Category Archives: Anime/Manga

Tokyo Ghoul:re Volume 1 Continues the Gory Delight of the First Series

The following review is spoiler-free, so read without fear. Volume 1 of Tokyo Ghoul:re provided courtesy of VIZ Media. Ohayo, minasan! Hot on the heels of the smash-hit English-language release for Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga series, VIZ Media is keeping up the Donner Party momentum with Tokyo Ghoul:re. The sequel follows Haise Sasaki, a Ghoul Investigator in the Ghoul Countermeasure Bureau (CCG). Sasaki has been tasked with teaching the Quinx Squad, humans inplanted with... Read More

Waiting for One-Punch Man Season Two? VIZ Media’s Got You Covered

It’s a bird, it’s a plan, it’s the Blu-ray/DVD box set collection anime fans have been waiting for—VIZ Media has finally released the first season of One-Punch Man! What began back in 2009 as a webcomic published by manga artist One (and later adapted for Weekly Shōnen Sunday with illustrator Yusuke Murata) has since taken the anime world by storm. Airing back in late 2015, One-Punch Man follows the adventures of Saitama, hero for fun and profit. After three... Read More

Blue Exorcist Returns After a Five-Year Hiatus with the Kyoto Saga

Warning: The following article contains some spoilers from season one of Blue Exorcist. Sometimes a brand new anime makes a huge splash when it debuts, leaving fans biting their teeth for the year or two wait until the second season. Other times the gap stretches out further and further, with little or no word from the studio as to when a captivating show will return; this is usually followed with resigning acceptance that the anime is never coming back—and then there’s Blue... Read More

Sailor Moon R: The Movie Coming to American Theaters This January

You may want to sit down before you read this, fellow Moonies–I can hardly contain my own excitement. At the most recent Moonlight Party (number six to be exact), Viz Media and Toei Animation announced a fully remastered theatrical release of Sailor Moon R: The Movie, set to hit the big screen in January! The select theater release will include a mixture of uncut English dub and original Japanese with subtitles versions, all dependent upon the survey results that Eleven Arts is... Read More

Box Cover Legendary Pokémon, Players Characters, a New Rival, and More Revealed in the Newest Pokémon Sun and Moon Trailer

A new trailer was released a few days ago from the Pokémon Company, unveiling a whole plethora of details on the forthcoming installments of the long-running RPG franchise, Pokémon Sun  and Moon. As is often the case for the Pokémon on the games’ box art, the “version mascot” usually figure prominently into the storyline.  Since Generation 2 (back in 1999, for those keeping track), each Pokémon featured on the cover’s often an immensely-powerful, once-a-game creature,... Read More

Pokémon: Johto League Champions Complete DVD Collection Released by VIZ Media

A few days ago, fans of the wildly popular Pokémon franchise were given an unexpected treat from VIZ Media, one of the biggest distributors and publishers of both anime and manga in North America: Pokémon: Johto League Champions – The Complete Collection released on DVD. The six-disc set features all  fifty-two episodes from the massively beloved anime. You can buy it here for the amazing sale price of $33.89, a whopping 32% off the initial release total! From the sprawling... Read More

All Systems Are Go! Pokémon GO, That Is

Niantic Labs, creators of the wildly popular Ingress augmented reality game, have just announced that registration for its most recent project, Pokémon GO , is going public. I had the pleasure of playing a tech demo a few months back, and I can tell you that this game’s definitely worth the wait. Built for iOS and Android platforms, the game’s due out sometime in 2016. Pokémon GO combines mobile-location technology using your mobile devices GPS function and augmented reality... Read More

Release Dates and Starters For the Newest Pokémon Installments Announced

Nintendo has announced through Pokémon Direct several key details surrounding the newest Pokémon games, Pokémon Sun and Moon. Having celebrated the 20th anniversary of the popular RPG-franchise earlier this year, the announcement broke among fan speculation and general praise for the last two sets of paired games, 2013’s Pokémon X and Y and 2014’s Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The new games are set to be released in Japan, North America, South Korea, Taiwan & Hong Kong,... Read More

Voltron: Legendary Defender’s Official First Trailer Has Dropped

Back in January, Netflix announced that it would be featuring a reboot of the classic 1980’s animated-series Voltron, co-produced by DreamWorks and World Event Productions (the company that brought the original adaptation of the Toei Animation series to America). Today, the first official trailer was released, and my personal reaction: Sheer and utter elation! Netflix has been riding-high on their original television series, pairing up with Marvel to bring us Daredevil, Jessica Jones,... Read More

Sailor Moon Crystal (Sub), Act. 27 – “Infinity 1 Premonition – First Part” Review

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the season premiere of Sailor Moon Crystal. Wow, we are finally here! It seems like over a year ago when I watched the last subtitled episode of Sailor Moon Crystal. I’m so happy they decided to continue this series with the Infinity arc; it’s my favorite season by far and I’m so psyched that we get to see the Outer Senshi in all their glory. I get goosebumps whenever I hear Viz Media’s tag, because I know it’s... Read More