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Etrian Odyssey Untold launch trailer tells all

The launch trailer for Etrian Odyssey Untold is a rapid-fire look at the game's new features, though more accurately it serves as a showcase for the new animated sequences created by famed studio Madhouse to nudge along the Etrian Odyssey plotline....

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Tales of Symphonia Chronicles spawns lengthy animated trailer

Hopefully you enjoy animated cutscenes, as the latest trailer for Namco Bandai's Tales of Symphonia Chronicles largely ignores gameplay footage in favor of over three and a half minutes of wide-eyed anime tropes delivering exposition like a busted sprinkler....

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'Pocket Monsters: The Origin' anime TV special takes Pokemon back to basics

Pocket Monsters: The Origin, unveiled during this weekend's ongoing Pokemon Game Show in Tokyo, is a new animated TV special slated to air on TV Tokyo on October 2 at 7 p.m. local time. As the name implies, The Origin takes the world of Pokemon anime back to its franchise's humble roots as a Game...

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Pokemon X and Y anime invades Japan on Oct.17

The anime to accompany Pokemon X and Y, dubbed Pocket Monsters XY, will air in Japan on October 17. According to Siliconera and TV Tokyo, the show will star Ash, as usual, and follow his adventures in Lumiose City, the game's starting town. There's no word on international air dates for the anim...

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BlazBlue Alter Memory transplants the game into anime

Finally, the complex and compelling story of BlazBlue is getting the anime treatment with BlazBlue Alter Memory. According to Anime News Network, the story centers on Ragna the Bloodedge – you might know him as "humongous sword guy" – and the ragtag gang of pugilists determined to colle...

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Nexon launching free-to-play Ghost in the Shell FPS in first half of 2014

Nexon has announced that it will release an online PC FPS called Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex in the first half of 2014, in partnership with Kodansha Ltd., the comic book publisher behind the long-running Ghost in the Shell series. Stand Alone Complex will be based on the Japanese animat...

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Mass Effect anime 'Paragon Lost' delayed until Dec. 28

Paragon Lost, Funimation's DVD and Blu-ray James Vega vehicle, set in the Mass Effect universe, has had its November 13 release date pushed back to December 28, according to the film's official twitter account. Don't be disheartened, though. While this does mean that the movie won't be ready on Chr...

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Crunchyroll app coming to PS3 (plus bonus streaming anime news)

Crunchyroll, online purveyors of on-demand anime and Korean dramas, will extend the subscription-based side of its service to the PlayStation 3 at some unknown point in the future. For $6.95 a month, users will be able to stream Crunchyroll's selection of anime or Korean dramas to their televisions...

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VIZ Media launching subscription-based 'Neon Alley' anime channel on consoles this fall

VIZ Media, the localization company responsible for bringing Bleach, Naruto and all things Rumiko Takahashi stateside, has announced that it will be launching a 24-hour anime network called Neon Alley on consoles this fall. Which consoles will actually receive Neon Alley remains to be seen, as the ...

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Why the future looks expensive for Super Robot Taisen and other Namco Bandai RPGs

This is a column by Kat Bailey dedicated to the analysis of the once beloved Japanese RPG sub-genre. Tune in every Wednesday for thoughts on white-haired villains, giant robots, Infinity+1 swords, and everything else the wonderful world of JRPGs has to offer. It's gone largely unnoticed here in th...

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