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This magic weapon lets you become a real Gun Mage
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '18 at 08:10 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
The idea of characters emitting magical circles when they cast spells or use special weapons is something that fascinates me. Unfortunately, there isn't anything that can create these effects in real life.

Fortunately, props maker FriskP unleashed a gun prop that creates a magic circle, so we're one step closer to living out our dreams of creating flashy scenes with as a spell-casting gunslinger. While it seems like the designer edited the video, the effect was made through the use of a fan called the Phantom, which emits lights when it spins.

The Japanese company Life is Style invented the device, which seems to be pricey. Considering that you'll need a 3D printer to make the mount for the Phantom, I could see it as a great investment for those who use it in their cosplay, productions, and/or events. As for the symbols on the circle, FriskP used Nive2 software to make them. Best of all, the program is free.

I will admit that their magic gun felt like an edited effect, which shows the impressiveness behind FriskP's work. Also, the sequence made me think of Kamen Rider Wizard's hero and the Caster from Outlaw Star. Hopefully, this concept will catch on and we'll see other people use it as well.

[via SoraNews24]



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This magic weapon lets you to become a real Gun Mage
Posted by News Fetcher on May 24 '18 at 12:13 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
The idea of characters emitting magical circles when they cast spells or use special weapons is something that fascinates me. Unfortunately, there isn't anything that can create these effects in real life.

Fortunately, props maker FriskP unleashes a firearm prop that creates a magic circle, so we're one step closer to living out our dreams of creating flashy scenes with as a spell-casting gunslinger. While it seems like the designer edited the video, the effect was made through the use of a fan called the Phantom, which emits lights when it spins.

The Japanese company Life is Style invented the device, which seems to be pricey. Considering that you'll need a 3D printer to make the mount for the Phantom, I could see it as a great investment for those who use it in their cosplay, productions, and/or events. As for the symbols on the circle, FriskP used Nive2 software to make them. Best of all, the program is free.

I will admit that their magic gun felt like an edited effect, which shows the impressiveness behind FriskP's work. Also, the sequence made me think of Kamen Rider Wizard's hero and the Caster from Outlaw Star. Hopefully, this concept will catch on and we'll see other people use it in other ways.

[via SoraNews24]



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Releases of the Week: Devilman saves the day
Posted by News Fetcher on May 23 '18 at 01:34 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
A couple years back, former Japanator Editor-in-Chief and Website Founder Brad Rice did a segment called Releases of the Week, which covered the latest offering of anime, manga, and Japanese live-action titles that hit North America. After some good thinking, I felt it was time to bring back the piece since it's neat to know what's out in the wild.

From the looks of it, I picked a perfect time to revive this segment from the dead as Go Nagai's Devilman manga makes its debut in North America. Thanks to Devilman Crybaby airing on Netflix, this might get people to check out the original.

We also have the Umaru-chan manga entering the scene, along with the sixth volume of Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid spreading the dragon girl romance. So far, it seems to be a good week for people who want to check out the source materials of their favorite anime titles.



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Space Battleship Yamato 2199's sequel lands on Crunchyroll
Posted by News Fetcher on May 10 '18 at 05:33 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
Whenever anything related to Space Battleship Yamato surfaces, I think back to the days when I caught its Americanized version, Star Blazers, on Toonami's defunct streaming site called Toonami Reactor. Since it has a special place in my heart, these moments make me happy.

In this case, my great memories of the show came back as Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2202 pops up on Crunchyroll. With its predecessor, Star Blazers: Space Battleship Yamato 2199, being a remake of the '70s series, 2202 focuses on the crew facing the Gatlantis Empire (a.k.a. The Comet Empire). While I never got to finish the former, I loved how Super Robot Wars V used it as the main focus of its narrative. As a fan of the original, it drove me to tears when I got to play through the story's key points in the game.

