Taisho Baseball Girls, Nyan Koi! and Uta~Kata are now being streamed on The Anime Network
Crunchyroll announced a partnership with Roku, Inc. Crunchyroll for Roku to stream content to television through Roku hardware.
Crunchyroll for Roku works on all Roku streaming media devices, and works just like Crunchyroll does on the PC or other devices like iPad. Nearly all of Crunchyroll's video library, including hit shows like Naruto Shippuden and Bleach, is available in standard definition, free with advertisements for instant streaming without any sign-up or log-in. Access to high definition and premium streams, like exclusive one-week early access to Naruto Shippuden, Bleach and many others, is available to Crunchyroll's premium users. More information is available at http://www.crunchyroll.com/freetrial.
Crunchyroll has also extended their Kadokawa partnership to offer KIDDY GIRL-AND, COSPLAY COMPLEX and MUSHI-UTA
KIDDY GIRL-AND takes place 500 years in the future. In Star Year 0379, the bright and cheerful Ascoeur and the slightly more serious Q-feuille work for the galactic government known as GTO. A thrilling SF adventure brought to you with Keiji Gotoh and the staff who gave us KIDDY GRADE at the helm, and joined by the team from the up-and-coming Satelite production studio, who made a name for themselves with the TV Anime Macross Frontier.
In MUSHI-UTA, when dreams become so big and powerful that people cannot suppress them anymore, the “bugs” (supernatural beings that look like bugs) appear out of nowhere and eat their dreams. The bugs deprive teenagers of their dreams, but give them unwanted superhuman power. Now, the sacred night’s battle, bursting with the poignant and passionate emotions of the dreamers, has just begun.
COSPLAY COMPLEX follows Chako Hasegawa is a bright and mischievous girl who is in second year of junior high school. With other students, she enjoyed the cosplay club activities. But because she is not good at sewing, she can't make costumes very well. One day, a visiting student from Italy, Jenny Martel appears at the school and asks to be accepted into the cosplay club activities. Goro Bandai, who is the leader of the club, tells her that if she can beat Chako at cosplay battle, she will be admitted to the group…
Has also added GOOD LUCK NINOMIYA-KUN, MABURAHO and H2O FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND
Premium anime members and all-access members will be able to watch each series in its entirety without commercials immediately. Free users will get the first three (3) episodes of both GOOD LUCK NINOMIYA-KUN and H2O FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND, and the subsequent three (3) episodes once every week henceforth. The first four (4) episodes of MABURAHO will be available for free, with the next four (4) episodes rolling out under ad-supported streaming once every week henceforth.
GOOD LUCK NINOMIYA-KUN and H2O FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND will be available in the following territories: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Middle East and Africa. Whereas MABURAHO will be available in: North America, South America, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Middle East and Africa.
GOOD LUCK NINOMIYA-KUN is a serious and sober high school guy, Shungo Ninomiya. He becomes an unlikely romantic hero when his mysterious older sister Ryoko makes him shack up with his sexy classmate Mayu Tsukimura. Mayu is devastatingly beautiful, but shy and innocent… or is she?
H2O FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND focuses on Takuma Hirose, an emotionally wounded boy who becomes blind after his mother died in his childhood. He moves to his mother’s home village where he enters a new school where he meets: “Hayami Kohinata” who stubbornly avoids any contact with other people, “Hinata Kagura,” who is class president and likes taking care of others, and “Otoha”, a cheerful girl who calls herself “Spirit of Time’s Sound.”
MABURAHO follows Shikimori Kazuki, a seventeen year old high school student. He attends the top-notch wizardry training school, Aoi Academy, but his grades are near the bottom of the barrel. In addition he can only use magic seven times throughout his whole life!! He will turn into dust once he uses all of his magic is gone, so he can’t even use his magic.
VIZ Media is celebrating the season with a special Download-to-Own promotion on the iTunes Store in the U.S. (www.iTunes.com)
Until February 1st, the full first episodes for VAMPIRE KNIGHT, BLEACH, KEKKAISHI, and NARUTO SHIPPUDEN can be downloaded for free. All subsequent episodes are available to rent for only $0.99 each, or to own for only $1.99 each.
To celebrate Kenshin’s 15th, Aniplex will also make the OVAs and anime series, along with what seems to be a mention of unreleased footage, available on PC, PlayStation Network and mobiles in Japan.
Square Enix has launched of its online manga store. The launch price for the digital manga is $5.99 a volume.
