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More Green Lantern footage

Five full minutes of footage added on. Awesome.



Kind of annoyed at how composed the Red Lanterns are, and hoping for a "mature" Green Lantern cartoon one day, but for now this is...decent.

Song of the Week: Childish Gambino - Bonfire

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I'm guessing CG performed at San Diego Comic Con. 'Cause this happened:



It's the full version of the track he currently has up on his site. I prefer studio tracks to lives unless I'm actually there, so it's a testament to how much I like this song that I'm posting it here.

Also... "Made the beat then murdered it--Casey Anthony." There's got to be some kind of achievement you unlock when you keep "going there" to make dope lines. Platinum Trophy: Came On Your Comfort Zone.

Lyrics for those who have trouble hearing the song can be found with annotations on RapGenius.

An MMO I finally care about.

The announcement of the Marvel Universe MMO finally sucked me into the world of MMOs. Not to the point that I'll be playing any big name games, but Marvel suckered me into http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifbuying their MMO, if nothing else.

With Marvel having explained that the MMO will allow you to play as real Marvel characters, it's finally done something that grabbed my attention in a way other MMOs simply could not.

There's still no real information on the game (not even screenshots), so they could botch it up, but right now I'm going to remain positive, and see about suckering my friends into playing this free to play game.

Ladies and Gentleman....I present to you, Kaoru.

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Direct from Generasia, Japanese actress Takei Emi has been cast as Kamiya Kaoru. I think she's cute, so she's got that part down...

でも。。。Kaoru was ALSO a decent swordswoman. She wasn't Kenshin-level, but (very) few were. She had more than a couple battles in the series, so she'll need to be capable of handling herself in the movie and (hopefully) eventual J-drama. Generasia reports she's already begun training in swordplay, so I'm willing to be hopeful about it right now.

The film is estimated to premiere in the summer of 2012. We'll see, hm?

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE: Press Conference Info

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Information about the new Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE. It's a subtitled press conference from Bandai, but it's 20 minutes long, so don't watch if you can't sit still.

Doctor Who Series 6 Part 2 Trailer

It's Comic-Con, and there's lots of trailers. I get it. Just be quiet and be glad you only need to go to one site to see the good ones.



My favorite sci-fi series on television (second favorite of all time) returns to television August 27th. (Gotta fix my calendar.)

If you want more information, Bleeding Cool covered the panel where the trailer itself was presented. It's an informative read--but it's also a long one, so be warned.

The Dark Knight Rises

Harry Potter 7 part 2 (or HP8) broke the previous record set by The Dark Knight. I'm kinda hoping that the finale to the better Batman trilogy comes back and out does HP.



I'm predicting Batman and Bruce (both lives) being pushed to their absolute limit in this film. The question being, how ballsy is Christopher Nolan. Will this movie end with Batman dying? Or will he quit? Or will he forever be the city's Dark Knight Detective?

Internet and Happiness

I decided yesterday that I'm done with the internet.

Not in the sense that one might think--in fact, I'll probably be online as much as ever, just in different ways. I can't keep this site going without being on the internet, but what's changing is that I'm swearing off internet forums, or any form of comment section that's not this site.

This website was started some time ago when I had basically left any forum I'd ever visited, and didn't have any plans to go to others. I worked out my frustrations at them without consciously admitting that I just couldn't go to them anymore with a number of different, badly written bitch fits that was one of the few times this place ever felt like a regular blog.

But as I look back over the last...year or so, the simple fact is that forums have usually brought more problems than happiness. I can't get one post in without someone whining, and eventually it messes with your excitement to see someone post &q…

Trailers Trailers Trailers....

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But it's SDCC, so it's whatever. Check out the new Kamen Rider Fourze trailer, debuting in September. Starts roughly at a minute and thirty seconds.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra

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Bryan and Mike are geniuses. The fight scenes look as good as they ever did, but seeing my Avatar world modernized makes me happier than I can put into words. Just seeing the universe grow and change makes it feel like a living, breathing world that we're interacting with (something I love but don't get much of in any given media form).

Legend of Korra is scheduled for 2012, and will run roughly 26 episodes. From what I know of it thus far, it'll be about the newest Avatar, Korra, learning Airbending from Tenzin, Aang's son. She'll also have to stop an anti-bending revolutionary force.

Seriously I'm hoping this is even bigger than the original, so Nick will continue giving Bryan and Mike giant tubs of money to create the expanded universe of Avatar:TLA.

