News He-Man anime series from Kevin Smith coming to Netflix

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    I never really got into He-Man but i'll check this out.
     
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  2. Mr. Adventure

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    So is anime just the new jargon for an animated series or is there something about this that actually fits that moniker?
     
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  3. Pubert

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    Japanese animation style. Basically the art will be completely different from the filmation style
     
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  4. Professor Zoom

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    Sigh.
    Fuck if I remember "unresolved" storylines....

    He is certainly not who I would pick to do He-Man.

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  5. Awesome Possum

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    Yes, they went in a different direction called good.
     
  6. Kai "the spy"

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    Maybe it will treat "New Adventures of He-Man" as canon, and Adam, Skeletor, as well as the Sword of Power have been off-world for a long time?! Would that constitue an unresolved storyline? As I understand it, the show follows Teela seeking Adam and the Sword of Power, so it might be that.
     
  7. Pubert

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    The original was a classic. Campy and really simple and cheap art but for kids it was a fun half hour after school. It was meant to entertain and sell toys nothing more.
     
  8. Caretaker

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    It depends on what the consider canon to the filmation show. The Grayskull wiki has some information on the various continuities. I'd settle for even a reference to the movie.
     
  9. Awesome Possum

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    Now we have something called a budget and quality.
     
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  10. Mr. Adventure

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    The animation sometimes stunk but I love that 80s cartoon art style. A lot of the anime style sucks too once you get used to it and the novelty wears off and you start to see through the cheats.
     
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  11. Turtletrekker

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    interesting that that article has no information on the current She-Ra continuity. Is that show completely separated from the He-Man mythos?
     
  12. Kai "the spy"

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    Apparently Kev's co-host from the Fatman Beyond podcast, Marc Bernardin, will be involved. For those unfamiliar with Marc, he's worked on such TV shows as "Alphas", "Castle Rock", "Carnival Row", and the upcoming "Treadstone".
     
  13. Mr. Adventure

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    I'd be happy if they made it the bad-ass series we all hoped He-Man was going to be when we first watched it. Something in the vein of what they did with GI Joe Resolute.
     
  14. Reverend

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    They're calling it a continuation of the original continuity, which already had it's own She-Ra. So yeah, probably.
    That is unless they're going with some multiverse type crossover, which certainly isn't the most ridiculous thing that ever happened on an episode of He-Man.
     
  15. Saul

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    Eh... what unresolved storylines? It didn't have an ongoing storyline from what I remember.
     
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  16. Reverend

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    Well, I haven't watched the show since I was 8 so I have no clue what any of the plot threads even were, but I imagine Skeletor was still around and not defeated by the last episode, so that could be resolved. I also kinda remember something about Teela's heritage that they could go somewhere with.
     
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  17. Kai "the spy"

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    It might help if people around read the synopsis shown people at the PowerCon panel:
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    So, unresolved storylines could be He-Man/Skeletor disappearance from Eternia to Denebria and Primus, respectively, Teela discovering her own connection to Castle Grayskull (and, of course, the Sorceress), as well as the history of Castle Grayskull and much of Eternia which was actually not explored on the original show. I mean, the original show never even got into Skeletor's origin.
     
  18. Mach5

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    The 2002 reboot had both.
     
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  19. Mr. Adventure

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    Interesting, the focus on Teela is certainly a different spin. If the sword is missing it may be that He-Man himself is out of the picture for a while.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Speaking as someone who was part of He-Man's original audience (albeit toward the older end of it), I'm unconvinced that there's really some huge clamor to see a continuation. It's not like it had any serial elements to begin with; it was just an episodic adventure-of-the-week show that was mainly about selling toys. It wasn't "unfinished," just open-ended. Anyway, there have already been two revivals of it (the first of which pretended to be a continuation but then went its own rather lame way, and the second of which was a smarter, richer, better-animated reboot), neither of which was a huge success.

    This feels like something the adult creators are making for themselves, to indulge their own need to cling to their childhood, rather than something actually made for today's children like She-Ra is. Worse, it feels like a reaction against She-Ra on the part of people afraid of change and innovation. Although it seems paradoxical that it's changing to an anime style -- although maybe that's part and parcel of the '80s nostalgia, since the '80s were when imported Japanese cartoons (we called them "Japanimation" back then) became a staple of daytime programming. It's an odd mismatch, though, because Filmation was the one studio that insisted on producing its animation domestically after everyone else had subcontracted it to Asian animation companies. (The one exception being The New Adventures of Zorro, which Filmation subcontracted to TMS because they were just making too many other shows that year.)
     
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