Hello there! I'm stararnold, and welcome to Starship Fandoprise! This WORLD features a mix of features/news posts based on multiple topics regarding anything of pop culture (incl. animation/cartoons/anime, comics/manga, music, books, video games, live-action TV/Film, etc.), as well as webpolls/websurveys and brief posts about what goes on in my fanboy life. Hope you enjoy your visit!

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About the WORLD's Host

Other WORLDS runned by the host (check 'em out for more content by this guy)
Leijiverse 999, DC and Marvel Assemble, Star Trek Nation

Known at DeviantART as
beavers2010

Birthday
04/10/1986

Gender
Male

Where I live
LaSalle (Montreal), Quebec, Canada

Anime Fan Since
Early 1990s when I started watching The Transformers (1984), though that was before I learned that not all cartoons are American (However, while the classic Speed Racer series was the second anime I got into, you may consider this what made me the anime fan I'm today if you don't consider the original Trasnformers to be anime)

Member of theOtaku.com since
05/30/2005

Achievements
Medal for Meals-on-wheel's service, Medal for conflict manager team, Mabel Award at High School Graduation, Honouroll at college, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting and Drawing concentration) in University

Favorite Music Genres
Rap, Rock 'N Roll, Disco

Favorite Comic Book Superheroes
Batman, Superman, Robin, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Witchblade, Wolverine, Batgirl, Supergirl, Green Lantern, Captain America, Hulk, Black Cat, Punisher, Venom, Mr. Fantastic, Huntress

Favorite Non-Anime Cartoon Characters
Brian Griffin, Scooby-Doo, Norville Earle "Shaggy" Rogers, Woody Woodpecker, Master Shake, Felix The Cat, Thomas "Tom" Cat, Brain the Dog, Bender Rodriguez

Favorite Anime/Manga Artists
Leiji Matsumoto, Go Nagai, Masumune Shirow, Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Kunio Okawara, Shoji Kawamori, Hisashi Hirai, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Kagami Yoshimizu, Kazuko Tadano

Favorite Anime and Manga Series/Multiseries
Space Battleship Yamato (Star Blazers), Gundam (all incarnations), Tetsujin 28-Go (Gigantor. only the 1963 Anime version), Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Gatchaman (1970s series), Galaxy Express 999, Dragon Ball, Tokyo Mew Mew, Mazinger, Rockman (Megaman), Mach Go Go Go (Speed Racer. only the 1967 Anime version), Transformers, Galaxy Angel, Cardcaptor Sakura, Mobile Police Patlabor, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross, School Rumble, Azumanga Daioh!, Voltron - Defender of The Universe, Dirty Pair (only the classic anime version), Lupin III (only the old school "Lupin III"), Slayers, Death Note, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Robotech, Gurren Lagann, Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Corpse Princess

Favorite Tokusatsu Multiseries
"Gojira" (a.k.a. Godzilla), Ultraman

Favorite Non-Japanese TV Series
Star Trek (all series), Doctor Who (all series), Battlestar Galactica (all series), Family Guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Scooby-Doo (classic series), Superfriends, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, American Dad, 12 Oz. Mouse, Robot Chicken, Angry Kid, Futurama, Ghostbusters (1986 Filmation Series), Puppets Who Kill, He-Man and The Masters of The Universe (1983), Sons of Butcher, MTV's UnderGrads, The Jon Dore Television Show, The Daily Show, Spider-Man (both 1967 and 1981 versions), The Incredible Hulk (both 1977 and 1982 versions), The Colbert Report, ThunderCats (1985), G.I. Joe - A Real American Hero (1985), The Ripping Friends, Inspector Gadget (classic series), Megas XLR, Chappelle's Show, Jonny Quest (1964 Version), Space: 1999, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and The Mysterons, Red Dwarf, The Ren & Stimpy Show, Space Ghost Coast 2 Coast, Rocko's Modern Life, Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Supernatural, The Marvel Super Heroes (1966), Celebrity Deathmatch, Trailer Park Boys, Steve Wilkos, Tosh.0, Axe Cop, Bob's Burgers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012)

Favorite Non-Japanese Movies
Predator, Deep Blue Sea, Man's Best Friend, Blankman, Godzilla (1998), Planet of the Apes (both versions), Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Colon Movie for Theaters, all Spider-Man films, all Superman films, all Batman films, all Star Trek films, Spawn, Home Alone, Rush Hour, Fist of Fury (a.k.a. The Chinese Connection), Game of Death, Kung Pow: Enter The Fist, The Eagle's Killer, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Spaceballs, 101 Dalmatians (both versions), The Green Hornet (2011), Transformers (2007), Speed Racer (2008), Iron Man (2008), Training Day, Saw films, Kick-Ass, The Expendables, Pacific Rim

News: Free Comic Book Day 2014

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Just a reminder that May 3, 2014 will be the day the 13th annual Free Comic Book Day event. If you're a comic book fan like myself, or are just getting interested in exploring this amazing entertainment medium, make sure to mark your calendars for this upcoming event, and visit The Free Comic Book Day website to find out if a comic shop near your residence is taking part in the event.

As for me, FCBD comic items I am looking out for include: The New 52 Future's End No. 0, Guardians of the Galaxy, All Rocket Racoon, Grimm Fairy Tales No. 0, Steam Wars, Valiant Universe Handbook, Sonic The Hedgehog/Megaman Flipbook No. 1, The Tick, Street Fighter No. 0, Showa: A History of Japan, Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe, and possibly Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Quite a list yes, but no one can ever have enough interesting stories to check out.

12:30 PM Canada EST

Anime Recommendations

Over the years I've been watching Anime, there have been ones I find worth checking out and ones not so worth. Additionally, I take the time to read up on a few old school titles I that find are must-watches for exploring Anime's past. Anyway, her...

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News: Live-Action Patlabor To Be A T.V. Series

Today, I found some new detail on the upcoming live-action Patlabor from Otaku USA's website. Similar to the fact that G-Savior is live-action sequel to an anime (namely Mobile Suit Victory Gundam), this installment of the Patlabor franchise, to be a 12-episode T.V. series titled The Next Generation Patlabor, will be a sequel (though Otaku USA didn't clarify if it will be in continuity with the 1988 Patlabor OVA or in that with the 1989 Patlabor TV series), and centering around new police officers in Tokyo's Special Vehicles Section 2, though it will also feature as a supporting character, Labor maintenance chief Shiba from the Patlabor anime (to be played by the character's anime voice actor Shigeru Chiba). Plus, this upcoming show will maintain a rare approach in making anime-based live-action works as the original creators of Patlabor are attached to the production, and I think you'll be amazed by the labor design should you visit the webpage were I found out this piece of news.

3:10 PM Canada EST

News: Goldorak Marathon on 9/29/2013

I don't know how many of you, the readers, live in the Quebec province of Canada, but if you're the kind of Canada-based otaku into the anime classics of the 1970s, note that this Sunday, Télétoon Rétro (the French langauge counterpart of the Canada-based English language Teletoon Retro) will be airing a marathon of Goldorak - Le Robot de L'Espace (French dub of the 1975 Mazinger anime T.V. series UFO Robot Grendizer) from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (ET and PT). I, for one, am currently watching Goldorak on Mondays to Fridays myself. One of the best AnimeFench dubs I've seen so far, and I recommend it for anime fans looking to brush up on some French language.

5:58 PM Canada EST

A Rare Opportunity Accomplished

In the Montreal island (where I live) these days, finding anime-related T-shirt items on store shelves can be a tough task (unless perhaps the items are based on Hello Kitty and the U.S./Japan co-production animated series Transformer...

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