Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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It's that Merry time of year again!!

The time where parents and people flood the stores looking for presents for their loved ones. I myself work at one of these stores. Which will now be closing very late due to the season. Most of the time at 12 am or possibly later. As such, I won't be able to update my site right at 12 am like usual for the upcoming weeks.

This is how not being able to update on time makes me feel

I'm a Nazi about scheduled updates and deadlines but it's season and it can't be helped. I will update as soon as I get home.

Around January is when things will slow down and I'll update at the regular time again!


If you haven't heard I'm updating BUH Studio in a big way after season is through! I'm not giving out a release date yet but I'll tell you it's coming soon!
Here's a little teaser!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Number 3. Akira

Here is the result of a anime movie given an American movie budget.

Look for yourself and see if you can see what makes this movie so visually appealing.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Number 2. Song of the south

Here we have animation from Milt Kahl I believe. One of Walt Disney's top 9 animators commonly referred to as the nine old men.

I actually just saw this just 3 weeks ago. What really blew me away was the detail in the facial expressions and how well the changed from one to the next so fluently. This cartoon really just breathes life with all the varying expressions and movement. This is something anime is lacking in. If you notice in anime the people are always still ( as in nothing on there face moves. ) and when they talk all that movies is the mouth in a chewing gum type of movement. Although anime is made fun of the most for using that technique its often common in cheap tv animation.

Whats really amazing is the frantic movment and hand gestures of the seemingly drug induced Br'er fox.

This is just one animated piece from the movie " Song Of The South ". There are many other ones worth looking at unfortunately this is the only one I could find on youtube with half way decent quality.

Most notible part in this one for me is

4:32 - the end

The gleeful walk Br'er Fox and Bear for do on their way to get Br'er Rabbit is really lively. The electric slide Br'er fox did blew me away because of how swift it was and how everything still stayed in proportion.

What is really great is the feeling that is portrayed when Fox and Bear start taunting Br'er rabbit.

Till Next time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Influential scenes.

I've watched a lot of movies in my day. The few days I'll be posting the most influential scenes from movies that really blew me away. They are not in order from least to best or anything like that. I'm judging them by their

entertainment value
story boarding
and visual appeal

Number 1.

This is from the Sonic the hedgehog ova.

I bought the VHS version of this OVA when I was around 13-14. This movie really blew me away because growing up in America all the cartoons we were used to seeing were silly comedies with usually one angle of view. Cartoons weren't made to be seriously in America.( and if you think about it its still the same way. ) When I saw this I was blown away by the angles they used, the speed in the animation and the action. Alot of scenes blew me away in the Ova to be honest. I will talk about one and show some others.

First scene is at 4:40 through 5:07

The whole scene was composed well. The worms eyes view that showed him running to the hill then changing the camera angle to the top of the hill where he instantly appears was a excellently executed sequence that gives you a feeling of how effin fast this guy is. On top of that it was visually appealing as well. Especially the changing of camera angles from front to back when he jumped. Then changing to shot of the side of the mountain and showing his trail of dust then switching the angle to a aerial view above the plane as its about to violently crash into the mountainside and showing him circle in right in time and then BAM the explosion. WOW...This ability to grasp and maintain the excitement of the viewer is the work of excellent story board artists.

I'm not going to go into detail about the other scenes but below are the other ones that influenced me.

6:09-6:28 look at the video above for this one.

Video below.


0:51 - 1:23

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Mecca lecca hi, mecca hiney ho!

Heres a old memory that popped into my head today.

Who knew this show would get canceled because he was caught playing with his giggle stick in a movie theater.....
Actually now that when I watch the opening again...I'm not surprised.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Classic animation

Screwball Squirrel is a cartoon made by MGM in the golden age of cartoons that I stumbled upon awhile ago when studying classic animation techniques.

Funny that now in 2010 they can't make something that looks as organic or fluent as this animation that was done all the way back in 1944. Something a bunch of draftsmen made by hand.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Hiya !

