Even if you don't speak or read much Japanese, you might know the term "nakama," which can mean anything from friends to comrades to brothers-in-arms. Fanart Friday explores this through the "True Companions" trope, featuring fan-made masterpieces from REBORN!, Gintama, Attack on Titan, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and many more!
Thanks to the new Anime Sols streaming site, the cult classic ‘80s era anime series Creamy Mami is finally available to English language viewers! To help celebrate, guest writer Kara Dennison provides an overview of Mami and her friends, her adventures, and her place in anime history. Read on for more!
Our comrades in arms at OTAKU USA magazine weigh in on the first round of episodes of one of this season’s most polarizing and unique anime, Flowers of Evil. Read on and voice your own opinions!
After being announced last November, the anime streaming portal AnimeSols has officially launched and is currently streaming anime and taking pledges for its first wave of shows to fund releases on DVD, Kickstarter-style. Hit the jump for a complete listing of the first wave of shows and my first impressions.
Nintendo's Mario vs. Donkey Kong series is one of the underrated gems of handheld gaming, and now the franchise has taken a slight detour with the eShop-exclusive downloadable Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move! Does this puzzle-actioner deliver, or is it just a forgettable Mario-branded cash-in? Check our full review after the jump!
Since my previous report in February, the Japanese amateur creator CureLicca has been working very hard to complete her handmade PreCure character bag collection. With her own strong passion for PreCure and ardent support of the fans, she finally finished making all of the bags for the 33 PreCure girls!! Check the super cute PreCure bags after the jump!
Crunchyroll’s lugiamania went to Sakura Con, put on her press cap, and scored interviews with some very big names. Read and watch her interviews with the co-founder of BONES, the author of Sword Art Online, and the singers for Fate/Zero and Sword Art Online after the jump!
Tamashii Nations AKIBA Showroom is Bandai's gallery for their latest character figures/kits in JR Akihabara Station. It featured the toys from the second season of Unofficial Sentai Akibaranger, a tokusatsu comedy series based on the long-running Super Sentai Series in late April. Check the photo report after the jump!
Another popular event at the 10th Machi Asobi was "Oreimo Exhibition" at the top of Mount Bizan, a 290 meters high mountain in the middle of Tokushima-city. The exhibition features various materials from the second season of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai TV anime. Check the photo report after the jump!
Some bad guys are cultured and polite, and some good guys have terrible people skills. That's the whole point of this week's Fanart Friday, continuing May's "tropes" theme and featuring fan-made masterpieces of favorite faces from Nisemonogatari, Saiyuki, Ace Attorney, Yu Yu Hakusho and many more!
To promote their latest products, Good Smile Company had a booth titled "Good Smile Collection 2013 Spring@Tokushima" at the 10th Machi Asobi. The booth was located in the Poppo shopping street near the Tokushima JR station and one of the must-go places for the visitors. Check the GSC figures after the jump!
The intrepid Anna Fischer has taken a handful of cosplayers out of the convention and into the wild for a stunning display of photographic talent. Get a look at the first teaser images from "The Wild Places" project after the jump!
One of the featured and popular exhibitions in the 10th Machi Asobi was Enterbrain's "Amagami Museum" which was held in the Poppo shopping street near the JR Tokushima station. It had life-size panels for all of the heroines and illustrations for the various Amagami products. Check the cute exhibition after the jump!
The biggest anime/manga/game event in the western Japan in the Golden Week season is no doubt Machi Asobi in Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku island. The highlights of the biannual event is Cosplay Fashion Show, which more than 100 cosplayers can enjoy catwalk on the over 100m long red carpet through the shopping arcade. Check how the cosplayers enjoy their day after the jump!
As one of the special attractions for the Golden Week visitors, Gamers' Akihabara main store is now holding "D.C. ~Da Capo~ Museum" on the 6th floor. You can check a whole history of the popular visual novel series Da Capo all at once. Hit the jump for the photo report from Akiba!