Trailer for Bayonetta Anime as Action Packed as Games
Perhaps even more so.
Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is being led by Afro Samurai director Fuminori Kizaki, and produced by Studio Gonzo. The anime follows Bayonetta through the events of Bayonetta 1, which includes countless battles with angels in attempts to discover her past.
The anime is up for pre-order today, and will be launching Oct. 21, just in time for Bayonetta 1+2 on Wii U. Check out the trailer for yourself here. [❤]
"Linkin Park" Frontman Chester Bennington Dead at 41
Media reports have confirmed that Chester Bennington, frontman for rock band Linkin Park was found dead in his Los Angeles area home early Thursday morning after what was described as a suicide by hanging by authorities. In a twist of cruel irony, the discovery by authorities was made on what also would have been fellow singer and friend Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.
In 2003, the band collaborated with anime studio Gonzo to produce the music video for the hit single “Breaking The Habit”. The music video was directed by band member Joe Hahn with Kazuto Nakazwa, best known for directing the animated sequence in “Kill Bill Vol. 1”. The band also has the distinction of receiving its own Gunpla model, as the Japanese release of its 2010 album “A Thousand Suns” featured a limited edition version packaged in a Gunpla model kit boxwith a custom-painted RX-78GP01Fb model included as well as an illustrated image of the band in front of its Gunpla model while dressed as various Gundam personalities.
However, all of the above pales in comparison to the impact the band’s music has had on anime fandom, particularly the debut album Hybrid Theory. The album was the foundation for countless fan created anime music videos over the past 15 years, as a cursory search on YouTube reveals, as well as the impact that the subject matter had on the wider fandom, since much of it deals with depression, addiction, alienation and suicidal ideation, among other heavy personal subjects.
While Hybrid Theory wasn’t my favorite album by Linkin Park, I do empathize deeply with a lot of people that found solace in it in their teenage years and I found myself enjoying their later work as I got older, especially Meteora and Minutes to Midnight. I never thought I’d have to write an obit for a musician that wasn’t much older than I am, but rest in peace Chester, your fans will make sure your legacy won’t be forgotten anytime soon.