Lizzie Mae and Red Jacket answer questions about Thanksgiving. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard since Azie started the series. The looks Lizzie and Red Jacket give each other are freaking priceless!



NHK got an exclusive look at the samurai manga Hayao Miyazaki is working on in his so-called retirement and HOLY SHIT LOOK AT THE DETAIL!  Every frame is packed to the borders with gloriousness.  The watercolors are so vibrant.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this.

Still no word on what it’s called or when it’s coming out, but holy hell, this is amazing.  Crunchy Roll has more screen shots which are equally breath taking.

From: Crunchy Roll

Season 2 Episode 2 of Ask a Slave is live!  This time, Lizzie Mae answers questions from around the web. It goes as well as all YouTube comment threads go.

Had to do a song for my favorite character from my favorite movie (because I’m obsessed), so here’s my tribute to Mako Mori from Pacific Rim!

With apologies to the Flaming Lips.

If you like the track and want to download it, head on over to my Soundcloud:

So many Miyazaki!

So many Miyazaki!

I was heartbroken when I heard that Hayao Miyazaki had decided to retire from animated features.  His films have always filled me with a sense of wide-eyed wonder.  And though we have twenty films directed by him to fill our days, I still want more.  I guess that’s the best time to retire.  Far better to leave fans hungry than sated.

So what does an animation director do in his retirement? Serialized manga, of course!

On NTV’s “Sekai-ichi Uketai” variety show, Studio Ghibli’s producer Toshio Suzuki let slip that Miyazaki is working on a samurai manga set in the sengoku era.  Suzuko refused to elaborate any further.

Miyazaki is no stranger to manga.  His seven volume version of Nausicaä Valley of the Wind has sold millions.  I’d be curious to see if he’s using assistants on this new work, or if he’s going solo.  Either way, I can’t wait to see what he has in store.  I’m a sucker for a sword.

More as it develops.

From: Anime News Network