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Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon Finds Its Way to North America!

1 Sep

Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon

Release Date: Nov 29, 2022 by Shout! Factory
Movie review can be read here.

At long last, this holiday season, families and world travellers can play with Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon! This film embarked on quite the world tour since initially releasing to the Ukraine back in 2021, but after that, its subsequent releases was country to country, including a stint in Canada back in February of 2022, before finally arriving in Shout! Factory’s hands for a proper multi-release in theatres, home-video and VOD.

Based on a story by award-winning filmmaker José Zelada (Kayara, Searching for Hearts), Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is an inspiring fantasy movie adventure of a young heroine and her thrilling journey to save the endangered Amazon rainforest, with or without the princess. Directed by Zelada and Richard Claus (The Little Vampire and The Thief Lord) with a Peruvian-Dutch co-production among Tunche Films (Lima) and Cool Beans (Amsterdam), Ainbo: Spirit of the Amazon is a strikingly visual and colourful animated movie bolstered by vibrant storytelling, a strong young female lead character, fascinating folklores, and the relevant theme of deforestation and environmental conservation.

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New Gods Yang Jian’s a Hit! So When Will It Arrive in America?

24 Aug

New Gods Yang Jian

Light Chaser Animation has been busy and wasn’t resting during the pandemic. This studio released New Gods Yang Jian over the weekend, with terrific box office results. According to Variety, “New Gods Yang Jian earned 19.8 million (RMB134 million) on its debut between Friday and Sunday, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.”

New Gods Yang Jian takes place in a different land, perhaps far away from where New Gods Nezha Reborn ends. My review can be read here. Instead of a completely historical story based on The Investiture of the Gods (Amazon USA link), this version takes place in a cyberpunk style world. The battle is not over. What Li Yunxiang (in Nezha Reborn) learns about his place in the universe is more than just a cycle of coincidences. His old enemies are hiding in newly reincarnated bodies, and the Dragon Clan is not ready to rest in peace.

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Dungeons and Dragons. Will There Be Honor Among Thieves in this Reboot?

21 Jul

Dungeons and Dragons Honor Amongst ThievesWelcome to Dungeons and Dragons, where every misstep takes you to unknown dangers, hidden mysteries, and perhaps even a plot to overthrow the world of Greyhawk. The first version of this game used this setting created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson when it was still being developed. But ownership changed over the decades since its inception.

Wizards of the Coast aka Hasbro now owns and manages the property once owned by TSR Games, and I hope the history will be acknowledged when Dungeons & Dragons Honor Among Thieves hits theatres early next year.

To not pay tribute to these roots will have fandom make a public outcry. Instead of Greyhawk, the realm is known as Forgotten Realms.

Dungeons & Dragons, at its core, are about adventuring and delving into worlds to which the storyteller, the Dungeon Master, reveals through improv, acting, and theatrics. Players will often respond in kind, and that’s why we enjoy watching twitch streams and YouTube broadcasts of celebrity talents playing the game. From Critical Role to Ready to Roll (our favourite and interview can be read here), the list doesn’t end there.

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Quick Takes on The Black Adam Trailer Release

9 Jun

Black AdamDwayne Johnson‘s transition from The Scorpion King to Black Adam is perfect to show just how powerful this warlord has become. Technically, they’re not the same character, but I can see the similarities. Both vagabonds were determined to destroy, if not rule the world by the sword.

I’ve been eager for this release for a super long time. It doesn’t matter anymore if all the Egyptian references are stripped. The costuming proposes a similar type of world and I suspect there’ll still be some references to this Ancient world set in another planet far, far away. And as for who Adam sold his soul to (after his son’s sacrifice) for immortality, there’s no clues in this trailer. It definitely isn’t Anubis!

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Krut: The Mythic Wings Puts the Legends and Lore of Southeast Asia on the Spotlight

26 May

Krut The Mythic Wings

Krut: The Mythic Wings is coming soon for gamers to take delight in! Not only is the artwork fantastic but also it takes inspiration from the legends and lore of Southeast Asia. To see the fusion of Indonesian, Cambodian and Thai beliefs (to name a few) makes up what I’m finding in this recently released trailer (see below).

There’s a lot to like if the trailer is any sign. Trying to identify the menagerie of creatures won’t be easy unless you know the legends, but they certainly demonstrate their ruthlessness in this hack-and-slash! Personally, I’m hoping the success will mean toys or a digital product line so I can have it grace my computer screen or wall. 

This a side-scrolling platformer from publisher Blowfish Studios, developers GoodJob Multimedia and Pixel Perfex, and producer RSU Horizon. A century-long battle will be rekindled on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, as well as PC and Mac via Steam, on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, as revealed in Indie Live Expo.


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