Zeke’s 2013 Year in Review – Music
2013 Song of the Year – Let It Go (Frozen Soundtrack)
2013 Album of the Year – Daft Punk: Random Access Memories
Zeke’s 2013 Year in Review – Movies and Television
2013 Movie of the Year – Frozen
2013 TV Series of the Year – Game of Thrones
2013 Episode of the Year – Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor
It’s almost time for Thanksgiving! And you know what that means…
Yes, that means it’s still not time for Christmas decorations to go up. So stop it. Bad.
But more than that, it means that Holiday Matsuri is right around the corner!
aniRAGE is proud to once again be returning to Orlando for this great convention, and we’re once again pulling out all the stops! What are we bringing this year?
First off, there’s our classic Whose Line is it aniRAGE? Show! We’ll be bringing some great new games and old classics! And of course our Whose Line is it aniRAGE? Uncensored! 18+ show will be returning as well! We can’t wait to see what you guys makes us do.
Another classic aniRAGE show returns, this time with a holiday theme! That’s right, Anime XD makes it’s return to Holiday Matsuri! Kerby has cooked up some great holiday themed clips for us. And to join in on the fun, Dashi has been cranking out his own Christmas version of What the Japan? We’re calling it What the Christmas? and it’s sure to be a great time.
At the first Holiday Matsuri in 2011, we debuted aniRAGE Remembers: Holiday Specials! We sat around and reminisced about our favorite specials from the days of yore. Last year we stepped it up a notch, and pit your favorite specials head to head in the ultimate competition to crown the Greatest Holiday Special Ever. The winner: How The Grinch Stole Christmas narrowly beat out the Charlie Brown Christmas Special and Nightmare Before Christmas. It even beat out lauded favorite Die Hard!
This year we are taking it to the next level. It’s one thing to let the bigwigs up in Hollywood make a great holiday movie or special, it’s another thing to do exactly what they can’t do: make it our own! Of course, over the course of one panel we can’t film, edit, and direct a full special, but that doesn’t mean we can’t take your suggestions and spin together the plot of our own! So come join us as we try to draft together the greatest holiday story ever!
And speaking of holiday stories, how could anybody forget the classic holiday tale starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad: Jingle All The Way? Seriously, how can you forget that? We’ve been trying to for years. This year at Holiday Matsuri, join us as we get together to laugh along with (but mostly at) this charming tale of Christmas Greed. Or whatever the moral was supposed to be. Maybe we’ll actually figure it out?
All this and more is waiting for you December 13, 14, & 15 at the Embassy Suites in Orlando! Check out HolidayMatsuri.com for more information!
And as always, stay tuned right here at aniRAGE.com!
Zeke’s Top 5 – Smash Bros Characters!
At E3 last week, we were greeted with the news of a brand new Smash Bros. game coming out for both the WiiU and the 3DS in 2014. Gamers all over the world are excited for this latest edition of the Nintendo character fighting game. Us here at aniRAGE have fond memories of huddling around the 64, then GameCube, and finally the Wii in order to yell, scream, and hate one another as we played through stage after stage. So to celebrate the occasion, I decided to take a walk down memory lane and recall some of my favorite characters to play as through the years!
The eternal second-tier Mario Bros is first-tier in my heart. Luigi was so strange. He floated through the air, and his moves never went very far. But if you in close, Luigi packed a mighty punch. His drop kick, jab, and smash attacks were all very powerful. He may not hit often, but when he does he hits very hard. And let’s not forget the Super Luigi Uppercut. The sound it makes when it connects still rings true in my ears. While he may not be the first in everyone’s eyes, he’s certainly the character I love to pick up and SMASH the competition with.
Now, I have to be specific here. It’s not just any Meta Knight that gets my heart all aflutter. It’s the Green alternate outfit. Why you ask? Because to me, he looks like Dr. Doom. And thus, whenever I smash someone off screen, I can yell out “KNEEL BEFORE DOOM!” and feel that much better about myself. I mean, who wouldn’t love to just smash face with Dr. Doom all day long? While Meta Knight is certainly not my best character, as I still haven’t gotten all the tricks of the trade down, I am currently undefeated whenever I pick the Dr. Doom colors. That being said, you probably could still kick my butt if you ever challeneged me. But even if you did, I’d have a hell of a lot of fun doing it. Because nobody beats Dr. Doom. I just let you win!
The Doctor…is in! And no, this has absolutely nothing to do with my obsession with Doctor Who. I swear! I loved Dr. Mario before he was ever IN Smash Bros, and when he was a character in Melee I played him constantly. I think what makes him my most favorite is the fact that he wasn’t in Brawl, and thus my time with him was limited to Melee. We always want what we can’t have, as they say. Dr. Mario was a little slower than regular Mario, and didn’t have quite the distance with his attacks. But he packed a powerful punch. Plus spamming pills is one of the funnest things you can do in the game. The noise it makes…THE NOISE! Dr. Mario definitely needs to make a come back in Super Smash Bros for WiiU and 3DS. Hell, I’d even pay for a DLC that included him…and that’s not something I say very often! BRING BACK DR. MARIO, NINTENDO! OR ELSE!
They Voiced What??? Michelle Ruff
Zeke’s Year in Review – Wrestling (Indy Edition)
2012 Wrestler of the Year – El Generico.
2012 Tag Team of the Year – The Super Smash Bros
2012 Pay-Per-View/Event of the Year – Chikara King of Trios
2012 Match of the Year – Johnny Gargano vs AR Fox vs Ricochet vs Akira Tozawa (DGUSA)
2012 Story of the Year – Kevin Steen vs ROH.
Zeke’s Year in Review – Music
2012 Song of the Year – PSY: Gangnam Style
2012 Album of the Year – Muse: The 2nd Law
Zeke’s Year in Review – Movies and Television
2012 Movie of the Year – The Avengers
2012 TV Series of the Year – Sherlock
2012 Episode of the Year – Doctor Who: The Snowmen
Greetings everyone! Zeke here. I know we’ve been quiet lately, but fear not! We have some great news!
Coming up in November is ShadoCon Year 3: Origins! Once again aniRAGE will be showing up to put on our Whose Line is it aniRAGE? Shows! We’re bringing back what we debuted last year, the 18+ Whose Line show, as well as our standard PG-13 style show. We’re super excited to be back for a third year, and we can’t wait to see everyone there.
A month afater that we make our triumphant return to Orlando for Holiday Matsuri! This is there second year, and we are super excited that they are bringing us back once more. We’ll update you guys with more information on what shows and panels we’ll be bringing as information develops. Stay tuned!
And finally, BelleCon has their website up and running, and ready to accept tickets! We’re super excited to be a part of this first year convention with long-time aniRAGE collaborated, Animebelle! Again, we’ll post more information about what panels and shows we’ll be bringing and it develops, but we are excited to once again bring great entertainment to Northeast Florida, and where many members of aniRAGE call home: Jacksonville Florida!
That’s all for now, but stay tuned for more info!