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10:00 AM on 07.25.2014

Check out Kamen Rider Drive's gadgets and four-wheeled vehicle

Man. What's with all of these heroes getting cars all of the sudden? First it was Ghost Rider, and now 2015's new Rider, Kamen Rider Drive, is following this trend. Are motorcycles going out of style? Whatever the case may be...

Salvador GRodiles

3:00 PM on 07.05.2014

First Impressions: Sailor Moon Crystal

I never thought I'd be on the verge of tears after watching Usagi Tsukino's very first transformation into the pretty soldier of love and justice for the umpteenth time, but here I sit wiping tears away and swallowing back th...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 AM on 06.15.2014

Holy Snap! Kamen Rider Gaim's setting resembles Gotham City

Have you ever watched a show where you came across an unexpected observation that blew your mind? Well, Kamen Rider Gaim 33rd episode featured a surprising discovery no one saw coming. Long story short, a map of Zawame C...

Salvador GRodiles

10:00 AM on 04.19.2014

Dragon Ball Kai's Buu saga will last almost a year and a half

Dragon Ball Kai has quite a noble goal in trying to cut out all of the added fluff from the original Dragon Ball Z series. Even though I'd seen the original series in its entirety, as well as plenty of times via Toonami as a ...

Chris Walden

4:00 PM on 03.18.2014

T.M. Revolution to perform themes for Disk Wars: The Avengers

Those of who you who've been eagerly awaiting Marvel's latest foray into the world of animation with Toei's Disk Wars: The Avengers may be pleased to learn that Takanori Nishikawa, more commonly known by his stage name T.M. R...

Tim Sheehy

3:00 PM on 01.28.2014

Crunchyroll to stream Robot Girls Z

I've never been one for giant robot/mecha anime. There are some notable exceptions to that but generally if a series has giant robots in it I tend to tune out and get bored very quickly. Finally though Japan has created a sup...

LB Bryant

Final Impressions: Kyousougiga photo
Final Impressions: Kyousougiga
by Karen Mead

I'm late, I'm late for a very important date.

With the winter anime season in full swing, this is my last opportunity to do a Final Impressions for something from the fall season. I think I put off writing up Kyousougiga for as long as possible, in the hopes that I would suddenly "get it," and I would have something more to share than incoherent ramblings about pretty colors and little girls with hammers. Honestly, after watching episode 10 one last time, I really do feel like I get it; I'm just not sure I can communicate it. I'll try, but if I fail utterly and what follows makes no sense, just know that it's a good show and you should probably watch it if you haven't already.

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New Sailor Moon anime finally confirmed for July release photo
New Sailor Moon anime finally confirmed for July release
by Ben Huber

After dragging us along in one of the grandest and most drawn-out teases in recent memory, our long journey has come to an end: the new Sailor Moon anime will air in July later this year. For ages now, we've been told that a re-adaption of the manga in animated form would come, first in 2012 (saying it would arrive the next year), and then delayed multiple times. Now they're saying July. Let's hope they finally mean it.

Actually, I'm pretty positive the waiting is over, because this time we've got a staff list! It will be directed by Munehisa Sakai, of One Piece and Suite Precure fame, and Yuji Kobayashi will be in the series script supervisor position. As is probably obvious, Toei Animation will be the studio behind it. Oh, and if you're wondering about the opening? It'll be done by Momoiro Clover Z.

So there you have it. A brand new anime adaption of the Sailor Moon manga, starting from scratch! And, as previously announced, it'll stream worldwide. Can you last until July?

[via official Sailor Moon site]

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1:00 PM on 12.21.2013

Dinosaurs run wild in Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters' trailer

I may be stating the obvious here, but it's not everyday that we get to see three dinosaur-themed Sentai teams in one film. In fact, you could say that Kyoryuger vs Go-Busters completes the Tri-force of Dinosaurs, since we h...

Salvador GRodiles

1:00 PM on 12.06.2013

Choo Choo! Tokkyuger's costumes and robot have arrived

It's time to enter the railways again, because the images of Ressha Sentai Tokkyuger's heroes, giant robot, and toys are here! Based on my experience with the Sentai franchise, the Tokkyugers have one of the si...

Salvador GRodiles

5:30 PM on 11.30.2013

Say Bye Bye: Toei Japan Channel to shut down in December

Well, people; it looks like Toei's special channel that intended bring classic toku shows to the US is going to disappear on December 31st. Silly enough, the main reason behind the channel's disappearance is due to Globecast'...

Salvador GRodiles

Review: One Piece Movie 10: Strong World photo
Review: One Piece Movie 10: Strong World
by Pedro Cortes

Most long-running shonen franchises have theatrical releases to supplement their ongoing stories. Dragon Ball has 18 flicks between the original and Dragon Ball Z, Naruto has nine movies, Bleach has four and so on. Being one of the most popular series of all time, One Piece itself has 12 entries.

See, but here’s the problem: Most of the time, they're terrible, throwaway bits of fluff. Their stories are rarely written by the original creators, so they’ll sometimes have contradictions with the original work. At the very least, these movies will have better animation, as it’s easier to dump a bunch of money toward a two-hour movie as opposed to a multi-hundred episode show. One Piece is no different, as the quality between movies has varied drastically. Some are pretty good (Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle), some are pretty bad (Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals) and some are awful rehashes of much better arcs from the show (Adventures of Alabasta and Episode of Chopper Plus). The thing is, all of these movies were left to the whims of whoever was writing and directing.

That changed with the tenth movie, Strong World. Originally released in December 2009, it was the first film in the franchise to be overseen by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece’s creator. He also provided a ton of designs, so if any movie was going to be consistent with the original universe, this was going to be the one. Now, four years later, FUNimation has finally brought it over for us to watch. Does Oda’s involvement make this a better flick than its predecessors? Hit the jump to find out!

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