ATLUS picks up 2D Fighting Game Aquapazza for the West

There are an abundance of fighting games set to release in the upcoming months: Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: ChronoPhantasm, Ultra Street Fighter IV to name a few. ATLUS, publishers of many niche Japanese games, have added Aquapazza: AquaPlus Dream Match to its Holiday releases. AquaPazza features a plethora of characters from popular visual … Continue reading

Should CG animation start moving towards a mature theme?

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CG animation has been around for quite some time now, and there have been a lot of memorable titles released throughout the years such as: Toy Story, Ratatouille, Cars, Monsters Inc, etc, however a lot of these CG animations tend to be geared towards children and preteens – why is … Continue reading

J-Stars Victory VS trailer features Naruto, Dragon Ball, Bleach, One Piece and more

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J-Stars Victory Vs is a fighting video game that features characters from many Shonen Jump series. These characters are pretty big in the manga/anime universe and include Naruto from Naruto, Ichigo from Bleach, Goku from Dragon Ball, Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece, Himura Kenshin from Rurouni Kenshin, and many … Continue reading

Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth’s 2nd Trailer Unveiled

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The official website for the Persona 3 The Movie #1: Spring of Birth was updated at midnight on Tuesday, and a new promotional video for the movie was unveiled. Alongside the new promotion trailer are new character designs and a new piece of key visual art. The promo trailer introduces the … Continue reading

Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘From Up on Poppy Hill’ heads to Blu-ray this September

Being released in Japanese theaters in 2011, U.S. fans of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) will now have a chance to check out From Up on Poppy Hill when it’s released on Blu-ray and DVD September 3, 2013. Disney has mainly been distributing Miyazaki’s animated films, but … Continue reading

Cardfight! Vanguard Team League Tournament and Weiss Schwarz Kick-Off Event on the Queen Mary

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We can now joke about playing card games on boats and all that to add onto the joke of card games on motorcycles. Bushiroad is holding the Cardfight! Vanguard Team League Last Minute Qualifier, Cardfight! Vanguard Team League Continental Championships, and Weiss Schwarz Kick-Off Event this weekend on the Queen Mary … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: Noizi Ito Interview

Nerd Reactor had an opportunity to sit down with Noizi Ito (いとうのいぢ) at Anime Expo 2013 and talk about her work and influences. A popular illustrator and character designer whose works include Shakugan no Shana and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Ito-san has also worked on games, including the new title in the … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: The Good, the Bad, and the WTF

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Cosplay, anime, gaming, panels, live shows, unique vendors and artists, dancing, drinking, and excessive amounts of fandom all come together in one place every year just around Independence Day. The Los Angeles Anime Expo is the United State’s answer to Japan’s Comiket. While most will assume that Comic-Con is the … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: Dark Horse Comics/Mangas and Final Fantasy!

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This year at Anime Expo, we got a chance to talk to the fellows at Dark Horse about older mangas that now fall under the Dark Horse library such as Chobits, Card Captor Sakura, Beserk and Oh! My Goddess to newer releases like Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Detective … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: Porno Graffiti Press Conference Report

During Anime Expo 2013, Nerd Reactor was able to attend Porno Graffiti’s Press Conference where members of the press had an opportunity to ask them a variety of interesting questions. They talked about many topics including their humble beginnings and their works being featured in well-known animes (such as Full Metal Alchemist, … Continue reading

Anime Expo 2013: Little Witch Academia

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At Anime Expo 2013 about 50 selected fans were invited to a special event that focused on the “Anime Mirai” project, Little Witch Academia, created by Studio Trigger. The special event featured Masahiko Otsuka, who wrote the script for Little Witch, where we’re given a detailed look into the hard work behind … Continue reading

What if Attack on Titan had a live-action movie poster?

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Attack on Titan is the hottest anime right now. Everybody and their moms and grandmas are talking about it. Concept designer Kouji Tajima (Captain Harlock, Les Miserables, Total Recall remake, Dragon Age) has blessed us with an awesome fan-made live-action Attack on Titan movie poster. To get fans even more excited, … Continue reading