Columns - December 2010
- Now Streaming: Rideback 1-12 (s) ()
- Hey, Answerman! - Out With The Old ()
- Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Video Girl Ai ()
- Togainu no Chi Final Episode Stream Delayed ()
- Now Streaming: Spice and Wolf II 1-12 (sub) ()
- Brain Diving - The NHK Took My Baby Away ()
- Astro Toy - Luka Megurine Figma ()
- US Premiere: Oreimo 12 - My Little Sister's Advice Can't End Here (Good End) ()
- Hey, Answerman! - Merry Holidaymas ()
- Now Streaming: Heaven's Lost Property 1-13 (sub) ()
- Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2010-12-22 ()
- US Premiere: togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~ 11: Augment of Evil / convict (s) ()
- Now Streaming: Parasite Dolls dub/sub (NSFW) ()
- The X Button - Cat's Cradle ()
- ANNCast Holiday Special II Part Two ()
- Brain Diving - Youth Brigade: Clearing up the Tokyo Youth Ordinance Bill ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Not Love But Delicious Ninjas ()
- Shelf Life - Car Talk ()
- Now Streaming: Strike Witches (TV Cut) 1-2 dub/1-12 sub ()
- The Mike Toole Show - A Very Anime Christmas ()
- US Premiere: Oreimo 11: My Little Sister Can't Be This Maid (s) ()
- Hey, Answerman! - The Man With The Power ()
- Video: New Funimation Dubs Posted: Regios, Initial D 2nd Stage ()
- Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Guru Guru Pon-Chan ()
- Now Streaming: Super Milk Chan 1-12 dub/sub ()
- US Premiere: togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~ 10: Bound Pulse / il re (s) ()
- The X Button - Rise Above ()
- Now Streaming: Gunslinger Girl: Il Tetrino 1-2 dub, 1-12+ OAVs 1-2 sub ()
- Brain Diving: Otaku, Where Art Thou? ()
- ANNCast Holiday Special II Part One ()
- Shelf Life - Radio City Rockets ()
- Astro Toy - Play Arts Kai Ichigo Kurosaki ()
- US Premiere: Oreimo 10: My Little Sister Can't Be Cosplaying Like This ()
- Hey, Answerman! - Modern Guilt ()
- Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Battle Angel Alita ()
- US Premiere: Togainu no Chi ~Bloody Curs~ 9: Chemical Control / bond (s) ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2010-12-08 ()
- Now Streaming: Negima! (1st TV series) 1-26s/1-4d ()
- The X Button - Ghost in the Game ()
- Brain Diving: The Men Who Stare at Zaregoto ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - AyaK-ON! ()
- Video: New Funimation Dubs Posted (again) ()
- Shelf Life - Under the Sea ()
- The Mike Toole Show - Anime In Three Dimensions ()
- US Premiere - Oreimo 9 ()
- ANNCast - Chase Tale ()
- Hey, Answerman! - Thanksgiving Leftovers ()
- Jason Thompson's House of 1000 Manga - Ginga Legend Weed ()
- Now Streaming: Beck - Mongolian Chop Squad 1-26 (s)/1-4(d) ()
- The X Button - Shadow of a Ninja ()
- US Premiere: Togainu no chi ~Bloody Curs~ 8 (s) ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2010-12-01 ()
Sentai heroes look cool when they power up and magical girls transform with grace and beauty, but some magical metamorphoses are less comfortable to watch. These six examples are just plain weird. ― Let's talk about magical girl transformations for a minute. The first things that come to mind are sparkles, ribbons, cheery music, and maybe a few poses that only the most experienced gymnast could pull...
This sweet yet relatable yuri series continues as the girls' relationships deepen and come into greater conflict. Rebecca Silverman gets into the good stuff. ― Time marches on, and with it comes new worries. The previous volume of Hiromi Takashima's Kase-san and… yuri series had the girls coping with the idea of being separated after they graduate from high school – Yamada had always planned to follo...
