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Review: Tokyo School Life

While I played my fair share of visual novels over a couple of years, it’s still not a genre I’ve completely involved myself with aside from the mainstream titles. While I’ve seen Tokyo School Life in my recommended a few ...

 
 
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Impressions: Alt Lab's Smash Stick: Analog Arcade Stick

For as long as I’m been invested in traditional fighting games, Fight Sticks or Arcade Sticks, whichever name you prefer, have been my controller of choice, at least for PlayStation systems. However, for the more casual fighting games...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The World Next Door

I’ve been a big fan of Viz Media ever since my early years of when I migrated to the United States. For the longest, I've known them as the manga publishers for many of our beloved series such as Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach, One ...

 
 
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PS4 Port Report: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

It's been over three years since one of the best JRPGs of recent time reached North America, which my former colleague and friend Sal reviewed at the time as well. A year and a half later, the game hit Steam supporting 4K/resolution as...

 
 
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Impressions: Kaguya-sama Love is War Vol 2-5

It’s undisputable that the year has kicked off with a excellent section of anime, such as Mob Psycho, The Promise Neverland, Shield Hero, and Kaguya-sama: Love is War. All strong contenders that could easily net Anime of the Year, eve...

 
 
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Review: Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)

I immensely enjoyed Disgaea 5 when I originally played it on PlayStation 4, so I knew I had to get the Complete Edition on Steam when it came out. I would have gotten it on the Switch, but I didn’t have one at the time. I wo...

 
 
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Review: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince

As a fan of Japanese games, I’m always open to trying out a variety of Japanese published and developed games, even the slightly lewd and questionable ones (although there’s a line.) I’m particularly a fan of a lot of the ...

 
 
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Review: The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of regarded as the best anime of all time according to MyAnimeList, with an average score of 9.24, scored by 847,835 users as of this post. And honestly, it’s well deserved. Not only did Bones d...

 
 
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Impressions: Dr. Stone Volumes 1-2

Being a longtime fan of Riichiro Inagaki’s Eyeshield 21, I was very much looking forward to his new work—Dr. Stone. Despite the huge difference in settings, the former being an (American) football series and Dr. Stone involving ...

 
 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Blu-Ray Sets Parts 4 & 5

It’s hard to believe that Dragon Ball Super ended almost over a year ago—time surely flies fast. It’s even crazier that the Universe 6 arc was almost three years ago as well, which also feels recent. Even though I recently...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Episode 1

If you read my Mob Psycho 100 review from last year, you know that it’s one of my favorite series from 2016. It was really quirky with a great cast of characters, great animation and story—Shigeo and Reigen’s chemistry as ...

 
 
 
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Japanator LIVE - JUMP Force Beta

Announced during this year's E3 conference, JUMP Force brings many characters from Shonen Jump series and puts them into the battlefield, in the same vein as J-Stars Victory Versus, which released in Japan almost five years ago. However, JU...

 
 
 
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Japanator LIVE - 428: Shibuya Scramble

I remember many years ago while browsing through a catalog of Wii games online, I stumbled upon 428: Shibuya Scramble. From the description, it really looked interesting to me. I actually had the means to play it, but the problem is th...

 
 
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Review: My Hero Academia: Two Heroes

It certainly feels like forever since the announcement of the My Hero Academia movie.  A lot of plot speculation rose from the fandom, one thing being between what arcs would the movie’s plot fall in. However, aside from a few ma...

 
 
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Review: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Set 2 Blu-Ray Set

A year following the release of Season 1’s Blu-Ray set, Viz Media has released the first half of the Stardust Crusaders anime on Blu-ray as limited edition packaging and DVD. Just like last year’s release of Season 1, the Stardu...

 
 
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Ao Haru Ride to be released on October 2

Viz Media has announced that Ao Haru Ride, otherwise known as Blue Spring Ride in English, will be releasing both physically and digitally under the Shojo Beat imprint via the official Viz Media website and the VIZ Manga App, as w...

 
 
 
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ISLAND to get both anime and game physical box release

If you have been keeping up with this season's batch of anime, you have probably heard of Island. While the anime isn't favorable among the anime community, the visual novel is actually very enjoyable, which is something that is very c...

 
 
 
 
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Review: Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

At many points of your life, the concept of immortality has been brought up, whether it’s an author’s interoperation in media or perhaps in a conversation. Mari Okada, who is responsible for the composition of highly praised ser...

 
 
 
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Review: Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set

Although Marvel and DC Superheroes have been part of my life just as long as anime, I never fully looked into comics aside from cartoons adaptations, movies, and video games. My appreciation for Batman came when I first watched The New...

 
 
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Review: Ponyo 10th Anniversary

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 10 years since Ponyo came out In japan– though I avoided the dub back in 2009 because it was by Disney, not to mention, I was in my “weaboo” phase, where dubs, particular E...

 
 
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Review: Martian Successor Nadesico Blu-ray Set

Even as an avid anime fan, there’s always going to be a hidden gem that I missed, especially if it came out during the 90’s. Excluding the popular ones like Card Captor Sakura, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, among others, it’...

 
 
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Impressions: Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction

Being a fan of Inio Asano’s work, such as Oyasumi Punpun, What a Wonderful World, Umibe no Onna no Ko among others, I have had Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction on my “plan to read” for a long time but never really pus...

 
 
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Impressions: City

It’s hard to believe that it has already been 7 years since Nichijou released. It’s one of the many series that has really helped me cope with stress during my time in school. The characters were silly and funny, and story-wise,...

 
 
 
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Review: Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set

I remember when I learned about So Ra No Wo To, or Sound of the Sky, and initially watched it for the moe, and because it looked like another K-On, except in the military, so I started it with the mentality that it was just going to be anot...

 
 
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Impressions: The Young Master's Revenge

Have you ever been humiliated enough that you held a grudge for 10 years and then travel back to enact your revenge? Probably not. The Young Master's Revenge revolves a Leo, a young boy who had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from...

 
 
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Impressions: Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu

Regardless of your culture and background, or your fandom – video games, western media like comics, cartoons, movies, and of course, anime and manga, we can all agree that food is what brings everyone together. Personally, when I look...

 
 
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Impressions: Kaguya-sama Love is War

After re-reading My Hero Academia and Tokyo Ghoul, preparing for their upcoming (or current anime seasons depending on when this is published), I thought I needed to read something different, so I looked into the recently released first vol...

 
 
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Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered

It’s been almost 14 years since the original Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light hit theaters in North America. I still remember that summer where I went to Burger King a lot just for the happy meals toys, too, even though I was a f...

 
 
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PROMIC has launched the Japan Anime Music Lab

Last week, PROMIC, the leading Japanese entertainment industry foundation to support the growth of Japanese music internationally, has launched Japan Anime Music Lab, or JAM LAB for short. The website, which you can find here,&nbs...

 
 
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Review: Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set

Just like Free!, Yuri on Ice is something I wanted to avoid watching, basically, one reason that it’s mostly fanservice for girls (I love Kuroko’s Basketball and that’s basically Yaoi galore), but mostly because I’m ...

 
 


About Christian Chiokone of us since 10:39 PM on 10.04.2015

Christian has been a gamer since his early childhood. He's a big fan of the King of Fighters and the Metal Slug series. Additionally, Christian enjoys cooking, listening to music, watching anime and has an interest in graphic design.
 
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