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Neon Alley Expands Library With 40+ Free Episodes

This December, anime streaming service Neon Alley will be celebrating the holiday spirit by giving away stuff for free. Namely, 40+ new episodes of the top shows in their library, which will be available for free via NeonAlley.com and Hulu, and can be accessed via a wide variety of mobile and home entertainment devices through Hulu Plus.

Top 5 Anime Games That Should Have Been Released Outside of Japan

The thing about a lot of anime franchises, particularly shonen ones, is that they lend themselves well to video game adaptations. When a guy in a suit wants to milk more money from a show about spiky-haired people shooting lasers from their swords while kicking each other into mountains, the first thing he thinks of is video games (or poetry, if it’s the guy that will be fired within minutes of stating his bright idea.) So most anime franchises do get their own videogame adaptations.

And since the rest of the world has already become a lucrative market for these things, the anime games eventually find their way to our consoles and handhelds, with a language we can understand slapped on top. Unfortunately, there are things that fall through the cracks – games that didn’t get any localization for some reason even though they have an audience overseas. Here are 5 of the best ones that come to mind:

Top 5 Best Anime Weapons

There are a lot of powerful weapons in anime, but choosing the best anime weapons based on pure destructive ability can be next to impossible due to the fact that it scales differently between franchises (and sometimes even within the same series.) So bear in mind that this list is not only subjective, but also based more on uniqueness instead of offensive capability. I’ve also disregarded mechas even though they’re technically “weapons” of mass destruction, because they tend to be more vehicle than weapon. Skills and techniques were also disqualified, except for one entry.

5 Unexpectedly OP Side Characters in Anime

When it comes to anime, particularly mainstream shonen ones, it’s pretty much a given that the main character will become overpowered at some point. Increasing the protagonist’s power beyond everyone else’s is a workable, easy way of showing progress and resolving conflicts. Villains, especially main ones, need to be overpowered for obvious reasons. However, there are times when a side-character on the protagonist’s side ends up being overpowered as well, in some ways surpassing the main character. Here are the top 5 on my list:

New J-Stars Victory VS. Clip Focuses on Bleach’s Ichigo Kurasaki

We’re only a few days away from the release of Namco Bandai’s interfranchise 3D fighter, J-Stars Victory VS., but they’re not done with the character previews yet. This time around, they have released a new video focusing on Bleach’s main protagonist, the part-shinigami, part-quincy, part-hollow, and part-fullbringer Ichigo Kurosaki:

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