Tag: Conventions

Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

Batman Ninja: The Dark Knight Anime from Afro Samurai & Kamen Rider Masterminds

Animation, Anime, Articles, Blog, Comics, Conventions, Culture, Kamen Rider, Movies & TV, News, toku, tokusatsu, Uncategorized
Hold onto your Pocky, anime fans. Batman is coming back to the Japanese animation world with an all-new project, descending upon us in 2018. This time, he brings with him a pool of talent that gave us the likes of the animated Afro Samurai as well as the special effects actioner Kamen Rider Fourze. While Batman inches one step closer to his apparent goal of filling every possible screen on every continent at the exact same time, here's a brief rundown of what we know so far. This feature-length anime, titled simply Batman Ninja, is the work of director Mizusaki Junpei, whose talents were brought to several MegaMan X video games before landing a producing gig with the popular JoJo's Bizarre Adventure anime. Joining him is Nakashima Kazuki, best known to some of us as a lead writer f...
Power Rangers Show Their Fighting Spirit in New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives

Power Rangers Show Their Fighting Spirit in New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives

Articles, Conventions, Culture, News, Power Rangers, Toys, Uncategorized
New York Comic-Con presents a batch of new Power Rangers merchandise to add to your collection, and we'll give you zero guesses about which season they've chosen to showcase the most. Check out this new action figure set as well as a sweet, new Megazord and let's wonder together when we're getting around to some of those other seasons. To be fair, Bandai has announced a number of special items in recent years ranging across a few different beloved seasons, and the Fighting Spirit set technically encompasses multiple incarnations (all centered around one dude) but none so prevalent as the unstoppable Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Bandai's golden goose, Tommy Oliver. While we appreciate the love, we're also still checking our watches as we wait for more stuff from elsewhere in th...
AX 2013 Con Report: Day One

AX 2013 Con Report: Day One

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Anime Expo has a special place in my heart. Back in 2004, it was the very first convention I ever attended and it completely opened my eyes to just how incredibly vast the anime fandom is. I attended AX again in 2005, 2006, 2007 and then didn’t attend again until 2010 when it jumped from its venues in Anaheim and Long Beach to its current home in Los Angeles. Let me tell you: there is a wonderfully significant difference three years makes. Check out my Day One Recap after the jump. UPDATED 7/6/2013 1:35am - Added photos for your viewing pleasure. (more…)
A Beginner’s Guide to Cosplay

A Beginner’s Guide to Cosplay

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I’ll admit it; I am a G cubed. I’m a geek, gamer and girl and I proudly tote my geek card around. I am even working on recruiting my husband and other friends to come over to the geek side. So far I’ve successfully introduced my husband to many things such as Rocky Horror Picture Show, Naruto, Dante’s Inferno (for PS3), Sucker Punch, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog and many other things. And in less than two weeks I will pop his convention cherry as he will accompany me to ACen 2012. (more…)
My C2E2 2012 Experience

My C2E2 2012 Experience

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[C2E2 2012 Gallery, Pt. 1] [C2E2 2012 Gallery, Pt. 2] A couple of years ago a photographer friend of mine was headed out to ACen for a job for Henshin Justice Unlimited. Being an anime freak, I really wanted to tag along, so I told her to tell her friend Keith Hayward that her writer friend was available for the day to help him with any coverage his website would require of the convention. Years later I’m still working on getting my name out there as an established writer and somehow am still friends with Keith. So when I heard he was going to C2E2, I immediately offered him my writing services. How would I describe C2E2 2012? Pleasurable. And not just in a simple oh I had fun kind of way, more like I had geek-gasms all weekend long. That kind of pleasurable. I know, I may sound...