Total Lunacy: A Brief Introduction to Sailor Moon

Welcome to Total Lunacy! A new weekly series where in celebration of Sailor Moon’s international revival, senior Moonologist Anne Mortensen-Agnew will tell you a thing or two about the franchise.  Up first is an overview of the franchise’s humble origins and just why it became the beloved powerhouse it remains today. In 1991, Japanese comics […]

That Rare Nerd Find: Real Action Heroes Cyborg 009

That Rare Nerd Find: Real Action Heroes Cyborg 009

Howdy fellow Kabooooom geeks, welcome to “That Rare Nerd Find” feature here At Kabooooom HQ. What is this feature exactly about you ask?! It’s about treasure, nerd treasure. Now as someone who has been collecting toys, comics, retro videogames, signed memorabilia, rare books, and original comic book art for pretty much his whole life, I […]

Hunter x Hunter’s 1st Film

When Yoshihiro Togashi started Hunter x Hunter back in the late 90s, manga readers knew there was something special about Gon and the characters within the series. Since then Hunter x Hunter has been adapted into two separate anime series (one which is ongoing), which have done notably well. However, despite its loyal fan base, a movie adaptation was never green […]

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki Manga

When  Hosoda Mamoru announced that he was working a new film, Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki), the world started listening. Mamoru took the anime world by storm with his blockbuster, award winning films: The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006) and Summer Wars (2009), and he’s looking for his third […]

The Return of the Evangelion Manga

The Return of the Evangelion Manga

Stop the presses; Yoshiyuki Sadamoto announced in Kadowa’s Young Ace magazine that he will be working on releasing the next issue of the Evangelion manga. The 13th issue will be the first new volume in the past two years (exciting isn’t it) and seems like the last issue in the series 17 year run. Although […]

Watanabe & Kanno Team Up For “Sakamichi no Apollon”

When news broke out that Yuki Kodama’s Sakamichi no Apollon, winner of  the General Category Shogakukan Manga Award, was being adapted into an anime we were ecstatic. Now we found out there’s even more of a reason to celebrate; the reunion of Shinichirō Watanabe and Yoko Kanno. If you are not in the know, Watanabe (director) and Kanno (composer) […]

Shinji Kimura Returns to Picture Books

Shinji Kimura Returns to Picture Books

Shinji Kimura is widely recognized for his work as art director for the films Steamboy and Tekkonkinkreet, but it was announced yesterday that he’s coming out with a new picture book. Sable is a fantasy tale about the adventures of a boy who finds himself on the other side of the television set. Kimura is […]

NEWS: Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Is Coming To The PSP

Baka to Test to Shōkanjū Is Coming To The PSP

Akihisa Yoshii might be the unluckiest person in Class F, but he is lucky enough to make to Sony’s PSP this year! Baka and Test: Summon the Beasts (Baka to Test to Shōkanjū) will come to Japan as an adventure/board game thanks to the lovely people at Kadokawa Games. The game is set during the […]