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10:00 PM on 07.21.2014

Huzzah! Three Zyuranger actors are attending Power Morphicon '14

Alright, people; it's time to pull out your Morph... er, I mean Dino Bucklers, because Yuuta Mochizuki's (Geki/Tyranno Ranger from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) attending Power Morphicon 2014! Aside from the original T-Rex-th...

Salvador GRodiles


4:30 PM on 07.11.2014

Rejoice! Urobuchi to attend Japan Expo USA

Are you sad that you didn't get to meet Urobuchi at Anime Expo 2014? Well, now you're in luck, because Gen the Butcher's attending Japan Expo USA. Not only that, you'll also get the opportunity to get the guy's autograph whil...

Salvador GRodiles

9:30 PM on 07.10.2014

Rejoice! Persona 4 Ultimax will be region free in North and South America

Back when Persona 4 Arena was announced to be region locked, many players were saddened from the outcome, since it limited most folks from playing the game as soon as possible. With Persona 4 Arena Ultimax hitting North Amer...

Salvador GRodiles

11:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Rejoice! Viz reveals their plans for JoJo: Battle Tendency

When Viz announced that at Anime Expo 2014 they're releasing JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Part 2: Battle Tendency in North America, I couldn't help but to rejoice over this matter. While we're aware that Battle Tendency's ge...

Salvador GRodiles

7:00 PM on 07.03.2014

AX '14: Sekai Project to localize Grisaia no Kajitsu, planetarian

At Anime Expo Sekai Project announced that they are partnering with Visual Arts, the studio that publishes high profile Key titles, to release planetarian in English officially. There was a previous release of it with a ...

Jeff Chuang

3:00 PM on 07.03.2014

Ken Watanabe is headed to Broadway

Today, in news that has me grinning ear to ear, I found out that Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Memoirs of a Geisha, Godzilla [2014]) is going to play the King in a production of Rodgers and Hammerstien's The King and I on ...

Kristina Pino

5:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Check out a short version of the Cling Cling MV by Perfume

Following up on my previous post about Perfume's new single, here's a look at the "short version" of the Cling Cling music video! As expected, I love what I can hear and see of it in this clip. Those gals are such superstars...

Kristina Pino

2:33 AM on 07.02.2014

Watch and talk about the new Sailor Moon transformation sequence here

Alright, so if you haven't seen the thing already, check it out right above. The video has a nifty before and after thing going on followed by a side-by-side look at the transformation sequence we had before and the one we'r...

Kristina Pino

7:00 PM on 06.26.2014

Roaches beware: Viz reveals Terra Formars' release date

As we're getting ready to say "farewell" to the month of June, Viz Media plans to release Terra Formars' first volume on July 15th. On top of that, Terra Formars' later volumes are getting the bi-monthly release treatment, wh...

Salvador GRodiles



Let's run down Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea! photo
Let's run down Final Fantasy XIV: Defenders of Eorzea!
by Kristina Pino

A long and impressive trailer was just released for the upcoming 2.3 patch for Final Fantasy XIV titled Defenders of Eorzea, which will bring a whole new set of main scenario quests, dungeons, skills, activities, and more to the player experience. But did you catch exactly what is in store just by watching? For those who just want the highlights without all the yadda yadda, check out my list below (followed by additional info) and holla if you're excited to give it all a go:

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4:30 PM on 06.24.2014

Surprise: JoJo: Stardust Crusaders' English Dub to stream on Crunchyroll

I don't know if this announcement is a figment of my imagination or not, but Crunchyroll's planning to stream three episodes of Stardust Crusaders' English dub on July 5th. If you're going to Anime Expo 2014, there's going to...

Salvador GRodiles





2:00 PM on 06.23.2014

Check out a teaser for Perfume's upcoming single Cling Cling

We're a little late in catching this, but a couple weeks ago Perfume released a little teaser and some images to go with their upcoming single, Cling Cling. As usual, the girls look absolutely fabulous, and I'm probably going to love this release just like I love pretty much all of their songs. Cling Cling will be released July 16th in two editions.

Kristina Pino

8:00 PM on 06.18.2014

Internet Explorer collab lets your browser fly around the Gargantia fleet

It's a video game you can play on the browser; it shows off the open source graphics engine Turbulenz. It's called Sky Courier, and this browser game puts you in the seat of apowered glider from Gargantia, in which you have ...

Jeff Chuang

1:35 AM on 06.17.2014

BABYMETAL is coming to LA

When BABYMETAL announced its world tour this year, I was severely disappointed that the US was not listed in the schedule. But lo and behold, we just got breaking news tonight that BABYMETAL will be reigning its particular br...

Dae Lee

4:00 PM on 06.05.2014

A Look at the next season of SPACE D-A-N-D-Y

Our erratic alien hunter and his bemused crew are due for another season, and soon! More throwbacks, homages, and alternate universes are just waiting to be discovered.  Here we get a full-fledged trailer that puts all ...

Dae Lee

2:30 PM on 06.05.2014

Watch that new Sailor Moon Crystal trailer right here

It was eargasm for me when I heard the original Sailor Moon voice actress, Kotono Mitsuishi, reprise her signature line when she visited a US con a few years ago. Now you can enjoy the same mix of feelings between excitement...

