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Manga Monday Review: Big Hero 6 Vol. 1

When Hiro’s kindhearted brother, Tadashi vanishes through a portal to save him, the boy genius is devastated. But his big brother left something to help Hiro cope with his loss – a personal health-care robot named Baymax. And when what Hiro needs more than comfort is an explanation of his brother’s disappearance, Baymax – with a few upgrades – may be just what the doctor ordered! With new friends and Baymax 2.0 by his side, Hiro is determined to get to the bottom of everything… and he might end up saving the world on his way!

I’m a big fan of Big Hero 6. I enjoyed the original Marvel comics, but love the Disney animated film. This manga adaptation by Haruki Ueno is a spin out of the movie though takes enough liberties that though it’s similar, it’s different as well. This first volume feels like it condenses the film in some ways ending with a confrontation with the main bad guy. It could be the first or final confrontation, I have no idea, since I haven’t read the second volume. But, what’s interesting to me is how this version has changed.

Unlike the films, Tadashi is the one that’s sucked into the portal. Hiro has a bit more attitude and much less likeable, especially when it comes to the interactions with Tadashi’s friends like GoGo, Honey Lemon, etc. In the film the friendship when it comes to them is very natural but in this manga it’s a bit more abrupt. While we feel for Hiro in the film this manga has his attitude and personality so different, it’s hard to be totally behind him. He’s a bratty child in many ways. The heart, in other words, is lost.

Ueno’s art is pretty interesting blending the film’s art with a bit more of a manga influence and it generally works. There’s so decent action sequences, but again something is missing. Even what should be exciting action is either presented in ways that’s confusing, or the energy you might so in other manga is present. It’s a dulled version of a fun, full of energy, movie.

Maybe it’s because I’m such a fan of the movie, but this manga is just a dud to me. It misses the heart of the film, the action of the film, the fun of the film. What’s changed isn’t changed for the better. What’s added while interesting, isn’t interesting enough. When it comes to the original Marvel comic, the movie, or this manga, the manga comes in a distant third.

Story: Haruki Ueno Art: Haruki Ueno
Story: 5.0 Art: 6.0 Overall: 5.0 Recommendation: Pass

Dorbz: Big Hero 6 in February

San Fransokyo prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot friend Baymax are joining the Dorbz family!

Hiro and Baymax are ready to soar the skies in their suits of armor! Baymax also comes in his standard white – his limited chase variant includes the infamous pain chart, a 1 in 6 rarity!

You can also collect a glow-in-the-dark Baymax, available only at Hot Topic!

Coming soon from Funko Dorbz: Big Hero 6 are out in February!

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Big Hero 6 Disney XD Series Gets it Voice Cast

Disney XD’s upcoming animated series Big Hero 6, based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning feature film inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, will reunite much of the original cast for its 2017 debut. Reprising their roles are: Maya Rudolph as Aunt Cass; Jamie Chung as no-nonsense, speed genius Go Go; Scott Adsit as huggable robot Baymax; Alan Tudyk as tech guru Alistair Krei; Ryan Potter as tech genius Hiro; Genesis Rodriguez as quirky scientist Honey Lemon; David Shaughnessy as the butler Heathcliff; and Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee as Fred’s dad.

Also joining the main voice cast are Khary Payton as control freak Wasabi and Brooks Wheelan as fanboy Fred.

The film, from Walt Disney Animation Studios, was inspired by the Marvel comic created by Man of Action.

The series picks up immediately following the events of the feature film and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Along with their friends Wasabi, Honey Lemon, Go Go and Fred, they form the legendary superhero team Big Hero 6 and embark on high-tech adventures as they protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains. In his normal day-to-day life, Hiro faces daunting academic challenges and social trials as the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology.

Additional guest cast includes: Jenifer Lewis as strict Professor Granville; Andrew Scott as villain Obake; comedian Andy Richter as Globby; Diedrich Bader as Bluff Dunder; Susan Sullivan as Fred’s mother; Sean Giambrone as Richardson Mole; John Ross Bowie as Mel; and Haley Tju as classmate Karmi.

Emmy Award winners Mark McCorkle, Bob Schooley and Nick Filippi, the team behind the global hit Disney Channel series “Kim Possible,” serve as executive producers. Filippi also serves as supervising director. Big Hero 6 is a production of Disney Television Animation.

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Big Hero 6 Coming to Disney XD in 2017

big hero 6Disney has announced that Big Hero 6 will be coming to Disney XD in 2017. The television show is based on the Walt Disney Animation Studios animated film as well as the Marvel comics of the same name.

Emmy Award-winning producers Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, creators and executive producers of the global hit Disney Channel series Kim Possible, are the executive producers. Reuniting with McCorkle and Schooley on the creative team is their Kim Possible colleague, Emmy Award-winning Nick Filippi, who serves as executive producer and supervising director.

Produced by Disney Television Animation, the series picks up immediately following the events in the feature film, and continues the adventures and friendship of 14-year-old tech genius Hiro and his compassionate, cutting-edge robot Baymax. Alongside Hiro and Baymax on their journey are control freak Wasabi, scientist Honey Lemon, fanboy Fred and no-nonsense Go Go, who together form the legendary superhero team, Big Hero 6. As the new prodigy at San Fransokyo Institute of Technology, Hiro now faces daunting academic challenges and the social trials of being the little man on campus. Off campus, the stakes are raised for the high-tech heroes as they must protect their city from an array of scientifically enhanced villains.

Big Hero 6 was released in October 2014 and became the biggest animated film of the year with over $657 million worldwide. In addition to being named Best Animated Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, it was nominated for Golden Globe, Critics Choice and BAFTA awards, and was the recipient of five Visual Effects Society Awards, the most ever for an animated feature, as well as a Cinema Audio Society Award and a Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Animated Movie.

Fashion Spotlight: Adorables, Muppet Road, Pokemaster Training Club

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Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and lots of descriptions of video to come out of D23. Anything get you excited?

Around the Tubes

Nothing But Comics – Marvels Diversity Problem Is The Same Diversity Problem We’ve Always Had – A very good read.

Kotaku – Kingdom Hearts III Is Getting A Big Hero 6 World – Hells yes!

 

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SDCC 2015: Funko Releases Wave Nine of Exclusives

Funko has announced their next batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives! Their goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

In an effort to provide more of their products to Con-goers, they are NOT offering a pre-buy option this year.

Without further ado, here is the next installment of Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list!

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SDCC 2015: Funko’s Fourth Wave of Exclusives

Funko has announced their next batch of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives!

Their goal was to cover as many beloved licenses and characters as possible to remind every Comic-Con attendee why they fell in love with these stories in the first place.

In an effort to provide more of their products to Con-goers, they are NOT offering a pre-buy option this year.

Without further ado, here is the next installment of Funko’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives list!

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