Literally holding the Guinness Record for the most critically polarizing survival horror game, Deadly Premonition asks an interesting question: what's more important to you? Graphics and gameplay, or story, atmosphere, and originality? Check our full review for the Director's Cut after the jump!
Following the A-B blocks, this is the second part of Treasure Festa 2013 Kobe 5 photo report featuring the dealers in the block C and D. Check the latest garage kits of popular anime/game characters after the jump!
Treasure Festa is one of the biggest garage kit events in Japan. The 5th event in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture was held at Kobe International Exhibition Hall No.2 on October 20. More than 200 amateur figure makers gathered to display and sell their latest kits. Check the first part of the photo report after the jump.
A graphic designer calling himself NEMOBRAND was wondering "what if anime characters existed in real life?" and that's how his creative work began. His style captures familiar characters in a hip, urban environment by going out to streets of Shibuya and Harajuku where many fashion snapshots are taken for magazines. The result produces more realistic art than expected. Check out the art after the jump!
Fanart Friday finally put down the money for that replica chainsaw--it's time for Halloween! Hit the jump to check out your favorite characters in costume (and a few horror icons), featuring fan-made masterpieces from Hellsing, Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club, Castlevania, the Evil Dead franchise and more!
The Idolm@ster Museum, which is located on the second floor of the Namco Osaka Nipponbashi store, is the place where the fan of the series in Kansai region gather together. It now features Hibiki Ganaha, who is a member of Project Fairy and recently had her birthday on October 10. Check the latest photo report after the jump!
Following the successful Odaiba store in Tokyo, Fuji Television's midnight anime oriented programming block "noitaminA" opened a new official store on the first basement floor of the TSUTAYA Ebisubashi store in Osaka-city on October 12. Now it displays the famous 1/1 scale Menma statue for a limited time. Check the photo report after the jump.
In commemoration of the announcement for the TV anime series in April of 2014, JUMP SHOP, the official stores for the Shonen Jump character goods, were holding a special fair featuring the Haruichi Furudate's volleyball-themed sport manga Haikyu!! between October 12 and 20. Check the photo report from the Osaka Umeda store after the jump!
The Fourth Great Ninja War has raged across Naruto's manga, anime, and games for some time, but the battle gets even more intense with Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 - Full Burst! Is this upgrade a worthwhile follow-up? Check our full review after the jump!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, the final installment of the Madoka Magica film trilogy, will be finally released in Japan this week on Saturday. Just like Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter and The Anohana Movie, the Umeda Burg 7 theater in Osaka-city is now holding a special exhibition for the film. Check the photo report after the jump.
Pokémon is the handheld juggernaut that just keeps on going, and doesn't change much... at least, until now! While Pokémon X and Y stick to a familiar formula, does Generation VI have what it takes to woo new players and satisfy hardcore Pokéfans? Hit the jump for our full review!
The 3rd floor of "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition," which is held by Tokushima Shimbun between September 28 and October 27, is dedicated to kaiju figures from popular tokusatsu films and TV series, such as Toho's Godzilla, Daiei's Gamera, and Tsuburaya Production's Ultra series. Check the second part of the photo reports after the jump.
Anime was riding high in 2003. The number of TV productions was seeing a steep incline. Dentsu was buying Pioneer, gearing up to transform their North American operations into Geneon. Cartoon Network was experimenting with their Toonami line-up, with programming like Giant Robot Week. A decade ago, that fall season yielded some enduring classics, some forgotten work and some never well know curiosities. Get a look at the line-up after the jump.
With the new anime season now underway, Marow of the Anime Viking blog decides to take a final look back at last summer’s shows with a special emphasis on finales and rates what he finds there. Read on, and share your opinions, after the jump!
As a pre-event for its 70th anniversary project, Tokushima Shimbun, a local newspaper in Tokushima-city, is now holding "Nostalgic Hero Toy Exhibition" featuring 2,000 Japanese figures from 1960s to 2000s on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Nishisenba Building in the city. Check the part 1 of the photo reports focusing on the character figures after the jump.