perjantai 30. tammikuuta 2015

'Major' manga sequel coming this March!



The sequel to the ever so popular baseball manga Major has been announced. No real details have been given at this point but a flaming hope has been kindled in the hearts of all sports anime/manga fans as one of the best series will continue.

Major for those of you who don't know is a series that follows Honda Goro and his rise all the way from little league to the majors and it is considered as one of the best sports series around.







keskiviikko 28. tammikuuta 2015

Naruto Shippuden: Dance Of War (Naruto live action fan-film)

Independent film maker EpicRival is making a Naruto fan film and you can check out the opening scene below. It is nice to see that there still are some hardcore Naruto fans out there that don't spend all their time complaining.

The 4th Great Ninja War is near. Two Hidden Leaf ninja say goodbye to where they grew into ninja, by holding a ceremony to test their own resolve.




The full video will be released February 16th 2015

sunnuntai 25. tammikuuta 2015

Dragon Ball Z shoes!!



Ever wanted Dragon ball inspired shoes? of course you have and Heredia clothing has the thing you have been waiting for.

The shoes will be on disaply during the TNT expo January 31 - February 1 in Guadalajara. Which luckily enough will feature the voice actors for Goku and Vegeta.

They are only 27 dollars and they come in Goku, Vegeta or Trunks. What are you waiting for go check out their facebook page and watch the promo below.


 

torstai 22. tammikuuta 2015

Baby Steps second season 2



NHK announces the second season of the Tennis hit anime Baby steps will start April 5th. The staff will remain the same so no major changes should be expected. The story will follow our MC in a tennis academy in Florida.
Baby steps manga started in 2007 so there is no real problem for them in terms of material. No worry that they will catch up to the manga in this season.




lauantai 17. tammikuuta 2015

Voice Actor Chikao Ohtsuka passes away



The man responsible for such beloved roles as Taopaipai (Dragonball) Big boss (Metal Gear Solid) Goemon (Lupin III) Gold Roger (One Piece) has unfortunately passed away. The 85 year old Ohtsuka passed away on January 15th of heart failure.

Our thoughts go to his family and friends.










perjantai 16. tammikuuta 2015

The last Naruto movie coming to selected theaters in the US

Viz media has announced that The last Naruto movie is coming to good old US of A at least in selected theaters. Scheduled to run in 20 cities on February 20, 2015. Not bad being only a few months after the Japanese release, you should maybe even be able to catch it before the Naruto anime ends.




Confirmed plans include




tiistai 13. tammikuuta 2015

Death Parade - First impressions


Death parade, two unsuspecting guests arrive at a strange bar where they meet a white haired man Dekim who makes them play a death game with their lives on the stake. Soon the real nature of our guests become apparent and Dekim makes a judgement on them.

A really interesting concept. I am guessing the show will be quite episodic, you having a new couple each episode. Not only is it an original idea it is also executed well, you got enough back story on our guests that you cared for them and understood their motivations.

I enjoyed the show and I would watch a few episodes on the premise alone but it was very interesting and I for one will give it a chance. It is not without flaws though, if every episode is like this it will get a bit depressing and/or stale after a while but I am sure it will get through this as there were already new characters being introduced after the credits.

So go watch the first episode and see what you think, I liked it and if the concept peaked your interest then I am sure you will enjoy it too.

Dekim


There was an interesting dance opening.

That eye.


sunnuntai 11. tammikuuta 2015

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - First impressions



Assassination classroom where a class of misfits have to try to kill their new teacher - an alien creature able to destroy the earth and that's what he will do if they do not stop him within a year.

As you can already deduce that this is a comedy action anime. After watching the first episode I really liked it, it wasn't super funny or anything but the premise kept me interested throughout the episode and the teacher himself seems to be a nice character. It is hard to say if it is going to keep me interested as the episodes go on but for now it something simple and fun to watch.

I recommend you go and see it for yourself, I have a feeling that if you don't like the first episode you won't really like the whole series and if you do like it then you will probably like all of it.





perjantai 9. tammikuuta 2015

Junketsu no Maria - First impressions

Junketsu no Maria - Maria the virgin witch


Taking place during the one hundred year war in France the story follows a powerful witch named Maria. Maria hates war so she obstructs battles and this causes her to get the attention of the heavens who issue an edict on her, that if she loses her virginity she also loses her magical powers.

