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:D ...I may be willing to literally do so if you catch me in the crapsuit during the con. ;) (I think I'm going to bring it, anyway...)

 

ARE YOU REALLY? If you are, be prepared for the biggest bear hug ever. (And if you happen to be shorter than me then prepare to be lifted in the air as well lol).

 

@FlyingElf: I haven't been this into a series since Kingdom Hearts four-some years ago. Feels Goodman! And yeah, where IS that second season.......or at least gimme those movies, heh.

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ARE YOU REALLY? If you are, be prepared for the biggest bear hug ever. (And if you happen to be shorter than me then prepare to be lifted in the air as well lol).

 

I guess I better be prepared, then, because I'm shorter than EVERYONE. Seriously. Every con, I'm the shortest Kotetsu, and in at least one case, shorter than Kaede. -_- But yeah, the crapsuit won't get QUITE as good a photo op in Chicago as it did in Detroit, but it's fun just wearing it. XD

 

Also eagerly awaiting movies and a second series... and the Sky High action figure that's apparently somewhere on the other side of Michigan right now. I already have Barnaby and Rock Bison, and I would be so ridiculously happy if I managed to find the Wild Tiger figure at ACen. :D That's my one dealer's room wish right there.

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I guess I better be prepared, then, because I'm shorter than EVERYONE. Seriously. Every con, I'm the shortest Kotetsu, and in at least one case, shorter than Kaede. -_- But yeah, the crapsuit won't get QUITE as good a photo op in Chicago as it did in Detroit, but it's fun just wearing it. XD

 

Also eagerly awaiting movies and a second series... and the Sky High action figure that's apparently somewhere on the other side of Michigan right now. I already have Barnaby and Rock Bison, and I would be so ridiculously happy if I managed to find the Wild Tiger figure at ACen. :D That's my one dealer's room wish right there.

 

Thats actually a really cool picture.

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I guess I better be prepared, then, because I'm shorter than EVERYONE. Seriously. Every con, I'm the shortest Kotetsu, and in at least one case, shorter than Kaede. -_- But yeah, the crapsuit won't get QUITE as good a photo op in Chicago as it did in Detroit, but it's fun just wearing it. XD

 

Also eagerly awaiting movies and a second series... and the Sky High action figure that's apparently somewhere on the other side of Michigan right now. I already have Barnaby and Rock Bison, and I would be so ridiculously happy if I managed to find the Wild Tiger figure at ACen. :D That's my one dealer's room wish right there.

 

Even if you are the shortest Kotetsu, it's still awesome (ironically, me and Kotetsu are around the same height.)I thought about doing Ivan in the future and I might end up being the tallest Ivan ever, since he's in the 5'6-5'8 range lol.

 

I just got into this series even though I seen it around when it exploded last year. I totally am digging the Russia ninja and Sky high.

 

I still wonder about Bunny every single time I watch it though....

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I guess I better be prepared, then, because I'm shorter than EVERYONE. Seriously. Every con, I'm the shortest Kotetsu, and in at least one case, shorter than Kaede. -_- But yeah, the crapsuit won't get QUITE as good a photo op in Chicago as it did in Detroit, but it's fun just wearing it. XD

 

Also eagerly awaiting movies and a second series... and the Sky High action figure that's apparently somewhere on the other side of Michigan right now. I already have Barnaby and Rock Bison, and I would be so ridiculously happy if I managed to find the Wild Tiger figure at ACen. :D That's my one dealer's room wish right there.

 

That IS an awesome picture. And wow, shorter than a Kaede, huh? I personally wouldn't mind cosplaying a fem!Kotetsu myself simply because I like his hat and vest, but I'd wear pants instead of a skirt because I hate skirts, lol. Wouldn't be able to wear the heeled spectator shoes either; would have to get flat ones...but then I might as well be a male Kotetsu, lol!

 

@cactusmomma: THANK YOU. I seemed to keep missing the actual release date. This fall, eh? Awesome.

