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  • 09May

    Diablo III animated short “Wrath” released

    I love seeing what game developers and publishers do to help promote their upcoming games, and I think Blizzard has done another such thing with this Diablo III animated short. Entitled “Diablo III: Wrath” it was released yesterday on YouTube, the short was a collaboration between Blizzard, Aeon Flux creator Peter Chung and animation studio Titmouse who is famous for their series Metalocalypse. The names alone told me that this was going to be a fantastic thing, and after watching it I’m now wanting this to be a full on animated series. There’s plenty of lore to pull from, so why not? I can only hope and dream of such a thing to grace my TV on [adult swim]. You can watch Diablo III: Wrath below: Follow

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  • 01Apr

    ICHIBAN USHIRO NO DAIMAO to premiere on ANO

    Anime Network Online have let us know that they are proud to premiere the comedy series “ICHIBAN USHIRO NO DAIMAO” this month. The series is directed by Takashi Watanabe who has been involved with such anime as Slayers, Boogiepop Phantom and Fist of the North Star. Here’s a synopsis for you: From Marvelous Entertainment (Mushi-shi, Air Gear) and Artland (Mobile Suit Gundam 00, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) comes the story of young Akuto Sai, a new student at Constan Magical Academy. On the day of admittance, his aptitude test has predicted his future occupation as…Devil King. And so begins the trials and tribulations of school life as he is hounded by do-gooders, self appointed protectors, and overzealous followers. In this school, there’s no rest for the Devil King. The series is available to view in ANO’s online player from April 2nd 2010. You need to be a registered user

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  • 30Mar

    INUYASHA reaches the ultimate series finale on VIZAnime.com

    Fans of “INUYASHA: The Final Act” will be happy to know that the final episode will be available to view tonight on VIZAnime.com! OK, maybe you’re not happy to see the end of your favourite series, however the final episode is coming your way shortly after it has been shown in Japan! After the many episodes and films that the manga series (written by Rumiko Takahashi) has spawned, the finale will be streamed on VIZANime.com – but what if you have no idea what the series is about? Read this synopsis to get the gist: Pulled back in time to Japan’s ancient past, Japanese high school girl Kagome finds her destiny linked to a dog-like half-demon named Inuyasha, who remembers Kagome’s previous incarnation as the woman who killed him – and to the Shikon Jewel, or “Jewel of Four Souls,” which can fulfill the greatest dreams of any man or

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  • 25Mar

    English cast for VAMPIRE KNIGHT anime announced!

    The manga by Matsuri Hino named “Vampire Knight” has been brought to life in Japan – and now the English voice cast has been announced! “Vampire Knights” takes us to Cross Academy, a school that has two student classes – the Day Class and the Night class. Twilight sees the Day Class students return to their dorm, crossing paths with the Night Class students as they emerge. The Day Class has two Guardians in the form of Yuki Cross and Zero Kiryu who protect them from those attending the Night class. Why? Because the Night Class students are vampires, that’s why! Let me introduce you to some of the cast, and the parts that they play: Mela Lee as Yuki Cross Mela has been voice acting for the last 7 years. Some of her work can be witnessed in such animes as Fate Stay Night, Rozen Maiden, When They Cry,

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  • 15Mar

    Anime Expo expands the Guest of Honor list again

    I have a feeling that Anime Expo 2010 is not something to miss. The guest list is already pretty impressive, and there aren’t any signs of it closing yet. The latest addition is animator and character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto. If you don’t know him by name, you may know his works such as chief animation director and character designer for Cowboy Bebop, Mobile Suit Gundam 0083, Golden Boy and Wolf’s Rain. He has also been key animation director for Sword of the Stranger, Escaflowne: The Movie, Fullmetal Alchemist and Eureka Seven, but more impressively is the fact that he co-founded the anime studio BONES (producers of Ouran High School Host Club, Soul Eater, Wolf’s Rain and Fullmetal Alchemist). Toshihiro’s latest project involves being chief animation director on Hero Man and working with Stan Lee. Yep, THE Stan Lee. Toshihiro Kawamoto will be appearing at autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, and attendee panels.