Well, it's been awhile since I have updated this blog.
This is because while keeping faithful to updating the HAHAs on time and thanks to Matt Patrick the reviews. I have also been working on the next step in BUH Studio.
You may recall me mentioning it in this HAHA that was a promo for the new series " Lil' Bebii ".

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What is the " Big site update " ? It's a small step closer to what I want BUH Studio to be in the end. Even thought it's just a small step it's gonna be a lot different than the current site none the less.
We will call this updated BUH Studio
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Just for name sake. :]

as a " behind the scenes " I'll tell ya a little history about BUH Studio and how it came to be....

I told you how the 1997 anime craze inspired me to want to make cartoons and one day open a animation studio. I wanted to entertain the world with exciting stories. Now age 16 in high school the problem that came to mind was, where and how the hell to start!?!?
Well there were 2 options at the time.
1) get published by some publishing company and abide by their rules and restrictions.Being so head strong this didn't interest me to much.

Then there was option 2

2) Self publishing ( like Ninja turtle creators Eastman and Laird ) where you have absolute freedom and you are the boss. Only problem with that was, It takes MONEY. So from 2004 - 2007 I was in limbo.

Before 2007 I decided I would name my publishing company ( when I got one lol ) SAI FI Productions! It was in 2007 when I came up with the name BUH Studio because of a good friend of mine from High School ( Nate Spicer ) Who used to make a ridiculously dumb face and go " BUHHHHHH " as a sign of being dumb. The name of BUH is a homage to the silly times and memories I had in high school with all my friends. Plus it's fun to say! Try it...it'll put hair on your chest
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Original BUH Studio 2007 logo

Until late 2008 early 2009 when I started hearing more and more about web comics. Web comics have been around since 1998 ( or earlier) but I myself didn't follow them or really know there were so many (the only comics I read were Manga ). In fact it was because of my friends that I even heard about them. Then I thought to myself... " Hey!! I can teach myself how to make a website and self publish from there then I can build my name as an cartoonist!! "

So on June 27 2010 I opened the BETA version of BUH Studio.

This newer version will be more interactive and will feature more updates. All in with the goal of entertaing you!

I will announce a release date for this new site in the upcoming weeks. Keep supporting BUH Studio and keep telling your friends! I'm thankful for the fans I've accumulated thus far. If it weren't for you I wouldn't even pick up the pen!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Osamu Tezuka

Well as you probably have noticed I haven't been very active with this blog lately.
Well I'll cut the fat and tell you the truth. I was kidnapped and raped by pirates...yep there ya have it folks.
How have I been able to release the HAHAS on time? Well fortunetly enough they are fans of the series and allowed me to work on them between rapings.

Don't believe me? Go to bed.
Anywho there HAS been another reason I haven't been working on this blog much. Another project actually....
So lets rap up this long " Why I decided to become a cartoonist " thing going on.
To put it short. One day in high school I discovered Osamu Tezuka. The " god father " of comics in Japan.
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Osamu Tezuka was born in the 1928 around the golden age of American animation.Tezuka wasn't an ordinary kid he was awkward and was often bullied in school but he always kept his head up and in the clouds. At a young age he was fascinated in American cartoons and comics. Thus giving him a passion for story telling and drawing. He would grow up and graduate medical school and was even licensed as a doctor. But his passion for drawing couldn't be put out. So he decided to take the risky path of being a cartoonist. (Anime and manga were not popular in Japan in that time. To be a cartoonist was to pretty much throw your life away ) Unfortunetly in his teenage years his country would be involved in WW2. Young Tezuka would be forced work in a military camp were he couldn't draw and if they found him drawing he would be severely beaten. during this sad period he also watched many of his friends and family die. (Seeing all this death before him would give him a strong sense of the importance of life. Which was apparent in many of his later works. )Being the strong man that he was he endured the war. After which he continued to be a cartoonist. He would work day and night creating comics. His fun and inspiring comics raised the morality of the H-bomb devastated Japan. After many struggles in becoming a famous cartoonist Japan would soon see him as a Japanese treasure. Because of his powerful,deep, and sometimes controversial stories He would signally start the anime craze that would last in Japan all the way until today.

