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Will Sword Art Online: Alicization Change Minds? Will Sword Art Online: Alicization Change Minds?

Sword Art Online is a real oddity within the anime community. There are only a handful of other stories that have received its level of lavishing praise and simultaneously garnered as much vitriolic hate. I’ll mention that I’m on the side that believes Reki Kawahara had the writing ability of a crusty bottle of…

How Overlord Utilizes the Overpowered Protagonist How Overlord Utilizes the Overpowered Protagonist

One of the most prominent trends in Japanese culture over the past several years has been the isekai/tensei genre. A specific take on the classic fantasy story where the protagonist finds themselves in an alternate world somehow. In a large majority of these stories, its main appeal centers around a power fantasy of…

J-Novel Club Titles to Try J-Novel Club Titles to Try

Update [4/3/17]: Added Bluesteel Blasphemer

A Workable Definition of Anime A Workable Definition of Anime

As early as Nickelodeon’s seminal Avatar: The Last Airbender, and as recently as the dustup over the music video for Porter Robinson’s and Madeon’s “Shelter,” anime has constantly contended with the age-old question: Just what is anime, really? Well, we might finally have a satisfactory answer to point towards.

A Cautionary Case Against More Haruhi A Cautionary Case Against More Haruhi

Part of the fanfare of the ten year anniversary for the Haruhi series came earlier in the year with the news that Funimation licensed the main series/the spin offs and later the film. As all hype trains run through the station that is “sequel buzz” whenever an endeared franchise gets a big name licensing, Haruhi was…

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol. 6 - Light Novel Review Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol. 6 - Light Novel Review

Though a near endless Labyrinth lies beneath the streets of the great city of Orario, filled to overflowing with all manner of deadly creatures, it is far from being the most immediate threat faced by the people walking the surface. For when two familia meet in all-out war, it is the alleyways and rooftops that become…

A Review of The Asterisk War Vol. 1 Light Novel A Review of The Asterisk War Vol. 1 Light Novel

Ayato Amagiri was already worried about having to compete with other super powered students on the school-city of Asterisk, but his first challenge will be contending with one fiery princess.

AniTAY Drop: 6/14/2016 to 6/20/2016 AniTAY Drop: 6/14/2016 to 6/20/2016

There are some thing that make you say “What the heck!” when you see it. A show airing this season, Big Order, has plenty of these moments… Just watch episode 3 and you’ll have seen enough strange scenes to last you a lifetime.

AniTAY Drop: 6/7/2016to 6/13/2016 AniTAY Drop: 6/7/2016to 6/13/2016

BEEEEEEEES!!!! Just whenever these flying scourges of the sky appear in any medium, they then to make anything better… for people not around the bees.

AniTAY Drop: 5/31/2016 to 6/6/2016 AniTAY Drop: 5/31/2016 to 6/6/2016

With the end of may I just remembered something. It’s nearly summer and where I live, it feels like Solar from Star Fox 64. The only upside to my situation is that I can still get wifi from my basement.

AniTAY Drop: 5/24/2016 to 5/30/2016 AniTAY Drop: 5/24/2016 to 5/30/2016

I had no idea that Alvin Earthworm rebooted Super Mario Bros Z. I remember watching the original back in the day and loving it. The fight animation, the fight direction, and the music in the series simply amazing and I’m glad the series is back.

AniTAY Drop: 5/17/2016 to 5/23/2016 AniTAY Drop: 5/17/2016 to 5/23/2016

Man I’ve been having one of those weeks where you have so many things you want to do, but neither have the time or time management skills to do everything…

Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol. 5 - Light Novel Review Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Vol. 5 - Light Novel Review

The labyrinth city of Orario is still abuzz with rumors of the Little Rookie, all while Bell is doing his best to keep his focus on making progress within the dungeon. With the addition of Welf, Bell’s party is finally ready to enter the middle levels, but as prepared as they may be, the dungeon is a dangerous place…

AniTAY Drop: 5/10/2016 to 5/16/2016 AniTAY Drop: 5/10/2016 to 5/16/2016

So I finally caught up with My Hero Academia and I just realized that Bakugo is basically a Brachydios… I kinda want to compare all the characters in MHA to Monster Hunter monsters.

AniTAY Drop: 5/3/2016 to 5/9/2016 AniTAY Drop: 5/3/2016 to 5/9/2016

Junji Ito is probably one of the best horror mangakas that I know of. The way he frames and envisions his drawings are so gripping that certain scenes in his mangas will stick with you for ages. If you’ve read some of Ito’s works, what are some of your favorite scenes from his works? If you haven’t read his works, I…

AniTAY Drop: April 26, 2016 to 5/2/2016 AniTAY Drop: April 26, 2016 to 5/2/2016

I have to admit Tetsuo Araki really knows how to make a fun anime. I started watching Death Note recently and holly moly is it fun. I kind of want to check out some of his other works now… excluding Guilty Crown.

AniTAY Drop: April 19, 2016 to April 25, 2016 AniTAY Drop: April 19, 2016 to April 25, 2016

I’ve never fully watched Infinite Stratos until last week and I can say that I’m glad I watched it dubbed. A mediocre dub made a mediocre show mildly better.

AniTAY Drop: April 11, 2016 to April 18, 2016 AniTAY Drop: April 11, 2016 to April 18, 2016

I freaking love the manga/anime subreddit. They come up with some amazing gifs.

AniTAY Drop: April 4, 2016 to April 10, 2016 AniTAY Drop: April 4, 2016 to April 10, 2016

It’s the second week of spring and I an definitively say that this is one of the best seasons of anime I’ve seen in a while. What’re your impressions of this season so far?

AniTAY Drop: March 29, 2016 to April 3, 2016 AniTAY Drop: March 29, 2016 to April 3, 2016

It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, it’s April Fools day! The day were many false announcements are made. Wait, you were thinking about the new Spring anime season?

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