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

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Under the Mask of Superhero Superfest

It’s two weeks until Superhero Superfest, so let’s talk for a moment about the local talent at the con and what cool events nerdslant is running! Starting off, let’s talk about the two local artists, Oaklyn local Emily Heierbacher, Author of Theatrics, a fantastic surrealist webcomic about theater teens, and Scaredy Cat, AKA David DeForne, a fantastic print artist from Highstown. They are joined by a host of other artists such as Philip McNutly, Joe Caramanga, Kathryn... Read More


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


Beloved Firefly Star Ron Glass Dead at Age 71

Beloved Hollywood actor Ron Glass died on Friday of respiratory failure. Glass was 71. His agent Jeffrey Leavitt confirmed the news to CNN: “It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the passing of my dear friend and client Ron Glass. Ron passed late last night of respiratory failure. Ron was a private, gentle and caring man. He was an absolute delight to watch on screen. Words cannot adequately express my sorrow.” Glass had an extensive resume, with dozens of television and film... Read More


What’s Your Video Game Spirit Animal?: A nerdslant Staff Exercise in Nerdy Self-Reflection

Video Games: They’ve been around since 1947 with the Catherode ray tube Amusment Device and have been entertaining the young and old alike ever since, growing into an industrial powerhouse that drives everything from popular culture to way we examine society, and also how we examine ourselves. With E3 behind us for this year, the staff at nerdslant decided to do a bit of that self-examining through the lens of the video games that have shaped our lives by asking one seemingly simple... 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


Wizards of the Coast & Viz Media Announce The Art of Magic: The Gathering: Kaladesh

Earlier this week Wizards of the Coast and Viz Media announced their newest addition to the Art of Magic: The Gathering series, Kaladesh, scheduled for release January of 2017. Throughout it’s twenty-two years, Magic: The Gathering has given us glimpses of some of the most beautiful and creative fantasy worlds through card sets and literature. This latest release is a 240-page book that will feature tons of original illustrations from the artists we know and love, including Adam... 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

Detailed Report

Introducing the World Of Warcraft Cookbook: Feed Your Alliance in Style

Anyone who’s had the pleasure of playing World of Warcraft knows that cooking and discovering recipes are kind of a big deal. Chelsea Monroe-Cassel, author of the amazing Game of Thrones cookbook, has happily to announced her newest culinary masterpiece: The World of Warcraft: The Official Cookbook. Now you too can create the finest cuisine Azeroth has to offer, and you don’t have to grind your Cooking Skill  to master level or farm for recipes to do it. Interestingly... Read More


Mark Hamill’s Visit to The Oxford Union and The Gasp Heard Round the World

Since Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters back in December, it broke the record for highest grossing domestic film and received high praise from fans and critics alike. However, there were fans who were understandably frustrated by the amount of unanswered questions they were left with by the end of the film, and Mark Hamill may have dropped one of the biggest spoilers about Episode VIII. In a recent visit to the Oxford Union, when asked about working with Daisy Ridley on the upcoming... Read More