Gundam Thunderbolt Premiere & Concert at Anime NYC

ANIME NYC TO HOST PREMIERE & CONCERT FOR 2ND GUNDAM THUNDERBOLT MOVIE

Concert Will Feature Gundam Thunderbolt Composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi
NEW YORK, NY (July 18, 2017) – LeftField Media and SUNRISE Inc. today announced the inaugural Anime NYC festival will play host to the US premiere of Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower, the second film in the Gundam Thunderbolt series, and that this premiere will be accompanied by a live concert featuring the music of Gundam Thunderbolt led by composer Naruyoshi Kikuchi.

Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll is a new Japanese pop culture convention launching November 17-19, 2017 in New York’s Javits Center, and it will bring fans together with creators and companies from across America and Japan. SUNRISE’s Gundam Thunderbolt premiere and concert will take place within Anime NYC on Sunday, November 19th.

Gundam Thunderbolt: Bandit Flower is a sci-fi story grounded in the warfare of today and uniquely brought to life by the music of Naruyoshi Kikuchi. One of Japan’s greatest jazz composers and musicians, Mr. Kikuchi is acclaimed at home in Japan and around the world, and no stranger to anime, he’s also the composer of the Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine soundtrack and his saxophone can be heard in the music of Cowboy Bebop.

Mr. Kikuchi will appear at Anime NYC as an Official Guest, leading and performing in the Gundam Thunderbolt series concert, as well as speaking on panels and signing autographs.

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Supreme x The North Face

Gore-tex gets some style points with this Supreme x The North Face collaboration.  This mini-capsule collection just dropping this week will have you rocking cool outdoor colors with that Supreme-look.  The collection features the Trans Antarctica Expedition Pullover, Trans Antarctica Expedition Pant, Trans Antarctica Expedition Fleece Jacket, Trans Antarctica Expedition Big Haul Backpack and Trans Antarctica Expedition Headband.

Trans Antarctica Expedition Pullover – MSRP: $488.00USD

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UNIQLO x Futura T-Shirt Collection

Are you looking to clean out your closet of old worn t-shirts with new graphic tees with style?  Artist Futura teams up with UNIQLO for this men’s t-shirt mini-capsule collection.  The 12 graphic tees in the collection features Futura’s blend of abstract artwork and NYC vibe.

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Frankie’s Garage: The NSX GT3

nsxgt32017Acura introduces the 2017 NSX GT3 track racing version at the New York International Auto Show.  This NSX GT3 race car will not have any hybrid electric components, but will use the same twin-turbo 3.5 V6 engine as the production model.

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Rocksmith Winter 2015 Collection with Kap G

RocksmithOneGet hyped for Rocksmith’s Winter 2015 Collection dropping now!  Mexican-American hip hop artist Kap G reps the Rocksmith Winter 2015 Lookbook with a futuristic space-tech themed capsule collection entitled “Bass Odyssey.”

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Supreme x Toshio Maeda = Fall/Winter 2015

toshiomaeda“Hentai” apparel anyone?  Well know street brand Supreme is teaming up erotic manga artist Toshio Maeda for a mini-capsule collection.  The capsule collection features a jacket, sweatshirt, long sleeve tee, a pillow and 2 graphic tees.  Look for the collection to drop in NYC and LA Supreme “physical” locations and online on February 27, 2015.

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ICC Spring 2015 Lookbook

ICCSL00Looking for a new streetwear brand to rock for this Spring 2015?  Check out Ineffable Clothing Company aka ICC.  This NYC street/skate clothing brand was started in 2013 by Zach Fryer when he was just in middle school!  Yupe, that’s right.

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10 Deep VCTRY S/S 2015 Lookbook

10deep201501NYC street brand 10 Deep just dropped their VCTRY Lookbook for S/S 2015.  VCTRY is 10 Deep’s athletic wear line.  The collection has variety of jerseys ($88.00USD-$96.00USD), crew shirts ($124.00USD), tech shirts ($50.00USD), hoodies ($92.00USD-$124.00USD), sweatpants ($88.00USD), shorts ($80.00USD), long-sleeve tees ($42.00USD, graphic tees ($32.00USD) and snapback hats ($38.00USD).

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Interview with cartoonist Roz Chast

newyorkerorzchastOkay, so I’m not the typical target audience for The New Yorker magazine, but I have at times picked a few issues at the dentist office or used articles in the magazine for research material for my college papers.  The New Yorker also is known for it’s high-brow political satire comics and The New Yorker profiles one of their cartoonist Roz Chast.

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PRIVILEGE x Steezy Emily Collection

emilysearsteeIf you’re online hunting for gifts and if that person is into streetwear, then this will do the trick.  Available online @ PRIVILEGE NYC for a limited time only, fans of model Emily Sears collabing with Stezzy will enjoy this graphic tee and pullover hoodie.

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Food: The Unique Irish Food Truck in the Bronx

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I’m just hungry watching this clip in my cubicle.  Here is the husband and wife team of Valentino and Alice and their Irish-mix-mash food truck in Woodland, New York.  It’s all about late-night comfort food.

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Turn My Hat into a Artful Face Mask

nycyankeesmaskLet’s see, take my baseball cap and my old raggy sweatshirt and turn it into a face-mask, so I look like a bank robber.  Not really, this is art and wearable for the icy cold weather.  Artist Shin Murayama latest project is:  Yankees Extreme Cold Weather Face Mask Unissued 2014.

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Only 8 of 8 produced and sold in Japan!

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New York Comic Con 2013 Teaser!

nycc-logo-2013-hiI’m still jet lag after 3 days, our Ramen and a Half team had a great time in New York City and checking out New York Comic Con 2013 which took place this past weekend – October 10-13, 2013.  Stay tuned to our Retrenders.com and our YouTube Channel for videos from NYCC 2013!

FILA x Nooka

NYC fashion design firm Nooka founded by artist/designer Matthew Waldman teams up with apparel brand FILA to bring a fresh mini-capsule shoe collection to the Chinese market.  Please FILA, bring these shoes here to the US market!  The orange sneaks would go well with my SF Giants gear!

For more info, go to:  Nooka x FILA.

 

 

Mishka NYC x Harvey Comics

These days, everyone knows the two big comic book publishing giants – DC Comics and Marvel Comics.  In the 1940s, there was another big comic book publisher, Harvey Comics, and one of it’s better known characters is Casper the Friendly Ghost.  Harvey Comics has been defunct since 1994, but it’s back in this collab with apparel company Mishka NYC.

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The Reign of Supreme

Business of Fashion (BoF) has put out an in-depth 2-part article on the rise NYC street brand Supreme.  Over the years, there have been many urban clothing labels trend in and then fade out, but Supreme has stood over the test of time as a leader in the street scene and fashion world.

Check out the 2-part article @ BoF – Supreme – Part 1; BoF – Supreme – Part 2.

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