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Title: Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale
Coming to Theaters: Spring, 2017 Nationwide First-run Release
Distributed by Aniplex Inc.
Copyright: ©2016 Reki Kawahara/KADOKAWA ASCII Media Works/SAO MOVIE Project

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In partnership with the KADOKAWA CORPORATION, Skydance Media, a U.S.-based diversified media company, has acquired the worldwide live-action rights for Sword Art Online. Having already spawned a manga series, two TV anime adaptations, video games, and its first theatrical film, Sword Art Online The Movie: Ordinal Scale, set for worldwide release in spring 2017, this marks Sword Art Online’s first foray into live-action television. It will be developed as a TV series based on the storyline of the original series.

Ordinal Scale Theme Song

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On Saturday November 26th, 2016 it was announced that Japanese female artist LiSA’s new single “Catch the Moment” will be the theme song for the upcoming Sword Art Online: Ordinal Scale movie. 


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2016 easily has become the year we no longer need to watch TV. For most of us that has already been a realization, but for the majority it has been the dawning of a new era. With many live events such as the NFL and the Academy awards, and most recently the Presidential debates striking deals with social media sites like Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook we are no longer in the shadow of "Must See TV". Instead we can watch said TV through our mobile devices, computers/laptops, and set top boxes such as Roku. 

Cosplay for a Cause 17 month Calendar

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Cosplay for a Cause’s mission is to use their passion for costuming to raise money for various charities. In the past two years, they have raised over $40,000 for charities such as: The Japanese RedCross, The American Red Cross, The USO, and The Philippine Red Cross. They are a group of cosplayers passionate about charity and this year they have decided to dedicate their efforts to raise money towards the Wildlife Conservation Society.

FIA Formula E Championship comes to Brooklyn

Formula E NYC Press Conference (Courtesty of fiaformulae.com)

For the first time ever International Race car series FIA Formula E Championship is coming to not just the NY area, but to Brooklyn next summer. According to organizers this will be the first open wheel race to take place in NYC. Formula E was launched as a test bed for research and development around electric vehicles to generate interest in the cars, and to promote clean energy and sustainability. Formula E is just two seasons old, but its brand of futuristic racing has drawn strong interest from cities around the world early on; Marrakesh, Hong Kong, Brussels, and Montreal were all added to the season three schedule along with New York.The all-electric series will wrap up its third season with races on back-to-back days in July of 2017

Power Rangers: Mega Battle Announced

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Kicking off New York Comic Con, Bandai Namco announced a brand new game featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Mega Battle! A beat-em-up, side-scrolling game featuring the original 6 Rangers in an all new story. If you were able to attend NY Comic Con this past weekend you were able to get first hand experience with the new game.

Roxane Gay Becomes First Haitian-American Female Writer for Marvel Comics

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Writer Roxane Gay, best known for her book of essays “Bad Feminist” & “Ayiti”, has been tapped by Marvel Comics to become one of the first black women to be a lead writer on a Marvel comic. Roxane Gay is an American feminist writer, professor, editor and commentator. Currently she's an associate professor of English at Purdue University and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. 

IAmElemental Action Figures Tackle Childhood Cancer

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IAmElemental creators of the first female action figures designed specifically for children, revealed at the 2016 NY Toy Fair the company’s newest series WISDOM!

CrunchyRoll X Funimation Partnership

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In one of the biggest surprise moves in streaming and anime, CrunchyRoll has partnered with Funimation to expand access to anime. Most people considered the two companies as rivals in a sense that you could only get certain anime on one or the other and not both.

