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Jul 16 // Pedro Cortes

Shonen Showdown: One Piece Episodes 647 - 653

As we’re in the thick of a pretty serious arc, the pace for One Piece has slowed to a crawl. Not only that, but there are so many different things going on that it’s taking forever for major plot points to deal wi...
Jun 26 // Pedro Cortes

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...
Jun 23 // Pedro Cortes

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 ...
Jun 17 // Pedro Cortes

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...
Jun 16 // Pedro Cortes

Got a rice cooker? Then you can make some tasty pancakes too!

The rice cooker is an appliance that you see pretty often in anime and dramas. Considering how important rice is in the general Japanese diet, that shouldn't be a surprise. What is surprising are the various other things you ...
Jun 03 // Pedro Cortes

Annotated Anime: One Piece 643-647

Phew, I've been gone for a while. That means that you guys haven't gotten your proper dose of One Piece in weeks. That's a bloody shame, and I'm here to fix you guys right up. Thing is, in terms of major plot developments, th...
May 29 // Pedro Cortes

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...
May 19 // Pedro Cortes

Otsuka to send soft drink into space next year

Well, you know it had to happen sooner or later. The Earth became impossibly full of advertisements, so they had to start using the moon. In all seriousness, Japanese soft drink maker Otsuka, producers of the oddly tasty Poc...
May 15 // Pedro Cortes

Ultra Street Fighter 4 gets release dates, alternate costume trailer

After months of devouring any news that escaped the clutches of Capcom, we finally know when we'll get our hands on Ultra Street Fighter 4. Come June 3, you'll be able to download the upgrade on Playstation Network, or June ...
May 15 // Pedro Cortes

Booya! Here's another Persona 3 movie trailer

It's almost time for the second Persona 3 movie, Midsummer Knight's Dream, to hit theaters. To hold you over until it hits theaters, and one day eventually makes it overseas, here's another trailer to hype you up. In it, we ...
May 15 // Pedro Cortes

Get yer gunpla ready, Gundam Build Fighters season two is a go!

After the surprise hit that was Gundam Build Fighters, we were left uncertain as to whether the popular show would be getting a second season. After all, everything in the story was wrapped up in a nice bow with only Sei's fu...
May 14 // Pedro Cortes

Eva, One Piece watches let you nerd out in style

Two separate companies are releasing watches based off two extremely popular franchises: Neon Genesis Evangelion and One Piece. On the robotic end of the spectrum, GaGa Milano's watch has a leather strap and EVA 01's black, p...
May 13 // Pedro Cortes

Gundam/Zaku kicks are definitely one way to show your passion

We've seen some pretty interesting examples of Mobile Suit Gundam-branded clothing in the past, but this one collaboration that piqued my interest on several different levels. Reebok is releasing two special versions of their...
May 12 // Pedro Cortes

Street Fighter 4 glitch leads to 276-hit combo

I love me a good combo video. There's nothing like seeing a guy rock a game system hard and eek out strings of nasty hits. This vid from Youtube user biffotasty uses a very particular glitch to be able to go beyond the norma...
May 09 // Pedro Cortes

Bandai shows next Figuarts ZERO Sailor Scout

Bandai's excellent Figuarts ZERO line expands by one more gal, with their announcement of Sailor Venus. Originally revealed at Winter Wonder Festival, the figure will be going up for pre-order some time this month, likely as ...
May 08 // Pedro Cortes

Soul Calibur: Unbreakable Soul drops on iOS today

In strange gaming news, the Soul Calibur card game, called Unbreakable Soul, is out today for free on iOS devices. The game has series stalwarts Cassandra and the Edge Master looking for pieces of the Soul Edge. Through the ...
May 08 // Pedro Cortes

Hyrule Warriors releases in Japan this summer

Back when we first found out about Hyrule Warriors, there was much excitement in the collective pantaloons of Japanator. I mean, combining The Legend of Zelda and Dynasty Warriors seems like a match made in gaming heaven. Unf...
May 06 // Pedro Cortes

Japan wants to farm the sun...IN SPACE

Through some of the worst disasters can come some of the best, most innovative ideas. After the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and subsequent meltdown at Fukushima, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA for short, has ...
May 06 // Pedro Cortes

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...
May 02 // Pedro Cortes

Here are the 20 most popular manga

Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on...
May 02 // Pedro Cortes

Big Persona announcement? Persona 4 Golden getting a show

After a fair amount of speculation earlier this week, the big news that Atlus was sitting on was none other than a new Persona 4 TV show, called Persona 4 the Golden ANIMATION, or P4GA for brevity's sake. Once again, we'll be...
Apr 30 // Pedro Cortes

Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! coming to PS3/Vita this Fall

Aksys Games announced that moé fighting game Arcana Heart 3: Love Max!!!!! will be hitting the Playstation 3 and Vita Fall 2014. This version of the series is a revision based off the original Arcana Heart 3, originall...
Apr 29 // Pedro Cortes

