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The road to the My Hero Academia movie was a long one. When the movie was announced, it seemed like the only thing I could do was think up plot lines, all of the different cool things they could do, and all of the great spotlight that certain characters could get in a major motion picture! Ironically, this movie announcement came a day after I’d been complaining about how much I wish anime still got movies as often as I remember. After all, when I was growing up, it felt like Naruto had a m.....

The road to the My Hero Academia movie was a long one. When the movie...

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ALL MIGHT IS HERE! – My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes Review

ALL MIGHT IS HERE! – My Hero Academia: The Two Heroes Review

The road to the My Hero Academia movie was a long one. When the movie was announced, it seemed like the only thing I could do was think up plot lines, all of the different cool things they could do, and all of the great spotlight that certain characters could get in a major motion picture! Ironically, this movie announcement came a day after I’d been complaining about how much I wish anime still got movies as often as I remember. After all, when I was growing up, it felt like Naruto had a m.....

The road to the My Hero Academia movie was a long one. When the movie...

For the past eight years, our selection of console Naruto games have been limited to only the Ultimate Ninja Storm series – it wasn’t like before where we have three series to pick from, including the Broken Bond and Clash of Ninja. Last year, the series concluded with the Boruto DLC expansion, bringing content from the latest Naruto series. After Bandai Namco confirmed that it was the end for the Ultimate Ninja Storm s.....

For the past eight years, our selection of console Naruto games have been limited to...

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Review: Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker — The Next Generation of Naruto Games

Review: Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker — The Next Generation of Naruto Games

For the past eight years, our selection of console Naruto games have been limited to only the Ultimate Ninja Storm series – it wasn’t like before where we have three series to pick from, including the Broken Bond and Clash of Ninja. Last year, the series concluded with the Boruto DLC expansion, bringing content from the latest Naruto series. After Bandai Namco confirmed that it was the end for the Ultimate Ninja Storm s.....

For the past eight years, our selection of console Naruto games have been limited to...

It’s been five years since Gintama Sugoroku on the PSP, which was the last Gintama game we got in the last five years, and before that, it was another five years with another game on the Nintendo DS. For the most part, the last Gintama games haven’t been good, especially since they were handheld games, so when Gintama Rumble was announced for PlayStation 4, I was somewhat excited, and from the scans, screenshots, and trailers, it looked like it was goin.....

It’s been five years since Gintama Sugoroku on the PSP, which was the last Gintama...

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Review: Gintama Rumble – Stick to Senran Kagura, Tamsoft

Review: Gintama Rumble – Stick to Senran Kagura, Tamsoft

It’s been five years since Gintama Sugoroku on the PSP, which was the last Gintama game we got in the last five years, and before that, it was another five years with another game on the Nintendo DS. For the most part, the last Gintama games haven’t been good, especially since they were handheld games, so when Gintama Rumble was announced for PlayStation 4, I was somewhat excited, and from the scans, screenshots, and trailers, it looked like it was goin.....

It’s been five years since Gintama Sugoroku on the PSP, which was the last Gintama...

The wait is finally over! Bandai Namco has finally heard the cries of many for another 2D Dragon Ball fighting game, as one hasn’t seen the light of day since Burst Limit which released 10 years ago in 2008. Here we are now, together in 2018, and inching closer to the official release of Dragon Ball FighterZ which at the time of this review is only 4 days away! If you would’ve told us two years ago that Arc System Works would be developing a.....

The wait is finally over! Bandai Namco has finally heard the cries of many for...

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Dragon Ball FighterZ – Still Not Fighter Z

Dragon Ball FighterZ – Still Not Fighter Z

The wait is finally over! Bandai Namco has finally heard the cries of many for another 2D Dragon Ball fighting game, as one hasn’t seen the light of day since Burst Limit which released 10 years ago in 2008. Here we are now, together in 2018, and inching closer to the official release of Dragon Ball FighterZ which at the time of this review is only 4 days away! If you would’ve told us two years ago that Arc System Works would be developing a.....

The wait is finally over! Bandai Namco has finally heard the cries of many for...

