Views - July 2014
- House of 1000 Manga - Danza and Tesoro ()
- Review: Spell of Desire GN 1 ()
- The X Button - Equal Crime ()
- Review: No Game, No Life Episodes 1-12 Streaming ()
- Review: Silver Spoon Sub.DVD ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Shining Wings ()
- Review: Ranma ½ Blu-Ray Set 2 ()
- The Mike Toole Show - What's The Criterion? ()
- The List - 7 Shuttered American Anime Companies ()
- Review: Say I Love You. GN 1 & 2 ()
- Answerman - I Am Not At SDCC ()
- Review: Dynasty Warriors Gundam Reborn ()
- Interview: Thomas Sirdey, Co-Founder, Japan Expo ()
- The X Button - Popular Mecha Nicks ()
- Review: One Week Friends Episodes 1-12 Streaming ()
- Interview: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods with Justin Cook, Chris Sabat, and Sean Schemmel ()
- Pile of Shame - Eiji ()
- Review: Knights of Sidonia ()
- ANNCast - Justin Time ()
- Shelf Life - Multiple Choice ()
- Review: Kill la Kill [Limited Edition] BD+DVD 1 ()
- Review: Kanojo ga Flag o Oraretara Complete Series Streaming ()
- Astro Toy - Chogokin Hello Kitty ()
- Answerman - In Search of Stability ()
- Review: The Battle Royale Slam Book Fanbook ()
- House of 1000 Manga - One Thousand and One Nights ()
- Exclusive Interview: The New English Language Cast of Sailor Moon ()
- The X Button - Temporal Tempers ()
- Review: Love Live! School Idol Project Season 2 ()
- The Summer 2014 Anime Preview Guide ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Judgement ()
- Shelf Life - All Thinking Men ()
- Review: Black Rose Alice GN 1 ()
- The Mike Toole Show - Mainstream Anime ()
- Review: School Days Sub.DVD ()
- Review: Mobile Suit Gundam Side Stories ()
- Answerman - Recovery ()
- House of 1000 Manga - Thermae Romae ()
- The X Button - Fragmentary ()
- Pile of Shame - Mermaid's Scar ()
- Review: Brynhildr in the Darkness ()
- ANNCast Live at Anime Expo 2014 ()
- The List - 7 Series Set in France ()
- Answerman - Teenage Party Weekend ()
- Review: Mazinger Z Sub.DVD Part 1 ()
- Review: World Is Still Beautiful Episodes 7 - 12 ()
- The X Button - Sweetness and Light ()
- Review: Chaika - The Coffin Princess season 1 ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Career Choices ()
- Review: Nobunaga The Fool 13 - 24 ()
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Here is your last chance to win a trip to Japan! Follow Kizuna AI as she talks about Japanese traits. ― Hello! I'm Kizuna AI, the (self-proclaimed) world's first YouTuber. I'm also the ambassador of the ‘Come to Japan’ campaign, which is organized by the Japan National Tourism Organization's (JNTO) New York office and designed to encourage everyone to come to Japan! First, I want to thank everyone w...
The classic 1987 anthology film finally comes to blu-ray, with a staggering amount of extras for diehard fans. Daryl Surat has the details. ― Many classic anime fans refer to a “golden age” of Japanese animation that roughly coincided with the peak of Japan's bubble economy from the 1980s through early 1990s, and perhaps no single title sums up that ideal more succinctly than 1987's Robot Carnival. E...
"Anime fandom is so much worse now than it was when I was just getting started!" is a common sentiment, but is there really any truth to it? Justin considers the angles. ― Marshmallow Cello asked: With how everything being divisive and politicized nowadays, how badly has the anime fandom been affected by this? I notice that certain groups among the fandom often clash with others over such hot topics...
Gabriella delves into this dark fantasy film from the creators of the classic Night on the Galactic Railroad, while Paul breaks down all this week's new anime releases. ― I've been watching Dagashi Kashi 2 this season, and it's been an interesting experience. I don't think I've ever seen such a character-focused comedy sideline its most recognizable protagonist for so many episodes in a row before. ...
Love Live Sunshine maintains the goofy appeal of its predecessor while simultaneously struggling to escape its shadow. Nick Creamer finds out how this next generation of idols stacks up to the original hit-makers. ― How do you follow up a megahit? After the first season of Love Live turned into a sales juggernaut, Sunrise initially followed it with a second season that was essentially “Love Live, but...
Theatrical anime poster art isn't just unbelievably cool, it's also a part of history. Mike takes us on a tour of his personal collection that doubles as a fascinating exploration of the form. ― Think of that moment when you realized that you weren't some dumb kid anymore; that revelation that you could no longer be truly carefree, but instead had to at least pretend to be a grown-up. I don't think i...
This uneven but often charming journey into first love and hot-blooded justice has finally arrived on blu-ray! Nick Creamer has the details on Imaishi's bite-sized creation. ― Hiroyuki Imaishi's name is almost synonymous with the Studio Trigger brand. After providing dynamic key animation and highlights like FLCL's manga sequences early in his career, he became the flagship director for Gainax's last...
150+ photos of Osaka's biggest anime event ― Spring is in the air in Osaka. The plum blossoms are at their peak in Osaka Castle Park, and the cherry blossoms should start blooming next week. And it's time again for Osaka's biggest anime event: the Nippombashi Street Festa. This year was the 14th festival, held in Den Den Town, Osaka's equivalent of the otaku paradise of Akihabara. For those unfamilia...
Many anime couples don't get even get the chance to confess their feelings, much less tie the knot, but at least these lovebirds managed to take the first step together. These are just seven of the best popped questions. ― Hey guys! I missed you over the last two weeks. I was laid up recovering from a minor medical procedure, but it let me both catch up on this season, last season, and marathon 50-s...
As the first novel in this spinoff series to go beyond the anime adaptation, this is recommended reading for transitioning between the two versions. Theron Martin explores this new content. ― With volume 5, the Sword Oratoria novel series mostly passes beyond the end of its anime adaptation, picking up as Loki Familia is returning to the surface from the climactic events of the anime's final episode;...
Andrew Partridge , founder of Europe's Anime Limited and the Scotland Loves Anime film festival drops by to share his history and insight into the world of European anime distribution. ― ANNCast Episode 324 - Scotland Loves Anime Andrew Partridge, founder of Europe's Anime Limited and the Scotland Loves Anime film festival drops by to share his history and insight into the world of European anime di...
Violet Evergarden and The Ancient Magus' Bride make their bids for the top of the heap as the race grows closer in the final weeks of the Winter season. Find out where your favorites rank! ― 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 t...