Jeff Chuang

2:00 PM on 05.29.2014

One Piece crosses 310M volumes sold

BREAKING NEWS: One Piece is pretty damn popular. Well, that might not be so breaking. It's been at the top of the shonen game for years, and now we have some numbers to back that up. With the 74th (!) volume selling four mil...

Pedro Cortes

1:00 PM on 05.29.2014

Look at this preview of the Kill la Kill dub, you pigs in human clothing!

As Aniplex gears up for the Kill la Kill localized release, we're given a glimpse at the lead voices that will make up the English dub.  I was initially quite nervous about it but overall, I have to say that this short ...

Dae Lee

2:00 PM on 05.21.2014

Sword Art Online season 2 to premiere worldwide

To promote SAO season 2, Sword Art Online II, which is due out this summer, Aniplex of America is hosting a premiere screening of the first episode at Anime Expo on July 4th. It predates the screening on Japanese TV on July 5...

Jeff Chuang

5:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Anime North 2014 is this weekend!

With Memorial Day weekend upon us, we have three great cons in North America again this coming weekend. Anime North, the biggest anime con in Canada, is offering its usually diverse programming from J-rock acts to live action...

Jeff Chuang

11:04 AM on 05.14.2014

Fault Milestone One to be released overseas

The new localization outfit Sekai Project announced that they are bringing over a doujin game by the name of Fault Milestone One. Created by the circle Alice in Dissonance, the game is a visual novel about a homecoming princ...

Jeff Chuang



Jtor AM 30: A Farewell to Bickering photo
Jtor AM 30: A Farewell to Bickering
by Karen Mead

It's the last episode of Jtor AM -- at least in this incarnation -- so we spend half of it arguing about astronomy...as you do. Somewhere in between telling each other to Check our Planetude, we still find the time to discuss all our favorites like One Week Friends, Ping Pong, Black Bullet and Still the World is Beautiful. I try to discuss The Irregular at Magic High School, but there's only silence on the other end of the line as everyone else falls unconscious in self-defense. Hey, I tried.

Join us one more time for one final round of bickering, Ping Pong worship, and trying to figure out why we even like some of the shows we're watching (Spoiler: We don't figure it out.)

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2:00 PM on 05.08.2014

New Fate/Stay Night trailer features Taiga's lesson

Aniplex Japan has posted a new trailer for the remake of Fate/Stay night by animation studio ufotable. It's not really different from the first Fate/Stay night trailer shown from Anime Japan earlier this year, but it's worth...

Jeff Chuang

9:00 AM on 05.08.2014

Play Battle Princess Arcadias this June in NA and Europe

Some of you may have been following the NIS-developed Battle Princess Arcadia, a side scrolling action RPG for the PS3. We've been treated to a few screenshots and videos, but NISA just dropped the release date for the locali...

Dae Lee

2:00 AM on 05.07.2014

IDOLM@STER One for All to feature new character Leon

Ramping up to the launch of the next mainline IDOLM@STER game, One For All, Famitsu is reporting not only that a new idol will appear as a rival in the new PS3 game, but also some initial details. First off, she goes by the s...

Jeff Chuang

3:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Tekken meets IDOLM@STER: Tekken's Harada tells his Iori Minase obsession, dark history

The project lead for the Tekken franchise at Bandai-Namco, Katsuhiro Harada, is an ebullient guy, and he'll swat down nonsense on twitter like the best of them--in both Japanese and English no less. What's somewhat less known...

Jeff Chuang

1:00 PM on 05.05.2014

Morning Musume '14 is coming to NY in October '14

Idols, while a huge part of the music and marketing culture in Japan, is incredibly niche overseas, making it hard for even the biggest acts to justify coming stateside for concerts. Morning Musume, despite it's deep history ...

Dae Lee

1:00 PM on 05.03.2014

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro remaster trailer arrives

Lupin is heading back to Cagliostro after 35 years. A digitally remastered version of The Castle of Cagliostro, Hayao Miyazaki's first theatrical film, and beloved Lupin the Third movie, will begin showing in Japanese theate...

Ben Huber



Jtor AM 29: Mocking Objectivism With Friends photo
Jtor AM 29: Mocking Objectivism With Friends
by Karen Mead

This week, Tim continues his strange vendetta against Canadians, while the rest of the cast tries to make sense of the increasingly incomprehensible The Irregular At Magic High School. In other news, Hase from One Week Friends is missing an important fact, Haru from Riddle Story of Devil needs to get her act together, Nike from Still the World is Beautiful probably isn't dying anytime soon, and LB and I are so happy that anything happened in Kawai Complex that we don't even care that there's no plot.

In other words, a great and fun-loving podcast...unless you're Canadian, possibly.

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11:00 AM on 05.02.2014

Hilariously lame comedy gdgd Fairies gets a movie

When the 3DCG cartoon short series gdgd Fairies first aired a few years ago, I didn't pay it any attention. Over time it gained enough buzz that I tried it out when the second season aired, via Crunchyroll. The half-length ep...

Jeff Chuang