MCM Comic Con Continues EU Expansion In 2016 With Hannover And Brussels Events

by Grant Whiteon January 27, 2016
With their London event standing as the world’s current third largest comic convention and similar events being held across the UK, MCM have announced their continued expansion into continental Europe with two new events. Already hosting events in Stockholm and Malmo, MCM Hannover Comic Con will be hosted 4th-5th June at Hannover Messe and MCM […]
Tokyo Ghoul

Review: “Tokyo Ghoul” Is Mind-Draining Drool

by Chad Boninon January 21, 2016
Have you ever had a bad date? There have been obvious date-killers, such as making an inappropriate joke, bringing up politics (and finding out you’re on the opposite end), or having the person hit your one worst personal pet peeve. Ken Kaneki has been the victim of the ultimate “catfishing:” he had a crush on […]

Naruto Shippuden 23

Review: “Naruto Shippuden” Set 23 – The Allure of Power

by macattackon January 19, 2016
Naruto Shippuden‘s quality has been slipping for the last couple of DVD volumes, but the series aims to pick it up in a big way in this set. The fan-favorite original arc “Power” is included on here in full. Does it add the urgency and power that has been missing from Shippuden for the last 20 […]

Viewster Offering Omakase Subscription With Bonus Entry To Otakon 2016 Convention

by Grant Whiteon January 13, 2016
Viewster are currently taking subscription orders for their second Omakase box, themed around Naruto. But for a limited time not only will subscribers receive all the perks of a standard Omakase subscription including a box of exclusive merchandise and exclusive digital content, they’ll also receive free entry to Otakon 2016. Simply take out a subscription […]

RE: Cyborg 009

Review: “RE:Cyborg 009” Is Upgraded for the 2010s, For Better or Worse

by Chad Boninon January 7, 2016
Abducted by a terrorist organization years ago, nine human beings from around the world were modified into ruthless killing machines, but they retained their consciences and decided to defend the world as a group of cyborgs with extraordinary powers! This was many years ago, and nearly three decades later, they’ve all gone their separate routes. […]
Robot Carnival

Review: “Robot Carnival”: In Perfect Working Order

by SB20xxon January 5, 2016
Funny story: The other day I saw a pig shoot through the air. At first, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me, so I cleaned my glasses. No, there it was: A flying pig. Wings and everything. I knew they were experimenting with genetics, but wow! This is going to make them a […]

The Dragon Ball Z Gang Is Now Selling Cars — In America

The Dragon Ball Z Gang Is Now Selling Cars — In America

by Peter Paltridgeon December 29, 2015
If Pokemon turning 20 wasn’t enough of a sign that you’re getting old, this surely is: Dragon Ball Z characters are appearing in commercials selling American cars. It’s a strange marriage of culture that hasn’t been seen since Speed Racer was driving a Volkswagen twenty years ago. Krillin and Gohan are about to use the […]

“Naruto” Themed Omakase Merchandise Box To Come With Exclusive Sasuke Action Figure

by Grant Whiteon December 9, 2015
We’ve known for a while now that the second Omakase box from Viewster will be Naruto themed and contain a golden super deformed figurine of the noisy ninja himself. However the second item reveal is now known as an exclusive action figure of his long time frenemy Sasuke Uchiha, matching the star by wearing his […]


Review: “Tokyo Ravens Part 2” – Chasing the Light

by macattackon December 8, 2015
NOTE: This review spoils the first half of Tokyo Ravens. Also, although she’ll likely never read this, I would like to apologize to composer Maiko Iuchi for mistaking her as male in my earlier reviews of her work. I enjoyed the first half of Tokyo Ravens immensely, despite the mixed bag in quality I have […]

43rd Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2015
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 43rd annual Annie Awards, recognizing the best animated productions of the year and the people who make them. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website. Nominees in major categories include: Best Animated Feature Anomalisa – Paramount Pictures Inside Out – Pixar Animation Studios Shaun […]