Author Archives: Patrick Moore

The Tamago Poster – Your Guide to the Various Uses of the Egg

Occasionally we receive requests from various kickstarters to feature products. To be honest, most of the time we ignore them. However, on the very few occasions one does pique our interest we feel the need to mention something about it. A while back we introduced Fanny Chu, a foodie based in California who is currently on a quest to find the best food within Asian culture and to educate everyone in a fun and visual manner. She has compiled and designed several posters (which have all been successful on Kickstarter) that highlight these various foods and classifications. Of the ones we have seen, she has done one on where she thinks the...


Starfest 2017 Cosplay Album #2

Starfest is a brilliant place filled with tons of wonderful folks all collectively jazzed to geek out over each other’s outfits. Below is our second collection of people we met while attending the annual event down in Denver’s tech center. And there we have it folks! We will be coming out with a list of our top cosplays from Starfest either later today or tomorrow so stay tuned!


Starfest 2017 Cosplay Album #1

Every year we attend Denver’s annual Starfest. And with it comes a different type of cosplay community that we don’t run in to while at anime cons. So without further ado, here are the first round of photos we have processed! Well that is it for this round. Tune in and we will be doing another collection either within a few hours or the next day! And if you are a cosplayer and want a higher res copy of the image feel free to shoot us an email over at our contact page!


Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Anime Staff Announced

The official website for the upcoming anime adaptation of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e updated today with the announcement of their main staff: As you can see from the image from their Twitter above, the staff announcements are: Role of directors will be filled by Seiji Kishi (known for Arpeggio of Blue Steel and various Danganronpa films) and Hiroyuki Hashimoto (known for Angel Beats! and Accel World) The series composition is being handled by Aoi Akashiro (known for Fuuka) The character design will be done by Kazuaki Morita (Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Assassination Classroom) Animation will be done by Studio Lerche Finally, production will be handled by the Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Production...


Blame! Master Edition Volume 3 Review

Compared to Nihei’s Knights of Sidonia series, Blame! is on a completely different level. The best way I could describe Blame! would be to call it Knights of Sidonia‘s visceral older brother. If all the death and destruction that was brought about in that series was up your alley, then Blame! volume 3 is going to take that one step further. This volume continued the blood soaked path that our protagonists have experienced up until this point. It isn’t quite on the same level as something like Berserk but it still maintains it’s high level of violence throughout the entire book. Despite the story in volume two, volume three took things in an interesting direction with the concept of time dilation and...


Blame! Master Edition Volume 2 Review

Before we start anything out, we are going to mention some things about the Master Edition of Blame!. This master edition of the series is certainly that: a masterful rendition of the popular manga. It is heavy, the color and feel of the large book is incredible. If you are a collector of special editions of books, then this certainly needs to be added to your collection (unless you aren’t into science fiction violence). Now that we’ve covered that, let’s dive into the actual meat and bones of the manga. I know I shouldn’t have to put this in here but, this review contains spoilers for the first and second volume of the manga. You...


Arby’s is Killing the Anime Marketing Game

Now we can’t tell whether or not there is one really bored dude, a huge fan, or both. Either way, the sandwich fast food joint Arby’s has been killing it at their marketing recently. You may remember Arby’s notoriety pop up via the Nihilist Arby’s twitter a while back. Well now it appears we have a huge anime fan is a part of their creative team. It appears that Arby’s is back on the notoriety train. Over the past year they have launched several marketing images on their Facebook page that can be seen below (most recent of which has involved JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure): And to finish it off, with my...


We Watched Ghost in the Shell (2017) So You Don’t Have To

After much deliberation and discussions between the other writers and friends, we have finally come to a conclusion about how to feel about the new American version of Ghost in the Shell. Before reading on I should warn you that this review contains major spoilers to the film. But if you’re alright with that, then proceed on. And if you haven’t seen the 1995 film of the same name then what the hell are you doing here, stop, and do yourself a favor and go watch the original. First things first, this review isn’t going to put the movie in a positive light. Overall, I would give the movie around a 50%....


New Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer Released

Today on the official website for the upcoming live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie came the release of a new trailer. This trailer gives us just a peek at the forbidden transmutation circle that notoriously sets the events of Fullmetal Alchemist into motion. With a bit more insight into the CG that is being employed I’ll hold my breath on the quality of the movie. Only time will tell as to whether or not this will be an alright adaptation for the beloved series. Below is a the announcement tweet: UPDATE A second trailer (essentially a mirror of the very first one) has been released as well. This one has some very subtle differences...


The Cosplayers of Colorado Anime Fest 2017 Album 2

We’re back! This time around we have a bit shorter of an album. As with most of our albums, if you are one of the cosplayers and would like a high res copy of any of the images (sorry the ones on our site have a 8 MB limit) then reach out to us across social media or through our contact us page. And as always, great work everyone! We had a wonderful time meeting everyone in the cosplay community at COAF 2017. Cosplay is a fun and exciting community that we are always so happy to be a part of. So without further ado, here is another album: Stay awesome...


The Cosplayers of Colorado Anime Fest 2017 Album 1

Over the course of three days while at the annual Colorado Anime Fest, we met some great cosplayers. There are going to be a few shots here and there as repeats (some are from the same shoots).  There will be three batches of posts (as there will be one from each photographer). So stay turned for the others! The first group of shots were done by Nigel Wang a professional photographer that runs his own photography service outside of BentoByte. So give it a look here and be sure to follow him on Facebook. In the meantime see his shots below: Stick around for our other two albums of cosplayers...


Colorado Anime Fest 2017 Cosplay Recap

This weekend the BentoByte crew attended the (recently) annual Colorado Anime Fest. While we are running around getting our cosplay photos and interviews edited, we had our crew put together a little showcase of some of the cosplayers that we met while there. Check them out below! While we realize this isn’t everyone who was in attendance at the fest, this was a quick preview of some of the awesome people from two of the days we were there. Stay turned for more cosplay in the future. Over the next week (or so), we will be bringing you cosplay photos and video interviews!


Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist December 1st Date Revealed

Today, the official website for the upcoming live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie has announced the release date. The film will hit Japanese theaters on December first of this year. Alongside the release day announcement, the website also featured a new visual featuring Alphonse Elric that you can see below: So far the quality of work done on Alphonse seems pretty solid. However, with the trailer that was released earlier this year (included below), we aren’t sure how this will actually turn out. With luck, it won’t be another live-action Attack on Titan.


BLAME! Anime Air Date, Preview, and Visual Released

Today on the official BLAME! anime twitter account came two new interesting pieces of info; the first being a stellar looking main visual, and the second being the official release date. The anime is set to air (worldwide) on May 20th, 2017. This means that BLAME! will join the ever increasing ranks of anime featured on the Netflix streaming service. Also released today came a preview that can be seen below: BLAME! is originated as a manga that started in 1998. It was written and drawn by Tsutomu Nihei (known for his brilliant science fiction abilities with Knights of Sidonia), the series ran from 1998-2003 with a total of 10 volumes. This upcoming anime feature...


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...