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Month: March 2021

A Review of RWBY Volume 8 [Spoilers]

With Volume 8 of RWBY wrapped up last week, I now share my thoughts with certainty about my feelings. As mentioned in the title of this article, there will be spoilers ranging from the beginning of this Volume, to the finale of this Volume.

Overview

RWBY Volume 8 was honestly one of my favorites, easily in my top three. Now, were there thing in the Volume that I did not care for? Of course. You cannot create the perfect show that everybody loves. The way I see this is it was like asking for chocolate ice cream, but getting vanilla. It’s not what I was expecting, however I still like vanilla ice cream and chocolate is a nice surprise. If there is one phrase I said to myself while watching this Volume it was ‘I did NOT see that coming!’. The characters were great for the most part, same goes with the fight scenes. The three things I say were the best part of the Volume was the new Grimm, the music, and the plot.

The Characters

The Characters in Volume 8 were great for the most part. Let’s get certain character out of the way first: General James Ironwood. Personally, I did not care for Volume 8 Ironwood. However I cared about Volume 7 Ironwood. The difference between them was that Volume 7 Ironwood looked like a morally grey character. Volume 8 Ironwood is a straight up villain that we really aren’t supposed to like. In Volume 7, Ironwood had a heart. In Volume 8, he threw that heart away when he killed that Councilman in cold blood. Personally, I love morally grey characters. Characters that even the characters in the show don’t know what to think of them. Here’s some good news though, that’s my only character gripe! The main cast is good, the Happy Huntresses I grew to enjoy, the villains were great. I even enjoyed the Ace-Ops. The spirit inside the Relic of Creation, Ambrosius, is one of my favorite new characters. I love how his personality seems to be more lacks then Jinn.

The Fight Scenes

The fight scenes in the Volume were so well choreographed. To be honest, my favorite fight is a tie between Hazel vs Salem and Cinder and Neo vs Team RWBY and Penny. Hazel vs Salem was a fight scene where I knew the inevitable result, but I still cared and got invested into. I knew Hazel wouldn’t make it out alive, but I still hoped that it would give the team in the whale enough time to escape. It wasn’t a fight to win, but a fight to stall Salem enough, and I loved that. While the Cinder and Neo vs Team RWBY and Penny was flashy and I loved every minute of it.

The New Grimm

Ok, I’m going to say it, The Hound scares me. The Hound was strong, smart, fast, and overall just superior in every way except looks. Then there’s the Centaur, which has to be the ugliest Grimm and it spits acid and has scythe talons. I love these Grimm and I do not want them anywhere near me, my house or anyone I know. Rooster Teeth has been on the ball with Grimm designs ever since the first Beowolf showed up.

The Music

What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Jeff Williams and Casey Lee Williams ALWAYS have good songs for RWBY. There are songs that hype me up, songs that made cry, songs that STILL make me cry. Personally, I don’t think there is one song that they have written that I don’t like.

The Plot

This Volume was set over two days and those two days were stressful to watch. From Salem’s arrival to Ironwood getting ready to bomb Mantle. At no part was I NOT on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed every second of seeing the story unfold.

In Conclusion

Personally, if I was using a star system of rating, I’d give Volume 8: 4.5/5. For the most part, it was amazing, but there were a few things that I thought held it back.

Rider Week to Celebrate Kamen Rider 50th Anniversary

Greetings, geeks of all ages! April 2021 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Kamen Rider franchise. To celebrate, Team Rider and Toei Tokusatsu World Official will have a Rider Week event from April 3 to April 10. It will be an exciting week for any and all fans of Kamen Rider the world over. The entire week will feature many events, such as livestreams and movie premieres with special guest appearances. More details will be announced soon, though other projects have been teased as part of Rider Week.

New Projects to be Announced on Rider Week

Not too long after the announcement for Rider Week, Toei unveiled a teaser for three new projects. A new website has timers for all three projects. The timers are counting down to Saturday, April 3, which is the start of Rider Week. There is a lot of potential for what these new projects could be. For those unaware, the Kamen Rider series has manga series as well. The original Kamen Rider manga written by the creator himself, Shotaro Ishinomori, is officially available through Comixology. There is also the Kamen Rider SPIRITS manga, which has not seen official release outside of Japan yet. Currently, there is a manga tie-in series Kamen Rider W: Fuuto Detectives. Personally, I think an anime adaptation of any of the manga would be a great idea. Should they adapt SPIRITS, it would be a great way to introduce international viewers to the Showa Riders.

