bigotaku said: After listening to the last meeting of the minds episode. I would really want to hear a podcast about Broadcasting or Video Editing. So since hopefully you been up to date with Space Dandy do you think the show even has a story to it? I think it has one, but I also think it became Watanabe's doorway for animators to work on their styles. Which is why we have short stories each episode involving Dandy and his crew aside from the story kinda like GITS with how they go off from the main storyline.
There’s no main story to Space Dandy that I can see, which is fine. I like the self-contained nature of the episodes, it’s just them on their way, while random stuff happens. It’s great to give animators, writers, etc., an outlet to experiment, which is pretty much the only point to the show.
So I saw a rumor on Twitter about the upcoming Bebop Blu-rays being de-interlaced from their original Japanese 60i masters. Frankly, I totally doubt it for a lot of reasons:
1) 60i de-interlaced is usually 30p. 1080/30p is not a format supported in the Blu-ray spec.
2) To make the video progressive, they’d have to drop it down to 24p, which is possible, but it’ll result in dropped frames.
3) Your TV and/or Blu-ray player will probably be able to de-interlace it just fine anyways. Doubt you notice your current TV doing it now when you watch most HDTV channels (Most channels broadcast in 1080/30i. The other broadcasting standard is 720/60p used by most notably Disney’s networks.)
4) FUNimation probably isn’t allowed to modify a transfer like that. It’s usually in their contracts that they must not modify or modify minimally on the way to home video.
Unless I hear something official from FUNimation, I highly doubt we’ll get Bebop in anything but interlaced video (Frankly, as it should be. It’s a show from 1998!)
Ghost in the Shell ARISE border 4: ghost stands alone [Trailer]
Though we’ll have to wait until Christmas to see the final chapter of ARISE, one does have to wonder which Ghost they are going to tie this to more. The movies, or the SAC series? The title leads me to the Stand Alone Complex, but it could also just be a cool title :)
It’s just a cool title. Despite the name it really has no ties to the other adaptations.
Hey guys! Here’s a sweet Otakon primer video from our friend Jose we thought you might enjoy.
Full backstory on this video. Originally, I had created a package for HLN and CNN, but due to (rightfully so) bigger events in the world they passed on it. But thanks to my good friends at Toonami helping me spread this video out, I think this video has a greater chance of reaching the core anime audience.
Here’s the original HLN package that did not make it to air:
Check out the sweet care package we got from our buddy Matt Elias, who came and visited with us a couple of months ago. Glad you had a good time, Matt! Thanks for the goodies, you’re too good to us. Toonami fans: THE BEST FANS.
-Love, the Toonami Crew.
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