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Kamen Rider Build

The next Kamen Rider gives off a nice W vibe


Double Shots Xtreme
Jul 19
// Salvador G Rodiles
When a show decides to recycle a previous idea, it can either be a good or bad thing. In the worst case, it could lead to the team running out of ideas. In terms of reused concepts, Kamen Rider Build, the show that'll re...
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BlazBlue

Persona and RWBY characters to be in New BlazBlue Arc System works game


BLAZ TAG BLUE BATTLE?
Jul 16
// Red Veron
This weekend is the weekend of fighting games, with the annual Evolution fighitng game tournament in Las Vegas, and wouldn't you know it good guy Arc System Works just announced a new crossover fighting game featuring charact...
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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: If you can't beat them...


Where most Shounen action anime end up
Jul 14
// Red Veron
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Kizuna Ai

Kizuna Ai tries to translate some english phrases in new video


HAI DOMO
Jul 13
// Red Veron
If you have been under a rock the past year, a new "virtual YouTuber" from Japan has caught the eye of anime enthusiasts, and that is Kizuna Ai. This virtual 2D host is not the first of her kind but today's technology allows ...

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FIGHT TOGETHER FOR HUMANITY
When humanity is under a grave threat, humans need to gather together to fight for the future! There is always great strength in numbers and with the human spirit, nothing is impossible. This month's loot anime is all about ...

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Bleach

Bleach live action teaser trailer promises some big sword action


Death and Strawberry
Jul 07
// Red Veron
We finally get to see a teaser trailer of the upcoming live action adaptation of Bleach after news of production and filming late last year. This live action adaptation is directed by Shinsuke Sato, who directed the live act...
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Garage Hero

Check out Destructoid's feature on Garage Hero's productions


More variety is always a good thing
Jul 06
// Salvador G Rodiles
Ever since Gun Caliber, the independent tokusatsu group Garage Hero has been making their own pieces to provide people with more options in the realm of tokusatsu. Since the team has released a few things since then, I did a piece for Destructoid about my thoughts on their productions. Here are some of the things I said about them:
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FLOW

Celebrate 15 years of FLOW with their special Go!!! music video


FIGHTING DREAMERS
Jul 06
// Red Veron
If you've been an anime fan for the past decade or longer, you may have probably seen Naruto and despite whatever you felt about the show, it had some great catchy opening songs that can at least get you in the mood for ...

Review: Little Witch Academia (Season 1)

Jul 05 // Nick Valdez
Little Witch Academia (Season 1)Director: Yoh YoshinariRating: TV-Y7Release Date: June 30, 2017 (Netflix) Akko's (Megumi Han/Erica Mendez) been dreaming of going to the Luna Nova Magical Academy ever since she was a child. Although she has no real magical abilities herself, she's been inspired by her idol Shiny Chariot, a famous witch entertainer who disappeared ten years ago, to become a great witch herself. The first season then follows Akko and her accidental friends, the studious Lotte (Fumiko Orikasa/Stephanie Sheh) and the poison lover Sucy (Michiyo Murase/Rachelle Heger), as they stumble and fumble through their first couple of weeks at the academy, unlock the mysteries of Shiny Chariot's Shiny Rod, and prove they're as good as everyone else.  You can't discuss a Studio Trigger series without getting passed the necessary praising of its animation. I was wondering how Trigger's fluid action animation would translate into a world with a tone completely offset from what they've done in the past, and it seems the choice was to embrace a more slapstick vibe. Drawing influence from everything from, uh, Pawn Stars to Looney Tunes (which was super noticeable when Akko accidentally gave herself rabbit ears), Little Witch Academia has tons of personality in every frame. It's slightly reflective of that art design philosophy where as long as you can recognize the character, they're on model. Trigger's most prominent squash and stretch techniques are used here primarily to emote. Akko is probably one of my favorite Trigger series characters because the team wasn't afraid to constantly make her look ridiculous. Giving her a true underdog charm that really helps elevate the standard formula most of episodes have.  As these first 13 episodes are about Akko's daily life in the school, most of the episodes share the same outline: Akko learns about a new thing, messes up the new thing, stumbles around until she fixes the new thing. It's super cute, yes, and doesn't devalue Akko as a character, but it really hammers home how standard of a hero's journey story the series is telling. Since the episodes tend to have a week-by-week pace (meaning most developments don't seem to carry over from episode to episode) rather than emphasize the greater story arc of the Shiny Rod and its seven super spells, some plot feels like filler. I'm sure some episodes are here for strictly character development, and it's great to see completely fantastical settings from time to time (such as "Akko's Adventures in Sucyland"), but I found myself not caring about whether or not Akko was going to pass her fish exam or whatever.  But even with a few weaker episodes, the strengths of smaller moments help give Little Witch Academia its own footprint. For a show about a magical school where crazy things are possible, at one point Akko chases a bee around a ballroom while "Flight of the Bumblebee" plays in the background. Rather than fuel utterly fantastical mayhem, the magic of the world is used to make situations more unworldly. This Looney Tunes-esque scene plays out in a natural fashion, oddly enough. This scene, goofy as it is, completely fits the series and Akko's character. Very few things are out of place. This grounded, yet otherworldly nature of the world eventually gives more weight to the more emotional beats toward the end of the season too.  Little Witch Academia, like its central character, has a ton of hidden potential. Since this first season was all about setting up the world-at-large, there's definitely something more interesting in its future. But as it stands, Academia is a fun, and light series that'll be worth watching for fans of great animation but light on plot you can truly invest in.  I can't quite recommend this series yet, but seeing as how it started as a short film, then a longer film adaptation, now a TV series, and even spreading to games, Little Witch Academia has an appeal not many other shows have. It's just so pure. 
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My name is Akko and I love to get Wakko
I've been anticipating Little Witch Academia for quite some time. Studio Trigger, the studio behind Kill la Kill and Space Patrol Luloco, produced a series created by Yoh Yoshinari, who's worked on&nb...

