What time is it, everybody? GOLDEN TIME!!!
Actually it isn't, it's time for the latest episode of Jtor AM, but Golden Time is involved, so it's kind of true. This week: the Toonami people try to get us hyped about a new anime... | subscribe
Wolfsmund is based upon the story of William Tell, and the rebellion looking to overthrow the Swiss Alliance. In between Switzerland and Italy, though, lies the St. Gotthard Pass – the only way to travel between those t...
The Hobonichi Planner (Techo) has been around for years, and it comes in three different sizes. But it's more than just a planner - it's a record of your daily life, and a vessel for your creativity, designed to serve as an "anything" book you can (and should) use every day. It was translated into English for the first time this year, and the 2014 edition of the planner is now available for purchase.
This new planner boasts a few improvements from this year's. It features global holidays, a snazzier-looking cover, and a "Coming Up!" page at the beginning of each month to jot down your outlook of the coming weeks. All of these elements combined with the features the Techo already had make for a solid book that I see myself brutalizing lovingly as soon as December begins.
Today is the day that Japanator recommends you buy a Hello Kitty comic. Things sure are goofy around here.
Hello Kitty: Here We Go! is the first volume in a collection of short comics chronicling the many adventures of the world's most famous cat with a pink bow. She travels all over, even through time and space, for all kinds of reasons.
In reading this comic, I've discovered that Hello Kitty wears many hats. She's a friend, first and foremost, but she's also an astronaut, a secret agent, a photographer, an avid reader with a hyper-active imagination, and who knows what else. True to the premise of the character in the first place, Hello Kitty is basically you and me.
Tanto Cuore is a tabletop card game where two to four players compete to be the best master or mistress of maids. Originally developed by Japanese game maker Arclight, this Dominion-style deck building game was ported by a West Coast-based company Japanime Games a few years back, and is now available on iOS.
Those of us who regularly visit large cons might have noticed a booth in the dealer's room with a few people dressed up as maids promoting Tanto Cuore. Now you don't even have to go that far to have a look, if you rock an iPhone or iPad. More importantly, these maids make an offer that is really, really difficult to refuse.
What's this? Another Elfen Liedreview? Not quite. Like some other popular ADV shows, Elfen Lied was released several times. Not including digital releases, I believe this is the fifth time you can buy a new version of this show. While I absolutely love the show and believe it should be owned by as many people as possible, it's hard to justify that many releases of anything.
That said, I bought it again. Yep, this is my third time buying this show. Sucker? Perhaps, but hey, at least it's a new format. So that means that it's totally worth the price and you should definitely buy it, right? Well, hit the jump to find out if this latest release is for you, because it might not be.
Amami City: land of the high-tech, and test center for Paradigm X, a second-life sort of online social networking experience not unlike OZ from Summer Wars. It is here that you take the reigns as an unvoiced, generally unseen male protagonist on the quest to... well, I'm not really sure what. Fight monsters, and collect demons?
Rather than a review, I'm giving this game a thoughtful assessment based on my experiences playing the first chunk of the storyline. It really should have been a review, though. But for many reasons, which are explained below, I found Soul Hackers to be virtually unplayable.
Earlier this month, Dischan Media released the first episode to their very first visual novel titled Dysfunctional Systems.
The story here is Winter, 14 years old, is studying to become a mediator in an Earth that is guided by all-knowing entities and experiences no conflict whatsoever. Fresh and naive, Winter is on what is supposed to be an easy mission with her mentor, Cyrus, on a planet called Sule, to learn about a conflict between a rich super-power country and a smaller one that became independent a short while before.
Tokyo Otaku Mode's Otaku Camera is a nifty little free app that lets you shoot pictures as if they were part of a manga strip. You've got all kinds of choices, and the app is available for both iOS and Android platforms through the App Store and Google Play.
I had a chance to play around with it, particularly now (so far past release) because a Hello Kitty pack was added to the frame selection.
I will admit that Kyousogiga's new season wasn't as crazy as the first ONA, but there was still enough content for it to be an enjoyable series. While Kyousogiga Dainidan's episodes were episodic short segments, I had a feeling that the last two episodes are going to be the ones to look out for.
As we mark the end of this short experience, let's take a look at the final shorts that will determine if Kyousogiga Dainidan will come out as a satisfying treat.
Back in 2011, Kyousogiga was one heck of a fun ride. It has girls with giant hammers, little kids chomping on demons, golden robots, and a confetti of bizarre and colorful action sequences that remind us of our crazy child-like imagination. Perhaps the most depressing thing out of this anime was that it was only one episode, since the ending left it open for more content.
Then comes Kyousogiga Dainidan, a new season that's comprised of short segments. It may not be the sequel that fans have been waiting for, but the pieces that made the first ONA (Short for Original Net Animation.) great are still in place.
Get ready to chase that rabbit again, because we are returning to Koto's hammer smashing hi-jinks.
With the premiere of JManga a while back, their flagship title to attract fans was Masakawa Ishiguro's Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteru. The anime version of SoreMachi proved to be a popular title amongst fans, and was licensed by Sentai Filmworks in 2011, released under the name And Yet The Town Moves.
In our A Look @ column, we take a quick peek into single volumes of titles to see how they stack up, and if they're worth a good read. It's a mini-review, but accepting the fact that this is an ongoing series.
So, let's delve into JManga's flagship title, and see what all the hubbub is about.