However, one of my biggest hopes for these projects is an official international release of some kind. Be it more officially subtitled releases for past series or simultaneous subtitled releases for current series. Another possible project could be a new English adaptation of Kamen Rider in the west. The last American adaptation of Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight, unfortunately did not do very well. While the show itself was of good quality, the marketing and the fact that the final few episodes did not air on television hurt its reception in the west. In any case, I’m looking forward to the official announcements of these projects on April 3rd.

In short, this coming Saturday, April 3rd, marks the start of Rider Week and a slew of events in celebration. Moreover, new projects are on the horizon with official announcements to start off the celebration. A truly exciting time to be a Rider fan. If you want to start collecting the merchandise, check out Team Kamen Rider over at Bluefin Brands. You can also purchase their merchandise through their partnered retailers listed on their site. Likewise, check out Toei Tokusatsu World Official over on YouTube to watch full episodes of different Tokusatsu series. They recently uploaded the Kamen Rider J and Kamen Rider ZO movies with official English subtitles. If this article is your introduction to the franchise, feel free to read my article on Tokusatsu and Kamen Rider here to learn more about it. That’s it from me, ciao~

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The Walking Dead Season Finale & AMC+

The Walking Dead Season Finale is here! You can catch up with all the seasons on AMC+ and watch the finale on April 1st.

“From award-winning series and popular movies, to essential horror, acclaimed comedies, true crime, and more – AMC+ is your destination for genre-defying storytelling, Ad Free and On Demand, with new shows and movies premiering every week.” –AMC+

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Monster Hunter Rise: Japanese Folklore and You

Greetings, geeks of all ages! With the release of Monster Hunter Rise drawing ever closer, let’s talk about the monsters new to this game. Specifically what these monsters are based off of.

Japan has a rich culture filled with many different myths and fables. As part of this, they have a myriad of legends about spirits and monsters known as yokai. Many of the new monsters introduced in Monster Hunter Rise take inspiration from these yokai. So let’s get right into it and go through what each one represents.

The Sickle Weasel

Monster Hunter Rise Great Izuchi
Trinity of Terror

The first monster we’ll be covering is the Great Izuchi. This monster is based on the kamaitachi, a yokai that rides in on dust devils and cuts people up as they fly past. It is traditionally depicted as a weasel with sickle-like hands or limbs. The name itself seems to be a corruption of kamae tachi, or stance sword.

The Parasol Ghost

Monster Hunter Rise Aknosom
Feathered Frenzy

Next, we’ll talk about the inspiration for the Aknosom. This Bird Wyvern is Monster Hunter Rise’s version of the kasa-obake, or the parasol ghost. Kasa-obake normally jump along on one leg, two arms, and a large single eye, though some depictions show it with two legs. The parasol-like appearance of the Aknosom is more apparent in its icon art. While the parasol ghost is a very well known yokai in Japanese folklore, it is speculated that the kasa-obake was made up by storytellers who were asked to talk about lesser known yokai.

The River Child

Monster Hunter Rise Tetranadon
Amphibious Wrestler

Our next contender is the sumo wrestling platypus, the Tetranadon. This chonky boy is based on a kappa. Kappa are amphibious creatures with turtle-like shells and a water dish on top of its head. They are a mischievous bunch that inhabit many rivers and ponds around Japan. Tetranadon, much like the kappa depicted in stories, fights using sumo wrestling techniques.

The Mermaid

Monster Hunter Rise Somnacanth
Soporific Siren

Next up, we have the Leviathan Monster, Somnacanth. The ningyo is the basis for this monster. This yokai is known for having a monkey-like mouth with small teeth and shiny golden fish scales. Catching a ningyo is said to bring storms and misfortune. If one washes up on shore, it is an omen of war and calamity.

