[YGO: TAS] Cr@psule Monsters 3

November 14, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Posted in Capsule Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Cr@psule Monsters logo from episode 3
Fun fact: each of the three Cr@psule Monsters intros are ever so slightly different.

Previously on Crap: Yugi and the gang wind up in a mysterious land with no food or water. While Tristan and Tea try their hand at raising their Pokemon children, Joey is captured by Peter Jackson and Yami rides an invisible bicycle. Sounds pretty par for the course as far as crappy spin-off series go. Certainly they’ve all died from exposure by now, right?

No so! Today, LittleKuriboh uploaded the thrilling continuation to Cr@psule Monsters, with episode 3! Yugi and his friends reunite at last and are joined by Grandpa. Together, they run away from some stupid-looking flower monsters, battle Robin Williams (who’s even more powerful than Jeff Goldblum!), and discover an ancient Egyptian Tumblr post. Yup, still sounds pretty crappy to me. The best part? The “blood not funny” boy from the previous episode has apparently grown up and become 1KidsEntertainment.

Since LittleKuriboh’s YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, is still down, this episode is currently only available on Blip.tv.

Shortly after LK announced the new video on Twitter, droves of fans headed to YuGiOhAbridged.com, causing the website to slow to a crawl. As a reminder, that website merely embeds videos that were uploaded to LK’s official Blip.tv account, so if it ever goes down (as it’s been prone to do whenever LK uploads something new), simply head to Blip instead.

Where Has Cr@psule Monsters Been?

The previous episode of Cr@psule Monsters was released in August 2008. Between then and now, LittleKuriboh has only made passing comments about whether or not he would like to continue the series (of course he would!) and in what direction he would like to take it. At some anime conventions, LK has explained his plans more thoroughly, though many of those ideas never panned out.

At Youmacon 2010 (October 2010), LK said Cr@psule Monsters would be finished within the next six months and that he had “very specific plans” for the show. At Kami-Con Season 3 (February 2011), he hinted that he wanted to do something with the show as an April Fools’ joke. He expanded on this comment at AVCon 2011 (July 2011), where he explained that he had intended to announce that there would be no new videos on April Fools’ Day, then suddenly release three new Cr@psule Monsters episodes, but that didn’t end up happening. LK noted that he does want to continue the show when he has the time for it and when he feels like it’s “right.”

Then, in August 2012, LK put up a Facebook poll asking his fans what he should release at Youmacon 2012, with Cr@psule Monsters 3 being among the five choices. Needless to say, the show didn’t make an appearance that year.

Cr@psule Monsters 3 finally premiered at Youmacon 2013 about two weeks ago, but even this almost didn’t happen.

“I’m just gonna put this out there – there’s a chance I won’t have my current projects done for Youmacon,” LittleKuriboh tweeted on October 16. “I say this because I’ve been too busy working on actual paid work and that’s kept me extremely busy. I consider this a good thing. I’ve been getting up super early to try and fit in bits of time here and there for my own stuff, but I can’t place it over paid work. So in advance, my apologies. Suffice to say, you WILL see stuff from me, but it might not be finished.”

Just when it seemed like the load was too much for him to bare, things got even worse for LK one week out from Youmacon when he was injured after exercising.

“So I hurt my knee yesterday,” he tweeted on October 23. “Not sure how I did it. It felt better earlier but now it has decided to cause me constant, intense pain. […] I’m done editing. I’m in intense pain. Marianne gave me her crutches. […] At this rate I’ll have nothing to show at Youmacon and I guess I’ll have to deal with that too.”

On the October 24 episode of the Wha-chow! podcast, LK finally revealed that his mystery project was Cr@psule Monsters 3.

“I really wanted to do that for Youmacon and […] everything happened,” he said despondently. “I don’t know if it’s going to be finished so I’m just all disappointed in myself.”

And yet he powered through the pain and his busy schedule and still managed to finish anyway. Aww, LK, don’t be disappointed in yourself. Your fans will love you no matter what!

Anime Con Update: San Japan 7

Yesterday, San Japan announced that LittleKuriboh will be returning as a guest for its event on July 18 through 20, 2014! The con, now in its seventh year, will be once again be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and San Antonio Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio, Texas. Pre-register at San-Japan.org.