 

@The Fujoshi: I got into it just after ACen last year. I'm so mad at myself for not getting a better look at the one or two cosplayers I saw there last year, who I knew were from the series but I didn't pay attention since I didn't know the show. Then I finally got curious enough from all the fanart to give it a try; especially since the synopsis didn't seem to make much sense, lol. I was worried it was a BL-fangirl's dream series ('cuz of the fanart, y'know), but it wasn't at all. I blame Kotetsu for sucking me in. U u U

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It has a lot of BL, but it's actually a balanced show with the fans, compared to Hetalia/DRRR I like it because I was into comic books as a kid and it reminds me the Western Heroes. It also has a lot of straight pairings in it as well, especially with Blue Rose.

 

Favorite so far is: THE WHOLE CAST. I can relate to Ivan the most though, (even though I got Pao on a quiz LOL.)

 

Also it has really cute fan art:

 

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If by BL, you mean

, then you are correct. Anything between Kotetsu and Barnaby is entirely fabricated by squealing fangirls. (Yeah, it irks me, but watdo?) Kotetsu is more interested in taking care of his daughter and having a business/friendship partner he can rely on. Barnaby is all up in that Batman-I-HAVE-NO-PARENTS angst. Ivan is happiest photobombing everything and Keith was in love with a

robot

woman. If you don't look into relationships more than as they are (friendships.. with the exception of

Karina crushing on Kotetsu

, you'll be delighted with an all-ages anime that doesn't rely on all of the main characters gaining their SSJ5 powers at age 14, battling their own demons of family and self-image.

 

Mullen! We have a Kotetsu coming who is in the 5'0" range! You won't be alone!

 

 

Enjoy the first trailer!

http://www.sunrise-anime.jp/news/tb_movie/

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OMG I am totally loving you right now.

 

Yeah I was pointing out how the fangirls (and boys,) haven't gone to Drrr/Hetalia status yet with the fanart. I mean there is a LOT of BL (boy's love,) but it's not so bad that I can't find normal stuff. Also I try to mainly focus on the characters and how Ivan is basically a boy Russian version of myself.

 

 

On a similar note:

 

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Yeah, I really love how this fandom has been so mature and open-minded. I didn't feel so outcast for not going for the typical fan-made BL pairings, as I'm of the just-friends/platonic partners camp. There's a little something for everyone, though I wish people wouldn't pair Keith with his dog. ):

 

I really find it interesting how people took so firmly to the dark versions and genderswapped versions of characters, like Black Tiger and Tetsuko, and how the fandom widely accepted certain fan-made designs (like the animal characters for Barnaby and Kotetsu) as legit designs when drawing them. But, it's been a LONG time since I've been in any fandom, so maybe those trends have been done before? I could never get into Hetalia myself, and I only liked Drrr until the last half of it and never made it to the fandom since all anyone seemed to care about was Shizuo/Izaya and ANYWAY...

 

I'm about an inch shorter than Kotetsu. I haven't taken any quizzes, but my best friend and I have agreed that she's the Barnaby and I'm the Kotetsu of our duo. I'm dorky, klutzy, I run funny (though not like him, lol), and sometimes my mind leaps in weird and often inaccurate ways.

 

BY THE WAY has anyone seen the movie trailer yet? TOO SHORT and I couldn't understand it of course, but WHOOOO EXCITED!

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Woooo, not gonna be the shortest Kotetsu for once, woooooooooooooo! (Please tell me the cosplayer isn't like six years old... XD) Not that I really mind being the shortest... I just try to do the best I can with what I've got. Also bringing Lunatic, and my girlfriend and I were just discussing how I'm going to be the trolliest Lunatic cosplayer ever... and how that's completely unsurprising, considering that inside the Lunatic costume is someone who normally is an enthusiastic KOTETSU cosplayer. XD

 

I'll readily admit I'm a Kotetsu/Barnaby fan, but for crying out loud, there are NO canon pairings (aside from those involving people who are dead, and my true OTP: Fire Emblem's hand/Rock Bison's butt), so we can all let people ship whatever they want. Especially since all the characters are made of awesome. I was so annoyed at Youmacon, when the subject of Blue Rose came up in the panel, and people started booing. :( Karina's great, people, and her teenage crush is not going to "break up" a pairing that's only in your heads anyway. One thing I really love about the series, in fact, is that the creators seem quite happy to let the fans run with whatever. Like in that panel at... I think it was NYAF, where someone asked Ozaki what the relationship between Kotetsu and Barnaby was, and he said "Anything you want it to be". What a guy!

