- Posted by Johanna on March 21, 2006 at 3:55 pm
- Category: Comic News
This is what you call hubris. Americanime Comics (link no longer available) thinks it’s created “a new genre of art” by combining American comics with the manga art style. Oh, and they’ve just happened to name it after their company. Somebody tell Marvel that their mangaverse must not exist, because Americanime’s work is “unique”.
This is the lamest excuse for a press release I’ve seen in a long time, and it can be summed up in two words: “bandwagon jumping”. I especially like the boring and generic sentences it uses, like this first one. They seem to exist solely to carry the buzzwords when they’re not being inaccurately redundant (“founded a year ago… in January of 2005″).
Americanime is a dynamic new production company developing many exciting properties. The titles of Americanime are currently being produced and published in the visual media of comic-book/manga and graphic-novel, with a unique twist. Through the combination of the American Comic-Book and Japanese Manga/Anime styles, a new genre of art has been established, Americanime.
Americanime Productions was founded a year ago by Michael Westerman in January of 2005. The company began with a screenplay for the title “Katharsis” he had written, with the intent of producing the first ‘Americanime’ film; written by an American and animated with a Japanese anime-studio. Recognizing the necessary capital to produce films, Michael moved to build the company from the ground up to ensure things developed as planned. As comic-books/manga are essentially a fine-art version of the storyboards used in film, it was a natural starting point. This also provides the dual benefit of establishing the visual representation of the title while achieving international exposure through the releases.
To establish a new genre of art and a successful company, additional titles were essential. For this an international search for the most talented artists and creators with like desires was embarked upon. The Americanime team has been assembled as such, comprised of talented and innovative individuals from across the globe, including the US, Philippines, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, Israel, and Japan.
With a talented team of professionals, intriguing titles, and a revolutionary style, Americanime Productions is geared to become an established name in the world of art and entertainment.
How’s that for a whole lot of nothing? Grandiose claims backed up by nothing, a guy who thinks comics is a good way to get into movies, where he really wants to be… this is another example of “what not to do”.