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Review: AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES

I’ve been a fan of Uchikoshi’s work ever since 1999—since the very first time I held my copy of Pepsiman for the PlayStation One in my hands. Naturally, I didn’t know who the developer of the game was, let ...

 
 
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Review: CRYSTAR

Earlier last month, I had the opportunity to interview both producer and director Fuyuki Hayashi and character designer RIUICHI about CRYSTAR, covering what the game will bring to the genre, their inspirations for the game, and the overall ...

 
 
 
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Review: Pokémon Detective Pikachu

When the first trailer for Detective Pikachu dropped, I was left speechless. Not because a live action Pokémon movie was made, but rather because of the CGI. It wasn’t bad by any means—I personally liked the realism in al...

 
 
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Review: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (NS)

A lot of games are making its way into Nintendo’s home console-portable hybrid system and Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is no exception. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen originally released on PS3 and Xbox 360 in April 2013, a ye...

 
 
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Review: Pokémon: Indigo League Season 1 Standard Edition

It’s been so many years since I consecutively watched the original Pokemon series. I’ve seen clips on YouTube here and there, but it has been a while since I watched the series episodes back to back, and I was glad I finally got...

 
 
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Impressions: Boruto: Naruto Next Generation Set 1

Almost two years after Boruto: Naruto the Movie, the inevitable anime sequel to Naruto: Shippuden؅—Boruto: Naruto the Next Generation came out in Japan which is a year after the manga’s release. As much as I enjoyed the Boruto ...

 
 
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Review: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

For years later and I never thought that I would dive in into the good ol’ Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney trilogy once again, but this time around, I played the PC version. Not the only PC version that was available years ago, but a rem...

 
 
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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: 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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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: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII

Being interested in Japanese culture, learning about the Sengoku era came with the territory. While learning about the history about the era as well as its historical figures, I stumbled upon Samurai Warriors back in late 2004 and since I l...

 
 
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Review: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

Seeing a crossover game isn’t rare in 2016. During the previous years, we had games like Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS, Dengeki Bunko, Anarchy Reigns, and PlayStation All-Stars. This time around, we got Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroi...

 
 
 
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My Favorite Anime Ending Theme: "Realism"

[Community member viscoun is featured here as the winner of March's Monthly Musing c-blog contest. And you thought all we did was make fun of Valvrave here.] So today, whilst taking a break from school work, I summoned up the courage to fin...

 
 




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AI: THE SOMNIUM FILES"A-Set, You Bet! "

 

CRYSTAR"Welcome to Purgatory"

 

Millennium Actress (Remastered) "A Millennium Journey"

 

KILL la KILL -IF"The Clothes Make The Fans"

 

Pokémon Detective Pikachu"Detective Pikachu Is On The Case! "

 

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (NS)" Control the Arisen On The Go"

 

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy"The Ace Attorney Arrives On Modern Platforms"

 

Tokyo School Life"A Crazy Trip To Japan"

 

The World Next Door"A Journey To A Parelell World"

 

Disgaea 5 Complete (PC)"Another Disgaea Entry Enters PC Gaming"

 

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince"A Beautiful Game with Lackluster Puzzles"

 

The Complete Art of Fullmetal Alchemist"Includes Illustrations & Artwork From 2001 through 2017"

 

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms"A beautiful tale about immortality"

 

Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set"Travel to the Feudal Era"

 

Ponyo 10th Anniversary"Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea"

 

Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set"Moe Girls in the Military"

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered"The King of Games is Back in Theaters!"

 

Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-Ray Set"We Call Everything on the Ice 'Love'"

 

Akiba's Trip: The Animation"More disappointing than I expected it to be"

 

Keijo!!!!!!!! Limited Edition Blu-Ray Set"IN MY DREAM, LET'S FIGHTING!"

 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Reflection "Epic fights but lackluster story"