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Presenting The Fifth Annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards Nominations

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Though we didn’t have much in the way of conventions last year based on the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, we were able to have some sense of normal life based on the assorted streaming services such as Crunchyroll. That being said, its now time to celebrate the best of the best from the fine folks at Crunchyroll. Let’s take a look at the full press release and nominees as provided by their media facilitators.

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The Press Release:
Crunchyroll, the world’s most popular anime brand, is excited to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards, presented by Princess Connect! Re: Dive, with voting open and available for fans starting today. The Anime Awards are a celebration of the best and brightest in Japanese animation from 2020, all made possible by the world’s most passionate community. The full list of nominees have been revealed below and can also be found on the Anime Awards website. Fans are encouraged to vote every day for their favorites between today, Friday, January 15 through Friday, January 22. Voting will reset every day at 12 AM PST. Logged in Crunchyroll users who vote in every category will also receive a special digital gift when voting ends delivered directly to their email! Crunchyroll’s Tim Lyu will host the awards show this year, along with a special guest – Crunchyroll’s beloved princess Crunchyroll-Hime!

The winners will be revealed live during the Anime Awards show on Friday, February 19, 2021, at 5:00 PM PST. All winners will be chosen by fans across the global anime community and a committee of judges. Judges will serve as tiebreakers in the event of any ties.

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Anime of the Year:
* Dorohedoro
* Great Pretender
* Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!

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Best Girl:
* Abigail Jones – Great Pretender
* Catarina Claes – My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!
* Chizuru Mizuhara – Rent-a-Girlfriend
* Kaguya Shinomiya – Kaguya-sama: Love is War?
* Noi – Dorohedoro
* Sayaka Kanamori – Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
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Now Streaming: “WandaVision” on Disney+ (1/15/2021)

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Well my friends, the moment has finally arrived and the very first of the Marvel Cinematic Universe group of television shows is available for streaming on the Disney+ service effective right now at the time that this post goes live. I’m speaking of course of “WandaVision” which brings us into the world of The Scarlet Witch and The Vision. The series will run week by week episodically but the first two are available today so that is pretty cool. I plan on watching them with my morning coffee because as you read this I am fast asleep. Ah the benefits of programing a post in advance. I’m really excited though that’s for sure and here is a look at the Official Poster, some premise and the casting.

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The Synopsis: Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Wanda Maximoff and Vision begin to suspect things are not as they seem as the two live their ideal suburban life.
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Rundown Of “The Twilight Zone” Marathon Airing On SyFy Network 12/31/20-1/2/2021

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As many Science Fiction fans know, for the last few years, the Syfy network has been running a marathon of the classic series “The Twilight Zone” and it begins very early on New Year’s Eve and runs past New Year’s Day into the next. Since we know that a whole bunch of our geek-minded readership are fans of this Rod Serling classic, I wanted to make sure that I lined out the full rundown of the episodes that we can begin enjoying at the crack of dawn. I know I’ve said this before but I will repeat by saying that it’s remained one of my own favorite shows and stars so many legendary actors. Many of them were only getting their start in the business when they starred on an episode or two. Now without anyfurther adieu let’s see which episodes are airing and which ones you might want to record.

/Thursday, 12/31/2020:
6:00AM – Where Is Everybody
6:30AM – One For The Angels
7:00AM – Mr. Denton on Doomsday
7:30AM – The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine
8:00AM – Walking Distance
8:25AM – Escape Clause
8:50AM – The Lonely
9:15AM – Judgement Night
9:40AM – And When The Sky Was Opened
10:05AM – What You Need
10:30AM – The Four Of Us Are Dying
10:55AM – Third From The Sun
11:20AM – I Shot An Arrow Into The Air
11:45AM – The Fever
12:10PM – The Last Flight
12:35PM – The Purple Testament
1:00PM – Elegy
1:25PM – Mirror Image
1:50PM – Long Live Walter Jameson
2:15PM – People Are Alike All Over
2:40PM – Execution
3:05PM – The Big Tall Wish
3:30PM – Nightmare As A Child
3:55PM – The Chaser
4:20PM – A Passage For Trumpet
4:45PM – Mr. Bevis
5:10PM – The After Hours
5:35PM – The Mighty Casey
6:00PM – A World Of His Own
6:25PM – King Nine Will Not Return
6:50PM – Time Enough At Last
7:15PM – Perchance To Dream
7:40PM – The Hitchhiker
8:05PM – The Monsters Are Due On Main Street
8:30PM – A World Of Difference
8:55PM = A Nice Place To Visit
9:20PM – A Stop At Willoughby
9:45PM – The Howling Man
10:10PM – The Eye Of The Beholder
10:35PM – The Night Of The Meek
11:00PM – Dust
11:25PM – The Invaders
11:50PM – The Man In The Bottle
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Now Streaming: “Wonder Woman 1984” on HBO Max (12/25/2020)

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!! As we’ve discussed a few times already here on the website, the brand-new DC Extended Universe installment comes with “Wonder Woman 1984” which is a storyline set decades past her first film “Wonder Woman” which was in the time of WWI. The film is being featured in limited theaters and also on the new streaming service known as HBO Max. Let’s check out the poster and some details about the film before I close up this announcement.

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The Premise: Diana Prince comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah. (c/o Warner Bros. Pictures)
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Peter Jackson Gives A Sneak Peek Of “The Beatles: Get Back” Documentary

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You might have heard about the documentary about the final years of The Beatles that was being done by Peter Jackson, and if you haven’t we’ve just solved that little problem for you on a brisk Monday afternoon haven’t we. Earlier, director Jackson offered up a sneak peek into the massive undertaking and its something you are really going to want to sit back and enjoy.

About The Film: “The Beatles: Get Back” is an upcoming documentary film directed by Peter Jackson that covers the making of the Beatles’ 1970 album “Let It Be”, which had the working title of “Get Back”. The film draws from material originally captured for director Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 documentary of the album. “The Beatles: Get Back” endeavours to recut Lindsay-Hogg’s film to show the friendly camaraderie that still existed between the Beatles, as well as to challenge longtime assertions that the project was entirely marked by ill-feeling. (c/o Wikipedia)

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t recall ever having seen the original “Let It Be” film and think that like most people out there only saw the few clips from up on the rooftops. This really looks like a must see film and I cannot wait to sit down and enjoy it in full and then eventually own a copy for my video library. What do you readers think about what you saw in the trailer, I mean “sneak peek” clip? Chime in down below in the comments and always remember that during this crazy pandemic time “All You Need Is Love”….see you next time.

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