Cowboy Bebop Jun18

Cowboy Bebop

Anime Review: Cowboy Bebop Review by: Max Vader Fantastic soundtrack. Amazing characters. Gateway series. Masterpiece. These are only a few of the praises heaped upon Sunrise’s 1998 animated classic Cowboy Bebop, which was directed by the now legendary Shinichiro Watanabe. I don’t think I am...

Noses in Anime May18

Noses in Anime

Not just good for keeping glasses from slipping: Noses in Anime Written by: Max Vader If you are a regular listener of The Other Side, you are no doubt aware of what Cody is calling “Vader’s Law”. For those of you who are not familiar with it, this “law” of anime arose from my personal...

Putting the “Hero” in Hirohito: Anime and Japanese History May14

Putting the “Hero” i...

Putting the “Hero” in Hirohito: Anime and Japanese History by Max Vader Assuming your diet doesn’t primarily consist of Pocky, Sake and Oda Nobunaga’s dick, you are most likely aware that Japan is not exactly the greatest country in the world, nor has it ever been. Nobody is more aware of...

Strike Witches 2 May03

Strike Witches 2

Review: Strike Witches 2 by: Max Vader Little girls use flying machines on their legs to battle aliens – that is the basic premise of Strike Witches 2, the sequel to the first season of Strike Witches produced by AIC. The franchise is based on magazine illustrations by Humikane Shimada. The...

The Weeaboos Were Right: How Japanese Anime is Superior to Western TV Jan27

The Weeaboos Were Ri...

The Weeaboos Were Right: How Japanese Anime is Superior to Western TV by Max Vader No, this title is not disingenuous clickbait meant to get as many views as possible – this is A3K, not Kotaku. I can understand how one would get that impression, though. After all, we on The Other Side have...