This past weekend a few of us got to experience the Long Beach Comic Expo (Not to be confused with the Long Beach Comic Convention, which takes place in November). This particular expo itself was only for one day only and was very low key. It was small and had the vibe of how the traditional Comic More >
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 >
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 >
Iron Man 3 is definitely going to be one of Shane Black’s biggest movie projects. But what is he going to direct after that? He’s got some film projects he’s interested in from Warner Bros. and Sony including the popular anime/manga Death Note and the old-school pulp novel Doc Savage.
“Right now More >
It’s a weird thing for me to actually be talking about a convention program guide cover, but this simply looks too cool to not share with you guys. The 2013 cover features Anime Expo’s mascot, Max, and is created by their artists in Japan.
The announced guests so far are voice actors Eric Vale, More >
Here’s one for the lady figure collectors…and Sailor Moon fans. Sailor Moon, the one that fights evil by moonlight, is getting her own S.H.Figuarts figure. In the world of poseable figures that’s dominated by male characters, this should be a special one.
Sailor Moon comes with her Moon Stick. The More >
In the 50 years of Iron Man’s existence there have been times that the armored avenger’s storyline can be at its peak or at it’s lowest. Iron Man for the past couple of years has never been hotter with the fantastic films (Avengers included) and also with the Matt Fraction run in the comics. 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 >
Fans of Madoka Magica are in for a treat as today Aniplex of America announced that both Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies in both a regular and collector’s edition is coming to Blu-ray. The Blu-ray versions are import from Japan but feature the uncut movie with Japanese voices and More >
So what’s better than an anime crossover? An anime crossover with Goku! One Piece 590 came out just a couple days ago in Japan, with subs rolling out just yesterday. For anybody who has seen all three anime would clearly know that Goku would dominate this face off. Without giving away too many More >
Channeling The Immaterial
There is an intervening substance that exists between the fabric of music and conceptual art. Metaphysically, this medium functions as a translator or a guide through each substance. The process of creating music employs the immaterial nature of the imagination, and the More >
Back in 2011 NIS America announced that they had signed a partnership with Imagepooch to bring games over to North America and Europe. The exciting part was that Black Rock Shooter was announced to be one of those titles. BRS was very popular at that point, and then all information on it went More >
Momocon was a complete and utter blast! Here is my review, but first, a quick history:
Having started in 2004, Momocon has grown exponentially since its conception. At first, it was held on campus at Georgia Tech for several years until last year when it was held, for the first time in its history, More >
At WonderCon 2013, Kotobukiya showcased their Spring Preview line which included previous announcements from New York Toy Fair and a couple of new announcements exclusive for WonderCon. I am especially loving the new “Cu-poche” line, which has similarities to the Nendoroid line but features a More >
There have been multiple Digimon series but nothing can beat the original two series, featuring Augumon and the original DigiDestined… Or how about a sequel to that same series featuring the original More >
Rooster Teeth has just released the “Black” trailer for the upcoming RWBY animated series (pronounced ruby) by Monty Oum. The trailer premiered during the RWBY panel at PAX East in Boston, MA. It features the third character of the series, with one more character trailer to go before the series More >
Monty Oum has created some epic animated fight videos involving popular video game characters like Haloid and Dead Fantasy. He’s currently working with Rooster Teeth on Red vs. Blue. We got the chance to chat with the animator as he talks about his animation career and his collaboration with More >
If you somehow missed playing any of the previous Atelier series, it revolves around alchemy. You know, the ability to turn led into gold and such. In this JRPG series, collecting ingredients and mixing them together is only one important part of this game.
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of More >
In The Japan Times today it was revealed that Japan and Japanese anime studios are going to be getting into international streaming in a big way.
Say hi to Yaoi, or Shojo, whatever you want to call it. It is amazing just how popular this 30-second commercial clip has become overnight. With Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, and many other social media fan sites sharing this almost instantaneously. YouTube uploads reached half a million views. More >
NIS America announced that Imageepoch’s Time and Eternity will be coming to North America shores this Summer. Released back in October 2012 in Japan, Time and Eternity is called the first HD Animation RPG that follows Princess Toki as she travels back in time to stop a tragedy from occurring during More >
Anyone who knows me knows that one of my favorite series of RPGs is the Disgaea series. Since Atlus first released the NIS title back in 2003, I was instantly in love with the characters, animation design and even the cheesy but hilarious story. The number one thing that attracted me most to the More >
Today more information was revealed about Ghost In The Shell: Arise.
Production I.G. will produce four 50 minute OVAs that will run in Japanese theaters before they are released on Blu-ray/DVD. The release dates for the first OVA (border 1: Ghost Pain) is June 22nd in theaters and Blu-ray/DVD on More >
For many con-goers and cosplayers on the East Coast, Katsucon begins con season. Currently held in the beautiful Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, it provides wonderful settings for photoshoots inside and outside the convention More >
It’s a great time to be an Iron Man fan. It was only a few years ago that only my fellow comic book geeks knew who Iron Man was, and now he’s everywhere. This year we not only get Iron Man 3, but a new animated feature length film as well. Iron Man: Rise of Technovore comes to Blu-ray, DVD, and More >