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Avril Lavigne's latest music video is hard on cute, Japanese stereotypes

When Avril Lavigne's latest music video for "Hello Kitty" surfaced earlier today, it hit the higher-brow internet with a wave of pain. I'm not sure what it really is about it, so you better see for yourself. The use of foreign-language lyrics in the chorus is something anime music listeners are used to; it's very common in J-pop and K-pop. Show More Summary

Here's another Ultra Street Fighter 4 trailer to wet your whistle

This is your weekly reminder from Capcom that Ultra Street Fighter 4 is almost here. Another trailer dropped, this time highlighting all the new stuff that'll be appearing in this version. You've got the five added characters, six new...Show More Summary

Releases of the Week: Hidamari Sketch x 365

Happy release day, readers. There are some good box sets available for you. Hidamari Sketch x 365 is my top pick, although the "cute art school girls" thing may not be up your alley. If not that, then there's Star Blazers 2199 part two. Show More Summary

Star of Destiny: Suikoden II finally coming to PSN

Well, this news just made my day. It seems that the ESRB ratings, always a good source for accidentally outing new games, has opted to rate a very old game: Suikoden II. Konami's classic JRPG (and one of my favorite games of all time)...Show More Summary

Blue Exorcist now available on Netflix streaming

Earlier today, Aniplex announced that Blue Exorcist, the complete series is now available for Netflix instant streaming. Although the series has been available via Hulu and Crunchyroll for some time, many users prefer Netflix for its ease-of-use and distinct lack of advertising. Show More Summary

First Impressions: M3 The Dark Metal

A unique art style and mysteriously dark premise was beckoning me, telling me that this show had the potential to bring something really interesting to the season. With Junichi Saito at the helm, director of acclaimed Sailor Moon and Princess Tutu, and a script by Mari Okada of Anohana and Toradora!, there was no way I wasn't checking this out. Show More Summary

Fight as Rise Kujikawa in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax?!

There were rumors scuttling around for a while about Persona 4's Rise Kujikawa being a playable character in the upcoming fighting game Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and they proved to be true with the recent issue of Famitsu and DengekiShow More Summary

Annotated Anime: Captain Earth episode 2 & 3

I can't remember the last time I watched a mech anime with so much nonsensical techno babble. Bones' latest stab at the genre, Captain Earth, seems to have no qualms with throwing out made-up words and leaving them undefined for the viewers at home. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime Roundup: Winter 2014 Week 3

Welcome to the Annotated Anime Roundup for Spring Week 3: as the weather continues to warm and the world is rife with change, there's something comforting about the fact that every single week, without fail, Yowapeda continues to stall...Show More Summary

The Dose: ClariS

The (supposedly) young ladies of ClariS are back, with plenty of good stuff for their fans. Alice & Clara have returned with STEP, which is the new opening to the anime series, Nisekoi. If you're the kind of person that doesn't likeShow More Summary

Review: Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day

As far as bundles go, this is a bit of a strange one. Part-movie collection, part-video game, Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day is something that could only be pulled off on a home console. I suppose it's not surprising to see...Show More Summary

Fatal Frame Wii U in the works: Plus a film, novel and comic too

Fatal Frame and the Wii U were destined for each other. The Wii U tablet was practically made to become my Camera Obscura, fighting for my life and sanity with my dwindling Type-Zero film. With no title or date released yet, I was frankly...Show More Summary

New Ace Attorney game announced, will be set in the Meiji period

Oh Capcom, forget that I had any concerns about you abandoning the Ace Attorney franchise. This week's Famitsu contains a shock announcement of a brand new game, one that looks to be a spin-off rather than an Ace Attorney 6. Currently...Show More Summary

Hunter x Hunter manga to resume

You know, I had a feeling we'd be getting this announcement soon, seeing as the Hunter x Hunter anime is creeping closer and closer to the final complete arc from the manga. If you're not clued up on what's been going on for the past few years, author Yoshihiro Togashi has frequently put the manga on hiatus, with vague reasons as to why. Show More Summary

New Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment trailer shows off a boss battle

Dengeki Online has uploaded a new video for the upcoming Bandai Namco action RPG, Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment. With the release date right around the corner (4/24), it would make sense that Bandai Namco would start letting Japanese...Show More Summary

Viz announces print edition of World Trigger

If you're already a reader of Viz's Weekly Shonen Jump digital magazine, then you're familiar with Daisuke Ashihara's World Trigger. For everyone else, it's a shonen action series set in a world where Earth has been invaded by beings...Show More Summary

New Monster Hunter 4G Trailer surfaces

Monster Hunter 4G (Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for us in the west), unleashed its new trailer featuring high-octane hunting action. We get a good look at the 'Desert' area that was newly added, as well as the numerous bosses that occupy it. Show More Summary

Daisuki announces M3 simulcast

Well this is it. With only a couple of series left to premiere, this looks to be one of the final simulcast announcements of the season and it goes to Daisuki. In a press release sent out last night, the streaming site has revealed that they have acquired the streaming rights to the series M3 that dark metal. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Kamigami no Asobi

Kamigami no Asobi is a lively reverse-harem series based on the visual novel of the same name, and if it ends up anything like the Hakuoki series, it should be a treat to follow. It's got everything: gorgeous boys (for everyone into that), fanservice, and a heroine who might actually be able to hold her own, unlike Diabolik Lovers' Yui. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: The Irregular at Magic High School Ep 3

Maybe it's because I'm absolutely exhausted from SakuraCon, but this week's episode of The Irregular at Magic High School didn't do much for me. They've finally moved past the character introductions for the most part and are finally advancing into the school year proper but despite that. Show More Summary

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