 

In fact, the open-mindedness in regards to diversity and variations from the Japanese "normal" is one of the things I love about the series. The fact that Fire Emblem exists, and is supported by the creators, for instance. Sure, he's flamboyant and over-the-top, but also really powerful, smart, and a successful businessman. Then there's the fact that Pao-lin's revelation wasn't "I should act more like a girl" but "I should appreciate my parents' love, even if they don't understand me". I saw someone tweet, shortly after Jake's first appearance, that with Antonio Lopez and Jake Martinez, that's two Latino characters in Tiger & Bunny - which was two more Latino characters than in the entirety of all the anime series released the year before. And not only is there ethnic variance in the main cast, but even in the random passers-by on the street in crowd scenes. And then there are older characters as opposed to the team of teens and early-20s... All kinds of diversity in the cast, and I really love that they're paying attention to stuff like this.

 

Granted, it's because it was originally made for older fans who "grew out" of anime and started reading American comics, but it really takes the best of both worlds and smashes them together wonderfully. I hope the wider audience reception doesn't mean they wind up changing their formula for further material, because as far as I'm concerned, it really works.

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Wishing I had that "Bless this post" cat gif, lol. Honestly, I don't see why everyone hates Karina so much. It's almost funny, since most of them ARE teenage girls with crushes on a middle-aged man (albeit the man in question is fictional). As for the Latino part, I thought it was hilarious how Jake's last name was Martinez, the same last name as the step-dad my family just divorced (and was a huge prick who caused us quite a bit of suffering). OH and let's not forget about BEN~. I liked how women were portrayed in this series, we had the tomboy, girly-girl, the bombshell business lady (whoooo Agnes!), the mysterious/powerful?? dead-but-still-cherished wife....

 

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^^^^ Vocalized feelings for this show; no words can encapsulate my emotions for it.

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Woooo, not gonna be the shortest Kotetsu for once, woooooooooooooo! (Please tell me the cosplayer isn't like six years old... XD)

 

Nah, she's 22 :P Though, my 8 year old will be at the gatherings and she's 4'3".. you guys are going to make her get all giggly that she'll be 'tall'.

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One thing I adore about this series so much is the relationship of family! You have Kotesu and Kaede, and his brother and mother. Not only does his mother support him and worry but his older brother still acts like a brother. There is no "special treatment" when it comes to the characters either. No one is "the special guy that's going to save the world" each has their own spotlights. I love how the extended family aspect works too. Kotesu acting like an older brother/friend to Barnaby down to nicknaming him, Karina, Pao-lin and Nathen all helping Keith understand women so he could try to win over Cis's heart. Then there was the whole thing with Ivan, Edward, and the way Kotesu told him that he can be a hero and his development. There's just so much on friendship, Karina's friends helping her with her crush, to how the group of hero's act as friends. Everyone noted the diversity issue, which I also love.

 

If there is any complaints, the one thing I wish was for more character developments in some cases. A few things are:

 

Nathen: How did he get to be where he was, what's his family like?

Keith: Same thing here, I'd like more on his back story.

Ivan: Maybe more in regards to how he's grown more and what his friend is doing.

Antonio: How about some flash backs with him and Kotesu, just to see how they were when they were younger.

Kotesu: Please more with his past and Tomoe. Please!!!! And training Kaede to use her powers.

Kaede: Learning to control her powers, or learning to be a hero.

 

I think they covered Pao-lin and Karina pretty well along with Barnaby. The only thing I can think of is maybe dealing with how they started out?

 

Other things I would like to see are:

 

Closure with Lunatic, maybe him finding peace so he doesn't have to murder more people. I love Yuri but I'd like to see a softer side of him.

 

Oroburus, that needs to be addressed. I know we have some clues but what are they, who are they, and why do they control money in Stern.

 

How will they help Kotesu when he looses his powers? Can he be a trainer or a teacher for the newer heros? Or work with that suit?

 

Second Stringers: I want to know who they are, there powers, they seem very cool and young and should be interacting with the first stringers as friends. I can see Ms. Violet becomeing friends with the girls in the first group.

 

Also, what might be nice, is someone who's not a NEXT becoming a hero as well. That would be cool to see how they could ultlize what they know or their training.

