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@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 08:19 PM)

I'm also only reading the trades. So I'm still missing... two volumes that are currently only available as hardcovers? Three?

@  Trpodeca : (17 January 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Astro City is great. Since I only read the trades, there probably won't be a big change for me.

@  ZakuConvoy : (17 January 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have. Great series. Hopefully the transition to OGNs will be a smooth one.

@  Nevermore : (17 January 2019 - 07:20 AM)

Anyone here reading Kurt Busiek's Astro City?

@  Verity Carlo : (16 January 2019 - 01:12 PM)

https://sites.google...ations---part-1awwwww shit

@  Benbot : (16 January 2019 - 12:36 PM)

Remember the Noid? He steals pizzas!

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:47 AM)

That said, the old "Nester" character from Nintendo Power IS owned by Nintendo, and I could see a homage in there

@  Steevy Maximus : (16 January 2019 - 10:46 AM)

Because technically DiC created the character, Nintendo does not own him.

@  Paladin : (16 January 2019 - 10:28 AM)

sidebar- why is "Captain N" not in Smash yet? that seems like such an easy option.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 January 2019 - 09:18 AM)

The 90's mario cartoons had exactly three character aspects to work with: fat, italian and plumber. He wasn't exactly wrenching pipes in every episode, so they had to do something...

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 January 2019 - 07:31 AM)

It's in another castle.

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:24 AM)

i HOpE sHe mADe LotSA SPAGHETTI

@  Locoman : (16 January 2019 - 06:17 AM)

Mario, wherever you are, HEEEEEEEELP!

@  unluckiness : (16 January 2019 - 06:07 AM)

That's Mama Luigi to you, Mario *wheeze*

@  Pennpenn : (16 January 2019 - 02:24 AM)

It's too hot here.

@  Echowarrior : (15 January 2019 - 11:03 PM)

I liked the Super Mario Brothers Super Show the best myself.

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 10:35 PM)

There's always the three Mario cartoons DiC made back in the 80s.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 09:48 PM)

So they could make a show that everyone would scream was an adventure time knockoff? I get what you're saying, but I can't see it being well received.

@  Sean Whitmore : (15 January 2019 - 08:47 PM)

The fact that Adventure Time was on the air for 8 years and at no point did Nintendo hand the creators a large sack of money and say, "Please make a Mario thing for us" will forever anger me.

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 07:03 PM)

There was so much awesome put into design and conception of the super mario bros. movie, and it didn't even need the branding: but it wouldn't have made it to the screen without the branding.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:56 PM)

Many aspects of it have stuck in my memory, though. The boots, the devolution ray, the aesthetic of the dinosaur city

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

I had no idea there was another Mario Bros. movie coming out, though. Doubt it'll top the first one, it was just so bizarre

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 06:55 PM)

They already act a bit like minions; they just aren't stupid

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 05:35 PM)

The trouble is: I honestly can't decide if making them minions would be better or worse than the continuously shrill voices they've used for the last 20 years.

@  Paladin : (15 January 2019 - 05:27 PM)

hope everyone's ready for Toads to look, act & sound like the Minions forever...

@  Lancer : (15 January 2019 - 04:54 PM)

I mean, considering Illumination is making the new Mario movie, Super Mario Bros. 1993 won't be the worst Mario movie anymore

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 04:36 PM)

"Sir, your pizza's here." "Not now!"

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 04:28 PM)

Actually, yeah. I think I need to watch it again. Great movie.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 03:44 PM)

It's a fun movie with amazing sets. As long as you don't try to connect it to anything else Mario, it's fine.

@  TM2-Megatron : (15 January 2019 - 03:38 PM)

Damn, I haven't thought about the Super Mario Bros. feature film in forever. Need to watch it again, soon; I can only imagine it gets better with time.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (15 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Re:Zero is a fantastic series.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 03:10 PM)

Yeah it's not a bad concept, it's just that lately the term is associated with "I, a Loser Everyman, Woke Up In a Generic Fantasy Setting Where I'm Super Special So Now Girls Orbit Me"

@  Sabrblade : (15 January 2019 - 12:59 PM)

So too is the old Super Mario Bros movie

@  wonko the sane? : (15 January 2019 - 12:28 PM)

I went and looked up the term "isekai"... that's not actually as bad as I thought it was going to be.

@  ▲ndrusi : (15 January 2019 - 12:19 PM)

I'm not sure, but the cartoon segments of The Super Mario Bros. Super Show are.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 12:12 PM)

Wait. A. Minute. Is Blaster Master an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (15 January 2019 - 08:49 AM)

*Dragon Slave*

@  Xellos : (15 January 2019 - 06:22 AM)

I used to use a pic like that as my avatar for years, but that... is a secret.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (15 January 2019 - 02:07 AM)

Is Flatland an isekai?