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

A full clip of the new series:



I like it. It isn't drawn, but it still feels like a Green Lantern series to me. Check it out on Cartoon Network on DC Nation, March 2012.

Batman: Arkham City trailer

I want to like this game. I seriously do. They haven't done anything WRONG, per se, just not enough RIGHT to make it a complete sale. (If they do episodic content, then I probably will.) This does not stop the following clip from being awesome.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time trailer

A must-buy now. Looking forward to playing this game in October--only complaint being it feels like it won't show the vastness of the Spider-Man universe. (Shattered Dimensions probably does that pretty well, however.)

Amazing Spider-Man trailer

So the bootlegged trailer of Amazing Spider-Man has hit the web.



Feels like a different movie from these two minutes alone. People are saying it's like Batman, but I don't get that. Not yet at least. A big theme behind a Batman film is that he's dealing with common criminals, besides the Joker and Ra's. Even when he's against rogues, he's still facing people that are robbing banks, starting gangs.

Spider-Man's villains have different mindsets. They want to take over the world. They have genuine delusions of grandeur in some form or another. I'm guessing the Lizard won't be all that different either.

But I like what I see right now. They're involving Peter's parents into his origins, which in the main universe you almost never hear about. Also love seeing the web shooters, and that they went out of their way to show us.

Didn't care for the first person view of the city, as it seemed kinda fake, but I imagine in HD I'd be much …

Voltron: Defender of the Universe trailer

I feel cheated. They keep making these awful looking Transformers games (WFC aside), and suddenly Voltron fans get an old-school game that looks just like the original cartoon. It's a PSN/XBLA game, so don't get carried away complaining about the graphics.

More Voltron: The Game Videos

It LOOKS fun to play. Or at least I'm hoping it is.

Sage's Calendar of Awesome: October

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Last month I'll be putting up before I give it a break. Fortunately I'm wrapping this up prior to SDCC, since it's doubtful I'll be able tot think of much else once that comes out.

October 4th - Yu-Gi-Oh Legendary Collection 2



Starting with card game stuff. As with the last two months, skip if you're not a fan.

The last Legendary Collection was nostalgia porn. Not much more. The god cards weren't playable and the booster packs came from the beginning of the game back when cards had flavor text instead of effects.

THIS Collection is from the GX era. Lightsworns, Gladiator Beasts, and a host of other archetypes can be found there. In addition to no shortage of great tech cards which have become much more difficult to find over time. With 13 rares and five nine-card booster packs all guaranteed, I look forward to buying three of these at the least. Crossing fingers for certain cards.

Fall Anime

Unfortunately, this summer has been almost completely dry of …

It's that time of the year again...

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Where I get not much sleep and spend four straight days talking about comic books and any possible movies that I'm looking forward to.



San Diego Comic Con! I wanted to go this year, but it did not work out as such. Ah well. The internet will keep me informed, and I'll take what matters and put it up here, as usual. In the meantime...yes, Power Marigold is incredibly cute. Enjoy it.

Sage's Calendar of Awesome: September

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Jeez. This month is busy. Fortunately I’ll have been in school long enough to have a decent pattern set in, ‘cause otherwise I know I wouldn’t get ANY work done.

September (hopefully 1st) – Young Justice S1



This series got about nine episodes out before it hit a wall and stopped airing new episodes. My friends have been asking about it since then, but all I could tell them was I had no clue when there would be any new episodes. Everyone’s best guess now is that Young Justice will appear back on Cartoon Network’s Friday schedule sometime in September, though. (Mind you, this isn't confirmed by anyone--we're all just guessing.) Better yet, with all the episodes completed and Season 2 already greenlit, in production and confirmed to appear on the new DC Nation block in March 2012, there shouldn’t be too many more breaks after the series comes back on the air.

That’s good to hear too, because YJ’s long-form storytelling REALLY needs to start paying off in some manner, since t…

Sage's Calendar of Awesome: August

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Blah. I'm a little late with this, and I apologize. Yesterday was a little more busy than I would've liked, so I'll probably be back here with September's today as well. Once SDCC gets started I'll most likely end up talking about all the stuff coming out of that. (Which I admit will be quite a bit of stuff on this list.) Anyhow, let's get started.

August 10th - SCANDAL - Baby Action



I became a pretty big fan of this group when I heard the ending they did for Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Shunkan Sentimental. They have a pretty hardcore sound to do so many concerts dressed in high school girl outfits, but I can't hate on someone's swag when they make good music. (See: Childish Gambino.)

