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Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Ellyn Stern

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Ellyn Stern

Ellyn Stern has been an actor, writer, director, and producer in the anime and video game industries for over 35 years. She's lent her talents to such properties as Bleach, Ghost in the Shell, Blue Dragon, Star Ocean, Wild Arms, and many mo...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Leah Clark

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Leah Clark

It's obvious to see why so many aspiring actors look to Leah Clark for inspiration, as she's voiced characters like Fairy Tail's Mavis Vermillion, High School DxD's Asia, Assassination Classroom’s Yukiko, and New Game!'s Yun Ijima. Find out...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Tara Sands

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Tara Sands

In addition to bringing some of Pokemon's most recognizable creatures to life, Tara Sands has voiced popular characters from Yu-Gi-Oh!, Hunter x Hunter, Digimon Adventure Tri, and more. Discover which roles have had the biggest impact on th...

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Review

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection Review (Spoiler-Free)

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Re;surrection has no reason to exist. Despite this, it stays true to the vision that brought this magical mecha universe to life over a decade ago. Fans will find that it's filled with impressive mecha battles, en...

Final Fantasy XV Saga Concludes with Touching Artwork

Final Fantasy XV's A New Dawn DLC series may be cancelled, but its stories live on in a novel called The Dawn of the Future. Square Enix revealed another piece of artwork for the franchise in celebration of the book's launch. Spoilers: it m...

Anime Boston 2019 Interview: Lisa Ortiz

At Anime Boston this year, we had the chance to sit down with renowned voice actress and ADR director Lisa Ortiz in order to ask her a few questions about her long involvement with the Pokemon animated series. Learn how to come up with awes...

New Switch Game Announced by Tokyo Ghoul Creator

Sui Ishida and Japanese media company Broccoli will release a new rhythm-based visual novel game titled Jack Jeanne for Switch sometime next year. Tokyo Ghoul mangaka Sui Ishida and Japanese manga, anime, trading card, and video game compan...

Aniplex to Release Magia Record This Summer

The hit magical girl RPG starring new and familiar faces will be making its debut on American and Canadian smartphones soon. Aniplex of America recently announced its plans to bring f4samurai's Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Si...

Anime NYC Interview: Mayumi Shintani

Our interview with the Japanese voice actress for FLCL's Haruko Haruhara and Kill la Kill's Nonon Jakuzure has finally arrived! Learn about Mayumi Shintani's thoughts on returning to Haruko after so many years and her frame of mind when voi...

Dragon Ball Super: Broly English Cast Interview

Our massive interview with the English cast of Dragon Ball Super: Broly is here! Read what the voices of Goku, Vegeta, Broly, Beerus, Whis, Bulma, Bardock, and more think about the film and what makes it stand out from others in the franchi...

Anime NYC: Fairy Tail’s Cherami Leigh & Tyler Walker

Fairy Tail is set to conclude Natsu's adventures with its final season this year. Listen to the voice of Lucy Heartfilia and the show's ADR director as they discuss all the shenanigans that ensued inside the recording booth. With two featur...

Anime NYC Interview: Mob Psycho 100’s Setsuo Ito

Our Anime NYC interview with the Japanese voice of Mob from Mob Psycho 100 is here! Learn Setsuo Ito's thoughts on the character, voice acting, and the show's experimental animation style. Fueled by the success of One Punch Man in 2015, man...

Anime NYC 2018: Back and Better Than Ever

Anime NYC is steadily making a case for itself as a vital anime convention. Though the show wasn't perfect in its second iteration, it improved upon nearly all aspects of the event from last year and managed to present a host of attractions...

Anime NYC: Mob Psycho 100 Season 2 Premiere Review

Mob Psycho 100 isn't the most sophisticated anime out there, but it doesn't need to be. The second season's first episodes suggest the series will remain one of the most visually impressive out there, continuing to serve as a benchmark for ...

Mob Psycho 100’s Second Season Set to Premiere at Anime NYC

The second season of Studio Bones' Mob Psycho 100 is set to debut at Anime NYC's Panel Room 1 on Saturday, November 17 at 1 PM. Anime NYC has recently announced that the highly anticipated second season to Mob Psycho 100 is set to premiere ...

Anime NYC to Host Artists Range Murata and Hiroyuki Asada

Anime NYC announced today that anime and manga illustrators Range Murata and Hiroyuki Asada will be attending this year's event at the Javits Center from November 16 - 18. Image courtesy of Range Murata Anime NYC, the annual otaku-centric c...

My Hero One’s Justice Shows off Endeavor and Arcade Mode

Bandai Namco released a handful of screenshots today showing off My Hero One's Justice's fiery pre-order bonus character and a first look at arcade mode. Publisher Bandai Namco has released several new screenshots today showing off the upco...

New Visual Revealed for Fate/stay night Heaven’s Feel Film

The official website for the Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel anime movie trilogy revealed a new key visual for lost butterfly today showcasing fans' first proper look at Saber Alter. In anticipation of the film's upcoming Japanese debut o...

Anime Expo 2018 Preview Recap

We got to try out Jump Force, My Hero's One Justice, and Code Vein at this year's Anime Expo! Check out our impressions and let us know what you think! This year's Anime Expo sure packed a wallop on the gaming front. Jump Force, My Hero...

AX 2018: Code Vein Preview

Code Vein combines the misanthropic aesthetic of the Dark Souls series with a jovial anime look to yield an experience quite unlike anything gaming has seen before. Though its gameplay needs some fine-tuning, this action RPG is set to be on...

