This weekend is FanimeCon’s 20th anniversary, so come celebrate with us and tons of other anime and video game fans at San Jose’s great convention center. There you can partake in one of the best anime cons on the west coast, with its large video game room, artist alley, anime swap meet, dealer’s hall, and more! This is one of the few conventions to offer a hentai screening room, multiple dance floors, and a swap meet for fans. While Ric Meyers and Chris Patton sadly won’t be in attendance this year, there is still a rather nice line up with More >
Ah, spring is in the air and it is the start of convention season. Time for the fourth annual Anime Conji to begin this weekend. Speak Geeky To Me will be there in full form, enjoying the warm San Diego weather and great community that has built up at this fun little con. This will be the con’s first year under new management and things are already looking good with lower ticket prices than last year offered. Check out the information below and make sure you say hi if you spot any of us there. We’ll have photographers and writers More >
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Cosplayer, OwlDepot, is well known for her skills in crafting fine cosplays. Having received many requests about how she does her fabulous costumes, she has graciously provided a detailed tutorial for everyone here on her newest design, Muron Alexius from the anime and manga series Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic.
This month marks 25 years that Dark Horse has been publishing manga. They’ve produced countless great translations from Berserk to Lone Wolf and Cub, Oh My Goddess! to Godzilla. The publisher has worked with countless mangaka, brought over many great works, and produced some incredible supplementary material and OEL manga, like Adam Warren’s versions of Dirty Pair. Now, this March of 2013, they’re celebrating this great accomplishment of 25 years publishing. However nothing I can say will be on par with the way Carl Horn, Dark Horse’s great editor, manga expert, and all around awesome guy, worded things in his press release. More >
The ever so popular Avatar series is still very much alive in comic form over at Dark Horse as fans await a second series from the Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon and the fate of Zuko’s mother via the comic books. On that note, I must also add we currently have a copy of Avatar The Last Airbender: The Search Part One, which we’ll be reviewing on the site later this week! But until then we have some great news about upcoming Avatar projects from Dark Horse. First of all, Avatar: The Last Airbender is the newest addition to Dark Horse More >
OEL Manga, or Original English Language Manga, was a title that came to popularity around the mid-2000′s, when American manga company, Tokyopop, started heavily producing North American created comics in the manga style and format. Tokyopop was hardly the first company to do this, but they became one of the most popular and criticized groups for doing such, with over a dozen such titles becoming popular best sellers. But long before Tokyopop, companies like Antarctic Press and Viz were putting out manga created by North American writers and artists. It was a rarer genre of comics, but it did exist. More >
It’s a new year and that means a whole new convention season is upon us, with time to purchase new tickets and reserve new hotel rooms. Many fans have already expressed a rather intense need to register and book hotel rooms for Fanime 2013 in San Jose, Ca. Well, this week is the time to make it happen, as FanimeCon has just announced that Thursday at noon will be the official time of which they open their new 2013 website and offer con attendee registration and hotel registration. If it is anything like last year, you’ll want to jump on it More >
Tomorrow sees the start to the first convention of 2013 here in sunny California, and it is the fast growing anime con known as Anime Los Angeles. Well it has been a little chilly here in Southern California this winter, this con might be just what people need to warm things up. With normal anime con events like AMV contests, masquerade, and late night dances, ALA also is offer special events like Cosplay Chess and a Gothic Mad Tea Party. The event will also host bands Eyeshine, Lemon Dropkick, Momotama, and have performances by Traci Hines and Stephanie Yanez, amongst More >
Have you ever wanted to go to a theme park filled with all your favorite Japanese anime characters? Well, you might have a chance next year as the Bandai Namco group is developing just that. Based around the popular characters of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump, the group is making an interesting looking theme park in Tokyo, Japan, set to open sometime next year. Now this won’t be a Disneyland or Six Flags level amusement park filled with roller coasters, as cool as that would be, but rather just a building full of shops, character interactions, and likely a few games More >
First announced back in September of 2010, Berserk Golden Age Arc is a new series of movies, by director Toshiyuki Kubooka, adapting the epic manga series of Berserk. Now sure, you might bring up that Berserk already had a 25-episode anime series back in the late 90′s, but this adaption is designed to go further, be more faithful, and is being animated by the brilliant Studio 4°C. Starting off with volume 3 of the Berserk manga series by Kentarou Miura, the beginning of the 11 volume Golden Age storyline, The Egg of the King first premiered in Japan back in More >