Tuesday, December 29, 2009

GunShow Comic


Monday, December 28, 2009

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Monday, December 21, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Late Night Bullshit

I have no qualms with the selfish mean spirited people that inhabit this planet. All things considered they are made of the same stuff as the rest of us and do not deserve to be judged any differently. It's only when they have the audacity to feel sorry for themselves that I think they can all go to hell.

-Bob Officer

Monday, December 7, 2009

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Colin Kane's Facebook Profile Sounds Really Gay

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Oh my gosh! You all thought I was dead because I haven't posted in 12 days! Fuck you! Here's a video of my dog!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

47 Ronin

Carl Erik Rinsch to Direct 47 Ronin

I can think of so many problems with this idea I don't even know where to start. JK. I know exactly where to start - at the board meeting where Ridley Scott said, you know what? Let's cast a white guy as a samurai in the Japanese civil war. That's a good idea right? What about Keanu Reeves? He has real slanty eyes right? No one will know the difference right?

This is in fact the most offensive slight to Japanese culture Hollywood has dished up since the genius casting director of Memoirs of a Geisha cast a Chinese actress as a fucking Japanese Geisha.

Ridley Scott. I love Blade Runner. But come on. I mean come awwwwn.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

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This is a shitty drawing of me pretending to be Shinji. Next week I will be a zombie. Maybe when I get some sleep I'll draw another Velasquez.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Principles Thus Far

I've been examining my life in a rather arduous attempt to figure out a strategy with which to direct my energies. A by product of this evaluation has been a list of principles. It's very short because I think a principle is something that an individual should adhere to without ever threatening the integrity of another principle - and yet should not necessarily have to conform to anyone elses' ideas.

There is an index card above my humble wood-composite Ikea desk. Thus far it has three brief scribbles written hastily on it - the latter of which I added before writing the superfluous paragraph above.

The index card reads -

-Synchronize Data
-Nothing is Private

I'll try to elucidate as well as I can. Quality is the first and most sound thing I can come up with. It's a simple philosophy housed in a single utterance. I think it can be applied to any facet of a persons life - be it career, relationships, friendships, investments. One should never approach a thing without the intention of achieving the highest possible quality. At the time I meant it to be applicable to my career. But it has evolved.

Synchronize Data?

Still trying to figure out what the fuck this means. It made perfect sense after a particularly lucid dream I had one morning this last month. My guess is, it's a roundabout way of saying "do your research, get all your ducks in a row." And yet there's a cryptic quality to it that I can't fathom. More on this one when I figure it out.

Nothing is Private. Perhaps not the best possible phrase to describe an ideal principle. Perhaps it's to idiosyncratic to my own experience (and yet that's what this list is all about) for me to able to explain well - but I can start by asserting that I've always been what I would consider to be a private person. I almost feel like I want to paraphrase Corinthians here - suffice it say that I was private as a child and as a man I have gradually come to understand the subtle and all encompassing nature that we mean when we say "six degrees of separation."

This one is of particular concern to the oft taciturn gent as myself, and yet in an epiphany I've come to understand that if we consider this basic principle as an inevitability we can come to understand and evaluate the actions we make in terms of how deeply they can effect the world. Inadvertently.

Some other thoughts vying for a position on the list include:
-Always be on time
-Never expect to be rewarded
-Always look good

-Bob Officer
**long Monday night shift

Monday, November 9, 2009

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Friday, November 6, 2009

Buy My "Art"

I'm selling this weeks original. Best offer. Do it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Your Film Is Going To Suck

"Our next picture is inspired by the work of John Carpenter / 1970’s style, 35mm grainy film with excellent, realistic performances and original story-lines. We would like to bring horror back to its gritty cinematic roots."

Original story-lines I won't contend - but the suggestion that John Carpenter can be associated with realistic performances makes me want to punch your face.

And just so you know guy, $1000 won't cover the cost of developing 10 minutes of 35mm film. Good luck.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Los Oficiales

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vanishing City

Vanishing City

Hard Rock Saves the Space

As my comic grows more ambitious, it begins to take up larger chunks of free time. I've never managed my time well and - when you combine this flaw with an inferiority complex and a host of other insecurities - you get an odd formula for a human being that is bursting with creative energy and drive that often gets overwhelmed and disoriented by an endless range of possibilities that don't quite fit in with the range of talent that's been developed. That's me in a nutshell. I always know what I want, but I've seldom had the patience to stick with anything for to long.

