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Top 5 Anime To Watch (Summer 2014)

Posted: July 5, 2014

The summer season is upon us, and with it, a fresh batch of new anime series! With so many awesome titles to choose from, I thought I would take a moment to pick out the top 5 that seem to have the most promise. Glasslip – From the producers that brought us Chrono Crusade and Angel Beats!, Glasslip follows the journey
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Game Over – “No Game, No Life” Season Review

Posted: June 29, 2014

For an avid gamer and anime fan like myself, a series that could combine my two most obsessive hobbies was sure to pique my interest. At the same time, my expectations for such a series would have to be exceptionally high to match my dedication to both hobbies. Not only does No Game, No Life
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An Overload Of Creativity – “Transistor” Review

Posted: June 23, 2014

“When everything changes…nothing changes.” – The Camerata SuperGiant games makes another bold step forward with their latest work, “Transistor”. An action/RPG set in a cyberpunk universe where a mechanized force known as “The Process” works for humanity in the automated city of Cloudbank. The Camerata oversees the operation of the city, and when things begin
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Fanime Coverage – Day 3

Posted: May 25, 2014

FANIME COVERAGE DAY 3 – Sunday 12:00: It’s my last day at the convention so I’m hoping to get a handful of cosplay pictures before the FMV results from yesterday’s showing start at 2 PM. 1:00: Victory! Some cosplay photos below   1:30: I arrive at Stage Zero a little early to try and get
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Fanime Coverage – Day 2

Posted: May 25, 2014

FANIME COVERAGE DAY 2- Saturday Fanime is now in full swing! The hall is absolutely packed as you can see. 1:00: Getting the day started off with one of my favorite events at Fanime – the Fanime Music Video competition! Those of you who are unfamiliar with the subculture, the concept is pretty simple: take a
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Fanime Coverage – Day 1

Posted: May 25, 2014

FANIME COVERAGE DAY 1 – FRIDAY 1:00 PM: day 1 has officially begun, but before making my way towards stage zero for the opening ceremonies I decided to swing by the gaming hall. Those of you who have been to any of the larger cons are probably familiar with the massive expanse if tabletop, arcade
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Fanime Coverage – Day 0

Posted: May 22, 2014

Hello geek nation! Mithrandiel here, having awoken from a long slumber to bring you live coverage from Fanime, the west coast’s second largest anime convention! I will be providing  coverage through Sunday afternoon, providing pictures, reflections and news updates whenever possible. Since this marks Fanime’s 20th anniversary, I’m hopeful that there will be some exciting
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Diablo 3: Back from the Dead?

Posted: April 16, 2014

For quite some time (more time than I may be willing to confess) I was among the 12 million, give or take, World of Warcraft players at the height of its popularity. Every six months or so there would be an announcement, a new MMO that was the “WoW-killer”. Games came and went, and WoW continued
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Technology: An Invisible Progression

Posted: March 4, 2014

I like to think I’m not that old…but then I see old Fry’s ads like this one: Soak it in for a minute folks…this ad is less than 20 years old. On any given day I’m interacting with technology that seemed like science fiction in the not too distant past. Nevermind the fact that we’re
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Anime Watch List – 2/14/14

Posted: February 14, 2014

It’s that time again! I hope all of you are enjoying your valentine’s day, whether it be to remind yourself what a great partner you have, or once again re-affirm your hatred for all things pink and heart-shaped. I’ve been keeping up to date on all that this season of anime has to offer, so
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Anime Watch List – 2/7/14

Posted: February 7, 2014

Greetings Geek Nation! Welcome to my first edition of Mith’s anime watch list! Watch this space every Friday for reviews on the latest anime and recommendations for anime series and movies old and new alike! We’ll kick off with a review of the latest installment of Kill la Kill. Of course, starting off with the discretionary warning that EXCESSIVE
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“All You Need Is Kill” – A Review

Posted: February 5, 2014

You know, there are a lot of things in the world to disagree over: pancakes vs. waffles, colgate vs. crest, pepsi vs. coke… but the one thing that is universally agreed upon is that given the opportunity, every single one of us would love to pilot a mechanical suit that gives us superhuman strength. While
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Kill La Kill Recap + Review of Episode 16

Posted: February 4, 2014

In 2009, Hiroyuki Yamaga, GAINAX board director, descended upon Fanime (the 2nd largest anime convention on the west coast) along with the lion’s share of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan’s production staff and voice actors. At the time I was running around with a press badge thanking the gods for the opportunity to be front and
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Red Rising Review

Posted: February 3, 2014

Deep beneath the surface of mars, hundreds of thousands of “Reds” mine the outer crust of the red planet for a vital resource necessary to terraform the planet. In a color-oriented hierarchical society, “Reds” serve as the muscle, the slave labor necessary to make the planet habitable. At the top of the heap, “Golds” look
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Anime conventions after 30 – Being “that guy”

Posted: January 6, 2014

Last year I treated my younger sister with a trip to Anime Expo. When we arrived at the hotel, it was a scene I was all too familiar with – cosplayers showing off their props, teenagers carrying around signs that said “free hugs”…in short, an anime convention – the collective incarnation of an awkward teenager. I
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