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Catch the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist film at Anime NYC

I don't know about you, but there's something great about a seeing a foreign film premiere at a new event before its release in its homeland. As Anime NYC gets ready for its debut in the Big Apple, the staff revealed that the live...

 
 
 
 
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Garage Hero's Strega campaign gets extended (Update)

[Update 1: Garage Hero weren't able to finalize the campaign extension since they found out about the option when it ended. The team is using the money they received to fund the movie and backers can look forward to getting their rewards.] ...

 
 
 
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Strega's new stretch goal enters the realm of mecha

The Indiegogo campaign for Gun Caliber's sequel, Strega, is almost coming to a close in three days and Garage Hero are unleashing another stretch goal. If they rake in $70,000, the film's hero will go up against a giant spider robot th...

 
 
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Mari Ijima returns to California's Macross convention

As we wait for Super Dimension Convention, the evolved form of MacrossWorld Con, to start next month, the event is having Mari Ijima (a.k.a. the voice of Lynn Minmay) attend as the guest of honor.  Of course, Ijima will hold a concert ...

 
 
 
 
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This T-shirt lets you hug your waifu in public

At one point in time, Japanator Writer Red Veron attempted the sacred ritual to make anime real. Of course, the whole thing didn't go as planned and we were forced to accept the truth. Luckily, someone decided to create a shirt that'll help...

 
 
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Learn about Japan's secret elevator codes

When I'm given a choice between using an elevator or walking up the stairs, I tend to go with the latter. Even though the former lets you relax while you reach the next floor, my movement skills tend to help me reach my destination faster. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Densha Otoko's Writer joins Kamen Rider Build's staff

Man. It's been a while since I heard about Densha Otoko/Train Man. My only knowledge about the series is its connection to a likely true story about an otaku hooking up with a girl he saved during a train ride. Thanks to a few people on Jap...

 
 
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San Antonio is getting a Power Rangers convention

For those who don't reside in the West Coast, it can be a challenge to attend Power Morphicon. Speaking of Power Rangers-related events, San Antonio is about to join the legion of areas with toku-themed conventions. The nice part about the ...

 
 
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At long last, Keijo is now an actual sport

You know an event is big when an anime and manga series inspires people to turn a fictional activity into a real thing. In this case, a group of Keijo!!!!!!!! fans from Portugal decide to turn the title's signature sport into an a...

 
 
 
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The next Kamen Rider gives off a nice W vibe

When a show decides to recycle a previous idea, it can either be a good or bad thing. In the worst case, it could lead to the team running out of ideas. In terms of reused concepts, Kamen Rider Build, the show that'll replace Ex-Aid, h...

 
 
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Check out Destructoid's feature on Garage Hero's productions

Ever since Gun Caliber, the independent tokusatsu group Garage Hero has been making their own pieces to provide people with more options in the realm of tokusatsu. Since the team has released a few things since then, I did a piece for Destr...

 
 
 
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Japan's Baskin-Robbins sandwiches aren't what you think

When the ice cream shop Baskin-Robbins and sandwiches come to mind, one will imagine that it has to do with actual ice cream. Lo and behold, that isn't the case with this latest dessert.  Unlike your average ice cream sandwich, Ya...

 
 
 
 
 
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Meet the real Meijin Kawaguchi at Anime Expo '17

Now here's a familiar name from an awesome Gundam anime. It turns out that Bluefin will have the Master of GunPla (Gundam and plastic fused together), Meijin Kawaguchi, appear at this year's Anime Expo. Of course, the person attending ...

 
 
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See you next year, Attack on Titan

As Attack on Titan Season 2 comes to an end, a bit of news about the series has surfaced. Instead of people having to wait a long time for the show to continue, we can expect the anime to return in 2018. In light of this news, FUNimation up...

 
 
 
 
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Otakon '17: Anisong World Matsuri summons Yousei Teikoku

We still have a long way to go before Otakon '17 is upon us, and a new group has been added to their Anisong World Matsuri event. For their fourth announcement, Yousei Teikoku are making their debut at the con. In other words, their music s...

 
 
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These special takoyaki will make you want to eat the planet

If you ever wanted to know what it was like to eat the Earth, Twitter User @kyooochang decided to make her batch of takoyaki resemble the blue planet. Sure, the taste is the same, but the craft behind its structure makes the whole thing wor...

 
 
 
 


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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