Monthly Archives: January 2015

PandaDestroy.Com will be at Long Beach Comic Expo Feb.28th – Mar. 1st!

By: Von Jared Omo

LBCE

We’re going to be at Long Beach Comic Expo 2015! It’s going to take place at Long Beach Convention Center (Hence, why it’s called “Long Beach Comic Expo”) from February 28 – March 1st! It’s a little small convention, but if you’re going though Con-Withdrawal (like I am!) then this convention should hold you over until the next big one!

Tickets Prices are:
– Weekend Pass: $45
– Saturday Pass: $30
– Sunday Pass: $20

You save $5 by getting the Weekend Pass! Also, you can get the Lifetime Pass for Comic Expo which is $299. Don’t know if it’s worth it, but hey…it’s a lifetime’s worth of passes for a Con. And if you definitely love going to Conventions like these, the Lifetime Pass will pay off in the long run!

Guests inlude:
– Art Adams (Legendary Comic Artist, Longshot, The Uncanny X-Men, Excalibur, X-Factor, Fantastic Four, Hulk)
– Chris Claremont (Legendary writer including X-Men’s Days of Future Past & The Dark Phoenix Saga)
– Joel Gomez (Warhawks, Detective Comics, Flashpoint, Authority, The Lost Boys, Wetworks. Upper Deck Sketch Cards)
– Stan Sakai (Creator of Usagi Yojimbo)
– Beth Sotelo (Creator of Grump, Aspen Comics; Colorist on Fathom Vol. 4, Soulfire Vol. 2 & Shrugged)
– LeeAnna Vamp (Cosplayer & Host of ILoveNerdGirls.com, Appearing in Cosplay Corner)

AND MANY MORE! Check out the Long Beach Comic Expo website by clicking on the link below for more info! Can’t wait to see you guys there!

http://longbeachcomicexpo.com/

Panda Review: Kuroko No Basket Season 3 Premiere

By: Von Jared Omo

Kuroko3I’m a fan of basketball. Wait. Let me re-phrase that. I’m a HUGE basketball fan. Hence, why Kuroko No Basket is getting much love today (Yes, I know the OG basketball anime SLAM DUNK is more of a fan favorite, but I’m enjoying Kuroko!). So, want to hear what I have to say about it’s Season 3 Premiere? OF COURSE, YOU DO!

Right off the bat, the episode begins with a quick flashback with the last basketball game between Seirin and Yosen High with the last scene depicting Kuroko blocking Atsushi Murasakibara (as seen above). The episode then transitions to what happens post-game with Seirin High being interviewed by interviewers who work for basketball magazine company.

Scene then switches to the Seirin Team walking down the hallway and Kuroko stops Taiga. As you may remember in last season, Kuroko was tasked by Taiga to throw away the ring and chain that symbolized the brotherhood between Taiga and Tatsuya Himuro, however, Kuroko gives Taiga the whole spiel about being able to be opponents and brothers at the same time which then causes Taiga to run like a chicken with its head cut off in search of Tatsuya.

The scene switches to outside the arena where Alex is talking to Tatsuya about losing the game to Taiga and Seirin. Just then, some douchebag by the name of Shogo Haizaki appears out of no where and begins to hit on Alex. Tatsuya, being the guy that he is, decides to step in and stop the nonsense and protect his former coach. Little does Tatsuya know that Shogo is a HUGE DOUCHEBAG and begins to initiate a street fight.

Kuroko3(1)Shogo (in red) giving a swift kick to Tatsuya.
Told you Shogo is a douche!

I’m not going to spoil the rest for you guys! So, if you want to know what happens during and after the fight scene, you’re going to have to watch it yourself! I’m excited to see how this season goes and if Seirin can take the Winter Cup!!

Panda Trailers: CHAPPIE (2015) Trailer #2!

By: Von Jared Omo

NOW, THAT’S MORE LIKE IT! I love watching Neil Blomkamp’s films. Why? Because his movies have a great balance of action, story, and character development that just draws you in and keeps you in your seat with your eyes glued to the screen until the ride is over. Chappie is no exception. This will probably be Blomkamp’s next greatest film next to District 9 (although I did enjoy “Elysium”, I feel like it didn’t have that certain element in which I could relate to the character. Sorry, Matt Damon!). Check out the new trailer for “Chappie” below!

“Chappie” is set for a March 2015 release.

Panda Review: Tokyo Ghoul Season 2 Premiere!

By: Von Jared Omo

WHOO! There’s nothing more stimulating than finding out that one of my favorite animes from last season just premiered their new season this year! And yes, I’m talking about Tokyo Ghoul Season 2! If you’re reading this and you haven’t watched the episode yet, I’ll try to be as spoiler free as possible and not ruin anything for you. But I’m going to tell you right now that it’s going to be damn, right HARD! Let’s do this!

TokyoGhoulS2The episode starts off where the last one ended, which Kaneki walking out of his torture room (after doing some damage on Jason) and slapping on his ever-so-creey Ghoul Mask. We see his descent into his infamous Ghoul identity, known as the Centipede. Right off the bat, you can tell this season is going to be dark and gloomy (more so than the last season) and up the ante a bit as well. And that’s pretty much all I can tell you about the good stuff I experienced (in my opinion) with the Season 2 Premiere without spoiling anything for you guys!

I did find, however, some things that bothered me and bummed me out a bit from watching this episode. First off, the OP theme (“Munō” (無能; Incompetence) by österreich) isn’t as catchy and didn’t portray the same energy the first OP Theme had (I miss the whole “O Shiete, O Shiete yo” part in the beginning). I am an avid anime music lover, and although I found this new OP Theme to be very somber and soft to the ears, the OP scene does go along with the song and after watching and listening to it a couple of times, I can only feel and believe that it is a foreshadowing of things to come and I do have my hopes up that things will pick up in the next 2 or 3 episodes.

Secondly, the fight scene I wanted to see SO BADLY was watered down. Yes, I’m talking about the fight between Kaneki and Touka’s brother, Ayato aka BLACK RABBIT. Let’s just say, I didn’t get to see Kaneki beat the sh*t out of Ayato and give him 103 broken bones.

I have high hopes for Season 2 of Tokyo Ghoul (aka Tokyo Ghoul Root A). Will it follow the manga as closely as possible for the upcoming episodes? There’s only one way to find out and that’s only by watching the anime!