Views - August 2014
- Astro Toy - SH Figuarts Naruto ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Barakamon ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: DRAMAtical Murder ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Shōnen Hollywood - Holly Stage for 49 ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Rail Wars! ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Sabegebu! - Survival Game Club! ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Sword Art Online II ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Sailor Moon Crystal ()
- Review: Ringing Bell DVD ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Magimoji Rurumo ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Invaders of the Rokujyōma!? ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders ()
- The List - 6 Series Starring Aspiring Mangaka ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Aldnoah.Zero ()
- Review: Devils and Realist GN 1 ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Love Stage!! ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Bakumatsu Rock ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Free! Eternal Summer ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Black Butler: Book of Circus ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Locodol ()
- Answerman - Terrible People ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Persona 4 the Golden Animation ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Argevollen ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: GLASSLIP ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Naruto Shippuden ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Tokyo Ghoul ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Terror in Resonance ()
- Daily Streaming Reviews: Tokyo ESP ()
- Interview: Shinji Aramaki ()
- Review: Red Data Girl DVD ()
- ANNCast - In the Doghouse (ENG + JPN) ()
- ANNCast - In the Doghouse (ENG) ()
- The X Button - Tales to Admonish ()
- Review: Nekomonogatari White Sub.Blu-Ray ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Cooking Nightmare ()
- Review: Muramasa: Rebirth / Genroku Legends ()
- Shelf Life - Clone Wars ()
- Review: To Love Ru Darkness Sub.Blu-Ray ()
- The Mike Toole Show - Test Pilots ()
- Review: Arpeggio of Blue Steel GN 1 ()
- The List - 7 "Gateway" Anime Sure to Get Newbies Hooked ()
- Answerman - Nobody Loves The Weeaboo ()
- ANNCast - SuperN.E.R.D.S. ()
- Review: Karneval BD+DVD 1-4 ()
- House of 1000 Manga - Unico ()
- The X Button - Hive Finds ()
- Review: Review: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late ()
- Pile of Shame - The Enemy's The Pirates! ()
- Review: Terra Formars GN 1 ()
- Shelf Life - Popular Culture ()
- Review: anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day [Collector's Edition] BD+DVD ()
- Astro Toy - Figma Crystal Bowie ()
- Review: Cardfight!! Vanguard GN 1 ()
- The List - 7 TV Anime Affected by Japanese Censorship ()
- Review: Baby Steps Episodes 1-12 Streaming ()
- Answerman - Brighter Days ()
- Review: Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma GN 1 ()
- ANNCast - Parliament Funkadelic ()
- House of 1000 Manga - Zatch Bell ()
- Review: Dr. Slump: The Movies [Films 1-5] Sub.DVD ()
- RIGHT TURN ONLY!! - Love the One You're With ()
- Review: Accel World Novel 1 ()
- Review: Hetalia: The Beautiful World DVD ()
- Interview: May'n ()
- The Mike Toole Show - YAS Hands ()
- Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods ()
- The List - 7 Things You Didn't Know About Studio Ghibli ()
- Answerman - High On Life ()
- The X Button - Creature Features ()
- Review: Comic Artist and His Assistants Episodes 1-12 Streaming ()
- Pile of Shame - MARCO: 3,000 Leagues in Search of Mother ()
- Review: Blade & Soul ()
- Shelf Life - Flowers For Baudelaire ()
- Astro Toy - SH Figuarts Mario ()
- Review: Battle Royale: Angels' Border GN ()
- The List - Anime's 7 Most Dangerous Jobs ()
- Review: Kamen Rider Battride War II ()
- Answerman - Pain in the Neck ()
An in-depth behind-the-scenes look at Haoliners, the Chinese animation house that has aggressively entered the television anime market with some success, some failure, and a lot of ambition. ― It is often said that China has a huge impact on the Japanese anime industry. Although the Chinese government has had a habit of restricting access to anime titles even in recent years, the anime market in Chin...
After finally being released from Netflix jail, Children of the Whales turned out to be a much muddier viewing experience than anticipated. We discuss what went wrong for this ambitious fantasy series. ― After finally being released from Netflix jail, Children of the Whales turned out to be a much muddier viewing experience than anticipated. This week, Nick and Steve discuss what went wrong for this ...
Is this curious one-off story in the Fate canon worth your time? Gabriella Ekens weighs the pros and cons of this partial mobile game adaptation. ― If you're a fan of the Fate franchise, and maybe even if you aren't, you've probably heard of Fate/Grand Order. This mobile game is a recent installment in fate canon has been doing quite well for itself in both Japan and abroad, so it's no wonder that th...
People know what a voice actor and a voice director do, but rarely do they know the role of the ADR engineer, the secret MVP of the world of anime dubs. Justin files an appreciation of their craft. ― Roman asked: I was watching some of my favorite anime and noticed a title of ADR engineer in the credits. I'm somewhat familiar with the role of ADR director, voice actor and script writer in anime dubs...
The students of U.A. are finally coming back to team up against the growing League of Villains! Nicholas Dupree has your catch-up cram session for all things My Hero Academia as season three approaches. ― In just a couple weeks, My Hero Academia will be coming back for its third season, which promises to be even bigger and more explosive than its predecessors. There's a lot to anticipate for fans of ...
It took 8 years for a Ni no Kuni sequel to finally surface, and now that it's here, there's both good news and bad for this lavish Studio Ghibli-esque action RPG. ― Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was a bit too traditional for me. As a lover of RPGs and the films of Hayao Miyazaki, I figured it would be right up my alley. An RPG that looks and sounds like a real Studio Ghibli film is basically a...
Last week, Netflix released Studio Bones' ambitious new original sci fi anime. We take a deep dive into this dizzying blend of action, mystery, and body horror. ― Last week, Netflix released Studio Bones' ambitious new original sci fi anime, A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-. This week, Nick and Jacob take a deep dive into this dizzying blend of action, mystery, and body horror. Disclaimer: The views and opinio...
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Vice is pretty excited about his new cosplay. So are the local police. ―
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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...