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Code Geass: Akito

There is, in fact, a 3rd episode of Code Geass: Akito the Exiled

He really was exiled
Mar 29
Wow, and here I thought Code Geass had just about departed from living memory, when Bandai releases a trailer to remind us that no, we're not done yet. Or rather, that we'll finally be done soon, since the trailer revea... read
Saint Seiya

Saint Seiya returns next month

All that glitters is gold
Mar 17
Get your polish ready! Toei's Saint Seiya is set to return to the airwaves next month, and you're going to want your armor looking spiffy. The show will be available via a stream on Bandai's channel globally, so many fans of... read
Gundam 00

Asians and Swiss get a merry Gundam Christmas

And just them, pretty much
Dec 24
While not everyone celebrates the Christmas season, the occasion has become widespread enough that most companies usually trot something out to commemorate the holiday. The fine folks running the website have done... read
Mama-Beargguy and Cubbguy
Survival guides teach us that a good way to deal with a bear is to make ourselves look larger, make a bunch of noise, and generally give the impression that you're no easy prey.  But what about Beargguys? More importantly, what about Mama Beargguys?! read feature

Sick (Build) Burn
Y'know, I like Build Fighters Try and all, but in retrospect, it's kind of nuts that it took this long for someone to put the "Burning" in "Build Burning Gundam".  But hey, it finally did happen, and it was awesome. read feature

Of Snap-Builds and Snapped Shields
When last we checked in with Gundam Build Fighters Try, "teamwork" was the name of the game, as Fumina debuted her support-specialized Winning Gundam, acting as a true leader should, to bridge the gaps between her two superst... read feature

Gundam Unicorn

This ad for a Unicorn Gundam model goes full Psycho (Frame)

Due this December!
Nov 19
I've never been that much into model-making, Gundam or otherwise, so I've never had much of a reason to pay attention to commercials for the things. Then again, if they're all as cool as Bandai's new ad for an upcoming ... read
Space Dandy

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

Going where no Dandy has gone before
Jun 05
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 ... read
Toonami's January 4th premiere date reaffirmed
In an effort to hype us all to death -- and no, we certainly don't mind -- Bandai Visual has reaffirmed Space Dandy's January 4th premiere for Adult Swim's Toonami block. They've also passed along a short list of English voic... read feature

Eureka Seven re-licensed

Funimation licenses Eureka Seven TV series

Rescues the show from the defunct Bandai Visual USA
Nov 25
We really shouldn't be surprised. Today, Funimation announced they've licensed Eureka Seven. It's not unheard of for a show to be rescued long after a publisher folds. Following the dissolution of Bandai Visual USA, Funi... read

First teaser for the final episode of Gundam Unicorn

It's so glorious
Nov 20
The seventh and final installment of Mobile Suit Gundam UC is almost upon us, and while that news should bring a huge smile to our face, it's sad knowing that the series is headed for it's epic conclusion. To tease us and pu... read
If you ask most people who grew up in the late 80s/early 90s what anime was, they’d probably say Akira. This film impacted not only the geeks and nerds, but had the sort of cross-over appeal that most shows don’t ... read feature

Char's Zaku Cake

Christmas cakes are boring, buy a Zaku cake instead

That red hot zaku has never looked sweeter
Oct 16
If you're living in Japan and thinking ahead for December, consider treating your honey to the Zaku that is rumored to be three times tastier than the average Christmas cake. I mean, what could go wrong when you've got chocol... read
Cheerfully rescuing the franchise from the rubble
To say that Gundam AGE was a disaster is an understatement. While the show started off well and had good intentions, it fell victim to holier-than-thou protagonists spitting out anti-war propaganda messages that made little t... read feature


Get your hot-stuff Free! plushes ready to swim all swimming men should be
Oct 12
Hey, Free!'s a thing, right? Kyoto Animation may be on to Beyond the Boundary now, but the legacy of their landmark swimming anime will live on, if Bandai has anything to say about it. All the ladies and lads that want to snu... read
Otaku Goods

Dragon Ball Z hair wax is like Gatsby for Saiyans

But probably won't land you any dates
Sep 23
I'm sure there are some of you out there who dream of styling your hair like a super Saiyan, but have yet to find a suitable way of spiking your hair into a giant golden cone without having to rely on buckets of hairspray or ... read
GITS Arise preview

The first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell Arise rise up

Or should I say 'arise'?
Jun 14
Hankering for another dose of Ghost in the Shell and schlocky Microsoft Surface promos aren't enough to do the job? Bandai and Production IG have just the thing for you! How about eight full minutes of Ghost in the Shell Ari... read
Grand pappy Gundam
Like a lot of folk who buy anime, I have a bad habit of purchasing shows and not watching them. At this moment, I can turn around, look at my shelf and find at least two dozen shows that I haven't completed. Hell, some of th... read feature

Saint Seiya figure

Behold, a figure that costs 60 million Yen

Golden indeed!
May 15
Yes, friends, you read that headline correctly. Sixty million Yen. As of this writing, that's a shade under $586,000. What a way to celebrate Saint Seiya, right? In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of Saint Seiya's Sain... read
Gundam UC commercial

The TV commercial for Gundam UC 6 has appeared

I love Aimer!
Feb 25
Gundam Unicorn 6: Two Worlds, Two Tomorrows is creeping up on us, with it's digital release less than a week away. We get a peak at the new television commercial, which features some nice shots of Full Frontal and Sinanju, b... read

