Week Ender - BONES Edition

Oct 10 // Red Veron
[embed]34353:5091:0[/embed] "Himitsu Kichi" Anime: Eureka Seven The kind of ending with a nice song that gives you that warm fuzzy feeling with visuals to match. Not much is going on in the ending but showing off the characters just looking off into the sunset is just perfect.   [embed]34353:5092:0[/embed] "Tsuka Akari" Anime: Darker Than Black A gentle song that is badly needed for such a serious show. The kind of song that gives you a break from the show while still maintaining the look of the show.   [embed]34353:5093:0[/embed] "Heart Realize" Anime: Noragami There are two kinds of ending songs: Those that wind you down and those that wind you up. This one belongs to the latter while still being cute and showing off the cute and gentle side of the show's heroine.   [embed]34353:5094:0[/embed] "Motherland" Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist A beautiful song and IT HAS A DOGGY ON A TYPEWRITER. Also lots of Winry for you to thirst over.   Is there an ending from a BONES anime that you like that isn't on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Who ya calling a shrimp?
BONES is just one of those studios that have a wide variety of work: from fantasy to dark drama to giant robots on hoverboards, the studio has an even more diverse work than those aforementioned things. Along with that divers...

OP Up! BONES Edition

Oct 08 // Red Veron
[embed]34352:5087:0[/embed] "Rewrite" Anime: Fullmetal Alchemist One of my favorite openings of all time, this awesome action-packed opening has great fluid animation with a rockin' song by on of my favorite band Asian Kung-fu Generation.    [embed]34352:5088:0[/embed] "Gravity" Anime: Star Driver A crazy anime that people keep recommending me to watch, this visually pleasing opening doesn't even begin to scratch the ridiculousness of the show.   [embed]34352:5089:0[/embed] "Papermoon" Anime: Soul Eater Another great opening by BONES, this second opening is a bit more action-packed and still really stylish that embodies the show's cool look.   [embed]34352:5090:0[/embed] "Days" Anime: Eureka Seven The studio's original show that made the studio even more popular with it's recognizable giant robot on a giant hoverboard.     Is your favorite BONES anime opening not on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. I wanna know!
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Giant Hoverboards
If you took a look at all the shows that the anime studio BONES' body of work, you're gonna notice that they make stuff that looks a bit 'different' compared to the rest. By that, I mean they look stylish to varying degrees o...

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Indivisible Indie GoGo Campaign Launched

From the makers of Skullgirls
Oct 05
// Anthony Redgrave
Before people start rolling their eyes at another post about a crowd-funded game needing backers, listen to me. These guys know what they're doing and they've gone through development hell with their last game and came out o...
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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: Sal attempts to unravel La-Mulana's mysteries

Watchout for eyeballs
Oct 03
// Salvador GRodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Now that I beat Ys Origin as Hugo, it's time for me to travel into another title. Continuing from last week's segment, I'll be figuring out how to navigate through La-M...

Week Ender - Macross Edition

Oct 03 // Red Veron
[embed]34334:5080:0[/embed] "Deja Vu (Soba ni ite)" Anime: Macross 2 OVA This one is from the black sheep of the Macross franchise that is not considered as part of the series when the studio behind the original, Studio Nue, didn't want to work on the franchise anymore. Big Studio West, the sponsor of the original Macross,wanted to continue the series and we got this OVA series. I would say this ending's song still makes it worthy to be in a show with the Macross name, I get the same vibe that I got from the original show with this song.   [embed]34334:5081:0[/embed] "My Friends" Anime: Macross 7 A solid ending with a song that leans more to pop than rock while still going with the J-Rock theme of the show. The ending also features the heroine Mylene, WHO IS 14 YEARS OLD SO STOP BEING  CREEPER.   [embed]34334:5082:0[/embed] "Northern Cross" Anime: Macross Frontier A really good pop song from an era where a lot of pop songs are so generic, this one stands strong and really captures the sound that the Macross Fronier heroine pop diva Sheryl Nome performs in the show. I also dig the minimal silhouette and art sketch visuals in this ending that's really done well.    [embed]34334:5083:0[/embed] "Runner (Duet Version)" Anime: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross Those who saw Macross in its original form will recognize this one, I only got to watch Macross much later when the internet enabled me to watch it in its unadulterated form. A really beautiful song that is just perfect to end each episode.   Was there a Macross ending that you like that wasn't on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! Tell me!!
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Minmay Attack!
Macross is one of those recognizable anime properties around the world, though it may be in due to Robotech, the US cartoon franchise that combined Macross with two other unrelated robot anime to be able to syndicated on...

