It’s almost here!

Metrocon is less than 3 weeks away! Are the hotel rooms booked? Are the cosplays done?  Did that amazing make-or-break-the-costume wig come in yet? Well let’s hope for YES on all of these, and get ready to have your pictures taken all weekend!

Just look for a short girl with a big camera that looks like it is heavy enough to break her neck, standing next to Zeke! You won’t want to miss your chance to be on anirage.com!

 

-Kayla

The moment you have all been waiting for…

After you are done watching those awesome videos the guys have been putting together for your viewing pleasure, take a moment to check out the photos from Freecon and Jacksonville Anime Day!
If you like you can go up to the pics tab, then con pics and find them… or you can just click this handy link! http://www.anirage.com/pics/gallery/?type=gallery

ALSO! We will be at Metrocon next month, so if you are going to be there don’t be afraid to come find us! Don’t miss your chance to be on anirage.com!

-Kayla

Metrocon 2011!

We are officially a month away from Metrocon 2011! Our photographer Kayla and Zeke have both gotten Press Badges, so be on the look out all weekend long for them snapping pictures and shooting video! Got a panel you really want photos to be taken of? Contact us at photos@anirage.com and let us know the time and room, we’ll try to get there if we can!

There’s lots to look forward to that weekend, from the various guests to the amazing shows they put on. Our good friend Animebelle will be there, and we are proud to announce that we will once more be assisting in her amazing Fairy Tale Theater production. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see it before, make sure to come out and see it! We’ll have more info about the date and time later, so stay tuned!

And of course, stay tuned to aniRAGE.com for more info about this and other appearances!

-Zeke

Movies with the Monk: Adventures in “Earthsea”

Movies with the Monk: Adventures in Earthsea

Greetings, movie watchers and fans of “aniRAGE!”. Miroku here and I just had to hop online in order to let you all know about another FANTASTIC Studio Ghibli film, released in August 2010 by Disney. The Story is entitled “Tales from Earthsea” and was based upon the “Earthsea” novels by Ursula K. LeGuin. Now a name like Ursula, when speaking of disney and “sea”, ussually brings up images of heavy set, overly endowed, tentically sea witches, but (thankfully) none of this appears within the story. Rather, Goro Miyazaki (son of the famous Haoyo Miyazaki) brings a world of magic and sorcery to life in a way that only Studio Ghibli has been able to for the last 27 years. The story itself sets you within a world known as “Earthsea” where the balance of light and darkness teeters, precariously, back and forth. Men rule over the earth and waves while Dragons claim sky and fire, but both realms are beginning to fall out of alignment as a mysterious dark force works in the shadows to lay claim of life through fear, drought, and pestilence.

In the midst of this leaking darkness, the story follows the exploits of three characters:

The archmage, Sparrowhawk (voiced by Timothy Dalton), is wandering in search of the reason behind the disbalance that is taking place while policing any and all forces that might be causing the imbalances within the world.

The runaway prince, Arren (voiced by Matt Levin), is fleeing a terrible past and an even more fearful “shadow” that plagues him when rescued by the Archmage and drawn to follow him as he has nowhere else to go.

The mysterious girl, Therru (voiced by Blairre Restaneo), is a scarred beauty with a jaded past whom is almost placed into slavery until Arren intervenes and rescues her.

These three become the centerpoint for the events that ensue and surround them as a wicked sorceror by the name of Cobb (voiced by Willem Dafoe) seeks to discover the power of eternal life… A power that, if discovered, threatens to forever mar and destroy the balance of their world. Additional casting includes the voices of Mariska Hargitay, Jean Smart, and Cheech Marin. It is a story about courage, taking responsibility, and the importance that is found in both the living and the dying. Another excellent film from the same Studio that brought you stories like “Princess Mononoke”, “Howl’s moving Castle”, and the academy acclaimed “Spirited Away” and a excellent starter for what is sure to be an amazing career of Goro Miyazaki. “Tales from Earthsea” is an excellent addition to any collection (whether it be disney, studio Ghibli, or just animation in gerneral) and I would highly recommend everyone watching it at least once in their life.

And, that’s it for Movies with the Monk. I’m Miroku and I hope to be back soon with another great flick (animated or live-action) to tell you all about. Till then, take care and enjoy!

Photo Update!

Yesterday was Jacksonville Anime Day!  So you know what that means! More photos!  I know what you’re thinking… “What about Freecon photos?”

Sorry it is taking longer than expected for them. Been a little busy helping out Animebelle with Fairytale Theater preparations! (I highly recommend it to anyone going to Metrocon by the way!)

I should have Freecon photos up about the same time as the J.A.D photos. 🙂 So keep a look out.  I’m also going through them to find some for the Spotlight Photo! I have a couple in mind already and I can’t wait to show you guys. Thanks for your patience so far, guys! Till next time!

-Kayla

 

Jacksonville Anime Day

This weekend is Jacksonville Anime Day at the Embassy Suites on Baymeadows! Zeke will be there, as well as our photographer Kayla and our good friend Animebelle! Come out in your costumes and get your picture taken!

Our next big show is next month in Tampa…that’s right it’s Metrocon!

We hope to see you soon!