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Tokusatsu

TV Asahi's Super Hero Time block to get changed, families voice their concerns


Sounds like a new transformation
Jul 05
// Salvador G Rodiles
For a good while, the Super Sentai, Kamen Rider, and Precure franchise have been airing every Sunday on Japan's TV Asahi network from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the two toku shows being part of the Super Hero Time bl...
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Free Anime

PSA: Get started with some free shounen anime from the Microsoft store


Binge on some action
Jul 04
// Red Veron
You like free stuff? I love free stuff, especially if its legit and made super convenient. So here's some first seasons of some shounen action anime to get you started one some battle action goodness. What's shounen action, y...
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FLCL

FLCL 2 trailer is here for you to Furi your Kuris again


Will it live up to the classic?
Jul 02
// Red Veron
[Trailer has been fixed and is not blocked anymore] There was news earlier last year about a sequel to the beloved anime classic FLCL, which is an anime that many older anime fans above the age of 25 will very fondly re...

Weekend Japanatainment - Japanese TV Commercials Edition

Jul 02 // Red Veron
[embed]35722:6227:0[/embed] 1980s Japanese Commercials 46 minutes of 80s nostalgia here for you to get lost in or leave on in the background for you to glance up every now and then to get some quick entertainment. Pardon some of the weird YouTube copyright dodging techniques employed in the video.   [embed]35722:6228:0[/embed] 1990s Japanese Commercials It's kinda fascinating to see the difference in the video technology employed in these videos, some commercials are filmed on film while others are probably on some other format that gives off a different feel.   [embed]35722:6229:0[/embed] 2000s Japanese Commercials It's interesting to see all the familiar actors, fashion, and the early cellphones that were way advanced than most of the world from these videos.   [embed]35722:6226:0[/embed] Best of 2017 So Far Decades later and the Japanese are still great at this TV commercial game of wackiness.   Which one of these commercials are your favorite? Is your favorite not in the videos below? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Wacky and weird
If there's one thing that's a constant with what westerners say about Japan is that Japanese TV commercials tend to be wacky and weird. I like to think that they're done to be memorable, like who wouldn't forget about a comme...

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Did You Know Anime

Get schooled on My Hero Academia facts by Cartoon Hangover


But who is factually best girl/boy?
Jul 01
// Red Veron
Cartoon Hangover, a YouTube channel that about animation and original animated content just did one of their very informative 107 Facts video for superhero-themed shounen action anime My Hero Academia. If you haven't se...
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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: WTF IS THAT THING


GET IT AWAY
Jun 30
// Red Veron

Japanator Unboxing: TokyoTreat - February 2017

Jun 29 // Red Veron
There are three tiers for TokyoTreat: Small, Regular, and Premium. Check out the images below to get an idea of what each package might look like: Small - About 5-7 full sized Japanese candy and snacks   Regular  - About 10-12 full sized Japanese candy and snacks with DIY candy   Premium - About 16-18 full sized Japanese candy and snacks with DIY candy, special item, and drink. Use the code "JAPANATOR" to get $3 off your first order of the Premium box! Free shipping included!   
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Sweet Strawberry, Savory Seafood
[TokyoTreat provided a Premium box and the reviewer has an affiliate partnership with TokyoTreat] When we were away for a bit, the awesome folks over at TokyoTreat once again sent me one of their yummy box of of sn...

