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Update: The video has been removed at the request of Toei Animation.
The first international trailer for Toei Animation’s first CG feature based on Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock has just hit the internet.
Working under the title Harlock: Space Pirate, the movie is about Harlock and his band of More >
Hideo Kojima recently confirmed on his web radio show that the “Ender’s Project” (The codename for the Zone of the Enders sequel) was shelved indefinitely due in part to the disappointing reception and performance of the recently released HD collections. He apologizes to the all the fans that were More >
Remember that incredibly, well made anime commercial that set the internet on fire last month? ANN reports that Kyoto Animation has officially unveiled the show’s name to be Free!. Based off an honorable mention of “High Speed!!” by Kouji Ouji from Kyoto Animation’s 2011 Animation Awards, Free! is More >
Capcom has finally let slip Gyakuten Saiban 5‘s release date for July 25th. In addition, Capcom’s own e-shop will be offering the game in four (that’s right) different editions. Beyond the standard release of just the game itself, there are the extended edition (comes with a NDS carry case with the More >
While Hollywood is making superhero movies left and right, Japan’s own cartoon heroes, Gatchaman, is getting their own live-action movie remake. Known in its native country as Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, the series was originally aired in the states as Battle of the Planets and later in the 90s More >
After being re-hired by Electronic Arts back in 2007, John Riccitiello has formally step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer. His resignation will be effective on March 30th after failing to increase EA’s revenue and share price. Taking over his position will be Larry Probst, the More >
The past month was an exhilarating time for video games, particularly Fighting Game fans. The Evolution Champion Series recently held a donation drive for Breast Cancer that allows a variety of fighting game titles to compete for a spot as an official game at its yearly EVO tournament in Las More >
Nerd Reactor had a sneak peak at ADATA’s upcoming products to come for 2013. ADATA has had a subtle presence throughout retailers. This time, they hope to step up their game with brand new top-of-the-line memory solutions. First up is the XPG Gaming Series 2.0, a gaming DRAM module (2600 MHz and More >
As a gamer myself, I have my own suspicions of cloud-based gaming. The idea of simply streaming the footage of the games controlled from a server sounded like a gamer’s worst nightmare. The lag, the variable picture quality, and lack of configuration was completely out of the question for people More >
Continuing its trail of global software dominance, the much touted Google TV will be pre-installed on LG’s new G2 lineup of SmartTVs. For those that don’t know what GogoleTV is, it is a digital platform for accessing all of your TV shows, movies, apps, and it even has a browser through More >
Nerds, nerds, nerds! It was a nerdful weekend when we held our very first ReactorCon this past Saturday at the Frank & Son Collectible Show. It was a fun event filled with artists, special guests, concerts, video game tournaments, and more.
A special thanks to Dean Cain, Johnny Young More >
In the golden days of the arcade, a slew of puzzle games came by the dozen; Puyo Puyo, Puzzle Bobble, Super Puzzle Fighter, and Magical Drop to name a few. Even Nintendo had a taste for it with Dr. Mario. Now revived from the ashes comes Magical Drop V, a true sequel from Ignition and Golgoth More >
Renowned Japanese Animation, Production I.G. (Ghost in the Shell, Jin-Roh, Animated sequences of Kill Bill), started a Kickstarter today looking to fund a 10-minute original short named Kick-Heart. Helmed by director Masaaki Yuasa, the project is an experiment to see if crowdsourcing is a viable More >
Madoka fans rejoice! Aniplex USA has announced that the Madoka Magica movies will premiere in the US shortly after its Japanese premiere. The screenings will begin in Los Angeles and slowly make it way across major cities across the States. Tickets will include both movies plus a poster to all Los More >
We return to shoujoville to bring you Kimi ni Todoke Vol.2 from NIS America. Covering the second half (episodes 13-25) of season 1, Kimi ni Todoke kicks into high gear with nasty rumors and unrequited affection. As always, NIS America graciously releases it in a generous premium edition of More >
Nintendo announced today on their Twitter that the new Super Smash Brothers for Wii U & 3DS will be developed by third party developer Namco Bandai Games. In addition, Masahiro Sakurai will be returning as project lead. While I’m certainly happy about a new Smash, will we expect to see Pac-Man in More >
Perhaps the most surprising appearance at E3 for me this year was a title that sparked a little bit of hope. Japan’s Virtual Pop Idol, Hatsune Miku, makes her E3 debut as a playable demo for the PS VITA known as Project Diva f. It is the 3rd title in the series and the first to appear on Sony’s More >
At Fanime 2012, I caught up with animator and designer Shigeto Koyama for an interview. He is known for his work on Heroman, Panty and Stocking, and most recently, Eureka Seven AO to name a few. We talk about his break into the industry, his works and what it was like to work with Stan Lee. Check More >
Adhesive Games was present at E3 2012 to show off a Pre-Alpha build of Hawken at the Twitch booth for 3v3 mecha action. It seemed only yesterday that the first Hawken trailer came out and blew away my mind with its amazing visuals and gritty mecha combat action. For a game developed with less than More >
It seems all we’ve been hearing at E3 so far are sequels, premiums and whatever new fancy marketing words the big companies like to conjure up. At Ubisoft’s Press Conference, we get to finally see a game that will be talked about for months to come: Watch Dogs. Ubisoft demoed a 10 minutes More >
Last week, Nerd Reactor was at Fanime 2012 in San Jose, California, hanging out with all the fans. It was a great way to spend Memorial Weekend and despite some setbacks like a power outage, everyone still had plenty of fun. I was able to sit down for an interview with Guest of Honor Mai Aizawa! More >
Back when I was younger, I use to take my little digital camera and point it to my screen when I wanted to show off my Star Fox 64 speedruns. Alas, those days have long gone past. Now, there are more people uploading videos to the YouTube showcasing their sweet Street Fighter comebacks or that More >
Nerd Reactor had a chance to attend a Special Tron Uprising event in celebration of the new Disney XD Show. The show features voices from Elijah Wood, Mandy Moore, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Bruce Boxleitner, Reginald VelJohnson, Paul Reubens and more.
In a roundtable style interview, we got to talk with More >
I’m a sucker for music games. Anything having to do with tapping strings of notes in sync with the music often gives me a warm fuzzy feeling of knowing a song down to its meter and beat. So when Square-Enix invited me to try out their newest 3DS rhythm game: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, my fingers More >
At the Tron Uprising Press Junket today, Disney presented Bruce Boxleitner with a giant birthday cake modeled with light cycle strips around the cake. The cake was presented at the reception. He was joined by stars Elijah Woods, Mandy Moore, Paul Reuben, and Nate Corddry. Bruce once again will be More >