So here we are again, with another review, of another Bandai Namco anime fighter. I hope you’re starting to notice a pattern. We really, and I mean REALLY, want this genre to flourish. We cover these games, we play these games, and we (more than sometimes) enjoy these games. These are the games that we, at Shonen, play in our spare time in-between goals in Rocket League or Raids in Destiny. We’ve been reviewing these types of games ever since… well I don’t actually know, but it has be.....

So here we are again, with another review, of another Bandai Namco anime fighter. I...

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Review: One Piece: Burning Blood | The Next Anime Fighting Franchise?

Review: One Piece: Burning Blood | The Next Anime Fighting Franchise?

So here we are again, with another review, of another Bandai Namco anime fighter. I hope you’re starting to notice a pattern. We really, and I mean REALLY, want this genre to flourish. We cover these games, we play these games, and we (more than sometimes) enjoy these games. These are the games that we, at Shonen, play in our spare time in-between goals in Rocket League or Raids in Destiny. We’ve been reviewing these types of games ever since… well I don’t actually know, but it has be.....

So here we are again, with another review, of another Bandai Namco anime fighter. I...

Following the slew of video game tie-ins for ongoing Shonen Jump series, Bandai Namco Entertainment has returned with My Hero Academia: Battle for All, much to no ones surprise. As supernatural abilities become standard, the world has transformed a superhero society. With over 80% of the population carrying some sort of special trait, the question of this series getting a fighting game was less of and ‘if’ and more of a ‘when’. Story Mo.....

Following the slew of video game tie-ins for ongoing Shonen Jump series, Bandai Namco Entertainment...

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Review: My Hero Academia: Battle for All

Review: My Hero Academia: Battle for All

Following the slew of video game tie-ins for ongoing Shonen Jump series, Bandai Namco Entertainment has returned with My Hero Academia: Battle for All, much to no ones surprise. As supernatural abilities become standard, the world has transformed a superhero society. With over 80% of the population carrying some sort of special trait, the question of this series getting a fighting game was less of and ‘if’ and more of a ‘when’. Story Mo.....

Following the slew of video game tie-ins for ongoing Shonen Jump series, Bandai Namco Entertainment...

I’ve been following the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series since the very begining and have definitely enjoyed the ride for as long as it lasted. As the sequels were releasing after Storm 2 I was led to believe that CyberConnect2 could only go up from here. While Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 brings some great ideas to the table, it’s also lacking heavily in many areas. My Rig: Intel i7 3770K 3.50GHz, 24 GB of RAM, Nv.....

I’ve been following the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series since the very begining and have definitely...

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Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PC Version)

Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PC Version)

I’ve been following the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series since the very begining and have definitely enjoyed the ride for as long as it lasted. As the sequels were releasing after Storm 2 I was led to believe that CyberConnect2 could only go up from here. While Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 brings some great ideas to the table, it’s also lacking heavily in many areas. My Rig: Intel i7 3770K 3.50GHz, 24 GB of RAM, Nv.....

I’ve been following the Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm series since the very begining and have definitely...

When we first heard Masashi Kishimoto was coming to New York Comic Con, I, along with the rest of the staff at ShonenGameZ were so excited that we even counted down the remaining days until the event. To clarify, this is not entirely Viz Media’s fault, but collectively it was a matter of poor management, terrible security, miscommunication, and several other factors. Not only was it a disaster to us, but also to many of the fans that attended these events......

When we first heard Masashi Kishimoto was coming to New York Comic Con, I, along...

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Viz Media’s Kishimoto-Related Events Were Highly Disappointing

Viz Media’s Kishimoto-Related Events Were Highly Disappointing

When we first heard Masashi Kishimoto was coming to New York Comic Con, I, along with the rest of the staff at ShonenGameZ were so excited that we even counted down the remaining days until the event. To clarify, this is not entirely Viz Media’s fault, but collectively it was a matter of poor management, terrible security, miscommunication, and several other factors. Not only was it a disaster to us, but also to many of the fans that attended these events......

When we first heard Masashi Kishimoto was coming to New York Comic Con, I, along...

With the third installment of the One Piece Pirate Warriors series, One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 which is available in North America and Europe, many fans can now relive most of the series epic moments throughout the many arcs and characters available. The One Piece Pirate Warriors series combines the Dynasty Warriors gameplay mechanics with the world of Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga series One Piece. However, just like the other sp.....

With the third installment of the One Piece Pirate Warriors series, One Piece Pirate Warriors...