Through the new service, SQUARE ENIX aims to provide a global audience with easy access to localized versions of its popular manga titles through streaming. Also, through cooperation with regional localization/publishing companies, SQUARE ENIX will endeavor to promote both print and online versions of its manga titles globally. Furthermore, it is the company’s aim for the official online distribution service to serve as a deterrent against illegal downloading and piracy.
Anchored by established series in the United States, the online distribution service will continue to provide manga titles that will appeal to readers of the region (further details outlined below). Starting today, the initial lineup in the United States will be four titles, including Fullmetal Alchemist and Soul Eater, available at the special sale price of $5.99 for a limited time. The first update is scheduled for January 11, 2011. New titles will be added bi-monthly after January.
The community services offered through the SQUARE ENIX MEMBERS website will not only allow members to enjoy manga titles, but also supply a public forum where fans can provide commentary and exchange opinions about their favorite series. The site will also have special offers where members can download free wallpapers. Non-members can get a taste of the Japanese manga experience as well through free previews of the first chapters from each of the available titles.
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Manga currently being offered includes
FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Author: Hiromu Arakawa
SOUL EATER Author: Atsushi Ohkubo
THE RECORD OF A FALLEN VAMPIRE Story: Kyo Shirodaira Art: Yuri Kimura
Gardena, CA (October 6, 2010) - Digital Manga announced the launch of their manga titles on the Barnes & Noble Nook and Nook Color
Digital Manga will be starting off their manga release with Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D vol.1 in the B&N NOOKbook Store. Vampire Hunter D vol.1 will be available in two parts, each for $3.99 and is available in two editions—the Nook Edition and Nook Color Edition, formatted for each device’s own screen resolution.
Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D vol.1 is also available through B&N’s NOOK Apps for the iPad, iPhone, Andrioid, and for PC.
Digital Manga currently publishes manga for the Amazon Kindle and has the first full volume of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s Vampire Hunter D for $7.95 in the Amazon Kindle Store.
FUNimation.com has begun streaming Air: The Movie, My Santa, Rideback, Initial D: Second Stage, Black Butler ep. 1-4 (dub), Heaven's Lost Property ep. 1-10 (sub), Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ ep. 1-4 and Spice and Wolf II ep. 1-4 (sub)
Anime News Network has begun streaming Birdy the Mighty Decode ep. 1-4 (dub) Corpse Princess ep. 1-4 (dub) Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ ep. 1-4 (dub) Mobile Suit Gundam ep. 1-14, 16-43 (dub) Oreimo ep. 1-7 Persona -trinity soul- ep. 1-26 (link) Slayers Revolution ep. 1-2 (dub) togainu no chi - Bloody Curs ep. 1-7 Toradora! ep. 1-25 (link) Zeta Gundam ep. 1-50 (sub)
Culture clash/social discomfort comedy White on Rice is now being offered on Hulu as well as Comcast On Demand: Cinema Asian America
Akira Hiramoto's ( Me and the Devil Blue) gag manga Ago Nashi Gen to Ore Monogatari, about a hapless shipping company manger, will e adapted into an animated series to be belived on the BeeTV
Cartoon Network announced the launch of Cartoon Network Video, a new free video application that is now available in the iTunes store.
The app provides access to shows including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Ben 10, Scooby-Doo Mystery Incorporated, Destroy Build Destroy, and Generator Rex.
Cartoon Network Video is free to download, features both full show episodes and clips, gives fans access to the Cartoon Network programming schedule to see when their favorite shows are airing, and has new content being added every week.
Cartoon Network also launched a free Adventure Time app on iTunes in November, which allows fans to play more than 50 sound clips from their favorite characters featured on the show
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherbood themes are being offered on the PlayStation Store for $2.99
Mamoru Hosoda was nominated for Directing in a Feature Production for his work on Summer Wars
Animation Division Grand Prize The Tatami Galaxy (Masaaki Yuasa)
Excellence Prize Colorful Mai Mai Miracle "Fumiko's Confession" "Wakaranai Buta"
Encouragement Prize "The Wonder Hospital" (Beomisk Shimbe Shim - USA)
Grand Prize Historie (Hitoshi Iwaaki)
Excellence Prize Koko no Hito (Shinichi Sakamoto, Jiro Nitta) Fuunji-tachi Bakumatsu-hen (Taro Minamoto) Bokurano (Mohiro Kitoh) Red (Naoki Yamamoto)
Encouragement Prize Uchi no Tsuma-tte Do Desho? (Shugeyuki Fukumitsu) Award of Merit Yoshiyuki Kurihara (shonen manga editor)
ASIFA-Hollywood, has announced the nominations for the 38th Annual Annie Awards. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, Tangled, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3.