The Heavenly Sentinel

Bishaten
Frenetic Ascetic

Up next is the wild and frantic Fanged Beast, Bishaten. This hyperactive monster is based on a tengu. Some people believe tengu to be yokai, while others believe they are Shinto deities. In either case, these creatures are humanoids with bird-like features that command the skies. In Buddhist belief, tengu were disruptive demons and harbingers of war, though this belief has waned over the years. While still seen as violent and troublesome, tengu are now seen as protectors of forests and mountains.

The Boogeyman

Goss Harag
The Limb Reaper

Here we have the monstrous Goss Harag. This chilling fiend is based on the namahage, demons wearing oni masks and straw capes. Wielding kitchen knives and hand pails, the namahage go from house to house punishing lazy people. The name comes from the phrase “なもみコ剝げたかよ” (namomi kohagetaka yo) or “Have your blisters peeled yet?”. This comes from the fact that people who did nothing but sit by the fire got heat rashes or blisters from the overexposure to the fire. Nowadays, the namahage is similar to the boogeyman, punishing children that are lazy or don’t behave properly.

The Muddy Rice Field Spirit

Almudron
Hermit of the Swamp

Next up is the muddy Leviathan, Almudron. This fierce beast draws inspiration from the dorotabo, a mud spirit that emerges from rice paddies. Traditionally represented as muddy old men with three fingers and one eye, these vengeful spirits rise up to punish the men neglecting their rice paddies. The appearance of the Almudron itself borrows many traits from traditional Chinese dragons. However, it’s possible that its physical appearance is based on the onamazu, or giant catfish. Another yokai pertaining to the earth, this yokai is responsible for causing the earthquakes around Japan.

The Entangling Bride

Rakna-Kadaki
Wandering Widow

Here we have the torrid Temnoceran, Rakna-Kadaki. This arachnid draws inspiration from the jorogumo, a yokai that shape shifts into a beautiful bride to lure in would-be prey. Some depictions show the jorogumo as a spider woman that controls smaller fire-breathing spiders. Monster Hunter Rise incorporates this by having the Rakna-Kadaki accompanied by smaller spider companions. In Japan, its name is Yatsukadaki, a corruption of the name yatsukahagi, an alternate name for the tsuchigumo. Another spider yokai, these giant earth spiders live in mountainous regions and claim them as their territory.

The Possessed Suit of Armor

Magnamalo
Wyvern of Malice

Last, but certainly not least, is the flagship monster for Monster Hunter Rise, Magnamalo. Unlike the other new monsters introduced in Rise, Magnamalo himself is not based on a yokai. Instead, he is based on the idea of a suit of samurai armor possessed by a lingering spirit. The idea of possessed armor appears in many different media. Bishamon from the Darkstalkers series is based on the same idea. His explosive flames resemble onibi or hitodama, otherwise known as will-o’-wisps. Interestingly enough, its antler-like horns and spear-like tail evoke the image of the legendary Samurai, Honda Heihachiro Tadakatsu. A warrior renowned for his fighting prowess, he was most well known as “the Warrior who Surpassed Death Itself”. His preferred weapon, the Tonbogiri (Dragonfly Cutter), is one of Japan’s national treasures.

The demo for Rise has been updated with a hunt for Magnamalo. Gather your friends and face down this fearsome fiend that fires fierce flames against frightened foes. Will you fell this ferocious fighter, or will this furious fanged beast flatten you instead? Look forward to the fight and rise up, fellow hunters! The game comes out on March 26th, hope to see you around when it releases. Ciao~!

New Life Is Strange Game Announced

On March 18th, fans of the Life is Strange series were treated to the reveal of the new entry into the series: Life is Strange: True Colors. Developed once again by Dontnod Entertainment, Deck Nine, Feral Entertainment, and published by Square Enix, Life is Strange: True Colors follows the story of Alex Chen as she reunites with her brother in the small town of Haven Springs and meets its charming residents. As tragedy strikes, however, it turns out that not everything is as it seems as she looks beneath the surface. Fortunately, Alex has a few hidden tricks up her sleeve. Like the other games in the series, our protagonist has a special ability to help her solve these mysteries. Instead of control over time and telekinesis, however, Alex has what is basically a superpower form of empathy. Basically, she can sense/see what anyone is feeling and each emotion is represented by a colored aura (as the game’s title suggests); she can even reach in and find the connections to said emotions. Unfortunately, there are times where it becomes too overpowering, and she loses control (a big example of this is when she is shown shattering the windows in the game’s trailer). With this power, and a new friend or two by her side, Alex will do whatever it takes to find the truth and may end up uncovering the town’s secrets. Like the previous titles, the game will be a five-chapter episodic adventure, so there will be some crazy cliff-hangers.

