FYPA Updates!

Boy, I miss this place for almost 5 months. Sorry, I have a lot things to do even it's summer here. I almost forgot the password on this blog, but thank goodness I still remember this. Anyway, it looks like I haven't updating this blog and right now, I'm designing this layout like you see right now. I never keep updating watching cartoons or anime on TV but I try my best to catch-up the latest shows. Since it's vacation, I still have spare time to watch cartoons on TV, especially in early mornings. Speaking of cartoons, here are the following cartoons / anime that are available on local TV right these days. I might post some review about them soon:

  • Hitman Reborn
  • Naruto Shipuuden
  • Spongebob Squarepants (Season 4 - 5)
  • Dora the Explorer
  • Avatar: The Legend Of Aang (Season 3)
  • The Adventures Of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
TV 5
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Handy Manny
  • Scooby Doo! Where Are You?
  • Ben 10
  • Stitch!
  • Phineas & Ferb
  • Powerpuff Girls
  • Dexter's Laboratory
  • Johnny Bravo
  • Ed, Edd & Eddy!
  • Damashita! Powerpuff Girls Z
  • Pokemon
  • Dragon Ball Z Kai
  • Ghost Fighter
  • Flame Of Recca
  • Tamagotchi
  • Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia
Studio 23
  • Akazukin Cha Cha
  • Fairy Musketeers
  • Fairy Tale Police Department
  • Justice League
  • Soul Eater
  • Danny Phantom
  • CatDog
  • Chalkzone
Well, that's for now. I'm still working on my daily duties other than this blog. Not to worry, if I have time, I watch their shows.


Merry Christmas Message!

Last year, FYPA presented the Christmas-themed Lucky star. This year, another anime shows up in this site...

Yeah, it looks like the Fullmetal Alchemist's turn for a Christmas picture. I was thinking I should put Ben 10 or Phineas and Ferb-themed Christmas pictures, but I think FA deserved the contribution why TV5 become one of the popular TV networks in the Philippines (so does other anime like Casshern Sins, Yatterman, D-Gray Man, etc.)

Have a Merry Christmas to you all!

Fullmetal Alchemist © 2004 Hiromu Arakawa / Square Enix


Ben 10 Marathon and Generator Rex Preview!

If you love watching Ben 10, you'll probably like Generator Rex. Generator Rex is another animated series from Cartoon Network and it was created by the creators of Ben 10, Man Of Action! Starting January 9, 2011, Generator Rex will be air on Cartoon Network in Asian countries except Korea. Another news is that for locals, Generator Rex will be on TV5 starting January 1, 2011 (Saturdays). My guess is that TV5 will air that series before CN Philippines. Generator Rex will start around 11:00 AM on TV5

Another marathon of Ben 10 is coming and this time that show will start on January 1st. It will start on 9:00 AM. Uhh, the channel will air those Ben 10 episodes again as usual...


Isko: Adventures in Animasia (1995)

Black and white movie poster from http://video48.blogspot.com

Here's another animated film that was Filipino-made. Honestly, I can't find images of the movies sources nor full information (it's like forgotten in the Internet) . I knew that I watched this one a long time ago in few local networks. I'll try to remember or recap with this one.

"Isko: Adventures in Animasia" may be the one of the early Filipino-made cartoons that appeared in the Philippine movie industry. The movie contains light-hearted adventures of the hero and the coconut-dealer named Isko; portrayed by Ogie Alcasid in Animasia. His mission is to save the princess and the land of Animasia from the evil monsters roaming around the another dimension called Animasia . Little know that he would win the love from Annaly (portrayed by Michelle Van Eimeren). There were also several supporting characters in the movie including Isko's friend (portrayed by Michael V.) and the anthropomorphic bee who is the one sending Isko to Animasia. The other side of the world, Animasia (pun of the words "animation" and "fantasia") is a place where both good and evil creatures live in the fantasy world. A lot of scenes like comedy, adventure and romance takes place both in Animasia and Earth. There are also few musical scores for viewer's delight.

Back in 1995, it was aired in the cinemas and became the part of FAMAS awards. Gerry A. Garcia was the director of the movie and Elmaurie Galvez was one of the staff had responsible for visual effects. Computers were not much familiarized to Filipinos during early 90's so the staff made the traditional cel-animation about few months up to 2 years including the filming for live-action.

Although Isko: Adventures in Animasia had a mix both animated and live-action series, few critics can't be considered it as a full-length animation but it received positive reviews. The movie won two awards for FAMAS in 1997 - Best Visual Effects and Best Special Effects. Of course, Isko: Adventures in Animasia is one of the cartoons that Filipinos strive to become animators. The next entry, Ibong Adarna was created in 1997 and became the first full-length Pinoy animation (not the "Urduja" that talks about these days).

The last time this movie appeared in TV was in GMA last December 2007. It would be better if any local TV stations to re-air this one or remaster the movie in DVD. I sure don't remember it's opening sequence nor the songs introduced.


RPG Metanoia

Okay, when I was in SM Taytay earlier I accidentally encounter this poster...

I'm so excited that there's gonna be an animated movie that will enter to 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival. Best of all, this movie is the first full-length 3D animation in the Philippines. The movie is called RPG Metanoia (or nicknamed RPG).

According to the synopsis, this movie revolves the adventures of an 11-year-old boy named Nico. Nico seems that he has few friends an instead he plays MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) called Metanoia. His character in Metanoia is "Zero the Vagabond Traveller", who armed with magical yo-yo and agility.

Suddenly, the game and the internet got infected with a strange virus, thus many players' minds and computers are affected. It's up to Nico, along with his online player friends to stop the virus from taking control the whole network.

The RPG Metanoia will become an official entry for 2010 Metro Manila Film Festival along with Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote, Dalaw, and Ang Tanging Ina Mo (Last Na To). The voice actors of the animated movie will feature the voices of Aga Muhlach, Zaijan Jaranilla, Mika dela Cruz, Vhong Navarro, and Eugene Domingo.

RPG Metanoia is produced by AmbientMedia with co-production from Star Cinema, ABS-CBN and Thaumatrope. The movie will premiere on December 25th this year!

To watch the trailer of RPG Metanoia, click here. You can visit the movie's official website here for more information.