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1:30 PM on 02.14.2014

Persona 3 The Movie 2 trailer is all kinds of tantalizing

Atlus and Aniplex have called forth the first footage of Persona 3 The Movie #2: Midsummer Knight's Dream, which is scheduled to premiere in theaters in early summer. The first film, Spring of Birth, released late ...

Kyle MacGregor



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Review: One Piece: Romance Dawn
by Chris Carter

One Piece is a fantastic anime. It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his charismatic Straw Hat Pirate crew as they search for the "One Piece" -- the most valued treasure in the entire land. They're over 600 episodes in and they still haven't found it, but it's an entertaining journey all the same.

Sadly, One Piece: Romance Dawn isn't a great reflection of the show, mostly due to a lazy presentation.

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4:00 PM on 01.25.2014

Super Heroine Chronicle is one game NA will never see

If it's one thing An American Tale taught me, it's to "never say never." But come on, what really are the chances of Super Heroine Chronicle landing on North American shores? It takes the mash-up wackiness of the Super Robot...

Wesley Ruscher

8:00 AM on 01.17.2014

Toukiden: The Age of Demons gets an anime intro

Toukiden: The Age of Demons is coming to the PlayStation Vita in February, but for now, you can sit back and watch this anime intro from Studio 4°C. As you can guess it deals with demons galore, and from there, lots...

Chris Carter

5:00 PM on 01.10.2014

17th Pokemon movie based on X & Y, has Mega Evolutions

Pokémon XY: Cocoon of Destruction is releasing July 19, 2014 in Japan. From early information, it seems that the people behind it are going with a kitchen sink approach to capitalize on the wildly popular Pokemon X/Y.&...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Dekamari Senran Kagura is a rhythm cooking battle game

Senran Kagura is getting three brand new games, you perverts. Dekamori Senran Kagura is the most absurd of the bunch (which is saying something). It's a rhythm cooking game for the PlayStation Vita and PSP, categorized as a ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:14 AM on 01.08.2014

It looks like Inazuma Eleven is coming to North America

Nintendo has mysteriously posted a listing for an Inazuma Eleven game, and it looks like it's coming to North America in the first quarter of 2014. Unless it's a mistake, we're going to get a game based on the soccer ani...

Chris Carter

8:00 AM on 12.30.2013

Sega to experiment more with free-to-play on 3DS

Sega is experimenting with the free-to-play model right now on the 3DS in Japan, and it looks like it might yield some favorable results. They're scheduled to release their first F2P title soon with Initial D: Perfect Drift O...

Chris Carter

4:45 PM on 12.19.2013

Ranko Tsukigimeís Longest Day has a giant evil Pomeranian

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will serve as the concluding piece to Short Peace, a four-part animated anthology from Akira creator Katsuhiro Otomo. I need to see this film so badly. Just look at the art in those traile...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 12.06.2013

New screenshots for Guilty Gear Xrd show off the insanity

There's been a lot of buzz lately regarding the new fighter from Arc System Works. With several location tests going in Japan, fans are already getting some quality time with the title. Recently, we saw the return of Zato=One...

Alessandro Fillari



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Review: Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers
by Wesley Ruscher

I’ve never seen as much tragedy in a fighting game before I played Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers. Maybe I should have been more prepared with a fighting game based on the lore of the classic anime, but as a casual partaker in Japanese animation and newcomer to the series it was hard not to become interested in the game’s narrative, as I punched the crap out of every foe that stood in my way, because someone always ended up dying. Well sort of dying, since nothing is ever permanent in anime.

Before my time with the game, my familiarity with the anime/manga was limited at best. Sure I’d heard of it -- thanks in part to a former co-worker of mine constantly telling me how awesome the show was as each new volume hit our store’s shelves -- but there was always something unexplainable that rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe it was all the gorgeous hair or the muscled sexy dudes rocking the cover that bothered me... but really, I have no clue.

Well it’s been about a decade since I last had to think about Saint Seiya, and a lot in my life has changed. My anime palate has matured, while my appreciation for the past and the finer things in life has increased; basically I’m just getting old. But even with all my sentiment towards nostalgia, something there’s trove of in this fighter, does the rest of the game offer a solid experience for those looking to bust some heads with all the flavor and flash of a '90s anime?

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11:00 PM on 12.02.2013

Chaos;Child is the next game in the Steins;Gate series

Leave it to Japanese titling conventions to confuse. I know Steins;Gate as the anime with the weird semicolon that a lot of people say sucks for the first few hours of episodes and then suddenly start talking about how great...

Steven Hansen

11:00 PM on 11.25.2013

Atlus summoning second Persona 3 film in summer 2014

The follow-up to Persona 3 the Movie #1: Spring of Birth will release in Japan next summer, Cinema Today reports. The announcement was made at a special event for the first film, which debuted in Japanese theaters l...

Kyle MacGregor

1:00 PM on 11.24.2013

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers hits PS3 November 26

Saint Seiya: Brave Soldiers' destiny clashes this Tuesday, November 26, when it smashes its way onto North American PlayStation 3's. Released last week in Europe, both at retail and on PSN, the NA version of the game is fore...

Wesley Ruscher

11:00 PM on 11.22.2013

All four Pokemon Origins episodes now in English

The fourth and final localized episode of the Pokemon Origins mini-series is now live for you to view. As a reminder, Origins is based completely on the Pokemon Red/Blue games, as opposed to the horrible prolonged and never e...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 11.20.2013

Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind long trailer

This is definitely our meatiest look yet at the upcoming 3DS game Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, which is launching in Japan on December 5.  I'm really curious just how the 3D maneuvering works and how it f...

Steven Hansen