Mar 8th 2013 By: Ziah Grace
Just a year
into reviving nearly 20 dormant Namco video games such as Galaga
, Dig Dug
with webcomics by contemporary talent, ShiftyLook
is venturing into animation with a new animated webseries
based on Bravoman
, the site's most popular strip.
An extension of writer Matt Moylan and artist Dax Gordine's ongoing ShiftyLook webcomic, the new animated webseries is based on the Bravoman
line of arcade/console games that kicked off in 1988, and follows the adventures of a salaryman-turned-tokusatsu hero. Each character sports updated character designs, and stars in contemporary punchline-oriented scenes with callbacks to Japan's tradition of live-action special-effects shows.
cartoon, based on the webcomic, based on the game, has incorporated a wide variety of talent from the comics world. Jim Zub, writer and co-creator of Skullkickers
(drawn by Edwin Huang), has signed on as co-producer, co-director and co-writer. Joining him as co-writers are Rob Pereyda, editor-in-chief of ShiftyLook, along with Moylan.
Prolific voice actors Rob Paulsen (Animaniacs
, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
... Mighty Max
), Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: Clone Wars
), and Romi Dames (Winx Club
) will all be voicing multiple characters. The animated series' theme song will be composed by Randy Rogel, who is known for essentially every Animaniacs
tune that every got stuck in a viewer's head, among other triumphs.
As yet, there's no specific release date beyond a vague "Spring 2013." In the meantime, interested fans can check out the Bravoman
archives at ShiftyLook
, a short video teaser at Kotaku
, plus new stills from the cartoon, below.
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