My god how refreshing, the show is really unlike any other at the moment. The story isn't just your typical anime, you could go as far as to call it original. Lets just cut all fuss, I really liked this first episode and I am going to watch more and so should you. Even all you ecchi fans out there will be happy as there is fanservice but it wasn't so in your face that it became annoying. The animation also was spectacular, whole armies were drawn, action was smooth and the characters looked great.

From the first episode I have only praise so go ahead and watch it. At least for now, depending on how the series continues it may become annoying but for now I see a lot of potential.


Maria and Artemis

Maria




Shinmai Maou no Testament - First impressions



As his eccentric dad suddenly announces that he will get a little sister like he always wanted as the dad will remarry. Our hero suddenly finds himself a brother to two little sisters but as his dad has to leave for work he soon finds out that these two girls are demons.

Another action, ecchi, comedy, harem anime we seem to have quite a few of them this season. This one is quite the cliche but the execution was actually pretty strong. Then again there really isn't any new ideas here but if that is a bad thing is completely up to you.
The animation was really good and kept it consistent through the action so no complaints there.

So final conclusion is: watch if you still aren't tired of the same old idea and/or if you really like harem anime and don't watch it if all I just said just makes you sigh.


Some good old annoying censorship
Them cliches
Breaking the news

torstai 8. tammikuuta 2015

Absolute Duo first impressions



Actually the first impressions were why is Asuna and Kirito going to a magical high school? You will notice that the first characters introduced are really familiar but that isn't that big of a problem.

Absolute Duo is the story of Thor who goes to a magical high school where all students have a Blaze which is your soul weaponized or something and our MC is of course special that he has the only one that is a defensive Blaze. Thor soon gets paired with Julie and together they try to achieve absolute duo whatever that is.

The animation is absolutely amazing...when the characters are still, the action wasn't as great, hopefully in future episodes there is a better balance in the quality.

It is an ecchi, harem, action anime after all so there is quite a bit of fanservice even some characters that seem to be dedicated to it but it wasn't so much that it put me off from the series.

It is not the most original anime, heck even last season we had something really similar in trinity seven but this seems to be slightly more intriguing so I am definitely going to watch at least a few more episodes and I recommend you do it too.

Julie/Yurie
Thor



Military! First impression



The first episode of the highly anticipated military anime Military! or Miritari! just came out and we watched. Did we like it? Well, no but but but you might. You see I didn't think it was very funny or appealing not being a gun/military/tank fan but if you like any of those things plus enjoy cute chibi girls messing around then this still might be something for you.

It is a bit generic short episodic comedy anime about girls who recruit a noob and try to teach him the ways of the gun. Nothing special here, no real music in the first episode can't comment and the animation was actually a bit bad even for a short episode series.

For crying out it is only 4 minutes go check out the first episode and see if you like it.


tiistai 6. tammikuuta 2015

Scarlett Johannson starring in Ghost in the Shell?



The rumors came already in october but now it seems the Avengers actress is confirmed to play the lead in the upcoming Ghost in the shell hollywood live action adaptation.

If you ask me this is a pretty good casting. She has proved she can play badass characters and she can act the emotional deep parts that would be needed in a Ghost in the Shell movie.

William Wheeler has written the screenplay and the project is being produced by Avi Arad.

They have been trying to make this adaptation for awhile and it now finally seems like it is actually happening.




maanantai 5. tammikuuta 2015

Maximum the hormone - "F" Confirmed for Dragonball Z



The 2008 single from Maximum the Hormone titled F (which is about dbz and more specifically Frieza) is being used in the upcoming Dragonball movie Fukkatsu no F or The resurrection of F. The song will be playing during a fight scene involving Frieza and someone.

The song was originally released without the official copyright but since hearing it Akira Toriyama himself loved it so much that he said that it was official and it even inspired him to making this movie.

Dragonball Z Fukkatsu no F is coming out in theaters (Japan only) on April 18th 2015.


Second teaser
 

First teaser



lauantai 3. tammikuuta 2015

Anime Winter 2014/2015 Chart

We finally have the full chart for this upcoming anime winter season. We seem to have alot of good stuff, a lot of sequels like Durarara, aldnoah zero, Kuroko no basuke and Jojo. There doesn't seem to that much interesting new stuff coming unfortunately unless you like moe blobs anime then there are a few that look promising like Miritari.
Don't worry we will be watching everything and posting some first episode impressions like always.




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

torstai 1. tammikuuta 2015

Tekken 7 - New character

Another announcment coming via twitter. This time it is for Tekken 7. Shaheen is a fighter out of Saudi Arabia and he will debut in the arcades along with the multiple new characters that have been revealed and all the old classics of course.