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Shawn Wasabi is Back with “Spicy Boyfriend”

If you read our prior post on Shawn Wasabi you would already know that we are big fans of his work as well as other artists like him. His rhythm on the Midi Fighter 64 is not a skill that a lot of artists have. Which is why some of us flock to his work and watch his YouTube channel like a hawk. After what has felt like forever (since Burnt Rice which was released in 2015) we have been finally graced with a new full track and video to accompany it. Check it out below, called “SPICY BOYFRIEND”. And in the last hour he has released a quick preview of...


Bokksu January 2017 Unboxing and Review

A new year, a new year of snack boxes from Bokksu! Fortunately for subscribers, Bokksu is kicking the year off with a really solid box. The theme for January 2017 box is “Maru”, which translates to “circle” in Japan. Maru is associated with “goodness” in Japan, so Bokksu decided to ship a box full of goodness straight to us. In case video reviews are more your speed, you can check out our video review on the BentoByte YouTube channel. All that being said, let’s dive in! The Natural Yeast Bread Hokkaido Cream is about as much of a mouth-full as the name of the snack. This pastry roll was absolutely...


Aooni The Animation Trailer Released

Good news for fans of horror series out there. The upcoming feature film adaption of AoOni (which translates Blue Demon) put out a new trailer today, which you can view below: The feature film will follow an original story line that borrows themes from the source material. And by themes, I mean the basic premise seems to be the same; a bunch of students (and a teacher) get trapped in a close quarters situation with a murderous, strangely-shaped blue monster that’s trying to kill them all. AoOni is something of an internet success story. What began as a freeware horror game available to all on the internet has grown in popularity to the...


Kuroko no Basket: Last Game Trailer Released [WATCH]

On the Kurosabe anime YouTube page came the very first preview of the upcoming addition in the Kuroko no Basket series, Kuroko no Basket: Final Game. This film is expected to air on March 18th, 2017. Prior to the basketball anime becoming incredibly popular amongst sports fans, it originally debuted in 2008 as a manga. The manga series ran until 2014, had 30 volumes in total, and is written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The anime itself did not debut until 2012 and only just recently ended with a grand total of 75 episodes (3 seasons). The movie, Kuroko no Basket: Final Game is to be produced by studio Production IG (FLCL, Ghost in the Shell,...


Sentai Filmworks Acquires Ajin: Demi-Human

Today, Sentai Filmworks announced that they have acquired the distribution rights for the hit Netflix series, Ajin: Demi-Human. This means that Sentai Filmworks will be bringing you Ajin: Demit-Human on DVD and Blu-Ray. So be on the lookout for the show to appear on shelves and across select digital media outlets as it will have exclusive extras that are only available with this release. That being said, it has yet to be mentioned whether this includes both seasons or merely season 1. Animated by Polygon Pictures, written by Gamon Sakurai, directed by Hiroyuki Seshita and Hiroaki Andō, Ajin: Demi-Human started as a manga back in 2012. The series is currently streaming on Netflix and has 26 episodes....


December 2016 Bokksu Review

Gotta say, I’m a big fan of the kind people over at Bokksu. They’ve sent us yet another of their Japanese sweets boxes, this one being the December 2016 box. As we’ve mentioned before, Bokksu is a little different in that the focus of the box is to send you sweets and treats from specific regions in Japan. Less focus on what you may find anywhere in the country, more Mom & Pop sweet shop sorts of snacks. So without further delay, let’s jump on in to the review. One more small delay though. I have to mention this every time we get a box from Bokksu; the box and...


Top 5 Sports Anime of 2016

Now everyone knows that 2016 was a incredibly strong year for sports anime. Which is why this list was very difficult to compile. After many arguments, a few broken friendships, some tallying, further dispute, and blood, sweat, and tears we finally came to a decision. So without further ado (buckle up everyone), here at number five we have: 5. Yuri on Ice Now I know what you are thinking, “NUMBER 5?? HOW COULD YOU? YOU F**KING MONSTERS! F**K YOU GUYS!” *Clicks unsubscribe* Now now, hear me out. Yuri on Ice was excellent but it just didn’t bring as much heat as we would have desired to see in a sports anime, unlike...