Review: Yuki Yuna is a Hero (SPOILERS)

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Yuki Yuna is a Hero (Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru)
Episodes: 12
Air Date: Oct 17, 2014 to Dec 26, 2014
Studio Gokumi
Directed by Seiji Kishi
Written by Makoto Uezu
Music by Keiichi Okabe (Monaca)
Streaming: Netflix, CrunchyRoll

*Spoilers Ahead

Saturday Knights Indy Wrestling Game

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For wrestling fans, wrestling video games allowed us to take control of the action of our favorite wrestlers/promotions or create our own superstar and do things our way. WWE has been the leading standard in the past years of wrestling games thanks in part to 2K Games. While WWE games had a robust roster, the create-a-wrestler mode is where a lot fans spent a lot of their time; creating wrestlers from the past or from the Independent wrestling scene to create dream match ups that may never take place. 


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Based on the wildly popular light novels published in Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko, Sword Art Online The Movie - Ordinal Scale is set to be released nationwide in spring 2017.

Dr. Martens x Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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Just in time for TMNT 2: Out of the ShadowsDr. Martens once again teams up with another animated series, this time partnered up with Nickelodeon to create a collection based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Inspired by the original 1987 television series, this collection consists of four styles available in all sizes for Men, Women and Kids.

FLYHTStream: Emergency Streaming FDR

FLYHTStream™ is a proprietary Emergency Streaming Mode providing proactive risk management for aircraft awareness and incident analysis.  FLYHTStream automatically transmits four-dimensional GPS-based position and flight data recorder information when automatically triggered by an airborne event, initiated in the air by the pilot or on the ground by the airline. The real-time streaming of critical flight data to the ground creates a “virtual black box”, allowing the data to be analyzed immediately.

King of Tokyo 5th Anniversary


On the 5th anniversary of the release of the best-seller by Richard Garfield, King of Tokyo gets a facelift with a new version, entirely redone by a group of artists* lead by RĂ©gis Torres, who previously illustrated the Halloween expansion pack and King of New York. In addition to these exclusive illustrations, this new version will have a new rulebook that was reworked to be clearer, as well as two new monsters: the ever-so-popular Space Penguin (the original version, highly sought-after by players, was only available through tournaments) and Cyber Kitty. This new version will certainly inspire questions about compatibility and content. 

Product Review: Fittense Sports Armband

Disclaimer: I received this product at a discount for review purposes.

If you've ever been in the gym or running out and tried to listen to music, send a quick text or check your favourite fitness app, you know its almost impossible to use your phone while it's covered with a thick plastic and tied with a stiff arm band. Now with our new and revolutionary armband holster you can easily interact with your touch screen and listen to your favourite music thanks to the creative 90° rotating system that gives you full access over the screen.


Kotobukiya’s elite Bishoujo Statue line has recently the series took a totally unique turn, transforming two horror movie icons into pretty girls with Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger.  Now a third gender-bending film star joins the party with a stunning new Bishoujo interpretation of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS!

AVN Awards: Top 10 Best Dressed Groups

A continuation from my last list AVN: Top 10 Best Dressed Females, this list is comprised of groups of 2 or more people that came down the red carpet making each other look great. This was interesting to do because a lot of groups came down the red carpet dressed nice, but only a few stood out the most in my opinion. Here is my Top 10 best dressed groups:

AVN Awards: Top 10 Best Dressed Females

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At this year's AVN Awards I was fortunate enough to work the red carpet. While I was unable to attend the actual award show itself, I was able to get some great photos of some of the nominees and attendees walking the red carpet. Standing alongside dozens of photographers, flashes going off, hearing them shouting out their favorite actor/actress and asking for different poses as the industry's best walk down the red carpet was definitely an unforgettable experience. 

Review: Snore Reliever

Snore Reliever is an Anti-Snoring product that opens up Nose Vents for Natural and Instant Snore Relief. I received this product at a discounted price for this review. I am someone who suffers from snoring because of a deviated septum. And I mean I snore like a beast from Dragon Age. I could probably use a recording of my snoring to be a monster in the upcoming Power Rangers movie. It comes in a Pack of 6 varying in sizes from medium to XL. So it can virtually fit almost any nose. Snoring is caused by insufficient airflow through the nasal passages. When we are asleep, our muscles narrow as the muscles become relaxed, and may even sometimes close off temporarily. The air passing through this smaller opening can cause the tissues surrounding the opening to vibrate, which in turn can cause the sounds of snoring. 

