Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Get Hyped! SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3 Gets A Trailer

has made one of the most exciting news for gamers before the year ends -- there will be a new SUPER ROBOT WARS game! They'll be releasing the last part of the Z series - SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3, but will have two installments. In the trailer, they show off exciting robots that include Gunbuster, Full Metal Panic, Gundam UC and the Super Galaxy Gurren Lagann!

The PS3 version will cost8,070 (around US $77.33), and the PS Vita release be priced at7,121 (around US $68.23). Also, there's a special promo during Super Robot Wars Z3 Jigoku Volume's first run -- it will include an HD remake of the first-gen SRW game!! If you miss it, you can still get it from the PSN release on April 24, 2014 for1,024 (around US $9.81).

Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing Part 01


The original series was set in the far future, on the planet Prester, a world which many of Earth's inhabitants fled to in order to escape the chaos and danger of Earth at the time. The third series, Fam the Silver Wing takes place further in the future, when many of Prester's inhabitants have returned to Earth and are seen by many of those who remained as invaders with no claim to the land that their ancestors abandoned. As such, tension abounds and attempts to reconcile are regularly hampered by radicals on both sides. As the series starts, none of this is of grand concern to Fam Fan Fan (portrayed in Japanese by K-On's Aki Toyosaki and in English by Fairy Tail's Jad Saxton ), a fifteen year old sky pirate pilot or her best friend and navigator, Giselle Collette ( voiced by Beelzebub's Aoi Yuki in Japanese and Deadman Wonderland's Leah Clark in English). The pair spend their days capturing airships and soaring through the clouds with little care until through some profound chance, they find themselves in the highly profitable position of being the only hope of safety for the royal family of Turan, one kingdom of the returning Prester inhabitants. The girls adopt a rather sullen and irate Princess Millia Turan (voiced by Deadman Wonderland OVA's Ai Kayano in Japanese and Darker Than Black's Carrie Savage in English) into their midst and set about gathering allies to restore peace to all the peoples of Earth.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Full Metal Panic! Another Update And Spoilers

Full Metal Panic! Another Light Novel And Manga Volumes

So there is this thing called Full Metal Panic! Another. What is it? A spinoff light novel series set in the same universe, 11 years after the events of the final book in the original Full Metal Panic! light novel series. What is a light novel? It's a style of Japanese novel primarily targeting middle and high school students (as wikipedia would say).

Sunday, December 22, 2013

KyoAni CTFK 2013 Directors' Dialogue Event Translated

This is a translation of the "Directors' Dialogue" stage event held at CTFK 2013 in Kyoto, Japan. The attendees on this panel were Director Tatsuya Ishihara, (AIR, Kanon, Clannad, Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!), Director Yasuhiro Takemoto (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu, Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid, Lucky Star (episodes 5-24), Hyouka, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya), and Director Naoko Yamada (K-On! K-On! The Movie!, Tamako Market). The MC for this panel was Maiko Nishioka (Literature production and scriptwriter for Kyoto Animation). The transcript for this panel was provided by this . Editing support comes from .

At the very beginning this exchange was had:
Issue #26

December 22, 2013

North Republic Industries

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Black Butler Review (English)

Remember a couple weeks back, in my Night Raid 1931 review, when I mentioned I hadn't seen Black Butler yet? Guess who finally watched decided to watch it?

Black Butler is an Action/Fantasy/Comedy series based on the ongoing manga by Yana Toboso and Square Enix, with Yen Press as the North American licensor. The 24 episode series, Black Butler, comes from A-1 Pictures and director Toshiya Shinohara for the Fall of 2008. It is currently licensed by FUNimation Entertainment (US), Manga Entertainment (UK), and Madman Entertainment (AUS). An additional 12 episodes and 6 OVAs of the series under the name Black Butler II were released over the course of a year beginning in the Summer of 2010. A-1 Pictures and director Hirofumi Ogura are masterminds behind this series. Black Butler II is licensed by the previously mentioned companies. The OVA episodes will not be covered in this review.

New Full Metal Panic! Cover Arts and TCG Update

Full Metal Panic! Another (Manga) volume 5 Cover Art

The cover art for the upcoming fifth volume in the Full Metal Panic! Another Manga adaptation by You Taichi can now be found on and other sites. Just like with the first four FP!A Manga volumes Adelina Aleksandrovna Kerenskaya is featured, this time with a Blaze Raven Unit 2 in the background. The volume is set to be released in Japan on December 7 and is likely to include at least 4 new chapters on around 200 pages.
Issue #25

December 8, 2013

North Republic Industries

The insipidity of Kyoto Animation

I've always had a love/hate relationship with KyoAni. After the idol episode of Kyoukai no Kanata, I realized I finally had it with them.

What anime fan doesn't know about KyoAni or its influence on anime or the collective fandom? My entry sums everything up, but to those who haven't read it or somehow don't know about KyoAni's tendencies:

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