25 Essential Anime Movies You Must Watch

25 Essential Anime Movies that you must watch. Which anime movies made the list? Check it out and leave a comment to let us know your top 25.

Podcast: It's An Otaku Thing Episode 6

Justin and Ashley return to the podcast airwaves after a long hiatus. In this episode they talk about live action anime, Ashley first interview experience, J-Pop Summit and more.

J-Pop Summit Festival 2014

he J-Pop Summit 2014 was in San Francisco. The festival was packed with J-Pop stars such as Tokyo Girls Style, Tomomi Itano and many more.I had a blast watching the dance contest, touring the Japan Center and meeting artist in artist alley. Check out the pics.

Hayate the Combat Butler "Live-Action Series"

Streaming service DramaFever added the first six episodes of the 2011 Taiwanese live-action series adaptation of Kenjirou Hata's “Hayate the Combat Butler” manga.

Yowamushi Pedal “PVC Figures”

Union Creative brings two PVC figures, based from the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Wataru Watanabe “Yowamushi Pedal”. The manga follows Sakamichi Onoda, an otaku at Sōhoku High School. He loves anime and games so much, that he would ride his commuter bicycle to and from Tokyo's Akihabara shopping district in a 90-kilometer (about 60-mile) round trip over steep slopes after school.

Jul 28, 2014

Red Lantern Annual #1 Preview

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Hey Otakus and geeks fans, Today we have a preview of  Red Lanterns Annual #1. Written by Charles Soule, Art and Cover by Miguel Supulveda. On sale July 30th, $4.99 US. "Atrocities" cranks up the action to eleven! Guy Gardner fought hard to get space sector 2814 including Earth under Red Lantern Protection. so of course Atrocitus has chosen Guy's home world as the arena for their murderous final battle! Red Lanterns will Die! Traitors will emerge (and maybe die) Rivers will run red!

                                    Image credit: DC Comics

           Image credit: DC Comics

                             Image credit: DC Comics

                              Image credit: DC Comics

Source: Newsarama.com

Posted By: Sean Tucker

Deviantart Artist Spotlight: Wenqing Yan

If there is one thing I love is art and the artist behind them. Just like cosplay boy and girl of the week I wanted to give spotlights to great artist. I' am a huge fan of Deviantart and the great talent there. This week's spotlight goes to Wenqing Yan (Yuumei). I met her and her work at this year's J-Pop Summit 2014. While walking around the artist alley I saw Wenqinq Yan work and fell in love with it. I had to buy something. In addition to DeviantArt Wenqing is working on Axent Wear which headphones with cat ears. You can get the details of that project here http://www.axentwear.com/. Check out photos of Wenqinq work at her DeviantArt site http://yuumei.deviantart.com/. Here is some pics below of Wenqinq Yan at J-Pop Festival and some work.

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Wenqinq Yan at J-Pop Summit 2014

Justin after his purchase of Wenqinq Work. He is going to frame it.

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First look At Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot)

San Diego Comic Con 2014, released the first official photo of Gal Gadot dressed in Wonder Woman costume this past Saturday. Gal Gadot will be appearing in the upcoming movie “BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE” along with Henry Cavill (Superman) and Ben Affleck (Batman).

Dead Talk Episode 5: Brains

Dead Talk returns! Justin and Keenan talk The Walking Dead Season Episode 4. The boys also discuss zombies and brains, and what is there favorite zombie movie.

Jul 27, 2014

Cosplay Boy of the Week (Sailor Moon meets Lady Gaga) #95

Meet Evan MacIssac ... 
"After years of thinking about it, I decided on a whim to create a series reviewing every episode of Sailor Moon. I'm sticking it out to the bitter end."

I've enjoyed watching his Youtube channel, which is superbly heavy in Sailor Moon, by the way. 
All of his transformations are cool paper crafts.
Please be sure to check it out. Don't worry ... you'll thank me later!

Cosplay Girl of the Week (Sailor Moon Biker Gang Crossplay) #109

Based on the Sailor Moon Bosozoku Biker Gang art by Babbs Tarr, here's the group cosplay by the wonderful I Am Chubby Bunny & friends!

Be sure to check out the full photo shoot, all photography & cosplayer creds, and more HERE!

Jul 26, 2014

25 Essential Anime Movies You Must Watch

Since Ashley did a post entitled "Anime For Necomers" (http://www.otakusandgeeks.com/2014/07/anime-for-newcomers.html). I decided to add on to that with 25 Essential Anime Movies that you must watch. Now these movies are personal choices that I feel viewers will get a feel of anime. Keep in mind all these choices are my choices and I would love to hear what your choices are in the comment section.

