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Shogun Warriors Posters

Shogun Warriors Posters
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Get your late 70’s giant robot fix on with this fun poster series from the Boiling Point Creative Group. Unlike the original toys, these pieces aren’t spring loaded and won’t smack you in the eyeball.

The New Kind: Part 1

The New Kind: Part 1

Peter Hyoguchi’s collaborative, crowd-funded Anime series has completed its first episode, introducing us to the incredible hidden genetic abilities of its protagonists, including the ability to turn into mechs.

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DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

DragonBall Z: Saiyan Saga

An impressive DragonBall Z fan trailer from Harry & George Kirby, who created the action and effects-packed short to show the potential for a live-action DBZ flick – that doesn’t suck. (Thanks Jeff!)

The New Kind (Teaser)

The New Kind (Teaser)

250 VFX artists – including some from Hollywood – are contributing time to this Anime series about two lovers who have never physically met – yet are connected psychically. Help fund production here.

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

DragonCon 2011 Cosplay

This fun footage of DragonCon 2011 from YouTube user beatdownboogie has clips of renowned cosplayer Yaya Han, the Nightmare Armor costume makers and a seemingly perfect soundtrack.

Dub of the North Star

Dub of the North Star

(NSFW: Language) Cult classic Fist of the North Star was so violent it was silly. This parody dub a la Kung Pow by YouTuber WeeklyTubeShow2 is just plain silly. Dumb humor at its finest.

Epic Anime Time

Epic Anime Time

At Toronto’s Anime North convention, Yung Lee decided to do something a little different than just capturing shots of cosplayers, going the extra mile to turn them into stars in their own Anime.

ROSA (Trailer)

ROSA (Trailer)

Jesús Orellana’s richly animated ROSA is the story of a robot charged with recovering rare plant species to restore earth’s ecosystems, in a future megalopolis devoid of natural life. (Thanks Nate!)

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

Anime Guy Goes on a Date

(Sllightly NSFW) Andy might look like your average ordinary guy, but it turns out that he comes from a long family line of Japanese cartoon characters, and at times lives his life in an anime.

Trailer: Gatchaman

Trailer: Gatchaman

We first got a peek at Gatchaman all the way back in 2008. Now it looks like the CGI Japanimation flick is finally nearing release. In this clip, the protagonists go up against a giant mecha-bug.

Art By BattlePeach

Art By BattlePeach

The anime-inspired illustrations of Jonatan Cantero aka BattlePeach look like screenshots from an animated film, with plants, animals, monsters and yes, farting ninjas in all sorts of wild scenarios.

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Stop Motion: Bad Apple

Whether or not you believe that this Bad Apple video was made without photo-editing, it’s still a pretty badass stop-motion piece; it was created with 6,566 printouts captured on a webcam.

Juri: Super Street Fighter IV

Juri: Super Street Fighter IV
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Super Street Fighter IV has a peculiar animated style for its trailers, but this Juri trailer is actually animated anime-style; it’s available with the game in Japan, but no word on a US release.

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DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy

DVD/Blu-ray: Astro Boy
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It didn’t do well in theaters, but we’re still rootin’ for Astro Boy as a robot-tastic flick; it arrives on Blu-ray/DVD 3/16/2010 with deleted scenes, featurettes, and two new animated scenes.

Trailer: Fist of the North Star

Trailer: Fist of the North Star

There’s no gameplay footage in this trailer for Fist of the North Star, but we’re still plenty excited: the Dynasty Warriors-style game is due out next year on PS3 and Xbox 360.

FF XIII Shiva Bike

FF XIII Shiva Bike
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Final Fantasy XIII’s ridiculously detailed Shiva Bike looks even hotter in real life with this 21″ transforming modelM by Kotobukiya; it includes two figures that combine into a single bike.

Stop Motion Gundam

Stop Motion Gundam

John Huang’s Stop Motion Gundam videos are mobile suit mayhem at its finest; he not only uses anime fighting styles and special effects, but mixes in Dragon Ball and Star Wars.

Samurai Champloo: Complete

Samurai Champloo: Complete
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Any way you slice it, Samurai Champloo: The Complete Series on Blu-ray is a must-buy for anime fans; it’s a 3-disc, 26 episode set of the hip hop-meets-samurai chop series.

Ghost in the Shell 2.0

Ghost in the Shell 2.0
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Mamoru Oshii’s anime classic goes Blu-ray with Ghost in the Shell 2.0, which features new CG scenes and a remixed soundtrack; purists, breathe easy: the original version is also included.

LEGO Howl’s Castle

LEGO Howl’s Castle

Based on the Hayao Miyazaki anime film of the same name, Imagine Rigney’s Howl’s Moving Castle is a LEGO tour-de-force; it’s as detailed on the inside as it is on the outside.

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Akira: Kaneda & Bike

Akira: Kaneda & Bike
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Akira fans are in for a treat with faithfully rendered 1:6 scale models of Kaneda and his bike; we’re most impressed by the latter, which sports LED lights, sound effects, and a working suspension.

Trailer: First Squad

Trailer: First Squad

Debuting today at the Alamo Drafthouse and opening in Russia 10/15, we don’t get a word of this First Squad anime trailer–but what we see rocks: WW2, zombie knights and Nazis.

Trailer: Halo Legends

Trailer: Halo Legends

Halo Legends is a direct-to-video, short story anime series (think Animatrix) with noteworthy roots: WB, Microsoft, as well as the directors for Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell and more.

FMA Play Arts figures

FMA Play Arts figures

Fresh from Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, these Play Arts figures give Ed, Al and Mustang a distinctly more grown-up look than we’re used to, but it works: they come out 10/09.

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Trailer: Evangelion 1.0

Evangelion 1.0 finally makes it to the US July 17th at 77 theaters; it’s part of a four-movie arc that rebuilds the original anime with notably improved animation and faster-pacing.

Kyoukagaikokaku Zero

Kyoukagaikokaku Zero

We’re unfamiliar with Kakugo no Susume (one of anime/manga’s most violent series), but this Kyoukagaikokaku Zero figure is pure badass; it’s a poseable figure with die-cast parts.

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