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Impressions: Golden Kamuy Manga Vol. 1

One of my favorite things as an Otaku is being introduced to series that I had no idea they existed. When receiving my Dragon Ball Super manga volume from Viz Media, I got Golden Kamuy alongside it. Just by the fron...

 
 
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Impressions: Dragon Ball Super Manga Vol. 1

Dragon Ball has been one of the most popular franchises in Japan during the last three decades, and with good reason, and when it finally ended, it really makes you feel empty, at least it did for me when I finished watching all three ...

 
 
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What if rock-paper-scissors and shonen anime collide?

If there's one debate that is serious business, it's the one to decide on which place to get food at. When you have two people set on two different cuisines, it's important to settle the whole thing in a civil matter; otherwise, things won'...

 
 
 
 
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Impressions: Yo-kai Watch Manga Vol. 1 and 2

Ever since the first game released in Japan back in 2013 for the Nintendo 3DS, the Yo-kai Watch franchise has captivated the entire Japanese population. While the manga was published a few months before the game officially released but it f...

 
 
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Final Impressions: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma

I first found Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma through manga. Although I fell out of touch with the anime for several years, I've been periodically reading manga through that time. One of my favorites turned out to be Food Wars for its ran...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma episodes 21-23

I hate how some shonen series are handled. If a shonen manga doesn't have the audience or allotted budget of a big Shonen Jump property like One Piece or Gintama, then its anime adaptation is doomed to "seasons." Instead of continuing week ...

 
 
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J-Stars Victory Vs+ releases early for EU and Australia

Weekly Shonen Jump is one of the biggest manga umbrellas in the industry, collecting some of the biggest franchises like; Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach, Naruto, and Gintama. Their ventures from the black and white weeklies to interactive ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 694

The Dressrosa arc had the potential to be one of my favourite arcs. The main bad guy was the enigmatic Donquixote Doflamingo, it carried on from Punk Hazard so we got to have more Law, and Dressrosa is a great location for some he...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece 693

Yo ho ho! Ensign Redgrave back on the helm to deliver the SS Japanator through the Grand Line safely and to document the adventures of the Straw Hat Crew. I've been MIA for a while so I'll summarise the missing 9 episodes in bullet points.&...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece 684

Over the past few weeks, I've been re-watching Avatar: The Last Airbender with a friend. He enjoys the characters, setting, martial arts, and story because Avatar is a really good show. But the last two episodes we've seen; The Swamp and Av...

 
 
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Shonen Showdown: One Piece Episodes 647 - 653

As we’re in the thick of a pretty serious arc, the pace for One Piece has slowed to a crawl. Not only that, but there are so many different things going on that it’s taking forever for major plot points to deal with themselves. ...

 
 
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Annotated Anime: One Piece 643-647

Phew, I've been gone for a while. That means that you guys haven't gotten your proper dose of One Piece in weeks. That's a bloody shame, and I'm here to fix you guys right up. Thing is, in terms of major plot developments, there haven't bee...

 
 
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Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 1

The wacky ensemble comedy of Ranma 1/2 occupies an interesting niche in Western anime fandom. The show wasn't likely to be someone's "first anime," in the way that contemporaries Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z generally were, but it was...

 
 
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Here are the 20 most popular manga

Last week on a post about the Attack on Titan manga reaching 30 million volumes sold, I wondered what the numbers were for other popular series. Several days later, Mangazenken posts which are the top 20 manga series based on their publicat...

 
 
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You can't even handle these JoJo Rubik's Cubes

I'm no good with Rubik's Cubes, but these JoJo's Bizarre Adventure cubes aren't meant to be played with anyway. Megahouse's "JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Part 1: Phantom Blood” and “JoJo’s Bizarre Cube Part 2: Battle Tendency...

 
 
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First Impressions: Haikyu!!

If we were ranking these new shows based on animation quality alone, Haikyu!! would be king of the mountain; out of everything I've seen so far this season, only the first episode Captain Earth has better animation...maybe. Possibly. T...

 
 
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A Look @ Fairy Tail Volume 33 & 34

Before we take a look at the latest volumes of Fairy Tail, let’s take a look at where we’re at in the story. The members of Fairy Tail are in the midst of the Grand Magic Games. Held to determine which guild is the strongest, Fa...

 
 
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Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution features old Kages

You know, the current Naruto arc is an absolute gold mine for CyberConnect2, as it's allowing them access to so many new and interesting characters. They've already boasted that the roster in Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolutio...

 
 
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Hunter x Hunter invades Puzzle & Dragons

Puzzle & Dragons continues to show its dominance of the Japanese casual game scene with yet another collaboration, this time recruiting the help of some young and talented hunters. Killua and Kurapika of Hunter x Hunter fame will be ava...

