Anime/Manga

Astra Lost in Space Hurls Readers to the Far Reaches

Kids in peril seem to be quite popular with pop culture fans these days. From the Hunger Games series to VIZ Media’s upcoming new release, The Promised Neverland, death and danger force them to confront issues far beyond their age. Now you can add one more title from the largest manga publisher stateside to that “dire situation” wishlist: Astra Lost in Space. First serialized by Weekly Shōnen Jump, this sci-fi manga blends survival with laughs wonderfully. Itʼs the... Read More

Anime/Manga

Get Ready to Sink Your Teeth Into The Promised Neverland

VIZ Media continues to roll out disturbingly gripping new manga this holiday season with the dystopian series The Promised Neverland. A sinister secret threatens the Grace Field House orphanage in this weekly Shonen Jump masterpiece. The story centers around Emma, Norman, and Ray, the brightest children at the orphanage. They enjoy an idyllic life. Good food, clean clothes, and the perfect learning environment under the watchful eye of their caretaker, Isabella.... Read More

Comic Books

Justice League Exceeds All Expectations!

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Warner Brothers Justice League. Many DC Comics fans were skeptical heading into the premiere of Justice League; after the beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took from critics and fans alike, it’s easy to understand why. While Wonder Woman is widely regarded as one of the better comic book movies in a while, and helped right the Warner Brothers ship, that’s a bad taste to wash our of your mouth. People... Read More

Anime/Manga

Children of the Whales Reimagines the Post-Apocalyptic Genre

The following review of Children of the Whales is spoiler-free, so feel free to read on without fear. In just a few days, VIZ Media is releasing the first English-translation volume of Abi Umeda’s Children of The Whales. The manga puts a refreshing fantasy spin on the post-apocalyptic genre; as my first foray into Japanese comics it did not disappoint! To be blunt, Children of the Whales is simply amazing, with beautifully developed visual storytelling reflecting the human condition.... Read More

Anime/Manga

VIZ Media Presents the Naruto Shippuden Rasengan Collection

Minasan, ohaiyo! With the holiday shopping season fully underway, we’ve got the perfect gift for that ninja in your life in the form of an anime box set that packs a literal punch. The Rasengan Collection, published by our friends at VIZ Media, brings together four incredible Naruto adventures on Blu-ray for the very first time. It includes Naruto Shippuden: Bonds, Naruto Shippuden: The Movie, Naruto Shippuden: Will of fire, and Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower. Packed with... Read More

Comic Books

We’re Going to Put a Happy Little Deadpool 2 Teaser Right Here

Why does June have to be so far away? If you’re not asking that question, drop whatever meaningless-by-comparison task preoccupies you and go watch Deadpool, the 2016 dark horse comic book triumph! The 20th Century Fox X-Men project languished in developmental Hell for nearly a decade until someone (we’re all pretty sure Ryan Reynolds) leaked test footage online. Despite its paltry shoestring budget, Reynolds’ enthusiasm for playing the merc with a mouth garnered over $750-million at... Read More

Movies

Thor: Ragnarok Raises the Bar for Fun at the Movies

Warning: The following review contains spoilers for Thor: Ragnarok. The Thor movies have been some of my favorites in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with their remarkable blend of self-awareness and bold choices in terms of pushing the superhero genre into new realms. Did the vibrant color palate of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 dazzle your visual palate? The Dark World laid that groundwork with an early glimpse of bolder colors. Even the franchise’s first film, while still a... Read More

Harry Potter

Your Hogwarts Letter Has Finally Arrived, Harry Potter Fans!

Check the mail, fellow Potterheads, I think there’s an owl at your door. Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment teased us a few days ago with the announcement that they’ll be unleashing mobile and console games under the label Portkey Games, all taking place in J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world! Top of the list? An interactive augmented reality game titled Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Since the release of Pokémon GO last summer, Harry Potter fans have clamored for a... Read More

Animaton

Cartoon Network is Serving Up All-New Steven Universe Content

You’ve been patient since May to scratch that itch, Steven Universe fans, and the wait is over! The “Wanted” four-part miniseries that ran five months ago left us with more questions than answers (and a borderline diabolical cliffhanger) when it comes to everyone’s favorite human-Gem hybrid, but show-creator Rebecca Sugar and the animation wizards over at Cartoon Network are ready to reward you with a feast—and I’m not just talking about new episodes. Let me break down this... Read More