Magical Girls and Absent Fathers: Japanese Culture’s Reflection in Anime
I came across a Facebook post my friend Rachel wrote that sparked this article. It was her 6 a.m. musings about Sailor Moon and the lack of father figures in the show. After getting the go ahead to use thoughts in an article, I proceeded to write. Every observation she made was true. Most of the Sailor Scouts do not have active fathers in their lives. Most of them had absentee fathers either through work, divorce, or death. The gears in my mind started turning towards other anime where there weren’t any father
Contest: Win Wonder Woman on Blu-ray and DVD!
Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers... and her true
Contest: Win Shameless: The Complete Seventh Season on Blu-ray and Digital HD!
As the seventh season of Shameless kicks off, Frank (William H. Macy) wakes from a month long coma after having been tossed into the Chicago River, only to realize that no one came looking for him at the hospital. Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who still works at Patsy’s Pies as the manager, is faced with making major executive decisions in order to keep the business afloat. Lip (Jeremy Allen White) is out of rehab but struggles with his sobriety. Ian (Cameron Monaghan) and Caleb (Jeff Pierre) hit a major snag in their relationship after Caleb is caught cheating. Debbie (Emma Kenney), now a single teen mom, begins stealing high-end strollers in order to pay a nanny to care for her baby. Carl (Ethan Cutkosky) chooses to get circumcised. Kevin, Veronica and Svetlana consider opening a topless maid
Geek Music Episode 101: The Return! With Guest Marc with a C
I’m back! After a six month hiatus, I’ve decided to return to the podcast. I’m actually kinda surprised about that, being an introvert, but I realized that despite the editing and stuff it’s actually going to take less of my time to do this than the column would. So here we
Contest: Win Lethal Weapon: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray!
Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford) are back on the streets of L.A., in Warner Bros. Television’s adaptation of the classic buddy cop action-comedy Lethal Weapon. The series introduces these two polar opposites: Riggs a volatile former Navy SEAL-turned-detective out of El Paso, Texas with a tendency to dive into the line of fire following the tragic deaths of his wife and unborn son; and Murtaugh, a seasoned, by-the-book detective cautiously returning to the LAPD in the wake of a heart attack that nearly killed him. While the partnership seems doomed from the start, the dynamic is crazy enough that it just might work. The question remains… can the two of them work together to protect the crime-ridden streets of Los Angeles, or will Riggs get the two of them killed
Contest: Win Cartels on Blu-ray and Digital HD!
In Cartels, action legend Steven Seagal headlines this explosive thriller that pits U.S. forces against an international drug cartel. When crime boss Salazar turns informant, U.S. Marshal Jensen (Luke Goss, Blade II) and his team must guard their luxury-hotel safehouse. But as cartel underboss Sinclaire (UFC champion Georges St-Pierre) and his hit squads descend to murder Salazar, the situation explodes. Enraged, agent Harrison (Seagal) will stop at nothing to root out the mole that compromised the
Contest: Win Supernatural: The Complete Twelfth Season on Blu-ray and Digital HD!
In Supernatural's twelfth season, Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki & Jensen Ackles) are reunited with their mother, Mary Winchester (Samantha Smith), newly resurrected by the apocalyptic force known as the Darkness. But Mary Winchester is not the only family appearing this season. In addition to Lucifer being sprung from Hell, he’s also expecting a son. Now, the Winchesters – with Castiel’s help – must not only contend with Crowley, Lucifer and his spawn, and the arrival of the conniving British Men of Letters (who’ve come to “complicate” their hunting days), but they’ll also have to relearn what it is to be a family again after all these
Contest: Win Star Wars Rebels Season Three on Blu-ray!
Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the Rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the Rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. Ezra and Sabine must take on new roles and challenges as the Rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the
Georges Jeanty has been the regular series artist for the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 comic book from issue #1, but an old face from the Buffy comicverse will return to art duties, beginning with issue #16. Read More
Castle Crashers is an upcoming game for the XBox Live Arcade that’s being developed by Behemoth. It’s been highly anticipated for a while now and features adorably animated knights that hack their way through awesomely drawn levels. Read More
The next animated movie from Marvel won’t feature Ultimate versions or even classic versions of the publisher’s superheroes. Rather, the focus will be on an alternate-universe new generation of heroes—namely, the children of the Avengers. Read More
The big story in Marvel Comics these days is the upcoming Secret Invasion, an infiltration of the superhero ranks by the shapeshifting alien Skrull race. Speculation and hype has been running high for this controversial crossover series, and EW has a first look. Read More
Bowen Designs continues to put out amazing pieces in their line of statues of Marvel heroes and villains. The latest full size statue in the series is Wolverine. Bowen recently released Wolvie in two costume versions: a classic yellow “tigerstripe” edition and a Frank Read More
DC Direct’s newest entry in their Women of the DC Universe series is the Starfire bust. The bust hit stores last week, and we have some photos to show off this awesome new piece. Upcoming busts in the series include: Batwoman Catwoman Cheetah Huntress Wonder Girl This is the Read More
An animator named Montyoum has posted a new video on Gametrailers.com, and it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s the second installment in his Dead or Alive Vs. Final Fantasy series called Dead Fantasy: Technorati: video+games, dead+or+alive, final+fantasy, videos Read More
The eternally delayed release of the Star Wars comedy Fanboys got some good news this week when the Weinstein Company announced that they will be releasing two versions of the movie to home video. One version will be the original intact edition that was screened to rave reviews Read More
Major Nelson’s latest blog post outlines steps Microsoft has taken to smack down the cheaters they’ve found on XBox Live. Most of these cheaters have been using assorted nefarious schemes for inflating their gamerscores. That stops today for many, as Microsoft’s response Read More
The collective RPG brain of the world wobbled as Todd Howard of Bethesda announced that Fallout 3 will have 200 endings, just a bit more than the originally projected 9 to 12. Additionally, the game is twice as big as the company’s original plan, and it’s sometimes taking 100 Read More
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