25. Windaria
24. Venus Wars
23. Battle Angel
22. Voices Of A Distant Star
21. Appleseed
20.  Devilman
19. Summer Wars
18. Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
17. Paprika
16. Steamboy
15. Colorful
14. Howl's Moving Castle
13. Street Fighter II
11. Project A-Ko
10. Vampire Hunter D
9. My Neighbor Totoro
8. Ninja Scroll
7. Tokyo Godfathers
6. Fist Of The North Star
5. Spirited Away
4. Perfect Blue
3. Ghost In The Shell
2. Akira
1. Grave of The Fireflies

Jul 25, 2014

The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer

The Walking Dead Season 5 trailer is out. It was revealed at Comic Con, I must say I like this trailer better than some parts of season 4. Rick and the gang are in for another fight of survival not just with walkers but humans again. Check out the trailer below and tell us what do you think in the comments.

First Look At Arrow Season 3

San Diego Comic Con 2014 is sure not disappointing when it comes to live action superheroes. Today we got a first look at Arrow Season 3 which you can check below. Just a warning that the new trailer contains spoilers of Season 2. If you haven't watch season 2 I suggest you wait. You get a feel of the direction this season is going. I'm really excited for this one. 

Cheat Codes (90's Sleepover)

Cheat Codes (90's Sleepover) is a series of shorts by Above Average and BOAT. The short is directed by Ben Weinstein. Check out the first entry of six below. Make sure to subscribe to BOAT and Above Average
Written & Created by BOAT -
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FALCON-CAP Goes Digital One Month Before ALL-NEW CAP Debut ( SDCC 2014)

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Earlier this month Marvel announced that Sam Wilson would be stepping up and swooping into the mantle of Captain America in November. Well, as we learned Thursday at the “House of Ideas” panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, it’s coming a month sooner. This October, Marvel will debut All-New Captain America: Fear Him,a six-part series in their Infinite Comic digital format set in the earliest days of Sam as Cap. Written by Avengers Arena’s Dennis Hopeless and drawn by Spawn artist Szymon Kudranski, it will give Wilson his first big test as Cap in a face-off with the fearful Scarecrow.

All-New Captain America: Fear Him is a psychological thriller set in the first few days of Sam Wilson’s tenure as Captain America,” says Hopeless. “This is more or less the story of Sam’s first big test as the All-New Cap. It bridges the gap between the current Captain America series and All-New Captain America #1.”

The person whom the subtitle warns to “Fear Him” is the aforementioned Scarecrow, a villain created by two of Iron Man’s co-creators Stan Lee and Don Heck. In the past he’s faced off against a diverse array of heroes including the X-Men, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Moon Knight – and even Captain America and Falcon, when they weren’t one and the same.

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Source:Chris Arrant, Newsarama

Posted By: Sean Tucker


Hey Otakus and Geeks Fans,Cartoon Network has released another of their DC Nation Shorts online,  during Comic-Con International: San Diego week. This Shazam! short, the second DC Nation Shorts has done, pits Billy Batson -- aka Shazam! -- against tedious math word problems and he must use Shazam!'s wisdom of Solomon to solve them. Shazam!: Wisdom was written by Kim Krieg with Jessica Borutski as storyboard artist, colorist, and co-director. The designer was Phil Postma, with the 1:16 short starring voice actors David Kaye, Tara Strong, Brian George, Eric Bauza and Kevin Conroy. Here is the Short:

Source: by Chris Arrant, Newsarama 
by Sean Tucker

Jul 24, 2014

It's An Otaku Thing: Episode 6 - Live Action Anime

Justin and Ashley return to the podcast airwaves after a long hiatus. In this episode they talk about live action anime, Ashley first interview experience, J-Pop Summit and more.

Kite “Live-Action Film”

Based from the Japanese anime film written and directed by Yasuomi Umetsu come’s the live-action adaptation film KITE .The original anime was known for its extreme violence, nudity, and sexuality, including controversial scenes of rape that got Umetsu’s KITE banned in some countries.

The film is about a schoolgirl assassin hunting down the human traffickers she believes are responsible for her parents’ death. India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening) stars as the young and lethal Sawa opposite Samuel L.Jackson (Marvel's The Avengers )as Inspector Karl Aker, a renegade cop and the ex-partner of Sawa’s father, who firmly believes to succeed he has to take the law into his own hands. CallanMcAuliffe (Underworld, I am Number Four) co-stars as Oburi. South African director Ralph Ziman (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema) took over the helm from the late David R. Ellis last year and scripted the picture himself.

The live-action film adaptation will premiere exclusively on DirecTV on August 28, followed by a limited theater run and iTunes release on October 10. The International premiere for the film took place on 18 July at the Fantasia Film Festival, which runs from 17 July until 6 August.

Check the full trailer below

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