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The Original Valkyria Chronicles Available On Nintendo Switch

Posted on October 19, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

SEGA’s classic mix of Real Time Strategy, Visual Novel Storytelling and watercolor inspired aesthetics – Valkyria Chronicles – is now available digitally on the Nintendo E-Shop for Switch. It’s hard to believe that the original tale of Squad 7 was released a decade ago on the PS3, I remember buying it’s original release on day 1! Now veteran commanders and fresh recruits alike can join Alicia, Welkin and the other members of Squad 7 in the game that kicked off the Valkyria franchise. There wasn’t anything like it upon release, and to this day it remains a solid JRPG worth


New Layton anime on the way in April

Posted on February 19, 2018 by Jason Nason

The Professor Layton series is nearing ready to debut as an anime in Japan in April 2018. The TV anime adaptation based on Level-5’s adventure game Layton Detective Agency ~Katrielle’s Mystery Solving File~ is set to premiere on Fuji in about two months. According to Crunchyroll, the protagonist Katrielle Layton, the daughter of Professor Layton and who was at the forefront of the latest title released last fall for the Nintendo 3DS, is voiced by 28-year-old popular anime voice actress Kana Hanazawa. From the below animated preview, the animation looks fantastic. It’s not known at this point if or where


The Silver Case: The 25th Ward By Suda 51 To Be Released In March 2018

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Rae Michelle Richards

For the first time in North America and Europe, Suda 51’s The Silver Case: The 25th Ward is coming to home console. On March 13th “The 25th Ward” will be released in North America on PlayStation 4 and globally on Steam with a European release to follow on March 16th. Set 5 years after the events of The Silver Case, a woman is found murdered in the Bay Side Tower Land” apartment complex under mysterious circumstances. Now multiple protagonists, including Tokio Morishima from the first Silver Case game, must connect seemingly random events together to solver this woman’s murder. Get


Paramount nabs rights for Sonic the Hedgehog feature

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Jason Nason

According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures has landed the movie rights to SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog. Neal Moritz, who made the move to Paramount from Sony, signed a first-look deal with his studio Original Film and Paramount Pictures and the movie rights to Sonic the Hedgehog come with that deal. The picture was set up by Moritz and Deadpool director Tim Miller at Sony in 2014 as a hybrid live-action/CG-animated feature. In the new production Mortiz and his studio will produce. Jeff Fowler will direct. Would you watch a feature length Sonic the Hedgehog movie? Are you cool with it possibly


Reimagined Pokémon origin movie hitting theatres in November

Posted on August 1, 2017 by Jason Nason

Get ready for some reimagined nostalgia. Ash and Pikachu’s 20th big-screen adventure is coming soon to a theatre near you and it’s a bit of a reboot. Sort of. The 20th Pokémon film, Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! will soon be coming to theatres for a special limited engagement. You’ll be able to catch the latest installment in the long-running series on November 5th and 6th, 2017. According to the Pokémon website Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You! is a celebration of the Pokémon saga as it retells and reimagines the origins of Ash and Pikachu’s first meeting, the


Loot Anime Death Box – Unboxing

Posted on July 7, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

What awaits us beyond the world of the living? No one truly knows but the folks at LootCrate put together a curated box of anime inspired goodies themed around the end of life itself. Featuring items from Parasyte, Death Note, Mob Psych 100 and other series – this unboxing might just send shivers down your spine by simply thinking about it… actually the more I write this post the more I am reminded of Halloween *shrug*. Featured Items: Parasyte Omnibus Manga Vol 1 Psycho Mob 100 Shirt Exclusive Snap Back Hat Death Note Glow In The Dark Mug Phone Charm


No shortage of colourful characters at Anime North

Posted on May 28, 2017 by Jason Nason

Anime North has come and gone for another year. The streets and hotels around the International Plaza hotel and the Toronto Congress Centre have gone from plain and ordinary to colourful and full of character and back again. For anyone not aware of the annual celebration of anime and pop culture the sidewalks lining Dixon Street near the airport looks like something out of a movie. Mixed in with the scores of people walking up and down the sidewalks in and around the TCC are people dressed up in wild and amazing costumes. The cosplayers are out in full force.


