Thanks to this week's Wizard Barristers, Tim and I have learned that Boston is actually in California; I bet all those people who signed up for PAX East are in for a rude awakening in the spring. However, due to the show's bl... | subscribe
UDON is forever busy bringing fans delicious art books to this side of the Pacific. Adding to the huge list of titles they're releasing in the near future, Fate/Complete Material Volume 1: Art Material will be available June ...
Even with Victor's immense strength and ability to harness electrify through his body, Stein was smart enough to void the creature's electrifying grabs-- including the butt one. After Stein used his Soul Purge to bind Victor to the ground, the insane instructor showed us his maniacal grin before commencing the next step in his attack. With Gerdenheim rendered vulnerable to Stein's unspeakable experiments, the man-made monster faces a fate worse than defeat. Franken Stein wins! (5 > 1)
As Hallow’s Eve draws near, the Japanator Arena is going to host a showdown between two entities that have the power to control different lifeforms. Since one of them is a ravenous vampire, we’ll need to plow through our introductions as soon as possible!
Back in 2008, Good Smile Company released a figure of Shiki Ryougi from Type-Moon's Garden of Sinners. It was a hot purchase back then and one of the few re-released by GSC through their 10th anniversary popularity ranki...
Toshiro's ice abilities have no effect on Kuzan, so he had to resort to his Kido skills. Unfortunately, Toshiro's non ice abilities couldn't damage Kuzan. After converting the J-tor Arena into a winter wonderland, Kuzan gives Toshiro an Ice Age that he will never forget. Kuzan wins! (14 > 3)
The time to unveil the next phase of Totsu’s plan is now in motion! Unlike the other battles, this one is going to pit the winners against each other in a team battle! For the first matchup in this new fight, it’s going to be a showdown between western swords and katanas!
Representing the glory of swords wielded by knights and warriors, Saber from Fate/Stay Night and Guts from Berserk are fighting side by side to vanquish any obstacles that get in the way of their main goals. With the combined might of Excalibur and Gut’s special weapons and gear, we might end up with a serious combo on our hands.
In the katana side, Crono from Chrono Trigger and Roronoa Zoro from One Piece have join forces in an unlikely manner when Zoro accidently wandered back into the J-tor Arena. Since the timing was perfect, we decided to have him participate in the match. And who knows, the combined power of a hero of time and a pirate samurai could result in an unstoppable force.
Both teams have their own unique perks in using their weapons, so it will be interesting to see how this turns out. Your votes and persuasion skills will be the key in determining the winning team. Please make sure that you add a +1 to the team that you vote for, since it will let us keep track of the swords and skills flying around. If you don’t feel like mentioning the characters in your comment, you can write Team A (Saber and Guts) or Team B (Crono and Zoro) in your vote instead. Both teams will fight from today till Thursday, so make sure that your vote on time. Once the battle comes to an end, be sure to drop by during the beginning of the next match to see who wins! Due to the abilities of our competitors, I recommend that you head to your seat as soon as possible.
As much as I've enjoyed the Fate/Stay Night franchise, I have to admit that I've always felt that something was missing. Last year's Fate/Zero was a fabulous series filled with beautiful action, lovely animation, and a gripping story. Yet by the end of it, I couldn't help but think that it could still be better.
So how exactly do you improve on Type-Moon's hit franchise?
By turning it into a magical girl series. Dreams do come true folks.
And by dreams, I mean that I never once asked for a magical girl spinoff, nor have I ever wanted one out of the Fate franchise. Why does Fate/Kaleid Liner Prism Illya exist? Why was the original manga series popular enough to spawn an anime adaptation by Silver Link? Why am I stuck watching it?
Why am I being punished?
Despite my cautionary stance on this whole Fate going magical girl thing, I still decided to dive in and give Fate/Kaleid a chance.
I'm in love with Ufotable's Fate/Zero anime adaptation.
On a technical level, it's a beautiful looking show with fantastic direction, a great soundtrack, and amazing cinematography. In fact, I loved it so much that I bo...
Earlier today, I watched the first episode of Fate/Stay Night spin-off, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya. It's cute, a bit weird, and the faces seem kind of off. All told, I actually enjoyed it more than I was expecting to, so ...
A three minute preview for Silver Link's upcoming Fate/stay night spinoff anime, Fate/kaleid Liner Prisma Illya has hit the web, and it's full of cute things.
This should surprise approximately nobody.
The original man...
Salutations, and welcome to Go West! 44, your [sometimes] weekly column about the latest games to hit store shelves in Japan. I'm your host, Elliot, and I'd like to take you on a magical journey into the deepest, darkest abysses of the Japanese gaming industry.
Or I'll just make Idea Factory jokes the entire time. That's fine too, right?
This week's edition of Go West! sees a couple of big releases, and a host of new PSP titles hitting store shelves. I might even have some kind words for an Imageepoch game.
I didn't think that I would live to see Fate/Zero and English dub in the same sentence, since many of us assumed that Aniplex's release of Fate/Zero's import set would nullify the possibility of seeing a release wi...
It's hard to believe that Fate/Extra CCC is finally hitting Japanese shelves in March. I'm still looking forward to seeing where this quasi-sequel goes, though I have to admit that the Sakura lookalikes have ridiculously stu...