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10:00 AM on 07.09.2014

A Daily Dose of Anime Openings: 80's Week

Alright kids, time to load up on the hairspray, neon bracelets, and your favorite denim jacket. We are going back to the 80's! Being a child of the 80's the anime of the time left a huge impression on me, that I really didn'...

Hiroko Yamamura


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Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




3:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Fan poll selects most powerful robot

The argument about the strongest robots in anime is one that will continue in perpetuity. I mean, it's hard to get any sort of consensus about what to even include on the list. Giant robots are one thing, but do you include a...

Pedro Cortes

3:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Gundam: Reconguista in G gets way more info

Sunrise dropped a ton of new info on the official Gundam: Reconguista in G website. In addition to a newly available trailer, we now have updated info on staff and cast, as well as several of the main 'bots you'll be seeing ...

Pedro Cortes

2:00 PM on 06.17.2014

Discotek Media licenses Super Dimension Century Orguss

Continuing in their bid to license and/or rescue all the awesome old properties, Discotek Media will release Super Dimension Century Orguss sometime next year. All 35 episodes will be available with the Japanese language trac...

Pedro Cortes

11:00 AM on 05.06.2014

Dragon Ball Z's Androids names revealed

Did you ever feel like you didn't know enough about the young, hip Androids 17 & 18 from Dragon Ball Z? Well, thanks to Akira Toriyama answering questions in a Q&A column, we finally know the names of our favorite and...

Pedro Cortes



First Impressions: Captain Earth photo
First Impressions: Captain Earth
by Elliot Gay

I secretly loved Star Driver.

The ridiculously over-the-top posing, flashiness, strange imagery, and the beautiful animation; it all came together to make for an entertaining whirlwind of confusion and glee. That shouldn't come as too much of a surprise when it had such a strong team working on it. With names like Yoji Enokido (writer of Revolutionary Girl Utena), Takuya Igarashi (Sailor Moon), and a host of others attached to the project, it was bound to at least be intriguing...even if incomprehensible.

Enter Bones' new project, Captain Earth.

Sporting a host of alumni from the Star Driver project, this new giant robot anime is Bones' latest attempt at striking gold.

Is the first episode any good? Are the robots appropriately robotic? Do things go boom?

The answer and so much more, after the break.

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Ever wanted to pilot a robot? photo
Ever wanted to pilot a robot?
by Amber Hunt

Ah, I can see it now. It's 2015, and people have started to use robots instead of cars. Wouldn't that be awesome? Well luckily for us, a Japanese company built one, and you could be piloting it as we speak.

Sakakibara Kikai has created an 11-foot Landwalker: a real, moving robot that you can pilot. As with most robots we've seen in anime, you pilot it from an area near the chest. It's not programmed to walk once you get in it, nor does it have any special buttons to do something automatic. You literally get to make it move entirely on your own. 

If you think there is some requirement to pilot it, don't worry. You don't need any experience whatsoever to do so! At Wonder Festival, where the Landwalker was located, 12 people at random got to try this bad boy out. Damn I'm jealous! 

I don't know about you, but after hearing about the Landwalker, all I could think about was Evangelion. If you don't want to be a part of that series, you're lying! It's hands-down my favorite, and I know that's the same for quite a lot of people. Seeing something like this is almost a dream come true for not only Evangelion fans, but also Gundam, Gurren Lagann, and other various mecha anime fans.

Take a look at footage from the event below:

Even though it looks a bit unstable, you have to admit you want one of your own! I know I certainly do. Do you think Shinji would have volunteered to pilot it? 

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11:00 AM on 02.10.2014

Robotech Movie gets fan remaster

As much as I've loved any franchise, I don't think I've put as much work into anything as much as Robotech Motion Comics has in this video they posted back in November of 2013. In it, they remastered Robotech: The Movie by pu...

Pedro Cortes

1:00 PM on 01.22.2014

New Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story announced

In the last couple of years, the only two types of Mobile Suit Gundam games I've seen come out are either part of the Musou series or of the Extreme variety. You're either crushing a ton of chump units in space or you're duki...

Pedro Cortes

11:30 PM on 01.18.2014

Anime-style robot on science journal causes rage

When you think of robotics, what's the first thing to come to mind? For me, I think of the killing machines from the Terminator series. For most others that aren't hellbent on seeing a robot apocalypse, they might think of cu...

Pedro Cortes



Review: Aquarion: EVOL - Season 2, Part 1 photo
Review: Aquarion: EVOL - Season 2, Part 1
by Pedro Cortes

When you think Shoji Kawamori, his work on Macross immediately comes to mind. It's been one of the most influential properties in Japan since it's debut. However, another major show that Kawamori worked on is Aquarion. You might know it as the show where the mecha pilots had some rather...interesting...reactions whenever the robots would combine. I haven't seen it, but from what I heard it was a ratings success in Japan despite some problems with its story and pacing.

Years later, Kawamori came back to his hit franchise and made a pseudo-sequel, called Aquarion Evol. Considering my love of Kawamori's work on Macross and my passion for all things robotic, I decided to give Evol a whirl. The big questions were, will I be able to follow what's going on? Does Evol require extensive knowledge of the previous show in order to understand the nuances of the characters and story? In short, no. However, prior knowledge definitely wouldn't hurt.

Hit the jump to find out more!

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12:00 PM on 12.09.2013

Nobunaga the Fool is looking like a good time

I was getting worried about what anime I would be watching this Winter season. For some reason nothing was really lining up with my tastes, until my buddy Jeff Chuang mentioned that Macross's Shoji Kawamori was behind the up...

Hiroko Yamamura