Archive for January, 2010

Linebarrels of Iron Cosplay

A little while ago, a few of you were saying how it’d be awesome if Alexis Tipton cosplayed her character Emi from Linebarrels of Iron. I guess Alexis thought it would be awesome too.  Since Linebarrels streets today, I figured it’d be a good time to share her cosplay photos as Emi.

Tell Alexis how awesome she is by buying Linebarrels of Iron on DVD.

30 Rock, James Franco, and Anime Body Pillows

If you watched last night’s episode of 30 Rock, then you already know how fond James Franco (Spider-man, Pineapple Express) is of anime body pillows.

We’re no strangers to the wonder that is an anime body pillow.  In fact, we have a nice selection currently available.  Check online retailers like and to find yours. smile

Not sure what I’m talking about?  Watch this behind the scenes clip from 30 Rock, or just watch the full episode on Hulu or

Strike Witches – Winning the War on Pants

Strike Witches seems to be a phenomenon that’s hitting America by storm.  “How so?” you may ask.  The group Improv Everywhere conducts worldwide missions to cause scenes of chaos and joy in public places.  In their latest attempt, over 3,000 participants in New York, not including additional people from 43 other cities around the world in 16 countries, went pantless while using various forms of public transportation. See videos and more after the jump.

During the annual occurrences labeled as “No Pants Rides”, participants publicly display their drawers while riding on subways, trains, rails, etc.  and some just congregating in public places for some good ol’ no pants time.  The key is to behave like everything is normal – or have improptu dance battles.

Of course, this all must have been inspired by our 2010 Strike Witches campaign to win the war on pants (even if the no pants rides started 9 years ago). If you’re not familiar with what I mean, then you’ll have to watch the trailer for the series.

I like Japanator‘s comment about the trailer,  “If you do not laugh, you have no soul.”

I hope everyone here has souls.  If you don’t, maybe you need to go on some quest to attain one by traveling to a distant land, while meeting colorful characters along the way.  And through your travels with your companions, you realize you’ve had a soul the whole time.  Then, and only then, come back and watch the Strike Witches trailer.

ANN: Linebarrels of Iron Give-Away

Win the Linebarrels of Iron DVD set, along with seven Linebarrels of Iron mousepads signed by voice actress Alexis Tipton (Emi Kizaki).


Anime News Network is giving away seven sets for you to take home.  Sorry, Alexis is not included, just her autograph.

And speaking of ANN, here’s what Zac said via Twitter.

ANNZac: ANNCast: our guests are FUNimation’s Adam Sheehan and Lance Heiskell; tweet in your questions or email ‘em to zac at!

So you got questions?  Maybe you’ll get answers.  And all “Is FUNimation going to get [insert title here]?” questions will not be answered, so don’t waste your and Zac’s time.