Author: Corissa Haury

Will Beatless Be Just Another “Robot Girl” Anime?

Beatless Seiji Mizushima (director), Hiroko Yaguchi (character design), Tatsuya Takahashi and Go Zappa (writers) Nao Touyama, Takuto Yoshinaga, Saki Ono, Misako Tomioka, Sora Amamiya, Shino Shimoji, Hiromi Igarashi (cast) Adapted from Beatless by Satoshi Hase January 12, 2018 (Japan) Beatless is a brand new anime on Amazon Prime Video that is very hard to find on that very same platform. It aired in Japan on January 12th and 13th, where Amazon broadcast it on the Animeism programming block for MBS. Despite multiple announcements and media hype, Prime Video did not have the anime available in the United States until January...

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OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Is Cute But Not Great Yet

OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Ian Jones-Quartey (creator), John Pham (art director), Toby Jones (supervising director) Stephanie Nadolny, Courtenay Taylor, Ashly Burch, Ian Jones-Quartey, David Herman, Kate Flannery, Chris Niosi, Jim Cummings, Melissa Fahn, Robbie Daymond, Kari Wahlgren (cast) August 1, 2017 (US) It starts with a friendly intro evocative of the Pokemon cartoon theme, its title sequence all of 20 seconds. A cast of epic, heroic characters emerges immediately after the credits, featuring voice actors like Stephanie Nadolny (young Goku in Dragon Ball Z) and Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show, Mass Effect, Halo). This opening was animated by Hiroyuki...

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Deconstructing Netflix’s Death Note

Death Note Adam Wingard (director), David Tattersall (cinematographer), Louis Cioffi (editor), Masi Oka, Roy Lee, Dan Lin, Jason Hoffs (producers), Charles Parlapanides, Vlas Parlapanides, Jeremy Slater (screenplay), adapted from Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba Takeshi Obata Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Keith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, Willem Dafoe (cast) August 25, 2017 The American adaptation of Death Note has been in the works for ten years. It has changed hands more than a dozen times, eventually making its way via Warner Brothers to Netflix in 2016. It already had a director, Nat Wolff was already slated to play Light,...

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The Dead Game of Thrones: Who Do You Want to See Die?

Game of Thrones is a show that we both love and hate. We got together to examine what keeps us watching and who we most want to see die next. What keeps you watching Game of Thrones? Wendy Browne: Masochism. But seriously. I am and have always been invested in these characters from both book and show and I do want to see what happens after all this time. I don’t believe GRRM actually had that figured out because his writing lost all focus, but I am curious to see what conclusions the HBO writers come to. I have...

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