Otaku is the New Fur...

The Other Side goes into the disturbing (but oh so hilarious) parallels between Furries and the new generation of Otaku. In preparation of the upcoming “A Centaur’s Life” anime, one of the AO team members, Jackson Fall, decided to read the manga and was stunned by how...

ANN Riff: The Hidden Depths of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid May17

ANN Riff: The Hidden...

The Hidden Depths of Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid by Gabriel Peralta, Mar 17th 2017   And this is the text-based whooping of it done by Bonglorio That’s me, I’m Bonglorio. I’m named after my grandpa, he was a circus clown. My commentary is going to be in sexy italics. Headcanons...

The Lost Manga Artis...

Dean Talks Anime The Lost Manga Artists: Masamune Shirow By Christopher Kinsey There is something about the prolific manga artists of the 90s. There is a cycle of a successful or interesting series or two, then some lackluster animated features, and then the rest of one’s life is spent out in...

Michiko & Hatchin May13

Michiko & Hatch...

Michiko & Hatchin By Emily Myers   I have something of a love/hate relationship with female characters in anime. On the one hand, the medium is saturated with women that serve as little more than fetish material, as well as saucer-eyed girls devoid of any significant personality...

PR Nightmares

Sit back, relax and enjoy a Pepsi as The Other Side boys fly the crunchy skies of bad public relations! On this funderful episode of TOS, Cody, Max, and Andrew take a look at the unbelievable trainwreck that is the anime industry’s PR. From Crunchyroll’s embarrassing twitter to their PR guy...

Dragonmaidslayer

Nobody will stop talking about Ms. Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid, neither will the boys of The Other Side! In this week’s episode of The Other Side, the guys talk about that Dragon Maid show all the weebs and industry twitters are obsessed with. But what’s really in this show? Is it just an...

Diamond is Unbreakable (1999) Apr01

Diamond is Unbreakab...

Diamond is Unbreakable (1999) By Evan O I’ve reviewed some obscure anime before, but this one takes the cake. You may be familiar with Diamond is Unbreakable, the fourth part of the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure manga that received an anime adaptation last year. What you may not know is that this...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC Apr01

The Sinister Genius ...

The Sinister Genius of xxxHOLiC By Andrew Erickson     Recently, a friend and I discussed Lovecraftian horror, and particularly its latter-day torchbearers like Thomas Ligotti and Jeff VanderMeer. And while books like Authority might give readers a compelling look at the ways in...

The Spring Season Ha...

The boys of The Other Side give their takes on the spring anime season!     It’s another season overview, as the guys take a look at the spring anime season. Is this season another cesspool of moe garbage and uninspired crap, or are there some gems to be found here? Could anime...

The Afterlife is Ful...

Dean Talks Anime: The Afterlife is Full of Elves By Christopher Kinsey Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An otaku (or NEET) has triumphantly finished his latest nerdy deed and has decided to celebrate by venturing outside for a favorite snack or two from the convenience store. As he...