@  MEDdMI : (14 January 2019 - 11:16 PM)

@Xellos Every time I see you post, I picture Xellos' infuriating smug grin and finger waggling with the "sore wa hi*mi*tsu*desu <3"

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 09:50 PM)

The Last Starfighter is also one of those

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

Astronaut gets shot through a wornhole and ends up on a living starship full of escaped alien prisoners.

@  Cybersnark : (14 January 2019 - 09:28 PM)

I realized a few months ago that Farscape is a sci-fi-based Isekai.

@  Sabrblade : (14 January 2019 - 09:03 PM)

The Thor movies and Enchanted, as well.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (14 January 2019 - 08:45 PM)

@xellos We get to many of those in Hollywood movies.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (14 January 2019 - 08:13 PM)

Re:Creators!

@  Xellos : (14 January 2019 - 07:47 PM)

There is also Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, where people regularly get summoned to a fantasy world, then eventually sent back with their accumulated powers (and the main character smuggles the demon lord's daugher by his request, which is a no-no)

@  Waspinator : (14 January 2019 - 07:23 PM)

We need more inverse isekais, like The Devil is a Part-Timer

@  ▲ndrusi : (14 January 2019 - 04:11 PM)

I feel like Tron is pushing it but I can't actually come up with an argument to that effect

@  Pennpenn : (14 January 2019 - 03:21 PM)

To Arazyr- I don't see why it wouldn't be.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:12 PM

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Hot on the heels of Fuller House, Inspector Gadget, and Richie Rich comes news that Netflix is looking to revive another series from your childhood.

 

Variety reports this morning that Netflix has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to produce several new series for the streaming service, including an updated take on everyone’s favorite 1980s Japanese import about robot lions that combine to make a bigger robot guy. The partnership also include a new animated series from Guillermo del Toro, titled Trollhunters, about “a new, fantastical world wrapped around two best friends who make a startling discovery beneath their hometown.”



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:19 PM

Hmmm, all of those sound like fun. I'm looking forward to trying them.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:43 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:44 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:46 PM

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 

I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

 

Well, yeah, that too :p



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:58 PM

I don't think I could take another "Voltron Force"...


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 01:59 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:03 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, the story and animation was kind of 'meh', but I always thought this looked cool, and would have picked it up had it been available:

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 03:58 PM

I really loved the design work that went into thd previous Voltron toon from a few years back. But annoying kids and a cheapass animation company really held it down.

Plus the fact that there was NO way the combination schemes presented could work as toys.

They could've fudged around with the proportions, like with the Deluxe Fall of Cybertron Combaticons.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:25 PM

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:45 PM

Why does Voltron keep coming back?

 

It sucked in the 80s and it still sucks now!


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:50 PM

cause giant robots from space who turn into stuff makes lots of money



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:53 PM

 

 

Hopefully we actually get Voltron toys alongside this one...

 
I'd rather hope that it's good first.

 

People have been waiting for a good Voltron since 1984.

 

 

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:04 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:14 PM

Is there any "need" for Voltron after 25 years of Power Rangers? The whole reason why all 5 or whatever Voltron revivals have been awful and died in a year and why this one will too is that they can never change anything about the character design or concept or else it will just BE Power Rangers.

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:22 PM

Nostalgia always helps and Voltron is still beloved by quite a few. It was our Power Rangers before there was Power Rangers. That said though the thing that limits it is sticking to the same old formula which doesn't always have to be the case in animation.

 

Say what you will about Voltron Force but they did at least change Locales and had some plot outside of some random monsters sent by the Drule comes to the planet. And I think there could of been ways to pull off the VF multi Lion middle play pattern. Pretty much boils down to buying the original configuration which would come with and Extra Arm/leg version of the Black lion and sell the main body version of the rest separately which would come with the corresponding Voltron weaponry.

 

But hopefully they stray from the kid characters and try to make it enjoyable for past and new viewers alike.



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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

I had forgotten the other Voltron attempts


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 05:55 PM

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 


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Posted 05 January 2016 - 06:06 PM

 

Well considering it was the second animated Sentai (Gatchaman being the first), of course its gonna be like Sentai, which Power Rangers is adapted from. An animated series, handled by a good team could end up having fun with the tropes of the genre.


Wait, do you mean "Sentai" as in "team of people with different colored bodysuits" or that specific long-running show/franchise (that Gatchaman predates)? 

 

 

While the Live action series has that specific title of Sentai, part of it, iirc, got off the grounds due to Gatchamen: a series about 5 young people given the ability to change into multi-colored costumed super heroes, who fight a vast evil army and even deal with giant monsters with powerful vehicles. Sentai even tends to follow the same naming rhetoric that 'Science Ninja Team Gatchaman' had. So yeah, even if it predates the genre, it's still a Sentai series as it laid out alot of the ideas and tropes we're still seeing nowadays.


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