According to the product description: 
Snore Reliever has been scientifically designed to strengthen and expand the nasal passages to maximize dilation of the nasal passages for unimpeded airflow. The soft palate in the back of your throat stops to vibrate and it stops snoring instantly. This makes it a highly effective snoring aid for normal snorers and people who suffer from sleep apnea. 

Snore Reliever is a premium product, with a number of key benefits: 
Gently opens your nasal passages to maximize airflow and eliminate snoring.
Relieves CPAP and sleep apnea for deep, relaxing, and refreshing sleep.
Manufactured from soft, comfortable, FDA Approved, BPA Free, and medical grade silicone. 

I found it to be weird at first, obviously having to sleep with something up your nose isn't a natural thing. I felt no discomfort, the material was very soft so it sleeping on my side did not disrupt my sleep at all. I actually felt more rested and could breath a whole lot better at night. I have tried nights without it and have woken up feeling worse without it. It really does open up your nostrils to allow for better airflow. I would recommend it as a temp solution, because who wants to continuously have to put something up your nose to sleep well. I would rate this 4 out of 5 just because it does work well, but it is something that you will need constantly. 

Feature: Kamen Joshi

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Kamen Joshi

In the advent of BabyMetal, the Japanese idol scene has gotten more interesting with more eyes and ears being opened from the East to the West. BabyMetal has been welcomed by American metal fans with open arms and created a stage for themselves to stand out on their own. In the Japanese Idol scene it is important to stand out especially since you are competing with thousands of other Idols for the same fans. And some of them are with an agency and some of them are on their own.

In 2013 one group decided to ditch the cute and glamour and go for a horror theme gimmick with bright colors. Kamen Joshi, “Masked Girls” in Japanese, went into a direction that can best be described as horrifyingly cute. While most Idols regard their face as a selling point, Kamen Joshi intentionally hides theirs to make a bigger impact on the audience. “We gave up on cuteness and instead we rock hard, using the power that comes from the bottom of our hearts to do our live performances” explains Moa Tsukino of Armor Girls. Nanaka Kawamura of Alice Juban also adds “Kamen Joshi is a group made up of people who failed the audition for other major idol agencies. Since we can’t get by on our looks, we became a group, and wore masks. We also wear masks because we need to fight together as a mass of people, rather than as individuals”.  I first heard of them through an article on CrunchyRoll and once I saw the masks I just had to know more about them and see what they were about. I like that the masks are reminiscent of Friday the 13th’s Jason Voorhees, I wondered if the masks would be customized to become a reflection of each individual member. According to Ikeda Kohei (PR for Kamen Joshi), “They stay uniform, but one person has a red mask to be positioned as the center”. Also I should add that the girls are not horror fans themselves. After seeing some concert footage I was glad I took the time to check them out. The concerts where they are fully masked remind you that this is not a typical Idol group. Going from a seemingly pop tempo to heavy metal like a flick of a switch, really brings out the true power of the masks. Although they are masked, there is a true sense of unity with their fans.

Managed by the Alice Project a Japanese agency that houses the group and other “Underground Idols”; the band performs in the Akihabara district at the P.A.R.M.S Theater inside the Pasela building. Alice Project describes the girls as: “the "non chosen person” and have no place in entertainment industry so gathered and obtained strong identity as a group besides abandoning personal identity by wearing the mask and hiding their face”.

Last year their first single "Genkidane", hit the top of the weekly Oricon ranking charts with more than 200,000 records sold in the first week of release, setting a record for a female indie band in Japan. When asked about how it felt to set that record Ikeda Kohei (PR) had this to say: “The moment was the most happiest moment for the first time our life, the 2nd is the day we accomplished our live concerts to mobilize 15,000 people”. To make it to number one with a gimmick that has their Idols wearing masks is a big accomplishment because it shows they are not just getting attention from the Otaku fan base but from average music fans as well. So it puts more emphasis on the music and performances rather than their looks.

