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...

The Good, The Bad and The Lolis: Children in Anime Jan07

The Good, The Bad an...

The Good, The Bad and The Lolis: Children in Anime It’s time for a subject very near to my gag reflex: The depiction of children in anime. Child characters are admittedly a hard thing to get right, but some of these nitwits in the anime industry are so bad at it, they probably could turn Mr....

Battle of the Genres: Romance, Harem and Hentai Dec12

Battle of the Genres...

Battle of the Genres: Romance, Harem and Hentai by Max Vader Let’s kick this off with a big one, shall we? In the following article I intend to show you that two of anime’s most popular genres are inherently trash and ruin every show made with them in mind. Furthermore, I will illustrate that...