Ariana Grande Joins the Cast of Final Fantasy Brave Exvius

In a press release today it was revealed that Ariana Grande (of all people) will be joining the ranks of characters in the Final Fantasy installment, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. For those who have not heard of it before, Final Fantasy Brave Exvius is a free-to-play mobile game that originally debuted (worldwide) in June of 2016.  Ariana herself has stated, “it is an honor for my Pixel Art character and my music to be included in the new “Final Fantasy Brave Exvius” game, a mainstay in the Japanese pop culture, which I absolutely adore.” As an added result, Ariana Grande’s song “Touch It” will be making an appearance in the game. Not the actual...


Gintama 2017 to Stream on Crunchyroll

A lo! A new year comes along with a anime season! With the Winter 2017 anime season ready to kick off, it’s time to get a bunch of announcements about what is going to be streaming on which service. While the list is nowhere near divided as it used to be since Crunchyroll and FUNimation have become BFFs, it merits a review. In a not so surprising announcement, Crunchyroll has confirmed that it will be streaming the newest season of Gintama. The new season is being called Gintama 2017 since there are so many seasons of the series at this point. Slated to air as part of Crunchyroll’s Winter 2017 line up, the series will premiere...


New Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul Preview Released

Yesterday, a new preview for the upcoming second season of Rage of Bahamut (otherwise known as Shingeki no Bahamut) was released. It was also revealed that the new season, dubbed Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul, is expected to air in April of 2017. Check out the second preview below: Animated by studio MAPPA, the first season, called Rage of Bahamut: Genesis originally aired back during the Fall 2014 anime season. The show had twelve episodes and was one of the more visually stunning shows at the time. Which is why the second season is really going to continue this trend of great story telling and equally impressive visuals. Below is a link to the original announcement of season...


Welcome to the Ballroom Anime Adaptation Announced

On the cover of the February copy of Kodansha’s Monthly Shonen Magazine will reveal that there will be an anime adaptation of the hit manga, Welcome to the Ballroom.  Welcome to the Ballroom is a manga series illustrated and written by Tomo Takeuchi. The Welcome to the Ballroom series started back in 2011, is released in Monthly Shonen Magazine, currently has 8 volumes available, and is published in North America by Kondansha. Kodansha describes Welcome to the Ballroom as: Feckless high school student Tatara Fujita wants to be good at something—anything. Unfortunately, he’s about as average as a slouchy teen can be. The local bullies know this and make it a habit to hit him up for cash,...


Ajin: Demi-Human Season 2 Goes Live on Netflix

For fans of the Netflix original series Ajin: Demi-Human, then today is your day. The second season has officially started streaming on Netflix. Although the series already started airing in Japan on October 8th, it is now available in its entirety. So buckle down, and get ready to binge this evening for the fallout that is the continuation of the events of season 1. Ajin: Demi-Human originally made its debut as a manga series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai back in 2012. Currently there are 8 volumes published (Vertical Inc. is the English publisher), and the series is still ongoing. The first season debuted in January of 2016 (only to air in...


Hikaru Utada to Return for Kingdom Hearts III Theme

If you’ve played through the main entries in the Kingdom Hearts series. then you know that Hikaru Utada is a big part of the games. Her music has been featured throughout the series, but majority of the games outside of Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II use remixes of the music from those games. It’s a bit of a tradition. If you’ve seen Rogue One recently, then it’s an apt comparison to say that it’s similar to the way Disney is handling the Star Wars franchise. Hikaru Utada is a bit like the crawl and a John Williams score for Kingdom Hearts, which is to say that when Hikaru Utada gets...


Naruto Live-Action Movie Production Announced

In what will surely join the ranks of terrible anime to film adaptations (*cough* Dragonball: Evolution *cough*), it was announced that the production for the adaptation of Naruto has begun. At the stage event Jump Festa on Saturday the 17th came the confirmation that Michael Gracey (alongside Lionsgate studio and creator Masashi Kishimoto) will be heading the production for Naruto.  The public has yet to see a full length film come from Michael Gracey, as his current movie, The Greatest Showman, is not expected to be released until 2017. The announcement also confirmed some of the staff that will be joining the production. This includes that the screenwriters will be Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath (known for...