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Review: Persona 3 The Movie: #2 Midsummer Knight's Dream

Despite its pacing problems and general lack of an overarching story, I enjoyed Persona 3 The Movie: #1 Spring of Birth. As far as animated film adaptations of long games go, I think it did a novel job of compressing hours of gameplay and s...

 
 
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Ufotable's take on Fate/stay night UBW looks hot

In what can only be described as a "oh wait, really?" kind of moment, Ufotable revealed this past Sunday that their upcoming new Fate/stay night TV series would be adapting the Unlimited Blade Works route of the video game. I can hear some...

 
 
 

So long, and thanks for all the fish

It's been a long, crazy three years of writing for Japanator. Lots of craziness (covering TGS alone), the insanity of the not-really-weekly-at-all Go West!, my lunatic coworkers: there was never a dull moment. That being said, it's with a...

 
 
 
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Gainax's Aoki Uru set for 2018

Last year, Studio Gainax announced that they were finally returning to their Aoki Uru film project. A sequel to the classic Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honneamise, the film was initially conceived of in 1992, but for a variety of financ...

 
 
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Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories has a new 9 minute trailer

Bandai Namco's latest PS3 Mobile Suit Gundam game is going to be one hell of a package. Gundam: Side Stories isn't just a single game, but rather a collection of six new and remade old titles from the Side Story series. I haven't the sligh...

 
 
 
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2nd and 3rd Rurouni Kenshin films get a full length trailer

I was a big fan of the first live action Rurouni Kenshin film. It had pacing problems, but on the whole, I felt that it did a strong job of capturing the tone of the manga while adapting the material in a way that worked for film. I'm pret...

 
 
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New 5 minute Persona Q trailer is too hype

The past few months of Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth trailers have been fairly brief. Character overviews, brief bits and pieces of battles; there hasn't been a beefy video exploring the entire game in quite some time. That changes to...

 
 
 
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2nd Tales of Zestiria trailer hits the net

Bandai Namco's Tales games will always have a special place in my heart. Not all of them are great, but there's something comforting about knowing they'll always be there. It's one of the few long running RPG series that still manages to r...

 
 
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Meiji era Ace Attorney game gets its first trailer

Ace Attorney is easily one of my top five favorite video game series. It's weird, it's got fantastic characters, and the music gets my blood pumping at all the right times. I loved Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, and to say I was excited for...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Captain Earth episode 2 & 3

I can't remember the last time I watched a mech anime with so much nonsensical techno babble. Bones' latest stab at the genre, Captain Earth, seems to have no qualms with throwing out made-up words and leaving them undefined for the viewers...

 
 
 
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New Black Heart Noire spin-off game gets an adorable trailer

Having never played a single Neptunia game, perhaps I'm the worst person to be writing anything about a game in this franchise. Be that as it may, the latest trailer for spin-off Vita game Chou Megami Shinkou Noire: Gekishin Black Heart is...

 
 
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Rejoice?! Akiba's Trip 2 might be coming to PS4 this summer

I played Acquire's open world strip-action game, Akiba's Trip 2, when it came out in Japan this past year. While it wasn't exactly a mind blowing experience one way or the other, I had my fun with it. I think there are definitely folks out ...

 
 
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Huzzah! DanganRonpa 2: Goodbye Despair gets a NA release date

If you didn't play DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the Vita, what exactly are you doing reading this? Shut your computer off, head to your local store, and buy yourself a copy. You deserve it. It's one hell of a game. Finished playing?...

 
 
 
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New Persona Q trailers explain boost and all-out attacks

All right, Atlus. I get it. You're promoting your upcoming 3DS game, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. But jeezus guys and gals, I'm running out of ways to introduce your nonstop barrage of trailers. Whatever. Let's do this. This week br...

 
 
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Impressions: Bodacious Space Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace

I firmly believe that Satelight's scifi space opera, Bodacious Space Pirates, is a series that deserves a better name. Even the original novel's title (Miniskirt Space Pirates) betrays the actual content of the show. Hell, I was more than r...