Sony unleashes JRPG sale on PSN for Golden Week

April 29 is the beginning of Golden Week, a series of holiday over the course of several days that's been converted into a sort of national spring break. In order to celebrate it this year, Sony is discounting a ton of Japane...
Apr 29 // Pedro Cortes

Big Persona announcement coming May 2

In a move that coincides with the marketing build up to the second Persona 3 movie, Midsummer Knight's Dream, there will be a live Persona-related stream on NicoNico come May 2, 11:30 p.m. JST. In the stream, there'll be a br...
Apr 25 // Pedro Cortes

Attack on Titan sells over 30 million volumes of manga

According to the Oricon sales charts, the Attack on Titan manga series surpassed 30 million copies sold this last week. This comes right after the release of the series' 13th volume, which itself sold over a million copies. T...
Apr 24 // Pedro Cortes

Mangaka design new elements for latest One Piece, Naruto games

New screens have popped up showing new designs from both One Piece Unlimited World Red and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution. The shots focus on some of the new elements that have been designed by the original...
Apr 23 // Pedro Cortes

Sony to release SDAT-styled Evangelion Walkman

Sony is releasing a special Neon Genesis Evangelion edition of their F-series Walkman that looks like Shinji's SDAT, along with another version that's branded with a NERV logo. Both versions come with the option to have eithe...
Apr 22 // Pedro Cortes

Here's another Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer to wet your whistle

This is your weekly reminder from Capcom that Ultra Street Fighter 4 is almost here. Another trailer dropped, this time highlighting all the new stuff that'll be appearing in this version. You've got the five added character...
Apr 21 // Pedro Cortes

Mt. Fuji-shaped ice goes best with whisky

I like to collect strange ice molds. I've got some shaped like Tetris pieces, Space Invaders, the symbol for Pi and many more. A new one that popped up in our inbox was this mold for Mt. Fuji. Designed for whisky aficionados,...
Apr 21 // Pedro Cortes

Japanese version of Harry Potter theme park opens in July

Come July 15, Harry Potter fans in Japan will be getting their own version of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Announced on April 18 in Osaka, the Japanese version of Universal Studios will be opening their Harry Potter l...
Apr 18 // Pedro Cortes

Daily Beast claims Hollywood has been "ripping off" anime

With this week's release of Transcendence, a movie where a scientist played by Johnny Depp escapes his death by digitizing himself, talk has started up again about concepts that first appeared in anime showing up in big Holly...
Apr 17 // Pedro Cortes

Nendoroids rarely get cuter than Wind Waker Link

Over at Tomopop, we're used to seeing all manner of toy from a variety of shows. It's rare to have a figure pique all of our interests, and one such figure is Good Smile Company's Nendoroid Wind Waker Link. Coming from a love...
Apr 16 // Pedro Cortes

Character updates for Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed

As we got closer to the release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've finally got a good idea of what changes will be going on with the returning characters. In a recent post Shoryuken, a comprehensive breakdown of the changes fro...
Apr 12 // Pedro Cortes

Burlesque show inspired by Cowboy Bebop premieres early May

I love me a good burlesque show. Artful stripping to themes that are close to my heart? Please, give me more! It's one of the reason why I loved both Cosplay Burlesque shows when they were featured at Otakon several years bac...
Apr 11 // Pedro Cortes

Japan ready to deal with potential North Korea attack

Oh, the woes of living close to North Korea. Anybody living close the antagonistic, aggressive dictatorship has to worry about their constant threats of attack. Even if most of these threats are mere political posturing, it's...
Apr 11 // Pedro Cortes

Final volume of Gundam Unicorn gets another trailer

It's been four long years, but we're finally at the end of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn. The OVA series, extended to seven episodes from the original solicitation of six, premieres its final episode in several Japanese theater...
Apr 09 // Pedro Cortes

Aniplex USA to release first Persona 3 movie

Aniplex USA recently announced that they're releasing Persona 3: #1 Spring of Birth Blu-ray in the US on May 20. It'll come in two flavors: a normal vanilla release and a neapolitan-esque special edition. The special edition ...
Apr 07 // Pedro Cortes

Animazement adds several seiyuu from original Mobile Suit Gundam

I was already going to Animazement. Their announcement of KOTOKO as the main musical guest was enough for me to plop down the cash for a weekend pass, plane tickets and a shared hotel. With their latest guest announcements, I...
Apr 03 // Pedro Cortes

Atlus/Index now officially separate companies

We've known for a couple of months that Atlus and Index were splitting up, and that day finally arrived. As of April 1, Sega has separated the companies, leaving game development in the capable hands of Atlus and giving Index...
Apr 03 // Pedro Cortes

Review: Space Adventure Cobra Part One

'80s anime had a fondness for cribbing from classic sci-fi. You can see the influences of authors like Issac Asimov and Philip K. Dick and movies like Terminator and Alien in multiple shows from the era. Hell, the influence o...

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