From what I saw of 2199, it's a great example of a project where it's basically the original show with an updated look done right. Sure, there were some changes here and there (such as new characters and the story being altered in some spots), but you could tell that the people involved respected the original Yamato series.



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Review: Batman Ninja Blu-Ray Set
Posted by News Fetcher on May 08 '18 at 05:30 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.

Although Marvel and DC Superheroes have been part of my life just as long as anime, I never fully looked into comics aside from cartoons adaptations, movies, and video games. My appreciation for Batman came when I first watched The New Batman Adventures following with Batman Beyond, and my love for the caped crusader evolved from there. When Batman Ninja was revealed during New York Comic Con 2017, I was really excited. It’s not the first Batman Japanese media either since there have been manga and anime adaptations in the past. However, what made Batman Ninja special is that it took place in the Feudal era of Japan.

With the script being written by Kazuki Nakashima, who was responsible for Gurren Lagann’s and Kill la Kill, I knew that the movie was going to be awesome. The movie starts off Batman and Catwoman fighting Gorilla Grodd at Arkham Asylum. Batman and Catwoman alongside other notorious villains of the Batman franchise are caught in Grodd's Quake Engine time displacement machine and sent to Feudal Japan.



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Review: Ponyo 10th Anniversary
Posted by News Fetcher on May 07 '18 at 02:53 PM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
I can’t believe that it’s been almost 10 years since Ponyo came out In japan– though I avoided the dub back in 2009 because it was by Disney, not to mention, I was in my “weaboo” phase, where dubs, particular English, became taboo, even among my friends. I forgot how adorable the movie is, and it almost feels like the movie came out 20 years ago to me despite it only coming out 10 years ago.

For those unaware, just like last year, the good people at Fathom Events and GKids are showing nine Studio Ghibli movies in theaters via the STUDIO GHIBLI FEST, which it’s the perfect chance to watch the movies if you missed it in theaters or never had the chance to watch t in general. The great thing about this is that they are also showing the movies with its original Japanese audio.



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Let's go nuts for Shirobako's new movie
Posted by News Fetcher on April 30 '18 at 05:44 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
Shirobako is one of those shows that got me invested with the characters and story through its run. This had to do with the way how the team portrayed the cast's struggles in creating an anime production. Thanks to it succeeding in making their success and hurdles resonate with the audience, it easily became one of the best titles that ended in 2015.

In a way, this was perfect since P.A. Works' projects before Shirobako were hit and miss category. As many of us yearned for a sequel, our wishes have been answered as a film got announced on the studio's Twitter page. At the moment, the only thing accompanying it is the staff and a great image of Aoi looking determined.

Judging by her expression, Musashino may be in for a huge ordeal in their next project. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if it was about them creating an anime film. If so, it's a great way to complement the sequel's format.

Since it was my top favorite show of 2015, my body is ready for this film. Based on its returning staff, it's going to be great to pull out the celebratory doughnuts again.

[via Crunchyroll]



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Toei's violent Amazon Prime Kamen Rider series finally crosses the pond
Posted by News Fetcher on April 22 '18 at 05:10 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
It's 2018 and I'm still amazed at the number of official tokusatsu productions that have left Japan. Shout! Factory gave us some classic Super Sentai shows, Tsuburaya released a few Ultraman titles on streaming Websites, and Kraken Releasing brought the dark late-night franchise known as Garo to Blu-ray in North America.

While it's impressive to see these titles arrive in the West, there was one franchise who didn't get to cross the pond. Lo and behold, we can scratch Kamen Rider off the list since Kamen Rider Amazons is streaming on Amazon Prime in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, the U.K., and Germany as Amazon Riders. This came as a surprise since it took a long time for them to give us an update on their plans to stream it outside of Japan. Thankfully, they didn't cancel the idea and we can see Toei's bug-eyed biker officially kick evil in the face.

One thing that sets Amazons apart from the other installments is that it's aimed towards older viewers, instead of younger ones. This works well with the fact that Amazon loves to rip his enemies into pieces, which was an element in the original Amazon series. While I'm not a fan of the name Amazon Riders, I'm happy to see another uncut Rider title in the West.



