Yoshiaki Kawajiri is famous for gritty, action-packed anime that really lived up to the old Streamline "Absolutely Not for Kids" label. Hit the jump to follow along with CRN writer Nate Ming's rewatch of Kawajiri's three biggest hits--Wicked City, Ninja Scroll, and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust! Are they still must-watch titles, or is that just nostalgia talking?
For every long-running JUMP franchise or insanely popular light novel series that's almost definitely going to get an anime adaptation, there are plenty of titles that get left in the dust, no matter how popular they are (or aren't, as the case may be). After the jump, CRN writer Nate Ming goes through his bookshelf and picks out four titles that he thinks should get the anime treatment!
Gameplay may be more important than graphics, but every now and then you catch a glimpse of a video game that completely blows you away with its visuals. Hit the jump for a look back--way back, starting with the Atari 2600--at video games whose graphics have stunned CRN writer Nate Ming!
You still hear about manga and anime getting direct-to-video original episodes or specials, but they're not nearly as common as they used to be. After the jump, partake in the nostalgic bounty of Natestalgia's shiny new OAV Oasis! This week, it's frenetic action and comedy with Debutante Detective Corps and high adventure with Ruin Explorers!
It's safe to say that among Crunchyroll's gamers, Japanese RPGs easily take top spot in popularity. Hit the jump to see which JRPGs will always stand the test of time for CRN writer Nate Ming!
All an opening (or ending!) has to do is show who worked on the show you're watching, but a great opening or ending does so much more. Hit the jump for Part 2 of Nate Ming's look at classic and not-so-classic anime openings and endings from before 2000!
A good opening (or ending!) is something you never, ever forget from your favorite anime. In the first of a two-part Natestalgia, CRN writer Nate Ming reminisces with his favorite classic anime openings and endings that remind him of epic battle, heart-wrenching loss, a face full of mucus and more, all after the jump!
March 27th was the one-year anniversary of the 3DS! However, CRN writer Nate Ming is still pretty hooked on the original DS, and has a lot to say about it. Get misty-eyed over Nintendo's mutant two-screen handheld and its great library after the jump!
Saying something is "kiddy" often means that it lacks anything that older audiences will resonate with. Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland is far more intense than its "kiddy" look lets on--hit the jump to join CRN writer Nate Ming as he revisits a childhood classic!
Sometimes, just telling it in a news post just isn't enough. CRN writer Nate Ming only slightly breaks the Natestalgia mold to share his thoughts on one of the most heated subjects of debate among gamers--downloadable content, especially on-disc DLC. Inflammatory opinions after the jump!
Mega Man X is one of the standout titles of the Super NES library, introducing a darker, more serious take on Capcom's classic Blue Bomber. Join CRN writer Nate Ming as he takes on Sigma and his Maverick rebellion with his usual not-so-delicate touch!
CRN writer Nate Ming lives and breathes action movies. One-liners are the proverbs he lives by, explosions and gunfire are the lullabies that gently put him to sleep. But just because an action movie looks cool, doesn't mean it's any good. Hit the jump to join Nate as he rewatches Japanese martial arts/horror actioner Versus!
Don't let all of CRN writer Nate Ming's talk of mixed martial arts and football and Fist of the North Star fool you--he is, in fact, a total girl. Join him for another round of "Natestalgia" as he blubbers like a baby through the Fushigi Yûgi anime!
Nostalgia isn't all about warm and fuzzy feelings. Sometimes, it's about giving something a second chance... only to find out it's still terrible. Because of his ridiculous impulse buying habits, Nate has found himself saddled with a copy of PS2 not-classic The Bouncer, and he's taking all of you with him--hit the jump for more!