Video from the official Life is Strange YouTube channel.

While I’ve never played any of the Life is Strange games, I’m hoping that, by playing True Colors, I won’t be confused by certain scenarios and if any returning characters find their way into the game. What I love so far (from what I’m seeing) are the character designs and the overall look of the environment. This game is simply gorgeous and I can’t wait to get the chance to play it. The only part of the game that I’m nervous about is, from what I’ve heard, certain choices I make will affect what happens in the story and the relationships Alex will have with different characters. I can already tell that there are going to be some painfully difficult decisions that will haunt me for the rest of my life. I’m also excited about what the soundtrack is going to be like since that’s one big part that I pay attention to in any game. For those that are also looking forward to this new game, Life is Strange: True Colors is currently available for pre-order and is scheduled for a September 10th release date. The game will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox X/S, Xbox One, Steam, and Stadia. Along with the standard edition, there will be a digital-only deluxe and ultimate edition that will contain exclusive content. This content includes an episode called Wavelengths, which focuses on a specific character and the remastered versions of the first Life Is Strange game and Life is Strange: Before the Storm. However, right now the official Life is Strange shows that every version of True Colors will include all of the exclusive content (which is most likely and hopefully just a typo on their part). All-in-all, I can’t wait for this game to come out so that I can experience the story and see which way I, as the player, will make it go.

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Pacific Rim: The Black Review

The world of Pacific Rim expands as the franchise makes a jump from the big screen to anime in Netflix’s original animated series Pacific Rim: The Black. Just like the films, the anime series also follows the fight for humanity as they fight against colossal monsters from another world called Kaiju using big mecha soldiers called Jaegers. The story focuses mainly on two siblings as they wander among a barren wasteland in order to find out what happened to their parents after leaving them behind to find help over five years before the series starts.

The Black takes place sometime after Pacific Rim: Uprising as it takes the action to Australia, where most of the Kaiju have invaded. Siblings Taylor and Hayley live in isolation among a community just surviving while waiting for their parents to return after venturing off with a Jaeger to find help. Five years later, they never came back and it seems all hope is lost. However, Hayley stumbles upon a Jaeger beneath the grounds of their safe haven, giving her and Taylor a fighting chance to find out what happened to their parents. Their journey begins as they discover the world beyond their home as they discover more Kaiju and what’s left of civilization.

The good thing about this show is that it doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of life and death. We see characters die early on in the series, usually in gory fashion. In a world where giant monsters exist, heroism is hard to come by, and sometimes there no room for it when it comes down to survival. It is one of the harsh lessons that the siblings must learn when they venture out on their own after a Kaiju destroys their community. The Black shines when it grasps on the more mature themes and the price for living in a dangerous world such as theirs. We get to see some amazing Jaegar action fighting against the Kaijus, but it doesn’t always work for the inexperienced.

The first season does a great job expanding on Pacific Rim with new information on the war that we got to see briefly in the first two films. Viewers get to learn more about the Drift, a technique used to link the minds of pilots in order to control the Jaegers. We get to see the benefits as well as the dangers that come with linking two minds together. We also see Kaiju that we’ve never seen before, even if we kind of has to stretch our beliefs in certain areas like ones that can be artificially made. It seems like the writers are trying to give us something new rather than show us a lot of the robot-versus-monster fights that we have seen in the films.

The only problem comes into the second half of the season when The Black kind of goes off-track by focusing on another human settlement that Taylor and Hayley discover. When we see these other characters enter the picture, we don’t get to see enough of them. It keeps our heroes away from the Jaeger a lot more than it should. Despite giving us some time to get to know these characters outside the mech, it seems like the time wasn’t well spent on them. We learn a lot about Taylor and Hayley throughout the season, but we don’t get to learn much about the other people who show up in their lives like the assassin Mai or her hard-boiled boss Shane.

