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

Fanime 2013: The Masquerade of The Black and White Ball

Convention-based masquerades have dramatically evolved since their Carnival influences of the fifteenth century. Ambiguously representing the unabridged rules of each host, masquerades have become synonymous with staged performances and secular contests. Masquerade balls illustrate how popular culture continues to influence and transform the countless stages of costumed culture. Despite this … Continue reading

Cowboy Bebop’s Shinichirō Watanabe says the live-action film is still in the works

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Shinichirō Watanabe, the director of the Cowboy Bebop anime series, has shed some light on the live-action adaptation of the anime. The last we heard about the Cowboy Bebop movie was that it was dead, since the budget was too high. During the London MCM Comic Con, Watanabe tells RedCarpetNewsTV … Continue reading

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong – Comic Review

When I was given this graphic novel to read, I wasn’t really expecting much to tell you the truth. The comics that I usually read deal with superheroes or people with amazing powers. However after finishing this piece, I really and thoroughly enjoyed it. The majority of us have experienced … Continue reading

San Francisco gets their first Japanese film festival in July and includes live-action Rurouni Kenshi

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Japan Film Festival of San Francisco is the first fully-dedicated Japanese film festival in…San Francisco. It will include some notable movies like the the live-action Rurouni Kenshin (which I thought was a great movie), Space Battleship Yamato, and Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower. There are 15 live-action and anime films … Continue reading

Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock gets its first eye poppin’ trailer

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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 outlaws that fight against Earth’s … Continue reading

KyoAni’s Swimming Anime ‘Free!’ is real and set to air this summer

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 set to … Continue reading

Iron Man 3’s Shane Black has his sights on Death Note and Doc Savage

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 … Continue reading