Netflix teases new Castlevania animated series

Posted on May 24, 2017 by Jason Nason

Netflix dropped a teaser trailer for another new series today, and if you play video game at all the name is all too familier – Castlevania. The anime series premieres in July on the streaming service. The plot for the series is described here: “The last surviving member of a disgraced clan fights to save Eastern Europe from Dracula. Inspired by the classic video game series.”


Visit Another World With This Loot Anime Unboxing Video

Posted on May 4, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Anime and video game fans certainly know a thing or two about escapism. Some of our favorite works in either category allow us to become transported into impossible places and do amazing things that just can’t be done in our everyday life.  My latest Loot Crate unboxing video posits the question: “Where would you go if you could travel to another world?” Featuring a selection of items curated from a number of series that are all tied together by the theme of entering another plane of existence this box provided subscribers with a brand new figure, manga and an amazing


Attack On Titan Season 2 Kicks Off With A Cliffhanger

Posted on April 2, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Shonen Jump’s popular Attack On Titan anime adaptation has finally returned with brand new episodes after a crushing 3 year wait. Fans have waited patiently for the show’s return after it was announced nearly a year ago that production delays would mean that the series wouldn’t meet its original Summer 2016 release window. SPOILER WARNING FOR EVERYTHING PAST THIS PICTURE! Episode 26 ‘The Beast Titan’ kicks right off where season 1 ended – with the reveal that inside Wall Sina was the face of a titan. Hange’s group is quick to cover up the exposed face of the Titan before


Loot Anime X Crunchyroll Space Themed Unboxing [Video]

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Rae Michelle Richards

Cowboy Bebop
Every month Lootcrate drops a subscription box to anime fans with a different monthly theme. In this latest unboxing we strap on our exo suit, jump into the nearest giant mecha and prepare to blast off into space. Featuring items from Cowboy Bebop, Robotech, Lulu and Sailor Moon this box will shine bright in any otaku’s collection for some time to come. This latest unboxing takes a bit of a different approach than our previous videos – our latest unboxing is filled with enough memes and gags to send you giggling into the stratosphere. If you’d like to save some


IMPRESSIONS: Azure Striker Gunvolt (anime)

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Jason Nason

I’ll admit I haven’t had a chance to try either of Inti Creates’ Azure Striker Gunvolt games, though they’ve been on my list for some time. But nevertheless I jumped at the chance to check out their OVA (original video animation) for the series when it was released last week. The anime was originally intended to be released in 2016, but delays pushed back the release to February 9th, 2017. Having not played either of the two games I wasn’t too sure who the characters were or what was going on exactly, but with the video’s short running time it


Ash and Friends Move to Disney XD in America; stay put on Teletoon in Canada

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Jason Nason

Starting today, February 11th, Disney XD became the new home of Pokémon the Series, in the United States. Episodes will air every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM, and every Saturday and Sunday evening at 7:30 PM. You can also watch Pokémon the Series every weekday at 4:00 PM. The series isn’t making the switch in Canada though. While Pokémon the Series moves from Cartoon Network to Disney XD south of the border, the show continues to air on Teletoon in Canada. A move to the Canadian equivelant of Disney XD wouldn’t be out of the question though as both Teletoon


February 9th Nintendo Download

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Jason Nason

Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Anime – Put together by anime superstars LandQ Studios and Touhoku Shinkai, Inti Creates debuts an electrifying anime adaptation on the Azure Striker Gunvolt series. The anime presents a scenario that fans of the series will be familiar with, while simultaneously presenting a deeper look into the world of Azure Striker Gunvolt. Download today. Parascientific Escape – Gear Detective – ‘Parascientific Escape~Gear Detective~’ is a sequal to ‘Parascientific Escape~Cruise in the distant seas~’, where the player is required to find clues and solve puzzles to escape certain situation using PSI abilities. The story follows Detective Kyosuke Ayana, who


Azure Striker Gunvolt anime releases in Nintendo eShop today

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Jason Nason

Azure Striker Gunvolt was a hit 2D action platformer released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop back in 2014 with a sequel released last September. Now the Azure Striker Gunvolt series is striking back onto the scene with an anime adaptation. It is a standalone OVA that’s about as long as an episode of a TV anime show that features the original Japanese voice cast and a brand new English dub. Put together by superstar anime studios LandQ Studios and Touhoku Shinkai, the Gunvolt anime presents a scenario that fans of the series will be familiar with while simultaneously presenting a


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