What time is it, everybody? GOLDEN TIME!!!
Actually it isn't, it's time for the latest episode of Jtor AM, but Golden Time is involved, so it's kind of true. This week: the Toonami people try to get us hyped about a new anime... | subscribe
Hello, and welcome to the weekend! It's time now for Shonen Showdown, the periodic tradition that leaves you in a satisfied slumber, no food required!
To those of you that celebrate the occasion, we hope you had yourselves a happy Thanksgiving! Now, work off all that extra holiday mass with a hearty dose of hot fighting courtesy of Naruto, Bleach, and Hunter x Hunter!
Hello and welcome to Shonen Showdown, your weekly roundup of the best, brightest, and most badass fight anime and manga around!
With Naruto Shippuden on break today we've got a hot three-to-two ratio of manga-to-anime, with Pedro's recap of One Piece carrying the torch alongside Chris's ready coverage of Hunter x Hunter and my own recaps of Naruto and Bleach!
As a fan of Jump Super Stars and Jump Ultimate Stars, any news about the upcoming J-Stars Victory VS makes me salivate. Well, I better get a napkin, because we've got some new info. According to Gematsu, the latest issue of J...
When I was younger, I wanted a Master Sword. Never mind that I'd never be able to travel from house to house and whack away at some bushes, I just wanted to have one to look at. When I got older and started attending conventi...
Like reading manga on your Kindle? If your response is "what manga?," I feel your pain, but the e-reader manga drought ends today. Viz Media has just announced that its entire digital manga catalog is now available for Kindle...
Hello and welcome to the latest installment of Shonen Showdown, your weekly look at the fights that determine the fate of the world! And like a giant burning fox-dude and his other giant burning friend, we stand together, come what may!
Today's dose of burning spirit and brotherly fervor comes to you courtesy of the latest from Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, and Bleach!
I wrote a short preview for J-Stars Victory VS earlier today, and now I have video of the game in action.
This is a complete single player match that I think does a good job of showing what J-Stars is all about. Check ...
Gurren Lagann was being knocked around by Asura to the point where the entire universe trembled! The Tengen Toppa was tossing galaxies back and forth, which resulted in Asura deflecting them with his pure strength and power. Even when the Super Tengen Toppa entered the fight, Asura was still able to fight toe to toe with the giant blue spiral energy Kamina. In the end, the rage of Asura and the spiral energy of Gurren Lagann were cancelling each other out; therefore, this match is a draw. No one wins! (11 = 11)
After having a ridiculous fight last week, we’re going to change things up a bit by having a showdown between two fighters that are seen as a joke by many viewers and readers. And for the sake of giving credit where credit is due, the idea behind this battle was created by my good friend Baron Von Vogl.
He supposedly defeated Cell in the Cell Games in Dragonball Z, but this guy is actually a huge joke in comparison to the real heroes of the series. The public may see him as a great hero, but we all know him for who he really is. The time to see him enter has come, so let’s make way for Mr. Satan!
This guy is apparently an amazing spirit medium in the world of Bleach. In fact, he always manages to have a good encounter with the unknown. Actually, this guy is a joke when you put him next to Ichigo and his comrades, so his status is nothing but a fluke. Now it’s time to cross your arms and laugh, because Don Kanonji is entering dynamically into the ring.
These two fighters have the reputation of not being taken seriously by their viewers, so it will be interesting to see how they’ll clash in battle. Your votes and persuasion skills will be the key in determining the winner of this fight. Please make sure that you add a +1 – I beg of you – to the person that you side with, since it will let us keep track of the hilarity on screen. The battle will go on from today till Thursday, so do your best to vote on time! Once the battle comes to a close, you can drop by during the beginning of the next battle to see who wins! Since this battle will be a safer one, you can take your time in heading to your seat.
In order to avoid some confusion with a certain feature from our older sibling Website, this segment will now be known as Japanator Arena! I will admit that it took a while to change the name, but Josh 'Totsu' Totman was able to approve of the change. Also, I would like to apologize for being a bit late, since I had to taken down some minor businesses. So without further ado, let's go back to our usual routine!
*ding, ding, ding*
Ayano didn't know what she was getting into when she signed up for this match. Due to her ability to fly, Shana's fiery wings were lighting up the J-tor Arena in a spectacular manner. With her increased speed and superior swordsman skills, the hotheaded tsundere dashes into victory without letting a single 'shut up' leave her mouth. For entertaining us with a great fight, we're awarding Shana with the melon bread that we promised to give her if she wins. Shana wins! (10 > 0)
After having a scorching battle last week, I’m in the mood to put out the remaining flames in the J-tor Arena. Before I suffer from hypothermia, let’s introduce our two chilling opponents!
Coming straight from the Soul Society, this man is one of the main Captains, and he wields a Zanpakuto that lets him control ice. Since he’s taking a break from his usual duties, Toshiro Hitsugaya from Bleach has entered the ring to show us that dragons and ice make a great combo!
He was once one of the three Admirals of the Marines, and he’s able to freeze an entire ocean without breaking a sweat. Turn your distance to the seas, people, because Kuzan, formerly known as Aokiji, from One Piece is riding his bicycle into the ring!
These two fighters are both capable of manipulating ice in a ridiculous manner, so the main factor in this battle will be determined by the person’s own fighting capabilities. Your votes and persuasion skills will be the deciding factor in this battle. Please make sure that you add a +1 to the fighter that you vote for, since it will let us see through the blizzard in front of us. The fight will last from today till Thursday, so make sure that your vote goes up on time. After the ice melts, be sure to drop by during the beginning of the next fight to see who wins. Before we begin our match, I recommend that you grab your coats and hot cocoa, because this battle is going to feel like a long winter!
Oh my. It looks like all the epic happenings in Bleach over the last few months really are leading up to something: the end.
According to a special message from author Tite Kubo in the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump ...
Welcome to the latest week of Shonen Showdown, Japanator's weekly battle anime and manga recap, where this week's installment of Bleach can't help but wield some strangely charged imagery for no discernible reason. What do you think of the...er, thing in the header?
Other than questionable icons we've got an extra-sized Fairy Tail recap for you courtesy of Kristina, the ever-reliable dose of Hunter x Hunter from Chris, and I'll be trying to plumb the mysteries of Naruto and Bleach. Particularly Bleach this week. What the heck's up with that thing? Is it a pot? A Dragon Quest slime monster with wings? A visual stereotype of a particular racial-ethnic background?
You decide. Because I can't, for the life of me. Will someone please tell us in the comments? Oh, and talk about your favorite fight shows as well.
VIZ Media have announced that besides serving North America with Weekly Shonen Jump goodness on the same day it's released in Japan, starting this month folks in the U.K., Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa wil...