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Glyos Transmission Blog - 11 January, 2018 - 06:59

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VIZ Media Acquires New Sports Anime Series CAPTAIN TSUBABSA

SciFi Japan - 10 January, 2018 - 16:37
Remake Based On The Beloved Manga Series Debuts In April 2018 In Japan Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Official Site: captaintsubasa2018 (Japan) Special Thanks to Jane Lu and Erik Jansen
Key art courtesy of VIZ Media. © Yoichi Takahashi/ Shueisha・2018 CAPTAIN TSUBABSA Committee
VIZ Media, LLC, a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, announces the acquisition of the forthcoming CAPTAIN TSUBASA (キャプテン翼, Kyaputen Tsubasa, 2018). VIZ Media has secured the digital streaming, EST, home video and merchandise rights from Shueisha Inc. The series is set to premiere in Japan this April on TV Tokyo. In addition, VIZ Media is partnering with Televix Entertainment to present CAPTAIN TSUBASA to Latin American buyers at the upcoming NATPE market (Miami, FL, January 16-18). Televix represents all broadcast and digital licensing rights in Latin American territories, and will be taking meetings at the Fontainebleau Hotel Tresor Tower Suite 1708. Continued...
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Cold Case

Glyos Transmission Blog - 10 January, 2018 - 02:48

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MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER Production Notes and Images

SciFi Japan - 10 January, 2018 - 02:04
A normal girl gets magical powers for a night in MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER. Image courtesy of Toho Co., Ltd. © 2017 "Mary and the Witch's Flower" Film Partners
New Anime Film Opens in North America and Australia on January 18th Source: Toho Co., Ltd., GKIDS Inc., Madman Entertainment, Fathom Events Official Site: maryflower.jp (Japan), gkids.com/films/mary-and-the-witchs-flower (US), madmanfilms.com.au/mary-and-the-witchs-flower (Australia) MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER (メアリと魔女の花, Meari to Majo no Hana, 2017) -- the first film from Studio Ponoc -- opens in theaters in North America (from GKIDS and Fathom Events) and Australia (Madman Entertainment) on January 18, 2018. SciFi Japan is pleased to share the film's English Production Notes from GKIDS, along with images and promotional artwork provided by GKIDS, Fathom Events, Madman and Japanese distributor, Toho. Continued...
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Win CHASING THE DRAGON Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack!

SciFi Japan - 8 January, 2018 - 12:17
Source: Well Go USA, MPRM Communications Special Thanks to Leif Helland and Rachel Villegas
Image courtesy of Well Go USA Entertainment. © 2017 Mega-Vision Workshop, Ltd. Bona Entertainment Co., Ltd., Infinitus Entertainment, Ltd. Sun Entertainment Culture, Ltd.
Well Go USA Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of the stylish Hong Kong crime thriller CHASING THE DRAGON (追龍, Zhuī Lóng, 2017) featuring iconic action stars Donnie Yen (ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, IP MAN franchise) and Andy Lau (HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS). Based on a true story, Yen plays an illegal immigrant from Mainland China who sneaks into corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963 and transforms himself into the ruthless drug lord Crippled Ho. Lau reprises the role of the corrupt cop seeking money and power he originated in the Lee Rock franchise. CHASING THE DRAGON also stars Kent Cheng (IP MAN franchise), Philip Keung (DRUG WAR, THE STOOL PIGEON), Wilfred Lau (YOUNG BRUCE LEE), Yu Kang (KUNG FU KILLER), Michelle Hu (ONCE UPON A TIME IN SHANGHAI) and Raquel Xu (CHINESE WINE). Hong Kong cinema fans should look out for cameo appearances from movie legends Kenneth Tsang (RUSH HOUR 2) and Chan Wai-man (DRAGON STRIKE). Continued...
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DEVILMAN Crybaby Now Streaming Worldwide on Netflix

