sunnuntai 30. marraskuuta 2014

Yamada-kun to 7 nin no majo Anime revealed



Another brainless harem anime incoming. If you are a fan of Trinity Seven then you should be excited another harem shenanigans heavy anime with nothing but cute girls is here.

The announcement comes via the mangas website with the anime adaptation coming in spring 2015. It had already gotten a OVA but now the manga has apparently reached new heights and is getting the highest price in the otaku world it's own anime.










lauantai 29. marraskuuta 2014

Hetalia The World Twinkle Announced

The 6th anime adaptation of the beloved Hetalia series by Hidekaz Himaruya has today been officially announced. We have no other details about the series at this moment as the website only has one image as the announcement. Studio DEEN is most likely producing this series as well (they did the previous 5).







Japan

All countries

Source: Hetalia

torstai 27. marraskuuta 2014

GumKare! Newest trend from Japan

GumKare or Gum boyfriend is the latest ploy done by Lotte to engage the otaku community to buy some gum. It is done as a parody of gal games with each gum having their own mascot, personality and ways to make your mouth feel like a ocean of love.

They are having a poll to see which character is the most popular (also a usual move to get more people interested) and you can win prices if you vote.

The gums in question followed by their respective videos that show the personality traits.


BlackBlack, Xylitol, Acuo, Greengum, Fits





maanantai 24. marraskuuta 2014

Boku no Hero Academia - Impressions

It is hailed as the beginning of the next batch of super popular shounen series that are coming.


Now is it the next coming of Dragonball? Probably not. Is it good? Yeah definitely.

People are not born equal is something the main character has to learn in a world where almost everyone has a superpower, Midoriya is one of the few people who are born without any power but that doesn't stop him from dreaming. One day the greatest hero All might approaches him with a deal he can't refuse. Now he will join one of the countries top school and learn to become a hero.

The story is fine and fun with alot of references to american comics and superheros in general with even the art style changing to fit the mood. It follows your typical shounen style of a kid that isn't very good gets an amazing power and learns how to use to save/help everyone else. There hasn't been many chapters so it is hard to say about the overall story but for now it feels like innocent fun with some nice badass moments.

The Izuku Midoriya the main character is a bit of a cry baby but not so much that you immediately get annoyed and Bakugou seems a bit too hot headed but otherwise the whole cast of characters are pretty fun.
The art is good and clean and the author does action very well, you can clearly see what is happening and who is doing what.

So in short yes go read it, the manga is good and it is actually possible that it will become something big. Even if it doesn't it still is a very entertaining read, so if you like shounen or superheros then this is the right manga for you.

So buff

All might and Midoriya


Uraraka
 

lauantai 22. marraskuuta 2014

Attack on Titan Season 2 Confirmed


Shingeki No Kyojin or Attack on Titan has been confirmed for a season 2 coming 2016, twitter exploded with the news of a possible AOT sequel and it turns out they were for once right.
If you can't wait that long maybe the movie (which is sadly only a retelling of  the anime) can keep you occupied, if not there is always the live action movie coming soon as well as the second anime movie coming in 2015.







perjantai 21. marraskuuta 2014

Ghost in the Shell FPS

Ghost in the Shell seems to be getting a new game, an online fps. In the style of something like Blacklight Retribution it seems to be a futuristic future (as it is set in Ghost in the Shell) as there are various gadgets and stealth modes and so on.
The game will be out sometime in 2015 and no word about an English release but don't hold your brearh.











tiistai 18. marraskuuta 2014

Preliminary Winter 2015 Anime Chart

This is the preliminary anime list for 2015, We can see alot of new season for our favorite series like Aldnoah Zero or Kuroku no Basuke. The list is not done yet but there shouldn't be anything  there that gets delayed  so the only difference to the final list is that the final one will simply have more anime on it.

Full picture:










Chart created by Zana at neregate.com
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart :
Anime News Network
Moon Phase
Moetron
My Anime List

maanantai 17. marraskuuta 2014

Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F

The new Dragon Ball z movie has a title: Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu No F (F is for Fukkatsu or 'resurrection') and it will be coming out April 18th both 2D and 3D.


