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ColossalCon 10: Cosplay!

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ColossalCon 10: Cosplay!

For the past five years, the beginning of June has marked a very special occasion for my friends and me here in Ohio.  ColossalCon is (arguably) Ohio’s largest anime convention.  Since 2008, the con has been held at the luxurious Kalahari Waterpark & Resort. While I know that this doesn’t even compare to the larger conventions held on the east or west coasts, this little slice of geekdom is all we have in the Midwest.  I feel that those who live in San Diego, L.A., New York, and Boston need to see how we “country folk” do a convention. Check out the gallery after the jump.  Much thanks to my photographer, Hannah Shoemaker, whose online portfolio can be found here.

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[Anime Ima] Hetalia: Axis Powers

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[Anime Ima] Hetalia: Axis Powers

This article is part of a segment on the site where I will introduce readers to the wonders of anime that may not be well-known in the States. I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.

If all of the nations of the world were people, how would they act? Would America constantly eat, act with bravado, and claim others’ accomplishments as her own? Would Japan be stern, soft spoken, and devious? Would Italy be mentally handicapped? All of these questions attempt to be answered by this week’s Ima. A mix of stereotypes, comedic drama, and slapstick, Hetalia: Axis Powers re-imagines Earth’s world wars as subtle disagreements between very empathetic characters, all the while willfully ignoring the atrocities committed during the actual wars. For my full review, hit the jump.

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Anime Ima: Zombie-Loan

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Anime Ima: Zombie-Loan

This article is part of a segment on the site where I will introduce readers to the wonders anime that may not be well-known in the States. I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.

From deep within the bowels of Japan comes an anime so utterly mediocre, so terribly average, so incredibly meh that the few who watch it are doomed to benign indifference.  This series features zombies that aren’t zombies in the traditional sense, werewolves that are demon-like, and main characters completely unrelatable to the viewer.  This week’s Ima focuses on Zombie-Loan

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Anime Ima: Queen’s Blade

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Anime Ima: Queen’s Blade

This article is part of a segment on the site where I will introduce readers to the wonders anime that may not be well-known in the States. I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.

For those perverts geeks that love hentai, whether softcore or hard, have I got a show for you! Despite the token illusion of female empowerment, this anime is porn masquerading as narrative. This terrible, disjointed, poorly voice acted, overly expository series is merely an excuse to show the viewer as many tits and asses as possible in 24 minutes

Wow, this is bad.

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Anime Ima: Elfen Lied

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Anime Ima: Elfen Lied

This article is part of a segment on the site where I will introduce readers to the wonders anime that may not be well-known in the States. I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.

It’s that time again, anime geeks! This week’s Ima is about demons, the kind that make you forget your past, pees on themselves, and introduces the world to a total mindfuck, all while maiming and dismembering countless individuals. If any of this sounds familiar to you, bravo!, you’ve probably seen a trippy little anime called Elfen Lied. For more violence, twists, turns, and mindfuckery, hit the jump.

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Anime Ima: Fighting Spirit

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Anime Ima: Fighting Spirit

I was apprehensive as to how to begin my inaugural post here at Pixelated Geek.  After thinking about it, I can only say: My name is James McCaulley and I am a geek.  I’ll try not to mess this up.

This article will be the beginning of a new segment on the site where I will introduce our readers to the wonders of some anime that may not be well-known in the States.  I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.    This week’s Anime Ima focuses on Fighting Spirit. This anime is about, of all things, the sweet science of boxing. Read my thoughts after the jump.

 

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AnimeConji 2011 Cosplay

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AnimeConji 2011 Cosplay

This weekend was a complete blast starting with Anime Conji, a local San Diego Anime convention. The crew from Comic Issues was there to cover the event and there was plenty to see. Of course what Anime Convention wouldn’t be complete without some Cosplay! We took plenty of pictures and have put together a pretty extensive gallery. Thanks to everyone that showed up to the convention we had a lot of fun!

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Sailor Moon Returns to the US in September

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Sailor Moon Returns to the US in September

Kodansha USA , announced today the revival of Sailor Moon manga series.  The last edition of Sailor Moon was published in mid 2005.

Brand new deluxe editions of the acclaimed series will be released by Kodansha USA’s Kodansha Comics imprint in September 2011. Out of print for six years, SAILOR MOON re-launches along with Takeuchi’s two-volume prequel series CODENAME: SAILOR V, in print in the US for the first time-making this one of the most highly anticipated manga releases in years.

There seems to be some excitement on the blogosphere about this release, and with Kodansha’s partnership with Random House, I’m sure this release will be a hit.

You can read the full press release here.

Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – PS3

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Review: Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 – PS3

The Naruto anime series has had it’s Gaming Counterpart, with over 20+ games and counting. Most games consisted of a very small taste of the broader storyline of Naruto. Ubisoft’s versions were solid games and really tried to encompass more story and they still rank as some of my fav Naruto Games. Then we were introduced to the Ninja Storm series by CyberConnect2. A real game change for Naruto both in terms of graphics and gameplay. The long awaited sequel has finally debuted jumping straight into the Shippuden Storyline. How does this game compare to the already establish game franchise?

Video Review and Full Review after the break

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