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6:00 PM on 10.22.2014

Trademark no Jutsu: 2015's Sentai series gets a title

We have a few weeks until October returns to the shadows, and it's time to learn about the 39th Sentai show's title. Going by the name of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, the next installment in the franchise'll likely fe...

Salvador GRodiles


Mistwalker Announces Upcoming Terra Battle Concert

Terra Battle concert planning is now underway as the popular mobile-RPG surpasses 1 million downloads in less than a month. For more information on upcoming milestones and recently unlocked milestones, please visit Terra Battle's Download Starter.

4:00 PM on 07.22.2014

So I guess the Ninja Turtles are Japanese Kappa, now?

That seems to be the story Paramount have gone with in their new "Legend of the Yokai" trailer for this year's big Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, opening on August 8th. According to the stylized animations and ster...

Josh Tolentino

2:00 AM on 04.07.2013

Watch Hurricanger's main cast reunite in full costume

Despite the recent reveal of the Hurricanger V-Cinema  known as Ninpu Sentai Hurricanger: 10 Years After, the show's main cast has come together in a video where they don their ninja apparel once aga...

Salvador GRodiles

10:20 PM on 03.31.2013

Shinobi Change: Hurricanger to return as a V-Cinema movie

Due to Japan being ahead of us by a day, the announcement for the tenth anniversary of Hurricanger is among us. And what do you know, these ninjas have succeeded in fooling me well -- you win this round, Hurricangers. Sadly,...

Salvador GRodiles

12:00 PM on 01.31.2013

Hideo Kojima makes for one hell of an action figure

Who's excited for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance? I sure as hell am. Ever since getting my hands dirty at Tokyo Game Show, I've been counting the days until the game's release. While the wait is at times unbearable, I fortuna...

Elliot Gay

1:00 PM on 01.28.2013

Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 DLC proves monarchies rule

This March 5th, Americans will be getting the totally bitchin'-looking Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 first, whereas the rest of the world gets theirs on March 8th. That's a clear advantage, one might say....

Josh Tolentino

Review: Ninja Scroll Blu-ray photo
Review: Ninja Scroll Blu-ray
by Jeff Chuang

No point beating around the bush: The mid-1990s action anime legend Ninja Scroll is now on Blu-ray in North America. It's the best it has looked on home video yet. 

But it's been a long time--20 years now--that Ninja Scroll first hit the streets. It's been a long time even taking into account of the lag of time it took to import it to the States and more. It is part of that bundle of shows which marketed anime as ultra-violent and ultra-not-safe-for-family, before the Pokemon generation grew up and liked anime for what it really is--a medium more so than a genre. Have you seen Ninja Scroll? No? Well click on!

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8:00 AM on 01.09.2013

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus has four-play

Senran Kagura, why have you not been localized and in my hot sweaty hands yet? Are you afraid that the market might not like you or understand you? It's OK, I am here for you... *ahem* Moving on to something more real, W...

Josh Totman

8:00 AM on 09.11.2012

Naruto Ninja Storm 3 leaks show Sasuke chopping people up

Unfortunately for folks hoping this post's headline would reveal a sudden and dramatic change in tone for the series, hopping from a world of magical ninjas into a gritty crime drama where Sasuke is some kind of serial killer...

Josh Tolentino

9:00 AM on 07.26.2012

Trailer streamed for Madhouse's Ninja Scroll Burst

Woah, check this out! Madhouse has streamed a trailer for an in-development anime that resurrects a legendary property: the 1993 movie Ninja Scroll. Titled Ninja Scroll Burst, the "3-episode short animation" is a "challenge"...

Bob Muir

2:00 PM on 04.14.2012

Ninja Scroll returning with a new project

It's been about nine years since Ninja Scroll: The Series was released, but that's not stopping Madhouse! The animation gurus have announced that something new is on its way, a little something known only as Ninja Scroll Proj...

Chris Walden

8:00 PM on 02.01.2012

Mie University hires "Last Ninja" as a professor

Everyone thinks that ninjas have more or less vanished in the modern age, replaced by plucky little kids with powers out of Dragon Ball Z. But if you happen to attend Mie University in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture, you might come...

Bob Muir