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Golgo 13 is officially Too Old For This Sht

Indeed, like a certain police officer, the legendary assassin Golgo 13 is just a few weeks from retirement...literally! After nearly forty-seven years in serialization, the longest-running currently published manga is set to reach its...Show More Summary

Tokyo real-life Mario Kart

Tokyo’s famously efficient train network is a great way to get around the capital, but to really see the city, it’s much better to navigate on foot. The perfect method to explore backstreets, alleyways, and all they have to offer. Plus, and perhaps more importantly, it offers the possibility of coming across one of the […]

Annotated Anime: Gundam Build Fighters Try episode 17

It's worth pointing out that among many similarities to other episodes in the series, this week's installment of Build Fighters Try is the second time they've spent the opening minutes on the puppy-love angle between Fumina, Sekai, Gyanko, and now Shia. Show More Summary

Week Ender - Emotional Shounen Edition

This weekend's edition of Week Ender is about the gentler emotions we find in the endings of shounen action genre. The shounen action genre is known for the hot blooded explosive emotions such as anger or excitement but today we explore the anime endings that are calmer and focuses on the more quiet reflection of all the events that we have just seen in the show. Read more...

Simulate your own anime production in Anime Studio Story

Have you been enjoying P.A.Works' latest anime about making anime, Shirobako? Well, now you can now experience runing your own anime studio in Kairosoft's new simulation game, Anime Studio Story, which is much like their previous simulation...Show More Summary

Animator Expo's 12th short focuses on a berserk 3D Eva unit

It seems that Animator Expo has presented us with another Evangelion-related short. Interestingly, Evangelion: Another Impact takes us to a new location where a new Eva called Unit Null goes out of control. With Shinji Aramaki (CG Appleseed...Show More Summary

Love Live! School Idol Movie teaser trailer is a tease

If you haven't been paying attention lately, Love Live! is another one of those multimedia franchises combining high school girls, idols, music, anime, and live action voice actress promotions into one brand that extends across many media platforms. Show More Summary

We Chat With Gun Caliber's Bueno: Ninjas, Zombies, and Hardships

Welcome to the second part of our interview with the one and only Bueno. In this installment, the man talks about his experience with creating tokusatsu and shooting porn. On top of that, we get to learn the dark secrets behind his involvement with Gaion Sigma, and how his ideas were stolen when a tokusatsu called Raidenmaru was born. Show More Summary

Wota Senshi Center features an idol-group themed costumed hero

I may not be a huge fan of idol groups around these parts, but I'm always interested in mediums that love to try something different. In this case, Garage Hero's Daryl Deloreyes is creating his own tokusatsu project called Wota Senshi Center, an indie toku title with an idol group motif. Show More Summary

Annotated Anime: Shirobako episodes 14-15

Times like this I wish I have all the time in the world to drill into the last two episodes of Shirobako, because they are rich. I guess you might already guessed that to me, most every episode of Shirobako is rich in some ways, often more than one. Show More Summary

Here now is your first real look at Persona 5

I mean...wow. I've said more than once that Atlus was going to have to work very hard to top Persona 4 Golden, which is perhaps the most reified possible iteration of the design formula Persona 3 pioneered. I don't know yet if what they've got in store for PS3s and PS4s this year can truly exceed that, and I frankly have my doubts that they will. Show More Summary

Battered and bruised in Tokyo

Battered, bruised, but in spirit at least, not beaten.

OP Up! Cute Girls Edition

Sketch SwitchAnime: Hidamari SketchYear: 2007Hump day is here again and here is your weekly heapin' serving of openings. I don't know if it's an actual genre but the "Cute-girls-doing-cute-things" (or CGDCT) is a thing that I consider to be a category of stuff full of sunshine and rainbows. Show More Summary

Is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 the last of the series?

I mean, sure, this new, lengthy video from Bandai Namco showing off in-development gameplay from the latest entry in the Ultimate Ninja Storm franchise has other things to gawp at, like hot particle effects and ridiculous anime combat...Show More Summary

Persona 4: Dancing All Night's OP theme is pure Saturday Night Fever

Is it just me, or does it feel weird that the English lyrics make some sense? Perhaps they always did, and we just hadn't been exposed to enough Persona to really feel the meaning? Either way, the opening theme for Persona 4: Dancing...Show More Summary

Live in San Antonio? Come check out Alamo Drafthouse's weekly toku screening event

It's been known for a good while that most Alamo Drafthouse Cinema hold special anime screening events, and San Antonio's Westlakes theater is no stranger to this feature. Aside from anime, San Antonio's Anime at the Alamo event is known for showing tokusatsu shows as well. Show More Summary

Now we're cooking: Final Fantasy kitchen knives forged

Final Fantasy and ridiculous swords: The two concepts just seem to go together, even when, practically speaking, many a hero's blade in that franchise would likely be more useful chopping vegetables than monsters. Now it seems that the...Show More Summary

RIP: RWBY, Dead Fantasy creator Monty Oum dies

Whatever you might think of a creator's work, it's never easy to hear news about their passing, especially at a young age. That's the case with Monty Oum, an animator at Rooster Teeth studio and creator of the 3D animated action series RWBY, who passed away at the all-too-young age of 33. Show More Summary

How Japanese view herbal medicine

The web site Kampodesk, a Chinese (herbal) medicine (called “kampo” in Japan) information site, conducted a survey into the image of Chinese medicine. Demographics Between the 23rd and 26th of January 2015 853 users of the web site Kampo Desk completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 3% of the sample were 19 or under, 37% aged […]

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