OP Up! Macross Edition

Sep 30 // Red Veron
[embed]34325:5077:0[/embed] "Seventh Moon" Anime: Macross 7 A crazy 90's J-rock infused opening that let's you know of the crazy over-the-top show you're into where a guy controls a transforming jet robot with an electric guitar.   [embed]34325:5078:0[/embed] "Macross" Anime: SDF Macross The original that started it all, this opening combines a great song with a grounded feel with the plane launch sequence that transitions into full science fiction robots and aliens with space ships.   [embed]34325:5079:0[/embed] "Macross" Anime: Fever Macross Pachinko A nice remake of the original opening of the first Macross from the most surprising of places, a pachinko machine. A nice update to the opening but not as good as the visuals from Frontier.   [embed]34325:5076:0[/embed] "Lion" Anime: Macross Frontier My favorite opening from the series, this one has a high energy song with all the good pop star and space combat action rolled into one nice minute and a half package to get you ready for more.   Is there a Macross opening that you love that I didn't feature on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!!!
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So who's excited over the news of a new Macross show on the horizon with Macross Delta? I've always loved the series' mix of future science fiction transforming jet robots with pop music idols. I'm so looking forward to ...

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Kamen Rider Ghost

Raise your hoodies: Kamen Rider Ghost's new preview has entered the building

Just in time for Halloween
Sep 28
// Salvador GRodiles
As Kamen Rider Ghost gets ready to materialize in our world this Sunday, a new preview has arrived from the spirit world to give us a better look at our new spooky hero. So far, it's doing a fine job in giving us the main th...
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Humanity Wins: Muv-Luv's Kickstarter is off to an amazing start

This calls for a celebration
Sep 27
// Salvador GRodiles
After an amazing great start on Thursday, the Kickstarter for Muv-Luv and Muv-Luv Alternative has reached its goal to be localized in the West. In other words, the BETA might as well pack their bags and leave Earth...
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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: It's the Ys Origin Final Countdown

We're almost at the top!
Sep 26
// Salvador GRodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here. Since I finished Ys Origin, I started La-Mulana, which can be watched here.] Well, folks. It looks like I managed to reach the Tower of Darm's final set of floors in Ys ...
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WTF Friday

WTF Fridays - Japanese Man

How to be a Weeaboo
Sep 25
// Red Veron
Don't hate, James Bond did it too.
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Man at Arms: Reforged

Watch Man at Arms bring Saber's Excalibur to life

Servant not included
Sep 21
// Salvador GRodiles
Ever since Man at Arms switched to a new group, I started to miss the old team's style, since their weapons were more accurate than the current gang. Nonetheless, the main thing that both blacksmiths have in common is that t...
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Summer Lesson

Summer Lesson becomes a real thing

Along with the rest of PlayStation VR
Sep 20
// Josh Tolentino
I remember back at E3, when Katsuhiro Harada and the Tekken team updated their little VR experiment, Summer Lesson. I remarked that the little tech demo featuring players nodding their heads at young teens represented p...
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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: Sal endures Ys Origin's hot areas

Why is there a desert inside of a tower?
Sep 19
// Salvador GRodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here.] Right when I escaped from the Tower of Darm's scorching heat, things started to get hotter around here. At this rate, I'm impressed that a foundation that's made out of...

