From the mad genius Youtube megastars of RocketJump comes this latest web series to rock your socks. Cleaning up the mean streets of Neo Otaku City, the Anime Crimes Division is the last line of defense against the unending horde of offenders against anime, that lovable entertainment medium with fans as rabid as an Ozaru Saiyan in heat.
Producing quality content inspired by the likes of anime, sci-fi, fantasy, and action properties of all types, RocketJump has been wowing their fans for years. Now, they team up with the anime streaming overlords at Crunchyroll to bring us this new series, packed with more references than you can shake a Moon Stick at.
In addition to helping fund this celebratory exercise in nerd hilarity, Crunchyroll...
I knew I was forgetting something.
Here's the trailer for the upcoming Rampage film, based upon the classic 1986 arcade game of the same title, featuring giant monsters whose objective is to survive against military assaults rightfully protecting cities from their wrath and then reduce said cities to smoldering ruin. In the current cinematic climate, where giant monsters are now fairly prominent and viable as "serious" blockbuster fare, how does one adapt what one couldn't be blamed for thinking was a silly take on the kaiju subgenre? Well, you hire a charisma factory like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, of course. Mission accomplished.
In this film that reads like a series of sarcastic late night tweets taken more seriously than intended after too much to drink, the former WWE wrestlin...
Update: Bandai Namco has released the trailer with official English-language subtitles. It can be found below. Our original post follows.
It's climaxes all around, as Kamen Rider Climax Fighters gets an extended trailer detailing many of the action game's play mechanics, special features, and character dynamics. Based upon the extensive Kamen Rider superhero franchise, in which cyborgs, revived murder victims, and video game-addicted doctors to name a few, suit up to battle monsters bent upon terrorizing the innocent. This time, the heroes are facing each other, in an all-out brawl of epic proportions. And it's not just the lead heroes of each annual series that have shown up to the party. A host of Secondary Riders is signing up to join the action.
Among this colorful crew of s...
Infini-T Force, the anime hero crossover series, gets the royal treatment from toy company SEN-TI-NEL, with a line of new high-quality action figures.
Gathering the animated superheroes from the Tatsunoko Productions classics Gatchaman, Casshan, Tekkaman, and Hurricane Polimar, Infini-T Force depicts the leads of these four series like never before. And now, with the help of Bluefin for North American distribution, their figures are ready for display.
As previously mentioned, you can catch up on this anime hero event series at Viz and TubiTV, where episodes are released weekly with Japanese audio and English subtitles.
Each Infini-T Force figure comes with an $85 price tag and releases this February 2018.
Have we had enough Green Ranger controversy yet?
Adding on to the pile this year, we have a puzzling interaction between two martial arts action stars near the shallow end of the popularity pool, both of which having gained a sizable chunk of their notoriety in the early 1990s. Belgian entertainer Jean-Claude Van Damme for his plethora of cinematic actioners in the age of neon and slap bracelets, and actor-turned-MMA-fighter Jason David Frank of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fame. While we'd like to believe this conflict started when someone challenged them to count up the letters in the multitude of names between them to see which one has the lengthiest identifier, we're afraid this well runs a bit deeper.
It's actually been a few years since the feud of the initial-named butt-kick...
They're passing out wars like candy these days, aren't they? This time, it's for Kamen Rider City Wars, the new mobile game where you're tasked with building your own city from the ground up, potentially filled with memorable landmarks and totem locations from the decades-spanning Kamen Rider superhero franchise. Heroes and villains from every era are joining the party, from the original Kamen Rider Ichigo to this year's Kamen Rider Ex-Aid and Kamen Rider Build, and the dozens in-between, all fighting to save their city from costumed evildoers.
This free-to-play smartphone app proved so popular in pre-registration that Bandai Namco Entertainment is offering 250 Hero Stones, Tech Cards, and bonus gasha, but this gift is only available until December 26.
In the late 1980s, Contra wore out the television sets of gamers the world over, as commandos Bill and Lance (the Schwarzenegger and Stallone of the video game universe) ripped through a landscape of deadly traps and weapons platforms designed to take them out before they could do the same to the enemy. Now, many years and several reincarnations later, the classic shoot-em-up is finally getting its time to shine (or something) on the big screen with a new film project, as well as a TV series. Like the non-stop actionfest that was the 1987 original, this adaptation is going all out. For better or for worse.
Original game developer Konami joins forces with China's Starlight Media to bring the game to life. Many details remain a mystery, though CFI provides this brief synopsis:
Ichi City has been set upon by an army of colossal monsters of devastating power. Crawling out of every nook and cranny, from the many different sci-fi, fantasy, and action franchises of Japan, both live-action and animated, comes a fierce wave of kaiju hoping to make dinner out of the denizens of this Japanese metropolis. And while there may be a heroic figure from the Ultraman, Godzilla, Gamera, Evangelion, or Patlabor universes popping up to stand in their way, it's up to the ordinary inhabitants of this fated city to make it out alive. It's the City Shrouded in Shadow...
The latest entry in the long-running Disaster Report video game series, City Shrouded in Shadow offers an epic crossover experience for any tokusatsu and anime fan. Putting you right in the middle of those crowded...
Former Demapagumi.inc member and actress Moga Mogami revealed in a TBS variety show that she's bisexual.
The show titled Yume Nara Samenaide focuses on female guests who talk about various aspects of love. In the show, Mogami revealed that she had realized she had feelings for other girls around the age of 10 and had a pseudo relationship with another unnamed female entertainer. Said entertainer is aware of her preferences, and Mogami made sure to be somewhat cautious at first so there wouldn't be any awkward situations.
But while drinking together, the two would regularly hug and even kiss, which can be seen as pretty standard for friends who are drinking, but there are times it gets more "heated". At the time, this entertainer had a boyfriend, and even though she considered compa...
Shout! Factory posted the promotional video of the upcoming Super Sentai Spectacular IV: Megaranger marathon.
Similar to the last three Super Sentai Spectacular livestreams, Denji Sentai Megaranger will stream the first seven episodes of the series. This marathon will feature commentary from Power Rangers expert, Shamus Kelley.
Super Sentai Spectacular IV will happen this October 28th at 10 am PT/ 1pm ET only on Shout! Factory TV and on Pluto TV, CH 512. Also, join the conversation by using the hashtag #SuperSentai on Twitter!
[Additional info: Rangerboard]