Video games, especially the fighting game genre, have proven to become an effective medium for providing all sorts of representation.
This is part one of a series that focuses on fighting game characters who are of mixed heritage.
25 years and going, Magic the Gathering remains one of the top trading card games in the world. With a lot of content to draw from, Magic the Gathering could make a great fighting game.
The USA Sports Team, one of the original games in The King of Fighters, has faded into obscurity since the first game.
The Awakened Amalgam, printed as a rare in the Rivals of Ixalan expansion set, is an artifact creature that thrives on what lands you have in your deck.
Contrasting from 'Shameless,' also on Showtime, 'SMILF' centers on the life of Bridgette Bird who's navigating her sex life while balancing making end's meet and providing for her son, Larry.
A 68-episode drama revolving around a sisterhood of three tragic heroines who band together and exact revenge on the people who have done them wrong. 'Band of Sisters' is a must watch drama.
Accepted as a mainstream form of entertainment and made into a genre of its own, anime is a hot commodity with studios vying for regional licenses and streaming services vying for those titles.
Online streaming video is the direction to go as more people are "cutting the cord." Even if you subscribe to multiple services, the total may still be less than what you pay for cable or satellite.
Knight of the Reliquary is an invaluable card to have in any green & white deck. Alone or combined with other cards in your deck, never underestimate the power of this card.
To the uninformed, one might only think of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu when they hear the name "Jiu-Jitsu." Many are wondering what the differences are between Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
"Redbelt" is perhaps the first martial arts film with the specific focus on the increasingly popular martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, the film possesses many flaws in the story itself.
Cutie And The Boxer, following the lives and career of Noriko and Ushio Shinohara, literally paints a true picture of the hardships of being a professional artist.
Future Diary - Another World is a live-action adaptation of the original manga Future Diary aka Mirai Nikki. While Future Diary - AW goes off on a tangent, the story is still satisfying.
The Korean drama "Holyland" is a 4-episode series that was adapted from the Japanese manga of the same name. It is the East Asian spin of "Fight Club."
If you need any reason to watch any Netflix original TV shows, by all means pick "Lilyhammer" as one of those reasons.
Amazon, through its Kindle Worlds platform, wishes to monetize fan fiction as royalties are split between authors and original creators. But, overlooked factors can spell disaster in the long run.
Megrim is one of those must-have cards for any player using black mana decks that focus a lot on making opponents discard from their hands.
Since his "Final Fight" days, Guy the Bushin-Ryu ninja has enjoyed much fame and popularity in the larger "Street Fighter" universe. He's one of the most memorable fighting game characters out there.
Steel Overseer is the perfect creature card to have if you're running a deck with artifact creatures or with cards that can spit out artifact creature tokens in the process.
Sanguine Bond, originally from Magic 2010, is an ideal enchantment to have in any deck that specializes in life gain. With other Black mana cards, Sanguine Bond is rather useful.
Since Albert Wesker's return in "Resident Evil: Code Veronica," he has set himself to be one of the most iconic villains in the Capcom franchise.
This EDH deck focuses on the theme of dragons with Scion of the Ur-Dragon as the designated general. This is a deck that is reliant on artifacts and nonbasic lands.
This EDH deck utilizes Omnath, Locus of Mana as the general. The solid aggressive Green deck focuses on pure aggression backed up with an acceleration of mana.
This undead theme deck, focusing on zombies and vampires, lets you offer so many different flavors of being a total a-hole to your opponents thus being called "Baskin Zombies."
This EDH Deck focuses on the theme of Exalted, from the Alara block, uses Jenara, Asura of War as the general.
This EDH deck, revolving around the use of slivers, will make your opponents feel like they're in the showers of the prison known as Oz.
This is part one of a list of dojinshi fighting games that any fighting game fan should take a look at. There are notable titles such as "Melty Blood," "Big Bang Beat," "Akatsuki BK," etc.
Juri Han made her debut appearance in "Super Street Fighter IV" as the first Korean fighter and first Tae Kwon Do user in the franchise. She's the first ever evil TKD user.
Lucia made her first and only known appearance in "Final Fight 3." She is the 2nd female character in the "FF" series and the original TKD user in the many Capcom games.
Rigged aka Fight Night, starring Rebecca Neuenswander, is Million Dollar Baby meets Fight Club in a movie about the gritty world of underground Boxing.
Sugarless, a 12-episode drama, focuses on the constant fighting at Kushima High School. Newcomer transfer student Shiba Gaku fights his way to be the king of the student hierarchy.
If you are in the mood for watch anime online, there are a couple of websites that legally offer free streaming anime.
