany Grant, a legend in the voice acting field. Rather than tell you all about her and what she does, we thought it’d be more fun to let her do it….
In America, the the late summer holds many great conventions. Between San Diego Comicon, PAX Prime, and Otakon there is something for everyone, however, none of them hold a candle to a certain convention from Japan, that makes even these huge events look like a meet-up at your local comic book store. Since 1975 devout fans of anime, manga, and gaming have been turning out in mass for the bi-annual event known as Comiket. While the majority of the convention focuses on the distribution of fan made content known as dojinshi. As of late this event has seen turnouts of more than 35,000 vendors, and numbers far exceeding over 500,000 con goers, and this number doesn’t show any chance of slimming any time soon.
If you are looking for something to do this weekend while waiting for all the big news from E3, you should consider wandering on down to Dallas for the 23rd annual A-Kon June 1-3. As the weekend rolls along keep an eye out for anyone in special Substance TV shirts. If you find one of us we will have some special gifts to give out. Keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook, and the main site as we will be updating everyone on where you can find us.
This also means you guys can expect some great coverage on whats going on in the Anime industry over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!
Two bits of great news. First, there is a brand new 13 episode series for Lupin the III chronicling the early untold story of Lupin and his fated meeting with the dangerous but irresistible Fujiko. Second, you can watch it right now thanks to Funimation.
The series, entitled Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine, began airing in Japan in early April and features all the characters you’ve grown to love, but with a little different tone than usual… Sensuality. When looking for a clip of the intro to show it became increasingly hard to find anything I would deem even remotely kosher. So instead I give you the teaser which shows off the excellent classic inspired art style.
As I eluded to before, be a bit careful watching this one with the younguns…it can be a little adult themed.
The first two episodes are available here with new episodes expected weekly, and within 48 hours of their original air date. With subtitles no less! Not too shabby Funimation! You DO have to register for the site, but we will let that slide.
What classic anime would you like to see given another shot? Let us know in the comments below.