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JapanaSix: Top moments from Ajin Season 2

Ajin season 2 is back on our screens and every episode so far has been KICKING ASS. Check out my highlights from season 1 to refresh your memory of the story so far. This cour continues with the conflict between our badass bad dud...

 
 
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JapanaFive: The best moments from AJIN's first season

Would you want to live forever? Even if it meant that practically the entire human race wanted you imprisoned? I’m talking secret government agencies who want to torture experiment on you, bounty hunters and national prominence as a m...

 
 
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Review: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV

Let's be honest here: Few people were expecting very much from Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. Not only is it a multimedia tie-in to a game, a JRPG no less, but the long shadow of Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within continues to hang over...

 
 
 
 
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What if Darth Vader and Kamen Rider Black RX crossed swords?

Ever since Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens hit theaters last month, I was in the mood for seeing someone do a video where a Jedi or Sith fights one of the various heroes from tokusatsu who wields an energy sword. Lo and behold, my...

 
 
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Hilariously lame comedy gdgd Fairies gets a movie

When the 3DCG cartoon short series gdgd Fairies first aired a few years ago, I didn't pay it any attention. Over time it gained enough buzz that I tried it out when the second season aired, via Crunchyroll. The half-length episodes are done...

 
 
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New CGI Sonic TV series coming in fall 2014

Sonic the Hedgehog, what a sad fellow. He's doing his best to get back on track but none of the latest games can push over that "mediocre" barrier. How sad is it when the best game Sonic is in is Smash Bros.? Ok ok, I know I'll get some hat...

 
 
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Got 12 minutes for Captain Harlock? Of course you do

Oh Captain, my Captain...Harlock. September can't come soon enough for the long-awaited release of the new Captain Harlock: Space Pirate CG adaptation. I knew that this look at the show's first twelve minutes (it's currently trapped on...

 
 
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Wait, what? Miku Miku Dance program gets an anime

In this week's helping "How in the world did this get approved?" news, it seems there's a new anime on the horizon. Given an opening date of February 6th, it's on a rather close horizon, to boot. Its title? Straight Title: Robot A...

 
 
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Feast on the footage of Resident Evil: Damnation

Not enough lickers in your life? Need some B.O.W. goodness to round out your day? Curious about former rookie cops? Worry no more, for Resident Evil: Damnation is here to meet your demands for all of the above...and more. Th...

 
 
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Japanator Doesnt Recommend: Dragon Age Dawn of the Seeker

In my experience with anime and video games, it's not often that a Western property gets any sort of love in Japan. While plenty of Japanese games and media get attention in the States and Europe, it seems pretty typical for our shooters an...

 
 
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International 009 Re:Cyborg trailer is lacking in scarves

This is supposedly a new international for 009 Re:Cyborg, released on the movie's English website. But in terms of what it shows, it's pretty much identical to last fall's trailer. Oh well, for those of you who forgot that this was a thing...

 
 
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Come on you apes! You wanna see Starship Troopers anime?!

Ah, Starship Troopers. Robert A. Heinlein's seminal space marine novel is required reading for any budding sci-fi nerd, aspiring United States Marine (true!), or person looking for Filipino characters in international pop culture (eat it, C...

 
 
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Gon kicks up a stink this April

Recognise the little fella among the penguins up there? Well, his name is Gon, and you probably recognise him from a relatively unknown game called Tekken 3. It's a little known fact here in the west, but before playing beach volleyball wit...

 
 
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Can you handle seven minutes of Tekken: Blood Vengeance?

Because that's what you're getting when you watch the preview below....if you dare! In case you were in  the dark about this whole production (a likely scenario), Blood Vengeance is a CG Tekken movie included with the release of T...

 
 
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Studio Ghibli honors Pixar's 25th anniversary

Here's a rather cool bit of news: recently, Studio Ghibli, the company behind Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and the upcoming Arrietty the Borrower, congratulated Disney-Pixar on 25 years of working in the field of computer animatio...

 
 
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The Black Rock Shooter anime trailer has some primo CG

Really, just look at it here. You'll only catch flashes of it among the regular, less-CG'd portions depicting the life of two schoolgirls (which happened to be the conceit from Studio Ordet's earlier Black Rock Shooter OAV), but what can be...

 
 
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.hack returns with a new 3D CGI movie

Proving that truly abandoning a brand will never happen even as returns continue to decrease, CyberConnect2 has announced .hack//The Movie, the latest installment of the massive multimedia franchise. The movie is set in a new version of The...

 
 
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Despair: Appleseed maker Micott & Basara goes bankrupt

Lovers of all things Masamune Shirow may have something to lament - or celebrate, depending on their attitude towards adaptations - this week, as Micott & Basara, the studio behind the Appleseed CG movies and the upcoming Appleseed XIII...

 
 
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Be charmed by charming Fireball Charming trailers

Anime's greatest robot manzai comedy duo is back! I am, of course, referring to Drossel von Flugel and her butler Gedachtnis, the stars of Fireball. In case you didn't know what Fireball is, it was a 2008 series of two-minute CG-animated sh...

 
 
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TV Tokyo announces Train Hero series, plus movie

It's been a while since we've had any train-related stories in anime or manga - not since Miracle Train, the anime where different train lines were represented as bishounen characters. That is set to change with the latest CGI anime Tr...

 
 
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Cyborg 009 gets a CG remake, scarves everywhere flutter

Get your long yellow scarves out, because they're about to come back into fashion? How do I know this, you ask? I know this because Cyborg 009, everyone's favorite long-yellow-scarf-wearing cyborg series, is making a brief (but potentially ...

 
 
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Studio Ghibli and Pixar: animation giants & best friends

Pixar and Studio Ghibli are perhaps the biggest names in animation right now (let's ignore stuff like Madagascar right now, okay?), and in a recent news report about the release of Up in Japan, the report makes note of the many connections ...

 
 
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Production I.G. to help make Titan Rain CG anime

The header image I used for this post isn't actually from Titan Rain, a new international animation project, but the movie poster image provided was just too small. You can look at it in the gallery, though.In any case, I.G., credited with ...

 
 
 
 
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New announced anime: .hack//G.U. TRILOGY

A new .hack OVA, .hack//G.U. TRILOGY has just revealed itself on cyberconnect2’s website. This OVA is destined, by the Gods, to be released on the 25th of January; on both DVD and Blu-ray. This is more like a movie rather than your a...

 
 
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Giant-Robo World War II Machines

CODE Guardian is a short CG film created by Marco Spitoni envisioning an alternate world in which the major forces during World War II had giant-robot technology. Well, at least they each have A giant robot. Anyone else reminded of R...

 
 
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Vexille -- Pretty CG goes boom

Vexille is a new CG film from the director of Ping Pong. Recently, footage from the movie has made its way onto Youtube from Japanese TV. Watching this, the film looks pretty exciting in terms of action, and the visuals are good -- althou...

 
 
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BLAME! to get a film makeover, CG style

Thursday at the Tokyo International Anime Fair, it was announced that Tsutomu Nihei’s manga BlAME! will be getting a feature length film made entirely with CG. Micott and Basara, a CG production company will be lending their mad skills ...

 
 




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