2010 ANNIE AWARD NOMINATIONS BY CATEGORY
PRODUCTION CATEGORIES Best Animated Feature Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Tangled – Disney The Illusionist – Django Films Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar
Best Animated Short Subject Coyote Falls – Warner Bros. Animation Day & Night – Pixar Enrique Wrecks the World – House of Chai The Cow Who Wanted To Be A Hamburger – Plymptoons Studio The Renter – Jason Carpenter
Best Animated Television Commercial Children’s Medical Center – DUCK Studios Frito Lay Dips And Then There Was Salsa – LAIKA/house How To Train Your Dragon Winter Olympic Interstitial Speed Skating – DreamWorks Animation McDonald’s Spaceman Stu – DUCK Studios Pop Secret When Harry Met Sally – Nathan Love
Best Animated Television Production Futurama – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation Star Wars: The Clone Wars “Arc Troopers” – Lucasfilm Animation, Ltd. The Simpsons – Gracie Films
Best Animated Television Production for Children Adventure Time – Cartoon Network Studios Cloudbread – GIMC Fanboy & Chum Chum – Nickelodeon, Frederator Regular Show – Cartoon Network Studios SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon Best Animated Video Game Heavy Rain – Quantic Dream Kirby’s Epic Yarn – Good-Feel & HAL Laboratory Limbo – Playdead Shank – Klei Entertainment Inc.
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES
Animated Effects in an Animated Production Andrew Young Kim Shrek Forever After – DreamWorks Animation Jason Mayer How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Brett Miller How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Sebastian Quessy Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Warner Bros. Pictures Kryzstof Rost Megamind – DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Television Production Nicolas A. Chauvelot Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation Savelon Forrest Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III – ShadowMachine Elizabeth Havetine Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III – ShadowMachine David Pate Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Nideep Varghese Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Feature Production Mark Donald Megamind – DreamWorks Animation Anthony Hodgson Megamind – DreamWorks Animation Gabe Hordos How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Jakob Hjort Jensen How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation David Torres How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Character Animation in a Live Action Production Quentin Miles – Clash of the Titans Ryan Page – Alice in Wonderland
Character Design in a Television Production Andy Bialk The Ricky Gervais Show – W!LDBRAIN Entertainment Stephan DeStefano Sym-Bionic Titan – Cartoon Network Ernie Gilbert T.U.F.F. Puppy – Nickelodeon Gordon Hammond T.U.F.F. Puppy – Nickelodeon Steve Lam Fanboy & Chum Chum – Nickelodeon, Frederator
Character Design in a Feature Production Sylvain Chomet The Illusionist – Django Films Carter Goodrich Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment Timothy Lamb Megamind – DreamWorks Animation Nico Marlet How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation
Directing in a Television Production Bob Anderson The Simpsons – Gracie Films Peter Chung Firebreather – Cartoon Network Studios Duke Johnson Frankenhole: Humanitas – ShadowMachine Tim Johnson Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Gary Trousdale Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation
Directing in a Feature Production Sylvain Chomet The Illusionist – Django Films Pierre Coffin Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment Mamoru Hosoda Summer Wars – Madhouse/Funimation Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Lee Unkrich Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar
Music in a Television Production J. Walter Hawkes The Wonder Pets! – Nickelodeon Production & Little Airplane Productions Henry Jackman, Hans Zimmer and John Powell Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Tim Long, Alf Clausen, Bret McKenzie, Jemaine Clement The Simpsons: Elementary School Musical – Gracie Films Shawn Patterson Robot Chicken’s DP Christmas Special – ShadowMachine Jeremy Wakefield, Sage Guyton, Nick Carr, Tuck Tucker SpongeBob SquarePants – Nickelodeon
Music in a Feature Production Sylvain Chomet The Illusionist – Django Films David Hirschfelder Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Warner Bros. Pictures John Powell How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Harry Gregson Williams Shrek Forever After – DreamWorks Animation Pharrell Williams, Heitor Pereira Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment
