Apr 152014
 

Hey, Kaushik here with some new anime impressions. Since the spring season has just gotten underway, I’ve been sampling a lot of new shows. I’m liking some of what I see, not liking some others, overall things are pretty standard. But there are always a few shows that wow me with their first episode and this is one of them: Ping Pong, an anime based off of a 1996 manga series. It’s being produced by Tatsunoko Productions, a fairly famous studio that has been around since the 60s. The director is Masaaki Yuasa, who is somewhat marked by his unique style. He’s done shows such as The Tatami Galaxy, which was fairly well-received. His newest work, Ping Pong, is excellent.

Ping Pong Cover

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Apr 152014
 

Sub-unit (or Shuffle Groups as they are called in J-Pop) is when part of the main line-up of a group becomes it’s own separate group, with singles and videos of their own. Whether or not they are just a one-time publicity gimmick or a set group that blossoms on their own is all up to the music they are given. Orange Caramel, a sub-unit of After School, has received a lot of praise for their music, videos, and overall cutesy feel of their personas. With this latest song, they have achieved an even higher level of success and acclaim, despite not sticking to the same tropes as their competition.

Let’s listen to Orange Caramel’s third singe Catallena.

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Apr 142014
 

Now if only we could have a week-long 24/7 Dragonball marathon

Shingeki no Kyojin cover promo

With so much hype among, well, everyone, Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) is slated to premiere on US airways on May 3rd at 11:30PM EST. It’s been a while since Toonami returned and now there’s a more recent killer hit. What are the prospects of the show and the block as a whole? The Inverseman investigates.

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Apr 122014
 

Arc and company get together to discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (While you’re at it, check out our Silverwolf and Elessar’s reviews of the film!)

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Apr 122014
 

Bullet poster

A review copy was provided by FUNimation Entertainment

I’ve always kind of liked Danny Trejo. He’s a decent actor, in the action movie sense (he’s not gonna be winning any Oscars any time soon), an impressive physical presence even as he’s pushing 70 and honestly, his history and the way he’s struggled up to where he is now just makes me kind of want to root for him. Unfortunately he tends to appear in a lot of bad movies, but at least they’re usually entertainingly bad, which is honestly more than I can say for this one.

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Apr 102014
 

unity-6-variant

Unity is arguably my favorite comic from Valiant Entertainment, which is really saying something since their titles are at the top of my read pile week after week. Now that a new arc has started, the team has truly begun to coalesce with a core of Livewire, Ninjak, X-O Manowar, and the Eternal Warrior. With adventure ahead, let’s take a look at Unity #6!

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