Sailor Uniforms come alive in this new trailer for KILL la KILL

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Studio Trigger exploded into the anime scene with their masterfully animated OVA, Little Witch Academia (In addition to a successful kickstarter campaign for its sequel, Little Witch Academia 2). Their next project is the TV anime series KILL la KILL, an upcoming anime about a wandering transfer student, Matoi Ryuuko, who’s seeking the … Continue reading

Samuel L. Jackson to star in live-action anime adaptation, Kite

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Check out this photo of Samuel L. Jackson in the live-action anime adapted film, Kite. He’ll be portraying corrupt detective, Karl Aker (the original anime name is Akai). Kite is a pretty disturbing anime that follows schoolgirl Sawa as a hired assassin. Her parents were killed and she has been … Continue reading

Otaku band releases catchy animated music video featuring Link, Inuyasha and more

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We love promoting awesome nerdy bands, especially when their music is catchy. Here’s an otaku group called LeetStreet Boys that recently released a new music video last month called “Imaginary Boys.” What makes this music video pretty cool is that it’s animated and includes characters from Legend of Zelda, InuYasha, … Continue reading

Review: From Up On Poppy Hill Blu-ray

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Before we start, let me tell you that I’ve never been a fan of Studio Ghibli films. I’ve watched Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle with each film getting a resounding “meh” from me. The studio’s dreamlike, ethereal, and surreal take on his films just seemed too weird for my taste. Although … Continue reading

Otakon 2013: 20 Years of Otakon

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Otakon has been the convention of the otaku generation for 20 years. Otakon always has a good show, full of great guests, and programming. I got to see a lot of it, but not all of it, but this would happen at any large convention. From Thursday, Otakon had its … Continue reading

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