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I was feeling pretty burned out on superhero movies, and specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe, after Avengers: Endgame. But then I saw the announcements coming out of Comic-Con and I started getting excited all over again:

I wasn’t too sure where the MCU could go post-Endgame, but the news coming out of Comic-Con gives me hope that MCU’s ​“Phase Four” will start out with a decent amount of weirdness. And please, give a raise to everyone involved in the decision to cast Tony Leung in a Marvel movie.

Two weeks after ten minutes of footage from the final Rebuild of Evangelion film emerged online, we get a proper teaser — and well, it’s not much. It’s an assortment of character shots (e.g., Asuka, Rei, Kaworu) mixed with scenes of Evangelion floating around against a surreal backdrop. And because this is Evangelion, it’s all soundtracked by a exuberant musical chorus.

But I’ll take any evidence I can get that the final Evangelion movie will actually be released. Titled Evangelion 3.0+1.0, it’s been plagued by numerous delays — the previous Evangelion movie was released way back in 2012 — but will finally arrive in Japanese theaters in June 2020.

Dungeons & Dragons truly lets you live out your fantasies. You can become anything. A brave warrior launching into battle. An adventurous ranger exploring the wild. Or, in my case, a wizard who spends his day holed up in his room alone, drinking wine, and reading obscure and forbidden books.

What a senseless loss and tragedy: At least 33 people have been killed and many more injured by an arson attack on the Kyoto Animation studio. A 41-year-old man has been arrested as the suspected arsonist. Kyoto Animation helped produce many acclaimed animé titles, including Akira, Beyond the Boundary, Cowboy Bebop, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, A Silent Voice, and Violet Evergarden, as well as several Studio Ghibli titles. Here’s a list of everything that Kyoto Animation was involved in, just to give you an idea of their importance and artistry.

Update #1: Kyoto Animation’s president, Hideaki Hatta, has confirmed that all of the materials and computers used on previous Kyoto Animation titles were destroyed in the fire. Considering everything that Kyoto Animation worked on over the years, the loss in incalculable. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to help support those affected by the fire, and has already raised nearly $1.5 million.

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