Destructoid's Jordan Devore claims that grabbing Platinum Games' rollicking brawler Transformers: Devastation for less than a Jackson* is the centerpiece of this weekend's PSN Flash Sale. I respectfully disagree, because...
When IBM announced its intention to Make Anime Real™ by producing a Sword Art Online-based virtual reality experience, I was a tad skeptical. After all, even the most advanced VR tech in the world can just barely convi...
Everything goes in with the kitchen sink
Dream match up games between companies is few and far between. Licencing issues, accurate portrayals, and regional differences in licencing can cause a cross-over game to be left on the cutting room floor of any game developm...
Cool, I don't have to drive far
Last year, they announced that the Virtual Idol Hatsune Miku will tour North America once again and many cities across the US were selected to be given the chance to see Miku's performance via hologram onstage.
When they firs...
Yeah, things get weird
We are closing in on the end of Haruchika: Haruta and Chika, the big concert competition is fast approaching and all the members of the Brass band club we will meet are here. We have a concert to perform and mysteries to solve! Let's jump right in.
Watch it for the plot
One thing I noticed with localized anime releases in the US that has always stood strong are anime that feature females that are well-endowed in the chest region. The market never went away and I am always amazed at how anime...
Not a dry eye in the house
One of the sadder events in recent memory for gamers was the passing of former Nintendo President Satoru Iwata. Aged 55, he played a key role at Nintendo for many years, contributing to the development of games like Balloon ...
Good show, great extras
Until recently I didn't have much interest in buying anime box sets. They were just too expensive, and I had few aside from ToraDora! and Dragon Ball Z. Death Note: The Omega Edition is also pretty expensive, but makes a convincing pitch, thanks to some unique extras and its comprehensive gathering of a great anime series.
Myriad of actually interesting stuff
I've been hard on Myriad Colors Phantom World since its inception because I went in expecting more from Kyoto Animation's effort. Their past shows have been great when they work, so I was hoping this too would be one of the b...
Celebrating women characters and authors
This article comes a week late, but I think better late than never and better a little late than very late. I wanted to do something for International Women's day and thought why not reflect on a couple of female characters and creators who have made the world of anime and manga a better, more compelling place.
Repay that Valentine's Chocolate
Exactly a month after Valentine's Day, Japanese men try to repay women who've given them chocolate during the oddly named "White Day". Also celebrated in other nearby countries such as China, South Korea, and Taiwan; this hol...
A Classic Series Now Available on BluRay
I remember when I first watched Death Note in 2006. The idea of getting rid of people by killing them with a simple notebook was terrifying yet intriguing. Not only that, but the thought that the Death Note was under the powe...
Catch the murder fever!
The Danganronpa games are fantastic. Stylish, tense, and utterly engrossing, they're easily among my favorite visual novels, and I recommend that everyone play them. Thankfully, that just got a lot easier, as people won't hav...
Who needs Gunpla when you have lobsters?
Move aside, plastic. There's a new material in town that can be used to make Gundam models and it can be obtained from a delicious delicacy.
Instead of hunting down a Gunpla kit, Niconico User Nurezokin's younger brother dec...
Men Longingly Stare at Each Other
It was International Women's Day last Tuesday so I took the chance to feature some anime that is loved by a lot of women. A lot of which feature sweaty sports men. What was once a genre that was for men who burn with passion ...
What do the boys think?
When I first started watching Oshiete! Galko-chan it wasn't for the visuals or the premise, it was because it was kinda interesting to see the show answer these quite weird questions. Questions and queries that made you go 'h...
The shackles are now coming off
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.]
Well, folks. There's a good chance that I'm an insane person for finding Danganronpa's first punishment scene to be hilarious. I mean, I didn't expect for the firs...
6 person matches!
Happy Weekend to you all and welcome to Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.
This week we go back to Wrestling Dontaku 2015, held in Fukuoka on May 3rd. In our second part of looking at the event, we have two big title matches and an all-star 6 man match waiting for us.
Jim Ross and Josh Barnett join us in the booth once again.
Our prayers have been answered
For a second, I wasn't sure if XSEED's tweet about a priest and a nun was important since they might've been in the mood to tell a great joke. Lo and behold, this statement had a higher purpose as the company announced t...
Bar Oasis 2 Aftertaste 1 finally has a release date and it's sooner than you think, March 24th. The third sequel to the bartender simulator cum visual novel, Bar Oasis was received warmly for its excellent soundtrack and...
There's no despair around these parts
If you missed out on this year's MAGFest, the festival where you get to party with other people while partaking in events related to video games and video game music, the gang at Beat Down Boogie have covered their favorite ...
First DLC character now available
Two weeks after it's release, Kamen Rider Battride War Genesis has gotten it's first free post-launch DLC Character–Kamen Rider Specter. The size of the DLC character is about 1.1mb and it's available for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita if you have a Japanese account.
For Women who like Sweaty Men
Yesterday was International Women's Day, and to celebrate that wonderful day for all women, I chose this week's theme to be something that a lot women like in anime. I wracked my brain a bit about the anime that is really pop...
Use your computer the Digidestined way
You got to hand it to Digimon's heroes for being good friends with their partners. Thanks to Bandai, people can now use their computer alongside an Agumon PC cushion; thus allowing them to emulate the strong bond be...
Step Two: Don't Panic
[Ed. Note: What Would You Do? is a new column run by our newest contributor Lindo Korchi, examining popular scenarios from anime to develop a proper plan of action (or inaction) for any situation.]
See, the thought of getting...
A hero's come back
I know anime takes a lot of liberties with real world scientific laws. Pretty much everything we know about modern science can be skewed in anime and then thinly explained before becoming the norm in that series.
Time isn't o...
Who is going to die first?
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.]
When the odds are stacked against us, we tend to act differently from how we usually do in our everyday lives. Depending on the situation, we might be willing to d...
IC Title on the line!
Hello, again gang. After a week off we are back with Strong Style, Japanator's look at New Japan Pro Wrestling on AXS TV.
This week we start a new era of the show as Jim Ross becomes the new play by play man for our weekly lo...
Ojou wants to join in
I wonder what we will learn today.
The Old Monkey gets a face
The long-planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell takes another step towards being An Actual Thing™, as the casting announcements have begun to roll in. And in a move that seems to break with ...