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Falcom's Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection slips to Fall 2017

As we enter a new season, I'm still rejoicing over the West getting blessed with five Falcom titles. During this great period, I was waiting for XSEED to spill the beans about Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection's release date. Lo and b...

 
 
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Kamen Rider City Wars gives off a Project X Zone vibe

Back when Bandai Namco announced Kamen Rider City Wars for the Android and iPhone, the trailer didn't reveal how it would play. Thankfully, their second video confirms that it's a mix between a strategy RPG and a beat 'em up. Aside from bat...

 
 
 
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Review: Ys Seven (PC)

During 2015, I managed to start my relationship with the English Ys PC games. From there, I fell in love with Falcom's other works. With XSEED bringing Ys Seven to Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store, it felt like I would witness another ...

 
 
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The 2001 Cyborg 009 series is making a comeback

When I started my anime collection, one of my goals was to purchase the uncut versions of my favorite shows from Cartoon Network's classic Toonami block. During this year's Otakon, the distributor Discotek Media talked about their plans to ...

 
 
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Ys Seven travels to PC on August 30

Is it just me, or is XSEED on a roll with their Falcom PC games? From the looks of it, I answered my own question since Ys Seven hits Steam, GOG, and the Humble Store on August 30. While I missed out on the original PSP game, I messed ...

 
 
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Science and henshin heroes collide in Kamen Rider City Wars

Whenever evil raises its ugly head, a hero will rise up to kick them in the face. To an extent, this is the Kamen Rider franchise's main premise. As the next show, Kamen Rider Build, prepares for its debut in Japan, its star is joining forc...

 
 
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Grab a drink and get comfy with VA-11 HALL-A's unused song

Ever since I laid my eyes on VA-11 HALL-A, I fell in love with its bartending elements and characters. This wonderful relationship resulted in it becoming one of my favorite games of 2016. As a person who jams out to its soundtrack, I ...

 
 
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Shake the heavens with Xenogears' upcoming figures

There's something strange about a company revealing plans for merchandise of a property they might not care about. In fact, it's weird when it's related to a title made by a team who doesn't work for them anymore. Honestly, this was my reac...

 
 
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Fuel your Gunpla addiction with more Gundam Build Fighters

To this day, I'm still surprised with the way how the original Gundam Build Fighters series turned out. When the project was announced in 2013, my gut feeling told me it was going to be a disaster. While I didn't mind its premise ...

 
 
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Get jazzed up for Anime NYC's Gundam Thunderbolt events

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt Season 2 may have ended last week, but its conflict isn't over. As we wait for a sequel to get announced, Anime NYC, New York City's latest anime convention, is holding two events that involve giant robot...

 
 
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Trails of Cold Steel S-Crafts its way to PC on August 2

I don't know about you, but summer has been a great season for Nihon Falcom's titles. XSEED's PC port of Ys Seven is on the horizon, and Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection is making its debut in the West. Now we can complete this glori...

 
 
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Animegane sounds like the perfect place to buy anime glasses

The concept of shops and restaurants based on existing properties is something I'm always down with. You get to see a neat take on your favorite fictional titles, and it gives you the chance to interact with people who share your interests....

 
 
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Ys Seven is getting washed ashore on PC this Summer

Back when XSEED Games announced Trails of Cold Steel I and II for PC, I was hoping for them to could give Falcom's other Sony console-exclusive titles the same treatment. At the end of their Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection stre...

 
 
 
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About Salvador G Rodilesone of us since 3:26 PM on 09.20.2016

Salvador is an average bystander who took his first step towards a life-changing goal. During his journey, he's devising a way to balance his time with anime, manga, video games, and tokusatsu into one manageable platter. While his plan sounds like an impossible task, Sal hopes to make his goal a reality one day.

When he's in the mood for a challenge, Sal loves to overcome the spiciest meals in the world. By consuming the hottest meals on the planet, Sal hopes to obtain the powers to resist the toughest hot temperatures and drink lava as a refreshment. Hopefully, he won't burn up in the process.

From time to time, you can find him on Twitter as The Crimson Blade, a nickname that was handed down to him by his close friends.

Disclosures:

Sal is friends with 2D Animator BlueBandanaJake, Stuntman Vaughndio Forbes (Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stuntman for Captain Holt) and Freelance Lab Zero Games Clean-up Animator Dustin "Can of Toast" Cantos since he met them during his pretend college days (a.k.a. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale).

Sal backed Kick Heart, Masaaki Yuasa's wrestling anime, on Kickstarter.

Sal hangs outs in the Sanctuary Crew Discord room, which Seizui, the creator of Reize and Star Chaser Story, moderates.
 
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