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 >
Today Otakon announced that T.M. Revolution will be returning to Otakon as a musical guest. He held his US debut at Otakon ten years ago in 2003, so it’s nice to see him returning. T.M. Revolution, (whose real name is Takanori Nishikawa) is a well known anime singer, having performed songs for More >
Talk about nerd rage. The amount of response Screw Attack got from their Goku vs. Superman episode is off the charts. Of course, DBZ fans seem to be a little more vocal than Superman fans. Many loyal Goku fans were not happy with the outcome of the highly anticipated match. Some have even gone as More >
Ghost in the Shell is a classic anime film that has helped the medium rise in popularity back in 1995. A sequel and two TV series have been released so far. Now fans should be excited to hear that a new Ghost in the Shell series is coming in 2013 called Ghost in the Shell: Arise.
Not much is known More >
If you are a fan of the previous Atelier series, then you know that near the end of 2011 Tecmo Koei had acquired Atelier series developer Gust, which for most of the PS2 and PS3 era (including the 1 DS title), NIS America had been localizing and releasing in North America and Europe. Well today a More >
Hey guys and gals! I’m back from a fun-filled adventure at Anime LA 2013 (located at the LAX Marriott), and let me tell you that it was my best experience yet. The thing that makes ALA what it is are the people. Although my favorite convention that I’ve been to so far is Dragon*Con, it’s nice to More >
Oh holiday seasons, so many games to play and family things to do, sometimes it’s easy to miss the simple things like staying home and watching animes, including those with 28 episodes. In December, NIS America released for the first time in the US Umineko: When They Cry Volume.
One anime on the More >
We are definitely starting the New Year off with a lot of contests. We’re currently hosting the Power Rangers Samurai contest and the Archer Season 3 contest. Joining the list is the Anime & Manga Studio Contest. For this one winner will receive a digital copy of both the Anime Studio and Manga More >
Famitsu has announced that the video game series, Hyperdimension Neptunia, will be getting an anime adaption next Summer. The games are created by Compile Heart in Japan and localized by NIS America, which has already released Hyperdimension Neptunia and Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. 2 for the More >
It was announced that Crunchyroll would be adding the anime Love Live! School Idol Project to it’s schedule starting January 8th. It was announced a few days later that NIS America had already procured the licence for the anime here in the US meaning they will be the releasing the anime in the US More >
Sword Art Online is currently at episode 24, after Kirito awakens two years after being trapped in SAO. He then travels to Alfheim Online to save Asuna.
Last week Kotobukiya announced a 1/8 scale statue of Asuna will be released in 2013. Today Good Smile company announced a Kirito Figma./* More >
Rurouni Kenshin is a movie based off of the beloved Japanese manga of the same name. In short, the story revolves around the main character, Himura Kenshin (Takeru Sato), also referred to often as Hitokiri Battosai. He fought during the terrible Bakumatsu wars in Japan as a highly trained killer, More >
Studio Ghibli, the studio responsible for releasing films such as Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and recently The Secret World of Arriety, has officially announced today that they will be releasing two feature films for the summer of 2013. Each of the movies will be directed by a different More >
As is customary with the release of a new Pokémon video game, the television series follows. The Unova region is ripe for adventure, and as always, Ash is prepared to further master his Pokémon skills. Whether or not you’re prepared to go on this most recent journey will heavily depend upon how More >
Sword Art Online (SAO) has become a very popular anime series since it first aired in July 2012. Currently on its second season, the anime based on a virtual reality MMORPG has easily become one of the top anime series of 2012.
SAO already has video games in development, multiple mangas, and of More >
In the early 90s I remember watching cartoons like Samurai Pizza Cats, Voltron, Dragonball and Sailor Moon. Those were some of the anime that I was able to see from the land of the rising sun, and they were only available via VHS. These cost around $20 for only 3-4 episodes. Nowadays, that has all More >
So we were able to catch the one-date-only screening of Mass Effect: Paragon Lost. But if you missed that date, don’t worry, the Blu-ray/DVD combo will be available on December 28, 2012. Scroll below to listen to our podcast review.
Many Mass Effect fans were disappointed to find out that the More >
The Mass Effect trilogy story continues on in the upcoming anime film, Mass Effect: Paragon Lost, starring Freddie Prinze, Jr. as James Vega. With the release of the Blu-ray/DVD heading soon on December 28, 2012, Nerd Reactor had a chance to interview the composers behind the animated movie, More >
I was a late bloomer when it came to watching the 90s Berserk anime series, but after witnessing the story, action and violence from the first episode, I was instantly hooked from beginning to end. After hearing about a new Berserk anime trilogy, I was definitely excited to check it out. Berserk More >