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Review: Martian Successor Nadesico Blu-ray Set
Posted by News Fetcher on April 20 '18 at 05:10 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Even as an avid anime fan, there’s always going to be a hidden gem that I missed, especially if it came out during the 90’s. Excluding the popular ones like Card Captor Sakura, Dragon Ball, Yu Yu Hakusho, among others, it’s been a while since I’ve watched anything from the 90’s, especially something as niche as this. It really takes me back to a time where anime was different, especially the comedy and how the characters act. It goes to show how much has anime involved in the past 20 years.

Simply put, Martian Successor Nadesico is a parody on the mecha genre, tackling the usual clichés of the genre, especially of the series that aired during the 80s and the 90s. The story introduces us to Akito, who despite growing up during his childhood watching the anime Gekiganger 3, a Mecha show, he'd rather cook than pilot a Mecha. The Earth, its moon, and its Martian colonies are under alien attack, but the war against the “Jovian lizards” has, so far, been nothing short of a series of disasters. His life changes his home on Mars is destroyed, and he is mysteriously transported instantly to the Earth.



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R-Rated hero comedy movie Strega brings out the badass sidekick
Posted by News Fetcher on April 19 '18 at 05:12 AM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
2018 may be shaping up to be a good year for tokusatsu, but I'm still waiting for the one who may top them all. Nothing against the other shows, but Bueno and Garage Hero continue to bring us a great take on the genre as they hit us with a new trailer for their R-Rated Henshin Hero comedy movie, Strega.

This time, we're introduced to Sayuri/Virsago, the heroine who'll act as Soma's partner in the film. She is played by AV actress Mai Miori, who appeared in the 2018 Netflix film, The Outsider, as well.

Now that we got a better look at the secondary hero, I love how Miori's character gives off a serious tone that conflicts with Soma's goofy personality. This sort of combo tends to work well in titles themed around partners, which is another thing for me to look forward to when the film comes out. Just like its predecessor Gun Caliber, the movie will get the Web series treatment. One thing for sure, when I get to watch it, I'm certain it'll be one of my favorite things of the year.



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Impressions: Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
Posted by News Fetcher on April 18 '18 at 05:12 PM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Being a fan of Inio Asano’s work, such as Oyasumi Punpun, What a Wonderful World, Umibe no Onna no Ko among others, I have had Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction on my “plan to read” for a long time but never really push myself into reading it, especially with other series having more priority at the time. Thankfully Viz Media released the first volume of the series, so I was finally able to check it out. The first volume so far was entertaining, and I would like to read more as more volumes come out, however, I feel like it’s very slow as well.

The story revolves an alien invasion which occurred in Tokyo three years ago, but ever since, nothing was the same again. The Japan Self-Defense Forces are still looking for a way to combat the alien threat, but so far conventional weapons have had no effect. Maybe it’s time to try something unconventional. Meanwhile, Kadode Koyama, the protagonist of the series, and her best friend avidly track the aliens’ movements on social media and less enthusiastically study for college entrance exams. When the end of the world looms overhead, you learn to take things one step at a time.



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Impressions: City
Posted by News Fetcher on April 18 '18 at 01:12 PM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
It’s hard to believe that it has already been 7 years since Nichijou released. It’s one of the many series that has really helped me cope with stress during my time in school. The characters were silly and funny, and story-wise, there wasn’t a lot to grasp, so it kept me easily entertained. Unfortunately, I was never able to try out the manga, but it’s still on my plan to read list, which I plan to read soon now that the manga has been done since 2015. A year later after Nichijou, Keiichi Arawi has released City, which shares the same comedic tendencies as Nichijou, but with an even more bizarre protagonist.