Structure and writing aside, the animation looks top-notch, to say the least. Each of the designs with the characters, Jaeger, and even the Kaiju look great. The show blends the 3D-style animation with traditional anime, which is what most of the Netflix shows are going for these days. They look pretty well in stills, but they can look a little dicey at times when it comes to movements. The Drift sequences give a better understanding of what the pilots go through when their minds are linked together. Sometimes the action can be a little choppy, where oftentimes it kind of takes you out of some battle scenes. 

Pacific Rim: The Black brings us back to the franchise while expanding on the world of Kaijus and Jaegers. With every new idea presented in the series, it does get messy in dialogue as well as its pacing. It brings in more of a darker tone and less of the humor and goofiness that the first two films brought. While the movies focused a lot on the spectacles of giant machines fighting monsters, the anime series brings a cohesive story into view. Even though the story needs some polishing, the visuals, and the fights are just about sufficient to keep you entertained during its first season. 

Pacific Rim: The Black is now streaming on Netflix.

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Radiant Black Review – Comic Book Review

#imagecomics #superhero #sciencefiction

Watch out world, a new hero is on the rise as Image Comics brings Radiant Black. Science fiction and the superhero origin flourish creating a strong addition to the roster of comic book superheroes. 

The story follows the life of failed novelist Nathan Burnett as his life is transformed into something extraordinary. Kyle Higgins writes a comic book filled with defeat, discovery, and new found purpose. 

When Nathan moves back in with his parents he discovers a source of power with scientific origin. The mystery behind the black sphere and its capabilities remain unknown. Once the black sphere combines with Nathan’s body a surge of superhuman feats unlock with the ability to fly, telekinesis, and so much more to be discovered.  

Artist Marcelo Costa creates beautiful imagery with simple line work, sharp outlines, and vibrant color. The characters have basic details but proper expressions in developing emotion. Backgrounds and objects are given more detail to inflict importance to the surroundings and interactions between scenes. 

The comic book has powerful color tones that amplify the visuals upon each page. A style that appears like fluent markers with a hint of water color creating light fades and reflection. Near the end of the issue sharp hues of black, blue, and red capture the eyes of the reader. All three colors harness the time of day, display of superpowers, and mood of the scenario. 

Image Comics will continue to push Nathan in this ongoing series within the superhero genre. A cliffhanger leaves the reader wanting more as a new threat emerges with similar powers to Nathan but used in a more sinister manner. Discover new abilities and enemies as the power grows stronger in Radiant Black. The series is for people who love superhero stories, science fiction, and redemption. 

Dempsey Blackmon is a staff writer at All Ages of Geek. You can follow him on Twitter @dempesy_sb17 & Instagram @dempseyblackmon

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Space Jam: A New Legacy, A Sequel To A Classic

On paper, the original Space Jam sounds like a fever dream. Aliens want to kidnap Looney Tunes characters for an amusement park ride, Bugs Bunny challenges them to a basketball game. If the Looney Tunes win, the Aliens will leave empty handed, if the Aliens win the Looney Tunes will be taken away. Aliens steal the talent of professional basketball players, and the Looney Tunes gets Michael Jorden to help them.

Space Jam was an interesting movie to me. Personally, I am not a big fan of basketball fan, however I loved this movie. This was a type of movie where I could sit back and not question the plot. Is the plot ridiculous? Yes. Is it a great comedy movie? Also yes. It is Aliens vs Looney Tunes with Michael Jordan, what do you expect?

Now, twenty-four years later, we have Space Jam: A New Legacy a sequel to Space Jam will be released on July 16th of this year. The plot of it goes as such: “NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes for this long-awaited sequel.”

Now, what I hope for this movie is that it does not take itself seriously at all. I hope that there are plenty of slapstick and jokes. What I don’t want, is it trying to be a carbon copy of the original one. I am pretty sure that this will not happen. My reasoning? It’s title. It is a new legacy. Fingers crossed that it does stick to the title.

