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PrtSc’d the banner from the AWA website.

This Thursday, I will be in Atlanta, GA, attending Anime Weekend Atlanta. AWA is an anime/manga convention and one of the biggest in the United States. In past years, I saw previews to/full-length episodes of fabled Toonami original anime IGPX, the English dub to my favorite series Claymore, and the dark and violent Rin. I saw the first installment of the 20th Century Boys film trilogy. I was at the panel where Cartoon Network representatives announced Toonami’s death while plugging Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I saw a feature-length AMV (aka AMV Hell 3). I also bought lots of stuff and took pictures, so there’s that. And, if you’ve been following me for some time, it was the con where I got those chibi Rei and Asuka plushies in piggy onesies. Because if I didn’t have a piece of Evangelion merchandise that completely missed the point of the series, then I am not a true anime fan in my eye.

From my first post in February 2011.

This year’s con has a nice selection of guests, including Ryo Horikawa (the voice of Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z), Johnny Yong Bosch (Bleach, Eureka Seven, Power Rangers), Trini Nishimura (Luna in Casshern Sins), Ayumi Kino (e-manga Magical Dreamers), Tim Eldred (storyboard artist for Avengers: EMH & Batman: The Brave And The Bold,, and visual-kei band heidi. The panels appear to be filled with variety, including those devoted to Japanese religion, a Pokemon vs Digimon debate, a “Fanfic or Fact?” Q&A involving Gundam Wing, two panels devoted to indie game series Touhou Project, and even a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic panel for some strange reason. There will also be the world premiere of the new Mass Effect anime movie, Paragon Lost, along with the dub debuts of Level E and Hellsing Ultimate Volume 5. And I will be there. Tweeting it to the best of my abilities. (more…)


New logo, designed by The Second Waltz.

It’s been pretty obvious that things have been more than slow on The [Real] Scratch Pad recently. I can’t vouch for everyone else, but personally, I’ve been extremely busy: final exams, SAT and ACT, New York State regents exams…it’s been a lot to deal with, so I’ve had to ignore this place. And I’m sure everyone else has a good reason for ignoring this place as well. So I’ve asked everyone what’s going on with future articles and our other podcast, The Fashionably Late Show Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast. Here’s the answers I’ve gotten, so assured: TRSP is coming back this summer with a vengeance! Though there is some bad news in there as well.

  • Notaku Diaries will return on June 20th, with episodes being posted on Mondays and Fridays. We’ll eventually catch-up to recorded episodes by late August.
  • TomatoSurprise will be doing a series of “Hero Reboots” every weekend in collaboration with The X Bridge. The first one went up a while ago.
  • RacattackForce plans post a new article every Wednesday starting June 29th. On a side note, he has started a blog.
  • ToonFaithful, TetrisDork, chdr, and Dragonpiece plan to start posting articles again in July.
  • The Notaku Diaries Afterthoughts series of articles planned to begin sometime in the next few weeks.
  • Don East stuck between podcasts and his show Anime Abomination: unless he gives up one, then no articles from him. (P.S. Watch his show, it’s awesome.)
  • Not Another Old Cartoon Podcast was planned for a summer hiatus, but with so many episodes MIA, we’re going to figure out a way to get all of them out to you guys by summer’s end. We just have to find Sketch…

In a world where Saturday morning existed, there were many great cartoons that roamed the Fox Kids airwaves. There were shows from Warner Bros. Animation, (like Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Beetlejuice, & Animaniacs), Marvel’s animated offerings from X-Men and Spider-Man, and there were shows from Fox themselves, like Bobby’s World, Piggsburg Pigs, and Fox’s Peter Pan and the Pirates. But if there was one obscure show knocked up with many jokes that’d fly over any kids (not counting the WB Animated programs, nor Rocko’s Modern Life and Ren & Stimpy), it’d be Eek! The Cat in September 1992.


Don’s Blog: Super Hero Summer Movie Preview

Posted: April 30, 2011 by doneast in Uncategorized

Summer is almost here and with that we have a new crop of summer blockbusters. Three certain movies coming out all are the big screen debuts of long time comic book heroes: Thor in May, Green Lantern in June, and Captain America in July along with a new X-Men movie also in June. That’s four super hero blockbusters in the making and with that I’m gonna take a quick look at them.


The Twisted Whiskers Show General Review

On October 10th, 2010 the Hub finally launched. With it, was the launch of “The Twisted Whiskers Show”. Was the show good enough to start off this much anticipated network?  Find out after the break.

For the week of Februrary 21st, 2011!

Time for a new write up on the Scratch Pad, where every week we give out the latest dish on animation airing this week. This way, you can know what to watch this week and what to NOT miss out on!