Fixing Fanservice

Dean Talks Anime: Fixing Fanservice By Christopher Kinsey   Fanservice.  We’ve come to expect it as a kind of standard in today’s anime.  Not a season goes by without one or two titles explicitly shouting “Yarr, here be boobies!” and then the market being flooded with highly detailed...

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...

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...

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid Mar15

Miss Kobayashi’s Dra...

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid By Christopher Kinsey Crunchyroll has become a force in American anime distribution over the last eleven years.  It began as a place to “share” anime in 2006 and tapdanced around the legality of streaming at the time.  Buying ad space to promote itself, in 2009 it...

RE: Zero Feb28

RE: Zero

RE: Zero A review by Christopher Kinsey I figured this series was ruined for me from the get go.  The hype in anime circles was mostly about how, at the end, the protagonist chose the wrong girl.  I’ve never been one for “waifu politics” as I’ve been calling it, but the sheer amount of...