Immenz eSports Meets VoxPop Games

Geeks! We have some exciting news from our friends at VoxPop Games! They now have a new Esports Indie Competitive Stream Team! Read more below:

Who Is VoxPop Games

As you may have read in a previous blog post, VoxPop Games is a Peer to Peer game distribution and development site that strives to strengthen all sides of the gaming community.

Every piece of the puzzle is supported; content creators, game developers, streamers and their communities, and the consumers as a whole.

The platform allows for the easy distribution of Indie games for smaller developers and their teams, creating a solid foundation for their work to reach a much larger audience. While some game services may occasionally feature one or two indie games, VoxPop strives to dedicate an entire platform to these independent developers and their creations.

Now, games need players and communities to embrace them and amazingly VoxPop is already several steps ahead regarding this as well. Not only does the platform have its own Discord that is consistently growing, but VoxPop creates partnerships with streamers to allow for these games to reach larger and larger audiences, and create a tighter knit community that is in love with the work that these Indie developers have created.

Immenz eSports Meets VoxPop Games

As an organisation, we love the gaming ecosystems that raised many of us into the people that we are now; whether the games be competitive, casual, singleplayer, or multiplayer, each member of our organisation and community can trace back some of their fondest memories to the games they played as they grew up.

VoxPop games share this same passion, as is very evident from their platform as a whole, their support of the gaming community, and their mission statement. This became even more apparent to our Organisation when two of our own streamers partnered with VoxPop.

The two streamers, L1L F3LL4 and Hankthehippy, were both incredibly pleased with their experience. They felt that VoxPop truly cared for the creators and community that they worked with, and wanted nothing more than to continue their mission to spread positivity, and love for both games and the gaming community.

“We are beyond excited for this foray into eSports,” said VoxPop CEO, Charles Yu. “LilFella and HankTheHippy are two of the most dedicated and exciting Streamers  I know.”

As these two shared their experience, we were certain that VoxPop games was a community and company that shared our passions and our drive to move the gaming world forward for all involved.

“We cannot wait to usher in a new era of Competitive Esports Play Events for Independent Gaming found on the VoxPop Platform, with IMMENZ Esports, VoxPop Games will be at the forefront of all things new and trending, we will be the standard bearers for setting the Indie Trends, said VoxPop COO, Marc Anthony Rodriguez.  With a new dawn in competitive retro gaming, bringing the feeling of being in an arcade makes perfect sense, IMMENZ Esports is the route and VoxPop is the Voice for the People!!

The members of the indie competitive stream team and staff at Immenz Esports are excited to join this new venture with VoxPop Games into a exciting genre of Esports competitive gaming!

“I think that indie games are highly underrated and looked over. These are communities of people who are true gamers trying to make their passions a reality and this partnership with Immenz will bring to the front some amazing games offered by Voxpopgames!” – Outbreak, Co-owner of Immenz Esports

“I’m excited” – iiDeadRoses in reference to the brand extension that will expand her library of games to include indie games that are made with care and compassion putting the gamer first.

“I’m so hyped for Horror Story Hollow seed” – GringoxJr

“Really excited about this partnership, it just makes sense!” – L1L_F3LL4

“I love love love the variety of indie games that VoxPop Games offers, this collaboration with Immenz is going to make for some amazing and hilarious content.” – Hankthehippy

The Partnership Moving Forward

Immenz eSport’s partnership with VoxPop Games will strive to continue the mission of VoxPop as a whole utilizing our stream team as a powerful platform to further increase the community exposure of the wonderful games the Indie developers partnered with VoxPop are creating.

Among the stream team’s members, we will be creating a tier of content creators that are the perfect fit for increasing the exposure of the VoxPop community.

These streamers are as follows; L1L F3LL4, Hankthehippy, NaomiBro, iiDeadRoses, and GringoxJR. With L1L F3LL4 as the captain, and Hankthehippy as his co-lead, these members of our stream team will be forming a new tier of the team, working together with VoxPop Games and expanding the communities exposed to the hard work of the VoxPop developers.

At Immenz Esports, we have no greater passions than those for gaming, community and positivity, and with this partnership we hope to continue in our mission to grow these passions and spread them to many more people with the hope of creating a large and loving community.

