Phoenix Wright: Ace Attourney Anime Debut Thoughts

What Is Phoenix Wright? The Phoenix Wright series is a series of visual novels that have been on the Nintendo GBA, DS, 3DS, and iOS. In most of the games, you play as the defense attorney Phoenix Wright, as he investigates cases and defends his clients against false charges. The gameplay is comprised of court […]

Vertical Licenses NisiOisin’s Bakemonogatari Novels

North American manga and novel publisher Vertical Comics announced at its panel at Katsucon on Friday that it has licensed NisiOisin and VOFAN‘s Bakemonogatari light novel series. The company plans to release the series starting in December. New novel announcement: BAKEMONOGATARI The volumes starting December 2016 pic.twitter.com/R3zc4bMMPD — Vertical Inc. (@vertical_ed) February 13, 2016   […]

Girls & Panzer Film Tops 1.5 Billion Yen

The official blog for the Girls und Panzer anime franchise announced on Thursday that the Girls und Panzer film topped 1.5 billion yen as of Wednesday. The film sold 957,306 tickets for 1,501,699,234 yen (about US$13,166,000) so far. The film opened in Japan last November, and it ranked #38 in the top 39 highest grossing Japanese domestic films of 2015 (tied with Grasshopper). The film began […]

What Do The Changes To Oscar Rules Mean For Anime?

Bill asks: I’ve been hearing a lot lately about changes to the rules for voting in the Oscars. What does this mean for anime? Will this make it easier or harder for anime to get recognized by the Academy? Indeed, much ado has been made about changes to the Oscar rules this year — changes […]

Final Fantasy Adventure Remake Heads West for iOS/Android

Square Enix launched an English version of its official website for its remake of the Final Fantasy Adventure (Seiken Densetsu -Final Fantasy Gaiden-) game on Friday. The company will release the game for iOS and Android devices in the West under the title Adventures of Mana. The website currently lists no planned release date for English version of the game. The English […]

[Exclusive] Anime Expo 2015 – TheAkiba Aimer Interview

Just as the mystery genre captivates its viewers, Aimer’s mysterious identity and finesse with her voice has captivated her fans. These fans were lured to Anime Expo from July 2nd to 5th, braving the brutal heat and traffic of Los Angeles, with the hopes of catching a glimpse of her hidden beauty and the opportunity […]

[Exclusive] Anime Expo 2015 – TheAkiba Ayano Mashiro Interview

Ayano Mashiro began the Fate/Stay Night Event at Anime Expo with her debut single, “Ideal White”, the opening theme for the widely popular and critically acclaimed anime “Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works” produced by ufotable. She was in character, as her voice carried the nervousness and apprehension of an artist who has just set out […]

[Review] Anime Expo 2015

Atmosphere/Impressions 2015 was my first time ever going to Anime Expo. I had been meaning to go previous years, but times and scheduling had never worked in my favor. All my previous anime convention experienced was limited to Fanime in San Jose, and Animation on Display in Santa Clara, both significantly smaller than AX. I […]

Kyoto Imperial Park (Kyoto Gyoen)

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Kyoto

Colorful leaves everywhere; beautiful climate and cool atmosphere signify the approach of Fall. And with the fall season each of us are tempted to take a tour to see some of the most charming places in the world. Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan has well preserved many of its ancient structures thus drawing millions of tourists every year who love to experience Japan’s glorious past. Below is a list of the best places to visit in Kyoto during this fall.