Dragon Ball Z’s Vegeta FiguartsZERO figure does his iconic Galick Gun attack

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Relive one of the most explosive Dragon Ball Z moments from the first battle between Goku and Vegeta with the new Vegeta FiguartsZERO from Bluefin Tamashii Nations. In this new pre-posed statue, Vegeta is shown ready to destroy the Earth and Goku with his most powerful attack, the Galick Gun, which is … Continue reading

Digimon’s Metal Garurumon is getting an S.H. Figuarts this summer

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Digimon Adventure Tri will have you returning to the digital world this spring. Set three years after the events of Digimon Adventure 02, Taichi (Tai) is now 17 years old and the whole team will have to face a new threat only they can solve with the help of their … Continue reading

Man at Arms: Reforged creates Scissor Blades from Kill la Kill

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The folks over at Man at Arms: Reforged had a lot of request for Kill la Kill’s Ryuko Matoi’s Scissor Blade to be made. And now they have listened to the viewers, as they usually do. For those who don’t know, Ryoku Matoi’s weapons are her uniform and a Scissor Blade, … Continue reading

Russia bans hentai

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Announced earlier this month the Russian Federal Service for Supervision of Communications has banned all forms of Japanese hentai to enter or be distributed in the country. The ruling came after 13 videos were discovered on Russia’s social network, Vkontakte. After experts evaluated the videos in question, hentai was ruled as child pornography. … Continue reading

‘Digimon Adventure tri’ new character design for Taichi and Agumon

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This March, Shueisha‘s V Jump will release the character designs for the new 17-year-old Taichi Yagami for the new Digimon Adventure tri. Cencoroll Director and Animator Atsuya Uki will be lead character designer, while the script will be supervised by Yuuko Kakihara (Chihayafuru, Heaven’s Lost Property). Keitaro Motonaga (Getbackers, Fushigi … Continue reading

Valvrave the Liberator Blu-ray Complete Season 2 review

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By Kenny Kong Valverave the Liberator Season 2 is now available as a Blu-Ray set bundled with some extras from Aniplex USA. The Blu-ray set features 12 episodes on 3 Blu-ray discs and continues where season 1 left off. Here’s a look at the Blu-ray bundle….. Following the similar pattern of … Continue reading

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s Dracula Statue can cause demons to hide

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Dracula is coming in limited quantities thanks to First 4 Figures. The piece shows what almost looks like a very bored Gabriel holding a chalice filled with blood. At closer inspection you see a saddened and humanistic expression which has come with his curse that has left him saddened, angry and … Continue reading

Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion- coming to Blu-ray in April

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During OTAKON Vegas, Aniplex of America announced that the third Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion- will be released on April 7, 2015. The movie first appeared in North America back in 2013 when it was played in select theaters, including the US premiere in Southern California. Madoka Magica the Movie –Rebellion- will be … Continue reading

DURARARA!! Complete Blu-ray Box coming in April

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With Durarara!! X2 now available to stream on sites like Crunchyroll, Aniplex Channel and Hulu, Aniplex of America has announced it will once again be releasing the DURARARA!! Complete Blu-ray Box Set on April 7, 2015. Originally released as a Limited-Edition Blu-ray Lunch Box Set which quickly sold out, the Complete Blu-ray Box features the complete … Continue reading

Thousands signed petition to keep Scarlett Johansson off of Ghost in the Shell movie

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When it was announced that Scarlett Johansson (The Avengers) was going to be the lead in DreamWork’s live-action Ghost in the Shell movie from director Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), fans were really angry. The manga and anime took place in Japan with Japanese characters, so it shouldn’t be surprising to see purists … Continue reading

Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell coming 2017

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Many fans were disappointed with the news of Scarlett Johansson starring in the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie. Well, the project is moving on forward, since Walt Disney Pictures has announced today that DreamWorks Pictures will be producing the film with a release date of April 14, 2017. It … Continue reading

Persona 3 The Movie #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream coming in March

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Aniplex of America has announced it will be distributing Persona 3 THE MOVIE #2 Midsummer Knight’s Dream in both a Standard and Collector’s Edition Blu-ray import versions starting March 11th. A followup to last year’s release of Persona 3 The Movie #1 Spring of Birth, #2 begins at the beginning of Summer for Makoto … Continue reading

Onimonogatari Limited Edition Blu-ray Review

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  We’ve reached the second to last arc in Monogatari Season Two, “Onimonogatari,” which features Araragi’s cheeky vampire sidekick, Shinobu (or formerly Kiss-Shot Acerola-Orion Heart-Under-Blade if you’re nitpicky), as the main subject. As always, Aniplex has released a limited edition Blu-ray that contains all the episode for the Shinobu arc in … Continue reading

SacAnime 2015: Panel with Peter Cullen – More than meets the eye

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For those of us lucky enough to have grown up in the ’80s and ’90s, we spent many Saturday mornings watching cartoons. There were almost so many to keep track of that many were often lost in the shuffle. However there are some major staples that everyone knows and could … Continue reading

Shinjuku Train Station now offers Psycho-Pass evaluation

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Have you ever thought what your Crime Coefficient would be in real life? In the anime Psycho Pass, citizens are judged based on their crime coefficient (the likelihood that they will commit a crime). It’s very similar to Minority Report and its “future crime” aspect. Now you can experience the same thing…that is if … Continue reading

Interview with Expelled from Paradise Producer Koichi Noguchi

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Last week, Aniplex brought one of the Toei Animation’s newest animated films, Expelled from Paradise, to US shores only several days after the Japanese premiere. We were fortunate to have an interview with Expelled from Paradise‘s producer, Koichi Noguchi, at the US premiere in downtown Los Angeles last week. Nerd Reactor: So … Continue reading

J-Stars Victory VS+ coming Summer 2015

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Last year year gamers in Japan were treated to the ultimate fighting game which brought together characters from Shōnen Jump mangas past and present such as Dragonball Z, Rurouni Kenshin, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and more. It featured 39 playable characters and 13 support characters, bringing the total to 52 characters. The game … Continue reading