The magazine gives a short explanation of the story.
An Earth where peace has arrived. However, remnants of Frieza's army Sorbet and Tagoma (from the Japanese word for 'egg') arrive on the planet. Their goal is to revive Frieza with the dragon balls. Their dastardly wish is granted, the "F" that plans its revenge against the Saiyans is revived...!


Also 2 new characters designed by Akira Toriyama are revealed Sorbet (left) and Tagoma (right). They are what remains of the Frieza army and they will stop at nothing to bring their Master back.


via Anime News Network

Food Wars anime teaser

Shokugeki no Soma or Food Wars which was earlier announced to be getting a anime release has now finally gotten a teaser out. We can see a small glimpse of what to expect from the popular food anime...




There seems to be a bit of hype for this so let us see if it can live up to it as it finally comes out sometime 2015.






lauantai 15. marraskuuta 2014

Hill Climb Girl

The second short film produced by animatorexpo is Hill Climb Girl a short story about Hinako a 17 year old girl who races her classmate to school every morning. She has not beaten him yet but with some inspiration from her favorite professional rider can she finally do it?



Watch the short film here. Press EN in the top right for the English version.
After watching I recommend you scroll down for some nice sketches and 3D models.



The short is beautifully done with a blend of CG and normal animation and the fact that it has Bradley Wiggins is always a plus in my book.




perjantai 14. marraskuuta 2014

Dragon Ball Z 2015 Movie - Release date


We have some new information about the upcoming Dragon Ball Z movie which is still untitled. The movie which has been described as "very funny" by Akira Toriyama is scheduled for a 2015 GW release which means golden week (April 29 - 5 May) and it has been confirmed by Japanese website CinemaCity for a 120 minute run time which is way more than the usual anime movie running time of 90 minutes.
CinemaCity also reports that the release date would be April 25 which would make sense with the tradition in japan that movies come out on Saturdays


Here is the English sub teaser trailer


Here are some pics of Battle of Gods to keep you company till next year.








Via SaiyanIsland

torstai 13. marraskuuta 2014

Hellsing Ultimate - Review

Hellsing Ultimate is a vampire OVA anime series made by Satelight (ep. 1-4), Madhouse (ep. 5-7) and Graphinica/kelmadick (ep. 8-10).


The story of Hellsing is the story of the Hellsing organization, which is centered around the Royal protestant knights in charge of dispatching of the supernatural. The organization is led by Sir Integra Fairbook Wingates Hellsing and she is followed by our main protagonist; Alucard a vampire that has sworn loyalty to the Hellsing family and now hunts vampires for them. Right in the beginning they meet Seras Victoria the heroine of our story a policewoman who Alucard decides to turn into a vampire.
As undead and supernatural activities are mysteriously increasing all over the world it is Hellsings objective to find out why and stop it.

The story gets a bit weird and overthetop at different points during the series but the vampires, organizations and their relations and how the whole world works is very thought out and very interesting. I'll tell you that this series has vampire Nazis and that should tell you all you need to know about how the story is.
The characters is what makes the show, Alucard is one of the biggest badasses in anime and is a fearsome force that you believe is a true vampire and Seras Victoria's character progression and slow coping of being a vampire is a believable and enjoyable process to follow, even if you don't really see it. But that is really it, otherwise there is no real character development or really much explanation of why character is there at that time or his or her motivations.

The animation is topnotch with every episode having almost a movie budget, the whole series looks incredible and there is no real place where the animation quality drops (unless it is for comedic purposes.) The world is drawn beautifully and there was no expense spared for any detail from the characters to the extreme amounts of gore that this show has. The only time the animation has some problems is when the studio changes between the episodes but it's never straight up bad.
The music (composed by Hayato Matsuo) is also great, they use very good background music that fits the mood great. It is suspenseful when it needs to and pumped up when it needs to do so. They also use a bunch of lyrical music at the height of the action which I personally like but I know many people are tired of it.

Now for the most important part; how did I enjoy it? Short answer it was awesome, great action, great tear jerking moments, great suspense. It wasn't all great though, the story doesn't really get me but the characters are fun to follow.

Verdict - 8.5/10. The best vampire anime there is. If you like awesome action or vampires then this series is calling you and you need to watch it asap.

Btw guys...watch the TFS Hellsing Ultimate Abridged series. You won't regret it.