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Alucard and his allies consider their next move in this scene from Castlevania, courtesy of Netflix

Castlevania Review Season 3 A Dream Binge Watch for Moody Goth Teens

Castlevania season 3 is now on Netflix for at least a month. It's hugely popular, and not hard to see why. As ever, it's violent, bloody, gory and full of snarky wisecracks with some Gnosticism and moral ambiguity thrown in. It's a perfect show for moody Goths and angry teens – even adults who are […]

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"Beastars": Flawed Humanity, Layered Storytelling Impresses [REVIEW]

Finally got the chance to finish off Netflix's Beastars and I have to say: major thumbs up. Initially, I was not sure where this was heading and pretty confused—the story and themes along with the character designs were a quirky combo that I needed some time getting used to at first. But once the second […]

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"Rick and Morty" Are "Samurai & Shogun" in New Adult Swim Short [VIDEO]

It's been an interesting midseason for Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's Rick and Morty. Ever since their Super Bowl adventure with Pringles, the show's pimped doughnuts for Krispy Kreme (we're still bitter since it was only in Australia), urged us to wash out hands (and get our s**t together) over coronavirus concerns, and possibly clued […]

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"My Hero Academia": Returns & Reveals Power Solid "Tweener" Ep [REVIEW]

This season, My Hero Academia has given us one quality episode after the other – and "Japanese Hero Bilboard Chart" keeps that momentum rolling along. It was interesting to see how they are finally trying to get things back around to superhero action again. This episode proved much more of a balance between slice-of-life anime […]

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"Castlevania" Season 4 Gets Netflix's Blessing [VIDEO]

Only three weeks after its third season debut, Netflix and writer/producer/creator Warren Ellis announced that Castlevania will be returning for a fourth season. The news was posted via social media, and shared by members of the cast and creative – and though it confirms the anime's return, it (understandably) was lacking in more specific details. Here's […]

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"Evangelion" Returns with New Asuka Kotobukiya Statue

Coming out of the Evangelion series, Asuka Langley is back and ready for your shelves. This time she is taking on her appearance in Evangelion:3.0 You Can (Not) Redo from the last scene we see. This beautifully crafted statue showcases with iconic Evangelion character with perfection from her displeased emotional face to the red and […]

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"Bleach" Returns to Anime With Climactic Final Story Arc Adapt

Bleach, Tite Kubo's long-running action manga series, is returning to anime. The new series adapts the manga's climax, "Thousand Year Blood Arc". As reported by both Anime News Network and Viz Media, the announcement came at the Bleach 20th Anniversary & Tite Kubo New Project Presentation livestream on Saturday. The original anime series ran from […]

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"Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045": Section 9 Faces New Threat [TRAILER]

Kodansha and Production I.G. are ready to storm onto Netflix starting April 23 with their new 3D CG anime based on Masamune Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga. So with only a month to go, the streaming service is offering viewers the final official trailer for the 12-episode premiere season (with the series given an […]

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"My Hero Academia" Review: Our Heroes "Let It Flow" at School Festival

This new vibe of offering viewers more intimate, behind-the-scenes moments appears here to stay – at least for the time being – on My Hero Academia… and I am definitely good with that. This episode was well-structured on a number of fronts and brought tears to my eyes for many reasons. From beginning to end […]


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Ultraman Is Ready for Battle With Three New Bandai Figures

Sideshow Collectibles has opened up preorders for three new Ultraman figures from Bandai in their S.H. Figuarts figure line. These figures are based on the recent Netflix animated series and come highly detailed and ready for action. Ultraman is up first with a highly detailed and posable figure that comes loaded with accessories. He will […]


“Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna" Delivers Maturity and Heart

"Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna" Delivers Maturity and Heart

Digimon has matured along with its viewers, and after more than two decades, the franchise has tackled its most adult subjects yet. When Digimon originally aired in 1999, it enthralled children with a digital world that followed young and unprepared protagonists. The series grounded itself with themes that discussed teamwork, partnership, and inner strength through […]


“JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” Gets Two New Figures from Medicos

"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" Gets Two New Figures from Medicos

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is one of those animes that has an intense fanbase. This wacky show is unique and filled with a great cast of characters. the biggest issue with shows like this is the lack of collectibles out there. Medico is here to change that with their long list of action figures that will prepare […]

“Inuyasha” Finally Goes Up for Pre-Order with Good Smile

"Inuyasha" Finally Goes Up for Pre-Order with Good Smile

We originally saw this Inuyasha Nendoroid during the massive drop of upcoming Good Smile Company announcements. Finally, fans of the classic anime show are getting pre-orders live with more photos. He will come with multiple faceplates that covers a nice range of expressions. Inuyasha even comes with interchangeable hand pieces like his sharp claws and […]

Funko Announces “Hunter X Hunter” Will Be Getting a Pop Wave

Funko Announces More Anime Pops with "Soul Eater"

One of the small tidbits to come out of the Funko booth at the New York Toy Fair was the statistics of what Pop series was the hottest. Funko stated that they have seen a rise in Pop Animation sales with the increased popularity of shows like My Hero Academia and the Dragon Ball series. This is not […]

Funko Announces “Hunter X Hunter” Will Be Getting a Pop Wave

Funko Announces "Hunter X Hunter" Will Be Getting a Pop Wave

The anime and manga fandom is strong and Funko notices it. With this untouched market of series of there, Funk is preparing anime fans for a nice influx of collectibles. This time Hunter X Hunter is up next in the collectible circuit and Funko is bringing Killua Zoldyck, Hisoka, Gon Freecs Jajank, Kurapika, and Leorio to life. Gon […]

Why Hayao Miyazaki Gave Netflix Rights to Stream Studio Ghibli Films

Why Hayao Miyazaki Gave Netflix Rights to Stream Studio Ghibli Films

When it comes to stalwarts of animation, one of the pioneering figures is Hayao Miyazaki. His anime films in Studio Ghibli are still largely hand-drawn. The studio has a reputation for taking its time to release projects. When they do, most become cinematic masterpieces. Fiercely protective of his work, Miyazaki had a love-hate relationship in […]

“Sword Art Online: Alicization” Gains a New Member with Genco

"Sword Art Online: Alicization" Gains a New Member with Genco

Sword Art Online: Alicization has been amazing so far. While it is disappointing that Kirito is on the back burner this season but other characters are getting their time to shine. One of those characters is Kirigaya Suguha who is Kirito's cousin. She had a lot to do with the shows earlier season and has given […]