So why the need for a pedantic self-absorbed blog about a frivolous thing like this stupid cartoon?

I planned to begin my comic in December of 2007 because I felt trapped and unproductive. That said it might seem odd that it took over a year for me to get around to posting the first issue. But when you consider the character behind it it's not so unusual. I second guess some of my best ideas even as they come into fruition.

The history behind this sites fruiton is pretty dull. I drew the first 5 comics between August and December of 2008. Although it only took me a few hours to actually put the thing together I had to reaquire the confidence to draw after a 4 year abscence (which let's be honest, is kinda lame because I really can't draw). I also had to sit down and figure out the basics of Dreamweaver and photoshop - two programs that I am still learning.

But now that I've sketched 40 comics of varying quality, I'm pretty endeared to the process despite the extra stress it adds to my week. I've definitely put out some drawings I'm not proud of - but I like to think there are some pretty fucking good ones too. I've reached a wierd impasse where I've acknowledged that my previously non-existent graphic design skills and drawing skills both need to improve to get to a standard of quality that I am now aspiring to. All this means is that I find it harder to continue without dedicating more time to this site - and I intend to make it happen.

So in answer to the query posted above - I am aware that people are visiting my site. I don't know who you are, nor do I particularly care. I'm just kind of happy that total strangers know who I am - though I'll likely never meet them. This simple fact has actually motivated me to continue spending the time on this stupid project even when I don't want to.

So I'm writing to let said total strangers know that this weeks comics is one of the funniest drawings I will ever do and I don't want to rush it. It's more difficult than anything I've ever done and I'm pretty proud of that. This whole site and blog are also getting remodeled as soon as my life allows it. Because as long as i can stand it I want this comic to be a consistent prescence.

Monday, October 19, 2009

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Monday, October 12, 2009

I'm Late A Lot

So it's a holiday. Which means my comic is going up tomorrow. My fan will have to wait, sorry.

It was also my birthday over the weekend, so like I wasn't gonna do any work and stuff. I got to meet a bunch of famous people. And I was out all night. Which made up for a week of working 12 hour days.

My life is so hard.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Oh Apple People

Why do we argue so? Are we both not made from the same fucking parts?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

So This Happened

Sunday, October 4, 2009

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Videos and Shit

I'm awful busy making videos.

New from Serious Lunch:

Billy and Adam vid is featured on UCB's freshly redesigned page:

I've got more on the way. I'll be shooting and directing the first music video for Snakes and I'm just finishing up my very first music video ever much thanks to The New Collisions.

This is all of course, a very deliberate posting to assure myself that I'm accomplishing more than I actually am. But the fact is I have a lot of work to do so I don't feel shitty about missing my 3rd week in Bob Officer Sucks out of the first 40. I'm also pretty certain I will have redesigned the page for Thanksgiving, and by the beginning of 2010 I'll have found a space to showcase my newest video. On top of that I'm pressuring myself very heavily to start taking writing seriously as a career. Which means I won't be blogging (6 in September down from 20 in May) but this is of course, the direction I want my life to be heading - i.e. workin' for myself.

Grammar is for the bees.

Monday, September 21, 2009

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Typical Sunday

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Your Film Is Going To Suck

I guarantee it.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rachel Zoe Outtakes

Spot on parody. I wish I had done this but I don't think that I could get away with it.

Monday, August 31, 2009

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Good Ad Fail

Thursday, August 27, 2009

3 Frames

This could entertain me all day.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


This video I did with Billy Scafuri and Adam Lustick is featured on today. Yay!

Bear Scare

Thanks to John for sharing. This is pretty fucking silly. Recreation of Bear at 0:40 FTW!

Monday, August 24, 2009

This Weeks Excuse a lingering cold and Jury Duty.

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Friday, August 21, 2009

I Miss Everything Cool While It's Happening

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anime Vault

Syfy is going to start airing Monster in October. This is a series I've been interested in for a while though I think this is it's North American debut. Exciting!

My good friend and former roomate Alpha Jammer Visco gave me a copy of a Rumiko Takahashi art book with all kinds of Ranma 1/2 drawings and such. Made me feel nostalgic and realize how heavily I was influenced by anime in general during my formative years. Thus I've decided to return to my roots, especially since I've felt outside of myself recently.

