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  • News Twitch's Pokémon TV And Movie Marathon Returns Tomorrow

    On Pokémon Day, of course

    Pokémon anime fans, rejoice! Twitch's mega-marathon of movie madness is set to return tomorrow, giving fans the chance to sit back and join the chat as viewers simultaneously watch the show. Returning for a third run, the Twitch Pokémon marathon has previously aired numerous episodes from the TV show as well as some of...



  • News Professor Oak’s Voice Actor Passes Away

    A veteran of the industry

    Sad news has emerged over the weekend. The famous Japanese voice actor, Unshu Ishizuka, has passed away from esophageal cancer at the age of 67. Ishizuka was known as the voice of Professor Oak in the Japanese Pokémon anime, as well as for being the narrator of the series.  His close relatives have reportedly...






  • News There’s a Splatoon Anime on the Way to YouTube

    Keeping things fresh

    Despite making its debut on Nintendo’s underperforming Wii U, Splatoon has become a successful new Nintendo property by all counts, especially in Japan. For quite a while now, there’s been a long running Splatoon manga in Japan’s CoroCoro magazine, which has proven itself to be decently popular in the region. And now with...



  • News A Lost Super Mario Anime Has Been Found and Shown Off in Japan

    Super Mario: The Lost Lessons

    With the popularity of the Super Mario series you'd think that, with all of the licensing Nintendo has done over 30+ years, some items will have gone missing. One of these was a short educational film in Japan called “Super Mario’s Traffic Safety”, also known as “Super Mario no Koutsuu Anzen” in Japanese...




  • Video Meet The Akira Video Game That Never Saw Release

    Footage of cancelled project surfaces online

    If you're a fan of anime, then chances are you'll have already appreciated the masterpiece that is Akira. Arguably the first anime movie to find mainstream success in the west, Katsuhiro Otomo's 1988 classic triggered a surge of interest in the medium and offered many western viewers their first taste of...



  • News Yo-kai Watch Anime Series Coming to the UK This Spring

    One of more than 100 countries

    It's official, Yo-kai Watch is set for world domination much like Pokémon before it. In our Yo-kai Watch review we liked developer Level 5's take on doing a Pokémon style game and felt that, in some ways, it eclipses the effort GameFreak has put into Pokémon over the years, both in production and creativity. Of...







  • News Crunchyroll Arrives on Wii U as a Free App in North America

    Over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of content, apparently

    While this 25th December has brought us festive Nintendo Download updates, and a host of treats and discounts around the world, North American Wii U owners have an extra treat - a free Crunchyroll app to access a lot of anime, manga and Asian dramas. That'll no doubt be music to the ears...

  • News Yokai Watch Anime Spiriting Westward

    Level-5 also teasing an even "bigger" franchise for next year

    It's already pretty well known that the runaway hit franchise Yokai Watch has had plans to spread out of Japan and peacefully annex the West into its empire. But in case you were worried they were beginning to forget about us, Level-5 head Akiro Hino recently confirmed that the anime will...







  • News Prepare Yourself, There's A Bayonetta Anime Movie In The Works

    Trailer breaks cover

    With its buxom lead character, hordes of angelic demons and preoccupation with over the top action, Platinum's Bayonetta is perfect fodder for an anime adaptation — which makes you wonder why it's taken this long for it to actually happen. Bayonetta: Bloody Fate is being handled by animation studio Gonzo (Hellsing, Final...



  • News Namco Bandai Releasing Mushibugyo RPG For 3DS In Japan

    Popular manga series gets its own game

    The Japanese manga Mushibugyo, which is written and illustrated by Hiroshi Fukuda, is getting its own game in Japan, Namco Bandai has announced. It's on its way to the 3DS, which is doing quite well in Nintendo's homeland, and will be available on 19th September as both a physical and download release. So far...


  • News Namco Bandai Developing Devils and Realist Game For 3DS

    Upcoming manga series will have its own game in Japan

    Namco Bandai has announced it is developing a 3DS title based on the upcoming manga series Devils and Realist, which is due to air in Japan this Summer. The anime centres around a young fellow called William Twining who is in fact the reincarnation of King Solomon and has accidentally summoned...

  • News Children Of The Sun, Take Note: The Mysterious Cities of Gold Is Coming To Wii U And 3DS

    Classic anime series is getting the video game treatment

    We reported back in February that Neko Entertainment revealed during an interview that the studio was developing a new game for the Wii U, but no specific details were given on the subject. The developer has announced that it's bringing The Mysterious Cities of Gold to the Wii U and 3DS this...


  • News Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Gets North American Release Date

    Anime fans - mark 5th March in your diaries

    A few weeks ago Namco Bandai revealed that Naruto: Powerful Shippuden would be coming to the 3DS in March. The game is a side-scrolling fighter based on the Naruto spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals. Europe was given a concrete release of 8th March but North America’s date was slightly more...


  • News Naruto: Powerful Shippuden Confirmed For Western Release

    Naruto and Rock Lee coming to 3DS in March

    Fans of the popular anime series Naruto will be pleased to hear that the latest game, Naruto: Powerful Shippunden, released this year in Japan, will be on its way to Europe and North America very soon. The 3DS title is based on the spin-off series Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals and is a sidescrolling...



  • News It's Nintendo Versus Sega, Anime Style

    Epic console wars of the '90s retold in animation

    Japanese anime has tackled a wide range of topics over the years. From the price of fame to the effects of the bombing of Japan in World War II, the medium has been put to stunning use by animators in the Far East. However, there's plenty of oddball stuff around, too - like Aoi Sekai no Chuushin...


  • News Kid Icarus 3D Anime Hits North America This Week

    Two-parter inbound

    Europe got a Shaun the Sheep 3D episode this week; North America gets a two-part 3D anime based on Kid Icarus: Uprising. We'll leave you to decide who got the better end of the deal. 3DS owners in North America can power up their Nintendo Video applications to find the first (and, depending on when you read this, second) part of...