There are a lot of other points of his story that I left out. but what inspired me was his devotion to his dreams. No matter what came in his path he kept walking forward and kept his heads in the clouds. He never became bitter because of the world around him, he always believed in peace. He also had a lot of deep morals on life in his comics that really made his work great. So after being hit the Anime craze in America in 1997, and learning about Osamu Tezuka and other manga and manga artist. At age 16 I really started getting serious in going into the profession of being a cartoonist..And later maybe even a director?

There! " On to animation" is over! you can give that knife back to your emo friend you don't have to cut yourself out of boredom!

On that note.
The BUHlog won't be updated very frequent for the time being because all my energy is going into the project I mentioned above.

Will call this Project " 2.0 "

It's gonna be the Cat's pajamas. I'm sure you'll love it ;D

Saturday, August 7, 2010

On to animation: Darker themes

It was the last years of middle school and High school was around the corner. By now anime and manga had begun its slow decline. Other younger kids still liked it but the generation I was in who first liked it were moving on to other things. Except for anime nerds like me and my friends who were still on it like flies on shit. Thanks to Internet I was starting to discover what anime and manga really where and the Japanese culture behind it. What I also discovered was in Japan the anime and the manga that I saw in America that I thought were bad ass were EVEN more bad ass in Japan. You see in Japan many things are viewed as okay to show to children such as blood and cussing and even nudity. I was very much interested in the liberal style of these cartoons. Creating a comic based around comedy was the furthest from my mind. These three videos were trailers from one of the Godzilla movies I collected as a kid ( Destroy All Monsters ) These three trailers really blew me away in their detail and how mature they were. The Asian culture was really taking me over lol

Japanese Gunhed trailer- This is not the American trailer. But this is all I could find and is pretty similar to the one I saw

ADV Neon Genesis Evangelion Trailer.
Its funny because one of my best friends ( Cory Loudon ) would become OBSESSED with this show later down the road.

ADV Gunnm aka Battle Angel trailer

Its funny because I think I re watched those trailers more than I did the movie they were on. They really inspired me at that time. So around that time I began wanting to create darker sci-fi ish stories.

Till next time
~ Sai

Thursday, August 5, 2010

So now around middle school I was hooked on this Digimon manga I found online. I would sit up all day drawing comics based around Digimon. Only with my own stories that I made up.
These are a few random examples of these comics

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I would usually redraw the same pages over and over.

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I would experiment with different angles and shots. My goal was to get something that flowed like the comic I loves so much,I wouldn't stop until I approved what I saw before me and also I'm a perfectionist... ( It's a bitch )

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I soon became rapidly better. As I would draw day in and day out.

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Soon I even developed a style of my own and after good effort I started to get that cinematic effect I was soon looking for. Far was I from being satisfied though!

It was then I started playing around with the idea of drawing comics as a career. I wasn't to passionate about it though. until I discovered other mangas in the years to come..and until I found out about my idol. The guy who would be my biggest influence in drawing comics. But thats for another day :]

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

On to animation Manga Vs Comics.

So at this point I just discovered Digimon v-Tamer.
It wasn't the fact that it was Digimon ( The show I was in love with at the time )that hooked me
It was drawings such as this

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What got me was the use of camera angles, the zooming in on different characters the sequence of movement between the frames and many other things. It was almost like I was watching the actual show itself on paper! such techniques were either absent or not as skilled in American comics at the time. They have gotten better in these past years but I still are lacking. I will give you an example.

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See how this comic looks different. It's wonderfully drawn. it just doesn't flow as nicely as the other one right? Its like your reading a book rather than watching a movie. Its all in the story paneling. That is what started a growing passion for learning how to create such works.

Next time Ill show you my first ever comics!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On to animation : Introduction of manga

It's been some time since my last Blog post. After two very busy weeks I'm back :D
but now lets get back to how I decided I wanted to direct movies and create graphic novels.

