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Otakon 2016: Press Conference Q&A With “Escaflowne” Director Kazuki Akane

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison September 6, 2016
A 30-year veteran of the anime industry, Kazuki Akane worked his way up the ladder at Studio Sunrise by starting out as a Production Runner in the 1980s on Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ and the film Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack. In the 90s he took on assistant director and storyboarding jobs until his first […]
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God Eater 2 Rage Burst: Everything You Need to Know

by Jeffrey Harrison September 1, 2016
It may have taken a while, but God Eater 2 Rage Burst finally receives a western release. Bandai Namco Games offers players an English version of God Eater 2 Rage Burst this week. The game is now available on multiple platforms. So, players will finally get a crack at eliminating the monsters that are threatening […]

“Berserk” Producer Reo Kurosu ‘Anime Guest of Honour’ For MCM Scotland Comic Con 2016

by Grant Whiteon August 26, 2016
Producer Reo Kurosu has been announced as the Anime Guest of Honour for MCM Scotland Comic Con, due to be held 24th-25th September at the SECC in Glasgow. Kurosu’s credits include the latest adaptation of Berserk, Fullmetal Alchemist and The Heroic Legend of Arslan. He will present a panel on the Saturday of the event […]

Gundam UK Fan Convention ‘G-Con’ Catapults Into Action This September

by Grant Whiteon August 23, 2016
After much preparation the fan run Gundam convention G-Con is set to launch in the UK this September. Celebrating the popular Japanese sci-fi war drama, G-Con is the first UK fan convention for the franchise. Organised by model kit importer Japan:Cool the event will include panels discussing the hobby of Gunpla (Gundam plastic models), a […]

“Fullmetal Alchemist” Resin Case & “Escaflowne” Ultimate Blu-ray Revealed For UK

by Grant Whiteon August 8, 2016
As we’ve reported previously, UK distributor Anime Limited will be releasing an Ultimate Edition Blu-ray set of the first Fullmetal Alchemist anime. One of the talking points of this is the outer case doubles as high quality resin replica of the iconic gate from the show. While previously we had seen only production sketches, Anime […]

The Top 10 Most Epic Generation IV Pokemon

by Todd Blackon July 30, 2016
Nintendo may not be doing so hot as a company right now, but the Pokemon franchise has never been stronger. The next generation is coming via Sun/Moon, the anime is still going on, and the original games that were re-released have sold over 1.5 million copies. Add that to the phenomenon that is Pokemon Go, […]

Review: “Yona of the Dawn Part 1 Blu-ray (UK Edition)”: The Badass Princess Diaries

by Grant Whiteon July 26, 2016
Yona is the teenage princess of the Kouka Kingdom, residing in the central palace under the eye of her convivial father, Emperor Il. On the night of her sixteenth birthday, the palace is struck by a coup which forces Yona to escape under the protection of her bodyguard and lifelong friend Hak. Unsure of who […]

Review: “Yona of the Dawn” Part 1 Brings a Winning Fantasy Adventure

by Todd "GWOtaku" DuBoison July 26, 2016
Well-done fantasy is a special treat in Japanese animation (and the medium at large, for that matter), but well-done fantasy with a woman as the key and non-subordinate figure is a downright rare experience. But Studio Pierrot’s Yona of the Dawn delivers on both counts and joins Moribito and Twelve Kingdoms as a sterling example […]

Review: “CubexCursedxCurious” Blu-Ray/DVD is CrassxClichexCrummy

by Neo Yion July 25, 2016
I thrive off bad entertainment. Shows with an utterly inane premise or a certain level of awfulness makes it worth sitting through for sheer notoriety alone. Sure, the product is bad, but at least you can laugh at it, so there’s a consolation prize. CubexCursedxCurious (or C3 for short) held exactly the kind of nonsense plot […]

Review: “Rage of Bahamut: Genesis” is the Ultimate Fantasy Love Letter

by macattackon July 21, 2016
This series should have failed. Rage of Bahamut: Genesis is based on a mobile social card game that has been a fairly sizable hit in Japan, but barely penetrated US shores and obtained mediocre-to-bad critical reviews. The success in its native country guaranteed an anime tie-in to further promote the property sooner or later, even […]