 
 
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New character joins the fight in Neptunia VII

With Compile Heart's Neptunia VII (short for Victory II) announced and out in the open, details have started to roll in via the usual rags. This week's Dengeki Playstation magazine has revealed a brand new character, set to make her de...

 
 
 
 
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First Impressions: Captain Earth

I secretly loved Star Driver. The ridiculously over-the-top posing, flashiness, strange imagery, and the beautiful animation; it all came together to make for an entertaining whirlwind of confusion and glee. That shouldn't come as too much ...

 
 
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New trailer shows off Persona Q's robust battle system

After weeks of character trailers, Atlus is finally ready to start hitting the internet with full on gameplay trailers for their upcoming RPG, Persona Q. This first one shows off some of the game's Etrian Odyssey-like dungeon exploration a...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Kill la Kill

The final episode of Kill la Kill has come and gone, with the story of the lone transfer student seeking revenge for her father's death having come to its conclusion.  Things exploded, Gainax references were made, people were cut into ...

 
 
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Gamagoori and Sensibility

Erioto set his gaze on the gigantic building towering before him, in awe of its splendor and majesty. Honnouji Academy. From today onward, this would be his new high school. As an incoming first- year student who had just moved from Nagasak...

 
 
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Here's 22 minutes of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Many an hour of my life has been lost to the original Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for the 3DS. A rhythm game utilizing music from first Final Fantasy to the thirteenth, it was a great little celebration of the franchise and the works its var...

 
 
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Review: Strider

I have a confession to make. I really love the original NES Strider. Yes, it's glitchy, unpolished, and generally a confusing oddity. I understand all of that. But for every strange design decision that didn't work, there are flashes of gre...

 
 
 
 
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More fresh Atelier Shallie details surface

With Atelier Shallie only recently announced for the PS3, it's about time for Japanese publications to start bursting at the seams with new info and screenshots.  Outside of a gorgeous new illustration of both main characters, Shallist...

 
 
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Two more Persona Q trailers hit the net

Atlus has uploaded two more characters trailers for their upcoming 3DS dungeon crawler, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. The focus this time falls on the Persona-summoning dog, Koromaru, and the thug with a heart of gold, Kanji. Taking ...

 
 
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Neptunia Re;Birth1 announced for both NA and EU

I can't for the life of me imagine that anybody is surprised by the following news. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 for the Vita will be making its way to North America and Europe this summer. For those of you not in the know, this is a h...

 
 
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New two part Gargantia OVA coming fall 2014

[Update: Added official key visual] We've known for some time that a sequel to 2013's Gen Urobuchi/Kazuya Murata original TV anime, Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, was in the works. At this weekend's AnimeJapan event, it was revealed tha...

 
 
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New Persona Q Trailers cast the spotlight on Ken and Naoto

The Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth hype train continues this week with another pair of trailers, this time featuring Naoto of Persona 4, and the young Ken of Persona 3. Can't say I'm much of a Ken fan, but hey, you can't win them all, ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Kill la Kill episode 23

To quote a good friend of mine after watching episode 23, "my body exploded and then came back together." With Ryuko back on the side of good, Kill la Kill dashes full throttle toward its climactic conclusion, bringing out all the heavy gun...

 
 
 
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New Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment gameplay video

There's little doubt in my mind that Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment for the Vita will sell a truckload of copies. With the sequel anime right around the corner, hype for the franchise is going to be running at a high, helping to drive s...

 
 
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Rejoice! New Durarara!! TV anime announced

[Edit: According to the Official Durarara!! Twitter, Studio Shuka was formed by a producer on the previous Durarara!! series, which explains why so many familiar faces are present.] A brand new Durarara!! TV anime was announced at the Denge...

 
 
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Meet Fuuko of Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars

The promotional materials for Atlus' upcoming Vita JRPG, Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars continue to roll in. This time around is a video introducing Fuuko, one of the main heroines in the game who can help you acquire Star Chil...

 
 


About Elliot Gayone of us since 3:12 PM on 06.04.2010

Elliot is an associate editor for Japanator and can be found contributing to Destructoid on occasion. He lives in Japan and can be found on Twitter @RyougaSaotome.
 
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