First off some of you are wonderingW "what is Manga? "
Manga is just the Japanese word for comic. Only difference is that their comics tend to be more cinematic. Relying on camera angles and aspect shots to create a feeling that your actually there.

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Osamu Tezuka - New Treasure Island

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Eiichiro Oda - One Piece

In the last " On to animation " post I discussed the anime fad that hit the US when I was in intermediate school. A year or two after manga started to hit the US as well. I first saw manga in Barnes and Noble sometime in 6th or seventh grade. It was the manga of Dragonball Z. I was puzzled as to why it was read right to left. I was also shocked at the detail in the comic and thought it looked different than the Us comics I read. I just couldn't put my finger on it. At that time I wasn't a big big reader and this odd book did hook me in. So I put down the book and continued on to what ever else I was doing.

I wouldn't get hooked into Manga until one night when I found this manga. Being a huge Digimon fan at the time is what really hooked my into reading it.

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This would be the beginning of my manga addiction.

What was so special about manga that hooked me in compared to American comics. Which I had only slight interest in reading?

Find out next time!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Oh Mel

Will take a break on the path to me wanting to becoming a cartoonist
and look into what Mel Gibson has done recently so that anyone who hasn't heard about his latest folly will be able to get the latest HAHA.

Hmmm whats that? You thought he cleaned up his antisemitic ways? Well so did I but apparently he has a lot more hate to go around and hes ready to dish it. A little while ago this tape was found of him speaking to his Ex girl friend

Around 1:11 " raped by a pack of N***** "

Oh Mel Mel Mel what are we going to do with you? xD

Come back next time as I go back to my essay on how I decided what I wanted to do in life.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Now on to animation part 2 : The invasion of anime.

The year was around 1996 to 1997.
All was peaceful and boring in America for kids. Nobody would expect
the phenomenon that would soon hit our shores. I was one of the lucky
youngsters who grew up during this time.

For me it all started one day before school. UPN ( A channel at the time ) which ran cartoons in the early mornings aired one that was quit peculiar....

I didn't know what it was, I didn't know why it looked so much different from any other cartoons I ever watched. All I knew was that I was hooked.

Now before you go " wtf mate that's a girl show. " Why did you like that shit?
First off,out of my friends it wasn't just me who watched this show .
At that time none of my friends or I ever saw a cartoon like that before. Cartoons in the US were little funnies that dealt with nothing more than humor and light story lines. This was something totally different. As you saw in the opening it had action out the kazooo, the story line keep going from episode to episode , the villains didn't look all goofy in fact some of them were down right scary. This was the first taste of more mature animation. Now we were all awed by this show...but still it was for girls. So as much as we liked it we boys couldn't really connect. And me and my friends couldn't express our like for the show in public because in the end it was a girl's show!

That is when this show came along...

The show us adrenalin junkie boys were waiting for. Now the craze for Anime started to boom. They had the girl market and now they just appealed to the boys. All that was left was the video game community which could appeal to both girls and boys and the marketing geniuses over in Japan just had the right answer. This is what made Anime known in the US and really started the mega craze.

That was it. We were invaded. For the next 5-6 years Anime would be at max popularity in America. You couldn't go anywhere without being able to hear about it or see it. Someone who thinks that Anime is big now really doesn't know. Compared to back then the Anime market now is a waste land.

This little era would greatly influence me during those couple of years in intermediate school.

But now back to how I overall decided I wanted to be a cartoonist / director.
So at this time I liked to draw. I drew very seldom though. Mostly Godzilla, video game characters and spider-man and or Ninja turtles.
( I was a huge Godzilla fan and ironically something else from Japan I was hooked
on )

But now I would start drawing the characters from Pokemon and Dragonball Z ALL THE TIME.

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I would draw and draw for hours. Not any reason behind it just for fun like most kids do.
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Most often during school when I was bored lol.
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The Anime craze is what really started my own drawing craze. But at this point I still didn't know what a cartoonist was or even think about doing it for a profession.