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The main band is made up of 18 members in three separate sub groups; Alice Juban, Steam Girls, & Armor Girls:

Alice Juban:
Alice Juban
Alice Juban was the first of the Kamen Joshi groups to be formed. Alice Juban's music often includes metal breakdowns and rap sections. All members wear Jason-style hockey masks and wield a selection of prop weapons ranging from chainsaws to giant scissors. Members include: Anna Tachibana, Nodoka Sakura, Kanon Mori, Nanaka Kawamura, Yuki Sakura, and Risa Sawada.

Steam Girls:
Steam Girls
Steam Girls was formed as Alice Juban's official sister and rival group. Though their first song "destiny" was a pop-rock number, since the release of "HIGH and LOW" in 2013 their music has come to incorporate more sounds from electronic and dance music. The members wear gas masks and leg warmers in a style combining elements from SteamPunk and CyberGoth fashion. On stage, they carry distinctive prop guns that fire laser beams and clouds of dry ice together, creating a vivid on-stage effect. Members include: Sara Kurose, Erina Kamiya, Mai Mizusawa, Mana Sakamoto, Yuuka Kojima, and Ume Koume.

Armor Girls:
Armor Girls
Armor Girls was formed after Alice Juban and Steam Girls had already released two singles as Kamen Joshi, making them the most recent addition to the group. Their masks are medieval armour helmets with visors, and they carry prop swords. Musically, Armor Girls' songs incorporate elements from Irish and Celtic folk music, leading to a unique sound they call "mori rock", or "forest rock". Members include: Hinako Kuroki, Misa Kubota, Moa Tsukino, Mayu Kusunoki, Hitomi Momose, and Maki Kitamura.

I also asked Ikeda Kohei about their upcoming tours; they have begun touring in parts of Asia such as Singapore in February, China in March and Vietnam next week (from the date this article was posted). And if they have fans in Europe and America they will gladly make the trip overseas. “We have strong desire to go to US. We love Americans; they have great kindness and strong power. We have a strong desire to go to US, please help us come to America”. Recently the band made a video that jokingly showed their support of Presidential Candidate Donald Trump; “We produced the movie tribute to Donald John Trump, but there are no political intentions, just a joke”. It just goes to show that the world is paying attention to the United States and that Donald Drumpf is a joke all over the world.


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Dr. Martens Adventure Time Collaboration

Following the success of the past two collaborations; Dr. Martens has once more teamed up with Cartoon Network to produce an exciting NEW three-boot collection for both adults and children based on the animated series Adventure Time! Adventure Time, one of Cartoon Network’s most popular original shows is a funny modern fable that follows the adventures and sometimes misadventures of Finn the human and his shape-shifting best bro Jake the dog in the mythical Land of Ooo. Fighting monsters, making friends, and falling in love; this show has it all and is beloved by Adults and children.

What I love about these boots is how I felt about the DC collection with Converse sneakers, I just love them. These definitely give more fun and stylish ways to show your love for the characters from the show. They still have past collections featuring Jake and Finn, but this new collection is definitely worth adding as well.

The new collection for Spring/Summer 2016 sees the introduction of two new much-loved characters BMO and Princess Bubblegum, as well as a new boot for series favourite Marceline. Each boot definitely captures the essence of each character making each boot very unique. A great way to show off your fandom and love for some great characters.

The Princess Bubblegum boot features wide pink eyelets with pink ribbon laces, white contrast welt stitching and a different face for each toe, capturing her sense of fun.

BMO, the living video game system, camera and movie player, makes up a teal canvas boot complete with embroidered games console details on the toe and lace keeper.

The all new canvas boot based around Marceline, the centuries-old guitar-playing gothic rocker, features an all over print of her character complete with purple stitch and blood red eyelets.

Available in Dr. Martens stores, selected partners globally, and online as of March 1st 2016. So get them while they last.

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