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10:00 AM on 06.26.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Old School Thursdays

This week we travel back a little over a decade to a little known show, Fullmetal Alchemist. Ok, you know I'm kidding here right? FMA served as the entry point to anime for many people, with its unique mix of fantasy, magic,...

Hiroko Yamamura



Let's run down Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea! photo
Let's run down Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea!
by Kristina Pino

A long and impressive trailer was just released for the upcoming 2.3 patch for Final Fantasy XIV titled Defenders of Eorzea, which will bring a whole new set of main scenario quests, dungeons, skills, activities, and more to the player experience. But did you catch exactly what is in store just by watching? For those who just want the highlights without all the yadda yadda, check out my list below (followed by additional info) and holla if you're excited to give it all a go:

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2:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Perfume are finally coming to the US!

I can't believe it. This year is freaking amazing for fans of Japanese pop music. First, we have the return of May'N at the J-Pop Festival in San Francisco. Next, we find out out the pint-sized head bangers of BABYMETAL are ...

Hiroko Yamamura

12:00 PM on 06.25.2014

Power up your Atomic Breath with Godzilla shochu

I'm not quite sure what most people thought about the recent Godzilla film reboot. Personally, I loved the film. It's actually hard for me to dislike anything Godzilla, so you could probably gues I was excited to see this lim...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 06.25.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: Kaela Kimura

Hump day is here, and the only cure in site is your Dose of fantastic sounds from glorious Nippon. Today we check out the new single from the amazing and talented Kaela Kimura. The Tokyo native of British and Japanese decent...

Hiroko Yamamura



Final Impressions: Selector Infected WIXOSS photo
Final Impressions: Selector Infected WIXOSS
by Dae Lee

So, Selector Infected WIXOSS: a anime about a commercial card game. Does it sound like a show you would watch? Me neither. Yet somehow, WIXOSS has become one of my biggest surprises, beating out many of what I considered to be the safe bets of this season.

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Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episode 12 photo
Annotated Anime: Stardust Crusaders episode 12
by Josh Tolentino

Is it just me, or is everyone in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure raised from birth on a steady diet of scenery? If they haven't, well, they sure can chew it!

Not that that's a bad thing, mind you. In fact, it's the best thing. 

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6:00 PM on 06.24.2014

Akiba Strip 2 has new PS4 sharing gameplay features

If Akiba Trip 2 couldn't get any crazier, along comes it's new 'share & chat' feature. It's bad enough that the game requires you to save Akihabara from the undead by striping them of clothes so that that the sun can des...

Josh Totman

4:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Surprise: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders' English Dub to stream on Crunchyroll

I don't know if this announcement is a figment of my imagination or not, but Crunchyroll's planning to stream three episodes of Stardust Crusaders' English dub on July 5th. If you're going to Anime Expo 2014, there's going to...

Salvador GRodiles

2:00 PM on 06.24.2014

A Daily Dose of Music: The Brilliant Green

It seems like just the other day I was whining about how Tomoko Kawase's solo projects just didn't hold a candle to her work with The Brilliant Green. The sweet rock & roll pleasures of one of my all-time favorite bands ...

Hiroko Yamamura

5:30 PM on 06.23.2014

Star Finger! Stardust Crusader's OP awakens its 8-bit Stand

Studio Me-gaane's stepped into some interesting grounds as of late. The group started remixing more of Super Sentai's opening themes, and they've tackled a few Western shows like the Power Rangers franchise. Recent...

Salvador GRodiles

4:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Sailor Moon hits IT'S DEMO in July

A recent announcement reveals that fashion and accessory boutique IT'S DEMO is going to be collaborating with Sailor Moon. It all starts in July, when they'll be selling little pouches, tote bags, mirrors, pass cases, and mor...

Kristina Pino