7 Legal Streaming Sites to Watch Anime For Free

The best way to support the anime industry is to purchase DVD/Blu-ray copies of all the shows, but that isn’t quite financially feasible for most. The next best thing would be to purchase a subscription to a streaming service, but those come at a cost too. While some may turn to other unofficial sources on the web, it is worth considering that there are free and legal options available for those who are willing to watch some advertisements in exchange for their dose of quality Japanese animated entertainment. While this certainly will not rescue the struggling industry, the people who help create and deliver this content to you will still earn something from the ad revenue. At the very least, streaming from official sources will keep your conscience happy. Continue reading

Shop: Japan Auction J-Subculture

img_headerlogoI first discovered J-Subculture when I ordered from them through Amazon. They had included a flyer for their Auction service inside the package, so I decided I’d check it out. I’ve had an excellent experience with them so far, so if you would like to get some stuff from Japan I think you should consider giving them a try. Continue reading

Review: Fire Emblem Awakening

Developer: Intelligent Systems | Year: 2013 | List Price: $39.99 | Buy from Amazon 

PS_3DS_FireEmblemAwakening_enGBI never intended to play Fire Emblem Awakening. However, after being pestered by Baobab to give this game a try, we made a deal that I would play Fire Emblem Awakening if he watched the anime series Toradora! (which, by the way, is one of my favourite anime series of all time). Unlike Baobab, who hated watching Toradora! with a passion, I do not regret fulfilling my part of the deal. Fire Emblem Awakening is undeniably one of the best games available on 3DS. Having never played another Fire Emblem game, I cannot say how it compares to it’s predecessors, but I can say that this is one special game. Continue reading

Giveaway: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Special Demo Codes

Monster-Hunter_creative_emailHello everyone,

As many of you probably know, Nintendo is releasing Monster Hunter 4 for the 3DS on February 13. In late January, early access codes for the demo were distributed to select club Nintendo members. We at Kantaloupe were lucky enough to receive some, and we’ve decided to share them with you. Continue reading

Review: Nintendo Game Boy Color

Manufacturer: Nintendo | Year: 1998 | List Price: ~$29.99 | Buy from Amazon

Game Boy ColorAbout 2 months ago, I was shopping online for some retro video games when I came across a Game Boy Color for $35. It was lime green (Kiwi), my favourite colour, and there was only one left in stock, so I made the impulse decision to buy it, along with a copy of Pokémon Yellow. Being an owner of a Game Boy Advance SP, I really didn’t need it at all because the SP plays all games in the Game Boy line. Regardless, it made playing original Game Boy games and Game Boy Color games feel super legit, so I decided that it would be worth the money. It’s become my take-everywhere game system, so I don’t regret buying it, but I definitely could’ve lived without making the purchase. Continue reading