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11:00 AM on 05.02.2014

Hilariously lame comedy gdgd Fairies gets a movie

When the 3DCG cartoon short series gdgd Fairies first aired a few years ago, I didn't pay it any attention. Over time it gained enough buzz that I tried it out when the second season aired, via Crunchyroll. The half-length ep...

Jeff Chuang

1:00 PM on 11.13.2013

New CGI Sonic TV series coming in fall 2014

Sonic the Hedgehog, what a sad fellow. He's doing his best to get back on track but none of the latest games can push over that "mediocre" barrier. How sad is it when the best game Sonic is in is Smash Bros.? Ok ok, I know I'...

Ben Huber

2:00 PM on 07.23.2013

Got 12 minutes for Captain Harlock? Of course you do

Oh Captain, my Captain...Harlock. September can't come soon enough for the long-awaited release of the new Captain Harlock: Space Pirate CG adaptation. I knew that this look at the show's first twelve minutes (it's curre...

Josh Tolentino

7:20 PM on 01.12.2013

Wait, what? Miku Miku Dance program gets an anime

In this week's helping "How in the world did this get approved?" news, it seems there's a new anime on the horizon. Given an opening date of February 6th, it's on a rather close horizon, to boot. Its title? Straight...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 AM on 09.16.2012

Feast on the footage of Resident Evil: Damnation

Not enough lickers in your life? Need some B.O.W. goodness to round out your day? Curious about former rookie cops? Worry no more, for Resident Evil: Damnation is here to meet your demands for all of the above...

Josh Tolentino

Japanator Doesnt Recommend: Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker photo
Japanator Doesnt Recommend: Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker
by Pedro Cortes

In my experience with anime and video games, it's not often that a Western property gets any sort of love in Japan. While plenty of Japanese games and media get attention in the States and Europe, it seems pretty typical for our shooters and role-playing games to languish on store shelves. That probably has something to do with playing habits and game structures not being quite as appealing to Eastern audiences. Either way, I'm always surprised when an American property is able to get some sort of Japanese element involved.

With that in mind, you can bet that I was quite surprised to hear that the Dragon Age series was getting a CG movie done by a Japanese company with an emphasis on both sides of the ocean. Of all the possible franchises  that I'd imagine getting any sort of attention, Dragon Age was not one of them. Everything from the gameplay to design of the entire world to the structure of the game proper seemed to be antithetical to Japanese audiences. Well, somebody talked to the right people and signed the right papers to get Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker made.

Is it any good? Well, looking at the header should give you a hint about what I think. Hit the jump to find out why.


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8:00 AM on 05.14.2012

International 009 Re:Cyborg trailer is lacking in scarves

This is supposedly a new international for 009 Re:Cyborg, released on the movie's English website. But in terms of what it shows, it's pretty much identical to last fall's trailer. Oh well, for those of you who forgot that t...

Bob Muir

11:00 AM on 03.20.2012

Come on you apes! You wanna see Starship Troopers anime?!

Ah, Starship Troopers. Robert A. Heinlein's seminal space marine novel is required reading for any budding sci-fi nerd, aspiring United States Marine (true!), or person looking for Filipino characters in international pop cul...

Josh Tolentino

7:00 PM on 03.07.2012

Gon kicks up a stink this April

Recognise the little fella among the penguins up there? Well, his name is Gon, and you probably recognise him from a relatively unknown game called Tekken 3. It's a little known fact here in the west, but before playing beach...

Chris Walden

1:00 PM on 11.20.2011

Can you handle seven minutes of Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Because that's what you're getting when you watch the preview below....if you dare! In case you were in  the dark about this whole production (a likely scenario), Blood Vengeance is a CG Tekken movie included with t...

Josh Tolentino

1:00 AM on 11.17.2011

Studio Ghibli honors Pixar's 25th anniversary

Here's a rather cool bit of news: recently, Studio Ghibli, the company behind Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and the upcoming Arrietty the Borrower, congratulated Disney-Pixar on 25 years of working in the field of co...


5:00 PM on 10.31.2011

The Black Rock Shooter anime trailer has some primo CG

Really, just look at it here. You'll only catch flashes of it among the regular, less-CG'd portions depicting the life of two schoolgirls (which happened to be the conceit from Studio Ordet's earlier Black Rock Shooter OAV), ...

Josh Tolentino