Ghost in the Shell: Arise project launch to be streamed

Feb 04
The Ghost in the Shell franchise holds a very special place in my heart. When I was just a little kid, my uncle purchased a copy of the film on CD. While I didn't understand any of the story content at the time, I was blown a... read

Things are getting deep in Gundam Unicorn 6

Getting Charry
Feb 02
Today we're treated to the follow-up trailer for Gundam Unicorn Episode 6: Two Worlds, Two Tomorrows. We see a lot of the same footage, but get to hear some deep lecturing by Full Frontal. His hair-cut just looks so uncomfor... read

The latest Gundam Unicorn trailer has been sighted

More Destroy Mode please!
Jan 14
It feels like I've been waiting for forever, but the new trailer for Gundam Unicorn 6: Two Worlds, Two Tomorrows is finally upon us. Banagher is geared up for battle, and it doesn't look like Full Frontal is just going to be... read

NYCC '12: The toy roundup

Some highlights from sister site Tomopop
Oct 18
Now that NYCC is pretty much covered, I'll be dropping in with some anime-related toy stuff that we wrote about at Tomopop! Check out these links: Gallery: Vash the Stampede Kotobukiya booth overview Namco Bandai and ShiftyL... read
Lots of yummy artwork
I've been holding onto this unboxing video for this week, just like unwrapping a birthday present for Macross's anniversary. So I dug into the special edition Blu-Ray set, which includes goodies like the remastered Macross: ... read feature

Get 'em before they're gone!
With Bandai announcing the final date that it will be accepting renewal orders, a ton of shows will be going out of print. Granted, there's a chance that some of the properties that Bandai had will be rescued, but i... read feature

Bandai Entertainment's anime titles to go out of print

See you in space, cowboy.
Sep 02
It's been eight months since Bandai Entertainment decided to stop its localization of anime and manga titles. According to the news from Robert's Anime Corner Store, Bandai Entertainment is going to close down its distributio... read

Kyousogiga returns with a short online series

Aug 26
The original Kyousogiga ONA landed in December of last year, offering an intriguing, insane and colourful look at not-Kyoto. On its own, it didn't really reveal a whole lot about what the series is about or where it was going... read

Gilgamesh has a cool Fate/Zero chess set, and you can too

Jun 25
Of course, I'm reasonably sure the King of Heroes doesn't call his Fate/Zero-themed set a "Fate/Zero-themed chess set. He probably just calls it "My chess set". Just like he'd call everything else "mine", as per his "I own ev... read

Gundam UC gets extended, going to 7 volumes

May 13
It's time to rejoice, Gundam-lovers, particularly those into the Universal Century, because your beloved UC is about to get a little bit of EX. That's short for "extra" in Japanese acronym parlance. Bandai has announced that ... read

Bandai announces Jin-Roh, Sword of the Stranger for Hulu

Apr 23
While Bandai may be done and over with releasing new titles, their role of license distribution continues on. Bandai just announced that two of their titles, Jin-Roh and Sword of the Stranger, will be available on Hulu a... read

This Code Geass pachislot ad is 13 minutes long

Mar 14
In Japan, pachinko is serious business. So is pachislot, a slot machine with pachinko balls. According to Wikipedia, the Japanese government estimates that this industry makes around ¥29 trillion ($378 billion) a year. Th... read

[Ten Years After is a new monthly feature where I'll be taking a look at shows that turn ten years old in 2012.] 2012 is a momentous year for me. This marks the tenth anniversary since I got into the amazingly bizarre world o... read feature

[Update: Further titles are now confirmed as cancelled. The lists have been updated to reflect this.] Here is the first bad news of 2012, and it's a doozy. Bandai Entertainment have announced that they will stop releasing new... read feature

Japanator Recommends: Tekken: Blood Vengeance

Dec 22
Are you confused that this article is about a video game movie and has been listed as a "recommends?" It's ok, I'm confused, too. Tekken: Blood Vengeance follows Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Boskonovich as they work to uncover the s... read

New Mobile Suit Gundam UC trailer

Oct 02
Excuse me as I wipe the drool of the floor. The details in this episode are off the chart! Pure mecha porn. Mobile Suit Gundam: Unicorn episode 4, At the Bottom of the Gravity Well, will premiere on the Playstation Network and XBOX live November 12th. If you want the Blu-ray disc you will have to wait a couple extra weeks, until December 2nd. read

Licensing GET: Bandai grabs Nichijou, Gosick, more Geass

Aug 02
In what is doubtless the most significant news of this year's Otakon for people who like Victorian-era lolis, non sequiturial anime, or Code Geass, Bandai has announced its licensing of three such things. Rejoice! First, they... read

Bandai Visual releasing a lot of Gundam Blu-rays in Japan

Jun 27
Even if they cost an arm and a leg, Bandai Visual has been doing a great job at getting some of its anime out on Blu-ray with excellent transfers, most notably each subsequent episode of Gundam Unicorn. It looks like the tren... read

Design a Dark Souls shield to cower behind

Jun 15
If Dark Souls is anything like Demon's Souls (spoiler: it's a lot like Demon's Souls), you'll probably spend a lot of time cringing behind a shield, a flimsy piece of metal the only thing between you and untold horrors waitin... read

The latest Dark Souls visuals will leave you cowering

May 19
I loved Demon's Souls. I absolutely adored every single painful, bloody moment. I must be a glutton for punishment, because I am so excited by these new screens and trailer for its spiritual successor Dark Souls. Th... read

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