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Ghost in the Shell- Tokyo Premiere

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Ghost in the Shell- Tokyo Premiere

Pixelated Geek is really excited for this movie! Make sure to check back next week to see our review.

See GHOST IN THE SHELL in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 in REALD 3D and IMAX 3D

Directed by: Rupert Sanders

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, “Beat” Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbæk, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche

TOKYO, JAPAN - MARCH 16:  Casts attend the Japan Premiere of the Paramount Pictures release "Ghost In The Shell' at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku on March 16, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

TOKYO, JAPAN – MARCH 16: Casts attend the Japan Premiere of the Paramount Pictures release “Ghost In The Shell’ at TOHO Cinemas Shinjuku on March 16, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

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Review: Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection F

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Review: Dragon Ball Z – Resurrection F

Before my power level reached over 9000, I was headed to the fabled land of Junior High. But like every school year, my mother insisted that I get a couple of new shirts. That Friday we headed to the Miller’s Outpost. For our younger readers Miller’s was a combination of Old Navy and Hot Topic. A series of shirts featuring Anime characters with rather pointy hair caught my eye. I picked out about 3 shirts and went home.

The next morning I woke up extra early for some Saturday morning cartoons and while I was admiring my new shirts the TV announcer said a phrase I think we all remember: “Next time on Dragon Ball Z…” I practically fell off of the couch as I desperately looked for a VHS so I could record. Safe to say Dragon Ball Z has had an impact on my life.

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Review: PS3 – J-Stars Victory Vs

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Review: PS3 – J-Stars Victory Vs

Back in the day before the wide spread access to Anime, there were very few places to get your fix – let alone very few series you could watch. Let’s break it down: Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z and Ghost in the Shell.  Now I had somehow gained access to the Dark Horse version of the Ghost in the Shell Manga, and desperately wanted to watch the movie. So desperate in fact, that I somehow convinced my mother into picking me up the movie. She had now idea what she was buying and even was more shocked when we sat down as a family to watch the movie. To her credit she watched it, I think she liked more then Akira

Fast forward a couple of years and Anime has taken off. Might have been the whole Yu Gi Oh phenomenon but during this time there was a magazine debuting in the states for the first time called Shonen Jump. Now at this point in my Otaku-ism I had already ventured to the Japanese Marketplace and had picked up the Japanese version of Shonen Jump on more then one occasion. Even going so far as to pick up Jump Superstars Video game on the Nintendo DS. It was an instant hit for me – but I wanted more… To be a tad specific I wanted a little more variety.

Enter the world of J-Stars Victory Vs which sold me with two characters: Kenshiro (Fist of the North Star) and Jonathan Joestar (Joe Joe’s Bizarre Adventure). What promised to be a smorgashbord of Anime characters mixed with a brawling style fight engine. Was this the ultimate Anime cross over?

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Blu Ray Review – The Cat Returns

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Blu Ray Review – The Cat Returns

Animation is an incredible powerful medium that has the very real capability to freight train you right in the feels. Films like Land Before Time, Up or even Big Hero 6 still hold dear and emotional memories for me.

Though there is one animation studio that is the king in terms of the feels: Studio Ghibli. It’s also been a real treat now their films are making their way stateside and in high definition, making it a perfect opportunity to re-live these classics and even share them with your fellow geek. Though it must be said the one that truly caught me off guard was The Cat Returns.

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Viz Licenses Classic “Sailor Moon” Anime & “Sailor Moon Crystal”

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Viz Licenses Classic “Sailor Moon” Anime & “Sailor Moon Crystal”

Sailor Moon fans have had a lot to be excited about recently. The upcoming reimagining of Naoko Takeuchi’s manga, Sailor Moon Crystal, is set to start airing this July. Now, Viz Media has licensed the original anime – that’s 200 episodes, three feature films and tie-in specials – to stream digitally, with DVD/Blu-Ray releases set for later this year. Not only that, the series will be uncut: Japanese names and storylines will remain intact, with the original 4:3 aspect ratio preserved. An all-new English dub is in the works as well.

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“Sailor Moon” Cast & Air Date Announced

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“Sailor Moon” Cast & Air Date Announced

The cast of the upcoming Sailor Moon anime has been announced, and long-time fans have reason to rejoice: set to reprise her role is Kotono Mitsuishi, the voice of the original series’ title character.

The rest of the cast, however, is new to the franchise. Hisako Kanemoto will be playing Ami Mizuno, or Sailor Mercury. Rina Satou is voicing Rei Hino, or Sailor Mars. Ami Koshimitsu is Makoto Kino, or Sailor Jupiter, and Shizuka Itou rounds out the cast as Minako Aino, or Sailor Venus.

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New Details Revealed for Sailor Moon 2014

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New Details Revealed for Sailor Moon 2014

Toei Animation has released its first image for the new Sailor Moon anime, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal, complete with a synopsis and an official title.

Anime News Network provided the following synopsis:

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.

Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

The official Sailor Moon website also released a countdown timer, which is set to start a countdown in four days.  What this timer is counting down for is not yet clear, but fans are nevertheless teeming with curiosity.

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