I'm sure we're all diligent students, productive members of society, or connoisseurs of life, but no matter what we do, we all require a break from the norm from time to time. So if you are free this weekend, from March 29th to the 31st, and happen to live in the New York City Area, here are some events to keep you occupied and entertained.
Earlier this year, a mysterious trailer was revealed for a game known as The Phantom Pain. Following a mysterious interview, fan speculation, and some unanswered questions, Hideo Kojima has finally announced that it is Metal Gear Solid V, which is being developed for the PS3 and 360. The trailer, as well as some gameplay footage, was shown yesterday at a GDC panel. Kojima has stated that The Phantom Pain has a prologue, which is the previously announced Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes. He has stated that these are both separate games. In addition, MGS series veteran David Hayter, the voice of both Solid Snake and Big Boss, has stated that he is not involved with this project. Check below for the trailer from Konami, as well as the gameplay footage, courtesy of Gematsu!
It's official! After a wildly successful first season for Kyoto Animation, Chunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai! has been picked up for more. The moéblob-filled romantic comedy which had originally aired during the Fall 2012 anime season was immediately noticed for its high production values, artwork, as well as its lovable cast of misfits.
The official twitter account for the series announced earlier today that their contract had been renewed. What this means is up to debate but given the success of the first season it's safe to speculate that it may be an OVA or a second season. There are currently no further details available about what the announcement means but in the mean time check an official teaser video below.
By now, most of you have obsessed over what has been called the greatest anime ever, but don't call it an anime. The short 30 second clip has been heralded by many as the most anticipated anime of the season, but it's not a real anime. Produced by Kyoto Animation as a promotional campaign, the production studio has sparked fandom from all different parts of the world. The "Swimming Anime", as fans dubbed it, was just put up on the internet two weeks ago and has now garnered over thousands of views on Youtube, in addition to the hundreds of spoofs the original created. Check out the original video after the jump:
Traditionally SpringFestNY has always been a 1 day event. However this year, with the addition of its first ever second day, we had the opportunity to take even more photos. Click through to view the gallery and check out our insider's look at SpringFestNY here if you haven't already.
leetNEET shares a very special relationship with SpringFestNY and its organizers, PAS. Not only do we share a number of members but SpringFest is also the first convention we've ever covered. That's why it's not uncommon for us to get directly involved whenever SpringFest rolls around and this year is no exception. Read on to get an insider's perspective on the emerging anime convention that's keeping the spirit of the now defunct NYAF alive, as well as a look at what actually goes in making the magic happen.
As the weather starts to change and students look forward to Spring Break, anime convention season kicks off to a strong start here in New York. SpringFestNY, which is hosted by the Poly Anime Society marks the start of both Spring and our convention coverage.
Saturday has always been the biggest day for SpringFest, with the addition of a second day this year it was double the fun. If you weren't able to make it or want to relive the experience check out our photos from Saturday below.
It's that time of the year again. With the Winter anime season winding down, we have a new string of previews for the upcoming and typically strong Spring season. First up on our list? KARA THE ANIMATION. Following in the footsteps of anime such as AKB0048 and Love Live!, it looks like the trend of music groups getting animated series will continue.
Premise, PV, Expectations after the break...