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Review: One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 – A Grand Adventure

Review: One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 – A Grand Adventure

With the third installment of the One Piece Pirate Warriors series, One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 which is available in North America and Europe, many fans can now relive most of the series epic moments throughout the many arcs and characters available. The One Piece Pirate Warriors series combines the Dynasty Warriors gameplay mechanics with the world of Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga series One Piece. However, just like the other sp.....

With the third installment of the One Piece Pirate Warriors series, One Piece Pirate Warriors...

Sword Art Online as an anime is very hit and miss for the fans. There are some that absolutely love it, and some who absolutely hate it, however the general thought of a game like SAO existing in real life drives most fans up a wall, in a good way. Being able to enter into a virtual world as real as the one in Sword Art Online is a dream of many gamers, even non-anime fans, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment tries to bring yo.....

Sword Art Online as an anime is very hit and miss for the fans. There...

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Review: Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment – Not So Hollow

Review: Sword Art Online Re: Hollow Fragment – Not So Hollow

Sword Art Online as an anime is very hit and miss for the fans. There are some that absolutely love it, and some who absolutely hate it, however the general thought of a game like SAO existing in real life drives most fans up a wall, in a good way. Being able to enter into a virtual world as real as the one in Sword Art Online is a dream of many gamers, even non-anime fans, and Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment tries to bring yo.....

Sword Art Online as an anime is very hit and miss for the fans. There...

So I want to preface this by saying, I am, a huge Yu-Gi-Oh fan. When the original show aired every Saturday on CW11, i’d watch every episode, go to the store next to my school and buy packs of cards and sometimes i’d get lucky enough to save up money, just enough to get a tin. You were cool if you had a tin, but even cooler if you had the Battle City Duel Disk and the Deck Belt. Okay now that my nostalgia trip is don.....

So I want to preface this by saying, I am, a huge Yu-Gi-Oh fan. When...

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Review: Yu-Gi-Oh: Legacy of the Duelist – Get Your Game On

Review: Yu-Gi-Oh: Legacy of the Duelist – Get Your Game On

So I want to preface this by saying, I am, a huge Yu-Gi-Oh fan. When the original show aired every Saturday on CW11, i’d watch every episode, go to the store next to my school and buy packs of cards and sometimes i’d get lucky enough to save up money, just enough to get a tin. You were cool if you had a tin, but even cooler if you had the Battle City Duel Disk and the Deck Belt. Okay now that my nostalgia trip is don.....

So I want to preface this by saying, I am, a huge Yu-Gi-Oh fan. When...

Tales of Xillia 2 is the latest title in the Tales of Franchise. This franchise of games has been going on for a very long time, and has any number of classic RPG titles. Can this game live up to the name and continue on that tradition? Tales of games are slowly gaining fans more and more with every release. While these aren’t some kind of hidden underground game, it still hasn’t reached the sort widespread appeal that games like Final Fantasy has, and that might be due to .....

Tales of Xillia 2 is the latest title in the Tales of Franchise. This franchise...

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Review: Tales of Xillia 2

Review: Tales of Xillia 2

Tales of Xillia 2 is the latest title in the Tales of Franchise. This franchise of games has been going on for a very long time, and has any number of classic RPG titles. Can this game live up to the name and continue on that tradition? Tales of games are slowly gaining fans more and more with every release. While these aren’t some kind of hidden underground game, it still hasn’t reached the sort widespread appeal that games like Final Fantasy has, and that might be due to .....

Tales of Xillia 2 is the latest title in the Tales of Franchise. This franchise...

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, or Shin Gundam Musou as known in Japan is the fourth installment of the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam spin-off series. The game covers different events from six Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam , Mobile Suit Gundam Ζ , Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack , Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY as well as feature over 120 units from each different series. Unlike the o.....

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, or Shin Gundam Musou as known in Japan is the fourth...

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Review: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

Review: Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, or Shin Gundam Musou as known in Japan is the fourth installment of the Dynasty Warriors: Gundam spin-off series. The game covers different events from six Gundam series, Mobile Suit Gundam , Mobile Suit Gundam Ζ , Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack , Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED and Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY as well as feature over 120 units from each different series. Unlike the o.....

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam Reborn, or Shin Gundam Musou as known in Japan is the fourth...