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  • 06Mar

    The guest list grows for AX2010!

    First we hear Nabeshin is making his way to Anime Expo, then J-rock group Sophia was making their way to LA as well. Now word is that Yuu Asakawa is going to be there as a Guest of Honor too! I am growing incredibly jealous of those who are able to attend! For those who don’t know Yuu Asakawa, she has been a voice actress in a myriad of Anime shows (70+ according to Anime Expo) including Priss in “Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040“, Sakaki in “Azumanga Daioh” and Motoko in “Love Hina“. This talented Japanese lady has also used her vocal abilities to voice Lebreau in Final Fantasy XIII and Shalua in Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII, as well as singing the theme songs for Bubblegum Crisis: Tokyo 2040 and the Love Hina Christmas Special! If you’d like to meet Yuu Asakawa, you can see her at autograph sessions,

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  • 03Mar

    YOZAKURA QUARTET now available

    Section 23 and Sentai Filmworks have brought out another new anime series – this time it’s the series “Yozakura Quartet Complete Collection”. Here is a synopsis for you: When Demons Walk the Streets, The Cops need to recruit More Demons! In a town where humans and demons co-exist, it takes more than a normal police force to maintain the peace. Enter the Hiizumi Life Counseling Office, a fantastic foursome of unique teenagers, each gifted with an amazing super power! Since it sometimes takes real demon-fire to fight demon fire, the first three quarters of the team aren’t exactly human: Ao, a cat-eared telepath; Kotoha, a half-human conjuror and Hime, descended from a dragon (and the town’s acting mayor) all of whom also happen to be delightfully female. Rounding out the group is the token male and human, Akina, the office director and “Oyakume,” capable of banishing spirits permanently (and from

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  • 21Feb

    Anime Expo® 2010 Guest of Honor announced!

    Looking into going to Anime Expo this year? Hoping to see someone interesting? Maybe you might bump into one of our GamingAngels while you are there! But if that isn’t quite what you were after then hopefully the announcement of the Guest of Honor will suit your taste! The people at the SPJA (The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation) have let us know that the anime director and seiyu Shinichi “Nabeshin” Watanabe will be an official Guest of Honor at 19th Anime Expo. For those of you who may not know him by name, some of his works include Excel Saga, Puni Puni Poemy, The Wallflower, Tenchi Muyo! GXP and Nerima Daikon Brothers. At the convention “Nabeshin” will appear on guest panels, at meet-and-greet sessions and sign autographs for fans. You also might know “Nabeshin” as a character in some anime shows (such as in the picture above)

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  • 02Feb

    Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian

    Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian is a motion comic based on the world of Halo. You can find it to watch it in Halo Waypoint, which is a free download on the Xbox 360. Unlike the earlier Halo Legends, these episodes will be running indefinitely, so if you don’t get to watch it on the day it’s released, you won’t miss out entirely. Episodes one and two are hiding in the Halo Archives under “Shows” so it’s not too late to catch up! Midnight in the Heart of Midlothian is written by Frank O’Connor and animated by ONE. It’s based on O’Connor’s “Halo: Evolutions” short story. The story is about bravery and sacrifice in even the darkest depths of space. I don’t want to spoil too much, but for all you hardcore Halo fans out there, you should really check this out. The style is really cool, since it

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  • 27Jan

    Review: Toy Story Mania!

    If you are looking to have a bit of light fun for you and your young family, then “Toy Story Mania!” could be what you’re after. Rating: G Players: 1 – 4 Genre: Arcade Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios Release Date: September, 2009 (NA) RENT Being a big Pixar fan, of course I have seen the Toy Story movies and I’m eagerly awaiting installment #3‘s release in 2010. I’ve even played a Game Boy version from the Toy Story empire, but we aren’t exactly friends any more if you get my drift. Now we have a new game for the Wii by the name of “Toy Story Mania!”. Based on the real life attraction “Toy Story Midway Mania!” at California’s Disney theme parks (as well as the Toy Story movies), “Toy Story Mania!” is a series of arcade-style mini-games to test your skills on. Many of these mini-games are the same

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