The ‘Harold and Kumar’ Animated Series Is Really Happening

 

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Harold and Kumar — a.k.a. everyone’s favorite Asian stoner duo — are getting the animation treatment.

Some marquee names associated with the films — including star Kal Penn (who plays Kumar), actor David Krumholtz and producer Jon Hurwitz — tweeted several photos from the new cartoon’s very first table read this week.

 

Had a wildly inappropriate morning,” wrote Penn in a tweet accompanied by a few photos of his character’s animated version.

Since the release of the first film “Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle” a decade ago, the movies have earned cult classic status among fans and millions in box office bucks. Critically, the it was called “delightfully stupid,” but also “one of the few recent comedies that persuasively, and intelligently, engage the social realities of contemporary multicultural America,” by The New York Times’ A.O. Scott.

The network Adult Swim announced back in 2012 that it was working on the “Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project.”

The one thing the actors were vague about was when the series would actually debut. But fans can breathe a sigh of relief, actress Paula Garces assured her Twitter followers that it would be “sooner than u think!

 

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Kal Penn (as Kumar) and John Cho (as Harold) are back in character for an upcoming animated series.

BEAUTY&YOUTH UNITED ARROWS (Japan) x Reebok Instapump Fury

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The latest style heavyweight to board the collaborative Instapump Fury train is none other than Japanese mainstay BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS. Although its inspiration is unknown, the Reebok-tapped brand decided on a gunmetal suede upper with a tonal grey cage, off-white accents throughout and metallic silver on the toe, tongue and heel.

A sleeker alternative to some of the more vibrant colorways we’ve seen as of lately, the BEAUTY & YOUTH UNITED ARROWS x Reebok Instapump Fury is available at select stockists, including hanon.

EOTOTO (Japan) Fall/Winter 2014 Lookbook

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Japanese label EOTOTO present their imminent Fall/Winter 2014 season with a lookbook showcasing their Americana-inspired apparel. Shot against a Western-style backdrop, the brand make no secret of their love for all things USA, with plaid flannels, Navajo-style patterns and ranger hats all appearing in a typically Japanese take on American style.

Stay tuned for the collection when it drops later in the season.

 

 

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“BIBO”: Hong Kong street art restaurant by Substance

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Hong Kong restaurant “BIBO” has recently been unveiled, boasting an interior designed by creative agency Substance and furnished with a jaw-dropping curation of street art. KAWS’ Companion sits alongside pieces by Shephard FaireyBanksyInvaderDamien HirstMr. BrainwashDaniel Arsham and JR, in a space that resembles a Parisian diner-cum-art gallery.

In order to tie in the French cuisine on offer with contemporary street art, a new history for the building was created – the abandoned regional headquarters of the fictional “Compagnie Générale Française de Tramways” (CGFT). Things like furniture, train timetables and unused ticket rolls are included as part of the design, inviting the new inhabitants, squatters and artists who gather in the vacated building to share food and ideas. Subway ventilation systems are hinted at through brass pipes while complex light fixtures appear as train signal lights. Abandoned construction sites are referenced through the bars, which are crafted from layers of unevenly stacked marble, with individual dining tables created from misaligned stone slabs.

Take a look inside the space above and be sure to pay the diner a visit should you ever be on Hong Kong’s Hollywood Road.

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uniform experiment (Japan) 2014 Fall/Winter Video Lookbook

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SOPHNET. subsidiary label uniform experiment presents its video lookbook for Fall/Winter 2014. Shot in Tokyo, the video features four individuals making their way through the city while sporting some of the label’s upcoming pieces, which include some strong outerwear options including a white leather varsity jacket and a two-tone nylon bomber, and some louder patterned pieces such as the stars and stripes knit sweater.

Check out the video now to get a preview of the collection and head here to see more from the brand.

 

 

Peter Shinkoda joins the cast of “Daredevil,” Marvel’s upcoming superhero series on Netflix

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Actor Peter Shinkoda has been cast for a major recurring role in Netflix‘s upcoming drama series Daredevil, based on the popular Marvel Comics superhero.

Marvel has been busy at work rapidly expanding its universe in movies, television and beyond. Daredevil is the first four 13-episode superhero series that the studio is producing exclusively for Netflix, in addition to Jessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist. All four shows, set in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City, will eventually culminate in a miniseries uniting all these characters as The Defenders.

According to Deadline, Shinkoda will play a man named Hachiro, an original character created for the series who is described as a “major recurring role.” Screen Rant offers some speculation on the character’s role:

 

No further details were made available to suggest what kind of a role this new character might have, and as far as we’re aware, Hachiro has no counterpart in the comics. One possible theory suggests Shinkoda’s part is filling the role of Daredevil’s mentor, a character originally named Stick and typically depicted as an older white man.

Hachiro being Daredevil’s mentor is purely speculation, but if Shinkoda isn’t playing an ally of Daredevil’s, there’s really only one other option: another enemy. Being that the role is listed as a major recurring one, it wouldn’t be out the question for Hachiro to be an associate of The Kingpin’s, possibly even an underling or a second-in-command.

Sci-fi fans might remember Peter Shinkoda from his regular role as resistance fighter Dai on TNT’s Falling Skies, who met an untimely, unfortunate death at the hands of alien invaders in season two. Looking forward to seeing him step into the Marvel universe. Hopefully, this will be nothing like the Ben Affleck movie.

Daredevil is set to premiere on Netflix in 2015.

Y-3 Yohji Boost Black/White

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After getting an early preview of the Y-3 Yohji Boost, we’ve now got a better look at the shoe in an eye-catching black and white graphic colorway. A design that eschews superfluous details and unnecessary bulk, the shoe features a minimal and super breathable mesh upper with a black and white stripe pattern running across almost the entirety of the shoe.

A black semi-rigid suede heel and tongue provide a bit of added support without taking away from the sleek design, and underneath is a supremely comfortable Boost sole. Look for these now at Sneakerboy.