City introduces us to Midori Nagumo, a penniless college student who lives in an ordinary city filled with, ironically, people out of the ordinary. The conflict of the story revolves around Midori being in debt, to be more precise, having unpaid rent. Her best friend refuses to loan her cash since she is already used to her tricks. Lacking funds, she tries to look for a job, and that’s where this bizarre adventure (no Jojo pun intended) starts.



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Japanese Guitarist MIYAVI Reveals 'DAY2' World Tour 2018 Dates For May
Posted by News Fetcher on April 17 '18 at 11:53 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Universal Music Japan recording artist MIYAVI, known as The “Samurai Guitarist” and star of Angelina Jolie-directed film Unbroken, has announced the North American dates of his “Day 2 World Tour 2018. He will perform live concerts in 6 major U.S. and Canadian cities in May. Check them out below:



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Review: Sound Of The Sky Blu-Ray Set
Posted by News Fetcher on April 07 '18 at 10:34 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
I remember when I learned about So Ra No Wo To, or Sound of the Sky, and initially watched it for the moe, and because it looked like another K-On, except in the military, so I started it with the mentality that it was just going to be another show I would watch for the “funsies”. Though I usually don’t mind watching moe now, the story or the characters at least must be compelling, like Yuru-Camp and A Place Further than the Universe but are two shows that I consider like K-On but done much better. But enough about K-On since this review has nothing to do with it. While So Ra No Wo To did start out as “moe girls doing moe girls things”, the story eventually took a twist that made me look at the series past it’s moe designs.

So Ra No Wo To takes place in the tranquil town of Seize which is on the outskirts of the country of Helvetia. Upon its cobbled streets, citizens go about their daily lives, undisturbed by the increasingly tense military relations between Helvetia and the neighboring Roman Empire. Kanata Sorami, the protagonist of the series, joined the military, or the Helvetian army, stationed at the Clocktower Fortress in Seize to be precise, to fulfill her dream of learning to play the bugle, she excitedly accepts the tutelage of the Sergeant Major, Rio Kazumiya, who happens to be a skilled trumpeter. Alongside Kazumiya, there’s also the aloof mechanic, Noël Kannagi, the feisty gunner, Kureha Suminoya, and the compassionate Captain Felicia Heideman.



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Impressions: The Young Master's Revenge
Posted by News Fetcher on April 07 '18 at 05:14 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Have you ever been humiliated enough that you held a grudge for 10 years and then travel back to enact your revenge? Probably not. The Young Master's Revenge revolves a Leo, a young boy who had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when Leo got turtle bites on his butt cheeks and humiliated for life. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan—he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him and then crush her heart.

At first, I really had difficulty trying to keep reading as both Leo Tachibana and Tenma Tsuwabuki, the protagonists, wasn’t really interesting, so I forced myself a bit to read the first chapter. Both character, especially Leo, as he was starting to feel redundant with his intentions. However, as I kept reading, I started to find the story kind of cute, especially the interactions between Leo and Tenma, especially when Leo tries to make his advances on Tenma but he ends up failing.



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Impressions: Otherworldly Izakaya Nobu
Posted by News Fetcher on April 06 '18 at 03:54 AM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
Regardless of your culture and background, or your fandom – video games, western media like comics, cartoons, movies, and of course, anime and manga, we can all agree that food is what brings everyone together. Personally, when I look at food that looks really good in media, I can't help to feel really hungry, to the point where I order food right away from online delivery services. Otherworldly Izakaya 'Nobu' does a great job at bringing characters together as well as introducing Japanese cuisine to people from a different culture – not just to the characters, but us, as Western readers, as well.



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Impressions: Kaguya-sama Love is War
Posted by News Fetcher on April 05 '18 at 09:14 PM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
After re-reading My Hero Academia and Tokyo Ghoul, preparing for their upcoming (or current anime seasons depending on when this is published), I thought I needed to read something different, so I looked into the recently released first volume of Kaguya-sama Love is War. After reading the synopsis, it immediately caught my attention.