My entire collection of fansubs was pretty much given away when I left home. Thank heavens advances in Flash video have made it possible to replace anything from my childhood with a few torrent searches.

Furthermore - I've decided Uniqlo has finally made it okay - if not fashionable - to express an interest in manga and anime without having to feel particularly wierd. They sold me a pretty sweet t-shirt for this series pictured in the video below.

And while I'm feeling nostalgic - here's another old gem I'm not ashamed to say I remember fondly.

Nerdy Tuesdays


Sunday, August 16, 2009

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

My Blog Sucks

That's all I got.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fox News Has Lost It

I understand this is out of context, but I'm really tired of people comparing anything to the holocaust. And what the hell is he on about with this (video below)? I sincerely hope this has nothing to do with the health care debate. Because that means the conservatives have spun the idea of "healthcare reform" into anti-american socialist madness, and now it's apparently on par with the holocaust.

Let me get this straight Glenn Beck. It would be really awful if we started practicing eugenics in the United States because your daughter would be sterilized. And Obama's health care reform would pave the way for innocent retards to be eugenicized (if that's a word).

If that's your argument I'd like to point out that eugenics has been practiced in the United States. In fact California allows for voluntary sterilization for sex offenders to reduce sentences. Not only that but there have been two active eugenics parties since the early twenties. They took the word eugenics out after WWII for obvious reasons.

And who has generally supported these programs? Conservatives as far as I can tell. Has something to do with saving taxpayer money or some such thing. And Objectivists, but that's a whole other rant.

Here's the video:

Is it just me or did they stop reporting news? Because it sure seems like most of their program is either someone shouting or crying. Reminds me of church.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Old Friends

So many lol's in this series.

Old Friends

Monday, August 10, 2009

I Will Never Leave You Screaming For My Comic

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This edition might require extraneous elucidation. Little things can easily become a chore when you let them. I'd noticed my comic getting stale for a few weeks and I decided to challenge myself. I figure I could keep dressing the same joke in a different suit, but where's the fun in that?

There isn't any particular joke in this comic. This is because I draw a rough storyboard before I get to work, but the dialogue is generally the last thing I sort out. I have a vague idea how many words I need to fit in, and it usually isn't a problem. This week I got caught up in the drawing and consequently the final product suffered. But I don't feel disappointed, largely because I think it's a decent drawing, especially considering my obvious lack of talent. It should be pretty evident that this whole site is a work in progress...I have yet to find the time to copyedit any shorts I've written since I started.

This humble little project has always been secondary to the rest of my work, especially now when I have other professional pursuits that have deadlines. But now that it's clearly here to stay, I've decided to keep it going as long as I can and see what happens.

I should also briefly mention the source material. This is largely borrowed from the opening scene of an ancient draft of Blade Runner (when it was still called Dangerous Days - yeah I'm that huge of a nerd). This popped into my head because it's a pretty cool fucking scene as written in the script, and because I had the idea all week to make a sci-fi original (a la Spaceman Spiff) - starring myself as the hapless dimwitted bounty hunter or cowboy jockey. So this week was a warmup. Hopefully as I improve technically I'll come up with a better original scenario.

Until then, I remain, Bob Officer. Thanks for stopping by.

P.S. Blade Runner at the MOMA Aug. 19

Monday, August 3, 2009

Neill Bllomkampf Rulez

I've got a pretty big boner for this District 9 movie, though until last night I didn't reall go out of my way top satisfy my curiosity about this Blomkampf fellow.

Turns out he's pretty awesome. And he's doing what I wish I was doing right now. Making awesome Sci-fi. Sigh...This further expounds on my theory that every good idea I've had will be made better by someone more qualified.



Shit Job Postings

Synergy is bullshit, preditor's aren't real, and hiring one person to do the work of two saves no one time or money.

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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Conan Rules

"It's a guy with breasts!"

Friday, July 31, 2009

Final Verdict

So, I just realized to edit a music video I'm working on, the entire sequence needs to be rendered to achieve real time playback. Lame.