After a high-profile spotlight in the new spring anime Golden Kamuy, some readers are curious to know more about Japan's Ainu population. Justin is happy to oblige! ― Eric asked: I'd watched the first episode of Golden Kamuy, and that anime and even its original manga had mentioned about the people of Ainu in Japan in which I know they're somewhat similar to the Native American Indians in the Americ...
With one enormous smash hit after another, it's hard to overstate just how big a year 1998 was for anime - thankfully, Daryl Surat is here to run down the biggest and brightest hits of that spectacular year. ― We've reached the point now where multiple generations of anime fans have relied on the Internet as their primary means of organization and interaction, to the point where they accept it as giv...
This movie offers a pleasant but nonessential side quest for anyone who misses spending time with the Hunter x Hunter gang. Nick Creamer has the details. ― With the Hunter x Hunter manga on consistent hiatus and the future of its anime adaptation even less certain, an anime-original tie-in film like Phantom Rouge can feel almost like a kind of narrative life support. I love Gon and Killua and their f...
This series galloped into the new season with a truly bizarre premise that hasn't yet drawn much attention. We make hay about this uniquely equine sports/idol show while it's still sitting pretty in the spotlight. ― Uma Musume Pretty Derby galloped into the new season with a truly bizarre premise that hasn't yet drawn much attention. This week, Nick and Micchy make hay about this uniquely equine spor...
A few fun questions for Shigefumi Shingaki, long-tenured animation director for Luffy and the straw hats and the man behind that incredible Strong World OVA! ― Toei Animation director Shigefumi Shingaki's resume of animation work might appear a bit short at first glance. He cut his teeth on Doraemon and picked up key animation work on series ranging from Dragon Ball GT to Air Master. Don't let the sh...
Amidst an absolutely punishing amount of Sega news, Heidi finds time to finally catch up with Kirby's latest adventure. The verdict, plus all of this week's explosive game news! ― Here I was thinking this was going to be another pretty lazy week for gaming news. Then everything happened. Where do we even start? Well, let's look at a company near and dear to my heart: SEGA ANNOUNCES SO, SO MUCH This w...
This absurd action comedy about the most fanservice-fueled sport in the world is finally available in a limited edition stuffed with goodies. James Beckett dives into the curvaceous world of Keijo!!!!!!!! ― To determine whether or not to invest time and money in Keijo!!!!!!, you need only to ask yourself if you like: Exceedingly silly and completely over-the-top sports showdowns Animated boobs Animat...
One Piece shows up every week without fail, but there are gaps between seasons in My Hero Academia. What gives? Justin explains it all. ― Emily asked: I've been wondering why some anime have gaps of a year or more between seasons and others have gaps of a few months or just continue for long periods of time. I've also noticed that the number of long running series (especially those with lots of fill...
The president of Japan's most famous 3DCG animation house goes in-depth on the future of his art form, what Netflix means for the industry, and much much more. ― When it comes to 3D anime in Japan, there are few names more notable than Polygon Pictures. After producing award-winning action TV series for American TV, like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Transformers Prime, they started producing anime f...
This sequel to My-HiME isn't as beloved as its predecessor, but it still has plenty of its own charm to offer. Theron Martin has the details. ― My-Otome is the 2005 follow-up to 2004's My-HiME. For most of its run, it appears to be an alternate-world version of My-HiME, where the original cast is transplanted into a new setting but with different lesser roles, but details later in the series' run sug...
The fourth Digimon Adventure tri. film can be yours. Shout! Factory is giving away 3 Blu-ray/DVD copies of Digimon tri.: Loss each to three lucky winners! ― The fourth Digimon Adventure tri. film can be yours. Shout! Factory is giving away 3 Blu-ray/DVD copies of Digimon Adventure tri.: Loss to three lucky winners! Synopsis Loss picks up where Confession left off! The DigiDestined must try to reconn...
GKIDS is giving a way a pair of tickets to three lucky winners each to the screening of The Cat Returns! ― GKIDS is back with the second of the nine Ghibli Fest 2018 films. Journey through the Cat Kingdom with THE CAT RETURNS. As a special treat, we are giving away a pair of tickets each to our 3 lucky winners! Synopsis From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of My Neighbor Totoro and the Academy...