Anime Vice News

Family Friday! 12/26/08

A weekly check in with sibling sites Comic Vine and Giant Bomb.

We're finally back on track! Here are your big posts for the week over here at Anime Vice:

Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen


We've had a lot of licenses: Del Rey snatched up Ninja Girls, and FUNimation has announced five of their ten holiday licenses so far: Ikki Tousen, Gad Guard, Vandread, Nabari no Ou, and Last Exile...Crunchyroll is going to show a Japanese drama called Detective Office 5, and as a surprise, Anime Midstream picked up Zettai Muteki Raijin-Oh.


There were a couple of Blu-Ray sightings, namely Akira and Tsubasa. We had our first Anime Vice giveaway on Sunday, an exclusive interview with Crunchyroll, and we got some details on the second season of Spice and Wolf (finally!), and we got word that there will be a live-action City Hunter TV series. And last-- but not least! --a whisper offered us the possibility of more Code Geass. A solid week all around.


And now, for our sibling sites!


Comic Vine
Comic Vine
Comic Vine:


Giant Bomb
Giant Bomb
Giant Bomb:
  • Like Comic Vine, Giant Bomb has opened up the Best of 2008 feature for video games, so get votin'!
  • The Bombsters got to check out the 1Up offices, which is pretty awesome, so be sure and check that out.
  • Do you love points and achievements on XBL or PSN? You should check out this flash game, which is absolutely hilarious.
  • And in some really unique news: a guy who makes homebrew games for the Nintendo DS has locked himself into his apartment with minimal contact with the rest of the world...in order to get Nintendo's attention. Uh, what?
Champyon Dec. 27, 2008 at 2:20 p.m.
i go to giantbomb aswell as this.

Dig Deeper into Akira

A secret military project threatens the destruction of Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath, who can only be stopped by his best friend, a young woman, and a group of psionic children.

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Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/27/14

So how many of you have had a friend walk in while you're trying on a seifuku? Own up, it happens to the best of us!

How Is NARUTO Like DOCTOR WHO? Catching Up with SHIPPUDEN #371 - 373

Both of these franchises have been around a long time. How do they keep fans engaged?

Were All of Goku's Pals in DRAGON BALL Once his Enemies?

Episode #16 -- Retro Review. Look, it's Launch!

Checking Back on SPACE DANDY and... He's Cleaned Up His Act?

Episode #19. Special review. It's turned upside-down!

What's Consistent About HUNTER X HUNTER #143 -- Special Review

Episode #143 -- Special Review. Checking back in with the most thorough fight shonen ever.

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

If you've ever had that feeling as if you're running in circles, Hitsugaya knows exactly how you feel.

Anime Inspires Comics :: the THANATOS DIVER Interview

Former staff writers Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn are OTAKU COMING HOME again, telling us all about their new, manga-esque adventure comic -- which Anime Vice actually inspired!

ONE PIECE Ch. 757 Review

Stand back there, lil' lady. The men folk will be take things from here.

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/27/14

So how many of you have had a friend walk in while you're trying on a seifuku? Own up, it happens to the best of us!

The Anime of Each Generation?

What shows hooked otaku in their teens, 20's and 30's? The answers might actually surprise you.

How Is NARUTO Like DOCTOR WHO? Catching Up with SHIPPUDEN #371 - 373

Both of these franchises have been around a long time. How do they keep fans engaged?

Were All of Goku's Pals in DRAGON BALL Once his Enemies?

Episode #16 -- Retro Review. Look, it's Launch!

Anime Inspires Comics :: the THANATOS DIVER Interview

Former staff writers Nick Tapalansky and Alex Eckman-Lawn are OTAKU COMING HOME again, telling us all about their new, manga-esque adventure comic -- which Anime Vice actually inspired!

BLEACH Ch. 593 Review

If you've ever had that feeling as if you're running in circles, Hitsugaya knows exactly how you feel.

Checking Back on SPACE DANDY and... He's Cleaned Up His Act?

Episode #19. Special review. It's turned upside-down!

What's Consistent About HUNTER X HUNTER #143 -- Special Review

Episode #143 -- Special Review. Checking back in with the most thorough fight shonen ever.

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