SciFi Japan - 8 January, 2018 - 02:12
The anime series DEVILMAN Crybaby is now available on Netflix. Image courtesy of Netflix. © Go Naigai - Devilman Crybaby Project
Official Site: devilman-crybaby.com Source: Netflix Special Thanks to Ami Yamaguchi Go Nagai's Devilman returns in the anime, DEVILMAN Crybaby. The series, comprised of 10 episodes, is a Science SARU production and is now available globally exclusively on Netflix. Continued...
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X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for March 2018

SciFi Japan - 6 January, 2018 - 18:49
Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Stegon and Pandon © Tsuburaya Productions
Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in March 2018. Continued...
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ITO-KUN A TO E Info and High-Res Images

SciFi Japan - 5 January, 2018 - 07:25
The relationshop between Rio Yazaki (Fumino Kimura) and Seijiro Ito (Masaki Okada) has more than its share of secrets in ITO-KUN A TO E. Photo courtesy of Showgate Inc. © 2018 "Ito-kun A to E" Film Partnerss
Source: Showgate Inc. Official Site: ito-kun.jp (Japan) A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE Distributor Showgate Inc. has provided information and photos from ITO-KUN A TO E (伊藤くん A to E), a new live-action film based on the novel of the same name by author Asako Yuzuki. The movie opens in Japanese theaters on January 12th. Continued...
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New Digital Manga Available Now from VIZ Media

SciFi Japan - 4 January, 2018 - 18:31
Images courtesy of VIZ Media. Fire Punch © 2016 by Tatsuki Fujimoto/SHUEISHA Inc. RWBY © 2017 Rooster Teeth Productions, LLC © 2015 by Shirow Miwa/SHUEISHA Inc.
Kick Off 2018 With Series Debuts Of Fire Punch And RWBY Along With A Special Promotion For Weekly Shonen Jump! Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Elizabeth Ellis and Erik Jansen Readers are invited to dive into 2018 with all-new manga series! January debuts include the post-apocalyptic adventure Fire Punch and the sleek action saga RWBY. Also catch the latest new volumes for the digital-first releases of One-Punch Man Vol. 13 and Astra Lost in Space Vol. 2, as well as the not-to-be-missed series finale of Nisekoi: False Love (Vol. 25). Continued...
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NAPPING PRINCESS on Blu-ray & DVD January 30 from GKIDS/Shout! Factory

SciFi Japan - 3 January, 2018 - 23:25
The acclaimed anime film NAPPING PRINCESS will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo and on DVD by GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Photos courtesy of Shout! Factory. © 2017 "ANCIEN AND THE MAGIC TABLET" Film Partners
Source: Shout! Factory Official Site: hirunehime.jp (Japan), gkids.com/films/napping-princess (US) Special Thanks to Shannon Meehan The highly acclaimed 2017 film NAPPING PRINCESS (ひるね姫 〜知らないワタシの物語〜, Hirune Hime 〜Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari〜, 2017) comes to Blu-ray + DVD from GKIDS and Shout! Factory on January 30, 2018. Continued...
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ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE — Info and Large Photos from Tsuburaya Pro

SciFi Japan - 3 January, 2018 - 03:00
Juggrus Juggler, Ultraman Orb Origin, Ultraman Geed Ultimate Final and Ultraman Zero Beyond stand together in ULTRAMAN GEED THE MOVIE. Photo courtesy of Tsuburaya Productions. © 2018 “Ultraman Geed The Movie” Film Partners
Source: Shochiku Co., Ltd., Tsuburaya Productions Official Site: m-78.jp/geed/movie (Japan) Tsuburaya Productions has provided information and high-res images for their upcoming theatrical feature based on the ULTRAMAN GEED (ウルトラマンジード, Urutoraman Jiido, 2017) television series. Continued...
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Warhammer 40k Death Guard Hellbrute and Dreadnought

Prometheum5's collected works - 2 January, 2018 - 10:00

Just a couple of filthy, corrupted Death Guard warriors. The plastic starter set Hellbrute is super cheap and easy to get, but the fully mechanized classic metal Chaos Dreadnought feels more appropriate for a Death Guard army. That metal Dread is a bear to assemble. I ended up using most of a tube of JB Kwik Weld to fill in the gaps, and ended up mounting the arms using polycaps for durability and posability.


