All posts by Nick Izumi

Nick Izumi is, for all intents and purposes, a human being. We’ve checked repeatedly, and he continues to assure us this is true. Nick is the cofounder of the Wisconsin Anime Convention “Daisho Con,” and occasionally smells like flour and memories of your forgotten youth. He also created and stars in a series of reviews on youtube called "The Nick Izumi Show." You should watch it. Nick also used to be the co-host on Pher Sturz’s Otaku Tonight prior to its disbanding in Fall of 2016.

Harmony Gold Still Wont Give Up on Robotech

Normally waiting for news from Anime Expo is exciting, but sometimes it means being reminded of things that have overstayed their welcome by at least a decade. Yes, Harmony Gold wants to try doing a new Robotech sequel again, but this time they want to do it with your money!

Harmony Gold now has opened a Kickstarter to raise half a million dollars to produce a pilot for Robotech Academy, a new series that they claim (once again) is based on Robotech creator Carl Macek’s notes for where he wanted the series to go. Like the previous attempt to revitalize the thirty year old series, this will not be using footage from unrelated anime, but will instead use all original animation.

As of when I’m writing this, the Kickstarter has only been up for a few hours but it already has raised $13,500 and Harmony Gold is offering incentives that range from putting contributors’ names on the “electronic program guide” to actually being drawn in as a background character. Where all this will go is a mystery as of now, but one thing’s for sure, Robotech is turning 30 this year and Harmony Gold has no intention on letting it end there.

Via: Kotaku

Gundam Spoof Comic Getting Animated, Cast announced.

We here at Nerd & Tie can’t get enough of Fat-Char, but it looks like Japan is dead-set to release an even sillier Char Aznable onto the fandom. The popular spoof comic Gundam-san is getting it’s own anime and Anime New Network just posted the cast list.

Katsuyuki Konishi: Char-san
Megumi Han: Lalah-san
Tsubasa Yonaga: Amuro-san
Kaori Nazuka: Sayla-san
Tohru Furuya: Narrator.
(See the link above for the complete cast)

Its worth mentioning Furuya was the original Amuro, while Megumi Han’s mother, Keiko, was the original Lalah.  (Although Keiko Han will be doing a supporting roll as well.)
Shuichi Ikeda, the original Char, however, is not in the cast.

The original comic wasn’t released in English, but the it was incredibly goofy.  With any luck, we’ll soon be laughing at a Char who’s supposed to be funny.

Source: Anime New Network