Can an Italian animated series capture the attention of young anime fans with anime-style series and trading card game? And what do Kaji Tang and Kyle Hebert have in common? Hint: It has to do with Street Fighter and it isn't pretty.
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Hima - Artist Lights, Jibaku-Kun, Tails of Symphonia, Memories.
Today we welcome new guest panelist Traci Hines, who brings a background in music and talks about her current favorite artist Lights. Miley remembers the anime that renewed her interest after a hiatus. Nicholas has been the gamer guy of late with a number of titles he doesn't want to see end such as Tails of Symphonia, Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles, and Final Fantasy: Crystal Beareres. And Roy pulls a recommendation from the Forums and watched Memories.
"Balrog" expert Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez talks about the appeal of Street Fighter IV, Asian versus American playing styles, and working at his passion as an entrepreneur. Oh, but here's the best part... Ryan defeats both Kaiji and special guest Kyle Hebert, voice of Street Fighter's "Ryu."
Huntik is a 26 episode Italian animamted series directed by Iginio Straffi. The first thirteen episodes aired in Japan in 2007. The series premiered last year in the US followed by a tie-in card game developed by Upper Deck. Huntik is an action and adventure show about a group of seekers traveling around the globe in search of ancient amulets that can invoke different types of monsters. Huntik: Secrets & Seekers is clearly geared towards a younger audience and has a relevance to anime fans due to the clear anime influenced style and tie-in trading card game seeking the success of similar games spawned by previous anime.