Columns - September 2009
- The X Button - Fight Test ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - Don't worship false Idol(master)s ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Detroit Metal Alchemist ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - Attack it's weak point for maximum damage! ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- ANNCast - Toole Runnings ()
- Anime News Nina! - 09-23-09 ()
- The X Button - Diabolical Machinations ()
- Chicks On Anime - Shoujo in Academia ()
- Now Streaming: Heat Guy J 1-4 (d) ()
- Shelf Life - Nabari no Go ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - We've got the Touch ()
- Astro Toy with Rob Bricken - Revoltech Eva Provisional Unit 05 ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - The Idol or The Master? ()
- ANNCast - My Neighbor Tatara ()
- Now Streaming: Gankutsuou - The Count of Monte Cristo 1-4 (d) ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- Cracked Plastic - Figma Drossel ()
- Buried Treasure - Alien Nine ()
- The X Button - Ageless Beauty ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Bleach Holic ()
- Shelf Life - Girls and Gunso ()
- Astro Toy with Rob Bricken: Yu Yu Hakusho Anime Heroes ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - Rhythm is a Dancer ()
- The Gallery - Grace Fong ()
- ANNCast - Weeaboo Weekend ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- Nostalgia - The Third Lesson ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2009-09-09 ()
- The X Button - Source Codes ()
- Chicks On Anime - Honey & Clover ()
- Shelf Life - Re-release-a-palooza ()
- Astro Toy with Rob Bricken - Keroro Mecha Renewal Version ()
- The Gallery - The Art of Self Publishing ()
- Hey, Answerman! - Z Edition ()
- Now Streaming: Sergeant Frog 1-4(d) ()
- ANNCast - Bosch Spice ()
- Totally Unnamed Gaming Column - In a region far, far away... ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2009-09-02 ()
- The X Button - Conflict and Chaos ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - The Despair of the Letter Bees ()
This brain-meltingly stupid kids' show has been a punchline on This Week in Anime since it started, but was there secretly a method to Heybot's madness in the end? ― It's been a go-to punchline on This Week in Anime since the column began, but now that Heybot! has ended, just what the hey was this series anyway, and why was it so incredibly weird? This week in anime, Micchy and Steve put this bizarre...
Several changes have been made to this fighting game's new installment, but not all of them are for the better. Dustin Bailey gets into it. ― The new story mode in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has all the characters trapped in a pair of worlds awkwardly smashed together out of pieces from their respective universes. Marvel's AIM laboratories host not only MODOK, but also the BOWs of Resident Evil, smu...
Want to get into the hit whodunnit game series but don't know where to start? Heidi Kemps' (spoiler-free) overview of all the franchise's biggest titles has you covered. ― Where to start with this murderous series? Don't despair -- our guide will help! Danganronpa is something you've probably heard of if you follow anime or video games. What began as an under-the-radar visual novel series has blossom...
To call the end of Danganronpa "shocking" would be an understatement! Jacob Chapman takes on the controversial final chapter in this SPOILER-FREE review. ― Prior to the release of this (second?) conclusion to the main Danganronpa trilogy, series creator Kazutaka Kodaka was emphatic in several interviews that this "new semester" would be completely open to newcomers. While it would bring closure to th...
Moriko Morioka, 30 years old, single, unemployed. A dropout from reality. Seeking a place of respite, she arrives in the world of the worldwide web. ― Recovery of an MMO Junkie Official Website: http://netoju.com Official Twitter: @netoju_anime Introduction Characters Cast & Staff Gallery Premiere Date: October 10, 2017 (JST) Key Staff Director: Kazuyoshi Yaginuma ("Bokurano"(TV) as episode director...
Why is something as risqué as S&M such an easy go-to for comedy even in family-friendly anime? Justin Sevakis has the answers. ― Brandi asked: what is up with anime and the S&M fetish? I'm not talking about hentai. It mostly comes out in the form of one of the men on the show turning out to be some kind of over the top masochist. I've seen this joke over an over again. Most recently in D-Frag! and i...
Gabriella Ekens revisits the classic shojo romcom on blu-ray, and Paul Jensen breaks down this week's huge heap of new releases! ― We've got a pretty wide variety of new releases this week, which means we also have a whole lot of options to explore. Let's jump right into it! Welcome to Shelf Life. Jump to this week's review: Fruits Basket On Shelves This Week Crusher Joe - OVA Collection DVD Discote...
This adaptation of the award-winning manga about karuta is finally available to own in a fancy special edition box! Bamboo Dong explores just what makes this series so special. ― On paper, Chihayafuru would probably be considered a sports anime. The characters spend most of their time training for, talking about, and playing sports. And most of the action and tension revolve around the outcome of spo...
Ohba and Obata's newest manga thriller expands its cast and slips into a comfortable rhythm for its second volume. Nick Creamer dives in. ― Platinum End's first volume established a cheekily cynical platform for a thriller. Opening with our suicidal hero Mirai, it proposed a scenario where twelve human candidates for godhood would have to fight it out, each of them blessed with some mix of angelic po...
When a manga's art is too complex to animate or a series has been on the air for a long time, artistic changes are bound to arise. Here are seven of the most striking shifts in a character's style. ― The transition from manga to anime isn't always a seamless process. Projects hire character designers to reinterpret static artwork into something that can be animated in a manageable way. This can mean...
This isekai adventure takes a turn for the slimy as its protagonist enters a fantasy world in perhaps the worst form possible. Theron Martin has the details. ― Isekai stories are pervasive in the Japanese light novel market these days, and stories where the world-jumping involves reincarnation with mind and memories intact are swiftly becoming more popular. We've already seen some odd twists on that ...
It's an original anime by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and famous actor Jaden Smith, along with a celebrity voice cast. What could possibly go wrong? Mike Toole investigates Netflix's latest original. ― They finally did it, folks: they animated Jaden Smith's Twitter account. That was what I thought after hearing Smith's character, Kaz, unwind the first of many bizarre pronouncements, in a bid...
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Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! ― ANNCast Episode 306 - Nap Squad Zac and Jacob tackle Kenji Kamiyama's Napping Princess, plus the end of summer anime, new movies, and plenty of your questions! You can listen to the show on our player here, direct-download the MP3 version here, check out the show on Stitc...