Anime

    • Mysterious Naruto Balloon Appears in China

      Earlier today, a strange sight appeared in the Pearl River Delta area of Guangzhou. A giant blow up toad smoking a pipe is seen tied down near Guangzhou's Canton tower. According to Sina games, the giant toad is a tribute to the 15 year-old Naruto comic series that just came to an end last week.

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    • Fake Cartoon Eyes for Cats Make Everything Better

      If not everything, damn near it. Late last week, Twitter users in Japan began uploading photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. Bless them for that! In Japanese, the meme is called "cat montage" (猫モンタージュ or neko montaaju). It began when Twitter user Shiratamaaaa uploaded photos of cats with cartoon eyes, writing, "I recommend neko montage to those who have cats.

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    • How Anime Art Has Changed: An Explainer

      Anime, you've changed! To be honest, the look of it is always changing. Styles and fads suit each age, so let's see how anime has evolved over the past few decades. On 2ch, a commenter uploaded the following image below, which Kotaku has translated into English: I quite like this as it gives a good, nuanced look at just how anime has changed since the 1990s.

      Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • Gargantia On The Verdurous Planet The Complete Series Review

    … In the far distant future, mankind has reached the stars and become a galactic alliance sworn to kill a race of space creatures known as the Hideauze. However, after an accident during an operation fighting the Hideauze, the series protagonist, Ledo, is stranded on a strange alien planet, covered in endless water, and inhabited by humans living…

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  • You Are Not Looking at an Anime Image

    … It's actually a photograph of a plastic Gundam figurine. No, really. It is. Back in 2012, Kotaku profiled a Gundam statue with an anime-inspired custom paint job. That one was made by modeller mumumuno53, and so was this latest effort. But honestly, this time mumumuno53 has really topped that earlier effort. Check it out for yourself…

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  • Tokyo Ghoul’s Second Season Starts on January 8th 2015

    … A second anime season, adapting Shu Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul manga will begin airing on January 8, 2015 in Japan. The first season covered the story of Kaneki Ken and a ghoul named Rize. Rize’s untimely demise while attempting to kill and eat Kaneki resulted in Kaneki becoming saved by having Rize’s organs transplanted into his body. However…

    The Outerhaven- 2 readers -
  • You Won't Believe How Different This TV Anime Looks

    … Tomorrow, the latest disc version of anime Mekakucity Actors goes on sale in Japan. Above, you can see a scene from the broadcast version. And holy crap, the Blu-ray/DVD release seems different. The anime, of course, is based on the light novel Kagerou Project. Since the latest Blu-ray/DVD isn't out yet, we don't know yet how different…

    Brian Ashcraft/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
  • Five Excellent Anime That Have Returned For Fall 2014

    … with mysteries. Emiya is the perfect proxy character for the audience (by design as he is the player character in the original visual novel), and through his outsider eyes, we get a great look at the secret magical world that exists beside our own in a way easy for us to understand. The magic system in place is always intriguing in how it works…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 1 readers -
  • This Fighting Game Has a Modern Anime Fan’s Dream Cast

    … What do the characters of Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Valkyria Chronicles all have in common? They’re all ready to beat the living hell out of each other in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. Like Jump Ultimate Stars or J-Stars Victory VS, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 2 readers -
  • Red Vs. Blue Season 12 Review

    … Red Vs. Blue is one of the most popular, if not -the- most popular webseries of all time. This 12th season marks something like the 12th year that the series has been running and it has been an incredibly long tale for the Red and Blue teams of Blood Gulch. The gist of Red vs. Blue is that there are two teams of soldiers that are at war…

    Gaming Admiral/ Attack On Gamingin Reviews- 2 readers -
  • Anime PR: Madman Acquisition Announcements – Supanova Adelaide

    … Madman has acquired Log Horizon. YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! – MADMAN ACQUISITION announcements SUPANOVA ADELAIDE – NOVEMBER 21-23, 2014 Not for release before Sunday November 23rd – 1pm (AEST): Madman Entertainment is proud to announce the following acquisitions…

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  • The second season of Attack on Titan confirmed for 2016

    … Say it ain’t so, but sadly it is. The second season of the 2013 breakout anime title, Attack on Titan, is set to release in 2016. After the first season ended back in September 2013, there was no word on if or when the second season would appear until some time later when it was mentioned earlier this year that the anime was on hold. Later…

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  • Otorimonogatari Review

    … – Otorimonogatari is released by Hanabee here in Australia and is animated by SHAFT. You can purchase the series from Hanabee’s online store for ~$50. The series comes in some kind of combo pack, which contains a DVD copy of the series and a BD copy of the series, as well as a collectors box. The author is a bit of a fan of the series at this point, so there may be some bias. Image shamelessly lifted from Random Curiosity. …

    Attack On Gamingin Reviews- 3 readers -
  • Naruto is Fun and Action-Filled But Also Repetitive and Painfully Long

    … A few weeks ago, the long-running manga series Naruto ended at chapter 700. And as it has been one of the most popular mainstream manga and anime of the past decade, I decided to read it—all 10,000+ pages of it. But before we get down to the review proper, it's probably a good idea to tell you about my history with the franchise. I discovered…

    Richard Eisenbeis/ Kotaku- 2 readers -


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