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Death Note

New Official Death Note Netflix trailer brings Ryuk and L to Light


Netflix and Kill
Jun 29
// Red Veron
The official Death Note live action trailer is here from Netflix and it looks different than what you would imagine, no emo-haired eccentric pasty faced detectives here but Willem Dafoe as Ryuk is just the best casting choice...
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Baskin Robbins

Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think


I didn't see this coming
Jun 29
// Salvador G Rodiles
When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cre...
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Gundam

Take a break from combat with Curry House CoCo Ichibanya's Gundam campaign


Should be it called the one-year gorge?
Jun 28
// Salvador G Rodiles
Mobile Suit Gundam's Amuro may have gone through some rough times while fighting the Principality of Zeon with his trusty giant robot, but that doesn't mean that he can't enjoy a relaxing meal. Luckily, the restaurant franchi...
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Expensive Melons

Find out what an $140 Japanese melon is all about in this expensive video


RIP Avocado Toast
Jun 27
// Red Veron
You've probably seen those weird fruit from Japan like those square/cube shaped watermelons but what you didn't kow is that those things are expensive costing over $100 and are sold in high-end department stores. Today we're ...
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Garo

The original Garo series makes its North American debut on HIDIVE


Mankind has been given hope
Jun 26
// Salvador G Rodiles
As we wait for Kraken Releasing to release the original Garo series on home video in North America, the late-night tokusatsu program has appeared on HIDIVE, a new streaming service that mostly features Sentai Filmwo...

Weekend Japanatainment - Disney Channel Japan Edition

Jun 25 // Red Veron
[embed]35701:6211:0[/embed] Phineas and Ferb The only animated entry on here, this opening sounds pretty faithful with the tone and sounds much better.   [embed]35701:6212:0[/embed] Wizards of Waverly Place This is that show that was "inspired by Harry Potter" that starred Selena Gomez way before she got famous for stuff like music (Sorry, there's only one Selena and it's not Selena Gomez). This opening song is like the English but in my very limited knowledge of Japanese pop music, I don't think I've heard of a Japanese song doing this style.   [embed]35701:6213:0[/embed] Suite Life of Zack and Cody I really happen to really like Japanese Ska and this song is already much better than the original. Hooch is crazy.   [embed]35701:6214:0[/embed] Suite Life on Deck This is my favorite out of all these songs and I would totally jam to this one.   [embed]35701:6215:0[/embed] Cory in the House The Legend. So Epic. Lit. Roasted. Fidget spinner. Dab. Whatever the kids say these days as an adjective for 'cool'.   [embed]35701:6217:0[/embed] "Call Me, Beep Me" - Beni Arashiro (Kim Possible OP Song Japanese Version) They really promoted the Japanese version of this song covered by Japanese R&B singer Beni Arashiro, who was really popular at the time this came out in 2005. I am just now faintly recollecting that this music video was shown in the US and the wikipedia article supports it. A good cover for a very uneventful and very CG green screen video that was a bit out of date at the time it came out.   [embed]35701:6216:0[/embed] Kim Possible The same song above by Beni Arashiro but in the opening animation itself.   Which one is your favorite (aside from Cory White House de Chou Taihen!, of course)? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, I WANNA KNOW!
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Best anime openings
Hey, this is something new you probably haven't seen before on the internet in the last two years and we're totally not beating a dead horse meme. Yes, Cory White House de Chou Taihen! is on here but that brilliant ...