Production Design in a Television Production Alan Bodner Neighbors From Hell – 20th Century Fox Television Barry Jackson Firebreather – Cartoon Network Studios Pete Oswald Doubtsourcing – Badmash Animation Studios Richie Sacilioc Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Scott Wills Sym-Bionic Titan – Cartoon Network Studios
Production Design in a Feature Production Yarrow Cheney Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment Eric Guillon Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment Dan Hee Ryu Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Warner Bros. Pictures Pierre Olivier Vincent How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Peter Zaslav Shrek Forever After – DreamWorks Animation
Storyboarding in a Television Production Sean Bishop Scared Shrekless – DreamWorks Animation Fred Gonzales T.U.F.F. Puppy – Nickelodeon Tom Owens Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation Dave Thomas Fairly OddParents – Nickelodeon
Storyboarding in a Feature Production Alessandro Carloni How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Paul Fisher Shrek Forever After – DreamWorks Animation Tom Owens How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Catherine Yuh Rader Megamind – DreamWorks Animation
Voice Acting in a Television Production Jeff Bennett as The Necronomicon Fanboy & Chum Chum – Nickelodeon & Frederator Corey Burton as Baron Papanoida Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network Nika Futterman as Asajj Ventress Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network Mike Henry as Cleveland Brown The Cleveland Show – Fox Television Animation James Hong as Mr. Ping Kung Fu Panda Holiday – DreamWorks Animation
Voice Acting in a Feature Production Jay Baruchel as Hiccup How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Gerard Butler as Stoick How To Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Steve Carrell as Gru Despicable Me – Illumination Entertainment Cameron Diaz as Fiona Shrek Forever After – DreamWorks Animation Geoffrey Rush as Ezylryb Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole – Warner Bros. Pictures
Writing in a Television Production Daniel Arkin Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Heroes on Both Sides – Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. Jon Colton Barry & Piero Piluso Phineas & Ferb: Nerds of a Feather – Disney Channel Geoff Johns, Matthew Beans, Zeb Wells, Hugh Sterbakov, Matthew Senreich, Breckin Meyer, Seth Green, Mike Fasolo, Douglas Goldstein, Tom Root, Dan Milano, Kevin Shinick & Hugh Davidson Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III – ShadowMachine Billy Kimball & Ian Maxtone-Graham The Simpsons: Stealing First Base – Gracie Films Michael Rowe Futurama – The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Writing in a Feature Production Michael Arndt Toy Story 3 – Disney/Pixar Sylvain Chomet The Illusionist – Django Films William Davies, Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders How to Train Your Dragon – DreamWorks Animation Dan Fogelman Tangled – Disney Alan J. Schoolcraft, Brent Simons Megamind – DreamWorks Animation
Winsor McCay Award – Brad Bird, Eric Goldberg, Matt Groening June Foray – Ross Iwamoto.
Ub Iwerks Award – Autodesk
Special Achievement – Waking Sleeping Beauty
Yen Press' Rich Johnson and Andrew Helfer, whose Paradox Press published Gon will be among the newly announced judges for this year's Eisner Awards
Redline recieved the audience award for Best Feature at the LA Animation festival.
Oblivion Island: Haruka and the Magic Mirror film won the Jury's First Mention at the Expotoons International Animation Festival.
Picture of the Year: Akunin Otouto Kokuhaku Kokou no Mesu 13 Assassins
Animation of the Year: Colorful Karigurashi no Arrietty Eiga Doraemon: Nobita no Ningyo Daikaisen Meitantei Conan: Tenkuu no Lost Ship One Piece Film: Strong World
Director of the Year: Tetsuya Nakashima (Kokuhaku) Izuru Narushima (Kokou no Mesu) Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) Yoji Yamada (Otouto) Sang-il Lee (Akunin)
Screenplay of the Year: Masato Kato (Kokou no Mesu) Daisuke Tengan (13 Assassins) Tetsuya Nakashima (Kokuhaku) Yoji Yamada / Emiko Hiramatsu (Otouto) Shuichi Yoshida / Sang-il Lee (Akunin)
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Tsurube Shofukutei (Otouto) Shinichi Tsutsumi (Kokou no Mesu) Satoshi Tsumabuki (Akunin) Etsushi Toyokawa (Hisshiken Torisashi) Koji Yakusho (13 Assassins)
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Shinobu Terajima (Caterpillar) Eri Fukatsu (Akunin) Takako Matsu (Kokuhaku) Hiroko Yakushimaru (Kondo wa Aisaika) Sayuri Yoshinaga (Otouto)
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Renji Ishibashi (Kondo wa Aisaika) Akira Emoto (Akunin) Masaki Okada (Akunin) Masaki Okada (Kokuhaku) Koji Kikkawa (Hisshiken Torisashi)
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Yu Aoi (Otouto) Kirin Kiki (Akunin) Yoshino Kimura (Kokuhaku) Yui Natsukawa (Kokou no Mesu) Hikari Mitsushima (Akunin)
