On this episode of Nerd & Tie, it’s just Nick and Trae (as Pher had prior personal obligations and we couldn’t find a suitable third in time). We discuss Tom Holland’s casting as Spider-man, all the Ghostbusters news you can handle, a bunch of classic anime is finally getting a US release, and we delve deeply into the con scene.
How deeply? Well, Trae talks about his experiences at Oz Con in West Plains, MO, we talk about the apparent death of Saskatoon Blitz, we talk about Arthur Suydam’s antics at Montreal Comic Con, and we discuss the sexual harassment allegations leveled against Anime Matsuri’s co-founder.
Hoo-boy, in the past 48 hours I have received so many impossible bits of good news from American licensing companies that I was waiting for Rightstuf’s 5:00 Anime Expo announcement with baited breath, and my excitement was greatly rewarded!
Rightstuf and Nozomi Entertainment have announced interest in bringing over the three Gundam series that have yet to obtain a legal US DVD run, including Gundam ZZ, Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, and After War Gundam X. While Victory is among the least of my interests, I can finally say that I will be able to complete my shelf dedicated to the franchise with the series I had never thought would get a release, being After War Gundam X. I promptly had the theme song “Dreams” playing on full blast as a victory lap, no pun intended.
Long story short, along with the announcements of the re-releases of the original Mobile Suit Gundam, Mobile Suit Z Gundam, the Turn A Gundam movies, as well as a rather unexpected Blu-Ray announcement for Revolutationary Girl Utena, Rightstuf has officially stolen my wallet and spent all my money.