I had yet to discover the main reason for me going in this direction.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Now on to Animation.

So what lead me here to the road of wanting to become a well known cartoonist?
Well it's a story that starts 19 years ago when I was about 4.
My mother had never seen the Disney movies as a child. She thought it would be fun to watch them for family time, so she bought me oodles and noodles of them and looney tune tapes along with many other animated shows and movies. At that time I would watch these shows for hours on end like a zombie. Especially my childhood favorite "Pinocchio" I usually watched 3 times a day then singing the songs and dancing around the house to tunes such as this

This is how I would I initially grew a love for cartoons and animation. Then there were the saturday morning cartoons

Like most children though, by age 7 to 10, my love for cartoons would soon dwindle. I still watched them but I didn't get pulled in. For I was getting bored of all the US cartoons. They had the same BORING stories and plot lines and reoccurring bad guys that always had their plans ruined by the end of the 30 minute episode. And the Disney movies didn't have enough appeal for me because of its new direction of appealing mostly to girls. AND on top of that was the natural mindset on cartoons in our culture; where it's immature and weird to watch cartoons after a certain age, that I was slowly slipping into. At this point all my attention was going on wanting to be a director of live action movies. ( I was also a avid movie watcher as well. I was your classic sit in front of the TV kid. ) If you asked me about cartoons or animated movies at that point I would probably laugh and tell you they were for kids. So how did I turn a total 360 degrees and gain my passion back for cartoons?

You shall find out in the continuing post :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sampled songs.

Most of you probably know what sampled songs are. For those of you who don't know what they are I'll explain. Sampled music are beats or back music that are used like stock footage in a movie. Most samples are used in rap and hip hop music and are from songs of past decades.

If matched right they can make some pretty awesome tunes. Because a lot of samples are used from classic or older songs many of us think it's an original beat whenever we hear a modern song using a sample. In fact it happens all the time. If you listen to rap or hip hop you've probably heard hundreds without even knowing it.

Here are some sampled music that happen to be favorites of mine and my opinion on which ones better.

The Beatnuts - "No Escapin This"

Its sample is from
Enoch Light - "A Little Fugue For You And Me"

Legit right? I love both songs but I think the Beatnuts beats the original this time. Something about the rapping mixed with that rhythm creates a superb effect.

The next one will prob surprise you. I know it surprised me when I found out.

Will Smith - "Men In Black"

Yup that famous hit from back in the day is indeed a sample of this song right here

Patrice Rushen - "Forgive Me Nots"

Now this one is tough. But in my opinion the original wins this one. What can I say I love 80's music. Plus the bass in "For Get Me Nots" is legendary. Look on youtube and see how many guitarist practice to it and give tribute to it. It's all around a classic song.

Next but not least

Guru's Jazzmatazz ft. Common "State Of Clarity"

And the ledendary

Bob James - "Night Crawler"

Now this one is tough. Both have a good flow, and Guru's vocals really match with the beat of night crawler. Though I'm gonna have to give this one to Bob James.

As you can see sometimes the sampled versions are better and sometimes not, and then again it's all in your own opinion.
Have you heard of any legit sampled songs lately?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Last Air Bender.

last night I just saw M. Night Shyamalan's "Masterpiece" The Last Air Bender.

Yeah....Now I never watched Avatar the animated series. So I was indifferent to the changes.I was actually looking forward to it with an open mind.

Hell the trailer even looks decent, and I'll admit I'm slightly a fan of Shyamalan movies.
But in the end this picture pretty much sums my feelings after I watched the movie.

