J. M. Alcala

J. M. Alcala

Muv-Luv Kickstarter to Launch in 2015 stars

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With the success of visual novel games rising in the West, a collaboration between Degica Co., Ltd. and ixtl will be bringing one of the most acclaimed visual novels, Muv-Luv, to fans via Kickstarter later this year.

Keiji Inafune Press Conference Anime Expo 2014 stars

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Behind the closed doors of Anime Expo's press conference room, the legendary Keiji Inafune shared a few thoughts ranging from childhood influences to directorial duties for his short film for Dead Rising 2. Despite being well-known for the Rockman Mega Man series, Keiji Inafune has been involved in the gaming industry for twenty-seven years and counting, including his newest creation, Mighty No. 9.

Attack on Titan Part One (Blu-ray/DVD) Review stars

Arguably one of the most popular manga and anime series currently out right now, Attack on Titan seems to have captured the world by storm. Featuring a deep story, engaging characters, towering giants, hack-and-slash action, teen drama and a lot of blood and gore, Attack on Titan is a series that features something for everyone. Available now, FUNimation has brought the popular series home, not only having it aired on Cartoon Network's Toonami, but also on Blu-ray and DVD pack as Part One (episodes 1-13).

FanimeCon 2014 Impressions stars


As a convention that prides itself on being for the fans of mixed media forms of entertainment, but particularly anime and manga, FanimeCon is the premier destination for many people during Memorial weekend in San Jose, California. Having been forced to make do with the renovations that were happening at the San Jose McErney Convention Center in 2013, FanimeCon 2014 was now able to take full advantage of the new space by addressing some issues that plagued them previously. Unfortunately, this created a few new problems, but in all, FanimeCon 2014 seemed to be just as fun for all attendees as it always has.

Yoshinori Terasawa Interview (Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc) stars

Yoshinori Terasawa is the producer for NIS America's recently released critically-acclaimed mystery adventure title Dangan Ronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. The sequel to the PlayStation Vita exclusive was announced last month as well, making 2014 a great year for fans of murder mysteries and visual novel alike. We sit down with the producer to ask him a few questions about the game and its history.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PS Vita) Review stars

Ah high school! A time that seems to incite mixed feelings for those who have gotten past it and for those who are about to enter it. For those about to enter, their thoughts are filled with hopes and dreams with becoming someone in the world. Those who have gotten past, it was a time that can be looked upon fondly or filled with despair. In Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, hope and despair go hand in hand.

Killer is Dead (PS3/XB360) Review stars

From the creator of such games as the surreal headtrip in Killer7, otaku turned hitman in No More Heroes and the cheerful cheerleader toting a chainsaw in Lollipop Chainsaw, Goichi Suda, or Suda 51 as he's known by most, has now brought us Killer is Dead. Available on both Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's Xbox 360, Killer is Dead is a stylish hack-and-slash action game that oozes cool, thanks to its stylized cel-shaded graphics.

Tatsuro Iwamoto Interview @ Japan Expo USA 2013 stars

Hosting its inaugural anime convention in the United States, Japan Expo USA treated its convention attendees to a number of high-profile Guests of Honor ranging from the video game industry legends to infamous mangaka from Japan. We had a special opportunity to sit down with the Art Director for the Ace Attorney series and Clover Studio's Okami, Tatsuro Iwamoto! Join us as we learn about which characters he loves to draw, what he thinks about his creations come-to-life and which character he identifies with the most!

Porno Graffitti Press Panel Report @ Anime Expo 2013 stars

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Famous for their classic anime hits, including "Melissa" from Fullmetal Alchemist and "Hitori no Yoru" from GTO, Japanese rock band Porno Graffitti shined at Anime Expo 2013 leaving their mark on the raucous crowd with an ecstatic performance at their sold-out Nokia Live concert. Discover what the legendary duo, Akihito Okano and Haruichi Shindo, had to say when they invited members of the media to their press conference to celebrate the band's appearance in Los Angeles, sharing with them their musical inspirations, influences and their journey towards stardom.

Kylee Interview @ Yoshi's in Oakland June 2013 stars

Recently, Kylee Saunders had a chance to perform her first U.S. headliner at Yoshi's in Oakland, California on June 21, 2013. She performed a number of her hit songs including, "Crazy for You," "Vacancy" from the fantasy-mech anime series Xam'd: Lost Memories, and a surprise and heartfelt cover of Katy Perry's "Firework." Find out what she's been up to since our last interview with her back at the 2012 J-POP Summit Festival in San Francisco, along with her personal impressions of her freshman year at Stanford University.

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