News and Hearsay — manga

Justin A

Our Olympus Poster

Olympus is one of many posters to come in the near future. We've been sorta slow on releasing new designs. We have no real excuse for why this is the case. Needless to say we are going to fix that. Creating Olympus took a looooong time. And I didn't help things by taking sneak peaks at progress of the artwork. Seeing the poster take form only made me more anxious to see it go on sale. :-p . But my kid brother has his process. A process I can only describe as aging wine. hehehe. Olympus according to my brother, was...

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Slice of Life... My new anime indulgence.

If you asked me a couple years ago, what anime did I look forward to watching each week, I would mention the likes of Naruto, Bleach and basically any Gundam anime running at the time. Although some of those typical shows still make up my daily anime diet, I've started mixing in a genre that doesn't really push they typical fantastical lifestyle that anime is known for. In fact, I have started watching a lot of anime that seem to mirror real life more. These shows tend to have no real objective other than to show the mundane side of life....

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Top five must-see series in the mecha genre

As a mechanical engineer by trade, it should come as no surprise that the mecha genre holds a soft spot in my heart. Some people watch Gundam and wonder what it'll take to pilot one. I always wondered what it'll take to build one (what's the going rate on a kilo of Gundanium alloy these days?). Don't get me wrong, all genre of anime have their gems, they're must sees for anyone who claims to be an otaku. That said, there are no words to describe the beauty of a well done mecha series. Here is MY list of the...

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Justin A

Sword Art Online 2014

Stumbled on a trailer for Sword Art Online. This appears to be a completely new story line. Guns this time!I am as excited as I have ever been!

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