Impressions: Golden Kamuy Manga Vol. 1

Jun 24 // Christian Chiok
[embed]35706:6207:0[/embed] Golden Kamuy takes place in early 20th century and it introduces us to Saichi “Immortal” Sugimoto, a Russo-Japanese War veteran, who has become a miner in Hokkaido to provide for the widow of his dead comrade, Toraji. When he stumbles across a map to a fortune in hidden Ainu gold, he sets off on a journey to find it. As expected, Sugimoto isn’t the only one interested in finding the fortune, and everyone who knows about it is willing to kill to possess it. During his quest, he meets an Ainu girl named Asirpa, who helps him survive the harsh conditions of the northern wilderness, ruthless criminals, and rogue Japanese soldiers. The story starts with a flashback/dream where Sugimoto was still in the Russo-Japanese war and mercilessly attacking his enemies, showing how he earned his nickname as “Immortal Sugimoto.” Then the story fast forward a little bit and we see Sugimoto talking to a man while scraping for gold, with no luck, however, and that’s where he learns about the gold rush that happened back then in every river of Hokkaido. At the same time, there was a group of Ainu secretly gathering funds to build an army so they can fight back the Japanese and ban them from fishing and hunting. They managed to gather a lot of gold, however, a man was able to steal all of it and kill all the Ainu guarding it. Then the police were pursuing the man for quite a while until he's sent to prison and sentenced him to death. Before then, the guards, just like everyone else, were trying to figure out where he hid the gold. But because he couldn't send letters to his friends, the prisoners that shared the same cell with him tattooed the location of gold stash hid into their bodies If he reminds me of someone, it would definitely be Gold D. Roger from One Piece — it's probably why I enjoy it a lot, since aside from the Nakama bond and epic fights, I really enjoy stories revolving around the quest for treasure. Speaking of epic fights, while they are more realistic, they still keep you at the edge of your seat as he's been on the verge of death in a few encounters. He's also battle smart, as expected, so that's fun to see. If you want to explore new series, especially seinen, then Golden Kamuy is a great series to pick up. It offers a suspenseful story that keeps you at the edge of your seat as you flip every page and interesting story. If you enjoy stories about journeys with a resolution to find a fortune, but in a mature setting with badass and interesting characters, then Golden Kamuy is for you.  
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Call Me Immortal Sugimoto
One of my favorite things as an Otaku is being introduced to series that I had no idea they existed. When receiving my Dragon Ball Super manga volume from Viz Media, I got Golden Kamuy alongside it. J...

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Beings beyond our comprehension
As with many manga and anime, beings of otherworldly origin are a common staple in the media featuring all kinds of crazy stuff from the supernatural and paranormal. This month's Loot Anime is all about those Unnatural force...

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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: There are no sushi in this video


