“Blood” is a Very Apt Title for This Anime Series

Blood: The Last Vampire was one the big anime movies of the late-nineties anime boom alongside other films such as Ghost in the Shell, Ninja Scroll, and Akira. Since then, it has had a live action remake, a 52-episode anime series (Blood+), three games (four if you count Heroes Phantasia), and several manga… » 6/01/12 7:00am 6/01/12 7:00am

Anime Mashup Heroes Phantasia is a Letdown

The PSP role-playing game Heroes Phantasia » 4/13/12 8:00am 4/13/12 8:00am takes nine popular fantasy and sci-fi anime—, and —and mixes them into one giant cross-over adventure. And while fans of these shows will no doubt be excited to play as their favorite characters, the question remains: is there a good game buried beneath the fan-service or is…

How a Game Got Me Back Into Watching Anime

How I ended up living and working in Japan is a long and complex story, but like many, anime was a big part of it. In my highschool years, my friends and I were watching at least one 26 episode series a week by means of trading VCDs with strangers off of message boards, importing DVDs from Singapore, or just leeching… » 4/13/12 7:00am 4/13/12 7:00am

A Whole Bunch of Crazy Anime Mashed Up for Your Gaming Pleasure

For years Bandai Namco has been releasing mega crossovers of giant robot anime—ranging from Gundam » 4/10/12 8:00am 4/10/12 8:00am to to —in the series. But having made many other types of anime tie-in games in the past, giant robot anime aren't the only anime Bandai Namco holds the licenses for. So earlier this year they collected a large…

This Anime Crossover is Complicated, Chaotic and Blessedly Original

Heroes Phantasia » 4/10/12 7:00am 4/10/12 7:00am, the anime crossover RPG, has playable characters from a total of nine different anime. But how lame would it be if you could only choose three or four party members like most JRPGs? Fear not! has a complex battle system that allows you a grand total of 16 characters in battle at the same time.