Saturday, February 21, 2015

[Video]: February Reviews

Time once again for a big 'ol review video! And not a moment too soon either. I was beginning to think that I was going to get the crap kicked out of my by my viewers for such a long absence away from the camera.

Anyway, without further ado, here's a video covering my February anime and Video Game reviews, and a little extra.

Enjoy!



Apologies for the sudden shift in lighting. I'll be working on that for the next video.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

[Merch]: World Conquest Zvezda Plot DVD Release


If the idea of a tiny overlord tickles some part of your otaku funny bone, then make sure and pick up your copy of World Conquest Zvezda Plot!

Aniplex of America announced a few days ago that they are releasing the entire series in a collection on April 28th with pre-orders already underway. The set will feature all 12 episodes plus the 13th OVA episode, as well as bonus stuff. 

Interestingly enough, Aniplex of America picked up the rights to this a long time ago, and are just now doing anything about it. Go figure on that one. I'm just stoked about finally being able to watch this all in a contained collection. 
 
World Conquest Zvezda Plot is animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by, Tensai Okamura; the same guy that brought you Blue Exorcist and Darker than Black.

The series was streamed on Hulu, Crunchyroll, and the Aniplex Channel, and of course DAISUKI.

Amazingly enough, this set will retail for $59.98, which is still pretty steep for a 13 episode anime series; never the less, we can be sure that there will be those that can bring us the anime goods for less. 

You can pre-order here: 

[News]: "Tokyo Ghoul" Gets Dub


FUNimation announces that Tokyo Ghoul gets dub!
The Fans rejoice! 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai" Gets Anime


As if anime titles weren't ungodly long-winded enough, we get yet another one that's more of an observant statement, rather than a catchy title. Oh, well...

This summer we get an anime adaption of (take a deep breath)... Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai or as it translates to, A Boring World where the Concept of Dirty joked Doesn't Exist. Hope you caught all that, because I don't won't to write it again!

Anyway, the story is basically about fighting the moral powers with obscene acts. How obscene does it get? I have no clue. But I can say that it seems perversely interesting. The anime is being handled by J.C. Staff so you have some idea about what it is you might be getting.

The anime is slated to be broadcast sometime in July.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

WO Examines: Battlefield Hardline "BETA"


There are many gamers out there that for one reason or another either love the Battlefield franchise, or have grown to despise it. If you are one of the latter, you've no doubt sneered with mild disdain or full-on rage at the notion of yet another entry by EA games. And to a degree you would be justified in doing so.

For all the gamers that enjoyed the latest iteration from DICE and EA but felt, like I did, that the waters had been waded through once too many times already; this newest offering is something for you both (skeptic and admirer alike) to perk up and take notice of.

In a rather cool move, Visceral Games, the creative mad-minds behind the highly popular Dead Space series have brainstormed what could very well be the next big multiplayer thing since sliced bread... or in this case, tea-bagging. (lolz)

Friday, February 6, 2015

WO Examines: Sailor Moon BD/DVD Release

It's been months since I've last made a blog post, and while that isn't extraordinary in and of itself, it has taken me some time to work up the nerve to write this particular article. Not only because it's a bit of a sore subject within the fandom, but also because of the fact that the subject is considered a beloved anime institution.

I'll start with what everyone already knows: VIZ Media last year—to the jubilation of the fanbase—acquired the distribution rights to everything Sailor Moon; a move that made ripples, stoked the fans, and had newer members in the community scrambling to become initiated into the deep waters of the early anime movement. To tickle us even further, they announced an all new dub to be recorded, promising faithful adaptations that were being strictly monitored by the folks at Toei and the creator Naoko Takeuchi. It seemed that 2014 was a great year to be a fan. We'd been blessed with news of Ranma's return to video with all new remasters; we'd been graced with the return of one of anime's most adorable heroines (Sakura Kinomoto), and to place a well balanced cherry on the top of the sundae... we got word of Usagi's triumphant return as well.

VIZ performed brilliantly; making grand claims, showing video comparisons, and going on nothing less than a whirlwind roadshow to push sales for their new big, really big, license acquisition. And like most things anime, this is where the ground began to perilously slip out from under their feet.