Warhammer 40k Nurgle Daemons

Prometheum5's collected works - 1 January, 2018 - 10:00

Nurgle Daemons are the heralds and embodiment of death and decay, spreading pestilence wherever they tread. They are gross and grimy, which makes for very fun painting. Most of these were done quick and easy with lots of washes over a light, drybrushed basecoat. For a little extra fun, I painted the carapaces of the fly daemons with Monster Kolor paints and left them with a high-gloss finish. It gives them a little extra insect authenticity.

Closeups after the fold. These guys were a lot of fun.


20th Dragon Ball Feature in Production

SciFi Japan - 1 January, 2018 - 09:10
Image courtesy of Toei Animation Co., Ltd. ©BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA, TOEI ANIMATION
Source: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. press release Dragon Ball’s 20th feature film has been revealed! News of the film was announced at Jump Festa 2018 in Japan. The film is currently in production, which will serve as a commemoration for decades of legendary titles. Continued...
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Passages

Glyos Transmission Blog - 31 December, 2017 - 22:04

I wanted to pop one last post up before we start to explore 2018 and just say thanks once again for a memorable 10th year. Working on the various Glyos projects has personally meant more to me than ever this year,  allowing for a steady and calm point of focus throughout a 2017 full of crossroads. It was one for the books, no doubt.

A final farewell goes out to Carole, Memaw, Jenny, Cathy and Dad.

See you in the next round.


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SciFi Japan 2017: Year in Review

SciFi Japan - 31 December, 2017 - 03:29
12 Months of Exclusive Content Direct From Studios and Distributors Author: Keith Aiken SciFi Japan is proud to remain the one and ONLY English language website devoted to Japanese fantasy films and TV that is officially press registered with all five major Japanese studios (Toho, Toei, Shochiku, Nikkatsu and Kadokawa), several Japanese production companies, plus their distributors and licensees. Continued...
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PRHI Warhammer 40k 3D Printed Death Guard Deimos Predator Tanks

Prometheum5's collected works - 29 December, 2017 - 14:56

My interest in Warhammer 40k has been greatly revitalized this year with the release of the 8th edition of the game, which greatly streamlined the rules. With the much lower barrier to entry and release of an all new Death Guard line of Chaos Space Marine models, 40k has been monopolizing my hobby time for months now. The Death Guard are Heretic Adeptus Astartes that have pledged themselves to the Chaos god Nurgle, god of death and decay. They are 1oo% my jam, with loads of opportunities for gross gribbly bits and, most importantly, filthy, dirty, rusty armor. I wanted to add some armored support to my fledgling army before the full Codex came out, which meant Chaos Predators. I am basing my army on the 2nd Plague Company of the Death Guard, hosts of the Ferric Blight.  I am modeling them as a well-equipped Vectorum, with lots of relic armor and equipment that has decayed over the millenia, but not mutated as much as other Death Guard armies. I wanted to use old style Predator tanks that have survived since the Heresy, but I was not married to the Deimos Predator kit from Forge World’s design, or to the idea of paying for those. Instead, I decided to make my own as a bit of a challenge, to see if I could come up with nice gaming-quality models for 3D printing that would not look out of place on the table alongside official models. I had previously printed some Rhinos from files I downloaded on Thingiverse, which I used as the starting point for my own Rhino-based vehicles.  I mostly was trying to avoid having to model the tank treads, so the existing files were a great starting point. From there, I decided to blend the details of the Forge World Deimos kit for the turret and front armor with the original Predator Tank kit from Games Workshop for the armored side sponsons. For a clunky, millenia-maintained tank, I added some stovepipe exhaust stacks to the sides. In the first image above, the grey sides of the tank are the existing files I borrowed from Thingiverse, and everything in black was drafted by me from scratch. The rest of the pics above show the progress of the tanks, from bare plastic to acetoned and primed, then base colored with an airbrush, and finally detailed and weathered for maximum grunginess. Lots more pics after the cut walking through the painting process.

