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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Robocop, Black Widow, The Black Moon Clan And More

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In honor of the caped crusaders of the convention scene, ComicsAlliance has created Best Cosplay Ever (This Week), an ongoing collection of some of the most impeccable, creative, and clever costumes that we’ve discovered and assembled into a super-showcase of pure fan-devoted talent.

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A Poll Has Named Mewtwo As The Most Handsome Pokemon, And If I Have To Know This, So Do You

Mewtwo, A Handsome Pokémon
Mewtwo, A Handsome Pokémon

Usually, when someone takes a poll to find out someone's preferences for Pokémon, they tend to use adjectives along the lines of "favorite," or maybe even "cute." What you do not usually hear is someone asking which Pokémon is the most handsome, which I assume is largely because that's a very difficult standard to apply to, say, a chandelier with a face on it, or whatever Diglett is supposed to be. But that didn't stop someone from asking, and now, we have an answer that I don't think anyone was prepared for.

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‘Ghost in the Shell’ Begins Filming, See First Photo of Scarlett Johansson

Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures

One of the things we just didn’t have time or space to get into in our Captain America: Civil War review, is just how great Scarlett Johansson is in the film. Black Widow is so dynamic and exciting to watch, it’s almost a crime Marvel hasn’t given Johansson her own action movie yet...

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‘Dragon Ball’ Freeza Arc To Get Full Color Release (But Don’t Call It ‘Dragon Ball Z’)

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Viz Media has announced that it will continuing its efforts to republish all of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga in lavish, oversized, full-color editions with the first volume of the legendary Freeza Arc, available in print and digital on May 3.

The classic storyline, which initially ran from 1990-1991, sees Gohan, Krillin and Bulma head to the planet Namek to find Dragon Balls to revive their friends. They learn that the all-powerful alien warlord Freeza is after them --- as is the terrifying Vegeta --- and the hunt is on.

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Attack on Titan Game Comes to America This August, Can’t Possibly Be as Boring as Anime

Koei Tecmo
Koei Tecmo

It's been a bit since we heard any updates on the western release of Koei Tecmo's Attack on Titan video game, but today the publisher officially announced the game would indeed come stateside. Based on the new trailer hyping the news, it certainly looks like Attack on Titan will focus almost entirely on the action of the manga-turned-anime, and will hopefully leave out all teen angst and ennui that made watching the show a challenge.

Though the excruciating narrative looks to have been trimmed dramatically to focus more on actual attacking Titans, much of the anime's style and flair is still present in the footage. Koei's done a great job capturing the look and feel of the series, right down to the whipping speeds with which all the Survey Corps move about the city. Sticking to this cel shaded style works well, and it's a good choice over something more realistic. At least this way all the cartoon blood still looks stylish instead of gross.

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Best Cosplay Ever (This Week): Anime Boston 2016 Edition

As readers will know from our weekly Best Cosplay Ever feature, we’re big fans of cosplay at ComicsAlliance. The comics, sci-fi, gaming, and fantasy communities have proved time and again their exceptional talents for homemade disguises and superheroic sartorial excellence, and all of their craft and skill will be on display this weekend at Anime Boston.

Our chief cosplay correspondent Betty Felon was on hand to document as much of it as she can. Read on for some exceptional examples of the superheroic cosplaying talent that we spotted at Anime Boston 2016.

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Watch The Trailer For The ‘Mob Psycho 100′ Anime, Based On The Comic By ONE

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At this point, the odds are pretty good that you're already familiar with ONE. One-Punch Man, his co-creation with Yusuke Murata, has been one of the best superhero comics on the stands ever since it made its debut back in 2014. It's got a simple premise that somehow never gets boring, taking every single superhero fight to its logical conclusion by focusing on a hero who can end any fight with a single hit, and both the original manga and the anime based on it have become breakout hits over the past year.

Now, however, we're getting to go a little deeper into ONE's library, with an anime based on his other comic, Mob Psycho 100. And the premise this time is that there's a psychic teenager, and if he ever gets too emotional, he's literally going to explode. Check out a trailer for it --- handily subtitled in English --- below!

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McDonald’s Has Launched A Recruitment Campaign Using Anime, All Other Anime Has Been Rendered Obsolete

McDonald's Anime Recruiting Campaign

Oh, you like anime? Yeah, that's pretty cool, I guess, but I've kind of moved past stuff like Dragon Ball and Naruto and onto something a little more sophisticated. Hm? Oh, my favorite series? That's easy: it's called The New McDonald's Recruiting Campaign About A Girl Who Gets A Job At McDonald's And Has To Earn Her Supervisor's Trust and Friendship Through Hard Work And Dedication. It's pretty much the best series I've ever seen.

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Cosmic Moon Power: The Best Sailor Moon Cosplay

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Usagi Tsukino and her friends and enemies are not short on fans. Originally coming onto the scene back in 1991 as a manga series, Sailor Moon has been adapted, re-adapted, re-imagined and relaunched in numerous graphic novels, TV shows, and movies, and gained acclaim and praise across the world. It pretty much established the magical girl formula with its use of lavish transformation scenes turning common everyday people into champion of justice.

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All Hail the Moon Princess: Celebrating Naoko Takeuchi

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On a global scale, manga and anime wouldn't be what they are today without the contribution of Naoko Takeuchi. The Japanese writer/artist created Sailor Moon, one of most popular manga and anime properties of all time. Takeuchi revived and reimagined the Magical Girl genre, and more than two decades later her influence is evident far outside the realm of manga.

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