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Garage Hero hits us with another fun April Fools' joke
Posted by News Fetcher on April 03 '18 at 03:43 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
For this year's April Fools' Day, Bueno of the independent tokusatsu group, Garage Hero, teamed up with a few people to come up with a fun idea. Joining forces with tokusatsu blog Websites like Orends: Range and JEFusion, they came up with a joke news post about the Kamen Rider Build movie having a Rider called Kamen Rider Terra.

The concept of this Rider sounded neat since he was a surviving Martian who obtained his powers through the Pandora Box. His purpose in the film was to reclaim the item since he was its guardian. Accompanying the hero's cool look, his belt allows him to change into Jaguar, Eagle, Raven and Bahamut Form. Of course, the whole thing sounded too good to be true.

In reality, the idea was Bueno wanting to make a joke where he takes the hero from the tokusatsu project, Mamoru Heroes, and gives it a gimmick. He chose to use the belts from the Chinese series known as Armor Hero Captor, the fourth show in the Armor Hero franchise. UkiyaSeed of Orends: Range came up with Kamen Rider Terra's backstory, with Bueno providing his input.

While the joke was obvious, I love how it informed people about other tokusatsu properties. Since his motives have intrigued me, Bueno future pranks have the potential to give off interesting results. Even if people figure it out again, it won't change the fact that they'll be talking about the topic that's connected to its subject. Thus, resulting in more viewers checking out these titles.

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Studio Trigger's Gridman anime introduces us to its cast and giant hero
Posted by News Fetcher on March 27 '18 at 04:23 PM
By Salvador G Rodiles from Japanator:
Back when Studio Trigger announced the new Gridman anime at Anime Expo '17, I was happy to see Akira Amemiya (Inferno Cop and Ninja Slayer from Animation's Director) being involved in another project based on the '90s tokusatsu. If it looks familiar, you likely saw it in the form of Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad, which borrowed the Japanese version's action scenes.

Thanks to the show's new trailer shown at Anime Japan 2018, we get to see the cast who might support Gridman in his fights against large monsters. From the looks of it, the battles may take place outside of cyberspace, which seems similar to the setting in Triggers' Gridman short, Gridman: boys invent great hero. Considering that Amemiya did a great job in showing us his passion for the original show in the past, my excitement for this project remains unchanged. Who knows, it could be a different type of show for him since his last works were a series that felt like an entertaining low-budget Adult Swim title and a program poking fun at what U.S. nerds consider as "good" anime.

While I never got to see the show's original and Americanized version, I love how the upcoming anime, SSSS.Gridman, is also called Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad Gridman. Based on my exposure to it through Trigger's short, both versions seem like a mix between Ultraman and the Megaman Battle Network games. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised if the latter was inspired by Tsuburaya's (Ultraman franchise) title.

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Review: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light Remastered
Posted by News Fetcher on March 25 '18 at 05:44 PM
By Christian Chiok from Japanator:
It’s been almost 14 years since the original Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light hit theaters in North America.I still remember that summer where I went to Burger King a lot just for the happy meals toys, too, even though I was a few years past the acceptable age to get those. Unfortunately, I don’t have those anymore. It was a time where I was young and less critical and still heavily enjoyed dubs too, so I remember enjoying the movie a bit. 14 years later after reaching it, the enjoyment isn’t the same. At first, I didn’t really mind the plot and the inconsistencies, but after watching it again, it really got to me. However, the 4Kids dub is the true champion of the movie.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light felt really rushed, has a very boring villain, and has inconsistencies. Similarly, to Dragon Ball or Naruto movies, I’ll consider this non-canon due to how Yugi Muto solved the Millennium Puzzle and the inclusion of Anubis, who was never mentioned during the Memory World arc. Considering this movie canon would just add a mess of inconsistencies, too. However, already a red flag for me, I didn’t like that Kuriboh was shown as evil when Yugi solved the puzzle, canon or non-canon.



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