In laymans terms, every editing system drools, Avid rules.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

3rd World America

Although I've been writing almost nothing in the past months, my brains still catalogues shit like this for future reference.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

This Week In Bob Officer

I'm chilling in Bahstan. I actually have all of the time in the world to be posting a comic right now as I surrendered equipment back to the rental place an hour ago. But I'm feeling pretty burnt. Maybe it's the last 72 hours of non-stop pro-bono production, or maybe it's all the gin I put in me last night. Either way my comic will have to wait. Instead of declaring another reprieve from this "incredibly easy thing I always put off to the last minute and then complain about at 2 in the A.M." - I'm dropping this weeks comic on Wednesday. So my one subscriber will have to wait. Sorry Tim.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Video

Another video I shot and edited for Billy and Adam.

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This joke is on loan from Gary Larson. Let's just call it an homage for now.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Pictures of Food Vol. 1

I had it in mind for a while to do a blog called How To Eat When You're Poor. It joins a legion of other blogs I've come up with including but not limited to Eavesdropping in Brooklyn,How I Am Going To Die, Candidates For Top Ten,Have You Seen This New Porn Chick I'm Into?; and a blog where I would anonymously make fun of women's fashion with another party who also will be anonymous.

Alas, these little gems never never came into fruition. So instead of letting all these pictures of food take up space needlessly I've decided to incorporate them into this blog. After all it's not like I'm overflowing with funny blogs lately...and I have a lot of pictures of food.

Remember when that happened? Well to celebrate I made meatballs. Dunno what prompted that, other than the realization that I hadn't eaten meatballs in far to long.

This is a remarkably straighforward dish, but it's fun and easy. It's basically handrolled ground beef that I seasoned to taste. Then baked on a sheet for about 30 minutes.The pasta part of the meal is pretty self-explanatory. Actually, if I had to explain pasta I would probably have to use cave drawings and hand signals because you are obviously retarded.
Salad...See above for instructions.
And sliced sourdough from Key Food's bakery.

I think the total cost came to 35$ and fed 5 people not including myself. So basically it fed 7 or 8 people.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

One Minute Miracle

Video I shot and edited for Billy and Adam of Snakes and Harvard Sailing Team fame.

Monday, July 6, 2009

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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th

From the cutest puppy ever.

Friday, July 3, 2009



Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

What's Up Bitches It's Rofficer!

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Friday, June 26, 2009

I Miss My Puppy

Monday, June 22, 2009

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Keyboard Cat Still Funny

Best mashup yet. Hall and Oates FTW.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Full Size Gundam

Is This Glue?

Monday, June 15, 2009

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

This Just Makes Me Kind Of Sad

Shit Job Postings

Pitchfork TV wants a qualified candidate to...basically do all of thier work for them. Look very carefully. This isn't a description of the skills necessary to perform a job - this is a list of several different jobs they want one person to do. I'm going to apply just so I can find out what their going rate is for a "Segment Producer/D.P./Camera Operator/Location Sound Recordist/Editor/Media Manager."

The sad part is they will find someone to do this job. And grossly underpay him/her.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Interview Project

I don't think I could ever get tired of David Lynch. God knows we've all tried.

Interview Project

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Star Wars MMO

Yeah, coolest thing ever.

And again Felicia Day, why aren't we dating? I don't just play video games, I can cook. Sigh.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Collisions Best New Act in Boston

Vote here.


Mashup trailer form the guys at Black20. Made this nerd lol!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Watches Pt. 3

Awesome but out of my price range, in spite of it being totally impractical:

Watches Pt. 2

Here are my requirements for a timepiece:

1) Must look badass
2) Must be as impractical and difficult to understand as possible
3) No steampunk watches

Here is one of the leaders at the moment:

This Uber Cool Watch I Want

Monday, June 1, 2009

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Friday, May 29, 2009

Just Realized I Mispelled Sabbatical

How embarrassing...

Monday, May 25, 2009


Regular blogs have beed kinda sparse. I'm taking the week off because I'm so inundated with editing work and personal shit, I'm gettting burnt out pretty fast. Tune in next week for new comic and a (hopefully) better rested Bob Officer.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Greg Hawkes Plays The Cars On Ukelele

Speaks for itself:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

You Guys I Found The New Hotness

No Free Ride

Monday, May 18, 2009

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Monday, May 11, 2009

G Train: 2 A.M.

Some sweaty hipster is really bummed that he couldn't wake and bake today.