For more information regarding VoxPop Games, please look over at the tab dedicated to their work on our site. Also, make sure to visit their site and consider joining their discord as well, together we can all continue to spread positivity and passion in the gaming community.

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Tatiana Stec is the Co-Founder and Creative Director at All Ages of Geek. You can follow her on Twitter @Tatiana_Stec

Kamen Rider Saber and Zero-One Movies Releasing in April

Greetings, geeks of all ages! Exciting news for fans of Kamen Rider Saber and Zero-One. We finally have a date for the official Blu-Ray/DVD release of the Winter Movies. After the theatrical release on December 20th, the Blu-Ray/DVD Collection will be released on April 21st.

Kamen Rider Zero-One: REAL X TIME

Kamen Rider Zero-One Movie Poster

Synopsis

“If God created the world in 6 days, then I will destroy it in 60 minutes and create paradise.” A sudden, large-scale, global terrorist attack begins when the mysterious S, Kamen Rider Eden, appears with thousands of supporters at his side. As the world around them falls into chaos, Aruto Hiden stands up against S. Together with Isamu Fuwa, Yua Yaiba, and their allies, they transform into Kamen Riders to fight the enemy while uncovering the truth behind the incident. Who is the unbelievably powerful S? What is the paradise that he is trying to create? Overcome the boundary between humans and AI and save the world in 60 minutes!

Runtime: 80 minutes

Cast

Aruto Hiden/Kamen Rider Zero-One: Fumiya Takahashi
Isamu Fuwa/Kamen Rider Vulcan: Ryutaro Okada
Is/As: Noa Tsurushima
Yua Yaiba/Kamen Rider Valkyrie: Hiroe Igeta
Jin/Kamen Rider Jin: Daisuke Nakagawa
Horobi/Kamen Rider Horobi: Shuya Sunagawa
Gai Amatsu/Kamen Rider Thouser: Nachi Sakuragi
Ikazuchi: Daichi Yamaguchi
Naki: Satsuki Nakayama
Jun Fukuzoe: Kazuya Kojima

S/Kamen Rider Eden: Hideaki Ito
Bell/Kamen Rider Abaddon: Seiji Fukushi
Akane: Hirona Yamazaki
Moore/Kamen Rider Abaddon: Mei Hata
Lugo/Kamen Rider Abaddon: Yu Koyama
Buga/Kamen Rider Abaddon: Hirooki Goto
Makio Nodachi: Akira 100%

Kamen Rider Saber: The Phoenix Swordsman and the Book of Ruin

Kamen Rider Saber Movie Poster

Synopsis

The sealed Book of Ruin is unleashed by the mysterious Immortal Swordsman. As darkness flows out of the book, the Real World and the Wonder World are swallowed up and at risk of destruction. Touma, alongside the members of the Sword of Logos, must fight the Immortal Swordsman and stop the crisis. What will befall Touma and the world as the end draws near?

Runtime: 22 minutes

Cast

Touma Kamiyama/Kamen Rider Saber: Shuichiro Naito
Rintaro Shindo/Kamen Rider Blades: Takaya Yamaguchi
Mei Sudo: Asuka Kawazu
Kento Fukamiya/Kamen Rider Espada: Ryo Aoki
Ryo Ogami/Kamen Rider Buster: Yuki Ikushima
Ren Akamichi/Kamen Rider Kenzan: Eiji Togashi
Tetsuo Daishinji/Kamen Rider Slash: Hiroaki Oka
Tassel: Les Romanesque TOBI

Bacht/Kamen Rider Falchion: Masashi Taniguchi

With the official release of the movies coming soon, I’m looking forward to the chance to finally see them. As I don’t live in Japan, I did not have the opportunity to see it in theaters. Thankfully, with the home release a mere month away, it won’t be too much longer before I can. Kamen Rider Zero-One is one of my favorite seasons, and the movie looks to be an excellent conclusion to the story of the series. As for Kamen Rider Saber, while it started out rough, the show has become better as it entered its second arc. Hopefully the show can keep up the pace and deliver a great story with amazing action.

That’s it from me, ciao~!