At least one overseas convention has also invited LK, though it’s not clear whether or not he will be able to attend.

“Got invited to a con in Newcastle. Here’s hoping they realize I live in the USA,” he tweeted.

He doesn’t specifically say which country the con is located (there are major cities named Newcastle in England and Australia), though there are at least two cons running in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Unless the con is able to offer LK a place to stay and pay for his airfare, he can’t afford to go.

Update (November 27): CardGamesFTW returned today, making a glorious comeback after being banned on October 26. Wow, it took an entire month for the channel to return this time. Looks like LK has one more thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day tomorrow!

Update (November 28): Happy Thanksgiving! LK has now uploaded Cr@psule Monsters 3 to CardGamesFTW. Gee whiz, I sure hope this video doesn’t cause the channel to get shut down again. ;)

[NTACFSSS/YGO: TAS] San Japan – 100% Emo Cure

July 29, 2013 at 1:52 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Yami highlighting some San Japan guests in LittleKuriboh's San Japan - 100% Emo Cure video

When’s the last time LittleKuriboh made an anime con promo video? It must have been like a year ago or something! Agh! (Actually it was in February with Marik Plays Mass Effect.) Well, calm your anxious fidgeting and check out “San Japan – 100% Emo Cure” (on YouTube, Blip.tv)! With a title like that, you know exactly who this video is going to focus on: the Naruto Spoof Series’ Sasuke! Great to see you again, my man! It’s been a long time since I’ve heard your voice. How’s life treating you?

LittleKuriboh reminds us in the promo that he will be a guest at San Japan in San Antonio, Texas from August 16 through 18. Also attending will be voice actors Johnny Yong Bosch, Scott Freeman, and Carrie Savage, famous Internet celebrity SuperPsyguy, and a slew of other guests!

As usual, the promo video has been added to my YGOTAS streams and downloads pages. And check out my page for LittleKuriboh’s Anime Convention Schedule to see what other cons LK is headed to later this year.

LittleKuriboh Visits the Assassin’s Creed Charity Live Stream

On July 23, LittleKuriboh paid a visit via Skype to the Assassin’s Creed Charity live stream. The event, organized by Tom Hope and the folks at Pixels Edge, involved a rotating cast playing through Assassin’s Creed 1, 2, Brotherhood, Revelations, and 3 without stopping, all in the name of raising money for Child’s Play.

LittleKuriboh called in about 24 hours into the stream, just as the gang began Assassin’s Creed 2 (jump to 14:26:00). LK discussed his thoughts about various AC elements and his recent projects, took viewers’ questions about his favorite YGOTAS voices and episodes, and even rapped “The Phresh Pharaoh Of Bel Air Theme”!

The ACCharity live stream began on July 22 and culminated at ConBravo! in Hamilton, Ontario on July 27.

Like what you hear? Check out LK’s other interviews and Q&As that I’ve followed in the past.

LittleKuriboh’s Upcoming Projects

LittleKuriboh deserves a huge congratulations. He revealed on July 24 that he has landed his first professional lead role as the character Dougal in the upcoming interactive video game/visual novel hybrid Icebound! The developers will be launching a Kickstarter for the game in the near future, so keep an eye out for that.

LK has also been working hard on YGOTAS episode 60, which will cover Joey’s duel with Kaiba. Can you believe that we’re almost at the end of season 3? Whew!

CardGamesFTW: Banned Yet Again

Well, we’ve reached the end of the month again. You know what that means. CardGamesFTW got nailed by the copyright-infringement sniffing “bots” yet again on July 22. This is termination number 14, and as usual, the automated claims came from Yu-Gi-Oh! licensor Nihon Ad Systems, Inc. (NAS).

How many videos did LK even upload since the account was last suspended on June 25? I think there had only been one! (YGOTAS episode 59.) Sheesh. CardGamesFTW eventually returned last time on July 1. I hope there’s an equally quick turnaround this time.

Update (August 6): CardGamesFTW returned this evening. Thank goodness. The turnaround wasn’t as fast as last time, but I’m not complaining!

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