 
 
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Hunter x Hunter: -The Last Mission- gets a teaser trailer

You know, considering the premise for Hunter x Hunter: The Phantom Rouge was actually pretty good, it was even more of a shame that the film turned out to be such a let down. I mean, it wasn't awful or anything, but it really felt unnecess...

 
 
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Get your NOM on with Toriko over at Crunchyroll

As if Crunchyroll didn't already pretty much cover all our bases with their streaming anime titles, they've just announced that Toriko will be joining the library. For now, it's set to simulcast on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. PST starting next we...

 
 
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Aniplex to release Blue Exorcist The Movie on Blu-ray

Aniplex have just announced that Blue Exorcist The Movie is not only coming to home video, but you'll be able to enjoy it in glorious Blu-ray format if you choose to buy the limited box set edition. It includes the film in both English and ...

 
 
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Second Hunter x Hunter movie has a teaser trailer

Oh, how I do love me some Hunter x Hunter. However, the somewhat promising Phantom Rouge movie of last year really didn't sate the appetites of fans waiting for some great, new material. However, there's some hope that the second attempt d...

 
 
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Shonen Showdown 7-30-2013

Welcome to the latest installment of Shonen Showdown, the battle recap that sprang, fully-formed and grown, straight from the heads of its creators, just like Athena of Greek myth. Turns out that the whole process of that birth wasn't exact...

 
 
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Medaka Box spin-off Good Loser Kumagawa comes to an end

With Nisioisin's Medaka Box coming to a close this Saturday, it shouldn't come as much of a surprise that any tangentially related media would be ending as well. Medaka Box spinoff manga, Good Loser Kumagawa, will be ending in the next issu...

 
 
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Happily Ever After: Fairy Tail anime to end on March 30th

[Update: Hiro Mashima has updated his twitter a couple times about good news relating to the anime, such as that it isn't necessarily the case that the anime is ending, and later, "don't stop believing." Oooo! - Kristina] I can't say I'm an...

 
 
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Jumping to HD with Project Versus J

With plenty of Shonen Jump characters earning their own HD games this generation, it seemed a little saddening that the 'Stars' series found on the Nintendo DS never found its way onto home consoles. Not that the awesome pixel art in the ex...

 
 
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Blue Exorcist finally sees a full theatrical trailer

The sharp-eyed folks over at Alafista spotted an update to the official Ao no Exorcist website which included the long-overdue full theatrical trailer for the upcoming movie. We've already reported on the film several times, posted up some ...

 
 
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One Piece Episode of Luffy gets a new CM

With One Piece Film Z right around the corner this holiday season, Toei is ramping things up with a new One Piece special. This time around, the focus is on Luffy in this tie-in that supposedly leads into the new film. That makes a lot of ...

 
 
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Last bullet fired: Hitman Reborn! manga comes to an end

As of today, the Weekly Jump manga, Katekyo Hitman Reborn! has shot its last bullet. I will admit that I haven't read anything related to Reborn!, but I did adore the concept of having Mafia babies that shoot bullets that can revive others,...

 
 
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Get hype for Blue Exorcist: The Movie

We've already posted some teaser info and such for the upcoming Blue Exorcist movie, and it looks like there has been another update to their official website with a buttload of new design, work-in-progress, storyboard, and character drawin...

 
 
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Review: One Piece: Pirate Warriors

I've never really paid attention to Dynasty Warriors, as Chinese history usually isn't something that grabs my attention. Besides, I didn't think that I was missing much more than a whole lot of button mashing. Then Namco Bandai and Te...

 
 
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First Impressions: Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de

In the continent of Consume, Nintend-- I mean, Ninterudo Empire is in control of about 90% of the land, and SEG-- er, Segua Kingdom, is the last threat to their total domination. While Segua was getting all their biggest, baddest fighters t...

 
 
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Fairy Tail animation licensing and merchandise updates

During Otakon this past weekend, FUNimation announced a whole bunch of license-related things, but of course for me the highlight was that 24 additional episodes of Fairy Tail are coming state-side along with the upcoming movie. It's pretty...

 
 
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Official Blue Exorcist page updates with movie teaser

Just a week ago, we got a premier date for the upcoming winter movie for Blue Exorcist. Last night, we were alerted by Crunchyroll that the official BlueEx page has been updated with a brand new teaser. You don't get to see much, but CR doe...

 
 
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Blue Exorcist movie premier date announced

For those of you who might be in Japan around/after Christmas time, you can catch the premier of the upcoming Blue Exorcist movie on December 28. I briefly mentioned the film in my review of the BlueEx DVD release, so I'm glad to have some ...

 
 
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First teaser for Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge

The first teaser is out for Hunter x Hunter: Phantom Rouge, and as you'd expect, it is certainly a tease. There's not much shown in the scant fifteen seconds, but it does seem pretty serious, with all that dramatic music and intense starin...

 
 




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