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I felt shafted by that HUGE thing in the middle

Yes the girl in the middle. The one who's head looks like a giant penis. The horrible thing my friend Cory Loudon , I and Hundreds of Americans instantly picked up on it looking like. Not only did Shyamalan give us a horrible movie. He even put a big dick in front of the screen right in our faces, Almost like he's saying "HAHA You spent your good hard earned money on this dick shit movie and your never getting it back!" Thanks alot Shyamalan for giving the shaft to good American people who put faith in your movie. It wasn't even moistened you pretty much did us dry. Whats worse, I feel bad for the hardcore fans of Avatar. This movie must have cut deep. But I digress, This is not a review. Just pointing the giant Willy
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( GEEZ look at that thing )

Matthew Patrick will be reviewing this more indepth and he will have the prospective of someone who actually watched the Tv show. Stay tuned for his review in the upcoming weeks.

~ Masai Asantewa

Monday, July 5, 2010


Well I had a fun Forth Of July. Ate a bunch of crap and such, I hope all of you had a awesome 4th of July as well!

This past weekend my relatives came over for the 4th and to my luck my Aunt gave me a movie. One I did not know of but am happy I do now.

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Jeez even the poster gives you chills.

This was your typical bad seed formula. A formula created back in 1956 in the movie
( take a wild guess ) " The Bad Seed " This formula has been reused countless times. Usually a parent has a natural child or adopts a child and over time bad things keep on happening to people or animals in close relationship to them. Then they find out its the child they held so close to their hearts. I always liked this formula because who really could expect a child to be able to do such malevolent and terrible things?

Although... as most movie formulas do, it has the potential to get old.
That's why I appreciated this movie...It really took a different direction on the basic formula and they executed it magnificently.

I'm not reviewing the movie today though. What I want to talk about is the director's
( Jaume Collet-Serra ) masterful display of suspense.

A lot of times in movies suspense isn't thought through.Which is funny because it's the very reason why you came to see the thriller! In most cases the audience can even predict when the monster or killer is going to pop out. The worst case of this I ever saw was the new " A Nightmare on Elm Street " O M G

By the end of the movie I was wishing they would light ME on fire in the boiler room. Worst damn 9 dollars I ever spent, might's well of just wasted it on Arby's then maybe at least I would have felt better when I threw up knowing what I spent my money on.

But I digress....Lets take a look into a scene of this great movie.

Notice how the director is playing with you? He changes the music, making it go from
intense to soft. Making it so you really can't tell when the " AHHH " moment is. He also changes camera angles on different objects a lot, making you gain a sense of the whole area. He even goes to the extent of doing mini scares where the music gets intense over a silly thing (like the kids running under the bridge). Then you realize "Oh it's nothing scary". Much how we really act when we are frightened. Everything becomes scary. Then when we finally calm down (as the girl did) and think "hmmm I'm just being paranoid" BAM the director gets you with the main scare. If you notice the music didn't even get intense when the main scare happens. Another trick to fool the audience.

I highly suggest this movie. I had a real fun time watching it myself.
Did you see any good movies this weekend?

~ Masai Asantewa

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Importance of sound

This is pretty obvious. Without sound or music there would be no movie. Sound is such a important part of life really. It sets moods, helps you to create, causes you to dance in the showerand break your neck like an idiot. It's no wonder its such a important aspect to a movie to pick the right score. Just having a bad musical score for a movie could potentially decide its fate in the box office. While having a great one can boost the overall feeling and experience of the movie goer.

With that said I have two good examples of just how strongly music changes the feel of a movie.
Below are two links to the anime movie " Digimon Adventure "
Now before you say " Oh that crafty dork is trying to indirectly make us watch that silly Digimon movie. " This is not about the movie. What I'm doing here is showing you
the dynamic difference just music and sound can make.

First is the American Dub version
Skip to 0:38 of the video

and next we have the uncut original Japanese version
Because the Poster of this video is being a dum dum I have to put the link


Skip to 6:08 of that video.

Now after watching the two do you notice the big difference?

The American one changes the background music to the American Digimon theme which creates a fast pace feel,a sort of adrenalin rush. It also changes the mood from less grand to more action packed while also giving it a kiddy like flare. Add it with some scene deletions ( which America is famous for ) and you have a quick paced, kid's Saturday morning cartoon adrenalin fight!

