Question: Am I bad luck? Because as Tim and I realized this week, whenever I ask for something to happen in an anime, it never ever happens, even if it would be self-evidently awesome and the writers are nuts for not going wi... | subscribe
In this apartment the Marvel vs. DC debate is still waged on a weekly basis. My girlfriend believes that DC is the superior brand while I, on the other hand, feel that Marvel is better. Part of my evidence for this is that Ma...
Mark your calendar for the Spring 2014 season, because Tsutomu Sato's light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School will be getting an anime adaptation courtesy of the folks at Madhouse. Saki's director Manabu On...
It's hard to believe that Soma's having trouble with this battle. The man is able to wield the souls of various creatures and entities. On top of that, a good number of his weapons contain holy and/or magical properties. Then again, none of his abilities have the power to destroy an entire planet, so the Dark Candidate's attacks weren't able to take out all of Nero's parts in one go. After Soma depletes his own energy, Chaos devours him with his Soil of Genesis. Nrvnqsr Chaos wins! (5 > 2)
Now that we're done with October themed battle fest, I think that it’s about time that we return to the basics of fighting. Thanks to a suggestion from my good old buddy, Baron Von Vogl, we’re going to have a good old boxing match during this week’s fight!
Seras and Grave are locked in an endless shootout. Both opponents are chock-full of lead, and their regenerative abilities continue to negate each blast. After Grave brings out the Demolition Shots, Seras decides to unleash her true power. Since Grave's healing properties are reliant on blood, the Draculina pounds the Deadman into submission. Luckily, Grave isn't an enemy of the Hellsing Organization, so Seras decides to spare his life. Who knows, both fighters might become comrades down the road. Seras Victoria wins! (9 > 4)
As we enter the second week of October, two vampire hunters that are part blood drinkers will settle their score in the Japanator Arena to see who's the superior slayer of the undead! In anticipation of any unexpected attacks, let’s introduce our fighters before the sun goes down.
Gene Starwind fired off every Caster Shell in his arsenal, but Vash was able to see each one coming from a mile away. Since Vash can move at high speeds, Gene was depleting his ammo reserves trying to land a hit. In keeping with his vow not to kill, the 60 Billion Dollar man decided to just knock Gene out with the butt of his gun. With Gene lying on the floor unconscious, Vash could only look forward to having a drink with the man after he wakes up from his long sleep. Vash the Stampede wins! (10 > 9)
Since it's month of October, Japanator Arena is hosting a series of matches that revolve around characters with properties that are associated with Halloween. For our first matchup, my good friend Baron Von Vogl helped me find two undead fighters that specialize in using heavy weaponry.
Well, what can I say? You can't mess with Jack Frost, and Blaze the Cat's flames were not enough to melt the ice. Since this Jack Frost was fused to resist fire, our ‘Hee-Ho’ shouting fairy only had to use only one Bufu spell to put out Blaze's fire. Jack Frost wins! (14 > 1)
Lots of guns have been blazing this week, so I have decided to go with another battle two iconic heroes that wield a firearm with special properties. However, the real credit goes to Baron Von Vogl for coming up with this match up when we were hanging out. But anyways, let's introduce our fighters!
He's traveled across the far ends of the galaxy to find the Galactic Leyline with the Outlaw Star, and he is now ready to test his Caster Shells in what might be his most challenging battle yet! Since he managed to come across some new Shells, Gene Starwind is ready to test them out!
Sixty Billion Double Dollars is a lot of money when you do the math. Despite the huge bounty, Vash the Stampede doesn’t look like a wanted criminal. However, his gunman skills and his love for doughnuts are a force to be reckoned with, so he won’t be holding back this time around.
Both fighters wield special firearms, so this battle will be based on the way how each fighter uses their weapons. Your votes and persuasion skills will act as the real bullets in settling this showdown. Make sure that you add a +1 to the person that you side with, since it well let us keep tabs on the bullets fired in combat. Gene and Vash will fight from today till Thursday, so do your best to vote on time. Once the battle comes to a complete end, you can drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins. Before the guns go off, I recommend that you head to your seats as soon as possible.
For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Mamoru Hosoda's animated feature Wolf Children will be making limited theatrical run at the Laemmle Town Center 5 on September 27th, courtesy of Tugg Inc. It should be noted tha...
Black Lagoon remains one of my guiltiest pleasures. The series shares so much in common with v-cinema, from its harsh take on the human condition, to its unapologetic depictions of violence, and buried beneath, stories worth telling -- twisted, though they may be. It's almost as if Takeshi Mikke and John Woo had a love-child.
To that end, I've spent the better part of three years anxiously awaiting the domestic release of Roberta's Blood Trail. When FUNimation announced their license at Anime Expo 2010, nobody really expected to have to wait so long for just five episodes, but wait I did, and patiently at that. Was it worth it? Find out after the jump.
Hunter x Hunter is one of those manga series that I passed on for a long time due to its art style. At first glance, it appeared to be fairly typical shonen jump material, which meant I kept it in my backlog for years.
It's only a couple more week's until we revisit our favorite psychotic maid Roberta, but FUNimation has posted another clip of the upcoming Blu-Ray and DVD release of Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail. In the video we see ...
Tylor's luck may have allowed him to gain victory over the Raalgon Empire many times, but the classic power of the Yamato allowed for its crew to resist the plot devises of Tylor's show. All it took was one Wave Motion Gun, and the Soyokaze goes down in one hit. The Yamato wins! (10 > 7)
After so many battles happening lately, I have decided to take a break from combat. Instead, we’re going to test out the J-tor Race Track with a race between two racers that have achieved ridiculous speeds! Our first opponent has garnered a huge reputation as a racing bounty hunter in the F-Zero series, and he’s even become famous for his signature punch in the Smash Bros. series. Get ready to show him your moves, because Captain Falcon is racing into the stage. Through a stroke of luck, this man was able to participate in the Redline race, which resulted in a surprising result that he never expected to experience in his whole life. Don’t let his Trans Am fool you, since JP’s car is able to move at high speeds. Both racers have had experience with racing in the fast lane, so it will be interesting to see how they'll settle things on the track.
Your votes and persuasion skills will determine the outcome of this race. As always, please make sure that you add a +1 to the racer that you side with, since it will let us keep tabs on the race. The race will go on from today till Thursday, so make sure that your vote goes up on time. After the race is over, be sure to drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins! Now that we are done with the usual routine, let’s head to our seats and watch the drivers hit the road!
Remember how we were just talking about Black Lagoon yesterday? Yeah, me too. Of course I couldn't get the show out of my mind, especially the super catchy opening theme. So let's jump back to the not so far away sounds of 2...