Attack on Sushi
Jun 23
// Red Veron

Review: Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion Blu-Ray Set

Jun 23 // Christian Chiok
[embed]35707:6208:0[/embed] Digimon Adventure tri: Reunion (Blu-ray [reviewed], DVD)Studio: Toei AnimationLicensed By: Shout! FactoryReleased: May 16, 2017 (NA)MSRP: $24.99 (Blu-Ray), $15.99 (DVD) Right from that start, things get interesting. Though nothing was shown about the Adventure 02 kids before the movie came out, which was very concerning; we finally got to see them—though they were defeated by an unknown enemy in the digital world. After the sequence, we get to see our favorite fearless leader Taichi Yagami, oversleeping as always and heading to his soccer practice. During the opening sequence, we get to hear a beautifully made version of Butterfly made by the now late Koji Wada, or if you watch the English dub, a bad rap song repeating the word Digimon indefinitely. The movie starts off a bit slow, we the gang just chilling at school with typical High School student predicaments, where everyone is doing their own thing and it’s hard to hang out as much. With Yamato a performance, and Taichi having a soccer game, Sora doesn’t know what to do as she wants to attend both but she’s racing against time. During that time, however, the Digimon, like previous times, could enter the human world, but this time they appear to be infected and causing destruction So far, it’s nothing we haven’t previously seen before, but it was still enjoyable. The action in the movie is pretty good, which starts with a throwback from the first episode from the first series Greymon Vs KuwagamonGreymon Vs Kuwagamon. Due to the infection, it seems that Kugawamon can make portals so during their fight they change locations a lot. Afterward, two more Kuwagamon show up, which all gang up on Greymon until the rest of the gang show up, in which we get to see all the Digimon in their Champion (or Adult in the Japanese version) forms back in action. I’m not too fond of the new Shinka/Evolution sequence, but it doesn’t bother me since Brave Heart was still part of it, albeit a new version just like Butterfly. We don’t see much action afterward until we get to the final battle between Omegamon and Alphamon, which was epic. Something that really bothered me was Taichi’s new interpretation as a character. As a Digimon trope, each leader, excluding Takato from Tamers, were always knuckleheads that went head on without thinking but with a lot of heart, which kept the team going. It’s understandable that Taichi is more conscious of his actions as he’s a second year High School student, but it still felt out of character. In fact, this cautiousness feels more like Yamato’s character, though it doesn’t mean that he was out of character either. Him wanting to fight to protect his friends is very much his character. The rest of the characters are okay so far; they act like we remember them. Hikari is the same lovely girl, Mimi is as fabulous as ever, and Koushiro is the same tech guy. Takeru, understandably, has changed as he's more interested in girls now. As for Jo, my gripe with him starts to evolve more so in the second movie than this one, so let’s save it for that review. My annoyance with how they handled his character does start from this movie, so it was worth noting.  This movie also introduces a few new characters, such as Meiko Mochizuki, a transfer student from Tottori whose is partnered with  Meicoomon, who is a Champion/Adult Digimon just like Tailmon. So far Meiko doesn't add much to the story aside from being Meicoomon's partner, who was being attacked by Alphamon for unknown reasons. If anything, she's just the cliche shy girl with glasses so far. We're also introduced to Daigo Nishijima and Maki Himekawa, who are members of Incorporated Administrative Agency, who aid the Chosen Children. They haven't gotten much character development yet.  While Digimon Adventure Tri is still being animated by Toei Animation like all previous Digimon series and movies, the artstyle has drastically changed. Instead of Katsuyoshi Nakatsuru, who handled the original series, Digimon Adventure Tri’s artstyle is by Atsuya Uki who is known for 2012’s Tsuritama. Personally, while I would have preferred that Nakatsuru stayed on board, Uki’s design never bothered me and grew on me quickly. They are far from bad designs, but Nakatsuru’s design would have made this nostalgia ride better. I grew up with the Spanish dub when watching Digimon, since I was still in Peru when the first four series aired, but I still experienced the English dub and it grew on me, so I was bummed out when a lot of the original cast didn’t reprise their role. Luckily, Joshua Seth returned to reprise his role as Taichi Yagami. I try to be open about English dubs, but I personally didn’t like this one too much, particularly the newcomers. While there was some I liked, like Daigos’s. As much as I love Vic Mignogna’s performances, I didn’t like his as Yamato. There were parts, to me, that he sounded younger than he should. For the most part, all the returning cast did pretty good as their roles. To some, if may not be important, but it always bothered me how in some anime releases, they only include English subs for the original Japanese track and not the English dub. It’s often different from there’s always a few changes in dialogue. Luckily with this Blu-ray set, it includes subtitles for both the Japanese audio track and the English dub. It’s just lazy not to do both and much credit to Shout for taking the time to do so. Additionally, this set includes interviews with the English cast and director, as well as a look at the Los Angeles theatrical premiere of the movie. If you didn’t get the chance to watch Digimon Adventure Tri: Reunion in theaters for that one special day that they showed the movie, and want to see some of the old cast from the original two series back in action, then definitely get this Blu-ray set. If you can overlook the awful rap song that repeats “Digimon” over a hundred times, like the option to watch the movie in both languages and like special features including behind the scenes, then you won’t regret this purchase. 
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A New Di-Adventure Emerges!
One of my favorite franchises without a doubt has to be Digimon. I just have so many memories of it during my childhood. From watching Digimon Adventure to playing Digimon World on the original PlaySt...

Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 1

Jun 22 // Christian Chiok
Dragon Ball has always been alive in Japan as we always got video games here and there, and a few specials such as Episode of Bardock, Yo! Son Goku and his friends return, and the Plan to Eradicate the Saiyans remake, in addition to the Dragon Ball Heroes manga by Toyotaro. Then in 2013, comes Battle of Gods, which took the Dragon Ball fan base by surprise—we were finally going to get new material. Afterward, it led to 2015’s Resurrection of F movie and finally the announcement of a new series, in both anime and manga forms, which we know as Dragon Ball Super, the latter which is aso being made by Toyotaro. For those who don’t know, Toyotaro was previously known as Toyble, and was known for creating a Dragon Ball AF manga in the 2000s. Though the manga is still behind, I’ve been enjoying it much more than the anime and I’m really liking the touches Toyotaro is adding (or removing) from the story. The first arc was adapted much better as well. There’s also some things that they added that I really like, like giving Vegeta a Super Saiyan God transformation, and things I didn’t like as much, as Goku not having Super Saiyan Blue Kaioken transformation. Overall, I feel like the manga offers a more cohesive structured storytelling, though I recommend keeping up with both regardless. Dragon Ball Super’s manga, just like the anime, starts with an adaption of Battle of Gods, and it’s much better. Not only does it straight to the point, stretching the movie for no reason like the anime did, but the artstyle was much better. I felt like it highlighted the most important points of the movie well, minus the Bingo scene, sadly. A huge difference from the movie is that this arc introduces us to Champa and Vados—siblings of Beerus and Whis respectively. Considering the manga already expects the readers have seen both Battle of Gods and Resurrection of F, we are only given a few panels of the latter before it moves into the Universe 6 arc. If you’re watching the anime and have yet to read the manga, please do so. Even though the manga is behind the anime, and from the surface both the anime and the manga are the same. You’re missing out on an interesting perspective of the series and doing yourself a disservice if you’re not reading the manga.  
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Subarashii Ningen!
Dragon Ball has been one of the most popular franchises in Japan during the last three decades, and with good reason, and when it finally ended, it really makes you feel empty, at least it did for me when I finished watc...

