Everyone loves ninja girls, and everyone loves when those ninja girls beat up 1,000 other ninja girls while wearing minimal clothing, right? That's the logic behind Senran Kagura Estival Versus, the latest action-packed entry in the infamous Senran Kagura series. Shane definitely loves a good beat-em-up, but will he enjoy this sexier-than-usual take on the genre? Hit the jump to find out in our full review!!
It's another week, which means there's another off-the-wall anime fighter up for review! Nitroplus Blasterz takes loads of several famous heroines and throws them into the mix along with every good fighting mechanic worth "borrowing," but are the results up to snuff or is this an Infinite Duel worth staying out of? Blast on over the jump for our full review!
Fourteen years after its release on the Gamecube, Resident Evil 0 is reborn on current-gen hardware, sporting remastered graphics, a playable Albert Wesker, and optional revamped controls! But is it enough to warrant digging up this classic game's grave, or would Capcom have done well to let Rebecca Chambers and Billy Coen rest in peace? Drag your sorry corpse over the jump to find out in our full review!
Seems that every time a new fighting game is released, Shane has to crawl out of his shadowy hideaway to give it a once-over. This week he's taking a look at Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, Goku and company's latest fighting foray on the 3DS. But is this a serious contender worth getting behind, or just a quick and dirty cash grab with a famous license? Hop aboard your flying nimbus and hit the jump for our full review!!
Though he's primarily a JUMP man, Shane's taken the plunge into the wild world of Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax, the kind-of, sort-of brand new crossover fighter from Sega and French Bread starring a whole slew of your favorite Dengeki Bunko characters! There's fan service galore, but is Fighting Climax a genuine contender or merely a coattail riding cash grab? Hit the jump to find out!
Manga and anime are full of pulse-pounding climactic battles, but what is it that makes a Last Boss Fight truly memorable? What makes the best ones tick? Shane takes a minute today to take a crack at figuring it out. Hit the jump to read more about some of his favorites!
Once one of the bigger trends in manga, delinquents and their rowdy ways have fallen out of favor in recent years. Shane remembers the old times, though, and today he's going to wax poetic on the wonderful joys delinquent manga can bring to your life! Hit the jump to hear all about how great it can be to cut class and get in a brawl or two, yeah!?
Everyone loves comic books, right? I mean, plenty of anime wouldn't exist without 'em! But have you ever wanted to try writing your own? Shane has, and he's hoping to pass some of his semi-valuable knowledge on to you! Jump on in for a quick and dirty guide to writing and submitting your own graphic novel masterpiece!
When developing characters for your action-packed sports anime, it can be pretty handy to take inspiration from some of the real-life, all-time greats. This week, Shane takes a closer look at the cast of Kuroko's Baskteball and tries to pin down just who or what might have given rise to these basketball demigods. Sink the jump-shot for all the basketball goodness!!
Combining old-school RPG gameplay with a sci-fi anime world, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy hopes to carve out its niche in the PS Vita's role-playing library. But is this dungeon crawler one to be explored or a quest better left abandoned? Hit the jump for Shane's full review!!
Catching up to current releases of a book or show is a time-honored tradition in popular culture, but catching up on to a serialized manga carries its own set of risks! Hit the JUMP (get it!?) to join Shane as he talks about some of these odd predicaments and offers "helpful" suggestions on how to combat them!
When all the real employees are away, the Dingo will play! Everybody's off at Anime Expo this weekend, so Shane's stepping up to fill Nate's sizable shoes for a special edition of Fanart Friday! Make the jump to see some of the hot-blooded columnist's favorite things in beautiful fan-made style!
Everyone's entitled to their own opinion on an anime or manga, that much is certain. But sometimes, wild-eyed individuals appear to strike back against a series whose positive qualities are almost universally acknowledged. They bare the standard of "Hype Backlash", and today, Shane's taking a deeper look at five different (sorta) Gainax titles in hopes of better understanding this odd breed of media fan. Hit the jump and check it out!
It's not uncommon for different anime and manga to bear huge similarities to each other, but what about when a series of films from almost forty years ago possess an uncanny amount of tropes we've seen before in shonen titles? Shane does a little digging this week to try learning whether or not the Rocky movies might have sprung from the pages of your favorite weekly manga magazine.
In the world of sports anime, anyone who refuses to be a goody-goody and play by the rules is quickly labeled a villain and treated with the utmost disdain. But are these bad boys really so, well, bad? Shane doesn't think so, and he's ready to try proving it! Hit the jump, and check out this week's SHANE-NANIGANS for more!