Chicago's Pokémon GO Fest 2018 Was a Celebi-ratory Return Niantic Needed To Have

by Dave on Jul 17 2018 |

Pokémon GO Fest 2018 summed up in two words: it worked! If you're not familiar with Niantic's inaugural GO Fest last year... well, it didn't work. GO Fest 2017 was plagued with app-killing bugs and rampant cell network connectivity issues across all major carriers. The end result was Niantic apologizing profusely on stage at Grant Park in Chicago. Every attendee received a Lugia automagically in their Pokedex and 10,000 poke coins to spend in the store as a "our bad" gesture. GO Fest 2018, albeit a bit different from last year, thankfully, was a wild success. Here's our quick review in the full story. Read full story...

.hack//G.U. Last Recode Live Stream On Facebook, Officially Released In Japan!!

by Dave on Oct 31 2017 |

Guess what? .hack//G.U. Last Recode is officially out in Japan and one of Japan Yay's long time contributors to all things .hack will be attempting to live stream the Japanese version later tonight (details will be on Facebook). Hang tight, the official release date in the U.S. is just 3 days away! Read full story...

Netflix Planning To Release 30 New Anime Series For 2018

by Dave on Oct 18 2017 |

With the recent hike of Netflix subscription prices in the United States, anime fans will actually be happy with the outcome. Eventually.

Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos said that the company plans to release “about 80” films in 2018, as well as 30 new anime series.

Thirty. That's 3-0. Read full story...

.hack//G.U. Last Recode "Rebirth" Trailer Released!

by Dave on Oct 17 2017 |

The wait is almost over! Bandai Namco (US) has released another teaser trailer for .hack//G.U. Last Recode. Last Recode is set to be released on November 3rd on the PS4 and PC. You can still pre-order on Amazon so you get to log back in to "The World" on launch day. Check out the trailer in the full story. Read full story...

Your Name, Japan's #1 Anime Movie Of All Time, Hits Blu-ray/DVD November 7th!

by Dave on Aug 12 2017 |

Japan's most successful animated box office movie of all time,Your Name, is coming to Bluray and DVD for November 7th in the US. FUNimation let the cat out of the bag at Otakon this weekend, which is in its new home after the move to DC. Your Name special edition and a standard edition. Pre-orders start on 8/15. More details in the full story! Read full story...

CHICAGO EVENTS: Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya to Hold Anime Movie Nights for a Cause

by Issa on Aug 09 2017 |

Want to eat ramen, watch anime and make a difference? Then head over to the Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya at 1482 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago this August.

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