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Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 4

Moon Twilight

The Masquerade is an event featured in many versions of Sailor Moon. What may appear to be just a filler episode in the original anime, is actually an important manga chapter. Before I go into details about Sailor Moon Crystal’s Masquerade, I’d like to look back on my favorite version of this episode. It’s been nearly 10 years since the ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials August 14th, 2014

Mega Man Battle Chip

Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, the black sheep of the Battle Network series, is now available on the Wii U e-shop. NES classic Double Dragon II: The Revenge, which was previously released on the 3DS e-shop is also available on the Wii U. One game that seems promising for fans of shmups, especially the bullet hell type, is X-Type Plus ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials August 7th 2014


More Mega Man on the Virtual Console this week. The Wii U gets the NES version of Mega Man V. Mega Man V is not my favorite Mega Man game, but it’s pretty enjoyable.  Fans of this particular Mega Man game should check out Gaijin Goombah’s take on it here. The original Super Mario Kart is also available on the ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 3

Mars comparison

It’s easy to be a Sailor Mars fan. In every version of Sailor Moon, Sailor Mars fights using the elemental powers associated with her planet mixed with her abilities as a shrine priestess. Despite that, Rei Hino varies significantly depending on which version of Sailor Moon are watching or reading. In the original anime, Rei and Usagi would always argue ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 31st, 2014

Mega Man Battle Network

In May, Capcom released many classic Mega Man titles on the Virtual Console. Keeping up with their E3 press release, Capcom will begin to release some GBA titles on the Wii U Virtual Console. The first game up is Mega Man Battle Network, the first in a series of several Mega Man RPG spinoffs. I have to admit that I ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 24th, 2014

Blaster Master

NES classic Blaster Master, the game with one of the coolest and unintentional boss slaying cheats ever discovered, is now available on the 3DS e-shop. Don’t let the long play videos on youtube fool you, Blaster Master is a pretty challenging, Metroidvania type game, known for punishing even the slightest mistake. Blaster Master features both side scrolling and overhead POV ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 2

Double Mercury

Following the format of the manga closely, Act 2 of Sailor Moon Crystal introduces us to Ami Mizuno, best known as Sailor Mercury. In Japan, polls that were featured in the back of the original Sailor Moon manga, consistently featured Ami/Sailor Mercury, as a favorite among fans. Her popularity lead to the creation of the manga inspired Ami’s First Love ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 17th, 2014


Another slow week on the e-shop. The only Virtual Console offering this week is the puzzle game Mr. Driller 2 on the Wii U. Mr. Driller 2 was originally released on the GBA and is a pretty fun Tetris-inspired puzzle game. Comic Workshop is the title that stands out on the 3DS e-shop. With Comic Workshop, you can create you ... Read More »

Anime Review: Sailor Moon Crystal, Act 1

Neo Queen Serenity

Moon Prism Power Make Up! On July 6th, 2012, it was announced that a new Sailor Moon anime was in production. After some delays, a new musical, and many pieces of classic merchandise, Sailor Moon Crystal was finally released worldwide on July 5th, 2014, just a day short of two years later. Before I get into details about the first ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and special July 10th, 2014


There aren’t too many releases on the e-shop this week. On the Wii U baseball fans can get the NES classic Bases Loaded. Fans of the popular manga and anime series One Piece can purchase One Piece Unlimited World Red on both the Wii U and 3DS.  It’s refreshing to see a game based off a well known anime that ... Read More »

Nintendo e-shop releases and specials July 3rd, 2014.


The popular Metroid-inspired Guacamelee! is now available on the Wii U. The version is known as Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition and features additional content. Fans of Mario Tennis will now be able to download the GBA game Mario Tennis: Power Tour on the Wii U. Another game that appears to be interesting is SQUIDS Odyssey on the 3DS. This ... Read More »

Support the SeraSymphony, Featuring the Music of Sailor Moon

Sailor Symphony

Successful concerts, like Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy and The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess, highlight that gamers can appreciate the music of video games as an art form. But what about anime? Japan is no stranger to having live musicals based off anime, Sakura Wars, Bleach and Sailor Moon have each had their own musicals in ... Read More »