"Attack the Gas Station 2," the sequel to the original 1999 movie, follows the same plot formula but somewhat maintaining an original story of its own. Call it the Korean equivalent to "Clerks II."
'Attack The Gas Station' can be considered one of the best South Korean movies of the late 20th century. A "small adventure" can lead into a comedic major adventure.
"Space Brothers" aka "Uchū Kyōdai" is a very educational and informative Japanese anime series about astronaut training while keeping it entertaining at the same time.
'SKET Dance' is a comedic slice-of-life anime series about everyday life at Kaimei High School and the school's "official" support group known as the SKET Dan.
"Psycho Pass," a 22-episode anime series, beautifully meshes together elements from "Ghost In The Shell," "Cowboy Bebop," and "Minority Report."
"Border Pain" is the first part of a the "Ghost In The Shell: Arise" four-part OVA. This marks the beginning of the prequel to the original "Ghost In The Shell" movie.
"The Devil Is A Part-Timer!" is one of those stories that have quite the original storyline. For many reasons, the story and the characters simply works out.
Devil Survivor 2 is the latest in Shin Megumi Tensei games to have given an anime adaptation.
Boxing, known as the "Sweet Science," has emerged as a dominant style in MMA. However, it is important to understand what you learn in Boxing isn't entirely transferable to MMA and vice-versa.
The difference between Karate & Tae Kwon Do has been a topic discussed many times. However, an in-depth explanation remains necessary. There are many important details are not factored in.
Baccano! is a unique comical story that spans three separate and interconnected stories, but it can get confusing.
Psychic Detective Yakumo, in its own way, puts an interesting spin on the genres of supernatural and mystery.
Bartender, a brief anime series, gives romanticism to the world of bartending. A perfect series to check out if you're a fan of the quiet bar scene.
Nana, a 50 episode anime series, is a tale of two Nanas who become roommates and best friends while pursuing their individual goals.
As the MMA becomes increasingly popular, misconceptions about the sport continue to increase.
This is a review of the Japanese anime series called Un-Go which focuses on private detective Shinjuro Yuuki who's assisted by the mysterious Inga.
Another, a 12-episode anime, proves to be quite the psychological horror as a chance encounter with the mysterious Mei Misaki triggers a pattern of brutal "accidental murders."
With the emergence of "The Ultimate Fighter," the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has gone mainstream. However, traditional martial arts still remain popular.
Due to circumstances that could pop up in your life, you may have to change martial arts let alone Tae Kwon Do schools. You have to prepare before making the transition.
When joining a martial arts program, you can join a privately-owned school and/or a public community program. Both have their pros and cons.
The Korean martial arts style of Tae Kwon Do has mixed results in its success in MMA let alone the UFC. However, it is possible to apply TKD moves into the MMA format.
Most traditional martial arts utilize a belt system for rank; the belt structure can be different from one school to another.
When trying to keep up with the anime convention scene, it's important to know the major conventions taking place across the United States.
Martial arts can be classified into self-defense and sports. Sport martial arts can be separated into different categories. It is very important to understand the difference between the two formats of martial arts.
While the sport of MMA is bringing together different martial arts styles, it's actually a combination of 4 combat sports: Wrestling, Boxing, Kickboxing/Muay Thai, and Grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It is easy to think of Karate as a singular style but in reality, Karate is the generic term for "empty hand." "Karate" is an umbrella that envelops many styles.
This is a review of the anime series called "Peach Girl," which is adapted from its manga counterpart. While Peach Girl focuses on romance, there is the theme of high school bullying.
"Princess Princess" is one of those anime titles in which you can never really judge something by its cover. While it is about princesses, it is by no means a "chick flick" title.
"Ragnarok the Animation" is a conversion of the popular Korean MMORPG title "Ragnarok Online" into a Japanese anime series.
"Sayonara, Zetsubo Sensei" comically epitomizes itself as the epicenter of all negativity. It's sociopolitical satire at its comedic best in the form of Japanese anime.
"Glass Mask" visually portrays the long and difficult journey of Maya Kitajima who is the underdog heroine trying to make it in Japanese's entertainment business.
"Grenadier" comes off as a mix of "Rurouni Kenshin" and your typical Wild West spaghetti westerns in one light-hearted action series.
"Gun X Sword" is an mecha-themed anime series that blends elements from "Cowboy Bebop," "Coyote Ragtime Show," and "Firefly."
"Genshiken" gives an interesting and entertaining look at the college otaku scene. If you think you are a major otaku, then you should watch a few episodes of Genshiken and think it over.
"Allison and Lillia" is a tale of fantasy and aviation focusing on mother and daughter as they have their fare share of action and adventure.