Nick Tapalansky returns with the keys to the (moon) kingdom, proudly professing his manly love for Sailor Moon on the occasion of her 20th birthday. You always remember your first.
Should they stick to the Manga? In Part 2 of "Everything Old Is New Again," we examine the remakes that try to follow the comic - - usually to the applause of fans. But should we automatically like them for adhering to the source material?
Alex picks a fight with the king of fighting games! Will 2D sprites finally win over 3D models? Just how much personality can you draw into this carnage?!
Bravery and confidence! Alex pierces the AT field of the mighty anime visionary, Hideaki Anno!
Nick’s back, having visited every nerdy video game, book and toy store in Japan (some of them twice). So, why isn’t he more excited?
Adventures in stomach-stretching! Check out all the sexy Japanese food we ate, direct from the motherland: fresh fish from Tsukiji, ramen made with delicious Hokkaido cheese, Kobe beef from... well, Kobe. McDonalds, MOS Burger, and a mountain of exclusive Kit-Kats await. Read on, but you might wanna eat something first.
American comic book writer Nick Tapalansky waxes philosophical on his early love of anime, the dark period in which he avoided it like the plague, and how FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST saved his nerdy life.
Everything Old Is New Again (Part 1). Love ‘em or hate ‘em, remakes are a part of anime culture and always have been, but what’s the best approach for presenting a beloved series a second time? Nick’s back again to examine “The Art of the Remake.”
Nick rounds out his tell-all introduction and geek credentials with an exploration of the ever-confusing, always-enjoyable KINGDOM HEARTS and its lessons about the power of heart. Yep, that’s another nerdy tattoo.
NYC Edition! Looking to do something special for all the geeks you love? Nick finds some must-hit shops to help fill those SAILOR MOON stockings.
Alex digs into Satoshi Kon's tragically short catalogue of great work, and discovers something new!
With New York Comic-Con just days behind us, Nick takes you behind the other side of the Artist Alley table, sharing some war stories as well as some tips to help you get the most out of your con.
What to expect when you’re expecting. In Part 3 of "Everything Old Is New Again," Nick examines why we seem to be surrounded by remakes. Do they reaffirm the quality of our favorite stories or do they signal the end of creativity? SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW TO FEEL!
While Nick is busy visiting every Maid-cafe in Japan, close pal and colleague Alex Eckman-Lawn steps in to shed some light on one of anime’s darkest directors and under-appreciated eras.
Alex points you towards a few gems from the wild days of the OVA, with an undeniable interest in all things American.
Nick has plenty of awesome to share from within Akihabara and beyond, including visits to the EVANGELION Store in Harajuku and the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. Let’s hit the streets, shall we? WARNING :: OODLES OF PHOTOS!