News: YAMAGAMI-KUN Wants To Eat You!
http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v...ZTwY&vq=mediumYamagami-Kun is a forest god on a trip to the big city. He's cute, he's friendly, and he's very, very hungry. And wouldn't you know it? His favorite food is humans.
A sort of demented riff on Japanese kids shows, Yamagami-Kun is an ongoing web-series backed by Japan's Pony Canyon with key contributions coming from the likes of Noboru Iguchi (Machine Girl) and Yoshihiro Nishimura (Tokyo Gore Police).
The first episodes have started rolling out on the official website and I'm including my favorite below, one in which Yamagami discovers an office building popular amongst local businessmen as a site to commit suicide. It's perfect! All he has to do is lie down on the sidewalk and wait for people to jump into his mouth! Check it below!
Jackie Chan and Donnie Yen Join Forces for the Ultimate Codebreak | BeyondHollywood.com
Goddamn misleading titles...Details are a little scarce at the moment, but what is known for sure is that Yen will star in the flick in addition to tackling action choreography duties. Chan, meanwhile, has signed on to produce, though it’s also rumored that he may take a smaller role in the film. No word yet on who will direct the project. However, given that production begins next month, I’m sure that information will come to lighter in the near future.
Helldriver NOT in stores tomorrow. Thank you Amazon prime I should have it Wednesday.
LIFF 2011: Review of YAKUZA WEAPON
Good news. Eager to see this.Still it’s a fine film with so much laugher and guts that I have to admit, I was seriously impressed with the overall body of the film. Give yourself a treat and find a screening of Yakuza Weapon.
JD, you watch Helldriver yet?
NI NO KUNI Trailer Preview
Back in October, we told you about an upcoming PlayStation 3 JRPG (Japanese Role-Playing Game) called Ni No Kuni. The game is notable not only for its gorgeous graphics, but because it comes from the celebrated animation studio, Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli has been home to Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and the rest of Hayao Miyazaki’s filmography. While he was not personally involved with the game, Ghibli has told other great stories and I hope that Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is one of them.
A new preview for the game has gone online and gives a better idea of what we can expect from Ghibli’s collaboration with game developer Level-5 (Dragon Quest IX). The story revolves around Oliver, a young boy who is transported to a magical world where he attempts to find his deceased mother. There doesn’t seem to be anything revolutionary about the gameplay, but sometimes it’s better to do a solid job with something familiar rather than innovate for innovation’s sake (I’m looking at you, every Final Fantasy game since Final Fantasy X-2). Hit the jump to check out the preview. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is due out in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2012, but it might get pushed back a little.
24Framespersecond.net - China Lion Film Announces its Chinese New Year slate
REALLY excited to see Viral Factor! Yes!The U.S arm of China Lion Film Distribution have just announced release dates for two great Chinese New Year’s titles, and they’re right at the ends of the spectrum in genre terms; The Viral Factor, starring Jay Chou and Nicolas Tse, and Alls Well That Ends Well (2012), starring Donnie Yen and Louis Koo. The Viral Factor will open on January 20th, 2012, while Alls Well That Ends Well (2012) will release on January 27th, 2012, throughout North America.