About Chris Del Castillo

Growing up Chris watched a lot of the original Saturday morning cartoons and developed a love for arts and animation. Growing up he tried his hand at animation and eventually script writing, but even more his love of video games, anime and technology grew.

AX 2014 – Bluefin Tamashii Nations

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Bluefin Distribution/Tamashii Nations have been a big name for collectors with their different offerings from anime, video games, and pop culture franchises. While Tamashii Nations is well known in Japan for releasing some exclusive items, Bluefin Distribution makes it possible for fans outside of Japan to have a chance to get some of these … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2014 – Funimation panel

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The Funimation Panel started an hour later than planned, but once everyone filled Petree Hall, the panel began. It was hosted by Funimation Brand Manager Michelle Lee and Senior Manager of Social Strategy and Development Justin Rojas. Justin and Michelle began the panel by talking Funimation’s social media which includes Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest and … Continue reading

Bandai’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusives are Mighty Morphin awesome

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Last year Bandai America announced some really awesome exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con which included a Green Ranger/White Ranger 24K Gold Plated Morpher, Green Ranger 5″ figure, as well as a Mega Force Ranger Gold Plated Morpher (this one’s hard to get). This year Bandai reveals some exclusives that are just … Continue reading

AX 2014 – NIS America Anime panel

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Day 3 of Anime Expo was quite chaotic with the line situations. With a bit of a late start, the NIS America anime panel began as Marketing Manager Armin Collosi, and Marketing Coordinator David Alonzo talked about NIS America’s big push in social media with contests and discounts for active members on Facebook and … Continue reading

Batman: Arkham Knight art exhibit for Batman’s 75th Anniversary at San Diego Comic-Con

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2014 is Batman’s 75th anniversary and Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have a few plans for the Dark Knight at San Diego Comic-Con. Batman: Arkham Knight will have a special art exhibit being held at the Hard Rock Hotel’s Legends Room which is located across the street from the San Diego … Continue reading

Dark Horse’s Game of Thrones exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con is only two weeks away now and more exclusive items are being added almost daily. Dark Horse Comics has added five new items for fans to pick up, these from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones fans will enjoy.  4″ tall hand-painted polyresin Bolton Map Marker. In … Continue reading

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare ‘Sound Design’ behind the scenes

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Activision and Sledgehammer Games have released a new behind-the-scenes video that looks at the sound of the game. The team wanted the players to hear the game like never before and wanted to make sure no two sounds are ever the same, thanks to some hard work behind the scenes. With Call … Continue reading

AX 2014: Crunchyroll panel coverage

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During Anime Expo 2014, the Crunchyroll booth featured giveaways, special guests and showcasing anime. During Saturday’s Crunchyoll panel, brand managers Tiffany Chen and Danika Harrod began by introducing themselves as well as the Crunchyroll mascot Hime-Chan. After a small talk on all the different devices Crunchyroll is available on, they … Continue reading

Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar will be at San Diego Comic-Con 2014

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With the upcoming release of the Batman: The Complete Television Series in November, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be holding a special panel on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H that will include Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar. Batman, Robin and Catwoman will talk about their roles in the original … Continue reading

Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie coming to select US theaters

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Viz Media and Eleven Arts announced that Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie will be arriving at select theaters around North America starting August 29th. The sixth Naruto Shippuden movie will premiere in more than 45 cities throughout the U.S. including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle and other major locations … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2014 – NIS America announces three new video game titles

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During day 1 of Anime Expo, NIS America presented a panel dedicated to video games. The panel began showcasing trailers for the previously announced game titles like Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair, Natural Doctrine, and Fairy Fencer F, which were playable on the show floor at the NIS … Continue reading

Mighty No. 9 – The Animated Series announced at Anime Expo 2014

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Keiji Inafune was the Guest of Honor at this year’s Anime Expo 2014. He talked about his career, ambitions and many things about Mighty No. 9, which included a very special trailer announcing Mighty No. 9: The Animated Series. While the project is still very early in development, Inafune talked … Continue reading

Comcept shows new Mighty No. 9 gameplay footage and details Call

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When Mighty No. 9 surpassed its original Kickstarter goal by almost 3 million dollars, some promises the company made were to give fans the ability to be a part of the game and to give updates on the game’s progression. It looks like Comcept has been been following through with that, as you … Continue reading

Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland Review

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In 2010 Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland arrived in the West for the PlayStation 3. Four years and two sequels later, Rorona’s adventure returns in Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. The game features new content including new game mechanics, brand new character models and animations along … Continue reading

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions Concert to tour in August

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Did the cute Pikachu holding the conductor’s baton catch your attention? While you won’t be seeing any cute Pokémon play any instruments, the Pokémon Company has announced that the live orchestral concert series, Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions, will be taking place later this year, with the first show on August 15, 2014, at the Warner Theater in Washington, … Continue reading