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Ghostrunner: First Person Cyberpunk Ninja Hack & Slash Previewed

Ghostrunner: First Person Cyberpunk Ninja Hack & Slash Previewed

by Renzo Adler May 21, 2020

The ninja represents a sort of ideal in video gaming. From the first moments Ryu Hayabusa nimbly leapt off the walls in Ninja Gaiden, games have been trying to encapsulate the speed, agility, and lethality of ninja. Ghostrunner, from developer One More Level, aims to capture that speed and fluidity while dropping the player into a grungy cyberpunk world.
Takayuki Takeya: Ifu no Zokei Quick Read

Takayuki Takeya: Ifu no Zokei Quick Read

by Renzo Adler May 05, 2020

In 2016, Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno created a terrifying new vision of a classic movie monster with Shin Godzilla. It was belched forth from the ocean and slithered across the usually sleepy neighborhood of Kamata, knocking cars aside effortlessly, and grew to spew lasers across Ginza. 
The Mad World of Toei Tokusatsu is Now on YouTube!

The Mad World of Toei Tokusatsu is Now on YouTube!

by Renzo Adler April 16, 2020

A creature with five faces belches flame from the top of a skyscraper. A young girl finds out she’s descended from an Egyptian goddess that fought demons. A superhero does battle against someone making counterfeit merchandise of them! The spectacular world of Toei’s tokusatsu TV shows have only existed on the periphery of mainstream US access  for decades. 
Do the Mandarake Mambo!

Do the Mandarake Mambo!

by Renzo Adler March 27, 2020

Where do you go if you want classic horror manga, toys going as far back as the 1950s, 1970s idol photo albums, and some doujinshi that was just published the other day? Mandarake

Phantasmic Unboxing: Vintage Japanese Magazines

Phantasmic Unboxing: Vintage Japanese Magazines

by Renzo Adler March 27, 2020

In this Phantasmic unboxing we take a look at garage kit magazines, horror manga, and tokusatsu magazines from 70s, 80s, and 90s.

 

Sculptors No. 3 Quick Read

Sculptors No. 3 Quick Read

by Renzo Adler March 19, 2020

In this special video Quick Read, we take a look at the third issue of the hobby and modeling magazine Sculptors!
Wondrous Products at 2020 Winter Wonder Festival

Wondrous Products at 2020 Winter Wonder Festival

by Edward Holland March 10, 2020

Wonder Festival blazed through Makuhari Messe in Chiba City on Feb. 9, 2020 marking the 35th anniversary of the biannual garage kit and art culture festival that sprang from a small Osaka model shop decades ago.
Sculptors issue 3: More Monster Mayhem

Sculptors issue 3: More Monster Mayhem

by Renzo Adler March 09, 2020



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