Category Archives: Anime

Blizzard’s Anime Short “MechaStorm”

Blizzard has come out with so many awesome animated shorts for all of their different games that I’m starting to think that maybe they should just go ahead and start their own animation studio. I don’t know about you Nerd Nation, but I would definitely be excited to see a Blizzard cinematic universe. That being said check out the awesome new animated short that Blizzard has released for the game Heroes of The Storm. The short is titled MechaStorm and is meant to introduce the new mecha skins for Rehgar and Tyrael, and the xenotech upgrade for Abathur which will all be available in game for players to use. Blizzard’s recent animated shorts have been done in spectacular CGI but this one is all anime style!

Windy Samurai LoFi Hip Hop

It’s been a while since I shared some music with you Nerd Nation, but I definitely thought you guys might like this awesome lofi hip hop song. Personally I love all kinds of music but I have been listening to a lot more chill type of music lately. I think it must just be the particular stage of my life that I am in right now. Anyways, the song is titled Windy Samurai and comes from an artist that goes by that name of Dominant. The reason I love this song so much is because it definitely reminds me of something out of a samurai anime series or movie. It is super chill and I could definitely picture this being in an episode of Samurai Champloo or Afro Samurai.

Batman Anime Trailer and First look

So an new Batman anime movie is actually a thing and it looks pretty amazing. Our first taste of a Batman anime was all the way back in 2008 with Batman Arkham Knight, which was a compilation of short animations from different artists. It was released as a promotional project that coincided with the Batman: The Dark Knight movie. Personally I loved this idea and always wondered what it would be like to see batman in his own anime movie. Well wonder no longer Nerd Nation because an official Batman anime is coming and it looks awesome. The movie is titled Batman Ninja and we have the trailer and first look posted for you in a video below.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022 Anime

Blade Runner 2049 is set to hit theaters in just a couple of weeks on October 13. It is the sequel to the 1982 science fiction classic starring Harrison Ford. Some of you may be wondering how a movie from 1982 will connect to a movie being released in 2017. The answer to that question as well as many others is of course…Anime! That’s right an original anime short titled Blade Runner Blackout 2022 has been created to connect the events of the 2 feature films. This is actually one of 3 short films that has been produced for the Blade Runner saga and it is directed by Shinichiro Watanabe, the genius behind Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo.

Sonic Forces Story Trailer

Sonic The Hedgehog is back with an awesome new adventure for consoles and PC. In Sonic Forces he and his friends must save the world from Eggman or Robotnic (as we in the states know him) and his army of evil robots. To be honest I am actually really glad to see Sega putting out a good looking Sonic game that looks exciting and somewhat reminiscent of the games for the original Genesis. Based on this trailer the story seems to be fairly compelling and the game play looks to be pretty fast paced as well as diverse. Not only does it look like a classic Sonic game, but it also has some visual elements of the Ratchet and Clank games. This might be the first Sonic game that I actually purchase in years. 

Blade of the Immortal RED BAND Trailer

For those of you that might not be familiar with the title of this new movie, it is actually based of an anime series of the same name. Blade of the Immortal is about a violent samurai named Manji who is a skilled swordsman, and has one extra special ability; he can not be killed. Cursed with immortality by the nun Yobikuni as punishment for his ruthless deeds, he has grown weary of his ageless life. The only way to lift the curse is to slay 1,000 evil men. So Manji wanders Japan, shedding the blood of the wicked on his quest to finally die. Now as cool as that is, there is something else that makes this live action adaptation even more awesome. It happens to be director Takashi Miike’s 100th feature film!

Overwatch Animated Short “Rise and Shine”

For those of you that are fans of Overwatch then you will definitely want to check this out. Also if you are an avid player of Overwatch then you probably know Mei the “tenacious climatologist” who can be one of the most annoying characters to play against. Nothing is worse than when you have her almost dead and she throws up her ice wall or protects herself with her ice shield either escaping completely or turning the tide on you. However, after watching this animated short from Blizzard you will definitely see her in a different light. I have to admit that I never thought I would like her as a character but now all I want to do is actually try playing as her. 

NEW Characters revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

One of the most anticipated fighting games of the year is Dragon Ball FighterZ, at least for those of us that are fans of the Dragon Ball franchise. The game honestly looks like the anime come to life. The matches are exciting and fast paced, with animation that looks amazing. As of now we only knew of a handful of playable characters that were going to be available in the game. Of course we knew there would be Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, and Trunks, along with the 3 main baddies Frieza, Cell, and Buu. However, today we get our first look at some of the other characters that will be joining the fight and they are looking just as incredible in this latest video.