Disgaea 4: A Game Uneasily Forgotten

If you like exploding penguins as much as I do, you should already be acquainted with the Disgaea series of video games. Introduced in 2003 and spun off into handheld ports, manga and anime, the series proper has returned once again with last week’s Playstation 3 release of Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten. This time […]

Bleach: Soul Resurrección (PS3) Review

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Bleach: Soul Resurrección(PS3) Publisher: NIS America Developer: SCE Japan Studio Tite Kubo’s Bleach is and still remains a strong property around the world, as both its anime and manga continue to maintain popularity even as I speak.  But now for the first time, Bleach seeks to establish a greater presence in video games with its first entry for […]

The Sitch is Back

Guess what? Kim Possible season sets exist. Legitimately. From Disney. Not on-demand DVD-Rs, actual pressed discs. They’ve been out for months, in fact. Their mere existence almost contradicts all public knowledge about Disney’s legendary ineptitude with the TV-on-DVD market. With the exception of X-Men, they can’t fully release a cartoon to save their lives. Gargoyles, […]

The Potential of JManga

By any standard, this has been a tough year for the manga industry. Sales are dramatically down compared to the heights reached a few years ago, Tokyopop went out of business and left a myriad of titles out of print, and the immenent closure of the Borders bookstore chain eliminates a major source of business and,makes it that much […]

"Nicktoons MLB" Video Game All-Star Team and Showdown Voting

Fans of Nicktoons MLB may now vote on their all-star team on 2KPlayBall.com. You can vote on your ideal team, as well as the location of “The Showdown,” which will take place on Nicktoons MLB launch date – September 13th.  

"GoldenEye 007: Reloaded" Video Game Preview

  GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is the latest re-imagining of the Nintendo 64 game from 1997. In 2010, Activision released an updated version of the classic for the Wii with the studio, Eurocom, in charge of development and Daniel Craig in place of Pierce Brosnan. The game was well-reviewed and based on player feedback, Activision decided […]

The Road So Far - The Amazing World Of Gumball

It feels like only yesterday that I first discovered The Amazing World Of Gumball, yet nearly two years have passed since then and I have watched every single episode since the premiere back in May.  At the time of this writing, exactly half of the first season’s episodes have aired.  I figured it was a […]

Ten Aging Anime That Should Be Brought Back

The big players in the R1 anime industry may be largely focused on recent titles, but old anime has been making a noticeable comeback these past twelve months. Bandai Entertainment recently announced the return of Akira return to DVD, while Mobile Suit Gundam is finally getting boxed sets this Fall after a long hiatus. Thanks […]

Creepy, Cool "Severed" Explores the Dark Side of Childhood

There’s a tendency to idealize childhood, to see it only as a time of innocence and discovery. Bright and sunny days filled with play. But for all but the luckiest of children, it’s more than that. It’s also a time to be really, really scared. When you’re a child you’re always at the mercy of […]

Jack Kirby Still Deserves Better

When I first read that the heirs of comic book legend Jack Kirby were trying to gain some control of the copyrights to the characters he created or co-created, like the X-Men, Thor and the Avengers–maybe you’ve heard of them–I wrote an essay here I called “What Does Jack Kirby Deserve?” I came down on […]

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