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Franxxly Disappointing: Darling in the Franxx and the Neglection of Narrative Structure Franxxly Disappointing: Darling in the Franxx and the Neglection of Narrative Structure

Darling in the Franxx is the new anime created by Studio Trigger (Kill La Kill, Kiznaiver) and A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Anohana, From the New World), directed by Atsushi Nishigori (The Idolm@ster). A mecha series set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the series centres on pairs of children that emotionally…

Instruments Taken to Heart Instruments Taken to Heart

I finished watching the first season of Hibike! Euphonium (響け! ユーフォニアム) yesterday and I’m pleased to say I enjoyed the second half of the season as much as the first. The show has some of the pleasure found in the first half of The Red Shoes, watching this group of characters working hard for their art. Although there…

Muv-Luv: The Ani-TAY Review Muv-Luv: The Ani-TAY Review

Today I’m reviewing Muv-Luv, a visual novel developed by âge. On the surface, this game is a slice-of-life romantic comedy and it makes no excuses for itself. Under the hood though, this game is really something entirely different, and it’s very aware of this.

Bankruptcy and Gawker Media: It May Not Mean What You Think It Means Bankruptcy and Gawker Media: It May Not Mean What You Think It Means

How many of you drive a GM Vehicle or even yet still see a GM commercial every now and then? I bring this up because GM is one of many corporations still active today that has gone through Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. When people think Bankruptcy they generally think liquidation, whereby assets are sold off piece by piece,…

Anime North's Cosplay Onslaught, 2016 Anime North's Cosplay Onslaught, 2016

North America’s second largest anime convention, Anime North, was last weekend and over 30000 anime fans joined the fun. Among them were endless hordes of cosplayers showing off their efforts. Though it was impossible to capture them all, AniTAY has collected an assortment of those that caught our eyes. Enjoy.

April Fool's Day 2016: Amazon to Boost Exposure for Iron Fortress and Noitamina Purchase by Announcing Attack on Titan Crossover (UPDATED) April Fool's Day 2016: Amazon to Boost Exposure for Iron Fortress and Noitamina Purchase by Announcing Attack on Titan Crossover (UPDATED)

Inside sources suggest that top Amazon management executives are alarmed by the negative internet response towards their acquisition of exclusive distribution rights for Fuji Television’s popular Noitamina anime content. There is worry that the backlash, in tandem with the already narrower availability of the flagship…

Make Anime Great Again with The Drumpf Make Anime Great Again with The Drumpf

Anime is the best, but since Cowboy Bebop ended, Japan has failed. In fact, it’s in the worst state it’s ever been since moe took over. Thankfully, there is one man so unencumbered by logic and knowledge, and so unfettered by decorum and morality, that he knows how to fix it.

The Spring 2016 Anime Sequel Guide The Spring 2016 Anime Sequel Guide

The Spring 2016 anime season is on its way and coming along with it is a fair amount of sequels. You may ask, “What are these returning shows, and what do I need to watch in order to catch up?” This article will serve as a guide, answering those questions and more.

Pokémon and the End of Life Pokémon and the End of Life

This is a post I never imagined I’d be writing and I hope to Arceus that as few of you as possible are experiencing or have experienced the emotions fuelling this post. Moreover, if you know of anyone—or even think that somebody—might be feeling trapped in the void of failure or whatever, please reach out to them. Let…

How Pokémon Saved My Life: Disability and Gaming; Pokémon and Living How Pokémon Saved My Life: Disability and Gaming; Pokémon and Living

Hello there! Welcome to the world of Pokémon! My name is Nomadic Dec!

AniTAY’s Top 10 Anime of 2015 AniTAY’s Top 10 Anime of 2015

We at Ani-TAY have watched the hundreds of anime 2015 had to offer and are now here to present what we think were the best. This has been an amazing year for the industry, making it hard to narrow it down, but after collaborating between 24 of our most dedicated authors we’ve made a list that represents us as a whole.

The Winter 2016 Anime Sequel Guide The Winter 2016 Anime Sequel Guide

The new year is on its way and among many things, that means the first anime season of the year is also coming. You might have a few shows you’re interested in, but what if one of those is a sequel? What do you need to watch to get caught up? Well look no further because this guide will tell you everything you need to…

The Visual Novel Franchise that Inspired Attack on Titan is on Kickstarter (Update: Funded!) The Visual Novel Franchise that Inspired Attack on Titan is on Kickstarter (Update: Funded!)

Muv-Luv, the visual novel franchise that inspired Attack on Titan a decade ago, is now on Kickstarter to be officially localized in English for the first time. Muv-Luv Alternative, one of the novels to be localized, is considered by Japanese and western audiences to be one of the greatest visual novels in history.

The Fall 2015 Anime Sequel Guide The Fall 2015 Anime Sequel Guide

The Fall 2015 anime season is just around the corner. You probably have a few shows that you plan to watch, but a sequel or two may have also caught your eyes. Unfortunately you’re not sure what you need to watch in order to catch up on those shows getting a sequel. No worries, I’ve got your back.

The 14 Anime of Summer 2015 You Should Be Watching

Every season, we at Ani-TAY get together and hash out what we think the standout shows currently airing are. We take into account such things as technical merit, innovation, consistency, and the number of female characters that get stupid designs, but the ultimate byline is “Do you think other people should be…

Talk It Out - Favorite convention stories.

Good afternoon all. Since I am going to a convention this weekend, I felt it would make a fun topic for a TIO to share convention stories. Since we are in communiites that celebrate sci-fi/fantasy, anime and gaming i’m sure we’ve all been to various cons over the years. And cons come with stories and unlike Vegas,…

Talk It Out - Regularly heard criticisms in fiction you can't stand. 

Hello everyone and welcome back to “Talk It Out”. This is the thread, where I, the rugged and handsome Mr. PartyBusDriver, throw out a topic of discussion. We will either get enlightened conversation or entertaining arguing. Either one is fine with me. Since we’re almost to the weekend, let’s close out the week with…

The Summer 2015 Anime Sequel Guide The Summer 2015 Anime Sequel Guide

It’s that time again, the time where the new anime season is just around the corner and you start asking yourself, “what shows do I need to catch up on before this new season hits?” I can answer that question for you. The following article will point out everything that you need to know about the sequels airing in the…

The Eleven Anime of Spring 2015 To Watch The Eleven Anime of Spring 2015 To Watch

The Ani-TAY collab is back with another edition for an excellent season. We’ve got 11 shows that you might want to check out, three of which are sequels. Come on by and see what we’ve got for you.

More Awesome Cosplay from Anime North 2015 More Awesome Cosplay from Anime North 2015

Hello again everyone! I’m back with some more great cosplay from this past weekend at Anime North. If you missed the first part, or my review of the con, you’ll find them below. I’ll also be back one final time with the last set of cosplayers. Enjoy!

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