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Releases of the Week: Magi shows us a whole new world

It looks like we hit a slow week today as the batch is smaller than usual. Sure, we have 23 things coming out, but the other times provided us with a large amount of Japanese entertainment. If you missed out on its earlier run, FUNimation g...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Garo continues to cut evil in half

A week has passed and we're hit with another glorious tokusatsu release. This time, the second season of the late-night series, Garo, arrives to free us from the darkness. At this point, I hope that Kraken Releasing's releases of the franch...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Timeranger ushers in a new era

So I leave this segment for a week and a miracle happens when I return. It turns out that Mirai Sentai Timeranger arrived in our time period from the year 3000. Looking back, it's amazing that Shout! Factory managed to get this far with its...

 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: You can't stop Garo's Divine Flame

It's hasn't been a month since the last live-action Garo release came out, and things are looking good for the Golden Knight. This time, we're seeing Garo the Movie: Divine Flame hitting home video in North America. The anime film is a sequ...

 
 
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The new Ultraman's YouTube stream now has English subtitles

One surprise that caught me off guard is the current Ultraman show, Ultraman R/B, not appearing on Crunchyroll. The reason why this is strange is that the service simulcasted 2015's Ultraman X, 2016's Ultraman Orb, and 2017's Ultraman Geed....

 
 
 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: Garo gives mankind hope

I don't know about you, but the final week of June hit us with a ton of new things from glorious Nippon. One of the releases I'd like to focus on is the North American debut of Garo Special: Beast of the Demon Night, which is a direct conti...

 
 
 
 
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J-Novel's latest acquisition focuses on managing dungeons

It looks like J-Novel brought us a story that sheds light on the ways of keeping a dungeon in check. With the lead known as a Keima being a slacker, Lazy Dungeon Master may throw some challenges to help him be more productive. Other th...

 
 
 
 
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Releases of the Week: Harlock is an amazing role model

Is it me, or is summer turning into the season of classics releases? I think the answer might be "yes" since we have one of Leiji Matsumoto's (Space Battleship Yamato's Creator, Interstella 5555's Character Design) best characters appearing...

 
 
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Go Nagai is attending Anime Expo '18

As I rejoice over 2018 marking the return of three classic Go Nagai titles, the people at Anime Expo made me excited as they grant him the Guest of Honor status. If anything, this is the perfect follow-up to the new Devilman, Mazi...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Kanna steals the spotlight

Oh, boy. It seems like we hit another occasion where the anime titles are slowing down as the manga stuff dominates North America. At least there's a decent amount in the wild. Most importantly, this marks the second release of the Dragon M...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Don't underestimate Kenshiro's power

This week is shaping up to be a great time for Fist of the North Star fans, as Discotek releases the movie on Blu-ray. Silly enough, this news reminds me that I still need to check out the anime and/or manga. Since I heard nothing but amazi...

 
 
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This magic weapon lets you become a real Gun Mage

The idea of characters emitting magical circles when they cast spells or use special weapons is something that fascinates me. Unfortunately, there isn't anything that can create these effects in real life. Fortunately, props maker Fris...

 
 
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Releases of the Week: Devilman saves the day

A couple years back, former Japanator Editor-in-Chief and Website Founder Brad Rice did a segment called Releases of the Week, which covered the latest offering of anime, manga, and Japanese live-action titles that hit North America. After ...

 
 
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Space Battleship Yamato 2199's sequel lands on Crunchyroll

Whenever anything related to Space Battleship Yamato surfaces, I think back to the days when I caught its Americanized version, Star Blazers, on Toonami's defunct streaming site called Toonami Reactor. Since it has a special place in my hea...

 
 
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Let's go nuts for Shirobako's new movie

Shirobako is one of those shows that got me invested with the characters and story through its run. This had to do with the way how the team portrayed the cast's struggles in creating an anime production. Thanks to it succeeding in making t...

 
 
 
 
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Garage Hero hits us with another fun April Fools' joke

For this year's April Fools' Day, Bueno of the independent tokusatsu group, Garage Hero, teamed up with a few people to come up with a fun idea. Joining forces with tokusatsu blog Websites like Orends: Range and JEFusion, they came up with ...

 
 
 
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FLCL's sequel brings out The Pillows goodness on June 2

Whenever a title finishes its run, there's a good chance that its story is complete. As FLCL's new seasons hit us with a cool trailer, I'm still siding with those who think that they aren't necessary. Aside from the original show havin...

 
 
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Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 is now a thing

So a recap special of the anime, Mob Psycho 100, was shown at an event in Japan and it set the stage for the show's second season to be announced. In other words, another adaptation of ONE's (One Punch Man and Mob Psycho 100's Creator) work...

 
 
 
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Get drunk with Coca-Cola Japan's upcoming alcoholic drinks

I may not be big on Coke, but I enjoy mixing it with rum and a bit of lemon. While we're on the topic of mixing booze with soda, Coca-Cola's Japan branch is planning to release an alcoholic beverage in the region. Interestingly, it's t...

 
 
 
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Type-MOON's Garden of Sinners films are now on Crunchyroll

As Fate/Grand Order continues to run its Garden of Sinners event, the original movie series has appeared on Crunchyroll in the Americas. All in all, Aniplex made a good move in having the films on there since people who just learned ab...

 
 
 


About Salvador G Rodilesone of us since 10:40 PM on 07.28.2011

Salvador's an average bystander who took his first steps towards a life-changing goal. During his journey, he's devising a way to balance his time with anime, manga, video games, and tokusatsu into one manageable platter. While his plan sounds like an impossible task, Salvador hopes to turn his goal into a reality.

When he's in the mood for a challenge, Sal loves to overcome the spiciest meals in the world. By consuming the hottest meals on the planet, Sal hopes to obtain the powers to resist the hottest temperatures and drink lava as a refreshment. Hopefully, he won't burn up in the process.

From time to time, you can find him on Twitter as The Crimson Blade, a nickname that was handed down to him by his close friends.

Disclosures:

Sal is friends with 2D Animator BlueBandanaJake, Stuntman Vaughndio Forbes (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stuntman for Captain Holt) and Freelance Lab Zero Games Clean-up Animator Dustin "Can of Toast" Cantos since he met them during his pretend college days (a.k.a. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale).

Sal backed Kick Heart, Masaaki Yuasa's wrestling anime, on Kickstarter.

Sal hangs outs in the Sanctuary Crew Discord room, which Seizui, the creator of Reize and Star Chaser Story, moderates.
 
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