Now when you watch the Japanese version at first you notice is the orchestrated music. Which slows down the action and yet still gives a Grandiose feel. Second the monsters voices aren't voice actors going " ARGGHH ". Which made the US version sound kiddy, By using actual stock audio clips of a eagle and dinosaur it created a more realistic menacing feel. Add in the ominous huge foot step noises you get a slightly more mature mood. As if your actually watching two colossal beast battling for supremacy in a packed city.

Both clips are entertaining yet give you a vastly different feel.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Views on current "A" list cast movies.

In Hollywood there are many gimmick and formulas that they make as templates to use for movies. One gimmick that I've seen has been to gather popular "A" list stars and package them into a crappy, no appeal, dry, campy family movie type story line.Or they take just one popular actor and do the same thing. Usually the "A"list stars are now old and kinda washed up making this even worse. Some examples of these types of movies are Grown Ups , Old Dogs, Bed time Stories, Haunted Mansion , The Tooth Fairy...I really can't name more or I may just vomit. So anyway the big me at Hollywood release these movies with the feeling " Alright ! We have really famous stars in our picture thus people will come to see it !" And then like normal the dumb asses are surprised when their flicks bomb at the box office and become a laughing disgrace. Now why do they keep on failing and failing? Well its simple. Alot of Hollywood has forgotten that it's not the name that brings in the audience. It's in the presentation. You must not trade quality for an "A" list name. It would be like buying a new top of the line vehicle without an engine. As cool as it looks yo ass aint getting to the grocery store. Now do not get me wrong. There are plenty of movies with "A" list casts that are wonderful. But that's because they had a valid story behind them. Unfortunately that's not the case with many of them. And as time goes on people suffer from these very tacky movies made to just generate money. Which ironically they do the opposite. So what I'm saying here is as entertainers our main goal / obligation must be to entertain not hound for money. If you make something
that is legitimate and something YOU would actually watch yourself it will go much farther than selling out to just get money. And shame on the actors as well who accept these roles and belittle their careers just for some extra drug money (or whatever Hollywood types use their money for).

An example of a star that is ruining his good name is Adam Sandler. For a while if you heard " Adam Sandler " you knew the movie was gold and worth watching. I myself was a HUGE Sandler fan, I loved and anticipated his movies ( Little Nicky, Happy Gilmore , Water Boy, ect ) Now sadly I can barley respect the guy. He's selling out to these campy 2 dollar budget story lines ( Cough - Bed Time Stories ) and for what? Now he will be remembered for having good movies in the beginning then getting shitty as time went on. I don't know maybe it's just me but i'd rather just retire when things are golden so people will always have a good memory of you in their heads. Much like How Seinfeld and Everyone Loves Raymond ended their show for the same reason.

But in short I will just say this, the movie lots need to remember that Hollywood is for entertainment not for bull shit.

Till next time.

~ Masai Asantewa

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I'm Masai Asantewa and this is my first blog post for BUh Studio.
First let me introduce myself. I'm a 21 years old
and I am a cartoonist. I have alot of passions in life
but nothing gives me more joy than comics, animation
and everything in the entertainment industy. From
music to movies and pretty much everything.Because
of this passion I just recently opened BUHstudio.com
The site displays my weekly web comics and reviews from my good friend
Matt Patrick.

So what is the reason for bloging ? Well simply
I figured why not? What will this blog consist of ? Well to tell the
truth it will cover a variety of things. One could say
it will be the Seinfield of blogging. ( a blog about nothing )
From one blog post to the next I'll either talk about thoughts
I had during the day on certain subject matters whether it
be entertainment , social or comical. I'll also be giving
alot of input on my thoughts of the current situations of
entertainment industry. So In sort it will be more of a
"thoughts of the week" sort of deal on various random

I hope you frequent BUHstudio.com often, because Matt and
I will be working hard to entertain you from week to week.
Any comments are welcome. I love to hear other's opinions!

Till next time :D

~ Masai Asantewa