Tag Archives: Anime

Rick and Morty Anime Opening

This is easily one of the most creative and well made fan animations that I have seen for Rick and Morty so far. While most of us are patiently waiting for the fourth season of Rick and Morty to air, the fine folks over at Malec have made an awesome anime style opening for the show. Honestly this is just bad ass. The creators obviously know their anime openings and if I didn’t know any better I would think that this was the real deal. The way the music begins is a great mix of the original show theme and some awesome J-Pop. Honestly this is just a really cool tribute to a really great show. If you are a fan of anime and/or Rick and Morty then you will definitely love this short animation. 

Poster and Release Date for Castlevania Season 2

Old school Nintendo fans and anime lovers alike were united in their praise of the Netflix original anime series, Castlevania. If you haven’t watched the first season yet I highly recommend that you do. The series itself was really well done. The animation was great, the characters were well fleshed out, the story was mysterious but also exciting. Overall it was just really entertaining and left us wanting more. I think the biggest complaint was that it was really short. Season 1 consisted of only 4 episodes and worst of all fans were left believing that it would be a solid couple of years before we got more episodes. However, Netflix has made sure that is not the case and dropped an awesome new poster and release date for Castlevania’s second season.

One Punch Man Season 2 Announcement Trailer

Sometimes I can’t believe how long it takes to get a second season of an anime series. One Punch Man was one of the biggest anime series of 2015, and by the time season 2 comes out it will have been 4 years since the first episode premiered. Still they say all good things come to those who wait and I hope that stands true for season 2 of One Punch Man. That’s right Nerd Nation, we are finally getting a second season and I can’t wait to see what new super powered enemies Saitama, Genos, and all the other heroes will face this time around. Unfortunately for us we still have to wait about 7 more months as One Punch Man Season 2 won’t officially premier until April of 2019…

Cowboy Bebop Movie in US Theaters This August

One of the greatest anime series of all time is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and, coming off of Anime Expo 2018 I’m all about anything anime related right now. Funimation has announced that it will be showing Cowboy Bebop The Movie: Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door in the US August 15 – August 16 in select theaters. If you prefer you anime subbed and not dubbed then the August 15th showing is for you. However, if you like the English dubbed version then you should go on August 16th. The film originally opened in Japan all the way back in 2001, and previously screened in the U.S. back in 2002 and 2003. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see it back then so I’m glad I get a second chance at seeing it on the big screen.

Attack on Titan Season 3 Trailer

We are only a few short months away from the premiere of the the third season of Attack on Titan. !!!SPOILER ALERT!!! If you haven’t seen all of season 2 then you might want to skip the rest of this article, but I’m gonna assume that everyone has seen it other wise you wouldn’t be here. The last season was crazy! We saw the debut of a new smart titan, we found out that there were Titans in the walls, but worst of all that Reiner and Bertholdt were the traitorous titans that were responsible for the very first attack from season 1.  Still it seems like the more mysteries that get uncovered, the more questions we are left with. Season 3 looks to bring about some more answers but also a lot more questions.

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.

Ghost of Tsushima Game Trailer

One of the most under utilized genres in gaming has to be the samurai era. So many amazing stories have been told throughout history all stemming from feudal Japan. However, it has been forever since we got a decent game that takes place in that era. Back in the day one of my favorite games for the original PlayStation was Tenchu: Stealth Assassin but the sequels were pretty much garbage. For the past few console generations I have hoped that a developer would take the reigns and create an awesome open world samurai game where you could visit different villages and engage in epic sword fights with other samurai. I don’t want to get my hopes too high but Ghost of Tsushima might just be that game we samurai fans have been waiting so long for.