Bare plastic out of the printed. Everything in black was newly modeled by me. The turret mounts with a magnet, and the sponson guns swivel.

After acetone vapor smoothing, the tanks paint up just like any other plastic model kit. This is after priming and base color for the white to come.

Fully base coated. The white and green were applied with an airbrush, and I started to block in the other details.

Details painted, decals applied, and starting on the weathering. I started with a few layers of sponge chipping with different colors, followed by an overall gunk wash. The pics above show the rust stage, applying MIG rust wash over rusty bits textured with Citadel texture paint and stippled with acrylics.

Mostly done at this point. I decided the weathering was too stark against the white base colors, so I applied a green filter to knock down the contrast and tie all of the different tones together. The tank on the left has received its filter coat, compared to the tank on the right.

Tanks complete! The final steps were a couple applications of weathering pigments, a heavy couple of coats of Future for a durable finish, followed by a matte varnish. The glass and lenses were glossed back up with more Future.

The lascannons in the sponsons received some heat discoloration applied using different color washes.

Lots and lots of chipping, rust and rain streaks, and pigment dirt splatter.

The texture paint really added to the rusty exhausts. They were finished up with some soot black airbrushed on.

 

 

Everything on this tank is filthy.

The trick to convincing weathering is lots of layers of subtle effects. Too much at once ends up gloopy and obvious, but thin layers of washes and filters give the surface a more nuanced finish.


Passcode Flashback

Glyos Transmission Blog - 26 December, 2017 - 19:31

We hope everyone is having a fun holiday season, and that the new year brings a fresh wave of creativity and inspiration.

The video above is a little flashback compilation that spotlights some of the moments we've shared together throughout the Passcode series. Creating these over the last decade was a true labor of love, and they still stand as some of the best projects that I've had the pleasure to be a part of.

Cheers!  -Marcus


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PRHI Shapeways Shop Updates- Star Wars, Micronauts, Timanic

Prometheum5's collected works - 17 December, 2017 - 16:44

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It’s been too long since I’ve posted an update on here, but today I’ve got a whole mess of new Shapeways offerings to share, all available now! Head on over to the PRHI Shapeways Shop and see what’s good.

For all you Star Wars Battlefront fans, you can now equip your favorite Star Wars Black 6″ figures with a TL-50 Heavy Repeater (above).

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For those of you who picked up the recent Amazon Exclusive SWB 6″ First Order Stormtrooper set with all of the equipment options, you can now grab a folded up stand for the heavy blaster.

For all you vintage robot fans, I’ve got a bunch of odds and ends to spruce up your favorite Takara friends.

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Pick up some knee missiles for your DX Godam (also Gordam, Gowapper). These will fit in the knee holes and work with the launchers.

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For the Jeeg-lovers out there, you can grab some replacement drill missiles, the boosters, and the connector bit. You’ll have to supply your own steel screw or ball for the connector, but these bits are great for customs. The drill fits in Jeeg’s launchers. Use these parts on your Micronauts Karzas, Force Commanders, and any other Jeeg-based variant! Also available are replacement fists.

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This tiny red missile fits the launcher included with the mini-magnemo Gakeen and Jeeg toys, which was also used on other Takara toys including some Timanic vehicles.

Lastly is a bit of a labor of love, a complete set of replacement parts for the Takara Timanic Time Machine 1.  This crazy vehicle is probably the pinnacle of of the Timanic line’s weirdness. You can pick up all of the small accessories and fittings for the vehicle, including the funky missile, the claw arm and connector bits, the booster engines, and all of the pieces for the antenna arrays. If these prove popular I’ll look into making parts for the other vehicles, as they are all awesomely fun toys!

 

 


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Glyos Transmission Blog - 13 December, 2017 - 11:02

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