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Annotated Manga: Naruto chapters 678-679 photo
Annotated Manga: Naruto chapters 678-679
by Josh Tolentino

And now we move into the endgame.

Wait. Didn't I just say that? I did!

Well, this is getting us off to a good start, isn't it?

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Annotated Manga: Naruto chapters 675-677 photo
Annotated Manga: Naruto chapters 675-677
by Josh Tolentino

And here we are: At the endgame. In the words of an Xbox marketing campaign, it's time for Naruto to finish the fight.

Of course, I've said that about seven times by now, but really, more than ever, it looks like the final battle against this most final of bosses has entered its final phase.

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5:00 PM on 05.02.2014

Here are the 20 most popular manga

Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on...

Pedro Cortes



Shonen Showdown: April 26, 2014 photo
Shonen Showdown: April 26, 2014
by Josh Tolentino

Welcome to Shonen Showdown, the battlin' anime and manga recap that's graduated from Ninja Academy, and is now cleared to use proper dates in its titles! Check out that fully spelled-out glory!

In honor of our new authority, we've got a full house in, with the latest recaps from Hunter x Hunter, Bleach, One Piece, and Naruto to supplement all the badass anime you've been watching through the Spring!

Head on below to get the most out of your adrenaline boost! It's fightin' time!

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7:00 PM on 04.24.2014

Mangaka design new elements for latest One Piece, Naruto games

New screens have popped up showing new designs from both One Piece Unlimited World Red and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. The shots focus on some of the new elements that have been designed by the original...

Pedro Cortes



Shonen Showdown 4-7-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 4-7-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Happy Monday, folks! It's time to get focused on fighting off the banality of the week with Shonen Showdown, the weekly recap that's using the title bar to conveniently censor the werewolf above! Don't look! It's a....compromising position.

Where we don't compromise, however, is on the hottest new chapters of Naruto, Bleach, and Hunter x Hunter, with a side order of PreCure to boot! Get on below to get all that into your system!

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Shonen Showdown 3-9-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-9-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Hey there! It's time again for some sweet Shonen Showdown goodness, so put on your happy faces, everyone!

Oh, maybe not that happy. OK, please take off your happy face now. 

It's an extra full house this week, with recaps of the best in fighting anime and manga, including Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, One Piece, and a double-header of Naruto Shippuden in addition to the Naruto manga!

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12:00 PM on 03.05.2014

Anime-fied: Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution getting tons of footage

Well, I guess I spoke too soon when I hoped that Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution wouldn't totally be a "filler" game made to annualize the Ultimate Ninja Storm  franchise, like Ultimate Ninja ...

Josh Tolentino



Shonen Showdown 3-2-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 3-2-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Welcome to this week's round of Shonen Showdown, the weekly anime and manga battlin' recap that's coming to you today courtesy of booting into Safe Mode! Aww yeah, core drivers, networking support, and nothing else, coming at you this weekend!

That said, our stripped-down circumstances this week won't stop us from giving you the very latest in hot Hunter x Hunter, Naruto and Bleach recaps, all of which are set below and hosted on our site, which is thankfully more reliable than a bad set of video drivers!

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8:00 PM on 02.10.2014

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution is filler madness

We missed this trailer a couple of days ago, but now that it's here, I have to say that this is kind of nuts: Bandai Namco has followed through on their obvious intention to turn the Ultimate Ninja Storm series into the anim...

Josh Tolentino







Shonen Showdown 2-2-2014 photo
Shonen Showdown 2-2-2014
by Josh Tolentino

Hey everyone, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL fighting Japanese cartoons and comics?! Yeah, that's the answer I wanna hear! It's time for Shonen Showdown, the most "super" bowl of hot action anime and manga you're gonna get on a cold Sunday!

So, pack in to our stadium-sized internet place and grab the latest updates on your favorite fighters! We've got teams from all over, including the Konoha Magical Ninjas and the Soul Society Samurai up and ready for the kickoff, the slashoff, and the Summon-Giant-Statue-Monster-off!

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Review: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst photo
Review: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
by Chris Walden

Don't worry, you're not suffering from a case of deja-vu! In a trend that is becoming increasingly common, we have a Game of the Year equivalent for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, rolling up the DLC and re-releasing it to those of us that passed it up the first time around. Or the fans that are happy to double-dip, I suppose. 

Unlike most other games, Full Burst actually comes with some new content that wasn't made available as DLC, so there's incentive for owners of the original game to check this out. You can either upgrade your current copy for a small fee, or go all-out and purchase a physical copy at a lower price than your typical game. Not bad.

But I've already talked about Ninja Storm 3, so this review is going to focus on what Full Burst brings to the table. Hit the jump to check out what I made of it, but let's just say that the $9.99 upgrade is pretty reasonable indeed.

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