Jason Young

Jason Young

Former staff editor, occasional contributor to The-O Network. Part athlete, part avid gamer, 100% otaku certified.  

Crunchyroll Launches Streaming Anime And Asian Drama App On PS3 stars

crunchyrollStarting today, Crunchyroll owners will be able to start enjoying their anime and Asian dramas on their PlayStation 3s the same day as on their PCs as part of the company's effort to extend their services. Other devices and applications where their services can be viewed includes the free iPad and iPhone application, the Android application, Amazon Kindle Fire, Windows Phone, Google TV, Roku, Boxee, Vizio VIA, and WD TV Live.


No Japanese Audio on Persona 4 the Animation Blu-ray Release stars


Earlier today, North American anime distributor Sentai Filmworks informed press outlets that their upcoming release of Persona 4 The Animation on Blu-ray will not include the original Japanese audio dub lowering their original MSRP from $69.98 to $59.98. Fans of the series who still want to hear the Japanese dub will have to settle for the DVD version which will include both tracks in addition to Japanese episode commentary. The English version will feature the original voice actors from the PlayStation 2 title including Yuri Lowenthal and Michelle Ann Dunphy.

FUNimation Entertainment Announces Multiple Acquisitions at Otakon


Over the weekend, FUNimation announced a huge number of acquisitions including the rights to distribute AICSPIRITS' Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar, Space Battleship Yamato Resurrection, Fairy Tail Season 2, Fairy Tail the Movie, Aquarion Evol, the classic cult science fiction film Akira, One Peace Season 5,  and the One Piece Film at Otakon 2012.

Tamiyasu Tomoe (民安 ともえ) Interview @ Anime Expo 2012 stars

This year MangaGamer brought acclaimed eroge voice actress Tamiyasu Tomoe with them to Anime Expo 2012 as an industry guest. Tamiyasu's extensive resume includes her role as Yayoi in OVERDRIVE's Deardrops and as Rin/Riki/Sasasegawa in KEY's Little Busters!. Tomoe was gracious enough to sit down with our resident staffers, Benjamin Chu and Jason Young, to give us the lowdown on her career as a voice actress and who would win in a dispute between Rin and Yayoi!

May'n (Accel World, Macross Frontier) to release new album on USA iTunes stars


As part of the effort to globalize May Nakabayashi's (May'n) popularity, RESONANCE Media has announced that the J-Pop starlet's latest album releases HEAT and If you... will be released in the USA iTunes store to help celebrate her upcoming ROCK YOUR BEATS Tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles this June.

Full press release after the jump.

Okami-san and Her Seven Companions (Blu-Ray/DVD) Review stars

Before I start, let me get something straight: I wanted to like Okamisan and Her Seven Companions, I really did. With Yoshiaki Iwasaki, one of the creative directors of Love Hina, at the helm and J.C. Staff, who animated Toradora! as well as the Shakugan no Shana series, producing the series, Okamisan and Her Seven Companions couldn't possibly have failed me.

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