Views - December 2009
- Review: Detroit Metal City GN 3 ()
- ANNCast Holiday Special Part II ()
- The X Button - Fine Time ()
- Review: El Cazador de la Bruja DVD Part 1 ()
- Shelf Life - Home Alone ()
- Review: Moribito DVDs 5-6 and 7-8 ()
- Review: Hunter x Hunter DVD Set 4 ()
- Now Streaming: Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid (Sub 1-13, dub 1-2) ()
- Review: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei GN 4 ()
- Review: Spice and Wolf DVD ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2009-12-24 ()
- ANNCast Holiday Special - Part I ()
- Review: Sgt. Frog DVD Season 1 Part 2 ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Ninjas of the Sea ()
- Interview: Mamoru Hosoda ()
- Now Streaming: Save Me! Lollipop! (Sub 1-13, dub 1-4) ()
- Shelf Life - Tears to Fears ()
- Review: Gundam 00 DVD Season 1 Part 3 ()
- Astro Toy with Rob Bricken: Marvel Bishojo Black Widow ()
- Review: Bamboo Blade DVD part 1 ()
- The Gallery - Becky Cloonan ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- Interview: Shiro Sasaki ()
- ANNCast - Hey, man, there's a Beveridge here! ()
- Buried Treasure - Cosmo Police JUSTY ()
- The X Button - Counting Down ()
- Interview: Tsuguhiko Kadokawa ()
- Review: Clannad After Story Sub.DVD 2 ()
- Now Streaming: Bamboo Blade (Sub 1-26, dub 1-4) ()
- Review: Naruto Shippūden DVD 1 ()
- Review: Dragon Ball DVD Season 2 Uncut Set ()
- Shelf Life - Ninja Nonsense ()
- Review: What a Wonderful World! GN 2 ()
- The Gallery - Rem ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- Review: Shonen Onmyouji DVD Boxset ()
- ANNCast - Right Stuffed! ()
- Review: Sgt. Frog DVD part 1 ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2009-12-09 ()
- The X Button - Dragon Chasing ()
- Now Streaming: Baccano! complete (bilingual) ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Three-For-One Piece ()
- Review: You're Under Arrest Second Season DVD Collection 1 ()
- Review: Honey and Clover DVD part 1 ()
- Shelf Life - Dragon Age ()
- Astro Toy with Rob Bricken: Revoltech Queen's Blade Nanael ()
- Review: Tears To Tiara Sub.DVD part 1 ()
- The Gallery - Hanjun Ni ()
- Hey, Answerman! ()
- Review: Ikigami GN 3 ()
- ANNCast - The Life and Kime of Geneon, USA ()
- Buried Treasure - Call Me Tonight ()
- Review: Blood+ Part 2 DVD ()
- The X Button - Do the Mario ()
- Anime News Nina! - 2009-12-02 ()
- Review: Tatakau Shisho Episodes 1-6 Streaming ()
- Review: Nabari no Ou DVD ()
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If it weren't for their physical resemblance, you'd never know these troublesome twins were related! This week's list is all about twins who are far more different than alike. ― This week's list is a rerun, but check back next week for a brand new list! Twins remain a topic that entertainment loves to revisit. Genetically identical people are used in horror to highlight fears of lack of individual i...
This manga's take on age gap romance is slightly more self-aware than its peers, delivering an interesting and complex premise. Rebecca Silverman has the details. ― At first glance, Takane & Hana looks like any one of a number of vaguely problematic shoujo romances. It features a sixteen-year-old heroine and a twenty-six-year-old hero, an overbearing romantic lead, and a host of power dynamic issues....
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There are some anime released in the US on VHS but never in any other format - are these (and others) worth tracking down? ― Robbie asked: I recently got into collecting records, and I feel like, although it's not as handy as digital music, there's small things about just the act of listening to them that I really enjoy. I wonder, if there's any feeling you get from watching anime the old fashioned ...
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Your favorite shows of the Winter 2018 season battle it out for supremacy on our list of weekly user rankings! ― Our team of reviewers are following 28 anime series of the Winter 2018 season and readers are rating each episode as the reviews go up. So let's have a look at what ANN readers consider the best (and worst) of the season. Keep in mind that these rankings are based on how people rated indi...
Fate/Apocrypha's second half has finally landed on Netflix to thrill fans with more twists, turns, and climactic battles. We discuss if this Great Holy Grail War wrapped up to their satisfaction. ― Fate/Apocrypha's second half has finally landed on Netflix to thrill fans with more twists, turns, and climactic battles. This week in anime, Nick and Steve discuss if this Great Holy Grail War wrapped up ...
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There's no escaping Marvel Comics, not even in Japan - but how popular are Thor and Hulk in a place already teeming with beloved, locally-grown superheroes? Justin gets into it. ― Sarah asked: Are American comics/movies popular in Japan? I know there have been some recent American Comic Book franchise adaptations into Anime like X-Men and Blade so there must be some interest I imagine, but how popul...
This irreverent and creative comedy will be a treat for fans of psychic-power-based absurdity. Rebecca Silverman breaks down what she loves about Saiki K's disastrous life. ― Poor Saiki. Just because he's got amazing, massive, psychic powers, he's forced to live a life much less quiet and based around consuming desserts than he wants. From the time he was born, Kusuo Saiki has been extraordinary – te...