STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE Mission Report trailer reveals D.U.M.A. and Vanguard Assault details

Raymond is perplexed when coming into contact with D.U.M.A. in STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE.

JRPG fans looking for their next fix can’t go wrong with the upcoming sci-fi epic STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE. Developed by tri-Ace and published by Square Enix, the latest installment in the Star Ocean franchise will be released on October 27, 2022. And it will hit the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox … Read more

Hideo Kojima/Shinzo Abe assassination conspiracy theories condemned by Kojima Productions as fake news

Hideo Kojima makes a cameo appearance in CD Project Red's Cyberpunk 2077.

Kojima Productions, the game development studio behind Death Stranding, responded to hoax posts concerning the assassination of Shinzo Abe. The studio’s founder, Hideo Kojima, appeared in images posted on 4chan linking him to the tragic event that took place on July 8, 2022. These edited images attempted to fool people into thinking Hideo Kojima was … Read more

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 confirmed by Nintendo Direct and Japanese overview trailer

Mio and Noah address and look at their comrades in Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3, an open-world JRPG developed by Monolith Soft, was one of the showcase titles at Nintendo Direct on June 22, 2022. The title is part of the Xeno franchise renowned for rich story-telling and action-packed combat systems. The first installment in the franchise was Xenogears on the PS1, which launched in Japan on … Read more

Elon Musk: Japan’s birth rate will cause the nation to ‘cease to exist’ – no more anime in the future!?

Kijuro Takazawa lies on the robotic hospital bed that takes care of him in Roujin Z

Elon Musk, the famous billionaire and entrepreneur, regularly posts on Twitter about various topics. And recently, the SpaceX founder and CEO shared his thoughts about Japan’s decreasing birth rates. “At risk of stating the obvious, unless something changes to cause the birth rate to exceed the death rate, Japan will eventually cease to exist. This … Read more

Tiger Lab Vinyl releases Perfect Blue Deluxe Audiophile Edition LP and merchandise

Mima Kirigoe lying on the bed in the Perfect Blue anime.

Anime OST fans are in for a treat, as Tiger Lab Vinyl recently released the Perfect Blue Deluxe Audiophile Edition. It contains two LPs with the original score of the seminal psychodrama anime, directed by the late Satoshi Kon. Composed by Masahiro Ikumi and Yuji Yoshida, the Perfect Blue Deluxe Audiophile Edition contains the following tracks … Read more

Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury trailer teaser, mecha designs, and release details revealed

A scene from the trailer of Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch From Mercury.

The Witch from Mercury is the upcoming installment in the long-running Mobile Suit Gundam series. And as the title suggests — the main protagonist will be a female — breaking away from tradition. After all, it’s a series renowned for its many memorable male Mobile Suit pilots, such as Amuro Ray, Char Aznable, and Shiro … Read more

BASTARD!! anime release date for Part 1’s first 13 episodes confirmed by Netflix

Tia Noto Yoko touching Dark Schneider as he casts magic in the new Bastard!! anime.

Back in February, Netflix revealed the teaser trailer of the new Bastard!! anime due to launch in 2022. This dark fantasy series, renowned for its titular horndog wizard, Dark Schneider, will be a split-cour series.  Now, you may be asking: what’s a “cour”? Well, a “cour” is a three-month block of TV broadcasting based on … Read more