Anime Expo 2018: Bringing the Heat

Anime Expo 2018 was nothing short of a treat, even with a massive heat wave looming over the annual event. Though long lines were still prevalent, the wait was almost always worth it. Photo courtesy of LA WeeklyThis year's Anime Expo pa...

AX 2018: My Hero One’s Justice Preview

My Hero One's Justice is in the making to live up to the legacy the franchise is known for, though remains less than perfect for the time being. Aside from manga brawler Jump Force, publisher Bandai Namco allowed fans the chance to play ano...

AX 2018: Jump Force Preview

Bandai Namco's upcoming manga/anime title Jump Force has a lot going for it in the form of an impressive cast of characters and a unique aesthetic. Unfortunately, the same can't be said of its core gameplay for now. Right off the bat, upcom...

AX 2018: Attack on Titan Season 3 Premiere Review

The newest season of Attack on Titan starts with a bang, picking up right where we left Eren and his friends last. Needless to say, this is the series at its finest. The third season of highly popular anime series Attack on Titan will leave...

Super Smash Bros. Veterans Will Be Getting Their Own Amiibos

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be featuring amiibo support for series veterans like Ice Climbers, Snake, Pichu, Pokemon Trainer, Wolf and more, according to Nintendo's official Japanese website. Nintendo's official Japanese website has...

Yuri!!! on Ice’s Film Title and Teaser Visual Revealed

Yuri!!! on Ice the Movie: Ice Adolescence will premiere in 2019 with the return of the anime's original cast. A brand new visual was revealed at the "Yuri!!! on Concert" event in Osaka, Japan earlier today. A few new tidbits regarding the f...

Netflix’s Flavors of Youth to Premiere at Anime Expo 2018

Netflix's newest anime feature film, Flavors of Youth, will premiere at this year's annual anime convention in Los Angeles, California. Anime Expo 2018 will host the premiere of Netflix's newest anime original feature film, titled Flavo...

Kill la Kill: The Game Announced by Arc System Works

Kill la Kill: The Game was announced by BlazBlue and Guilty Gear developer Arc System Works earlier today. Set to be released in 2019, it's currently unknown what platforms the title is being developed for. Famed fighting game developer Arc...

Anime Expo to Host Attack on Titan Season 3 Premiere

Attack on Titan's highly anticipated third season will premiere at the annual Los Angeles-based convention next month. The follow-up to the hit show will then be shown in American and Canadian cinemas across North America. North America'...

Devilman Creator Joins Anime Expo 2018 as Guest of Honor

Acclaimed manga artist and author Go Nagai will appear at this year's Anime Expo in Los Angeles as a guest of honor. For those that don't know, the man is responsible for hit series like Devilman, Mazinger Z, and Cutie Honey. Anime Expo, th...

Anime Expo to Host Premiere of Trigger’s Newest Anime

The annual Los Angeles-based convention recently announced that famed Studio Trigger will be premiering its latest show, titled SSSS.Gridman, at this year's event. Annual Los Angeles-based anime convention Anime Expo recently announced that...

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate E3 2018 Preview

The highly anticipated crossover phenomenon that is Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a return to form for the historic Nintendo franchise, possessing an unprecedented amount of both style and substance that will make newcomers and die-hard fan...

My Hero One’s Justice Adds Dabi and Himiko

The League of Villains' newest members, Dabi and Himiko, have joined My Hero Academia's upcoming 3D fighting game, My Hero One's Justice!! Publisher Bandai Namco has announced recently that hit anime series My Hero Academia's newest 3D ...

Sword Art Online Games May Come to Nintendo Switch

Sword Art Online games may finally see a release on Nintendo Switch, if comments by the franchise's producers serve as any indication. It's unclear what games specifically might make the jump, but everything remains open to possibility for ...

Anime Expo 2018 Set to Feature Zero Escape Series Director

The annual anime convention held in Los Angeles will see acclaimed Zero Escape series director Kotaro Uchikoshi host a panel and autograph session. Developer Spike Chunsoft announced earlier this week that acclaimed Zero Escape series direc...

Monster Hunter Film Starts Production This September

Capcom's Monster Hunter movie will begin filming this September, starring the Resident Evil film franchise's Milla Jovovich. The latter series' director, Paul W. S. Anderson, is also set to take the reigns of this video game adaptation. Ent...

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX Announced for Switch

Developer Inti Creates announced Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX for the Nintendo Switch recently at the BitSummit Vol. 6 game show. Details are scarce at the moment, though Inti Creates did state that more information will be reve...

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Gets English Dub Trailer

Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] I. presage flower has gotten itself an English dub trailer today courtesy of Aniplex. The film is expected to hit the United States next month. Photo courtesy of XanthicFlowers Fate/stay night [Heaven&rs...

Anime World Matsuri Lineup for Anime Expo 2018 Revealed

Aimer, Yuki Kajiura, AKB48, The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, and more are expected to perform at this year's Anime World Matsuri at Anime Expo. Anime World Matsuri and Anime Expo have announced the lineup for 2018's musical festival eve...

PAX East 2018: Soulcaliber VI Preview

Soulcaliber VI at PAX East 2018 seeks to break from the rut that the previous entry in the series got itself into with slightly different movesets and vastly updated visuals. The last game in the Soulcaliber series was met with lukewarm rec...

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