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OP Up! Urobuchi Edition

If you look at a few popular shows in the last few years, you're gonna notice that one name pops up a lot when it comes to anime that feature heavily dark tones. That name is Gen Urobuchi, whose body of work will consist of familiar elements consisting of dark and depressing themes but is still entertaining even when it is more of the same. Show More Summary

SUPERBEAT: XONiC will be Playstation TV compatible

Rejoice, big screen rhythm music gamers! SUPERBEAT: XONiC will be compatible with the tiny wondrous box that is the Playstation TV! Now you can play with a big screen with a controller if touch screens aren't your thing. This also means...Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode 12

Hey Haruhi fans, remember when Kyon bunked off looking for paranormal stuff and spent his afternoon in the library with Nagato instead, only to get scolded by Haruhi? Would you like to watch it again with a different art style and way less urgency to bend to Haruhi's whim? Well, that's pretty much this episode. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 705

Has anyone else noticed that Swallow Island not only looks like a Swallow from a boat if it is looking at it from the right angle but also looks like a Swallow from birds eye view too? It's funny how coincidences just work in the world of fiction. Show More Summary

Tenshin Da: Dairanger is up for pre-order

It's been a month since Shout! Factory announced that they're releasing Dairanger in North America, and the show is can now be pre-ordered at the company's Website. While it's unfortunate that one can't reserve the series at Amazon yet, a 50-episode series for U.S. Show More Summary

Annotated Tokusatsu: Ultraman X episodes 4-5

We’re five episodes into Ultraman X, and the show has finally unleashed its good playing cards. Not only did we get to fall in love with the rest of XiO’s crew, the show gave us a cameo appearance in the form of a previous hero. Yes,...Show More Summary

Kingdom Hearts III goes peak Disney, includes Big Hero 6 world

Let's face it: Kingdom Hearts III has been in development for so long that it's practically associated with a now bygone period of Japanese game development, dominated by the dread spectre of Square Enix at the height of its power and arrogance. Show More Summary

Japanator Live: Sal gives Ys I one last bump

Watch live video from japanator on Alright, people. The time for me to overcome the first Ys game has come. Based on my last playthrough, it seems like I got the hang of the game's bump mechanics. Depending on how things...Show More Summary

Gorgeous pixel-art gifs capture the humble side of Tokyo life

Sundays are designed to be lazy. Wake up late, coffee and novel 'til noon, walk or gardening 'til night, and then if you're like me getting all the homework and projects finished for deadline Monday! Artist Yuuta Toyoi has created a series of pixel art animated scenes that capture small moments in the midst of Tokyo's rush-rush lifestyle. Show More Summary

First Impressions: Himouto! Umaru-chan

Himouto! Umaru-chan is an anime series I never intended on starting this summer but seeing that I'm now writing an extremely late First Impressions it certainly did catch my fancy after the first few episodes. Himouto! Umaru-chan Read more...

Week Ender - Vampires Edition

For this weekend's Week Ender, we continue to look at some Vampire-themed anime endings. Vampires have this appeal to people, with power and strength with a side of mystique. So what's your favorite anime that features vampires? IF I MISSED ANY, FEEL FREE TO SHAME ME AND SHARE IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND TELL ME I SUCK. Read more...

Check out Final Fantasy VII as a 2D brawler

You cannot dispute that Final Fantasy VII is the most beloved game in the Final Fantasy series. It had a huge impact in the western market, an extended lifespan with the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII, and its remaster was one of the biggest things to come out of E3 this year. Show More Summary

Strong Style: Season 3 Beatdown with NJPW

This week we start the third season of NJPW on AXS TV picking up events taking place right after the G1 Climax 24 concluded. During the rest of the season we will be leading up through the WrestleKingdom 9 event from early 2015. Tonight...Show More Summary

Send out a '39' for Miku in Persona 4: Dancing All Night

No bones about it: Persona 4: Dancing All Night is a weird game. Sure, Atlus has a long history of milking the Shin Megami Tensei franchise like it was Audumbla, the live-giving cow of Norse myth, but making a dancing game out of itShow More Summary

Animator Expo's 27th short is a colorful treat

Whenever the Japan Animator Expo project pops out a decent piece, a stronger one takes its place. In this case, Takashi Nakamura's (Robot Carnival's "Nightmare" short and Tree of Palme's Director) piece, "Bubu & Bubulina," is just what the doctor order to make up for last week's segment. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 704

Corazon reminds me of that weird uncle everyone has. The one that comes around for the holidays, always gives you awesome presents, tells great stories, but is also just plain weird. You were scared of him when you were younger cause he was all up in your face but now you've grown to accept him as an eccentric individual. That's Corazon. Read more...

Would you like some fries with your Yo-kai?

So, I haven't actually watched a full episode of Yo-kai Watch or played the games. I have just ended up buying gobs of toys for my nieces and nephews, as they are insane about the highly successful series. In some weird way the infection has actually spread to me, as I tend to get overly excited when I see any Jibanyan merchandise on the shelves. Show More Summary

What if The Legend of Zelda took place in the Wild West?

When the folks at Beatdown Boogie aren't shooting at a con, they go behind the set to create their own special projects. In their latest video, the group gives us a taste of how The Legend fo Zelda would turn as a spaghetti western.Show More Summary

Get your Fate/stay night gear on

No hardcore Fate/stay night fan would hit the town without a pair of officially licensed sneaker from UBIQ. The shoe maker is coming out with two sets of kicks, inspired by both Saber and Archer. I can't say that I'm a fan of the design, or wether or not the inspiration is in the right place on these. Show More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: FLOW

Naruto Shippuden is winding down, but that doesn't mean that we shouldn't expect the finest J-Rock as usual! The 34th ending to the series bring us back to one of the series's favorite bands, FLOW. With two singers and amazing energy,...Show More Summary

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