Review: Netflix’ “Castlevania”

I’m going to go for the top 10 reasons here. I’m not making a top 10 list per se, I’m just going to list the reasons as they’re in my brain. A word of warning. Here there be spoilers.

………Okay, just so you’re listening, there’s spoilers. I mean, go watch the series, it’s only 4 20-ish minute episodes.

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Live Action Anime Excitement! Rurouni Kenshin 2: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends

kenshin kyoto inferno bannerA while back David had informed me that a live action version of one of our mutual all-time-favorite anime series, Rurouni Kenshin had been released. We watched it with understandable reservations. Thankfully, so thankfully, our reservations were unnecessary. For the first time a live action version of an anime/manga had been made that kept true to not only the appearance of the characters, but as well the story that made us love the series.

*Read his review of part one here: Chanbara Fu: Rurouni Kenshin

Granted, much like a long novel being made into a film, much of the story was Continue reading

Psycho-Pass

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At Anime Boston this year I got a chance to see a lot of anime, but I also missed a lot as well because of time conflicts. One thing I wanted to see, but couldn’t was Psycho-Pass. Once I got home, I immediately remedied that situation.  Psycho-Pass takes place in a dystopian future where it is possible to instantaneously measure a person’s mental state, and the probability that a person will commit crimes.  While the story on the surface sounds similar to Minority Report, I think it goes much further than that.

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Anime Boston 2014 Cosplay

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There are a lot of great cosplayers at Anime Boston every year.  I was really impressed by several of them.  There were some bad ones as well, but I rarely ever got that cringe worthy feeling from them.  The photos were taken by Dave Chosid and I.  I hope you enjoy them.  If you want to read about our Anime Boston experiences from this year, you can check them out here.  You can also go back and check out last years Anime Boston cosplay photos as well.

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Rurouni Kenshin

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Rurouni Kenshin is my favorite anime of all time so warning – this may be a slightly biased movie review.  Having said that, I am also a purist and can dole out serious criticism.  For instance:

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Utter crap.

Rurouni Kenshin is a good movie with some great qualities.  It respects the manga and anime by staying faithful to the main story, good acting, awesome action, and most of all, brilliant casting… but I’ll get back to that in a minute.

The basic story centers on Kenshin, a ronin repenting from his years as a master killer at the end of the Tokugawa era, about ten years Continue reading

Anime Boston 2013

AB 2013For the past several years Anime Boston has been my favorite Anime convention.  With AB 2013 over, I can easily say that the trend continues.  Anime Boston is an annual fan run convention held at the Hynes Convention center in Boston.  It’s the 5th largest Anime convention in North America, and the second largest on the east coast behind Otakon.  I used to love going to Otakon back in the day, but Otakon became too corporate and took the fun out of everything.  By keeping things fan run, it has allowed AB to continue featuring more adult based content, and events that Otakon tossed aside years ago.

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UPDATED: NYCC COSPLAY!! Now with MORE pictures!!

UPDATED!! NOW WITH MORE PICS! Both the easiest and most difficult post-con piece is the Cosplay gallery. Easy because I don’t have to write a lot, difficult because By Golly! did we take a lot of pics.
Just one note, all these pics are ©Nerd-Base.com, if you see a pic of yourself you want taken down let us know (email: info@nerd-base.com), OR if you’d like to use any of our images on your blog, facebook, twitter, tumblr, ect, just be sure email us first, let us know, give us credit and send us a link. Thanks!
Other than that….Enjoy! 

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors

One Piece: Pirate Warriors is a new game by Tecmo Koei  released exclusively on the Playstation Network.  One Piece: Pirate Warriors is based on the One Piece Anime/Manga made in the same Musou action style game that Tecmo Koei is known for (Dynasty Warriors, Warriors Orochi).  Tecmo Koei managed to stay pretty faithful to the One Piece series, but Continue reading