Yuri!!! on Ice Jan28

Yuri!!! on Ice

Yuri!!! on Ice by Jack Allistar Let me get this out in the open: I am not the target audience for this show. I do not like sports anime. I do not like implicit homoerotic anime, and I especially do not like homoerotic sports anime. Free! bored me to tears from the first moment that one...

Osomatsu-san Aug17

Osomatsu-san

Osomatsu-san By Jack Allistar If somebody told me that Princess Knight or Astro Boy was getting a comedy-based reboot, I would shoot that messenger so fast they’d cry bullets. As a rule, I tend to avoid reboots, especially of cartoons. Right now, we’re finding ourselves in an era...

Fanime 2016 Jul06

Fanime 2016

Fanime is a frightening jungle of despair and fandom, hence the name. It’s almost a cruel joke, how the name of the convention itself says “F*** Anime!” Every Memorial Day weekend, San Jose is plagued by the most cringeworth fans this side of the bay area, yet I’m...

Remember Satoru Iwata Jul30

Remember Satoru Iwat...

Remember Satoru Iwata By Jack Dalton Allistar View image | gettyimages.com On July 11th, 2015, the gaming industry lost a figurehead as unique as the company he led. Satoru Iwata, global President of Nintendo from the Gamecube era to Wii U, died from complications of a bile duct growth....

Protagonists to Villains: Anime Heroes That Would Rock as Villains Jan15

Protagonists to Vill...

Protagonists to Villains: Anime Heroes That Would Rock as Villains by Jack Dalton Allistar Ahh, the heroes of anime. They’re always so…good. But what about the “heroes” off the beaten path? The world of anime would be a very dull place without them. They’re ruthless, unpredictable, and...