Week Ender - Universal Century Edition

Sep 19 // Red Veron
[embed]34282:5061:0[/embed] "Winners Forever" Anime: Gundam Victory Continuing with the 90's J-rock of its time, this ending song is quite good and catchy.   [embed]34282:5062:0[/embed] "Believe in the Starry Sky" Anime: Zeta Gundam The Gundam series loves using current pop music for its soundtrack and the song confirms that this one is very much form the 80's.   [embed]34282:5063:0[/embed] "10 Years After" Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam 8th MS Team A fun ending that stays true to the real "boots on the ground" angle of the show. The song compliments the ending well being about looking to the future with someone after everything currently going through the present.   .[embed]34282:5064:0[/embed] "Forever Amuro" Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam A pretty emotional ending while pretty solemn, it's captures the show's theme about being "real robot" show and leaning more on realism than fantasy like other robot shows of the time.   Is there an ending from the Universal Century that you like that isn't on here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna see!
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Real Robots
Many people remember opening songs from the Universal Century Gundam series fondly but not many remember the endings songs as much. I admit that I am one of those many since a lot of the UC series aired before I was born or I...

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WTF Fridays

WTF Fridays: You are [NOT] ready

Musical Impact
Sep 18
// Red Veron
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Street Fighter

Karin makes her triumphant return in Street Fighter V

Oh ho ho ho ho
Sep 17
// Anthony Redgrave
Capcom have a thing for blondes don't they? Charlie Nash, Cammy, Rainbow Mika, and now Karin Kanzuki. Even the big British brawler Birdie is sporting the golden locks of a Blonde. The Ken to Sakura's Ryu is back from he...
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Persona 5

Persona 5 3rd PV is crazy awesome!

Skull Pirate Persona!
Sep 17
// Anthony Redgrave
TGS 2015 rolls along like a hype driven Maglev train with new gaming reveals every day. Today ATLUS released another promotional video of Persona 5. Apart from showing off more gameplay and more cryptic clues behind the stor...
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Gundam VS Force

Praise G: Gundam Extreme VS Force heads to Asia in English

Cheers, Mobile Suit fans!
Sep 17
// Salvador GRodiles
Now here's something that you don't see every day: During TGS '15's SCEJA Conference Asia Session, the folks at Bandai Namco have announced that they're bringing Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Force, the upcoming title i...

OP Up! Universal Century Edition

Sep 16 // Red Veron
[embed]34276:5052:0[/embed] "Stand up to the Victory" Anime: Victory Gundam A really good song that reflects the time it was made in the early 90's with the very J-Rock song of its era. Nicely animated opening as well.   [embed]34276:5053:0[/embed] "Shine in the storm" Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team A different take on the series, focusing on the boots on the ground, this entry takes a good look at the war from the perspective of a military unit of the Earth Federation. Adds more 'real' to the 'Real Robot' genre that Gundam started.   [embed]34276:5054:0[/embed] "It's not Anime" Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ I have not seen much of this entry but I remember it fondly because of the song in the opening with the lyric saying that this "is not Anime".   [embed]34276:5055:0[/embed] "Fly! Gundam" Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam The opening of what started it all, this one has a very 70's song. Though it may look similar to all the other robot anime shows of that era, Gundam differentiated itself by not having super powered weapons that bordered the fantasy and that the robots themselves only felt like tools used as weapons along with the realities of war.   Is there a Universal Century opening that I didn't include here that you love? SHOW ME IN THE COMMENTS! I would love to see it!
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This is Gundam
The Mobile Suit Gundam has been around for generations and is a household name in many Japanese homes. It is no wonder, since there have been many entries in the series in TV, movies, and in print form. Collectively know...

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Attack On Titan

New Attack on Titan game trailer shows off Hack and Slash action

Hunt the prey, Be the hunter
Sep 16
// Red Veron
When I first saw the anime of Attack on Titan, I know I am not alone when I immediately thought that this anime needs to have a videogame to be able replicate that exhilarating movement and visceral combat. When news fr...

It's time to celebrate Kaixa Day!