Fuck You Microsoft

I've had a legit copy of Microsoft Office XP Pro that I obtained through Hofstra University in 2003 after my computer got fried by a faulty circuit and I lost all the software I had. I've held on to it because despite what they'd like you to think, there haven't been any major innovations in spreadsheet and word processing software. Office 2007 is just a fancy makeover that is guaranteed to piss off long time users by making it difficult to find any of the common commands. Seriously, if they had changed the default keyboard shortcuts I would have to relear Word from scratch.

Anyway, Microsoft decided it was time I upgraded my office package, and Vista upgraded me overnight. So now I'm stuck with Office 2007, which would be nice, but Microsoft isn't accepting my product license. So now instead of having Office XP which I was fine with, I have a non-functioning version I don't want. Hurray.

This is how Microsoft rewards you for not stealing software. Lame.

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Thanks For Feeding My Ego

But for serious, I needed this as a reminder. You know, because sometimes I forget.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

This Is Just To Say

I have watched
Like maybe one episode of
That show on that
Fox network

Where those people
All try and
Sing to win
Some prize or something

And after like
A decade
I still don't give
A shit

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sweet Pencil Sharpner

From My Sister Lori:

As featured in last weeks comic.

Monday, May 4, 2009

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Lost about an hour of work today, so I couldn't render the animation I've been fucksin with in After Effects, which sucks because it was my blog today. Here's a shot from the old version. I'm letting my ambitions get ahead of my abilities, but like Stephen King said, a man has to give himself some big britches and have the patience to grow into them.

I've got the britches.

Anywho, here's my other blog. Because what I was missing in life was another blog.

Winter Films

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Movies: Tarantino

The unsavory epithet "kitsch" came to mind during the first twenty minutes of Death Proof and it got me to thinking about Tarantino's latest efforts. He may have been the most revered director of the nineties, but the movie world has moved on and it seems Quentin doesn't seem interested in keeping up with it.

I don't mean to say that a director should latch onto trends and mold his style around them, but it's almost as if he's making films for his own benefit at this point. If Kill Bill was supposed to be his magnum opus at that point in his career it falls flat on it's face on a second viewing. It hasn't aged very well in six years, and in retrospect it's a cluster-fuck of references and borrowed stories that all come together to make, well that's just it - what is it? The thick layer of style and cool seem like they are there to distract us from the fact that nothing interesting is going on. Adding to his failure is the fact that he clearly doesn't know when to stay out of his own films. His brief appearance in Deathproof is awkward at best and brings into question whether the director has a clear understanding of how he's percieved on screen. Which to me, is a clear indication he's losing it.

Most of my generation ended up in film school because of this man. That's speculation, not fact, but it really makes me wonder how well the rest of his ouvre has aged. Maybe calling him a rennasaince man was premature, because I can't forsee him making any more valuable contributions in the future. Because they way I see it, he's never going to get tired of himself even if the rest of the world does.

Anyway, by way of making a thesis statement here, I just think a man that clearly has this much talent should be able to offer something better than an empty homage.

Monday, April 27, 2009

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Space Shuttle Destroyed

Detail at 1:50 looks good.

Space Shuttle Destroyed

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Errol Morris Beat Me To This One

I had actually pitched the script to my fellows at Serious Lunch, but I had thought it was off-beat enough that I could keep it on a back burner till later on this year.

Sucks for me. I guess Mr. Morris also listens to NPR.

Errol Morris' Second Fiction Film Based On Memoirs Of Robert Nelson

Sunday, April 19, 2009

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Friday, April 17, 2009




...and of course this delightfully controversial series compared both favorably and vehemently to NGE. I'm skeptical because the last time someone described a series as being "better than Evangelion" I was subjected to about two hours of this abomination. Shouldn't have to mention that despite it's ripe old age I still think fondly of Eva as an important part of my formative years.

I have lost touch with the anime world since joining the work force full time my senior year in 2003, and so I'm rectifying this by absorbing some of the more talked about series in the past six years. I trust Raxephon should live up to it's hype. More on that later.

The nice thing about patience with media is that time weeds out all the bullshit...

P.S. Almost forgot about this highly underrated and quite nearly forgotten work (or at least nearly forgotten in my mind). I enjoyed the first act though I never got ahold of the other 2/3's. Very much looking forward to it.