Goku’s mother finally introduced in ‘Dragon Ball Minus’ manga


Dragon Ball is an iconic manga and anime that has recognizable characters that are known across the globe by many. From what we know from the anime and manga, Goku grew up building his own friends and family. We never knew who his actual family was other than Bardock. That … Continue reading

Crackin’ at Kraken Con


At first sight Kraken Con looks rather small, and compared to other nerd conventions, it is. When you delve deeper, you’ll find an inviting, friendly and fun atmosphere for cosplayers, exhibitors, and anime enthusiasts alike. Entering the convention I could tell right from the gate that the level of cosplay … Continue reading

‘Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth’ release date announced


During an industry panel at Kawaii-Kon, Aniplex of America announced their plans to release Shin Megami Tensei: Persona3 THE MOVIE #1 Spring of Birth starting May 20th, 2014. This release will be available in over 50 countries. Spring of Birth is the first film in the Persona 3 trilogy based on … Continue reading

Marvel Disk War the Avengers is like a cross between Digimon and Power Rangers


Yes, that is an anime character transforming into Iron Man. The clip above comes from the Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers animated series that recently aired on Japanese Television. The show features Marvel characters, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, and Wasp as they tried to stop Loki’s evil plans. The … Continue reading

Good Smile Company announces new nendoroid and figure pre-orders (Kill la Kill edition)


Good Smile Company has informed us that they have announced some new Nendoroids and Figures from some popular anime series to be released later this year. The best part about this is that they are releasing it to the Western market. GSC will start us off in July 2014 with … Continue reading

Tiger & Bunny: The Rising – A hero’s true strength isn’t in his powers


Tiger & Bunny: The Rising is the second movie in the Tiger & Bunny series. The first movie, Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning, was a re-telling of the anime series while The Rising is a brand-new adventure taking place after the events of the anime series. Hero TV is still a … Continue reading

Pikachu announced as Japan’s official World Cup 2014 Mascot


“They want to be, the very best, that no one ever was…” At least that’s what we’re hoping Japan’s motto is going to be for this summer’s upcoming World Cup. Adidas (Kit manufacturer for Japan’s 2014 WC shirt) announced that Pikachu (and a number of other Pokemon such as Bulbasaur … Continue reading

First look at Sailor Moon Crystal anime including story


Where are my Sailor Moon fans at? This one’s a big one, since we’ll be getting a new Sailor Moon anime series, a re-imagining of the manga with updated art and script for today’s generation. Toei Animation has released a new image along with a synopsis. With the new image, … Continue reading

Stranger in a strange land: My time at Colorado’s Animeland Wasabi

FLCL Scooter copy

Fifteen degrees and a dusting of snow heralds in the first full day of Animeland Wasabi. After seeing the cosplay at registration yesterday, I wonder how some of the attendees will manage this weather. I’m clothed top to tails and I’m shaking like a dog passing carpet tacks. Nervously I … Continue reading

New Winter 2014 Wonder Festival Exclusives from Good Smile Company


This past week, toys and figure invade the bi-annual Wonder festival! Japanese collectible toy maker Good Smile Company leads the charge with seven new figures for us to enjoy this coming year. First up is a wonder festival exclusive. The cute and adorable virtual idol with a magical winter twist, … Continue reading

Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising playing in select theaters in March


Elven Arts, Inc. and Viz Media are bringing Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising to select theaters in the US starting March 14, 2014. The film will be released in Japanese theaters starting this month. North American audiences will get to see the movie one month after. In a brand … Continue reading

Namco Bandai brings Short Peace compilation to western shores


I’ve kept tabs on Short Peace since it hit theaters in Japan last year and have waited for someone to pick it up for western releases. What surprised me is that a video game company would step forth in doing so. Namco Bandai announced yesterday that they will be bringing over anime anthology Short … Continue reading

Snow White’s Rupert Sanders to helm live-action Ghost in the Shell film

Ghost in the shell major Motoko batou  tachikoma

There are two anime that many otaku consider as the pièce de résistance of anime, and those are Ghost in the Shell and Akira. Rupert Sanders, the Snow White and the Huntsman director who dated Kristen Stewart (Twilight), is said to be directing the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. According to Deadline, Sanders … Continue reading

New Fate/Stay Night anime coming in Fall


It’s been confirmed that a new Fate/Stay Night anime series will be released during the Fall 2014 season via Type-Moon Ace magazine. Anime studio ufotable will be producing the series and Takahiro Miura will be directing the series. Fate/Stay Night will incorporate any of the three different scenarios Fate, Unlimited … Continue reading