Sep 13 // Salvador GRodiles
Happy Kaixa Day by killaf 913の日 by じゅ 仮面ライダーカイザ by ナンプラー カイザの亡霊 by レドル お誕生日by シバケン•ザ•スタンPド オルフェノク~は粉々さ~♪ by 葵野 EXCEED CHARGE!!!! by 茶っぱ ビッキー誕生日おめでとう! 響カイザ by ゆめはる by 初 カイザの日 by nene カイザ(草加 by 小林 913 Day by 大村@変身!!8/東5ア03a Kaixa fan art by Tofu Plus Beast カイザフォン by ふうじゅ 2015年913の日by  紋助 呪われた流星塾 by 紋助 カイザの日2015 by ダイ々 特撮ワンドロ by tsurugiRX 913の日!by 白玉 913の日 by 木宮 913 2015 by あのよろしぃ 2015年913の日by 番茄帝 カイザの日2015 by 白鷲 仮面ライダー913倶楽部 by trope Kaixa and Faiz fan art by emcee 呪われた流星塾
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Standing By
Ladies and Gentlemen. The numbers have aligned for us to open our eyes for the festivity known as Kaixa Day. As always, Kohei Murakami, the guy who plays as Masato Kusaka/Kamen Rider Kaixa from Kamen Rider 555, has updated h...

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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: Sal blasts Ys Origin's baddies to smithereens

Don't mess with magical familiars
Sep 13
// Salvador GRodiles
[Update: The stream has ended, but you can watch its three parts here, here, and here. It turned out that Fairy Bloom Freesia wasn't a long title, which resulted in me finishing the game sooner than expected. Because of this ...

Week Ender - Cyberpunk Edition

Sep 12 // Red Veron
[embed]34264:5043:0[/embed] "Distant Scream" Anime: Serial Experiments Lain A show that has complex themes about humanity and technology sure has a nice and chill ending. Not quite light, but it offers a bit of a nice breather after each episode. It also implies a lot of things but I don't want to spoil anything. Also, there is this totally creepy french-made website about this show out there that totally freaks me out with its weirdness.   [embed]34264:5045:0[/embed] "In Time" Anime: A.D. Police This ending features a very 90's J-Rock song that goes pretty great the sexy (yet tasteful) women in sleepwear. No surprising that this show has some fanservice being a prequel spinoff to the very fanservice-y Bubblegum Crisis series. I could totally listen to this ending's song for ages being that it gives me all the warm fuzzies from being a 90's J-rock song.   [embed]34264:5046:0[/embed] "All Alone With You" Anime: PSYCHO-PASS A pretty nice ending, offering simple visuals with a nice (literally visual) twist. Great song by EGOIST to accompany the focus on Akane, the main character. Good balance with the light and dark in this ending for the show.   [embed]34264:5047:0[/embed] "Lithium Flower" Anime: Ghost in the Shell: STAND ALONE COMPLEX I am rather fond of this ending, I was exposed to it constantly on Adult Swim when I was getting back into anime around 10 years ago. A great song to contrast the opening electronic song in Russian. That static stills in the ending also offer a bit of a bit of a different glimpse into the show's characters in other settings.     Is there an ending from a cyberpunk anime that I didn't include here? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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Light in a Dark Dystopia
The science fiction subgenre of Cyberpunk can be dark and depressing but it doesn't mean that it is always in that depressing state. Humans simply cannot live in that manner constantly and there will breaks, and it also not e...

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Ryo Katsuji knows best how to recruit a Destiny fireteam

With top-tier cosplay
Sep 11
// Josh Tolentino
It's not entirely baseless to say that Japan's gamers haven't been quite as taken with the shooter genre as their comrades in America and Europe, but Glorious Nippon does house a small but dedicated fanbase for the genre. An...
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Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider Battride War Genesis' first trailer misses its Climax

Catch the waves!
Sep 10
// Salvador GRodiles
Wow. That was fast. I didn't expect for Bandai Namco to upload Kamen Rider Battride War Genesis' first trailer so soon. Then again, the Tokyo Game Show '15 is almost here so it would make sense for them to start building peo...

OP Up! Cyberpunk Edition

Sep 09 // Red Veron
[embed]34253:5037:0[/embed] "Guardian Angel" Anime: Texhnolyze So, does anyone know anything going on with this show? Besides the summary on wikipedia, everyone I've asked about this show has said "nobody ever knows".     [embed]34253:5036:0[/embed] "Abnormalize" Anime: PSYCHO-PASS A newer show that explores a high tech dystopia that deals with the psychological state of people. Quite terrifying.     [embed]34253:5038:0[/embed] "Y'know" Anime: Bubblegum Crisis 2040  A remake of a classic from the late 80's this one was one of the first to explore the robots gone rogue.     [embed]34253:5039:0[/embed] "Rise" Anime: Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG I love this opening. It's in mostly Russian and uses a bit of english. Quite a unique song with great visual style that has been copied a lot to this day.     Is there a Cyberpunk anime opening that I missed on here? SHOW ME IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I want to know! 
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High tech, Low Life
Cyberpunk is a great science fiction subgenre that many manga and anime have explored in the past. Summed up as "High Tech, Low Life", the genre mixes tech far more advanced than our own in a broken down world. Often having d...