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I want more detail build-up on Jake and Kriem! It has so much potential! Though, they're saying the second movie that will come out in 2013 will be entirely new characters... so we'll see where it all goes!

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@Sempai: Yes to all of that, lol. Also...what on earth is Antonio's ability?! We know almost nothing about him! We know more about Nathan than Antonio.

 

I wouldn't mind seeing Agnes getting her start too, but only 'cuz I like her quite a bit, lol.

 

By the way, I'm wanting to make a HeroTV staff jacket (a black one though, 'cuz yellow looks awful on me) before the con starts. I've never put a picture on a piece of clothing before, though. Any tips on what I should do to put the HeroTV logo on a jacket? What to use, how to put the image on it? I was originally thinking fabric paint but I'm not sure if I can make it crisp or neat enough. If I can't get a jacket in time, maybe I'll just grab a plain black t-shirt from Hobby Lobby or Walmart, ha.

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Replace fabric paint with silkscreen ink and apply it the same way you would as the prior.

Thanks for the tip! I suppose I could also make it easier [and cheaper] on me to do a one-color logo instead of using the full 3-4 color one, too. Mmmm, maybe a yellow logo too so I don't have to worry about the red not showing on black.........

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Does anyone know what's going on during the "Tiger and Bunny" listing on Saturday? Is it a showing or a panel? It's on the Guidebook but not the schedule pdf.

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We got our HeroTV shirts done! Wound up using paint, didn't have the money for screen print ink. I found an old pair of headphones with the mic attachment so we're going as staff members now lol;; idk if it counts as cosplay? Never cosplayed before. My shirts not yellow cuz I'm dying my hair red and I look awful with red hair and yellow clothes (ketchup and mustard!) But my friend's is yellow so maybe you'll see us around! Hope to see some of you there! I've never met anyone outside the internet who likes or had even heard of TaiBani q w q

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Heyyyy ACen T&Bros! It's been a while since I've been on the forums~. How is everyone? Excited for the live play? Excited for the English dub? Or are you horrified over the casting choices and are ready to burn the casting director? (And you shouldn't be, since Ozaki himself helped cast......)

 

I'm currently creating an art book I want to sell at cons. It'll feature some artwork of course, but my main feature is a crossover comic with TaiBani and Skyrim! :D It'll be a challenge to write a comic that can be enjoyed by people who haven't played Skyrim (which I've clearly been playing WAY TOO MUCH lately...). It seems to be getting some approval so far, so I'm excited. I plan for the contents to be about 50% artwork, 45% Skyrim crossover stuff, and 5% art process, which I know lots of people enjoy seeing.

 

It's an AU comic, obviously, based in Skyrim some 300 years after the game, which, for those who haven't played it, is essentially about you killing dragons (and getting lost in the world and side quests while you're at it). Kotetsu is a member of the Companions (Companions = fighting guild), and lately the only missions he's been getting are silly escort missions or training new recruits. While he's on a training mission with new member Barnaby (who, needless to say, doesn't really need training at all), the pair literally fall onto a pair of dragons who tell them that they are fated heroes to save Skyrim from an impending doom (guess who that bad guy is gonna be). Barnaby reluctantly agrees to partner with the bumbling ojisan, but Kotetsu, as gung-ho as he is about saving the world, hasn't told Barnaby his shameful secret...Favorite characters will make an appearance, like Jarl Keith and Yuri, High King of Skyrim! This all started when I saw a parody of the Skyrim promo poster done with Adventure Time down at the ACen artist alley this year, lol. Then it just kinda exploded into a nerdy fangasm...

 

Anyone know a good place to get books printed? I'm afraid the local place around here might be too costly. xD;; I'm also thinking of just going for 20-30 copies. Is that too many? As you can tell, I'M excited about it, but I don't want to make more than I can sell... orz

 

So, uh, other than that, how's it going? 8D;; I'll just go sit over here and anxiously await news of a State-side movie premier for The Beginning......

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Think there's any chance of seeing a TaiBani staff member next year? Currently oozing jealousy of hearing about NYCC.

 

Ozaki. In a Lunatic hoodie.

 

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I.....might buy that book to be honest. For lulz.

 

I wanted to do Origami but won't be able to make it because the jacket would cost out of my price range (and I wanted to do other cosplays as well.)

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