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Infini-T Force

Licensing GET: UDON nabs Tatsunoko's crossover superhero manga


Gatchamaaaaaan!
Jun 22
// Salvador G Rodiles
My experience with Tatsunoko may be small, but I did enjoy their modern iterations of their classic properties, such as Gatchaman Crowds. With Infini-T Force, a title that features some of the company's heroes in the same set...

Review: One Punch Man Blu-ray Set

Jun 21 // Christian Chiok
[embed]35704:6206:0[/embed] One Punch Man (Blu-ray)Studio: Mad HouseLicensed By: Viz MediaReleased: April 25, 2017 (NA)MSRP: $29.99 (Standard) and $34.99 (Limited Edition) If you read my past reviews, you know that I really enjoy the shonen genre, especially battle series. However, I especially appreciate series that can action-packed but at the same time not take itself seriously—exactly like Dr. Slump, which shares the same premise of a main character that can outclass their opponents effortlessly, though Arale can stop Saitama easily, as someone who can play soccer with planets, or even making cracks with playful punches, but I digress. The premise of One Punch Man is much better as it involves superheroes saving the planet from strange monsters and supervillains have been mysteriously appearing and causing disasters. Saitama, who is one of these superheroes, can easily defeat these monsters and villains with a single punch, hence the name. Naturally with that much power, as become of it and only gets truly excited when fighting strong opponents that can challenge him. Throughout the series, he encounters various superheroes, supervillains, and monsters and gains a disciple named Genos, who is a Cyborg with various modifications. They eventually join the Hero Association in order to gain official recognition. Expected from Madhouse, the animation is quite amazing, especially the battle scenes. Seeing Genos activate his Arms Mode or especially using his Incineration Cannons was nothing short of amazing, and its really shows how much talent the studio has. The artstyle was great, especially the change in Saitama depending his mood, which was goofier looking when he wasn’t serious, and more muscular and detailed when he engaged in battle. Throughout the years, English dub has somewhat grown on me. Naturally, I still prefer the original Japanese track, as I always enjoy the original language in any form of media. Having already seen One Punch Man when it was released in Japanese, I decided to watch it in English to experience the series in a different form. Both Max Mittelman, who voices Saitama, and Zach Aguilar, who voices Genos, did well voicing both characters. I felt like perhaps Genos voice could have been softer though it didn’t feel too unfitting, and I thought that Max sounded a bit too serious for Saitama. Nevertheless, both of their works were enjoyable. There are certain characters that I prefer their Japanese voice by far over their English counterpart, but the dub was overall enjoyable. One of the gripes I have with these Viz Media releases, as the same happened with the Boruto film, is that the English subtitles featured on this set it’s the same as the original Japanese option, and not it’s own, so, for the most part, the dialogue in the English dub doesn’t match the subtitle track. They are minor differences and you still get the overall idea of what is being said but it still feels a bit lazy on their behalf and hopefully it isn’t a problem in future releases. Though I didn’t include it in my Top 5 Anime of 2015 last year, One Punch Man was still up there for me. If you loved the series, consider investing in the Blu-ray set—it comes in a standard edition which comes with Blu-ray discs of the series, or the limited edition with comes with two Blu-ray discs, two DVD discs, 96 page full-color Booklet including Chapter 1 of the smash-hit manga, and six art cards, which can be used as the cover of the set. Definitely worth the purchase. 
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Okay
It really doesn’t feel like too long ago when One Punch Man first aired back in 2015, as I still remember it like yesterday when I was watching it alongside other Fall seasonals, like My Love Story. Honestly, not only b...

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Anime Expo '17

Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17


Will he wear the flashy shades?
Jun 21
// Salvador G Rodiles
Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the pe...

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