Mike wonders aloud which anime would be a good fit for the prestigious Criterion Collection.
- Smokin' Chronicles (Sep 6)
- Colony of the Wild (Aug 23)
- The Ghost with the Most (Aug 9)
- You Fight like a Girl (Jul 26)
- Ninja Wrap (Jul 12)
- It's All Geek To Me (Jun 28)
- The Faux and the Hound (Jun 14)
- Mommy's Little Monster (May 31)
- Rocket Roll High School (May 17)
- The Konquistador (May 3)
- Double Impact (Apr 19)
- I Like The Cut Of Your Ghibli (Apr 5)
- Spice World (Mar 22)
- I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Mar 15)
- On The Right Corpse (Mar 8)
- Street Fightin' Man (Mar 1)
- The Filth and the Furi (Feb 22)
- Lookin' for manga in all the right places (Feb 15)
- Thrown for a Loup (Feb 8)
- Lunar Landing (Feb 1)
- Howling Mad Mardock (Jan 25)
- This Sporting Life (Jan 18)
- Ace of Database (Jan 11)
- Bloodsport (Jan 4)
- The NHK Took My Baby Away (Dec 28)
- Youth Brigade: Clearing up the Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill (Dec 21)
- Otaku, Where Art Thou? (Dec 14)
- The Men Who Stare at Zaregoto (Dec 7)
- Fujoshi and the Pussycats (Nov 30)
- Legacies of Hiroshima (Nov 23)
- Can't Kamishibai Me Love (Nov 16)
- The Youkai Show (Nov 9)
- A Lovely Angel (Nov 2)
- Cartoon Culture Shock (Oct 26)
- So Wrong It Can't Be Right (Oct 19)
- Becoming a Manga Monkey (Oct 12)
- The Age of Manga (Oct 5)
- Manga Futures (Sep 28)
- Schodt Through The Heart (Sep 21)
- Habu-tats and Humanity (Sep 14)
- Up and Atom! (Sep 6)
- Short Term Memory (Aug 31)
Kanae Hazuki's story treads some ground we don't always see covered to give us a romance that is both a little unsettling and far from sickly sweet.
Here's a salute to bygone American anime companies, we knew ye well.
Since Justin isn't at SDCC, he can answer all your questions about anime studios' work on American cartoons, why short TV series don't get licensed, why voice actor commentaries are so rare, and the history of anime theme songs.
Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn does little more than its assigned duty as a playground for battle-mecha carnage. It's enjoyable in quick little brawls, never outright terrible but always a bit tedious.
The co-founder of last year's rocky Japan Expo 1st Impact talks about all the dramatic changes to this year's event, what went wrong last time and what to expect from this year's show at the San Mateo Event Center.
What begins as an amnesia-seasoned sort-of romance eventually becomes something far richer: a gentle tale of connection and friendship, of evolving feelings and sweetly ordinary bonding.
While the plot and characters of this 3D CG mecha series may not be especially compelling or fresh, the action, visuals, and setting details are sharp enough to keep viewers coming back.
It's easy to understand what Kill La Kill wants to say in every moment because its ideas are simple, but conveyed in ways never quite seen before, and its healthy splashes of humor grow out of its thematic ideas rather than combating them.
If Her Flag Breaks is giggle out loud (if not laugh) funny in places, enjoyably self-referential in others, and just generally an entertaining show to watch. It may not be top-notch, but it is enjoyable