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Japanator Live

Japanator Live: Sal beats up Fairy Bloom Freesia's evil slimes

It's Clobbering Time!
Sep 05
// Salvador GRodiles
[Update: The stream is over, but you can watch it here. Since I finished the game sooner than expected, you can check out the beginning of my Ys Origin stream here.] So I manage to unexpectedly beat Ys II last week, and my ma...

Week Ender - Big Sword Edition

Sep 05 // Red Veron
[embed]33794:4704:0[/embed] "Mask" By Aqua TimezAnime: BLEACH  This show has plenty of swords of all sizes, and it just so happens that the main characters has a big one as well. Pretty unique looking weapon that looks like an gigantic kitchen knife without the handle. [embed]34242:5032:0[/embed] "Waiting so Long"Anime: Berserk  A weird but pretty rad song that has its charm with the engrish singing and lyrics. It's got that 90's grunge rock going on that suits the dark mood of the show.   [embed]34242:5031:0[/embed] "Fukai Mori"Anime: Inuyasha  I never really got to watch much of this show but I do remember the big sword of the main character. I am also fond of this song because I always caught it at the end of Adult Swim and it sounded really good.   [embed]34242:5030:0[/embed] "Ruined Land"Anime: God Eater This season's newest show based on a game that has been long overdue for an anime adaptation for a long time now has some huge swords. These swords aren't just swords but are also big guns that also turn into large monster mouths that take a bite out of the enemy.   Did I miss any anime that features big swords? SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW! I wanna know!
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It's how you use it
Oversized weaponry is a common sight in action anime and manga, it's always fun to see large and unwieldly swords or guns be used in a manner that would be impossible in real life. Who doesn't want to feel all strong and powe...

OP Up! Big Sword Edition

Sep 03 // Red Veron
[embed]34230:5025:0[/embed] "FEED A"Anime: God Eater TV I am really happy that an anime adaptation of this game finally hit airwaves. The game has been out forever and I always loved the visual style and the designs of the game. While this opening isn't as stylish as the video game openings, this one is still catchy. I don't know, it might grow on me. I'm just super excited that I'll be able to see cosplay from this show now. [embed]34230:5026:0[/embed] "BLUE BLAZE"Anime: BlazBlue Alter Memory I love the visual style of the games this anime is based on and the characters are just really good. Well, the main character of the show has a big sword as a weapon and is voiced by Tomokazu Sugita, who is my favorite voice actor. But yeah, those are the only two reasons I put this on here. [embed]34230:5027:0[/embed] "Black Rock Shooter"Anime: Black Rock Shooter TV An anime based on a popular fan art based on a vocaloid computer program mascot that is featured on a song based on the aforementioned fan art that is used as the song in the opening. Did you understand that sentence? Yeah, it's confusing but all you need to know is that the character has a big sword gun and a long katana. [embed]34230:5028:0[/embed] "TELL ME WHY"Anime: BerserkOf course a selection of anime about characters with huge swords is not complete without Berserk. Just go read the manga. It's hella dark.Did I not feature an opening from your favorite anime with HUGE SWORDS?! SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND TELL ME ABOUT IT. 
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Totally not compensating
Yeah, I know what they say about characters with big swords and how people make that joke ALL THE TIME, and how it's totally not tired at all. Totally. But think about how exciting big weapons look on the page of a manga or a...

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Metal Gear Solid V

Watch Hideo Kojima say goodbye to Metal Gear

Kept you waiting, huh?
Sep 02
// Josh Tolentino
Whatever you might think of the series that defined his career, there's no doubting that Hideo Kojima is one of the most prominent figures in gaming history, and arguably the closest a major game developer has come to matchi...

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