Alan Smithee

Weeaboo Wednesday – Knights of Sidonia

Weeaboo Wednesday – Knights of Sidonia

Some in the anime subculture of geekdom might shudder at the term Weeaboo, a non-sequitur term created originally by the Perry Bible Fellowship it’s said to be on the level of Otaku…however I am taking it back, and using it as a general term for being a Japanophile. So yes, welcome to Weeaboo Wednesday where […]

 Evan Burkey

Review: Pacific Rim

Review: Pacific Rim

I expected Pacific Rim to be good. Really good, in fact. I love Guillermo Del Toro, I love giant robots, I love monster flicks… to say I had high hopes would be putting it lightly. And yet, in spite of the giant hypetrain I rode in on, Pacific Rim still managed to blow me away […]

 Evan Burkey

AKB0048 – Anime Review

AKB0048 – Anime Review

Japan’s biggest jpop supergroup meets Kawamori Shoji and Macross in what I can only describe as “fantabulous”.

 Ryan Thomason

This Kid Has A Mecha, Will Travel…in a Parking Lot With Dad Supervising

I try to steer away from a lot of “Oh man look at his video!” postings, but I couldn’t resist with this one. So, for all you weeaboos, nerds, Mecha, an sci fi lovers. This is for you.

 Evan Burkey

Quick Review: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 3

Quick Review: Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn Volume 3

Another excellent offering by Bandai, volume 3 of Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn once again awes with its top-tier animation, but is it worth 45 dollars for one hour of Gundam?

 Evan Burkey

Super Robot Wars Z2 Gives Us 20 More Minutes Of Kickass Mecha Fighting

Super Robot Wars Z2 Gives Us 20 More Minutes Of Kickass Mecha Fighting

With April 14th just around the corner, mecha nerds everywhere have been drooling with anticipation for the new Super Robot Wars game. Then Banpresto had to go and give us 20 more minutes of attack animations and pumping synth renditions of anime theme songs… how dare they. Hit the jump to check out this awesome […]

 Alan Smithee

Armored Core V, I am Excite

Armored Core V, I am Excite

Call me a masochist, but I love games that force you to play extremely long missions…and I get my jollies even more when they’re mech simulator games like Armored Core V.

 Alan Smithee

New Thundercats Wondercon Trailer

I could be wrong, but I think the narrator guy sure sounds like Christopher Lee.

 Evan Burkey

New Super Robot Wars Z2 Trailer, 16 Minutes Of Hot Robot On Robot Action

New Super Robot Wars Z2 Trailer, 16 Minutes Of Hot Robot On Robot Action

It figures, as soon as I write about my newfound obsession with Super Robot Wars, Banpresto has to go and release a 16 minute trailer for the newest entry to the series. Not only does Super Robot Wars Z2 look fantastic, but there a many new mecha as well! Hit the jump for sweet robot-filled […]

 Evan Burkey

Weeaboo Wednesday: Learning The Ways of Super Robot Wars

Weeaboo Wednesday: Learning The Ways of Super Robot Wars

Though there is many different genres of anime, the one I’ve always been most attracted to has been mecha. I love giant humanoid robots fighting each other, whether it’s the hardcore scientific side like Armored Troopers Votoms, or the insane fighting-spirit powered robots of GaoGaiGar. So when I learned there was a Japan-only video game […]

 James Helsby

Optimus Prime Arrives in China

Optimus Prime Arrives in China

Ok, we all respect the Chinese. They do crazy things, that we only dream about. Take for example, this 30 foot tall Optimus Prime (movie style) which was constructed out of 10, 000 + pieces of Junk.

 Evan Burkey

Major News from Gundam Big Expo

Major News from Gundam Big Expo

Two big pieces of Gundam news have come out of the Gundam Big Expo event in Tokyo. Gundam Unicorn, which I talked about yesterday, has been confirmed as an OVA series. There will be six episodes, each one clocking in at fifty minutes. The series will have a simultaneous worldwide launch next spring, as confirmed […]

 Alan Smithee

Games That Defined Me — Xenogears

Games That Defined Me — Xenogears

When I was 18, done with high-school, and enjoying the freedom that came from being a teen with a part time job and no real plans, I had my gaming to keep me busy. Every week it seemed, I would have a new game for my PlayStation that just NEEDED to be played. I recall […]

 Alan Smithee

Who Traded This In? — Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

Who Traded This In? — Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner

For the longest time, I’ve had no issue paying full price for most games that come out…until this generation. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought many a $60 game for both my Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, I just now feel like I shouldn’t have to. I always assigned a certain stigma to buying used […]