Monday, June 24, 2013
Hello, true believers! This is Nelson, creator of The Anime Guardians. I'd like to announce that the blog will be on hiatus for a time, as I'll be pouring time into the other website I've recently co-founded, Project Otaku. I've held onto this blog for a year and a half now, and it's helped me to develop as a writer in ways unimaginable. But it's not easy blogging alone; Project Otaku is a great place for me to foster the writings of others and myself. Being part of a community is what blogging is all about, or this is what I've come to believe. Those faithfuls who have followed my writings until now should show Project Otaku some support at http://www.projectotaku.com/.
The Anime Guardians Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Google Plus pages will still be up, allowing for me to spread news of my continuing endeavors. Thanks for the love throughout these months. See you on the other side!
- Nelson Rolon
This film was on my radar from the moment it was announced. I've never seen or read the previous Cyborg 009 works (unless 009-1 counts), but the names "Production I.G" and "Kenji Kamiyama" were enough to catch my eye. The bizarre 3D CG animation also caught my eye, but the style grew on me as I watched the film. Should you watch 009 Re:Cyborg?
Sunday, June 16, 2013
*Man of Steel spoiler below!*
I saw Man of Steel 8:00PM Saturday night with a couple friends. A devout fan of anything involving Christopher Nolan (except that last Batman movie, that I could have lived without), I was expecting great things from Man of Steel. My friend Leslie, after viewing the blockbuster, felt no shame in claiming it was better than The Dark Knight; I'm still debating that myself. Later that night I told Erica, Project Otaku's site manager and co-founder, about the film. She hilariously responded with, “I don't intend to watch. Not big on Marvel heroes.” We'll forgive her for the huge faux pas, but it does raise some interesting questions about Americans who enjoy Japanese manga and anime, but cannot stomach our own home-grown superheroes.