August 30th: Yu-Gi-Oh 2011 Collector's Tins



Another Yu-Gi-Oh thing. Feel free to skip if you're not a fan. Normally I'm not that big on tins. I only bought one copy of the 2011 tin earlier this year just to get the http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.…

Gaming Coast to Coast

Okay, bear with me on this one folks, as I'm not entirely sure how I'm going to make this one work.

This year, I watched two different games come out. Both were fighters. Both were multi-platform. But one was published by a Japanese company, and the other by an American one.

It's obvious what I'm talking about: Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Warner Brothers' Mortal Kombat. Before I begin, I need to say this: My opinion on these two games couldn't BE more opposite. I jumped for joy when I learned of the new MvC. I shrugged my shoulders at MK. I awaited MvC3 with baited breath. I would forget the new Mortal Kombat existed. And to be honest, even now I'm STILL annoyed that my friends were more excited for MK than they were MvC. Bottom line, I'm a fan of Marvel vs. Capcom as a franchise. Mortal Kombat was just a joke. And yet, somehow, Warner Brothers created a far superior game in Mortal Kombat.

I feel I cannot understate this: I sti…

Sage's Calendar of Awesome: July

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So it's the middle of July, and we're smack in the middle of summer. It's hot as crap outside, and being a gamer, I'm allergic to the sun. This is good for my faithful readers (I assume I have them...my visitor counter keeps ticking up, and it's not just me), because it means I get to bring you the awesome.

Much like the calendar I did a couple years ago, I'm going to let everyone have a look at some of the awesome ish coming down the pipe over the next couple of months. I've compiled an immense list of shit covering the entire spectra of interests I have, from Video Games and Anime to television series and card games. (Yes, card games. Suck it up.)

Because the list IS so massive, I'll be splitting things up by the month, with a new post every day this weekend so I can get them all done before SDCC comes and punishes me with a billion things to talk about. All that said, let's get started with July, okay?

Sage's Calendar of Awesome


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The best geek rock band ever is back! :D

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My love affair with Kirby Krackle was only brief because they didn't have a large enough library when I learned about them. But their new album, Super Powered Love, seems to be correcting that. The new eponymous single, about a guy in love with a female superhero, is incredibly catchy and I cannot get it out of my head.

These guys have this incredible ability to bring the fantastic into reality, rather than bringing reality into the fantastic, and I love them for it.

The new album drops 7/19. I NEVER buy albums, but for these guys I don't think I can help myself. Check the single below:

Lack of Summer 2011 Anime Picks

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So, there's no chart up for the first time in ages. Well, here's the chart for the season:



The reason I was in no hurry to post this was, quite simply, there's NOTHING on it for me. I'll be looking at Blade, but X-Men was the only Marvel Anime I cared about after Iron Man became crap.

Baka to Test II is the only series I REALLY want to watch. And that's it. Meh. I'm watching more drama than I am anime this season. Amazing.

Legend of Heroes: Trails of Blue

Legend of Heroes is apparently a very long game series. So long, in fact, that Japan is on it's SECOND trilogy (and second game in said trilogy) for the PSP. Check the trailer:



Looks awesome. Though the first game of the first trilogy seemed far less technologically advanced, so I'm guessing the timeline progresses as well, or I'm mistaken about the initial game.

Anyway, this would be game 5, so I wouldn't expect it for some time. It's not even coming out in Japan until late September.

Tri-Ace clearly likes cash, uh I mean "Monster Hunter"

So much so they made their own MH game.



It's called Frontier Gate. It looks fairly interesting, so I'll withhold any judgments until I've actually played it.

Batman: Year One

Batman: Year One is the reason Batman walks the line between being cool and REALLY boring, but supposedly it was a good story (didn't read it), so getting a movie of it shouldn't be too terrible. Let's check out the trailer.

Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog

That was...pretty generic, actually. But whatever. I'm still interested.

Crazy 8's: Entourage Final Season Trailer

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Looks amazing, as usual. I know a lot of people hate on this show...but I've been a fan since season 2 and I'm not going to change my mind now. Not after how mindblowing S7 was.

More trailers coming in just a bit.

Song of the Week: Z-Trip: Breakfast Club

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Little explicit in the lyrics, but for cereal fans and cartoon fans? Perfect song.



I, love to eat cereal...when I'm watching my cartoons...