From The Gallery
- Mother's Day Edition (May 13)
- A Need (not preference) for Dubs (May 6)
- Defending anime amongst others (Dec 13)
- The Math of Episode Counts (Nov 29)
- J-Dramas in North America (Oct 26)
- Rediscovering the manga form (Sep 25)
- Strong Pitch for Boys Be (Jul 23)
- The Fine Art of DVD Recalls (Jul 19)
- Them Funny Ratings (Jul 11)
- The Kenshin Manga Again (Jun 4)
- Everything is Political (May 11)
- The Other Kenshin Hype – A Reflection on Reflection (Mar 14)
- What's a few more months? (Mar 14)
- Valentines Day (Feb 14)
- Getting the Terms Straight (Feb 14)
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Doamygar D offers simple but endearing riffs on classic super robot staples, two minutes at a time. Nick Creamer investigates. ― It's a little surprising to me that a show like Doamygar-D would get a western release at all. The show is unabashedly insular - starring a young Kyoto confectioner known as Daijiro Kyougoku, it riffs on super robot cliches from nearly half a century ago, mixing them with s...
In this Classic edition of The List, we take a more colorful look at history, as famous figures from the past return in wacky ways in your favorite anime and manga! ― Hey everyone, this classic List is brought to you courtesy of an uncooperative baby. Infants are rough and mine decided naps were out of the question this week. Thank you for understanding! I rocked out to Ozzy Osbourne's Prince of Dar...
The second volume of this josei romance focuses on Ryu Nanami, who may have bigger issues than he thinks. Rebecca Silverman investigates. ― When we first met Asuka and Ryu, they were resisting falling for each other. Asuka has the old-fashioned dream of one day marrying and becoming a stay-at-home wife and mother, while Ryu, a popular newscaster, likes living life his way on his terms, none of which ...
While it isn't quite the size of AnimeJapan, KyoMAF still has a buffet of cool stuff for anime fans! Here are a ton of photos from the booths on display at the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair. ― While not as big as AnimeJapan in terms of attendees, event space, or number of exhibitors, Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair (KyoMAF) is still one of the biggest anime events in the Kansai area, and...
From Bandai-Namco to Square-Enix, we've got the inside scoop on the sights and sounds of this year's big Tokyo Game Show exhibition! ― While there are numerous gaming conventions held around the world, many of the larger news stories come from major tradeshows. For instance, E3 generally has the gaming community abuzz with news about major publishers' future releases. Unfortunately, E3 is closed to t...
This story of three brothers battling a mythological monster doesn't really take off until episode five, but once it gets going, it's worth the struggle. Rebecca Silverman explores this overlooked anime. ― Based on a six-volume manga by Karakara Kemuri (whose series Countdown 7 Days, Replica, and Takeru: Opera Susanoh Sword of the Devil have all been at least partially released in English), Laughing ...
Dustin takes on Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs!, discusses Metal Gear Survive, Pokemon on the Nintendo NX and next week's biggest releases! ― The Tokyo Game Show took place over the past weekend, and like most recent years for the show, it didn't provide a ton of huge announcements. That's generally reflective of the past decade of AAA Japanese development, which has obviously go...
Evangelion creator Anno Hideaki grapples with Japan's most famous radioactive monster in Shin Godzilla, a deeply political entry in the storied franchise. Mike Toole confronts the beast. ― Every time a western film studio steps into the ring to produce a Godzilla movie, it's inevitably followed by Toho spinning the franchise back up again, to show those silly foreigners how proper kaiju movies get ma...
This epic story of a prince who fights to regain his kingdom has great ambitions that its lead character struggles to support. Theron Martin weighs this legend's pros and cons. ― Stories about members of royalty who are violently deposed and must struggle to regain their kingdom have peppered storytelling for centuries, and anime is no different. Over the years, fantasy titles like Record of Lodoss W...