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Beat Down Boogie gives us a taste of Momocon '15's greatest cosplay

As we're getting close to finish the week off with a bang, the gang at Beat Down Boogie are up to their usual tricks again. In their latest video, they give us a tour of Momocon '15, which is located in Atlanta. From the post apocalyptic...Show More Summary

Week Ender - Making Music Edition

This weekend's Week Ender features anime endings from anime about making that sweet music with all them musical instruments. Anime is a great medium to feature music with sound and visuals combining to make great viewing experiences....Show More Summary

More toothbrushes featured in Monogatari short stories

The Anime Monogatari Series Heroine line of books is something I desperately want translated. Each one focusses on a heroine from the anime Monogatari and includes interviews from voice actors, animators and production staff, and most importantly art from character designer Akio Watanabe. Show More Summary

New Afro Samurai game reveal trailer

Afro Samurai is set to continue the bloody work of Japan's noblest warriors in Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma. The sequel will follow the cartoon headed samurai Kuma as he tracks Samuel L. Jackson Afro to enact revenge against is departed loved ones, hence the title. Show More Summary

Strong Style: NJPW on AXS season 2 Episode 3

Welcome back to Strong Style! This week's show has AXS TV going back for our third episode of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Dominion 2014 event from Bodymaker Coliseum in Osaka. This week's show includes a heavy hitting tag match and an Intercontinental Title match. Read more...

Rejoice, SaGa fans: The Legend of Legacy heads to the Americas

If you're craving for a new entry in the SaGa series, then your hunger shall be slain by Atlus' acquisition of The Legend of Legacy, a 3DS game by FuRyu (Unchained Blades) that happens to be a spiritual sequel to Square's classic franchise. Show More Summary

Transform and Ink-Roll Out: Splatoon gets a Transformers homage

Nintendo's friendly shooter Splatoon is definitely looking to be the mimetic flavor of the moment, judging from the amount of buzz it's been generating online, but hey, if it somehow results in awesome art and whatnot, I'm all for it. Last...Show More Summary

Teaching English in Japan: Perpetuating Stereotypes?

In today's English lesson our text book's protagonist is flying from Tokyo to England. So begin references to The Beatles, orders for steak and kidney pie, and tea served in pots that even grandma would banish to the attic. Of course, you always drink tea, don't you? The Japanese teacher inquires of me. Show More Summary

Tokyo alley drunks

These two colourful characters may well have been incredibly drunk by mid-afternoon, but they are almost certainly not what one would call lightweights. Quite the opposite in fact, as the bars in this alleyway — and indeed the surrounding area — are open from late, til very late; meaning that more than likely they had […]

Review: Ranma 1/2 Set 5

And onward we go! Ranma 1/2 Set 5 breaches the 100-episode mark, and as I've noted in past reviews, if you've made it this far, you've likely passed the point of no return. Watching such a lenghthy series is a serious investment, and...Show More Summary

Voice actress Christina Vee has her own game

Youtube singer, voice actress, and fan favourite Cristina Vee is now star in her own game; Veecaloid Pop. Cristina Vee's work can be seen in a multitude of media but most prominently in anime; K-On (Mio Akiyama), Sailor Moon (Sailor Mars), and Magica Madoka (Homura Akemi). Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: One Piece episode 696

When Law came on the scene I did not trust him. I didn't even trust him even when he allied himself with the Straw Hats before the time skip. Gradually through the Punk Hazard Arc he grew on me, but there was still this uneasiness, like...Show More Summary

Feast your eyes on twelve minutes of the new Ghost in the Shell movie

We're only a couple weeks away from the premier of Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie, in Japan, so you can expect promotion to be kicking into high gear. If you're still on the fence, you probably might be interested in the twelve minutes...Show More Summary

OP Up! Making Music Edition

This week's OP Up! is all about them bass. Well, not exactly but it features anime openings that have musical instruments and the people who make that music. Anime, being a visual and auditory medium, definitely adds to a story whenShow More Summary

A Daily Dose of Music: Charisma.com

Ready for something a little bit different? In preparation for their July major label debut, Charisma.com have launched a video for their latest single, Ostubone Rock. The eclectic track combines J-Pop sensibilities with some fringe esthetic and hyper rave fuel rap action. Show More Summary

RWBY heads east with Japanese voice cast announced

Rooster Teeth has expanded massively in the last few years. Not content with Western domination with their hit shows; Red vs. Blue, Achievement Hunter, and up coming fan supported film Lazer Team, they are now preparing to release RWBY...Show More Summary

Draw your Swords: Square's Million Arthur game gets a worldwide release

For a good while, I never was able to get behind any mobile games, since my phone isn't smart enough to play any of the titles that are available on the online stores. Thankfully, I was able to fix this problem after I got my hands on an Android tablet. Show More Summary

Let it go when you poop: Disney's Frozen Sausages in Japan

Sausage marketers have it tough. Their product looks like a dick and is likely made from the most unmentionable parts of mechanically separated animal parts. How are you supposed to sell that to kids? You print a snow queen on it, logically. In Japan you can enjoy small weiners (full stop) with the characters from Disney's Frozen. Show More Summary

Kimono chameleon

Seeing a kimono is always a treat in Tokyo, but this particular sighting was that little bit more special due its oddly calming, almost chameleon-like qualities.

Wait, what? Final Fantasy XV demo and Type-0 getting patched

Hearing the news that a console game is getting a patch shouldn't be the kind of thing that makes a man feel old, but for some reason the announcement that Final Fantasy Type-0 HD and its accompanying Final Fantasy XV demo, Episode Duscae...Show More Summary

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