Columns - June 2016
- Answerman - Why Does Fanservice For Girls Get So Much Blowback? ()
- Vice & Luna - #3 ()
- Answerman - How Will Brexit Affect The UK Anime Market? ()
- Shelf Life - Medaka Box ()
- The List - 7 Horrible Girlfriends ()
- ANNCast - Kiznaiver Fight ()
- Answerman - How Is Anime Transported To Other Countries? ()
- The X Button - Interview: Grand Kingdom ()
- Answerman - Why Is Liking Kids' Stuff Such A Bad Thing? ()
- Vice & Luna - #1 ()
- Vice & Luna - #2 ()
- ANNCast - You're In The Game Show ()
- Answerman - Why Are Bishonen More Popular Than Beefy Guys? ()
- Shelf Life - 8 Man After ()
- The List - 6 Anime to Watch With Your Dad ()
- Answerman - Why Don't DVDs On Demand Work For Anime? ()
- The X Button - Interview: One Piece: Burning Blood ()
- Answerman - What Is A "Minimum Guarantee?" ()
- Answerman - How Bad Is Bullying In Japan? ()
- Shelf Life - Azumanga Daioh ()
- The Mike Toole Show - Shirobako Prime ()
- The List - 8 Horrible Boyfriends ()
- ANNCast - Zack Davisson's World of Yokai ()
- Answerman - Why Isn't Gundam Bigger In America? ()
- The X Button - First Impressions: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator ()
- Answerman - Why Were Some Animation Techniques Banned? ()
- Answerman - Why Is Animation Only For Kids In The US? ()
- Shelf Life - Dororo ()
- The List - 7 Genre Trends of 2016 So Far ()
- ANNCast - Super Lovers 64 ()
- Answerman - Why Do Anime Movies Play On Weeknights? ()
- The X Button - First Impressions: Kirby: Planet Robobot ()
- Answerman - When Did Cosplay Start? ()
James Beckett reaches the memorable conclusion of Hachiman's unexpectedly romantic adventures, while Paul Jensen breaks down all this week's new anime releases. ― As I write this introduction, it's late at night and the people in the apartment next door are blasting music loud enough to rival a karaoke bar. I'll probably end up dealing with the problem in a civilized manner, but part of me really wa...
If a show was produced in a low resolution and has to be "upscaled" to HD, is it worth buying the HD version? Justin gets into the details. ― Patrick asked: I have a very simple question. Are blu-ray upscales of shows that have been out on dvd for years (I.E. Gungrave, Fate/stay night, etc) worth the money? Does the upscaling actually make a big enough difference to justify another purchase to see a...
This kid-friendly monster adventure may please the preschool set, but it's hard to see older fans of the franchise getting much out of it. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― Spun off from the Monster Hunter game franchise's Stories game, Monster Hunter Stories RIDE ON is very squarely aimed at a young audience. That's not because it features a core group of twelve-year-olds as its protagonists, but...
This daring and unique horror anthology offers outstanding thrills that can be a little disorienting. Lynzee Loveridge gets into the nitty-gritty of this unusual series. ― Samson's long hair gave him the unsurpassed strength. Scottish folklore dictates that if a bird steals your cut hair for nesting, it means your imminent death. Long, cascading hair is wildly associated with femininity and the subje...
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...
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...