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5:00 PM on 03.04.2014

The original Otaking and his 99 cents on The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises opened in theaters last Friday in the States, did you see it? Yes? Great. Because now you can pick up a copy of Toshio Okada's review and critique of this Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece on Amazon, in English. Toshi...

Jeff Chuang


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8:00 PM on 12.28.2013

GAINAX preps 33rd anniversary project for Daicon III

Anime history buffs might be familiar with Daicon III & IV, but most won't know about these important bits of animation. For one, the guys who made those animations later went on to form GAINAX, a company you may have hea...

Pedro Cortes



Japanator Unboxes: Gurren Lagann DVD box set photo
Japanator Unboxes: Gurren Lagann DVD box set
by Pedro Cortes

Some time back, you may remember that Aniplex rescued Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann from the depths of license limbo. This meant two things: the release will come with a bunch of extra stuff and it will be pricey. Based off Sal's post, both of those assertions were correct. Both the DVD and Blu-ray versions came with a lot of bonuses and both cost an arm and a leg. That meant that a good amount of people weren't going to get a chance to see all these bonuses.

Lucky for ya'll, I got my hands on Aniplex's DVD release. Being a huge fan of Gurren Lagann, I couldn't just keep this to myself. I decided to open that sucker up and show you what's inside Enjoy the unboxing!

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4:00 PM on 08.31.2013

PSA: Catch Evangelion 2.22 on Toonami tonight

[Update: Turns out the surprise announcement was a special one-time-only airing of Kick-Heart, the Kickstarter-funded pro-wrestling anime by Masaaki Yuasa. The anime aired right after Eva 2.22, and at the time of this writing...

Josh Tolentino



Japanator Arena: Asura vs Gurren Lagann  photo
Japanator Arena: Asura vs Gurren Lagann
by Salvador G Rodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

Well, Crono tried to alter the course of time to gain the upper hand, but Zoro's endurance couldn't handle the combined strikes of Guts and Saber. While Saber was facing some teamwork issues with Guts, she was able to whip out her Excalibur and Avalon combo fast enough to prevent Crono from going back in time. Saber and Guts win! (21 > 8)

We’re back to our usual versus matches this week, and I think it’s time that we change things up once again! Thanks to a suggestion from my local friends, we’re having a demigod that’s powered by his own rage against a machine that’s power by the hotblooded will of many individuals! Most would consider this battle to be random, but it’s not like we've had super beings go up against powerful robots in fiction before. So without further ado, let’s introduce our opponents.

He was one of the Eight Guardians at one point in his life, and his rage knows no bound. Despite his anger, his devotion to saving his own daughter is unmatched, as the amount of time he spent on this quest took him longer than our lifespans combined. Tonight he’s here to show us this power, so let’s step out of the way for Asura from Asura’s Wrath to enter the ring.

Simon and his comrades went through a lot to reclaim the freedom of mankind. In fact their own will allowed them to fight against all odds in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Proving to everyone that the Spiral Energy can work in one’s favor, Gurren Lagann is ready to pull out the Giga Drill Breaker once again!

Both fighters have the ability to harness a great amount of energy, so we can expect to see the galaxy tremble in this fight. Just to be clear with everyone, both sides will be going all out in this battle, which means that no one is holding back.

Your votes and persuasion skills will be the key in determining the real winner here. Please make sure that you add a +1 to the fighter that you vote for, since it will let us keep track of the high octane over-the-top action that we’re about to experience here. Asura and Gurren Lagann will be fighting from today till Thursday, so do you best to vote on time. Once the battle comes to a complete stop, you can drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins! Now that we’re done with reviewing the usual rules, you can now use the teleporter to go to the Galactic J-Tor Arena!

*ding, ding, ding*

Spin On! 

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6:30 PM on 08.06.2013

Aw snap, the PBS Idea Channel tackles Anno's views on Eva

YouTube's Geek Week is happening as we speak, and the PBS Idea Channel has decided to answer a question that's related to Evangelion. And that question is whether Anno's view on the series are important or not.  If ther...

Salvador G Rodiles



Impressions: Stella Women's Academy Class C3 photo
Impressions: Stella Women's Academy Class C3
by Josh Tolentino

Melding cute girls and an unusual activity of some kind is hardly a new thing. Hundreds of full anime, manga, and book series have been mined from the rich vein of "Girls x [Weird Pastime]", and Gainax's Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 is just the latest in the trend.

Given the show's early episodes, you might think that the above subtitle is indeed correct, that Class C3 is pretty much "Girls und Airsoft", or "K-ON! with fake guns" (if Upotte! was "K-ON! as guns"). 

At the same time, as of episode four, this airsoft show may be harder than it lets on at first.

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6:00 PM on 07.03.2013

Simulcast GET! Crunchyroll grabs Monogatari S2 and more

I have a feeling that Crunchyroll has developed a new fetish for the summer season, since magical girls, dolls, and airsoft guns are joining their summer lineup. With that being said, Rozen Maiden Zuruckspulen and F...

Salvador G Rodiles

12:00 PM on 06.17.2013

Movic preparing new jackets based on Evangelion 3.0

Love it or hate it, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo certainly surprised a lot of folks. It also made a whole lot of money. Like any good money making property, Eva 3.0 merchandise has been hitting the market at a consisten...

Elliot Gay

10:00 AM on 06.05.2013

A Daily Dose of Final Blows: FLCL

It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favori...

Hiroko Yamamura

10:00 AM on 05.31.2013

A Daily Dose of Final Blows: The End of Evangelion

It's all led up to this. Our hero has been bruised and battered, and on the bring of defeat. What can saved the day? Is there any hope left for humanity? In anime, you can alway count on the final blow! This week your favori...

Hiroko Yamamura







Friday Night Fights: Ideon vs Dix-Neuf photo
Friday Night Fights: Ideon vs Dix-Neuf
by Salvador G Rodiles

*ding, ding, ding*

It's Over!

Shanoa was ready to use the Glypths that allowed her to defeat Dracula in Order of Ecclesia; however, Bayonetta has punched a being equivalent to God into the sun, so that makes her a stronger opponent than the Count. As the moon begins to shine, Bayonetta graces the night sky with her victory over Shanoa. Bayonetta wins! (4 > 3)

For this week's showdown, the J-tor Arena will use our galaxy for its stage, because we are pitting two robots that are capable of obliterating planets. Our first opponent is a machine that’s apparently capable of destroying the entire universe. Let’s hope that he doesn't go berserk during this battle; otherwise, Ideon’s weapons could wipe us all out. When there’s danger, there’s always a person that uses guts and determination to overcome all odds. Her Buster Machine’s full potential has been reached, and Lal’C from Diebuster plans to keep us safe with Dix-Neuf. This is going to be one hell of a risky battle, and there’s a chance that we might not survive the outcome. Hopefully, our passion will prevail, as we see this fight through the end.

Your hopeful votes and determined persuasion skills will be the key in the outcome of this battle. Make sure that you add a +1 to the giant robot that you side with, since it will allow us to keep the Earth safe from destruction. The Ideon and Dix-Neuf will fight from today till Wednesday, so make sure that your vote goes up on time. Now that we are done with the introductions, let’s hope for the best that we survive this battle. If you happen to come out unharmed, be sure drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins.

*ding, ding, ding*

LAUNCH!

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