Outstanding Achievement in Music: Koji Endo (13 Assassins) Grand Funk (BECK) Isao Tomita (Otouto) Joe Hisaishi (Akunin) Meina Co. (Kondo wa Aisaika)
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography: Shoichi Ato / Atsushi Ozawa (Kokuhaku) Koichi Ishii (Hisshiken Torisashi) Norimichi Kasamatsu (Akunin) Nobuyasu Kita (13 Assassins) Shinji Chikamori (Otouto)
Outstanding Foreign Language Film: Avatar Inception Invictus Toy Story 3 The Hurt Locker Rookie of the Year: Mana Ashida (Ghost: Mou Ichido Dakishimetai) Momoka Ono (Kinako: Minarai Keisatsuken no Monogatari) Riisa Naka (Zebraman: Zebra City no Gyakushu, Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo) Kento Nagayama (Soft Boy) Shohei Miura (THE LAST MESSAGE: Umizaru) Takahiro Miura (RAILWAYS)
Special Award from the Chairman: Umetsugu Inoue (director, died February 11 at the age of 86) Tanie Kitabayashi (actress, died April 27 at the age of 98) Takeo Kimura (art director, died March 21 at the age of 91) Keiju Kobayashi (actor, died September 16 at the age of 86) Katsumi Nishikawa (director, died April 6 at the age of 91)
Special Award from the Association: Ryuzo Ueno (sword fights) Hiroshi Kuze (sword fights) Ryoji Matsumoto (decoration) Nobuo Yajima (special effects) Teruyo Nogami (Kurosawa-gumi production manager
The current ordinance already prevents the sale and renting of "harmful publications" — materials that are "sexually stimulating, encourages cruelty, and/or may compel suicide or criminal behavior" to people under the age of 18. Bill 156 would require the industry to also regulate "manga, anime, and other images (except for real-life photography)" that "unjustifiably glorify or exaggerate" certain sexual or pseudo sexual acts. Another section of the revised bill would allow the government to directly regulate the above images if the depicted acts are also "considered to be excessively disrupting of social order" such as rape.
The assembly also approved a non-binding supplemental resolution urging newly designated harmful publications to be carefully regulated, with the work's merits based on artistic, social, and other criteria to be taken into account in the evaluation process.
The voluntary self-regulation clauses will go into effect on April 1 of next year, and the restrictions on sales and renting will go into effect on July 1.
Before passing, Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's bill to regulate depiction of minor characters in "manga, anime, and other images" already began stirring up industry controversy.
Ishihara further heated concerns with inflammatory comments. "Anyone who claims it's not harmful to children to draw manga that features the sex life of married couples and the such are idiots. Tell them, 'You need to go cool your heads.'" Ishihara responded to the Tokyo Parent Teacher Association's December 3 petition in support of the bill by saying, “It's not just about children. We've got homosexuals casually appearing even on television. Japan has become far too untamed. I'll go forward with [this bill] with a sense of mission in heart.”
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is part of TAF's executive committee, and Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara also serves as the chairperson of that committee and as a response anime/manga markers have begun announcing plans to boycott the event. This includes Shueisha, Kadokawa Shoten, Shogakukan, Kodansha, Akita Shoten, Hakusensha, Shonen Gahousha, Shinchosha, Futabasha, and LEED Publishing Co., Ltd. and media company Kadokawa Shoten
Funimation reported that they sold out of Sekirei The Complete Series at retail in its first week following its release on November 23. The title ranked #1 for new anime series releases for Nielsen VideoScan First Alert Week Ending Nov 28, 2010
the Association of American Publishers issued a brief in favor of upholding the application of First Sales Doctrine to imported works, with implications concerns whether goods can be imported without the copyright holder's consent. The United States Supreme Court was deadlock in deciding the case.
Insight ANNCast offers an indepth look at Evangelion with Carl Horn, manga editor for Dark Horse and a true statesman of anime & manga fandom in the US, along with Aaron Clark, noted Evangelion pundit, co-founder of Evageeks.org and founder of Evamonkey.com.
Yuu Asakawa (voice actress, Azumanga Daioh, Love Hina) and Patrick Macias' (Editor, Otaku USA magazine) Otaku-Verse Zero, a new English language series from web TV network K’zStation has continued with two new episodes
Updated weekly and filmed in Tokyo, Otaku-Verse Zero aims to bring “otaku all over the universe” fun and lively coverage of anime, manga, and Japanese pop culture.
Macias has also posted some outstanding Hot Tears of Shame episodes